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Avatar • Feb 15, 2014

Photo on 2013-09-25 at 00.34 #3

Introduce yourself!
J:
I’m Jacqueline Abokomah Jackson. I’m 21, from Ghana and lived there till mid-2008. I currently live in Ontario, Canada where I just finished my undergraduate education.

Why did you make the decision to go natural?
J:
I’ve been natural my whole life. At first I was natural because my mum didn’t get my hair permed when I was younger. At some point, I mentally decided to remain natural because I had just been used to it and never really wanted permanently straight hair. I had seen a lot of people’s permed hair turn unhealthy, and didn’t want the extra trouble. I just started taking better care of my hair and wearing it out at some time in mid-2012.

How would you describe your texture?
J:
I never really typed my hair until recently. My hair is a mix of types. I’d say the front part of my hair would be 3b with fine strands, the centre is 3b/3c and the back/nape area is 4a/4c with coarse strands. My hair is fairly dense, with the hair at the back of my head being the most dense and requiring lots of patience to detangle.

Describe your styling regimen over the course of the month.
J:
I don’t have a rigid regimen. I usually wet my hair lightly and then seal it with a mixture of olive oil, coconut oil and castor oil (both Jamaican Isle Living products), or Cantu Shea Butter Leave-in Conditioning and Repair Cream and leave home in a fro. At night, I occasionally braid my hair so that the next day I have an afro with loose waves and reduced shrinkage — I prefer my hair to look much fuller. I may do about 10–12 twists in a twistout in order to have curlier hair to wear on its own, or in a hat/beanie. Sometimes I leave the twists in in order to wear a hat because hats and my afro don’t work too well together. This week I’m going to try a hot oil treatment and most likely add this to my regimen.

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What does wash day look like for you?
J:
I usually wash my hair at night and tend to dread this 2–3 hour process :$. I detangle my hair either by combing or finger detangling, depending on the state of my hair (I get careless sometimes). Recently I have started to put in some olive oil as a sort of pre-poo since I’m just getting hip to that. In the shower, I part my hair into 4 sections and get all of it soaked. I use Johnson’s Baby Shampoo and rub/lather it all around the edges. Sometimes I steal some of my sister’s Tresemme Shampoo. I shampoo in sections and usually do this 3 times all around, then wash it out. Afterwards, I use my Mixed Chicks Conditioner and again some of my sister’s Tresemme conditioner, detangle my hair mostly by hand and sometimes by comb, then rinse out the conditioner. Yeah it’s time I invest in some Tresemme lol. I wring out the water by hand and dry my hair with a t‑shirt. I then rub in some more Mixed Chicks and/or Cantu and braid my hair into about 6 sections. The next day I detangle as my hair is much softer and more manageable.

Describe your favorite go-to hairstyle for days when you don’t have a lot of time to style.
J:
My no-stress style is an afro. I wet my hair lightly to avoid shrinkage, slap some oil in, and I’m on my merry way. My other go-to hairstyle is a high bun.

How do you combat shrinkage?
J:
BRAIDOUTS! lol

What are some of your problem areas (if any) that require special care and attention?
J:
The back/nape area of my hair, and recently the hair at the centre of my head. I have to carefully detangle and be sure to moisturize there. I always question my decision to remain natural when I’m dealing with these areas. My ends regularly need tlc too.

What are 2 do’s for your texture?
J:
Braidouts and detangling in many sections.

What are 2 don’ts for your texture?
J:
Bantu knots. They never turn out right 🙁 Also, going too long without moisturizing and detangling my hair, and not detangling my hair after a wash. One time I was too tired to detangle before washing and afterward. That was a messy situation.

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
J:
Instagram/Twitter: @misboxie
Tumblr: http://www.yellowgrapes.tumblr.com

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momofIV
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momofIV

Congrats on your degree…I love your hair.…you are too cute 🙂

Jacqueline A Jackson
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Jacqueline A Jackson

Thank you 🙂

kitso
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kitso

Just gorgeous

Jacqueline A Jackson
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Jacqueline A Jackson

Thank you Kitso!

Pat
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Pat

So much hair! Looks great!

Jacqueline A Jackson
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Jacqueline A Jackson

Thanks Pat! 🙂

anastasia
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anastasia

Fantastic everything!

Jacqueline A Jackson
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Jacqueline A Jackson

Gracias Anastasia 🙂

kiki
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kiki

wow!.….such beauty!.….i love that you keep it simple…cos sometimes some naturals overwhelm me with their regimen.……im also from Ghana sister…love love love this interview

Jacqueline A Jackson
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Jacqueline A Jackson

Thanks Kiki. I guess it’s cause i realized everything doesn’t work for everyone — i read a few bad experiences some people had with certain hair treatments and the likes, so i stuck with the little i came across.

nollyA
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nollyA

I AM IN LOVEEEEEEEEE

Jacqueline A Jackson
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Jacqueline A Jackson

<3 <3

Barbara
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Barbara

Yay, a fellow Ghanaian! You and your hair are lovely!

Jacqueline A Jackson
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Jacqueline A Jackson

fist bump! lol. Thanks Barbara!

Ugonna Wosu
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Ugonna Wosu

GORGEOUS young lady, with the most gorgeous hair I think I’ve seen here in months and that’s saying something cause we got some hair BEASTS up in here!

Jacqueline A Jackson
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Jacqueline A Jackson

aww thank you Ugonna. appreciate the kind words 🙂

Loving My Natural Hair
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Loving My Natural Hair

Wow what a beauty.. Gorgeous girl and gorgeous hair

Jacqueline A Jackson
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Jacqueline A Jackson

Thank you =))

Michela
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Michela

Yaaaaaaasss!!!! Ghanaaaaa!!!!! Loooove this !!!!! I’m 16 and this is such an inspiration!!! BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Jacqueline A Jackson
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Jacqueline A Jackson

Thank you Michela :* #ghrepping lool

Amma Mama
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Beautiful! <3

Jacqueline A Jackson
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Jacqueline A Jackson

Thank you Amma <3 <3

chalise
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chalise

yeah girl my bantu knot outs dont turn out too well either. i had to give them bad boys up begrudgingly

Jacqueline A Jackson
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Jacqueline A Jackson

haha! i realized i can get the same curly look from several twists.

J.Nicole
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Love her hair. It’s really great to see a younger generation of young women not feeling the pressure to have permed hair. My oldest niece is 16 & started transitioning without any outside influence and I think it’s a great example for my younger ones as well, so they don’t feel any pressure to look a particular way.

Jacqueline A Jackson
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Jacqueline A Jackson

I agree! Thanks!

mangomadness
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mangomadness

Lovely! I really like picture # 10 with he twists under a hat. Your twists are so thick and full.

Ugonna Wosu
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Ugonna Wosu

I like pics 5 and 15 with the hats!

Jacqueline A Jackson
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Jacqueline A Jackson

Thanks mangomadness :))

Chandra
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Chandra

Yes.

Jacqueline A Jackson
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Jacqueline A Jackson

Yass! lol

Tyler
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Cute hair styles, love it 🙂
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Jacqueline A Jackson
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Jacqueline A Jackson

Thanks Tyler!

Miatta
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Gorgeous hair and a beautiful girl!
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Jacqueline A Jackson
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Jacqueline A Jackson

Miatta, thank you =)

Caramelcurls
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Caramelcurls

That hair—> LAWWDDD, it’s gorgeous! So shiny, thick, and healthy looking. LOVE!!

Jacqueline A Jackson
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Jacqueline A Jackson

thanks Caramelcurls! <3

Sheena
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Sheena

I know you!!!!! lol u went U of T eh?

Jacqueline A Jackson
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Jacqueline A Jackson

yes i did!! lol, Sheena from Caribbean Connections?

Sheena
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Sheena

lol!!!! Yep… I’m like “omg I know her… and I know that hair!!!” I always loved it!

youngin girl
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youngin girl

I cannot resist. Your hair is so thick and lucious. I’m out of words;I’m really speechless. Ghanians>3 Go Africans!

Jacqueline A Jackson
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Jacqueline A Jackson

Thank you ma’am 🙂 #Africa woop woop!

CoilyByNature
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Just absolutely Amazing Hair!!! Have you every tried KeraVada products? The owner reached out to me and let me review their products for free (because they loved my hair). Im sure they would do the same with you and your hair… plus i looooooved the product on my hair. It made it very soft and wasnt oily. Made my hair more like indian hair (American indian lol). They are at http://www.KeraVada.com

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Poshnera
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Poshnera

What a gorgeous girl with gorgeous hair!

Ashley
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Ashley

She is cute as pie!

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