MichelleNaturallyCurly: Please introduce yourself!

Michelle Zimmer: Hello, my name is Michelle Zimmer. I am forty-three, I have three children, and I live in Bradford, Ontario.

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

MZ: I have always embraced my curly hair…it's way too much work to straighten it, and it looks better curly! 

NC: What's your current routine?

MZ: I wash my hair twice a week and use a Conair Shine Blow Dryer with a diffuser, never touching my curls, with my head upside down.

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

MZ:  On the days that I don't wash my hair, I will use a one-inch curling iron on a few curls to reduce frizz. 

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

MZ: I love to wear it wild and natural!

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

MZ: I have tried a ton of salon products and keep going back to Got2B from the drug store. I love the deep hydration that it gives my hair! I also love my Conair dryer and wiggo diffuser. 

NC: What about your hair stylist?

MZ: My hair is medium length. I would love to grow it longer but every stylist always says, "I'll take one inch off " and ends up cutting it shorter each time. 

NC: Do you color your hair?

MZ: My hair is light blonde. I go to the salon for low lights and I color my roots at home--it's too expensive to always head to the salon! 

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

MZ: I pull all my hair on top of my head and loosely tie it with a scrunchie. Then, in the morning, I release it and pow! looks just as good as yesterday. 

MichelleNC: What reaction did you get when you first decided to go natural? 

MZ: I have always worn my hair natural. Once in a blue moon, the hair dresser will straighten it, but no one really likes it.

NC: What is the best thing about being curly?

MZ: Curly hair is so easy and free. I wish that more young girls would get rid of the flat iron and embrace their natural curls! 

NC: How does having curly hair impacts your life?

MZ: People often give me compliments and say they love my hair. It makes me feel great.

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

MZ: Put down the flat iron and let your natural hair flow...it's who you are! Love yourself and your curly hair. The bigger your hair the better!