J: My name is Jasmine (a.k.a Jazzy) and I was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. I am a second generation Haitian-American (Sak Pase?!)
How long have you been natural?
J: I’ve been natural since December 2005 and I started my loc journey July 7th, 2007.
How would you describe your texture?
J: I would say my hair texture is around 4b and 4c. It’s extra curly, coarse and dense.
What method was used to start your locs?
J: The first time around I had someone loc my hair, but they were left handed so when I attempted to retwist, it would unravel (because I was right-handed). I end up starting over and loc’ing my hair myself. When I loc’d my hair, I had about 108 locs, but I’ve since then combined some and haven’t counted since that time.
How do you style your locs?
J: I love to style my locs by swooping them to the side with a bang. I make sure to have rubber bands, hairpins and bobbypins on deck. I also love curling my locs because it gives me so much body. To achieve curly locs, pipe cleaners for me work best because I can get three styles in one — a very short curly bob (w/ pipecleaners), a shirley temple look (Post-pipe cleaners), and voluminous bouncy curls (achieved by separating each curled section). This style lasts me a hot minute!
What does wash day look like for you?
J: My wash day tends to take the majority of the day because I wanna make sure my locs get all the love they need from me. First things first, I either shake or brush my locs beforehand. This will rid them of some dirt, debris or bits of lint from the surface of the locs. Then, if I decide to clarify I will use my apple cider vinegar with baking soda and rinse 5–7 times to make sure I get the majority of what’s in my locs out. Afterwards I go into the shower and begin to wash my locs, which I divide into four sections. My cleansers change depending on how I’m feeling, but my two staple cleansers at the moment are Terressentials Organic Hair Wash (Lavender) and my Alaffia African Black Soap (Tangerine Citrus). After washing, I deep condition with either my DIY deep conditioner or my DIY hot oil treatment. For my leave-in conditioner my staple product is cold-pressed extra-virgin coconut oil. I apply it on my scalp and along the length of my locs to seal in the moisture. For styling, I use both Jamaican Black castor oil and Lily of the Desert Aloe Vera Gel. If my locs are feeling parched throughout the week, I use Aloe Botanicals Aloe Vera Juice with some NOW Foods grapefruit pure cold-pressed essential oil as a daily leave-in.
What are some of your problem areas (if any) that require special care and attention?
J: I would hands down have to say lint. It doesn’t have to go back onto my sweaters but it’s got to get the heck outta my locs! lol. In all seriousness though, I have to be very mindful of the fabric in certain types of clothing (Me and Angora do NOT see eye to eye).
What are 2 do’s for your texture?
J: 1. Moisture! (Water is you hair’s best friend) 2. Oils! (They help to seal in the moisture)
What are 2 don’ts for your texture?
J: 1. Medium-High Heat. 2. Over manipulation.
Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
J: I am a social media junkie! All my links are down below 🙂
Main YouTube Channel | http://www.youtube.com/user/JazzyTe007?feature=guide
Vlog Channel | http://www.youtube.com/user/JazzyLivin
Instagram | http://instagram.com/princessjazzyte/
WordPress Blog | http://jazzyte.wordpress.com/
Pinterest Board | http://pinterest.com/jazzyte/
Twitter Page | https://twitter.com/JazzyTe007