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Jasmine // Natural Hair Style Icon

Avatar • Jun 3, 2010

Where do you live?
J:
I was born and raised in the city of brotherly love; love it dearly but desperately yearning for a break from it. I am currently a student at Philadelphia University, going into my junior year in the fall, studying Fashion Merchandising.

Why did you go natural?
J:
I never really MADE the decision to go natural, I just always was. My mother talked about possibly perming my hair when I was younger, but thank God I had a hairdresser who was against it and taught me to embrace my wavy/curly hair.

I embraced my natural hair when I was first introduced to my TRUE curl pattern. After 18 years of blow-drying and straightening, you can imagine how much heat damage one’s hair could have, so when I decided to cut my hair short my senior year of high school, I washed it for the first time and was amazed with the curls that came about. From short, to the length it is now, I had to endure the awkward length stage, but doing so helped me to familarize myself with the needs and wants of my curly bush. Ever since then, I have been in love with my hair.

Going/being natural hasn’t affected me much, I was always the quirky girl who dressed different, so when I do decide to wear my hair natural (because I have my moments when I want it straight) I’m the quirky girl who dresses different, with the big hair. I get tons of stares, compliments and inquiries, but I enjoy the attention. But it has affected the people around me, I’m so pro-natural that I have a few of my college friends attempting to do so; one has been doing very well and hasn’t had a perm in a year:)

What’s your regimen?
J:
My regimen isn’t anything fantastic, it’s the summertime so it’s pretty basic. I wash and condition my hair with the Organix brand Nourishing Coconut Milk, which my hair LOVES. Then I put Lemongrass & Rosemary Creme of Nature leave-in Conditioner in because my hair can get very dry. I also use Carol’s Daughter Hair Milk sometimes to give my curls a little definition; but most of the time I just let it air dry, I don’t like my hair too perfect,-looking, I like when it’s a little messy.

What mistakes have you made with your hair that you’ve learned from?
J:
The only mistake that I have made is having had my hair blonde and not having the appropriate products to keep it healthy. My hair broke off slowly but surely; so i’ve learned to take better care of it.

What’s the best/most effective thing you do for your hair?
J:
The best thing I do for my hair is keeping it properly moisturized; I wish I could assist with a list of products, but I’m still experimenting myself.

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
J:
You can find me at: deverauxdiaries.tumblr.com and on twitter @jaydeveraux

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Olivia
10 years ago

PHILLY!!!! Your hair is boss! I’m from Philly and need a hair dresser. Who do you go to? I’ve been natural for nearly 2 years but I’m afraid to let anyone touch my hair aside from getting full weaves.

Shones
Shones
10 years ago

That pic of you in the plaid shirt and the jacket is fantastic. You and your hair both look like you’re having a blast!

yaya
yaya
10 years ago

love the hair!

jaydeveraux
jaydeveraux
10 years ago

Thanks ladies:)

Olivia, I go to Diadem Salon on Germantown Ave, mainly when I want a really good straightening job or coloring; been going to her since I was 12.

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Ashley
10 years ago

wOw I absolutely love her hair its so big and beautiful!!!

Clara
Clara
10 years ago

You’re hair madame is the business. I’m BC’ing next Saturday, my hair can’t wait to be like yours when it grows up!

binks
binks
10 years ago

I love the first picture, your hair is gorgeous.

Chantel
10 years ago

I love your hair and the fact that we have the same major 😉 Yay!!!

NikkiNaturally
NikkiNaturally
10 years ago

PhilaU is my Alma Mater!!! Go Rams. Luv luv luv ur hair. It’s gawjus 🙂

Jasmyn
10 years ago

Alright Fashion Merchandising major!! Woooo! Your name is also very very beautiful 😉

I use Cream of Nature’s leave-in, I’m currently trying to decide whether my hair like that or Cantu’s leave-in better.

Zoe
Zoe
10 years ago

Loveeeee your hair Jasmine!!!…I’m laughing at that second pic where you look sooo happy!! And I know why that is HINT: that little can in yo hand!!! hmmm lol I just graduated college 2 weeks ago so i know the deal with it!! LOKOOOO!! haha

But again, great hair!!! Your story reminds me of my own b/c I never had a perm either!!

jaydeveraux
jaydeveraux
10 years ago

Thanks again for all the love, i greatly appreciate it.

And shoutout to all the fashion merchandising majors on here, and the one Phila U alum, lol.

And Zoe, you’re so right;)

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