Meet Ashley, a girly tomboy whose curly hair boosts her confidence.

NC: What are your must-have products and tools?

AW: I'm in love with the SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus line. I've tried other brands and products, but nothing works as well for me as this line of products! It's also completely natural, which is a great bonus.

I also can't live without my modified Denman brush! The definition is ridiculous and it is immensely helpful in the detangling process. My satin bonnet, pillowcase and scarf have also become staples that I can't live without.

Raw shea butter, EVOO, and water are also some of the best basics for my hair. When I'm in between products and don't have the time (or money) to stock up, they're definitely clutch!

NC: What are your favorite hairstyles to wear with your curls?

AW: I usually leave my curls loose or put my hair in a bun, which keeps my hair out of the way while stretching. It's a functional hairstyle!

NC: What do you do at nighttime for your hair?

AW: I spritz my hair with conditioner+water and use a little bit of oil, focused at my ends. I either pineapple my hair, put it in cornrows, or pull it into a bun. Then I put on my satin bonnet and secure it with a satin scarf.

NC: What about your hair stylists?

AW: Pily is the best! I love her and the ladies that work in her shop. Dominican salons sometimes get a bad rap, but she actually takes the time to make sure my hair is getting what it needs and works with me so that I'm happy (and my hair is too). She has a genuine passion for hair, curly or straight!

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