any excuse for me to post a picture of myself, am i right? kidding, but in all seriousness, i’ve found that understanding curly hair is a lifelong process; i had straight hair until around 17 years old (f u, puberty) so i am still experimenting with a routine. because curls tend to be drier than less wavy strands, it is important to keep them moisturized, which translates to me using mostly cream-based products like oribe crème for style or moroccanoil’s smoothing lotion. see also: lots o intense hair masks. biolage and moroccanoil have two of my favorites. during the winter when it’s cold, i’ll use a diffuser but i typically air-dry it and i get my hair cut at devachan every six months or so.
"kick-ass," huh? thank you! most of this answer is a regurgitation of a similar response to a question received some months back, but i added in my undergraduate years as well, which will speak to most of my internship experience.