Have you ever seen a girl who’s so pretty that you have to stop and stare (on the sly) to see what is so pretty about them? Margaret of Decatur Illinois is one such beauty. Her face is so simplistically beautiful, that even though she wears minimal makeup, you can tell that she’s just as beautiful, probably even more so, when she wakes up in the morning bare faced. I met Margaret at a bakery/lunch hotspot in my neighborhood and sort of ambushed her to do this feature for Shatterproof Glass Dolls. LOL! Fortunately, she was game and was open to sharing her experiences with her gorgeous, curly, naturally red, mane. Read on!
Well, I live in Decatur, and I do kind of a lot! I guess my main occupation is student, but I also work at Wildflour Bakery, am working on a new hyper-local newspaper, and have a little band with my boyfriend, Caleb. I’m an English-Writing major at Millikin, so most of my time is spent in classes or doing mountains of homework and other reading. Working at Wildflour is an absolute dream come true, and is definitely the ideal job for a nerdy writer like me!
2. What was your family’s reaction to you going natural?
Actually, it was as though every breathed a sigh of relief, like there was just a resounding chorus of “FINALLY. It’s about time!” For years, I fought my curls with straighteners, curling irons (ironic, right?)…hats (NOT a good look for me), but when I finally started growing my hair out, I just kind of let it all loose. My fam is totally supportive, and helps me celebrate the uniqueness of being a curly gal.
Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Leave-In Conditioner. It is a total wonder!
4. Do you have any hair wisdom you’d like to share with other natural beauties?
You don’t have to wash your hair every day! When I stopped shampooing every day, it was a total miracle. My curls are more defined, less frizzy, and my hair is far less dry and damaged from all the detergents. I shoot for a once a week wash, and that really does the trick!
5. What is your original hair regimen?
Lots of conditioner in the shower, scrunch dry with a towel (no wrapping and wringing dry), leave-in conditioner, and just let my hair air dry.
6. What made you decide to go natural?
Besides the fact that I was spending WAY too much time on it in the morning, and I’m a little lazy, I finally realized that being a natural
curly gal isn’t just what your hair looks like. It’s an attitude of freedom, beauty, easy going, and embracing who you truly are. It’s a lifestyle.
7. Who do you look up to for hair inspiration?
Any gal who lets her curls be free, and embodies the true spirit of a natural beauty.