*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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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! :-D

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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