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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NC: What are your must-have products and tools?

CF: I need a deep conditioner and my brush to properly detangle. I am loving all Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy products. I have tried five different formulas so far and they are fantastic! I plan on trying the rest of the product line as well.

NC: What are your favorite hairstyles to wear with your curls?

CF:  I love to let my hair be wild and free. About 90% of the time my curls are loose, but I will put it in a ponytail once in a blue moon. 

NC: What do you do at nighttime for your hair?

CF: I massage my scalp with Pura D'or Argan Oil and then distribute it from root to tip.

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NC: What is the best thing about being curly?

CF: Being a Guyanese woman, my curls definitely set me apart. Most of the women from my country have straight hair. I don't know how I got so lucky. I love the constant compliments and the best ones are when people think I use a curling iron!

NC: What would you tell others to encourage them to embrace their curls?

CF: My favorite phrase…DON'T FIGHT THE FRIZZ! A little bit of frizz is healthy. Don't kill yourself trying to tame every single bit you find. Embrace your beautiful curls and stop relaxing/straightening them. 

I also HATE to see that wet crunchy look because too much gel/mousse/hairspray is used. My hair has it's moments and I embrace every part of it. Curl patterns from wavy to kinky-curly can be unruly and unpredictable but always beautiful. I prefer my hair to have more volume which usually means more frizz but I love it.

NC: Tell us about your current and upcoming projects!

CF: I have a fan page on Facebook that focuses on health, beauty and female empowerment that I am working on growing each day. I also just ventured out into the world of YouTube and I am working very hard on getting more exposure and growing my channel by getting more subscribers. I just created a new fitness/weight loss support group as well. I am also working on my very own website where I will incorporate all the things that keep me busy such as being a wife, mom, interior decorator and beauty blogger/vlogger. I wear a lot of hats but each venture is equally as important because I'm equally passionate about all of them.

You can find me on Facebook or on YouTube

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