NaturallyCurly: Please introduce yourself!

Laura: My name is Laura. I’m twenty-nine and I’m an Italian girl.

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

Laura:  I have always had natural curls, especially Type 3C from the ages 14 to 16. When I was seventeen, I relaxed my hair because all of my friends had straight hair. I wore my hair straight until I was 18 or 19.  Then I decided that I didn’t want relaxed hair anymore; I noticed that my hair had lost its curl and realized that I look better with my natural, curly hair. Now I love my Type 3B curls!

NC: What’s your current routine?

Laura: I’m currently using a natural shampoo, Lavera Rose Milk Repair Shampoo, and Splend’Or Coconut Conditioner. Once a week I make a deep conditioner with coconut oil (100% natural”> or a karité mask. As far as styling products go, I usually use aloe vera gel (Zuccari, 100% natural”> or for special occasions the Sunsilk Cream. I trim my hair once a year.

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

Laura: I usually wash and condition my hair in the evening. I begin to detangle my hair with a brush with large teeth while my conditioner is still in and then rinse. After patting the excess water out of my hair, I’ll finger comb gel or cream into my curls. Once a week after shampoo I use a karité mask or a coconut deep conditioner before shampooing. On days that I don’t wash my hair, I will sometimes wet my hair a bit to revitalize my curls.

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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