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What was it like for you growing up with textured hair?
Growing up with curly hair I always felt like I had the worst hair! I would straighten it all the time and wonder why it was so frizzy and damaged. I never understood how to take care of my hair.
What made you decide to embrace your naturally curly hair?
I decided to embrace my curly hair after learning about the curly girl method. I realized the truth about my curls and haven’t looked back.
What has been the most empowering moment of your natural hair journey so far?
The most empowering moment is when I got into a curly hair routine of deep conditioning, conditioning, and styling my curls. It feels great to take care of my hair and see results in return!
How do you protect your curls at night?
I sleep on a satin pillow case and pineapple my curls with a satin scarf as well.
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Who is your curl crush?
I have so many curl crushes but my top curl crush would have to be @nellyscurls.
What's your curly girl essential you can't live without?
Definitely deep conditioner!
What is your current hair regimen? Any favorite products you’d like to share?
My hair care routine starts with a deep conditioning treatment. I have been loving Algae Renew by Camille Rose Naturals. After deep conditioning, I co-wash and condition. Next I style my curls with some leave in conditioner, and gel. Daily scalp massages have been a great addition to my hair care routine. I love The Mane Choice Hair Growth Oil.
What has been the most challenging moment of your natural hair journey so far?
The most challenging moment would be the first couple months of my transition. I didn’t like how my hair looked and I had to build up the courage to wear my hair natural, but I stuck with it and I’m so happy I did!
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Are there any techniques or methods that have made a huge impact on your hair health?
A really great technique that has been working great is finger coiling my curls while deep conditioning. It really helps separate curls and trains my curls to curl up.
What's your advice to women who are still struggling with loving their natural texture?
Keep loving yourself and learn about what works for your texture. The more we can understand our curls, the healthier they can be.