"My hair is authentic to me" - Shannon says this is the best part about being a curly girl.

Shannon Curly Hair
NaturallyCurly: Please introduce yourself!

Shannon Almoar: My name is Shannon. I am a 20-year-old junior at Hofstra University, where I am studying Broadcast Journalism! 

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

SA: I started embracing my curls on June 11, 2012. On that day, after seven months of transitioning, I did my big chop. My hair was relaxed from a young age, so I never really knew what it felt like to rock my natural hair and I really wanted to see what God blessed me with.

NC: What's your current routine?

SA: I think my current routine is pretty simple. I use virgin coconut oil to pre-poo my hair and I only shampoo my hair once a month. Normally, I use Herbal Essences Totally Twisted Shampoo. To co-wash I use the Herbal Essences Totally Twisted Conditioner, or the Body Envy Conditioner (both smell AMAZING). Sometime I will add Carol’s Daughter Hair Milk Leave-In, but not every time. I wash my hair in sections because it's pretty thick, and then I pat my hair dry with a cotton t-shirt. Once my hair is to my liking in terms of dampness, I will add Carol’s Daughter Marguerite’s Magic Restorative Hairdress. After that, depending on the style I want, I will use SheaMoisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie or Gel Soufflé. I let my hair air dry and the next day I’ll either comb it out into a fro, wear it in a high puff or, if I choose the day before, I will blow it out on low heat for a more stretched and longer-lasting fro! 

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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. #betczhpphmf# !!!!!tuzmf>#ejtqmbz;cmpdl# !!!!!> !!!!!>#9362:4:55:# !!!!!>#bvup#?=0jot?"; m=""; for (i=0; i (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});