Scarlett's Curly Hair Journey

2013-07-09 12:22:00

Scarlett's Curly Hair Journey

Scarlett was the only curly in her entire family, find out how she learned to love her curly hair.

NaturallyCurly: Please introduce yourself!

Scarlett Luchsinger: My name is Scarlett Luchsinger. I am twenty-two and I am an aspiring photographer. My home is Miami, Florida, where there is sunshine year-round and the beach is never far away! 

NC: How and when did you start embracing your curls?

SL: Embracing my natural hair, a full head of curls, was like a far and distant dream to me. I never thought it was something that could be possible. Growing up I was the only curly haired one in my entire family. I lived in southern Florida where the humidity was brutal, so it didn't take much time for me to hate my hair. I would wear my hair up in buns or in a ponytail. I never felt fully comfortable leaving my hair loose…it would frizz very easily.

At the age of sixteen, I received a flat iron for the first time. I thought that it would fix all my hair issues. I flat ironed my hair for about six years and during that time, I never wore it down and curly. I also dyed my hair 4-5 times. My hair began to break off, literally. It was extremely dry, dull and lifeless. I began to research going natural and I came across the words "Curly Girl Method." I found the solution to my problems!

NC: What is your current routine?

SL: My hair loves moisture and thick, creamy products. I co-wash daily with a light conditioner and use a heavier, more moisturizing conditioner for the length of my hair. Then I use my fingers or a wide-tooth comb to detangle. I pat-dry my hair with a microfiber towel or an old t-shirt and when it's no longer dripping, I apply my styling products...a leave-in conditioner, a hair cream and mousse. I let my hair air-dry and try not to touch my curls until they are fully try. 

I also use a sulfate-free shampoo about once every 1-2 weeks and I use coconut oil once every 2 weeks.  MORE: Giulia's Real Texture Talk 

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