Intro­duce your­self!
I’m Janae Rogers from Scotch Plains, New Jer­sey.

Why did you make the deci­sion to go nat­u­ral?
My hair is a reflec­tion of my per­son­al­i­ty, and as I got old­er I appre­ci­at­ed my hair tex­ture, so I stopped get­ting relax­ers. I want­ed to step on the dark and fluffy side. You’re prob­a­bly won­der­ing WHY I got them in the first place? My hair used to be aller­gic to humid­i­ty, and that seemed to be the ONLY way it could be straight. I’ve been nat­u­ral now since 2007. I basi­cal­ly played hook­ie from a hair appoint­ment and nev­er looked back.

How would you describe your tex­ture?
My hair is 3b “Curly Spi­ral­ly”. She’s filled with vol­ume and has no lim­it as to how loud she can get. She’s thick and has a per­son­al­i­ty of her own. Now that I have trained the cen­ter of my head there are no longer any ran­dom con­ver­sa­tions up there. They are all get­ting along.

Describe your styling reg­i­men over the course of the mon­th.
I’m usu­al­ly pret­ty flex­i­ble with my hair. I wear my straight to the point style (bone straight hair) or my not eas­i­ly tamed look (fro). I love sec­ond and third day curls. I’m not a wash n go gal (but that’s the look I have). I wash and allow my hair to air dry for the look. I nev­er leave the house with wet hair. As far as prod­ucts, I don’t pile them up on my hair, but I do pile them up in my clos­et, because I like prod­ucts that make my hair light and fluffy. My top 4 favorites are Miss Jessie’s Pil­low Soft Curls, Crème De La Curl Cleans­ing Crème, Curly Meringue, and Can­tu Shea But­ter Deep Treat­ment Masque.


What does wash day look like for you?
My wash day is 1,2,3 con­sist­ing of rins­ing with cool tem­per­a­ture water (I don’t typ­i­cal­ly sham­poo unless I have a style going on and I rarely style my hair), fin­ger comb­ing, dis­trib­ut­ing pro­duct (one of 987,453,485 that I own) and the air from the heav­ens because I don’t use my blow dry­er. My pro­duct of choice will typ­i­cal­ly be Crème de la Curl Cleans­ing Crème. It allows me to run my fin­gers through my hair with­out pump­ing the breaks and hav­ing to use a comb (my ene­my).

Describe your favorite go-to hair­style for days when you don’t have a lot of time to style.
High bun, or nest depend­ing on the dam­age, slick the frizzies, and head out the door.

How do you com­bat shrink­age?
I have no issues with shrink­age. That’s not real­ly my depart­ment.

Tell us about your hair col­or?
My hair is pro­fes­sion­al­ly col­ored. I’m only good at light­en­ing acrylic on can­vas, not on hair. My hair tex­ture hasn’t changed as a result, and I get a col­or treat­ment every time I go get my roots touched up. When col­or is done cor­rect­ly, it shouldn’t change the tex­ture of your hair. I have no idea what the name of it is, but I have had it done before so it’s a sim­ple point and adopt sit­u­a­tion.

What are some of your prob­lem areas (if any) that require spe­cial care and atten­tion?
I used to have a sour patch in the mid­dle of my hair. It would be full of frizz and a tad bit coarse. I solved that prob­lem by leav­ing con­di­tion­er on that sec­tion longer than the rest of my hair, basi­cal­ly train­ing it. 

What are 2 do’s for your tex­ture?
Cool water when rins­ing, more con­di­tion­er, and less sham­poo.

What are 2 don’ts for your tex­ture?
Blow dry­ing wet to dry, and using leave in con­di­tion­er when doing a wash n go look because it weighs down my curls.

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
Insta­gram: janae_raquel
My iammy­hair cam­paign: // iammy­hair_jp on Insta­gram


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

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Very cool hair and per­son­al­i­ty :-). Rock on, Chi­ca. Fol­low­ing on Tum­blr!


Janae, are you on YouTube? I would like to sub­scribe and fol­low your hair jour­ney. Your hair is so gor­geous.

Janae Raquel

Heres my link to my chan­nel : “Hair Con­ver­sa­tions with Janae Raquel”


Thanks, you’re awe­some!

Janae Raquel

you’re welcome!and thank you!!!


She should stay with that red­dish hair col­or I see few peo­ple able to rock it with it look­ing very nat­u­ral and not over processed. It looks gooood!!!

Purpleicious Babe

Great personality…awww that is so cool.
Ilike. Keep it up.. U stand out already. May I add very wit­ty too.
Back to the hair jour­ney.


Ohhh my God! Hair porn, for real. I stopped dead in my tracks to get a look at her hair. Just all around gor­geous. Love the col­or too!

janae raquel

Thank you! I have the same prob­lem some days with oth­er hair­spi­ra­tions!


Aller­gic to humid­i­ty? What!!!


Now that’s impres­sive.


Glad I found you, I had no idea my hair type and no idea how to do it