Hair Interview: Morgan
BOBI CURLS BLOG FEATURE INTERVIEW
Tell us a little bit about yourself?
I'm very much a nerd. I'm into recreational math and science (Science Olympian!) and sci-fi/cult television. On top of that, I'm a dancer and cheerleader, and I also play flute competitively.
Briefly describe your hair journey:
I was lucky enough to have parents who didn't straighten my hair. My mom and I have gone on our hair journey together, though. She often flat ironed her hair and braided mine, simply because she didn't know what to do with it. When I went into middle school, I started to experiment. At first, I didn't use a styling product and detangled with a wide-toothed comb. Soon after that, I found the Mixed Chicks line. I used that for a couple months before switching to KCCC (Kinky Curly Curling Custard). It was with KCCC that I found a styling method that worked, and have since switched back to Mixed Chick's leave-in as my main styling product.
If you had to give one what would you say your hair type is?
4a curls with some 3c at the ends. Medium-fine strands, normal volume.
Please tell us some ways you encourage others with naturally curly hair:
Sharing styling techniques, hairstyles, etc. I live in a predominantly straight-haired area, but when I find someone with curls, I strike up conversation. I really don't talk much about my hair, though.
Please share your hair regimen with us:
Kinky-Curly Come Clean Shampoo (every other day)
Olive Oil Conditioner
Comb through with fingers, then Denman brush
Coat and incorporate with Mixed Chicks leave-in while dripping wet
Wrap in a hair towel for 15+ minutes
What are your favorite products and why?
I love my leave-in. I take it with me everywhere, especially if I'm going to be at a pool. It's easy to work with, and gives consistent results. As far as I've seen, it holds up very well in high humidity, which is a must for my climate.
Are you treated differently when your hair is curly versus straight?
Definitely. I get near-daily choruses of
"Ohmygod I love your hair. It would look so pretty straight!"
"You should let me straighten your hair sometime."
"Do you ever straighten your hair?"
"How long does it take?"
"Are you mixed?"
"I could never get hair like that."
"Do you brush your hair?"
"How do you brush your hair?"
"Can you use your hair as a pillow?"
I feel like if I fried my hair, I wouldn't get so much surprise and lash back.
What's the most difficult thing about having curly hair?
Keeping it looking nice. My second-day hair doesn't look too good, so I often pull it back if I haven't washed that day. It's a huge pain, especially while I'm at camp and can't shower everyday. It's also tough to find styles to mix up my hair. I've resigned myself to ponytails and ballet-twist buns.
What's the coolest thing about having curly hair?
It's great to play with. I'm a fidgeter, so my hair lends me a good outlet that isn't chewing my nails.