Introduce yourself!

Hey curl friends, my name is Jasmine Winters, also known as Jd. I am a Houston Native, photographer, and preschool teacher.

How long have you been natural?

I’ve been natural for about 1 year, and 9 months today.

Do you ever get tired of your natural hair?

I think like most naturals, we all have bad hair days, and days where we may just be tired of our curls. But I must say, it’s never to the point where I am tired of my natural hair.

What are your favorite products and styles right now?

Right now my favorite products are Truly You Super Soft Butter Blend for my twist, and Ouidad Moisture Infusing and Refreshing Spray to revive my curls in the morning. My go to style that usually never fails me is a twist out, and when it’s not in a twist out, I’ll rock my puff.

What is the biggest challenge you have faced as a natural?

I will say my biggest challenge that I’ve faced as a natural was in my beginning stages, my self esteem was really low. I didn’t know what to do with my hair, and it didn't make it any better that some of my family members, and friends did not agree with me going natural. I started jazzing myself up more with makeup, and also my wardrobe. After a while, I didn't care what people thought of my decision with my hair. I embraced my hair, and it took off from there.

What is the biggest reward you've received?

The biggest reward I’ve received so far is that my curl friends tell me over and over how big of an inspiration I am to them, and how I’ve encouraged so many to go natural. I want to continue inspiring and uplifting women.

What piece of advice do you wish every young woman knew about themselves?

You have a secret power that you were born with, and it’s just waiting to be released, find it, and use it, such as your confidence. Embrace every curl, kink, and flaw.

How can we follow you online?

Follow me on Instagram- @JD_Winters