*Pre­pared for BGLH by Meosha Tall of 1Me­Nat­u­ral­ly

How would you describe your tex­ture?
My hair is pre­dom­i­nant­ly 3c with a few frizzy pieces here and there. Nor­mal­ly my hair does not coop­er­ate or look exact­ly how I want it to look, but that’s the beau­ty of nat­u­ral hair; It just does its own thing! Although it may not look like it, a sin­gle strand of my hair is actu­al­ly thin and coarse. I have been nat­u­ral for about a year and a half now and still going strong!

Describe your styling reg­i­men over the course of the mon­th.
I try to do as lit­tle to my hair as pos­si­ble because I’m try­ing to reduce the amount of split ends I have. To avoid tug­ging on my hair by try­ing to style it, I usu­al­ly just leave it down. Just a lit­tle Olive Oil by Organ­ic Root Stim­u­la­tor is applied to my entire head of hair and topped off with a shine serum (Nature’s Shine by Organ­ic Root Stim­u­la­tor). As for the fly­away strands, I sim­ply wet them and add a lit­tle Frizz Ease Smooth Start Repair­ing Con­di­tion­er by John Frieda to them. I then pick my roots out to add even more vol­ume! Dur­ing day 3 or 4 when it looks extra messy, I do a sim­ple pony­tail, bun, or wear a headband/scarf.

What does wash day look like for you?
The days when I have to wash my hair are such a drag. I nor­mal­ly wash it every 3–4 days. Once my hair is ful­ly soaked, I add a hand­ful of real­ly cheap con­di­tion­er (Pan­tene). I go through bot­tles quick­ly! I then divide my hair in 4 sec­tions and use a super large pick to begin detan­gling. This process takes a while. After my hair is com­plete­ly detan­gled and the con­di­tion­er is washed out, I use Tre­sem­me Mois­tur­iz­ing Sham­poo, but only sham­poo the roots of my hair to avoid dam­ag­ing the ends. I work the sham­poo in and quick­ly wash it out. Next, I use Organix Moroc­can Argon Oil Repair­ing Treat­ment. I absolute­ly love this pro­duct and rec­om­mend every­one to try it! I work a good amount into every sec­tion of my hair, comb through it once again with a pick, clip up each sec­tion and wear a show­er cap until I’m done wash­ing the rest of my body. I wash out the treat­ment with cold water and light­ly pat my hair with a tow­el. At this point my hair is damp, but not drip­ping wet. I work in John Frieda’s Frizz Ease Smooth Start Repair­ing Con­di­tion­er into every part of my hair and scrunch, flip, scrunch, flip. Basi­cal­ly whip­ping my hair back and forth in order to define each curl. I then imme­di­ate­ly add a small amount of olive oil to my hair and let it air dry. When sleep­ing, I make sure all my hair is loose­ly on the top of my head.

Describe your favorite go-to hair­style for days when you don’t have a lot of time to style?
I bare­ly style my hair. It’s usu­al­ly left down if it doesn’t look too messy. Oth­er­wise, I throw it in a bun or pony­tail.

How do you com­bat shrink­age?
I don’t mind shrink­age near the top of my hair, but to give the illu­sion of longer curls and even more lay­ers, I take the very back, low­er sec­tion of my hair (near my neck), wet it, add a lit­tle con­di­tion­er, and make two braids. I end the braids halfway so that the ends remain curly. I make the­se braids every night before I go to sleep and when I wake up sim­ply take them out. The curls are now waves and your hair will appear longer in the back.

What are some of your prob­lem areas (if any) that require extra care and atten­tion?
Walk­ing through the mall one day this lady asked if she could straight­en a sec­tion of my hair. I said yes and regret it until this day. A sec­tion of my hair on the left side of my hair has lost its curl. Whichev­er straight­en­er she used com­plete­ly killed the curl pat­tern of my hair. Now I am left with a wavy, dam­aged area on my hair. I usu­al­ly add a curler or braid this piece and add extra repair­ing treat­ment to it. Besides that, some peo­ple would con­sid­er the excess frizz as a prob­lem, but I actu­al­ly real­ly like frizz.

What are 2 do’s for your tex­ture?
Always have con­di­tion­er in 3c tex­ture hair and use a pick or wide tooth comb when detan­gling.

What are 2 don’ts for your tex­ture?
Try to avoid as much heat as pos­si­ble and do not have your curls lay­er-less! Get lay­ers to avoid look­ing like a mush­room.

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
Facebook.com/Jennifer325 — Blog com­ing soon! :)


Just anoth­er lover of nat­u­ral hair and expres­sion.
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Lol, its so fun­ny I know Jen and had no idea she was on here! I just hap­pened to Google curly hair and she popped up! Her and her hair are absolute­ly gor­geous, not to men­tion she’s super sweet