Skip to main content

Jessica // 4C Natural Hair Style Icon

Avatar • Nov 3, 2013

CYMERA_20131024_223927

Introduce yourself!
J:
Hello! I’m Jessica from Los Angeles, California.

Why did you make the decision to go natural?
J:
I’ve been natural for 2 years and 8 months. I remember getting my last perm for my birthday on 12/29/10 and I BC’d on 2/15/11. I went natural because I was tired of spending money on salon visits and I got really bored with my hair. I’m a style chameleon, so my hairstyle changes often. I watched a YouTube video of Nikki Mae doing her big chop and I was like, “I should do that!” It had been years since I’d seen my natural hair and I only had negative memories of it. So I cut my hair to about half an inch and loved it!

How would you describe your texture?
J:
I have fine, 4c, very coarse hair! The crown is super kinky and the sides are more loose. Straight styles never really work for me because of how coarse my hair is. It takes a lot of heat to tame this mane!

Describe your styling regimen over the course of the month.
J:
I’ve been wearing my hair in buns lately. I love how easy and simple this style is! I just had a baby so I don’t have time to do twist outs or braid outs. Wearing my hair up allows me to protect my hair and still be stylish! I use Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie to moisturize my hair and castor oil to hold my hair in place. Gel does nothing for my 4c hair, I use castor oil as a gel. It works perfect for me!

CYMERA_20131025_004256

What does wash day look like for you?
J:
Wash day is simple. I detangle my hair with a cheap conditioner, place my hair in twists and wash my hair with a Shea Moisture Shampoo. Then I condition with Giovanni’s Tea Tree Triple Treat Invigorating Conditioner. Afterwards, I blow dry my hair and style.

Describe your favorite go-to hairstyle for days when you don’t have a lot of time to style.
J:
When I’m in a rush, I run to my half wigs. They are a lifesaver!

How do you combat shrinkage?
J:
I don’t mind shrinkage. I love how full my hair looks when it’s in that state. But if I need it stretched for a particular style I keep my hair in twists or braids.

What are some of your problem areas (if any) that require special care and attention?
J:
My crown has always been my problem area because it’s so coarse and dry. I encounter most of my breakage there. I keep that area twisted and try not to mess with it as much.

What are 2 do’s for your texture?
J:
Castor oil and wearing protective styles.

What are 2 don’ts for your texture?
J:
Sleeping without a satin scarf and using gel.

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
J:
You can find me on my Instagram: @jfashiongirl87.

Avatar

About Meosha

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

Subscribe
Notify of
guest
40 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
DreamGirl
DreamGirl
7 years ago

Oh yeah,i like her,she got super cute style and her hair is like mine. I love how full her hair is.…‘ohshe DID that!!!!!

Jessica
Jessica
7 years ago
Reply to  DreamGirl

Thanks hun!

cocoabrown
cocoabrown
7 years ago

My hair twin! I love your hair!!!!

WhyMe?
WhyMe?
7 years ago

Her hair looks good, will someone please explain what EXACTLY is fine & coarse hair? I have 4C fine AND thin hair…it is not thick at all, and shrinkage makes it full…to have fine and coarse hair? I don’t understand…I thought coarse hair is THICK hair? am I wrong?
thanks

naturalUK@gmail.com
naturalUK@gmail.com
7 years ago
Reply to  WhyMe?

Thanks for this. As a fine and thin haired lady I was about to ask the same thing. Fine and very coarse? maybe she means thin, but it doesn’t look thin in the photos. Great head of hair.

Kellz
Kellz
7 years ago
Reply to  WhyMe?

Think what she means by fine and coarse is that the strands are small in diameter (fine) but the texture is kinky or tightly coiled (coarse). i have the same type so i kinda understand, sounds confusing but goes to show how wide the spectrum the natural hair types are.

WhyMe?
WhyMe?
7 years ago
Reply to  Kellz

@Kellz you are right it is confusing…BGLH please write a post on hair diameter and thickness, does thin=fine…coarse=thick or maybe in some cases thick&fine(lol) thin and coarse??? thanks

Jack
Jack
6 years ago
Reply to  WhyMe?

I think fine is the width of the strands. Thin and thick (I think thick and also be used to describe strands) has to do with the amount of hairs on your head. Coarse it texture, like how it feels (think like silk is smooth, wool an feel coarse or rough).

LBell
LBell
7 years ago
Reply to  Kellz

Both fineness and coarseness have to do with strand diameter, not texture. Calling tighter hair textures “coarse” simply because of their texture has IMO resulted in a lot of black women using too much heat and/or chemicals to “tame the mane” and suffering a lot of breakage as a result. I had to go natural to understand why I never retained length while relaxed. Yes, my strands are tightly coiled, but they are also very small in diameter (ie. fine). Getting regular-strength relaxer touch-ups every six weeks was major overkill (literally). Length retention has come not only because I gave… Read more »

jasmine
jasmine
7 years ago
Reply to  LBell

Right Lbell,
Fine hair is means the individual strands are small in diameter.
Coarse hair means the individual strands are larger in diameter.

Thick hair refers to the alot of hairs per square inch… aka.. high-density.
Thin hair refers to not alot of hairs per square inch… aka… low-density

Deedeemaha
Deedeemaha
7 years ago

Simple and to the point. Really love the way your hair styles or carefree no fuss. A little control, tuck, or pin. then let your hair do what it wants. Then you have more time for on point make up application, and fashion. My hair is just there in its full, high, glory to say, “oh yea I meant for it to be this way. Now let the drums roll” lol

Dotty
Dotty
7 years ago
Reply to  Deedeemaha

It’s a skill isn’t it? I think her styles look great. If only I could master the pin and tuck updos. Very nice!

ChiChi
7 years ago

Your styles are really beautiful. I especially love the looks with the scarves…I’m a sucker for wraps and turbans.

Asana
7 years ago

Yasssss at the picture of you with the turquoise pants and the other with the black tights! Love your style and hair 🙂

whatshetaughther.blogspot.com

RukiyatG
7 years ago

Nice!

felicia
felicia
7 years ago

Wow,wow,wow I love your hair and ur beautiful

elsa
elsa
7 years ago

beautiful hair and woman.

Daynajoe
Daynajoe
7 years ago
Reply to  elsa

AAAARGH! Was trying to give this comment a “+1,” but my finger wasn’t narrow enough for the job on this stupid iPad. So sorry. I meant to give the comment a thumbs up.

Jessica, I LOVE your hair and the styles.

Elsa, I cosign your comment.

Sincere Apologies for the negative rating.

Sigh.

elsa
elsa
7 years ago
Reply to  Daynajoe

LOL you’re so cute Daynajoe. But its really not a problem, I know it can happen easily. Have a nice day Sweety 🙂

Amma Mama
7 years ago

I follow her on Instagram. She has great hair and incredible style. She should be featured on BGLH style too <3

http://ammamama.wordpress.com/

Amma Mama
7 years ago
Reply to  Amma Mama

Sidenote: She favors Solange too.

Youngin girl
Youngin girl
7 years ago

Los angles! I live two hours away from there. I’m glad to see a 4c icon. My hair falls in that type and before I go back to Sally’s, I need to know what products work for me.

Judy
Judy
7 years ago

Is it just me, or does she look like Solange? super stylish & gorgeous!

Mardy S
Mardy S
7 years ago

Hey Jessica you have great hair, do you have any instructions on the hair style on top?

Jessica
Jessica
7 years ago
Reply to  Mardy S

Thanks hun! I blowdried my hair and then did a braidout. I placed my hair in a bun and tucked the front with bobby pins. I used shea moisture curl enhancing smoothie to achieve this look.

kisha
kisha
7 years ago

so pretty!!! cute styles and luv ur fashion looks!!

One
One
7 years ago

Fab!

Caramelcurls
Caramelcurls
7 years ago

Hair and style are on point! LOVE!!

Ambrosia034
Ambrosia034
7 years ago

Pretty hair and great style.

Ambrosia034
Ambrosia034
7 years ago
Reply to  Ambrosia034

Oh and I forgot to add–love the makeup too!

mee
mee
7 years ago

She kinda looks like Solange

Yse
Yse
7 years ago

Love your style and I can’t get over how much we look a like in some pictures.

tmc (toronto meet up nov 16)

wow, she loves her bun gigantic huh. very nice hair!
cute baby bump
themanecaptain.blogspot.ca

shirel
7 years ago

you are beautiful!.. you have a similar look to Solange

Baby North
Baby North
7 years ago

Love the straight to the point answers!

Baby North
Baby North
7 years ago

I thought fine/thick strands means the size of the hair strand.
Coarse is the type of hair, the old school term meaning nappy…just keeping it real!

Bonisile
7 years ago

Wow we have a similar hair type and our hair shrinks more than any other, beautiful hair and I love that pink jacket.

Jenna Marie Christian
Jenna Marie Christian
7 years ago

love it

Belle
Belle
7 years ago

You look like Solange’s sis.

Christina
Christina
6 years ago

External and home made remedies are good for your hair. Unless you experience some problems which require medical treatment. Your hair often indicates the state of your whole body. That is why hair problems should be first of all treated from inside out. I have strongly suffered from hairloss over years. No external solutions could help. The thought that crossed my mind is that the issue cannot be tackled externally. So I started googling up pills and dietary supplements for hair loss conditions. There are at least 30 products sold on the Internet that are designated as hair loss products.… Read more »

40
0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x

Shopping Cart