J has contributed a MASS of knowledge to BGLH (the haircare tabs are all her.) But there were particular times when her advice — and her hair — was the inspiration that kept us going.
I’ve counted down J’s Top 5 moments/contributions to BGLH…
5. Her article on how to grow out natural hair.
You can find it HERE.
It was great information based on her 10 + years of being natural and it remains one of the most viewed articles on BGLH today.
4. Her amazing hair color!
From golden orange to reddish-maroon, J has sported a number of different colors — and they’ve all been fabulous! J showed us that healthy hair and great hair color don’t have to be mutually exclusive.
3. Getting the scoop on what it’s like to be a natural actress.
J interviewed her friend, actress Adepero Oduye about roles and opportunities for naturals. Adepero dispelled the notion that kinky-headed girls can’t get work in Hollywood and New York.
2. The Roll Up.
This is a BGLH throw back. In August 2008 (when the blog was just a few months old) J made one of her first appearances with an updo she sported at a hair show she modeled in. The style was called the “roll up” and I still consider it one of the coolest we’ve featured.
1. J reveals the secrets of a former life.
I got J to spill the beans about her previous life as a model in NYC doing gigs with Vibe Magazine, The International Reggae Awards and TBA Clothing. The pictures were stunning and the story of a Cornell-University-graduate-turned-urban-model was equally amazing.
J, thank you SO MUCH for your time on the blog!
If you have any thoughts or goodbyes for J, feel free to hit up the comment box.
Also, be sure to keep up with J via her Fotki page.