NaturallyCurly: Please introduce yourself!

Heidi Bluming: I’m Heidi, a second-year graduate student at Boston College working on my Master of Social Work (MSW”>.

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

HB: I started embracing my curls when I was 13. I blow dried my hair with a round brush for many years because that’s what my mother did. Then one day, I went to a pool party with friends and my hair got wet. One friend said to me, “Oh my god, you have curly hair! My sister does too and she puts gel in it and wears it curly every day.” I went home and told my mother I needed to get gel and I have never worn it straight since. And now I LOVE my curly hair!

NC: What’s your current routine?

HB: I shampoo once a week (sometimes less”> and condition a few times a week in the shower. I comb the conditioner through with a wide-toothed comb and don’t rinse. I towel dry and add Moroccanoil, L’Oreal EverCurl Leave-In Cream, L’Oreal EverCurl Sulfate-Free Cream-Gel, and John Frieda Curl-Defining Spray and blow dry with a diffuser with my head upside down. 

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.

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