Learn about Kathleen Cucci's hair care routine and how she learned to embrace her curls during her semester abroad.

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

KC: I usually just use a wide-tooth comb to get through tangles and part my hair. I don’t really have any specific “must-have” products, but a smoothing crème of some kind is a necessity to tame my frizz.

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

KC: On days when I don’t feel like dealing with my hair, my go-to look is a simple side braid. I love experimenting with different styles though, especially half-up styles, updos and braids that look good a little bit messy, which is the only way my wavy hair seems to behave!

NC: What about your hair stylist?

KC: I've had the same hair stylist in Denver for most of my life and I go to her every six months or so for a trim. I donated about nine inches of my hair a year ago, but it still hit my shoulders, so it wasn’t too drastic of a change! Since my hair is super thick, I don’t think I would ever want to get a super-short cut!

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