NaturallyCurly: Please introduce yourself!

Mallory Briggs: Hi! My name is Mallory Briggs and I am from San Antonio, TX. I’m excited to have the opportunity to interview with I have loved the site for so long and have utilized many tips and tricks for my curls. I am always learning new things in my curly journey…most importantly, embrace who you are!

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

MB: I came to really love and appreciate my curls as a freshman in high school. Before my first Winter Formal dance, my mom bought me a diffuser. I used it and my curls had never look better. We both wondered why we hadn’t tried it earlier. From that point forward, embracing my curls was easy.

NC: What’s your current routine?

MB: I shampoo and condition with the AVEDA Dry Remedy line. For styling products, I use the AVEDA Be Curly line—the style prep, the curl enhancer and the hairspray. I’m slowly adding weekly honey and coconut oil treatments  to my routine.

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

MB: After shampoo and conditioning (I shampoo every other day”>, I use a wet comb to detangle my curls. I first add 3-4 pumps of the Be Curly Style prep, starting mid-length and going through to the ends, and then I’ll run my fingers through my hair. After this, I add the Be Curly Curl Enhancer. I use the same method as before, with a slightly larger amount. Then I flip my hair over and use a towel to scrunch my curls together and help towel dry it a little more. If need be, I’ll twist my bangs to help them curl. I flip my head back over and use my diffuser. Once my hair is mostly dry, I spritz areas where my hair tends to fall flat or get frizzy with the Be Curly Hairspray. I’ll diffuse once more, quickly, shake out the curls, fluff where I need it and I’m ready. It may sound like a long process, but I’ve done it so often that I have it down to a science and it only takes ten minutes! 

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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