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What was it like for you growing up with textured hair?

Growing up I always embraced my curls, but I often was told that I had a ‘Pajon’ or ‘Greña’ which means ‘big hair’, mostly from the elders in my family and school.

What made you decide to embrace your naturally curly hair?

I wouldn't say I started ‘embracing’ my natural curly hair, per sé. I would describe my journey as learning how to properly care for my curls. I colored my hair a lot so I never knew the true potential of how beautiful my curls were until I started caring for them by doing the proper treatment and using the right products.

What has been the most challenging moment of your hair journey so far?

My hair was down to my waist, and having to cut all of it to start fresh was the most challenging part.

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What has been the most empowering moment of your natural hair journey so far?

The most empowering moment for me was seeing family members, especially the older generation that grew up with the mentality that curly hair was a ‘Pajon’ or ‘Greña’, want to care for and embrace their curls.

How do you protect your curls at night?

My hair is too short to make a pineapple, so I just make sure I use a satin pillowcase. I also use a seamless bandana to keep my hair from being all over the place.

What are your top tips for definition? Volume?

I’m more of a volume curly girl. I always use products that are water based and not heavy such as LUS Brands and fluff once my hair is 100% dry.

Who is your curl crush?

@kimdollxo.

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What is your current hair regimen? Any favorite products you’d like to share?

My regimen includes alternating; one week, I use shampoo, and the other, I cowash. My favorite cowash is from Curlsmith. I clarify once a month and also take vitamins daily. I never forget to deep condition and do a scalp oil massage once a week and trim every 3-4 months. To maintain the curls healthy from coloring I do Olaplex treatment and an Aphogee texture treatment after I color.

Any key techniques or methods that made an impact on your hair health?

Always always trim your ends every 3 - 4 months and take vitamins this made such a difference in my hair . People are so scarfed to trim their ends because they think they will lose length, but on the contrary if your ends are not healthy your hair will keep breaking at the end and growth will not be as effective as having healthy ends.

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