Hi! My name is Hortencia Caires, but people call me Tezz.

I'm originally from Brazil, but live in NYC. I'm currently working at B&H Photo as information for different camera brands. I've been rocking my curly hair on and off for 5 years, but strictly curly for the past 3 years. I can freely do as I please with my hair as long as it's not too extreme. My personal style in the clothing aspect, however, is very limiting due to the company being very strict. I still manage to stay true to my style without breaking any rules, most of the time. 

Get to know yourself and your hair, it'll allow you to not feel so helpless and frustrated.

How I describe my hair

My hair is currently healthy, but needs lots of cream in order to stay hydrated. My curls are thick 3c with some 3a in my nape and behind the ears area. I have a lot of hair.

On a "bad" hair day...

I want to say it gets frizzy, but I've learned to embrace it. So I'll say that some of my curls are inconsistent with its curl pattern in some areas. I'm kind of a perfectionist so it drives me a little crazy, but I can't do anything about it so I just enjoy the stubborn curls regardless.

My curly hair routine

It took me a long time to stop myself from wetting my hair and starting fresh everyday. So right now I do it every 2-3 days and style my hair when it's extremely wet. I use 
the Devacurl line, No-Poo Decadence Cleanser, One Condition Decadence and the SuperCream Coconut Styler in combination with the Bounce Curl Light Creme Gel (not shown in the video). The styling cream moisturizes my hair and hydrates it and the gel defines my curls. I just started to add the gel, which really plays an important part in how long my curls will last. 
 
Learn from my mistakes, excessive heat will cause heat damage that is irreversible. 

My advice: Embrace what is yours!

For the longest time I just couldn't love my hair and I found out it was because I wasn't educated on how to style it. Get to know yourself and your hair, it'll allow you to not feel so helpless and frustrated. Seek advice from blogs and other curly hair beauties, it'll make a world of difference on your own hair journey. Learn from my mistakes, excessive heat will cause heat damage that is irreversible.

I'm loving these quotes...

"You will never gain anyone's approval by begging for it. When you stand confident in your own worth, respect follows." -Mandy Hale

This quote speaks a lot of truth to owning what makes you, you and allowing those around you to see it without you making any effort!

Keep up with me!

You can keep up with me via Instagram @stylefeen and my blog www.stylefeen.com.