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

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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

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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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