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Jasmine // 4A Natural Hair Style Icon

Avatar • Nov 17, 2013

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Introduce yourself!
J:
Hi, My name is Jasmine, and I’m an Oklahoma girl.

Why did you make the decision to go natural?
J:
I went natural because my hair was slowly being damaged by relaxers. I begged my mother for a relaxer and got my first one around age 10. My hair was pretty resilient until after I had my son. My nape has always been shorter than the rest of my hair, but postpartum shedding made the situation so much worse. I remedied it with a Rihanna-esque haircut, you know the short inverted bob. But with shorter hair, comes more frequent relaxers…long story short, I decided to try and transition. I lasted 4 months tops. It was too hard dealing with the two textures. I big chopped in February of 2011, so pretty soon it will be 3 years.

How would you describe your texture?
J:
My hair is mainly 4a. However, a more accurate description would be that my crown consists of looser 3c curls, from there to my nape is true 4a corkscrews, and the sides of my hair right around my ears are the tightest, kinkiest sections. I find that my strands are the right in between fine and coarse, and my hair is fairly dense. My mop behaves pretty well, and I’ve never had a major fail with any particular product. I’m a lazy natural, so it’s a huge plus that my strands aren’t picky.

Describe your styling regimen over the course of the month.
J:
I rotate twistouts, braidouts, and wash and gos throughout a typical month. Most of the time my hair ends up in a bun until the next wash day, whenever that is. I admire the ladies who can create different updos and flat twist styles, but I am way too lazy with my hair to go through with it.

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What does wash day look like for you?
J:
I cowash every wash day with Tresemme Naturals, detangle in the shower (with a comb if doing a twist out or braidout, with fingers if doing a wash and go), do an oil rinse, and wrap an old t‑shirt around my hair to air dry a little. Then it’s time to style. I only shampoo when I feel there is buildup, or when my hair isn’t responding in its typical fashion.

Describe your favorite go-to hairstyle for days when you don’t have a lot of time to style.
J:
My entire natural hair journey I waited to get to the point where I could bun. And baby Jesus I can finally say it’s my go-to!

How do you combat shrinkage?
J:
I don’t combat it whatsoever. I have enjoyed all the stages and phases my hair growth has been through. Shrinkage is a part of that, and it’s so much easier to work with it. The shape the shrinkage of my different textures gives my wash and go is the bomb.com, seriously.

What are some of your problem areas (if any) that require special care and attention?
J:
Nothing stands out in particular. I used to think the back of my head on the right side gave me issues, but then I realized I always washed, detangled, and styled that part last…so it’s probably my own frustration of wanting to be done.

What are 2 do’s for your texture?
J:
Styling on damp hair and oil rinsing!

What are 2 don’ts for your texture?
J:
Waiting too long between washes I realized even though the length of my hair stayed stretched and problem free, I was creating a warzone at my roots. The shed hair creates major issues. Too much manipulation is a don’t as well.

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
J:
Instagram: jasamina_b

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Jasmine

Beautiful…just beautiful!

Ray
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Ray

Don’t #1 is soooo THE Truth. I am seeing I need to cowash about every 4 days and detangle and get that shed hair at my roots out. The good thing is my hair always stays pliable and moisturized with a cowash every 4 days and detangeling is pretty much a breeze because I don’t let the shed hairs build up and that also means I don’t loose more hair than needed like I would if I let it get extra tangled. If I get to the 6–7 day time frame before cowashing and detangeling I’m asking for it, regardless… Read more »

Bobby Ray
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Bobby Ray

do u twist your hair…if so maybe u should try braids instead they dont cause puffy roots which leads to tangles.

The Therguy
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The Therguy

I still don’t believe I am dating this beautiful girl. I love her, she is an amazing and beautiful person. I’m glad others have taken note of your beauty. Been there when she had the perm still here for the natural. I love the natural way better.

B
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B

Aww, so lovely how you appreciate your beautiful lady. You are blessed to have each other 🙂

Roberta
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Roberta

this is so sweet :’)

myblackfriendsays
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great smile (:

Asana
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Simply Gorgeous and that afro is beautiful!

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jasmine
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jasmine

Thanks so much for the complements guys!!!
And to my love.…I appreciate you so much. =)

Antoinette Stewart
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I have a similar hair texture mixture and the same problem with shed hair!! Thanks for sharing beautiful!!!

Roberta
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Roberta

such a pretty girl! pretty hair, too — very similar to my own 🙂 in fact, she looks like she could be related to me lol

XhosaGoddess
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XhosaGoddess

Yesss to that mane! And a standing O to the make up free pics 🙂

Dananana
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Dananana

Right?? That may have been one of my favorite things about this icon (besides her hair, of course :P)…a true natural beauty!

Bobby Ray
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Bobby Ray

Gorgeous hair and great answers to the questions!

Caray
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Caray

I cant believe you co-wash everyday!! Wow, with all the hair you have is that too much manipulation?!?!? I have thick/dense hair not as long has yours, all so same hair type and I can imagine co washing everyday…once week works for me.

linda
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linda

She said she cowash every WASH DAY not every day and shampoo if she feels there is build up.
Gorgeous hair and beautiful personality.

jasmine
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jasmine

Sorry for the confusion, I try to cowash every week and a half, lately due to my schedule it’s been closer to two week.

Hillary
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I used to live in Tulsa. We outchea! Beautiful hair, beautiful girl!

Candice
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Candice

She seems like she has such a great personality and attitude toward her hair. I wish as a 4a natural, I could wash n go and not worry about shrinkage. If I tried that my hair would be a tangled mess.

Jacky
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Jacky

Gorgeous

geri
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geri

her hair is the business. seriously! i wish mine were like that

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