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Jennifer // Natural Hair Style Icon

• Nov 18, 2012

*Prepared for BGLH by Meosha Tall of 1MeNaturally

Introduce yourself!
J:
My name is Jennifer and I’m from London/Essex, UK. You can call me Jenny/Jen if you like 🙂 People may also know me as ‘Bootyfurl’ (fashion and hair blogger). I describe Bootyfurl as: “How people from London and Essex say Beautiful. More so Essex, and I promise I’m not gassing you. Don’t believe me? Try it out now. Trust me you’ll find that ‘R’ somehow! 🙂

Why did you make the decision to go natural?
J:
My hair used to be relaxed (damaged, thin and had EL/NL hair) yet I’ve always been (and still am) tender headed. Almost every hairstyle left my scalp in agony. Lord knows why I worsened this with chemicals. I guess I wasn’t relaxed by “choice” as my mother took care of my hair when I was younger. Since I can remember I’ve had problems with the balding of my temples (something that can be attributed to chemicals/over processing). A few years ago, it got so bad that I began covering it with a cut-out piece of stockings/tights every single day (hairstyle: ponytail and nylon headband). My parents always asked why I “had tights on my hair” so one day I picked up the courage to go into school without the “tights” headband. They assured me that my hair was “okay” — bless them, they wouldn’t have known. So I went in and in front of lots of people a girl asked “did you shave your hair?” BY THE WAY, please bear in mind that I was about 14/15 and I think this was pre-Rihanna’s “shaved side” hairstyle.

Later on another girl (with relaxed hair) suggested that I “stop relaxing my hair” once again in front of people. To be honest, whether her intentions were malicious or not the comment somewhat changed my life. July 2008 was my last relaxer. I actually started a “healthy hair journey” with no preference, but when I saw how beautiful natural hair is, I decided not to relax my hair anymore! I didn’t have a big chop (I wish I did, it seems liberating!) but I literally always had braids so I guess I “transitioned” but I remember January 2009, going to the hairdresser for the first time after the start of my “healthy hair journey” and asking her to cut all the relaxed/straight bits off. Since I went natural, I have never been happier.

How would you describe your texture?
J:
Good question! Hmm since being natural I’ve always absolutely loved the fact that my hair was curly/coily/kinky regardless of the type. My hair has a mixture of types but I love the fact that it does 🙂 If I had to choose I’d say 4A with 3C 🙂 Density? I have A LOT of hair! A day doesn’t go by that I wonder where it all came from! As for my strands, each individual one feels quite strong and I have crazy amounts of elasticity (as you can see from the pics!) — if there was an award for shrinkage…LOL.

Describe your styling regimen over the course of the month.
J:
This is definitely my most frequently asked question and I wish I could say EXACTLY what I do but It’s crazy because even after three years, I am still experimenting! I love doing research and reading about the science of hair in general (not the book!) — I love reading Google Scholar for research, blogs and watching YouTube videos, but I refuse to allow myself to become a product junkie. In fact, I am an advocate that you’re better off keeping things very simple because when you do so much, how will you know what is actually working and what isn’t?

One thing I’m proud to say however is that throughout my whole journey two things that have stayed consistent are coconut oil and castor oil. I found myself always re-purchasing these two products regardless. No matter what product I try, coconut oil and castor oil are absolute STAPLES! I use a bit of glycerin here and there that’s also great. I love the short coily look and it’s amazing to know that anytime I want to achieve that, I just need some water and glycerin. As I noticed that whenever I have glycerin in my hair (I’m normally generous with the glycerin!) that it shrinks to its optimal. That’s a good fact to know because it proves the moisturising properties of glycerin. I’ve also had amazing experiences with bentonite clay as a cleanser. Oh and I love aloe vera!

After the worst experience with weave, I looked into lace frontals (glueless and without clips) as a protective style as I’d use it as an intensive moisturising treatment by baggying underneath (and it works!) but now I have my real hair out. I love twist outs but recently I have been trying to create my go-to classy “up-do” and I think I found one! I call it my Statue of Liberty hair even though it looks nothing like the Statue of Liberty! It involves two massive jumbo flat twists (or a few jumbo two strand twists) which are pinned down at the back. It looks so classy and it’s right on trend! I was recently invited to London Fashion Week (September 2012) and was surprised to see the exact style featured at many shows, so if anyone is looking for a protective style I would recommend it!

What does wash day look like for you?
J:
My official wash day ‘write-up’ is pending, it will come one day I promise! I’m still experimenting, but I can say that I love bentonite clay. However, I have been testing a brand new natural technique that I haven’t seen use anywhere else and I believe it stimulates hair growth too! I’m going to do a few more rounds of testing and then I’ll share it with the world! Look out for it. I want to help everyone 🙂

Describe your favorite go-to hairstyle for days when you don’t have a lot of time to style.
J:
For my “night time regimen” I always end up doing an updo, which by the morning I’m like “whoa this looks kinda classy!” It’s done by pinning down jumbo two strand twists. Other days I’ll just low bun. As long as I combine these styles and red lipstick, I’m good to go!

How do you combat shrinkage?
J:
I LOVE how our hair shrinks. How fascinating it is that one second my hair can be at my neck then the next second near my hip!? That’s amazing. I say embrace, embrace, embrace! Have some styles for when your hair is at the most shrunken stage and LOVE IT, ROCK IT! We all know living in England that one second the sun comes out to smile and then the next the clouds are crying, so be prepared. Don’t end up hating your hair just because it shrinks up. Be grateful that you have such elasticity because if you were ever to get heat damage, shrinkage will be the first thing you miss!

I wouldn’t say shrinkage was a problem, but a few months ago it was raining loads in England and I was just rocking twist outs even in the rain. One time my hair shrank SO much more than the “sunflower” picture, literally you would have thought I was less than a year natural. I was like “whoa, but wow” at the same time. Like that’s cool. I can go from Black Annie to Diana Ross back to Black Annie again! That day encouraged me to have hairstyles for when it does rain and to be prepared. I love the short coily look, and it’s amazing to know that anytime I want to achieve that, I just need some water and glycerin. As I noticed that whenever I have glycerin in my hair (I’m normally generous with the glycerin!) that it shrinks to its optimal. That’s a good fact to know because it proves the moisturising properties of glycerin.

What are some of your problem areas (if any) that require special care and attention?
J:
My temples. Up until the point when I went natural my temples always seem to end up balding, but Castor Oil has been my best friend. Plus, no more harsh chemicals I think has attributed to the care and growth so now it’s fine! Hopefully with TLC, it stays like that 🙂

What are 2 do’s for your texture?
J:
ACCEPT YOUR HAIR, ACCEPT YOURSELF. LOVE YOUR HAIR. LOVE WHO YOU ARE.

If you’re worried that people you know like your friends may judge you then they’re not your true friends. If you’re worried that your family won’t “accept” you then show them how fierce natural hair is! Prove the “haters” wrong 🙂 I’ve had so many people say to me that me being natural has inspired them. So many are transitioning now. I remember rocking a mini fro to school every single day for a while and I created a slight u turn. Suddenly I had girls (I went to an all girls school) thanking me for showing that natural hair is beautiful and loadsss more girls rocking their fros to school too! I love how with my natural hair I’m 100% me. Nothing to hide. I don’t wear make up, only occasionally and I love having a “take me or leave me” attitude like love me naturally or don’t love me at all. THIS IS ME. I know, I know, so cheesy but what can I say? A little bit of cheddar every now and again doesn’t hurt.

Furthermore:
1. Protect at night.
2. Moisturise.

What are 2 don’ts for your texture?
J:
DO NOT LET HAIRDRESSERS RUIN YOUR HAIR.

I have memories of all my hairdresser visits where they just did not care for my hair. One in particular around two years ago left me with a bleeding scalp. I can only wonder how these hairdressers see a young vulnerable girl crying in agony but do nothing about it. You see the thing that hurts me most is that I put my ultimate trust in these people. Before they start I beg them not to do it tight. I beg them not to hurt me. I’d much rather have a loosely sewn weave than sleepless nights and migraines for a month. Since I was younger, I have always had a tender scalp and rather than these hairdressers acknowledging that, they treat me as if I’m exaggerating and literally laugh. Worst thing is that it’s not just one bad bunch, I tried SO many hairdressers all over the place. It has come to the extent that the smell of weave and walking past these hairdressers makes me anxious. I have always experienced balding as a result of traction/tension alopecia I believe it’s called, but I try to stay strong and see what I can do about it. The hair grows back and then I go for a protective style (weave at the hairdresser) and I lose it all again. It’s a cycle that I’m starting to break. My experiences with hairdressers always seem to be bad. My parents are Nigerian, born and raised so I was taught to respect my elders! I guess the hairdressers took advantage of my respect. My advice is know your worth, don’t let anyone treat you bad in any situation.

Furthermore:
1. Do not use excessive amounts of heat.
2. Do not apply excessive amounts of pressure, be gentle!

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
J:
If you have any questions or want to know more, feel free to tweet me @bootyfurl (http://www.twitter.com/bootyfurl). Also check out my blog http://www.bootyfurl.co.uk with lots more tips and info! 🙂 I hope my story can be an inspirational to you all. Whether you’re natural, texturised or relaxed. Do your thing! Don’t let anyone tell you what you can’t do, show them what you CAN do. Now go forth and love your hair because it’s well and truly bootyfurl.

About Meosha

Just another lover of natural hair and expression. - Style Icon Coordinator for BGLH

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Anon
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I read her blog sometimes, nice hair but I think she is a 4A/B? she has a great attitude to shrinkage too.

Michelle
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Wow, both your hair and attitude are outstanding, having a hot body doesn’t hurt either. I have to agree with Anon, you do have an upbeat attitude to shrinkage…simply beautiful.

christina from London
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christina from London

Haven’t commented on here for a while but had to say hey to a BGLH natural from the UK.
Even when it’s not raining we have a lot of humidity here so I came to terms with shrinkage pretty early too. Can’t remember the last time I even bothered to straighten or stretch…ha
Good to see you on here 🙂

Kemi
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Oh so glad to have someone from London here on BGLH, was about time (was waiting for my 3 inch hair to become 15 inch).. Lovely hair…

eve-audrey
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pretty girl with beautiful hair! i can’t wait until mine is that long

Peary
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Her hair looks like 4C to me…

Barbara
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The hair is amazing but those outfits LMAO.

Momo
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LMAO!! I support people’s own uniqueness style but only if it looks good!!

Anon
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This girl wears outfits that betray body confidence whether you or I would wear them or not. this is why it is called personal style. I like the Minnie Mouse look and her hair is full and looking good.

Aiych
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LOL, betray???? you mean portray? or maybe exude? chile…

amber
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be·tray (b-tr)
tr.v. be·trayed, be·tray·ing, be·trays
1.
a. To give aid or information to an enemy of; commit treason against: betray one’s country.
b. To deliver into the hands of an enemy in violation of a trust or allegiance: betrayed Christ to the Romans.
2. To be false or disloyal to: betrayed their cause; betray one’s better nature.
3. To divulge in a breach of confidence: betray a secret.
4. To make known unintentionally: Her hollow laugh betrayed her contempt for the idea.
5. To reveal against one’s desire or will.
6. To lead astray; deceive. See Synonyms at deceive.

Aiych
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I know the definition of betray fool. The way anon used it is ridiculous.

Tell me exactly how this girl “betrays” body confidence. Is it by making her body confidence known unintentionally? Divulging a breach of confidence about it? Being disloyal towards it?

Her outfits EXUDE body confidence, in other words they display body confidence, make it known intentionally. Not betray it o_O

But good for you, you can copy&paste on the internet, congrats.

amber
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Aiych:

Betray” is obviously not the word you would have chosen, but clearly the poster felt like her usage (which was entirely within the dictionary definition of the term) conveyed her thought appropriately. Unless you can demonstrate to me that you somehow understood her intent better than anyone else scrolling through the page, I’ll need you to refrain from re-conceiving her message. Neither she nor anyone else asked you to edit the comments section for style.

Best,

A

P.S.: Your last post has made the identity of the “fool” glaringly obvious.

Fallon
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I wasn’t going to comment back, but since you brought up intent I couldn’t stop myself. “Intent” is exactly why this word doesn’t work in this context. In order to correctly assert that a person has made something known UNINTENTIONALLY, you must be AWARE of the person’s intentions. This works if you’re an omniscient narrator that knows the subject’s mindset. It does not work if you are a woman behind a computer screen commenting on a blog post. Unless we know Jennifer, none of us can comment on her unintended behavior. So although definition 4 is a valid definition of… Read more »
Amber
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How circular! The O.P. cannot make an implication about Jennifer’s intent, but YOU ladies can make a supposition about both Jennifer’s intent and the O.P. lack of intent, all the while maintaining that intent cannot be understood. I’m officially mystified! Let me simplify my comment: The extent to which Jennifer intends to demonstrate body confidence is subjectively judged. Thereby making it completely plausible for the O.P. to surmise that Jennifer perhaps did not intend to convey body confidence (maybe she intended a multitude of other things none of which need be antonymns to body confidence, by the way)but demonstrated it… Read more »
Keisha
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I agree. I think her point is that the word selection could have been better, but that doesn’t make it wrong (and certainly doesn’t justify laughing at the commenter!)

Aiych
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lol oh daaaayum looks like I got under the skin of some of you idiots

Joy
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Goodness, this is still going?! For what it’s worth I agree with Amber and Keisha but some people around here are becoming intolerable in their inability to just say something nicely then agree to disagree. All these comments are not even related to the post bar the OP who seemed to simply be saying that this girl seems confident within herself. The rest is just too extra!

NapturallyMe
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+1 Cyberbully fail.

Aiych
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-1

Fallon
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Right. Posting the definition just makes it even more obvious that betray doesn’t make any sense in that sentence. Fail.

amber
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I think it’s pretty obvious that the O.P. was using definition 4 above. As in, “Her quirky outfits, conceived with little rhyme or reason, while seeming silly, did at least betray (make known unintentionally) her strong sense of confidence.” Best word choice? Maybe not. Correct? Why not?

Jo Somebody
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Aiych didn’t need to be rude, admittedly, but by posting the dictionary definition you have just made Anon officially incorrect. If Jennifer was behaving/dressing/speaking shyly, but we could see that there was self-confidence somewhere in there, then whatever it is that made us realise she was self-confident would be betraying that she is self-confident (e.g. maybe she makes humble comments but the strength in her eyes and uplifted head betrays her confidence; or she dresses demurely but a glimpse of colourful socks betrays her quirkiness). You can’t betray a feature by openly and purposefully showing it, certainly not by #4… Read more »
Keisha
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I think you’re reading beyond the strict meaning of the word. It doesn’t say to make the opposite of something known intentionally. You’re also taking for granted that she is purposefully trying to show confidence through her clothing. That’s your opinion and may not be shared by anon.

amber
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And when you tell me why she’s wrong, pls don’t start smattering on about how the connotation of the word is something different. We’re talking about the dictionary definition. Please tell me why definition #4 does not fit– Thx.

amber
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Fallon: see message to Aiych– this goes for you, also.

Why you mad
Guest

You sound aggressive as hell!

Dat Chic
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This is not an environment for Negativity. Save the trolling and mean spirited commits for the gossip sites, please. Her hair is The Business! 🙂

Chic noir
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Well said Dat Chic. I hate how mean spirited some people have become here.

JenniD
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Good grief people she has her own style. Not all of us aspire to be cookie cutter.

Anon
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agreed… the outfits are downright strange, but to each her own i guess. her hair is pretty fabulous tho

Celine
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A black girl with long hair who doesn’t know what she does on a weekly or monthly basis for achieving waist length in only 3 years ? This post is useless :/ I dont’ even know how admin accepted publishing it, this is not “sharing”. this. is. not. sharing.

Naturallymoi
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Well, you said it lol but seriously, I thought we are all here to share and learn? Every one has a routine even if you wash your hair just once a week, even if you scratch the left side of your scalp every 3 days so to say “I have no routine” is just U-G-H, you do something right?

Kasha
Guest

I’ve seen a lot of long-haired naturals who don’t have a detailed regimen. That’s because less is usually more. You know that what works for one does not work for everybody. Don’t be jelly 🙂

Rou
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I agree that less is more when it comes to caring for natural hair. The first time I went natural, I didn’t know anything about natural hair care. By the end of 2.5 years of being natural, I relaxed my hair. My hair was almost hip length! I didn’t even know I had so much hair! I grow that much hair in 2.5 years! Fast forward to the present. I’m no on my second natural hair journey. I will reach my 2nd nappiversary on Dec. 12th. My hair is only half the length it was the first time I went… Read more »
Pseudonym
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90% of the answer to that question is genetics. Straight up.

EG
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This.is.not.sharing.…i’m sorry but I was cracking up at that line. Be patient, part 2 is coming…

Micheleantoinette
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I rather like the outfits but I agree with Anon I think you might actually be 4b too

anastasia
Guest

Beautiful hair…reminds me of Sera (YT) who has a gorgeous head of hair =)

Tia
Guest

looove the hair, it looks so cottony and soft. I actually like the fact that she does not have an uber rigorous regimen and was able to retain length while experimenting.All that hair in 3 years??!!! WOW!! Oh, and her body is ridiculously hot!!

Jo Somebody
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Love your attitude and your lovely! UK stand up!

Jo Somebody
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Whoops! I meant lovely *hair!

Renee
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Hahah! 4A/3b?! Not at all. Her hair is lush and long but she is like a 4C or at the very minimum 4B. That’s cute that that’s what she thinks though. A 4a/3c would not shrink that much! And there would be more curls.

Anon
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Ok I agree with Renee that she is mistyped but the tone is off. Far from being militant or elitist, Renee sounds like one of these people that subconsciously associates tighter textures with being lesser than curly hair.

z
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Yeah I must agree she’s definitely an 4b/c girl, but her hair is still beautiful and thick :).

Gigi
Guest

why the negative elitist tone…what are you the hair type nazi?

Dat Chic
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LOL I know right.. Renee ya kinda made me nervous with the militant tone about her choice of hair typing. Calm down

Peary
Guest

Let’s not censor people from stating the obvious: She is clearly not 3C. We complain about inorganic products being labeled as organic but we can’t do the same with hair? We must question why girls err on the side of ‘looser’ when typing. But please, let’s call a spade a spade and keep it moving because this is not helpful for people just starting out.

Kasha
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Hair typing is so much more divisive than practical.….

Michelle
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Exactly why I choose not to hair type. I have no idea what mine is & don’t particularly care.

Lil-Ly
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+ 10 000

EG
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The good hair, bad hair debate was here long before hair typing. Women often claim looser curls because they want what is considered good hair, so some of them claim to be what they are not. All some folks are saying is let’s keep it real.

Michaelle
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Women are incredibly mean towards other women. Looking forward to the day, I come on here, and 100% of the responses are POSITIVE.
God does not like ugly. She is blessed, so I’m hoping she ignores the negativity on here as well as the FB responses.

Michelle
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Looking forward to that day too.

Anne
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I am stunned people are so up in arms about the curl pattern. Really people? Who cares what the curl pattern is? It is a useless classification that tells you nothing about how to care for your hair, but people are falling over themselves to correct her. I wonder why?

Goes to show being/going natural means absolutely nothing when it comes to curing the inferiority complex sickness in some people.

Renee
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Hahaa. I know I sounded a bit.. Harsh. It really bothered me which I found surprising. I think it is because I am somewhat tired of people being so obsessed with looser curls. And comments form women like,“Oh my daughter’s a dougla” “Oh my god you have pretty hair” etcc. I guess I felt like she was just kinda deluded and.. IDK! It just bothered something in my soul that I cannot quite get at with words. And I am not a hair typing nazi.. But anyone that even read the briefest bit about the stupid classification system would know… Read more »
DreamGirl
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I understand where you are coming from I’m a fine haired 4c natural and I am inundated with thick haired 3s and I won’t lie I get jealous and annoyed that my hair isn’t as celebrated but one thing that I’ve learnt to do is to celebrate other people’s hair,3c all the way to relaxed hair ladies. In God’s eyes every head of hair is stunning and it must hurt him that we class each other according to hair type,your hair is gorgeous whatever it may be.

DreamGirl
Guest

OM,can we just take a minute to just appreciate the sister’s gorgeous long hair!!

Lela7
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I love your africans and happy to see africans representing and showing people they can have long hair

Nooni
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I’m happy she is showing that african girls can grow long hair without being mixed! ALso, I love the style. also about the hair type. I went on her website and found a picture of her hair close up- http://www.bootyfurl.co.uk/2012/01/blended-beauty-product-reviews.html Its pretty obvious she is not a three and people need to stop associating the existence of any curl pattern at all with being a 3. I would say more 4b, maybe 4a, because he has some curl but it’s hardly the little defined curls or ringlets you see in 4a. People should not mispresent themselves because its not good… Read more »
Gina
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Actually,I personally think the 4a, b, c divisions are useless. My hair looks like all of them depending how I style it. I can get the defined ringlets, but I have to commit to styling my hair that way on a regular basis, otherwise the curl pattern will break down. And my hair looks exactly like this woman’s in the picture — though not as long. I think that 4’s just have a longer way to go with understanding how their hair works over other hair types that have more clear-cut styling methods.

Zoopath
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+1

Nobody
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This a beautiful girl with beautiful hair BUT I don’t really like the post. It doesn’t tell us much besides her own personal attitude about her hair, and that’s not what I come here for. There was no real advise or regimen or just ANYTHING that made this worth a blog post. I guess I’m annoyed because she cropped up on another internet hair site that I frequent and it was the same thing: look how nice my hair is. No regimen to be found. And then she linked to her blog/twitter about seven times which also has no information,… Read more »
PB
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I love her attitude towards shrinkage, that’s what make our natural hair unique.

Stevie
Guest

Beautiful hair!

Tee
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Her hair is beautiful. I think that she reached that length so quickly because she has a very short torso. So waist length on her is probably arm pit length on someone else. I always like these features and I think it is interesting to read what the icons have to say. There does seem to be something sales pitchy and contrived about her responses. Consumers (of media) can sense when things are not genuine and they will not connect. Usually for icon posts, it is always positive (with the exception of people debating actual hair types-which is not really… Read more »
Monique
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What a dumb ass comment! Her torso is short…are you kidding me!

Viv
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I think that she reached that length so quickly because she has a very short torso. So waist length on her is probably arm pit length on someone else.”

I’m sorry but that line made me laugh out loud! She has great hair, style and body, but I did sense that this was a bit contrived, too. She’s still beautiful though.

Nana
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Tee, your comment just made my night.. You had me LOLing with the short torso comment.… So funny… Who thinks of such? LMAO!! Nhu, beautiful gal, beautiful hair!

neochasez
Guest

I understand everyone’s point of view here…truly I do. But just remember that this woman didn’t sign up to be a scrutinized celebrity. I value that there are woman who are willing to showcase their hair to us (for nothing in return). I just wish we could all put ourselves in her place at this moment…

Aiych
Guest

Well when you willingly put yourself out there on the internet in any regard, you should be ready for some degree of scrutiny.

This is a popular website with a lot of traffic, if someone decides to be featured on here then they should know that with that traffic will come varying opinions. Some will be kind, some will be critical. It’s the dang internet y’all, not sweetcandycarebearland.

EG
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It’s the dang internet y’all, not sweetcandycarebearland.….THIS

Viv
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+1

Iknowwhereyourecomingfrm
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Iknowwhereyourecomingfrm
LHCF! Yeah she keeps plugging her blog but no reggie, not that her reggie is the key to long hair but people who are curious might want to know. I almost feel like she either ain’t interested in sharing or it’s a future blog post because basically all she does is post booty shots in figure hugging outfits with hair secondary and then says check out my blog for more pics. Ain’t nobody got time for that chile so just give up the reggie. Does she get amnesia on wash day — there must be some steps. The interview seemed… Read more »
Orihime11
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Yeah…I’m gonna have to agree on this one. “angtft”

zimzam
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If you check out her blog, you’ll find that this post is basically her blog. BGLH do cross postings from other blogs without re-editing specifically for this site. Don’t blame her if she is not talking to you specifically, in all likelihood, BGLH just asked her if they could copy/paste and she said yes.

goyta
Guest

eh…she dresses kinda sleazy. maybe i’m oldfashioned but good gawd. anyhow, her hair is beautiful. it looks almost exactly like sera2544 from YT. i love their texture. wish i had hair that could retain length so well.

lulu
Guest

you should probably avoid tumblr then.

goyta
Guest

i probly should. i’m a old soul.

Efuru
Guest

I think ‘sleazy’ is a little harsh and slut-shame-y. She isn’t the first icon to be featured that has worn figure-accentuating clothes.

goyta
Guest

that may be but she’s the first one i’ve noticed. i don’t normally pay attention to the style icons, to be honest, and what drew me to hers was her minnie mouse costume. i like it, but personally i was turned off by some of the other attire. perhaps sleazy was too strong, but i felt it to be an apt description all the same.

Ilove50sfashion
Guest

The comments on here seem to get more negative everyday. Who cares what she believes her hair type to be. How beneficial or relevant is this hair typing anyway. This hair typing is starting to seem a bit like colourism; pretty ugly. They should just stop asking people what their hair type is and let the readers make their own assumptions. She is beautiful her hair is beautiful and that’s that. Big up UK, finally someone from my side of the world.

neochasez
Guest

+1

okay
Guest

Why are some posters so negative and over critical? So what if she doesn’t disclose a specific regiman? The bottom line is learn your care- it’s needs, it’s likes, and it’s dislikes and accept your hair’s positon on the matter. Oftentimes if a woman has an hair issue when her hair relax she will have a similar issue when it is “natural.” There is no sub. for self-acceptance. This lady’s hair is beautiful she is one flower in the colorful and awesome natural hair garden. Nough Said.

Gina
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I think that discussing hair care regimens is the point of this blog. If the trend is going to become features on people not willing to disclose, then people will start going to another blog.

Maha
Guest

I’m jealous of that butt… Oh well, though, I love my small rear-end. But it would be nice to be that shapely these days…

Pat
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@Maha! Squats and lunges girl! I had no butt in the beginning but now I’m finally getting some butt meat. Yay! Sorry, way off topic.

She got some thick, thick hair. Love it. I almost thought it was loc’d in that Minnie mouse pic though

CheriV
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@Pat, I love her hair but I def thought it was locs too. I was super hype too cuz there hasn’t been a loc’d icon in FOREVER!!!

guise
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that hair, that bum, those pants.

reppin ldn hard. if this lady says her hairs 3c/whatever. i’m going to take her word for it. i haven’t been up close in her headpiece to be saying otherwise. she knows more about her hair than anyone of these ppl on this site.
with regards to the lack of advice…there’s a lot you can take away from this. like a good attitude with regards to working with your hair as opposed to against it… a lesson i’m still learning.

giving these screwfaces something to screw at. stay you xxx lots of love from NW ldn

Abii
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Big up to another London natural!!!!! Love her hair, love her individuality and hate the haters! I wish Bglh would remove the hair type question, I don’t think it serves any purpose other than to divide opinions. If there are pictures, people will be able to recognise the hair type from that. But ladies, let’s just show a bit of appreciation. Jennifer, and indeed all the ladies profiled on this site, do not deserve the virtriol that has been displayed in some of the comments. Would you seriously want someone commenting on your own profile in the same way? Jennifer… Read more »
lulu
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wish Bglh would remove the hair type question, I don’t think it serves any purpose other than to divide opinions.”

I’m pretty sure they removed it before but i guess it’s back. Like clockwork we got people trying to check people to make sure the icon realizes that THEY know what their correct hair type is. It just bothers some people too much if they believe someone is even one letter off.…

Jo Somebody
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I thought so too! Or I thought it was changed to simply ‘describe your hair’, which would be much better. I like to know things that aren’t always fully obvious from photos, like their hair’s porosity, density, thickness, ingredient likes and dislikes, tendency to shrink, if it has been coloured (can’t always tell) etc. It seems like when you ask them to describe their hair texture most of the time the icons will a) say they don’t care for/subscribe to/fully understand the hair typing system but then they will go and post a hairtype anyway that gets the ladies arguing… Read more »
Gigi
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+1

LBell
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To Jennifer: Amazing hair, amazing growth, hope to hear about your regimen, hope you’ll give it up for free. 🙂 To BGLH: I must admit I get a kick out of coming to this blog and seeing a post with 60 comments on it (as it stands right now) and wondering what is it about the post that’s generating so much commentary. At first I thought: the cover picture, maybe? ’cause it’s interesting…I thought she might work for Disney maybe… Then I started reading and saw that she classified herself as 3c/4a and since I’ve been reading this blog for… Read more »
Jojo
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@ LBell…sometimes I skim through the post and read the comments. I just can’t help myself. Its like eating chips…I always come back for more until they’re finished. However, sometimes its more like watching a bad horror movie…its terrible but I can’t look away. I can’t be the only one.

Before I forget, I’d like to congratulate Jennifer on the growth & fullness she’s achieved with her hair.

lulu
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if an icon post has alot of comments, 95% of the time, it’s people arguing over hair type. It NEVER gets old. Ever. *sarcasm*

Jo Somebody
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The other 5% of the time is shared between if the icon is Black enough, kinky-haired enough or long-haired enough! Lol!

ljjohn
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whelp!

it’s true doe

binks
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Um…meow at this post.…yikes! Jennifer your hair is beautiful but I wish she gave more detail about her hair regimen than her philosophy but gorgeous nonetheless

Pam
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Jennifer you are an amazing girl with gorgeous hair!! Thanks for sharing your opinion on shrinkage 🙂

Ann
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Simply gorgeous!

Ray
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Jeniffer, if your reading these posts, dont take anything personally..people here get excited to see 4C/b hair bc they arent featured as often as the 3’s so then when you skirted around the regimen it got disapponting bc thats the main point..anyway you should have given up your regimen I loved everything else and same thing happened to Agazie(another icon), the website had to shut down the comments.

Sophie
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I was thinking the same thing about the type not being necessary with the pictures. We get to see the hair in different states, which then makes is possible for us to make our own judgments about how much it resembles ours. The posts *without* hair types don’t make people upset. I like the descriptions (wiry, dry, cottony, porous, etc.), but the hair types aren’t very helpful. If you keep putting them in here with these sorts of responses, I can only assume you’re exploiting it to increase traffic at the expense of the featured person. I dare you to… Read more »
Iva
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I agree. I have never seen the value in hair typing when my eyes work just fine. I prefer more descriptive descriptors like the ones you listed because they actually tell me something*. All hairtyping does is rile people up to visit the site and comment more. Period. It gets BGLH more clicks and clicks are money so it doesn’t seem to ever go away. Sorry to be so cynical but that’s how I see it. I do like this girl’s hair and her personal style. She’s unique and that’s wonderful. *Plus it wasn’t invented by a man who does… Read more »
Iva
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whoops. *was invented.

maralondon
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*Plus it invented by a man who does not like kinky/coily hair. He thinks its unmanageable and needs to be fixed.

One of the main reasons i refuse to subscribe hair typing. How he dare he place afro textured hair at the bottom, if anything it should be classified as no.1 since we were the first people to exist on this planet.

maralondon
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Sorry Jennifer, forgot to respond to your post. I’m amazed by the amount of hair and length you are able to retain after such a horrible experience with relaxing. your hair is beautiful.

abiola
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everyone needs to whoooooosa. lol. if you go back and read under what does wash day look like for you? in her answer she says “I have been testing a brand new natural technique that I haven’t seen use anywhere else and I believe it stimulates hair growth too! I’m going to do a few more rounds of testing and then I’ll share it with the world! Look out for it.” she’s using this article to advertise and promote herself and her blog. obviously she caught interest saying she grew her hair to that length in 3years. if you want… Read more »
JENNIFER (bootyfurl)
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Hi everyone, It’s Jennifer! Thank you for all your kind words, it means a lot 🙂 I started this journey three years ago and just thought natural hair was cool regardless of the type. When writing this interview, I literally had to type in “Hair Types” into Google to clarify because I never remember classifying my hair because it really didn’t concern me. When I searched the hair types, I wet my hair with pure water and compared. I came up with 4A with 3C from the using many descriptions and pictures. If I’m wrong, it’s okay, I don’t mind… Read more »
Patricia Kayden
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Good on you for ignoring the haters. You’re beautiful as is your hair. I don’t know how your hair grew so quickly in 3 years but that’s pretty amazing. I mostly keep my hair braided, but will try to do some twist styles when it grows longer.

Keep up the positive attitude! And looking forward to hearing about your regimen once you’ve finished experimenting.

Kurinnko
Guest

Gotta say I’m well impressed at your response. Keep up the good attitude Jennifer!

Iva
Guest

Slow clap for Jennifer!

That’s class.

Chic noir
Guest

Chile yes, Miss Jennifer served with class.

z
Guest

Wow that was beautifully said, I almost teared up in reading this .…

Fallon
Guest

Love your attitude and your response!

Mayah
Guest

Whaouuuuuu, beautiful hair

AC
Guest

Honestly to me I didn’t see that many hair typing comments…and if she got it wrong and someone felt the need to share that for others with her hair type so what. But what I did notice was a lot of grammar arguments LOL, the comments were pure comedy…

Landry
Guest

Absolutely gorgeous hair!!

nay@mycurlymane.com
Guest

Positive attitude and thiiick hair. I like her unique style. Minnie = :). I enjoy seeing these different textures of hair, especially her length. Love it!

Michaelle
Guest

Loved her response!!! My hair textures looks identical to her hair, and I’m confident the length will reach her length. At that time, I’ll also be accused of wearing a wig or pieces. I’m sure of it! We were brain-washed many years ago to believe no one with that texture can grow longer hair right? LOL!! It kills me that with so much information out there, people still think this way. It will take many, many years for the slave mentality to end.

Jacky
Guest

Lovely post,i love your hair and you’re a pretty girl,keep rocking your natural hair.

Mika
Guest

Beautiful hair! That Minnie Mouse pic is everything!!! Her body is crazy dope too.

NINA
Guest
Your hair is amazing, so thick and lovely. I live and am from London so nice to see a UK natural I can relate to. I am 3 months natural having transistioned for 15 months out of a short relaxed nia long style haircut. I would love for that girl who tried to shame in school to see how long and amazing your natural hair is now lol. “how you like me now b*ch” hahah, I hear you about hairdressers though and I can imagine the kind of establishments you are talking about also. I will be sure to check… Read more »
Courtney
Guest

OMG SHUT UP…you ladies sound soooo stupid with no kind of life. So what if she’s wearing those type of clothes, so what if her hair texture is 3C or 4A or 4C, SO FUCKING WHAT, who gives a SHIT?! Yes Im cussing and I don’t care. Her beautiful and her style is unique and different, SHUT UP get over it..DAM

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Ace
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Her hair is beautiful. However it’s more 4a/4b, than 4c. That’s very misleading to 4c hair. I thought for the longest I was doing something wrong with my hair, but I realize I don’t have the same hair texture as most of the hair advice I would follow. Needless to say I wasted a lot of time and money. Had I known I didn’t have the same hair type as the people’s videos I was looking at, I could have saved myself from the trouble.

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Love the hair girl, keep it up 🙂

<3 ~Linda

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