NaturallyCurly: Please introduce yourself!

Chamallie Forrest: My name is Chamallie and I am a wife, a mommy to three little ones, and a beauty vlogger. 

NC: How and when did you start embracing your curls?

CF: I have always embraced and loved my curly hair! 

NC: What is your current routine?

CF: I keep it simple because I don’t like to abuse my hair with products as I’ve done in the past. I shampoo, condition and deep condition. I cowash twice a week and the rest of the time it’s shampoo and conditioner with a deep conditioning treatment once a week.

NC: So from start to finish, on a curly day, what’s your process?

CF: I shampoo and then apply my conditioner and brush it through. I do not use a wide tooth comb like most curly girls, as I find that it does not get every single hair. I use a large nylon bristle brush to distribute the conditioner, clip my hair up for the remainder of my shower, and finally rinse. I do not dry with a towel. I apply a dime sized amount of the conditioner I’ve just used in the shower as a leave-in and brush through my hair once again. I then part my hair with a comb, rake my fingers through to separate the curls and scrunch with a soft cotton t-shirt until my hair is no longer dripping. I always air dry.

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Claire Aviles


Claire Aviles is a graduate from Boston College, where she earned a BA in English with minors in Economics and in Music. She is the Marketing Events Coordinator at a software company in Boston and has been contributing to NaturallyCurly for over two years.

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