*Pre­pared for BGLH by Meosha Tall of 1Me­Nat­u­ral­ly

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Jessie was orig­i­nal­ly fea­tured on May 3, 2010. We fol­lowed up with her to get an update on her reg­i­men.

Intro­duce your­self!
J:
I’m Jessie Adore, a Harlem girl. :) I’m a Cre­ative Con­sul­tant and Art Direc­tor.

When and how did you tran­si­tion into nat­ur­al hair?
J:
I had a relax­er dur­ing my ear­ly HS years, but my hair still curled when wet, so I just kept it curly until the relax­er grew out.

In what ways (if any) has going nat­ur­al affect­ed you?
J:
I hon­est­ly don’t feel like I ever “went nat­ur­al”. I’ve been used to curly hair for major­i­ty of my life, par­tic­u­lar­ly com­ing from such a mixed back­ground. If any­thing, I think being nat­ur­al makes life a ton eas­i­er. I have these moments in the morn­ing when I’m real­ly grate­ful I can just hop in the show­er and my hair does exact­ly what it’s sup­posed to by the time I get out. I couldn’t imag­ine always hav­ing to wor­ry about my roots need­ing a touch up, or the show­er steam mak­ing my hair revert.

How would you describe your hair?
J:
My hair…does what­ev­er it feels. It lit­er­al­ly has a life of its own, and I don’t both­er fight­ing it. It’s real­ly thick and keeps length pret­ty well. I’d say I have medi­um sized curls.

What is your reg­i­men?
J:
I cleanse about every 5 days. I like the Wen sys­tem. Every oth­er week, I deep con­di­tion under a hair steam­er. If I’ve had my hair pressed out for a while I make sure to set it in big twists after I cleanse when going back to curly. When my hair is straight, I apply spray/dry sham­poo every oth­er day to pre­vent build-up and dam­age if I have to touch up with heat.

Tell us about your hair col­or?
J:
My sis­ter is a col­orist and worked my col­or process. I don’t remem­ber the brands or col­or codes, but I know she mixed a few dif­fer­ent things to achieve the final hue. My hair tex­ture hasn’t changed much, it just requires even more mois­ture.

How do you retain length and mois­ture in your hair, espe­cial­ly now that you have col­or?
J:
As I men­tioned, I’ve just been more con­scious of keep­ing it mois­tur­ized. I use a lot of coconut oil, aloe and oth­er nat­ur­al mois­tur­iz­ers. I drink tons of water, and I swear by biotin vit­a­mins.

What mis­takes have you made with your hair that you’ve learned from?
J:
I’ve learned that relax­ers are stu­pid. For my hair at least, lol. I can’t think of any oth­er major mis­takes. If I were able to go back in time, I’d let my hair remain vir­gin. No relax­ers, no col­or­ing.

What’s the best/most effec­tive thing you do for your hair?
J:
I love going under the steam­er. I think it real­ly helps the nour­ish­ing prop­er­ties of con­di­tion­ers pen­e­trate deep in the hair fol­li­cle.

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
J:
I can be found at AdoreDAI­LY by vis­it­ing http://jessieadore.com.

Any­thing else you want to add?
J:
Thanks for hav­ing me :)!

Meosha

Just anoth­er lover of nat­ur­al hair and expres­sion.
— Style Icon Coor­di­na­tor for BGLH

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17 Comments on "Jessie Adore // Natural Hair Style Icon *Update*"

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Awonire

You are one fab­u­lous lady mis­sy. I love your fash­ion, hair and the whim­sy that comes across in your pho­tos! Bra­vo for being youe unique.

Cathey Poindexter-Taylor
Cathey Poindexter-Taylor

I love her hair and her style!

Dominique

Love your hair and your style!

Latonia Meadows

I love your hair. I’ve been wear­ing my hair short and nat­ur­al for about three years now but I’m think­ing about grow­ing it out but I can’t stand that in between stage. The short­er it is the bet­ter it curls up. When it starts to grow out the curls start to look frizzy so I get frus­trat­ed and cut it. Do you have any sug­ges­tions on what I can do or what prod­ucts to use to help it grow?

Thanks a bunch.

Adore

Hi Lato­nia!

Thanks for the love! Try Rhas­soul clay for keep­ing hair soft. In grow­ing your hair out, you kind of have to train it by set­ting it in twists so it gets a con­sis­tent curl pat­tern. to this day, if my hair is going through a dry spell, or if it’s crazy humid out­side, I have to make it a point to twist my hair at night, or days I am in the house.

Hope that helps!

P.S
Try tak­ing Biotin for hair, skin and, nail strength. 

-Adore

sharbear

CUTE! i like the pic when she’s in the short pink dress with her hair like a red­dish bur­gundy… the shoes are hot too!
yea these arti­cles are fash­ion­able!!! when you are nat­ur­al or care­free (in this case with Ms Jessie) your hair is like the icing on the cake to your out­fit! :)

Krys

This is FAB lady!!! From head to toe! I love the col­or of her hair in some of the pho­tos!

Courtney-hi

awe­some amaz­ing i love it!!! beau­ti­ful hair

Annie L.

Hair to heel EVERYTHING in that pon­cho shot is just dead ON! I am so tired of BGLH fea­tur­ing all of these fab­u­lous women and blogs, my book­marks file is over­flow­ing!

selma

nice hair

Nicole

this should be a clos­et raid more than a nat­ur­al hair idol inter­view. Nat­ur­al idols arent afraid to share a lil bit more about their hair evo­lu­tion, prod­ucts, tips. this inter­view is one of the short­est :/ i’ve seen on this site. so short com­pare to her so long hair.

Monique

her hair is beau­ti­ful and so is she!

merry

oh the hair. it’s soooo nice.

rania c

Love her style

African Violet

I love her blog!

mikala

I got my col­or idea from Jessie!! My hair dress­er did it per­fect!

caribbelle

I love Jessie and her fab­u­lous hair. I always look for­ward to her new posts.

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