Happy Monday! Start your week off with a fresh dose of curlspiration!
I found this curly beauty on Instagram and fell in LOVE with her hair! Had to see how she manages these lovely locks. Read below! Enjoy :o)
Introduction : : Do share a little about yourself!
My name is Jasmine, I was born and raised in London but originally am half Nigerian and half Portuguese. I work full time as a housing officer with adults with mental health and substance miss use issues and is also studying part time to become a social worker.
In the beginning : : What inspired you to go embrace your natural-ness? OR If you’ve been natural since forever, what inspired you to never get a perm?
I decided to go natural because I thought it would be a cheaper option for me at time as I was a full time student with no part time job, so tryna maintain good health of my hair was becoming a struggle as the little money I did have coming in was not going to be prioritized on my hair. Also at the beginning of my hair journey I grew an obsession with tumblr lol and I became inspired by so many beautiful women embracing the curls and looking good whilst doing it. It really did give me the encouragement I needed to stay on my hair journey as transitioning is a long process and can become overally frustrating when you are having to manage two textures at the same time.
Your uniqueness : : How would describe your hair and how do you like to wear/style your hair daily? i.e. wash-n-go’s, twists, straight, protective styles, etc.
I love to wear my hair out and for it to look as big as possible! I rarely do twist outs, braids outs, etc. or anything like that because I feel my curl pattern is defined enough so 99 % of the time my hair is a wash and go. I occasionally have it up in Mohican and sometimes will straighten it but not very often. For protective styling I tend to put it in box braids or have it braided up underneath a u part wig I’m not really good with the whole protective styling thing on my natural hair as I love my hair to be out and look wild lol as I think it gives your whole look a bit more of an edge.
Choosing favorites : : What are some fav products you can’t live without or would recommend to someone else? How do you use them?
I don’t use too many things on my hair, but my staples are Trevor Sorbie beautiful curls spray for curl definition and dark and lovely corrective leave in conditioner along with cantu Shea butter repair cream for retaining moisture in my hair. I also use water, coconut, castor, jojoba and rosemary oils all mixed up together to seal my ends.
Drop some knowledge : : Do you have an awesome hair practice/technique you’ve learned and wouldn’t mind sharing? OR is there something you’d like to learn more about?
I’ve learned that you just have to find what works for your hair and stick with it! You don’t have to try out every single product out there for natural hair just because it works for someone else. Don’t compare your hair with others, just be confident with what’s on your head and it embrace it!!!
K.I.T. : : How can we stay connected with you? i.e. website, e-mail, social media, etc.