IMG_2692 Intro­duce your­self!

L: My name is Lexi Mar­cel Jack­son. I’m 19, from Los Ange­les, Cal­i­for­nia, and I am African Amer­i­can and Mex­i­can.

Why did you make the deci­sion to go nat­ur­al?

L: I have been nat­ur­al all my life. When I was younger I real­ly want­ed a relax­er but my mom would nev­er allow me to get one.

How would you describe your tex­ture?

L: Over­all, I would say that my hair texture/curl pat­tern is 3b. In the cen­ter of my head, I do not have a defined curl pat­tern, which is more 3c, and my hair is extreme­ly thick and coarse. Up until recent­ly, I would have described my hair as unman­age­able. I have since found prod­ucts that work well, and make my hair a lot eas­i­er to man­age!

Describe your styling reg­i­men over the course of the month. 

L: My styling reg­i­men is always chang­ing, but I do have a few sta­ples that I could not live with­out! I style my hair with prod­uct after a fresh wash. After wash­ing, I apply Vir­gin Coconut Oil to the bot­tom half of my hair. Then I use leave in con­di­tion­ers, Gar­nier Fruc­tis Sleek & Shine Leave-In Con­di­tion­ing Cream and Kinky Curly Knot Today. Since Kinky Curly is a bit pricey and I have so much hair, I put some in a spray bot­tle to dilute it with water, and it still gets the job done! After that, I style with Can­tu Shea But­ter Leave In Con­di­tion­ing Repair Cream or Shea Mois­ture Curl Enhanc­ing Smooth­ie. If I need a lot of hold I will add Herbal Essences Set Me Up Mousse. IMG_2691 What does wash day look like for you? 

L: I wash my hair about 2 times a week if I am wear­ing it curly. My scalp is very sen­si­tive, and over time it gets build up from the prod­ucts I use. Gen­er­al­ly I apply Apple Cider Vine­gar to my roots 15 min­utes before wash­ing my hair to cleanse and con­di­tion my scalp. If I have a lot of build up I will go ahead and use Shea Moisture’s Curl & Shine Sham­poo instead. Next I use any drug­store con­di­tion­er, but at the moment Aussie Moist 3 Minute Mir­a­cle Deeep Con­di­tion­er is my favorite. I then detan­gle and leave the con­di­tion­er in my hair for about 10 min­utes before rins­ing with cold water to reduce frizz.

Describe your favorite go-to hair­style for days when you don’t have a lot of time to style. 

L: If I am in a rush and do not have a lot of time, I spray my hair with my Kinky Curly Knot Today /water mix­ture, and braid my hair allow­ing my frizzy curls to fall out around my face. My go to used to be a big bun at the top of my head, but since my hair is so thick and heavy, my roots began to break off around the crown of my head.

How do you com­bat shrink­age? L: Shrink­age is not an issue for me. My focus is on defin­ing my curls, which scrunch­ing my hair and defus­ing with a blow dry­er helps me to achieve.

What are some of your prob­lem areas (if any) that require spe­cial care and atten­tion?

L: Since my hair is so thick, I tend to get huge knots in the back of my head. The hair in the back rubs against my clothes and neck, which can cre­ate a huge prob­lem. Anoth­er prob­lem area I have is in the mid­dle of my head, where I have no defined curl pat­tern, just frizzy waves. To com­bat both of these issues I just apply more leave in con­di­tion­ers when styling, and more con­di­tion­er to those areas when wash­ing.

What are 2 do’s for your tex­ture?

L: 1. Mois­ture! My hair can dry out very quick­ly. I use deep con­di­tion­ing hair treat­ments from time to time to pre­vent break­age. 2) Wide tooth comb! I can­not detan­gle with any­thing else!

What are 2 don’ts for your tex­ture?

L: 1. Dam­ag­ing hair rou­tines! Such as flat iron­ing, dye­ing, blow dry­ing etc… 2. Comb­ing from the root to tips. I always detan­gle from the bot­tom of my hair, work­ing my way to the roots of my hair.

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you? 

L: Per­son­al IG: @leximarcellaa Make­up IG: mua_lexi Any hair or beau­ty relat­ed ques­tions email me! mua.lexijackson@yahoo.com

Meosha

Just anoth­er lover of nat­ur­al hair and expres­sion.
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SantanaNyla

Whew!.….I can see you have your work cut out for you-but then again I have a rou­tine too-my hair runs my life.

mlank64

Gor­geous hair and beau­ti­ful lady

She

In th first pic­ture it’s like Itsmyraer­ae meets Taren916 ! Gor­geous girl & hair

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Pretty Doll
Hi, Lexi I’m bira­cial (Lithuan­ian, Bangladeshi and Black) too and I have hair sim­i­lar to yours but some­what of a loos­er curl like 3a hair in the front and 3b in the back. I have trou­ble car­ing for it. My mom has 4c hair and noth­ing she does works for my hair. We tried using a mix­ture of Coconut oil and Pis­ta­chio oil as a leave in con­di­tion­er under­neath a gel, but then my hair comes out super wet and greasy look­ing and frizzy. If we use a leave in con­di­tion­er it nor­mal­ly comes out sticky. The ends are very… Read more »
Pretty doll
Hi, Lexi I’m mixed race (Lithuan­ian, Bangladeshi and Black) too and I have hair sim­i­lar to yours but some­what of a loos­er curl like 3a hair in the front and tighter curl 3b in the back. I have trou­ble car­ing for it. My mom has 4c hair (she’s black) and noth­ing she does works for my hair. We tried using a mix­ture of Coconut oil and Pis­ta­chio oil as a leave in con­di­tion­er under­neath a gel, but then my hair comes out super wet and greasy look­ing and frizzy. If we use a leave in con­di­tion­er it nor­mal­ly comes out… Read more »
bsbfankaren
Have you tried not adding oil direct­ly to your hair, but instead using a but­ter as a sealant on wet hair? I too have hair that will look oily/greasy very eas­i­ly when I apply oil, so I only use it as a pre-poo, using coconut or amla oil, and pay­ing par­tic­u­lar atten­tion to my ends. In fact, my daugh­ter uses no oil or but­ters on her hair at all, with the excep­tion of a lit­tle argan oil to the coars­est part of her hair (the crown). Her hair pro­duces enough sebum, that oil is not nec­es­sary. Also, I use my… Read more »
Jenné

Hey
I’m not Lexi, but my hair is on the fin­er side (a mix of 3b-4a), so I under­stand how hard it is to find prod­ucts that don’t weigh my hair down and make it look oily/wet/etc. Have you tried using grape­seed or almond oil? Those are lighter and work a lot bet­ter for me than coconut. And those work great to seal dry ends. Also Hair Dew by oyin hand­made works real­ly great as a leave in (thought it does have a but of a scent fyi), but it leaves my hair super soft for days.
Hope this helps :)

Rey Rey

Gor­geous girl. She kind of looks like the Ital­ian and Black singer Mya only Lexi is Mex­i­can and Black. Her hair looks so healthy and thick.

JenniD

Wow! Nice vol­ume on the blow out. You are the sec­ond per­son I’ve read say to dilute kinky curly knot today due to the expense. Great tip.

Angélica

<3 your hair!

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