Can you describe your hair in 3 words?
"Curly, voluminous, playful"
What do you like most about your hair?
"I love that once I've washed and styled it, I don't have to do anything to it until my next washday, which is usually 7 days later!"
Can you tell us a little about your curl journey and how you learned to love your natural hair?
"I had relatively straight hair until I was 12. Then, puberty hit and within 6 months, my hair was curly. For the first 2 years, I had no idea what to do with it, but a girl at school told me to stop brushing it dry and only detangle in the shower. That was a game changer! I was 15 at the time and I've loved my hair ever since. Curly hair is now a huge part of my identity.
The second breakthrough came when I discovered styling creams that give definition and minimise frizz. The first time I saw it in action, I was mind-blown!"
How would you describe your experience with Boucles Project and Boho & Curl?
"Boucles Project is life changing! The team have managed to put together a concept that caters to every curly head's needs. From curly hair products, to accessories, to advice and tips and even a customer service team that finds solutions to all your curly hair problems - they've got it all. It's so great that us curlies finally have experts we can go to.
My experience with Boho & Curl was amazing! It's such a wonderful experience to be in the hands of a professional like Elle who understands curly hair so well. I think she's a curly hair whisperer: she enables your hair to reach its full potential."
What are your favourite products & accessories from Boucles Project?
I'm also obsessed with the spray bottle! The best thing since sliced bread!"
Can you talk us through your current routine?
"First I use the CurlyEllie Intense Hydrating Shampoo and Indulgent Conditioner. I detangle my hair, rinse the conditioner out and then apply the Leave-In Conditioner & Styling Cream to soaking wet hair in the shower. Once I'm out of the shower, I make sure my hair is still fairly wet, do a final brush through with my head upside down (to ensure even product distribution), flip back up and apply the Ecoslay Orange Marmalade.
I then use a hairdryer with the Boucles Project Diffuser Attachment on my roots and the back of my head until it's no longer soaking wet and then let it air-dry."
What advice would you give to other curly heads out there?
- "Love your hair
- Find products that work for your hair - look for products that have oil-based ingredients
- Don't wash your hair every day"