Cris is a 19 year old sophomore at Williams College in Massachusetts. She has been natural all of her life and loves her beautiful curls. However, she hasn't always known how best to take care of them. Read her full hair journey below.
My hair is probably my biggest personality identifier, it’s like who I am, like whenever anyone talks about Cris they talk about “the girl with the curly hair.” I never did anything to my hair - I never relaxed it. The last time I straightened it was sophomore year of high school. I didn’t always like my hair but I always felt like I had to keep it because at some point it would come back in style. *laughs* Haircuts are big for me. I think every time I have a big change in my life it comes from a big haircut. Even though my hair doesn’t change that much, any little change to me is like a big change. I used to get really bad haircuts where they would straighten it and then cut it, so it was really uneven. I think the shortest I’ve cut it was like here *indicates around chin length* Right by my ear my hair is actually less curly so it has to be cut differently but nobody knew that for the first years of my life so I had octopus hair. It was so bad like I literally have school pictures where some parts are like down here and the curlier hair is separated from it at the top. So, at some point I heard about someone at JCPenney that knew how to cut curly hair so I went to him and he did it for awhile. And I just got this haircut in Philly. I am definitely going to go back and keep doing it every 6 months. Growing up playing softball - a predominantly white sport - you kind of like want it to be like everyone else so I didn’t take care of my hair the way I was supposed to for a while - like I wore a lot of ponytails and didn’t put conditioner in. Now I try to deep condition like once a month or so and get haircuts every six months. I think I’m good to my hair now.