@jamiefrombklyn curly hair

@jamiefrombklyn

What was it like for you growing up with textured hair?

It was different since I was the only one in my family with big kinky hair. I almost always had a protective style before getting relaxers. My hair has always been big.

What made you decide to embrace your naturally coily hair?

I was on Tumblr one time and this girl had big beautiful curls, and I wanted my hair just like hers. My mom told me I could have hair like the picture if I chose to start taking care of my hair. So I took the next step.

What has been the most empowering moment of your natural hair journey so far?

Being able to love my hair and all the tests and trials it comes with. I also love the fact that I'm able to help so many people with tips and tricks on how to handle thicker hair.

How do you protect your curls at night?

I do a loose pineapple and sleep with a bonnet.

Who is your curl crush?

@Jasmeannn, she and her curls are so beautiful! And she's a cancer like me :)

What's your curly girl essential you can't live without?

A leave-in cream!! I can be a lazy natural so whenever I don't want to spend hours doing my hair a leave-in cream comes in handy.

What is your current hair regimen? Any favorite products you’d like to share?

Kaleidoscope hair products, Garnier Curl Cream and Carol's Daughter have been a huge part of my hair regimen. I wash my hair every two weeks:

  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Deep Condition
  • Leave-In
  • Styling products

What has been the most challenging moment of your natural hair journey so far?

Now that my hair is the longest it's been I find myself having to learn it all over again. It's a little frustrating but also exciting because I get to try new products and methods.

What is your hair type?

4a

Are there any techniques or methods that have made a huge impact on your hair health?

Working in sections!!!! It helps to prevent breakage which natural hair is prone to.

What's your advice to women who are still struggling with loving their natural texture?

YOU are beautiful. Your hair doesn't define you. It's very easy to compare your hair to other hair textures but you were blessed with your own crown for a reason. Learn it, love it and embrace it.