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

When I was younger, my hair was wavy/straight to the point where you could brush it through. But then at the age of about 8 or 9 is started curling! My mom and I didn’t really know what to do with it but I eventually discovered a pretty solid regimen that was ok with my hair.

What made you decide to embrace your naturally curly/wavy hair?

As I got older I became more and more self conscious of my hair and wished it was straight. I wanted to be ok with having unique hair and began experimenting.

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

Definitely starting the curly girl method. I had started to become really annoyed with my frizzy hair and so one day, my mom ordered the curly girl book off of amazon. I was so excited! I discovered so many tips and tricks that improved my hair health immensely as well as my moms who’s hair became a lot more wavy. We also recently got our first DevaCut where we discovered new products and the cut itself helped our hair a lot!

How do you protect your curls at night?

I wear a silk pillowcase at night.

Who is your curl crush?

There are so many awesome curly girls out there but here are my two favorites:

What's your curly girl essential you can't live without?

Definitely conditioner! It would be so hard to have curly hair without it.

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

I’m definitely still discovering so many tips and tricks, but this regimen is the one that works best for my hair.

I’ll wash my hair with DevaCurl Low-Poo Delight twice a week and condition with DevaCurl One Condition Delight. Then I flip my hair upside down while it is still wet and scrunch in DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel and Frizz-Free Volumnizing Foam. I then clip my roots for maximum volume.

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

Discovering a good regimen that works for my hair has definitely been challenging. I’m so glad I discovered the curly girl method and very happy to love my natural hair and color the way that it is.

Are there any techniques or methods that have made a huge impact on your hair health?

Like I said before, the curly girl method. Adding product when my hair is soaking wet has also created more volume.

What's your advice to women who are still struggling with loving their natural texture?

Your curls are unique and they are a god given gift that you have been blessed with! Do lots of research and find products that work for your hair. Don’t ever forget that you are beautiful just the way you are!