I have always been natural and the reactions are mixed. Some love it, others constantly ask why I don't give in and straighten it.
Gloria: My name is Gloria. I am thirty-one years old and the mother of a ten-year-old girl.
NC: How and when did you start embracing your curls?
Gloria: I have always embraced my curls, but I only recently learned to enjoy them.
NC: What's your current routine?
Gloria: I wash my hair 3-4 times a week and I leave in the conditioner for as long as possible (usually twenty minutes). I like to switch up my products every now and then; I am currently using Herbal Essences Hydra-licious Shampoo and Conditioner.
NC: From start to finish, on a curly day, what's your process?
Gloria: Pretty simple...I wash and condition, then use L'Oreal Everstyle Free Curl Defining Gel and sometimes I add Suave Moroccan Argan Styling Gel. I always air dry my hair.
NC: What are your favorite hairstyles to wear?
Gloria: I like to leave my hair down and loose, but occasionally I'll wear it in a ponytail.
NC: What are your must-have products and tools?
Gloria: One of my must-have products is a good conditioner (a favorite is Mixed Chicks leave-in, which is also a great curl definer). I also need a wide tooth comb.