After resisting her natural curls for so long, Tyla-Lauren Gilmore said bye to her hot tools and warmly welcomed the natural texture she straightened to death for over a decade. With a knack for natural hair—and not to mention major Parisienne meets street chic style—the natural hair and lifestyle influencer is encouraging other girls to do the same. Here Tyla-Lauren lets us in on her go-to curl refreshing hacks, favorite pre-shampoo treatment and more curly hair tips fit for a carefree coil routine.
How would you describe your natural hair texture?
3B/3C. I was so ashamed of my hair up until college and after I went natural I finally felt like my true self. Now my curls make me feel bold, strong, and beautiful.
Break down your everyday curl routine for us.
What’s your favorite curl:
- Shampoo & Conditioner- Pantene Gold Series Shampoo and Conditioner
- Mask- Shea Moisture Cupuacu Frizz Defense Hair Mask
- Gel- Amika Curl Corps Gel
- Styling cream- Cantu Shea Butter Leave In Repair Cream
- Heat tool- DevaCurl Devafuser
Do you have any post-shower curl rituals you swear by?
Always dry with a microfiber towel! Devacurl has a great microfiber towel, and to enhance my curls, I love Devacurl’s Devafuser.
What’s the best curl advice you’ve ever received?
My best friend back in college told me people pay for my natural hair and all I did was damage it with heat. She's one of the reasons I went natural.
Is there a pricey curl product that you think is worth every penny?
Philip Kingsley Elastizer is an amazing pre-shampoo treatment that works wonders for frizz-free styles.
Is there an overlooked drugstore curl product that you think every curly babe should own?
Favorite curl crushes on Instagram?