Texture Tales Catherine Tell Us the Curly Girl Advice We All Need to Hear

What is your hair type?


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

The most empowering moment of my journey so far is being able to help fellow transitioning curlies. Most importantly my mom, she wouldn’t go a week without her hair being in a roller set and blow dried. To now see her rock her curls has been the most rewarding for sure! I must say transitioning was definitely hard to deal with and on the days where my curls would just not budge no matter how much TLC, it would break me down, but I was determined to be liberated and not allow society tear me down into grabbing that blow dryer just to make my hair look manageable. The journey has it’s struggles but I wouldn’t have it any other way. So be patient and be strong transitioning curlies I promise you the results are all worth it especially if you are able to help others along the way.

How do you prefer to protect your curls at night, bonnet, scarf or satin pillowcase?

Protecting my curls can sometimes be a hassle, but I can never go wrong with putting my hair up in a pineapple and using a satin pillow to help reduce frizz.

Who is your curl crush? 

I didn’t have the guts to chop it all off and start fresh so transitioning was my way to go and I must say @lynnkate was definitely my curl crush because like myself she recovered from chemical damage from dyeing her hair too much and it gave me hope. Definitely, set attainable goals because it won’t happen overnight and also don’t look and expect to have hair goals from someone who has completely different curl types because you will definitely set yourself up for failure.

What’s your curly girl essential? 

I must say my curly girl essential is definitely water. Sometimes people think you need to lather a whole bunch of product especially after already styling which is a mistake I commonly made but with time I realized a few sprays of water took my curls a long way and most importantly it’s inexpensive! Always trying to save my coins because products aren’t cheap. 

Texture Tales Catherine Tell Us the Curly Girl Advice We All Need to Hear

Do you prefer to shampoo or co-wash? 

I definitely love me a low poo cleanser, but I do clarify once a month just to make sure I get my scalp squeaky clean.

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

I currently style my curls with a cream styler and top it off with a gel during the hotter months and then follow that by air drying half way and diffusing the rest of it. Some of my favorites go-to’s are SheaMoisture JBCO line, Ouidad Advanced Climate Control Gel, LUS All-in-one Leave-in, Righteous Roots Oil, DevaCurl Styling Cream, Bounce Curl Clarifying Shampoo, and Curls Blueberry Bliss Curl Control Jelly

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