This week is another curly beauty from the hood. She's a mommy, wife, singer, photographer and so much more... A woman who wears many hats. Seriously- she makes me feel like I really have no excuse for saying "I don't have time"
So without further ado.. meet Jennifer!
Please introduce yourself?
How long are you natural?
+- 7 years
What or who inspired you to embrace your God given crown?
Describe your hair in one sentence?
My hair is poetic and all Me, sometimes happy, sometimes sad, sometimes cheeky, sometimes bad...but I love it nonetheless lol
And here's Jennifer''s regimen...
Wash every second week. Loc every second or third day. I'm LoPo so I use grapeseed almond peppermint and rosemary as my oils and any good moisturising curl cream eg aunty Jackies curl la la.
Jen is all for keeping it simple..
Well my daily hair regime I keep it very simple. I use light oils like grapeseed, sweet almond, some peppermint and rosemary which I mix together as part of my oils for LOCing my hair during the week. I LOC every 2-3 days. My go to night time style is two strand flat twists. When I wash I cowash every second week and recently have been using gentle magic soap to clear build up when I do wash. I deep condition using the banana purity DC every second week and 1nce a month a protein treatment where I use the Palmers sachet.
Her favourite products she can't do without..
My leave in conditioner, acv cos my hair itches and I don't only use as a rinse but to spray now and gain for the itch (I have scalp issues lol), my grapeseed oil. I love the ecostyler gel but I've run out...its the best for finger coils
Some of her hair practices...
Yes...I almost always wear a sati scarf and I have a satin pillowcase...I've learnt from past experiences that it helps a lot to minimise breakage which prohibits growth. I also make sure I don't focus so much on seeking down my edges. I almost always DC because my hair sucks moisture. I don't use any heat on my hair (haven't for two years),, I never comb my hair dry. I don't tie up my hair u necessarily.
Considering returning to natural? Here's her advice...
It's the best choice yo make, not only cos it's now the "in thing" to be sporting a fro, but it's great to be proud of your God given crown. And when u start with something like your hair it even boosts your confidence and ability to stand above what society thinks things should be to be accepted. You also end up learning a lot about healthier choices and wanting healthier hair. You don't have to fit in...why not stand out?!...love who you are.
Her favourite way she wears her hair?
Most of the time I leave my hair in a fro. If it's an occasion I make use a scarf or clip up one side (side mohawk (my go to style)
Do you have a side hustle/ projects that you'd like to share?
Besides my love for photography, mainly because I love capturing things in their natural form, I know it sometimes brings in a tiny percentage of the bacon bit I mostly love the artistic part of it.
Thanks Jen for sharing your journey with us- P.S. if are interested in being featured as a girl behind the Magicalmessyhair just shoot me an email or use the contact form to get in touch with me.
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Until next time Stay Magical...