Meet Maeve Kennedy Gormly, a student at Boston College who didn't get her waves until she turned fourteen.
NC: What are your must-have products and tools?
MKG: I don't go anywhere without a hair elastic, because frizz happens. I am not too picky about my products and I maintain a strict budget, so I use products from Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine, Curl, or Wonder Waves line or from Herbal Essences Totally Twisted line. When my hair gets really dry, I use an Aussie or Pantene deep conditioner.
NC: What are your favorite hairstyles to wear with your curls?
MKG: Nothing too fancy — I usually just let it fall as it will or I'll pin a little back or to the side to keep it out of my face.
NC: What do you do at nighttime for your hair?
MKG: If I am going to bed with wet hair, I either braid it or use mousse or an anti-frizz cream. If I am going to bed with hair that is already dry and curly, I sometimes "pineapple" it or put it in a loose braid to keep it from getting tangled.
NC: What reaction did you get when you first decided to go natural?
MKG: Almost all of the feedback was positive when I started to "roll with the wave" because my straightening attempts usually just left my hair looking poofy.