Meet Alessandra Christiani, a wavy-haired sophomore at Boston College studying accounting and finance.
NC: What about your hair stylists?
AC: Whenever I need a haircut, I fly home and make an appointment at the Paul Mitchell School. Although it tends to take a bit of time, I get a salon-quality hair cut for less than $15. The stylists know how to work with my coarse, thick, curly hair.
NC: What are your must-have products and tools?
AC: My go-to tools are definitely my clips, my comb to detangle my hair, as well as my Conair wand, for the days I want to perfect my spirals with a little heat. My favorite product is definitely the Garnier Fructis Curl Scrunch Gel. This product is a recent discovery that defines my curls and eliminates frizz, even in windy weather.
NC: What reaction did you get when you first decided to go natural?
AC: Everyone, my family included, was surprised that I actually had curly hair! I get many complements on my unique hair and am told it looks better natural than straight.
NC: What do you do at nighttime for your hair?
AC: At night, I usually tie my semi-wet curls up in a ponytail. I am always extra careful to keep the ponytail loose to avoid unattractive marks on my hair in the morning.
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