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Jasmine // 3C/4A Natural Hair Style Icon

Avatar • Apr 3, 2014

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Introduce yourself!
J:
My name is Jasmine Collier and I am from San Diego, CA but currently live in Orange County.

Why did you make the decision to go natural?
J:
I have been natural for 2 years and 3 months! I went natural because I had relaxers since I was 6 years old. I was really insecure about my hair because it was thin and breaking, and never retaining any length. I watched “Good Hair”, Chris Rock’s documentary style movie and felt somewhat inspired. I dabbled into the online natural hair community and decided to do the big chop!

How would you describe your texture?
J:
I would say my texture is 3C/4A. It isn’t completely loose and springy, but it has a VARIETY of textures. Towards the front it is more defined and loose and the back is a lot more coarse and tightly curled. My hair is extremely thick and hard to wet, but when moisturized properly it behaves wonderfully!

Describe your styling regimen over the course of the month.
J:
I honestly do not use more than 4 products and I always style my hair the same way. If it is extremely hot I may do a puff, but my hair isn’t the length I want it to be for that style. For now once a week I double strand twist my hair with Giovanni Direct Leave-In Conditioner after I’ve washed it with Everyday Coconut Shampoo.

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What does wash day look like for you?
J:
After I have washed my hair I separate it into 4 sections and do rows of twists in each section. This is also the detangling process for my hair, and I use a Denman brush. Throughout the week I do NOT retwist my hair. I love the volume and fluffiness I get from wearing it out. People tell me this is bad for my hair and that it creates single strand knots and what have you, but it’s just my preference. When I sleep I also do not wrap my hair (I know another shocker). I like how it looks in the morning when it gets the chance to breathe and toss and turn with me. I moisturize my hair everyday with Organix Coconut Milk Anti-Breakage Serum. When I first take out the twists the next day my hair is very bouncy and it hangs in my face, so I tend to use a variety of headbands to give it the pushed back look.

Describe your favorite go-to hairstyle for days when you don’t have a lot of time to style.
J:
When I wear my twist out, that’s my style for the week. Ever since I went natural I’ve flat ironed my hair only twice. I mostly use headbands as an accessory, but other than that I like my hair out and BIG!

How do you combat shrinkage?
J:
When I do my twist outs I try to do them tight so the hair is almost being squeezed to its length. After I twist I tie my hair up, which pulls all the twists from the scalp and it dries that way. So when I take them out they are elongated. Other than that I don’t mess with it because throughout the week my hair expands!

What are some of your problem areas (if any) that require special care and attention?
J:
Single strand knots and just tangling in general, but that’s because of how I wear my hair and how I want it to look. I also hate the drying process of the twists, but I’ve learned to conquer that 🙂

What are 2 do’s for your texture?
J:
Serums and more Serum!

What are 2 don’ts for your texture?
J:
Gels and Wash n go’s!

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
J:
Jasmineaya.com

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

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ja
ja
6 years ago

Stunning

Shannon
Shannon
6 years ago

I love her honesty about not sleeping with her hair wrapped at night- goes to show your that hair can grow without sticking to the “supposed rules”- go girl!

t
t
6 years ago
Reply to  Shannon

I know. Sometimes I hate to sleep with a wrap on. It gives me a headache. I will say that when I don’t sleep with the wrap on I have never seen any of my hair on the pillow. Your hair is very pretty!

cacey
cacey
6 years ago
Reply to  t

i’m the same. the only time i wrap my hair is when i flat iron it, and that only to keep it from reverting as i sweat a lot during the night, even when it’s cold. But when my hair is curly i never tie it down or cover it with a scarf. sometimes i sleep on it loose. hasn’t hurt my retention yet.

Kelsey
Kelsey
6 years ago

Omg come twist my hair! Mine neverrrr turn out that perfect lol

mlank64
mlank64
6 years ago

She is beautiful…that hair is gorgeos!

Naturally Lovely
Naturally Lovely
6 years ago

beautiful face and hair.

Lana
Lana
6 years ago

The picture in the bathroom…with the girl in the background puking. that’s rough. lol.

Cryssi
Cryssi
6 years ago
Reply to  Lana

Lmbo, I didn’t even peep that.…but gorgeous girl

Roberta
Roberta
6 years ago
Reply to  Lana

LMFAO!!! i didn’t even see that

cacey
cacey
6 years ago
Reply to  Roberta

struggling to keep from cracking up out loud lest i awaken the hubby. but wow, thanks for pointing that out! omg!!!!!!! poor girl. reminds me of my early college days heh heh 😉 got my ish together by junior year though.

Adrienne
Adrienne
6 years ago
Reply to  Lana

Wow I didn’t even notice that! 😀 Her hair looks so fabulous it blocks out everything else

Andie
Andie
6 years ago

She is stunning!!! And that hair, gorgeous!!

Chel
Chel
6 years ago

I love that you don’t wear a scarf to bed. I must say, when I’ve not worn one my hair looks fab and now need to fluff up the twist out. With wrap it ruins the curls and squashes them. Yet I still wear it haha

rw
rw
6 years ago

just awesome, finally one whose texture is just like mine, i only wish i would’ve known NO WASH AND GOs a year ago, man oh man

cacey
cacey
6 years ago

such a pretty girl. beautiful, thick lush hair. and those twistouts are killa! as an aside, i wonder if she’s mixed, because i noticed the shape of her eyes and it’s the feature i’ve come to associate with the Japanese.
not that it matters, just a minor point of curiosity.

tysh
6 years ago

Pretty face…gorgeous hair simple…

Tysh

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Caramelcurls
Caramelcurls
6 years ago

What a gorgeous girl–I love her eyes; her hair is gorgeous too–thick and healthy looking!

Jo
Jo
6 years ago

I need that pretty necklace in the 5th photo. 😮

The Luv of Big Hair
The Luv of Big Hair
6 years ago

I am completely so obsessed with her hair right nw! Jst hve 1 general questions tht may sound stupid bt I’ve been wondering about it 4 a while nw. What constitutes da diff between medium length hair nd long length hair on bglh? Coz da divide btween short hair nd superlong hair is reali clear, bt da othr 2 leave me jst confused!! Lol can any1 pls tell me coz evrytym I luk @ style icons wth medium/long hair I’m not able 2 tell da diff. Tnx in advance.

Adía
Adía
6 years ago

She has really pretty hair! I thought hair scarves keep your hair in place not make it grow

Kendra
Kendra
6 years ago

She’s a cutie!

Youngin girl
Youngin girl
6 years ago

Thick and bold-is all I can say!

Elle
Elle
6 years ago

Chile.…you have broken the internet with that adorable face! Jasmine is a ringer for the stunning Khamit Kinks model that inspired me to return natural (the second time) 12 years ago. Gorgeous hair, great interview.

Dee
Dee
6 years ago

So beautiful!
In love!

Anonymous
Anonymous
6 years ago

You are GORGEOUS!!!!

Jasmine
6 years ago

Thank you everybody!!!

Shell
Shell
6 years ago

Love your hair, Jasmine and your easy approach to your hair.

Jenee
Jenee
6 years ago

Hair crushing for real. She is as cute as her hair. I’m going to go find me some eyelashes because her real ones are terrific. And yes her simple regimen is great.

rara1981
rara1981
6 years ago

Beuatiful hair!!!!!! Looks somewhat similar to my hair texture. OAN: not sure if you noticed a girl puking in the bathroom stall in one of your pictures.

Natasha
Natasha
6 years ago
Reply to  rara1981

Lmbo!!! I didnt notice that on first look. Throwing up for sure. She is all over that floor *yikes*. Hope she was ok…

Britt
Britt
6 years ago

So you don’t use anything but leave in conditioner for your twist outs? No curling creme or anything?

Jasmine
6 years ago
Reply to  Britt

No not at all! It starts to produce build up and I hate that. Giovanni leave in and a denman brush do the job

Ashley Teal
Ashley Teal
6 years ago

Hello to all my natural headed sista lol but I just need help I have been natural for some time but I haven’t been embracing it like where it out I have always flat iron it but I want to change that I just wanted to know what are some products I can use to help define my hair and what should I do to help my hair grow and what products are good for natural hair

coffeeluvahhh
coffeeluvahhh
6 years ago

like ur style

Dianne
Dianne
4 years ago

She’s beautiful and so is her hair.

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