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Jasmine // 4B/C Natural Hair Style Icon

Avatar • Apr 14, 2013

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Introduce yourself!
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!

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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

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Autumn
Autumn
7 years ago

VER-SA-TILE! i love it!

Cece Danielle
Cece Danielle
7 years ago
Reply to  Autumn

+1

JazzyTe
7 years ago
Reply to  Autumn

Thank you!

locdnatural
locdnatural
7 years ago

What a gorgeous set of locs, I’m just starting my loc journey and I’m a little envious of her long healthy locs, but of course, I’ll just have to be patient…I’ll get there eventually.

JazzyTe
7 years ago
Reply to  locdnatural

You’ll get there before you know it!

Coconut + Cream
7 years ago

beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.
I liked this interview, very thorough

c+c

JazzyTe
7 years ago

Thank you!

Kimberly
Kimberly
7 years ago

Very beautiful! Thank you for demonstrating the beauty and versatility of locs.

JazzyTe
7 years ago
Reply to  Kimberly

You are very welcome! 🙂

Kade
Kade
7 years ago

WOW!!! You make locks look VERY!!! stylish!! They look gorgeous!! Incredibly versatile…do I see my self with locks at one point in my life..HELL YEAH!! You’ve opened my eyes!

JazzyTe
7 years ago
Reply to  Kade

Thank you! My Mission is Accomplished! 🙂

Gerpha
Gerpha
7 years ago

SAK PASE?!

Sheriberri
Sheriberri
7 years ago
Reply to  Gerpha

Means “what’s up?” Or “what’s happening?”

JazzyTe
7 years ago
Reply to  Gerpha

Mwen Pa pi mal 🙂

k
k
7 years ago

Gorgeous locs. I’m glad locs are featured more on this site. It’s pretty useful to read how other women take care of their locs.

JazzyTe
7 years ago
Reply to  k

Thank you!

Diva_Ri
Diva_Ri
7 years ago

Gorge! Both the girl and the hair. I just subbed to your Youtube and am going to refer my sister who is 4 years into her loc journey.

JazzyTe
7 years ago
Reply to  Diva_Ri

Thank you so much and Welcome aboard! ^_^

Avanti
Avanti
7 years ago

Some of the best loc styles I’ve EVER seen! Love it!!!

JazzyTe
7 years ago
Reply to  Avanti

Thank you!

Ashes
7 years ago

Well, she is just cuter than a bug in a rug.

JazzyTe
7 years ago
Reply to  Ashes

::Blushing:: Thank you!

Caramelcurls
Caramelcurls
7 years ago

Absolutely gorgeous!!!! And I am loving the versatility. LOVE IT!

JazzyTe
7 years ago
Reply to  Caramelcurls

Thank you! 🙂

Aly
Aly
7 years ago

I don’t have locs myself but I loved this interview! Such gorgeous hair! All those styles blew me away, so beautiful. I love twisting my hair as a protective style (slash I is super lazy and don’t like styling it everyday) and you’ve made me realize all the cool styling possibilities I can have!

JazzyTe
7 years ago
Reply to  Aly

Im glad you found this useful! 🙂

Stace
Stace
7 years ago

I love the pic where your dreads are twisted into a cropped bob like style.…very creative and it frames your face so well!

mangomadness
mangomadness
7 years ago

I LOVE her locs and her YouTube channel.

It’s nice to know her hair care routine — I think mine would be similar if I had loc-ed hair.

Jacky
Jacky
7 years ago

Gorgeous locs!

hmm
hmm
7 years ago

Goshhh her locs are perfect

Youngin girl
Youngin girl
7 years ago

She looks Good with curly locs. I think this blog should have been titled, “African girls short hair.” because we are born with short hair. we have to go through measures to make it grow and most of the interview’s are from african continent’s. I’m proud of the effort this blog has made and the stories women share on here. I can’t get enough of this site!

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