*Prepared for BGLH by Meosha Tall of 1MeNaturally

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Introduce yourself!
J:
My name is Jenna Marie Christian. I am a 30 year old author, philanthropist and tea snob from Chicago. I am also in my first pageant. Miss Illinois Black Globe 2013 right here…*raises the roof*… 🙂

Why did you make the decision to go natural?
J:
I made the decision to go natural because my hair was thinning and breaking due to relaxers. It was in such horrible condition and I was going to have to cut most of it off anyway. So, I decided that since my hair needed to be drastically cut, I would no longer get relaxers and just go completely natural.

How would you describe your texture?
J:
I am not very good with hair typing, but my hair is very thick and very coarse. So, I would say that I am probably in the 4’s somewhere.

Describe your styling regimen over the course of the month.
J:
I really like low maintenance hair because I am lazy and because I usually have good intentions on working out and don’t want to be bothered with hair too much. So I keep my routine pretty basic with mostly protective styling every week or every other week.

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What does wash day look like for you?
J:
My current routine is on wash day (which is usually Sunday), I part my hair in four sections and apply my pre-poo with shea butter, coconut oil, and Aussie Moist Conditioner. I rinse out the pre-poo mix thoroughly with warm water in the shower. Then I deep condition with either Aussie Moist 3 Minute Miracle or Garnier Fructis Deep Conditioner and add rosemary oil, peppermint oil, and olive oil. I put a plastic cap on my hair and sit under the dryer for 15-20 minutes. After I rinse my deep conditioner out of my hair, I use Curls Unleashed Leave-In Conditioner and jojoba oil to two strand twist (or braid) my hair for the week.

How do you combat shrinkage?
J:
When I want to combat shrinkage I put my hair in about 8 large braids and allow it to dry.

What are some of your problem areas (if any) that require special care and attention?
J:
Right now, the very front of my hair needs a little extra care. I think it is because I bun my hair often and pulling the hair back has started to stress it out. So, I add a little extra product to the front of my hair.

What are 2 do’s for your texture?
J:
Two definite do’s for my texture are to cleanse and moisturize.

What are 2 don’ts for your texture?
J:
Don’t mess around and not cleanse or moisturize…lol the scalp will be itching and the hair will be snapping and breaking all up and through.

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
J:
I am always on Twitter: @1JennaMarie and Instagram: @jennamariechristian.

Meosha

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

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27 Comments on "Jenna // Natural Hair Style Icon"

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Youngin girl

My scalp itches at school and I do have Shea butter so I guess i’ll need coconut oil and Aussie oil too.

Mahogany Soul

I absolute love your curls. I hope you when your paegent! You seem like a natural(pun intended)

Jermaine Christian

To everyone who has read Jenna blog im in the hair business and her method on her routine with the natural hair process is one of the better ways to see growth in your hair and maintain health. Her method won’t work with everyone because your hair texture may be different also you have to look at what you eat and drink it plays apart too. To Jenna keep doing your thing and always being positive. Never a negative from you. Many blessings!

Toni

Go girl !

caramelcurls

Gosh, you are pretty! Your positive energy and light really shines through your pics–and of course your hair is fab. 🙂

jenna marie christian

Thank you Everyone! I will Appreciate it! 😀

eve-audrey

i like it!

Jacky

Beautiful lady,beautiful hair!

Kisha

My homie Jen looking good girl. Love tge hair

Jj

Go head girl!! Beautiful lady n hair:)

Amma Mama

Lovely! Her maintenance and routine is simple. I am starting to master that, finally..lol

Dana

Alright now!

Dee

Beautiful

Mona

Very gorgeous Jenna.

SJ

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous hair! Wow!

This is completely unrelated to the featured young lady, but BGLH I would like to see fine-haired naturals interviewed more often on here. It would be very helpful to naturals like me hoping to build/tweak a regimen, considering that most naturals interviewed describe their hair as “very thick”. I’ve only seen maybe 1 or 2 ladies that said they have fine-textured hair.

EG

I would also add, fine hair and low density- meaning not only are the individual strands fine, but there are not that many of them.
It’s great to see the ladies with a full head of lush hair, but some of us not only have fine hair, but not that many of them, so our results look very different.

cb

agreed, a fine-haired natural can also be a 4B/C

Lori

So very true. People often compliment me for having naturally curly hair, but it’s thin and tangles easily. If I wash and air dry, it’s good for that day. If I twist or braid, my hair gets limp. I have to get up an hour earlier each day to wet, apply leave-in condition, moisturize, seal, scrunch and air dry. Otherwise I have to wear a hat.

Cece Danielle

Beautiful girl! Great body! Amazing hair!

PB

Beautiful Lady! I use Aussie Moist too, do you clarify? Or how do you remove the cones from the Aussie conditioner?

jenna marie christian

i mostly just co-wash and rinse thoroughly with warm water. Every now and then i will use a shea moisture shampoo or a clarifying conditioner by Kenya’s Naturals.

keisha

beautiful woman hair and pics!

Mina

My hair twin finally! I would catergorize my hair as 4b. And for me my shrinkage is mainly at the roots so I get major tangles there I have tried everything and I recently started washing in small section which was about 15 braids and my hair is normal density so any suggestions?

jenna marie christian

i usually just make sure i detangle well around the roots before braiding and the braid helps stretch it a little more. 🙂

Jermaine Christian

That’s my cuzin doing it natural the right way. (Hair Care= Healthy Hair).

Joy-Marie

Her body is banging. Beautiful hair, beautiful girl 🙂

Sasha-Shae

Love your hair Jenna! It’s lovely and so big! Awesome interview 🙂

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