Jessie // Natural Hair Style Icon

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Where do you live?
J:
I’m actually an Uptown girl, I live in Harlem, NYC. I’m known for doing quite a bit… everything from songwriting to fashion design, to photography, but recently I have decided to focus solely on Architecture/Interior design.

Your blog is really cool. In your own words, how would you describe it?
J:
Wow, thanx, I’m so happy you like it. In all honesty, my blog is just a melting pot of things that interest me. Many people in my life had been encouraging me to blog for some time, I had opened a blogger acct back in 07, but because the interest hadn’t really hit me, nothing ever came of it.

About a year ago on a trip back to Germany (my birthplace) to visit family, I was inspired to share the experience… that enthusiasm for blogging continued after my return to the States, so I just ran with it.

Why did you make the decision to go natural?
J:
I decided in high school, I believe I was 17. Even with a relaxer, my hair curled up when wet, so for a year prior to making the decision, I was already rocking the curls. It finally hit me that I was better off bypassing touch-ups all together and letting my natural hair grow out.

I decided to transition by continually trimming my hair, as opposed to cutting it all off and starting from scratch. Approximately a year and a half after start date, I cut the last bit of chemically treated hair off. My length was slightly above shoulder when curled. Going natural has made life easier. I appreciate the “no-fuss” approach to everything. I appreciate its “get-up-and-go” appeal.

What mistakes have you made with your hair that you’ve learned from?
J:
One time years and years ago, at the age of about 10, I had gotten braids. It was the 90s, I didn’t know any better, but it ruined my hair. That’s when I realized fake hair/extensions weren’t for me. I know people call it “protective styling” now-a-days, but it did nothing of the sort in my case. I have always had a full head of hair, so perhaps the fact that I didn’t need it, was the very reason my hair didn’t respond well.

What’s the best/most effective thing you do for your hair?
J:
The best move I made concerning my hair was cutting out the multitude of products I had been using after the transition. I have tried just about every hair care product available, and it turns out the basics are more favorable.

Could you give a short rundown of your regimen?
J:
I cleanse and condition with either Alter Ego or Herbal Essence products. I moisturize using natural Olive Oil and Shea Butter, or organic products based with those ingredients. When curly, I apply a leave-in conditioner called Parnevu every other day. When straight, I protect my strands with Ojon.

How does your hair express who you are?
J:
I am having a hard time answering this question. I don’t think I’ve ever really thought about it or given my hair that much credit.

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
J:
Yup. You can find me at AdoreDAILY =D
http://JessieADORE.com/blog
http://twitter.com/jessieadore

Anything else you want to add?
J:
Stay true to who you were created to be and never relent at the pursuit of reaching your full potential.

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  2. Your hair is BEAUTIFUL, and love your style! The last statement you made about staying true to who you were created to be and reaching your full potential?….SO needed to hear that. Thank you! Love it =)

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