Curl inspiration, @hif3licia, sat down with us to chat about her curl journey, tips and tricks for curly hair, and more. Keep reading to learn more about one of our favorite curlfriends, Felicia!
Tell us your transformation story! What inspired you to start your curl journey?
My big sister Aubrie was definitely my biggest inspiration! She was the one who discovered the magic of the DevaCut and DevaCurl. Sadly, she passed away before we could get our DevaCuts together, but I entered the #SuperCream challenge on Instagram and was introduced to the curly hair community and my Deva fam! I finally got my DevaCut and learned how to properly use DevaCurl products and my curls transformed!
How did you feel about your hair when you were growing up? And how do you feel about it now?
I was always really frustrated with my hair growing up. It just never looked right to me, so I spent many years throwing it back into a ponytail. Now, I love wearing my hair down and can’t remember the last time I felt frustrated because of it! I love my curly crown!
Any tips for our readers who are just starting to go natural and unsure how to start?
Never compare your journey to anyone else’s, it will only frustrate you. Focus on getting an understanding of the basics and learn what your curls like and don’t like. Once you find a routine that works, stick to that for a while before you start experimenting with other routines and techniques. Don’t be afraid to cut off damaged ends, they’re only holding you back from your full curl potential! Remember that nobody has perfect curls and it’s okay to embrace a little frizz. Curls should be fun!
What’s your favorite hair tip/trick/hack in general?
Hmm… there are so many, but most definitely my wet plopping technique! Instead of plopping into a t-shirt, I flip my head and plop my hair into 1-2 shower caps until I’m ready to apply products or until I’m ready for my curls to dry. This really helps with more definition and volume from the roots to ends. Even with longer, finer curls.
What are your favorite DevaCurl products?
When it comes to detangling the kids’ curls, I can’t imagine not having Wash Day Wonder by my side! It really is the best for detangling tighter textures! My curls can’t live without Ultra Defining Gel! I also love Heaven in Hair, SuperCream, Wave Maker, and Set It Free.
Do you change your routine with the seasons/weather? Or do you typically use the same products year-round? Why or why not?
I usually have to adjust either the products I’m using, the amount of product I’m using, or change my application method depending on the weather. For me, humid days call for moisture sealed with more gel than usual without fully releasing the cast. Cooler days call for less product and I release the cast and fluff more.
What’s your favorite part of being curly?
I definitely love the fact that my curls are unique and like no other’s. I love the fun of playing with different products and techniques and the love from curly community.