Natural’s Spotlight: Jacobi

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1. Tell me about yourself

Hello, My name is Jacobi or Cobi as I’m also known as.  I’m from a little town called Neptune, New Jersey. I have received my Masters in HR management and recently got engaged. Since my engagement, I have really being pursing my hair and fashion career. I have been doing a lot of natural hair styles in the area and teaching myself how to sew. Building an empire with my talents!
2. How long have you been natural?

I got one perm in about six grade and stopped immediately because of the burning.  I have been natural since then but I straighten my hair on a weekly basis to have the silky straight look. No one even knew I was natural. I decided to embrace my natural texture when I started sweating every day from working out and stepping. I was nervous of my texture and how to manage it. Because of the heat damage, I started to just slowly cut off a little hair at a time. I became a born again natural and I LOVEEEEEEEEE it.
3. Did you transition or Big Chop?

I transitions from my one time perm to press and curl every 2 weeks. Definitely not the best idea but that is the way that I grew out my perm. 

4. What is your biggest hair challenge?

How did you overcome your challenge? 2 challenges that I have are being too rough on my hair and dryness. I always do my hair when im rushing to go somewhere, which causes me to not take my hair and ripp though my tangles instead of being gentle and massaging them out. I learn to schedule the appropriate amount of time for my hair. As far as dryness, I learned to listen to my hair and moisturize when needed

.5. What is your hair regimen?

My regimen consists of weekly 8 hour deep conditioning session with Shea Moisture deep treatment masque or homemade conditioner and co washing with Tresemme naturals. I rarely use shampoo unless I have a lot of buildup. Every week after I pamper it with the DC,  I alternate between twist outs and up dos. When I wear my twist outs, I rock the twist during the work week and then on the weekend I make it either funky or edgy. I put in a high wild bun, braided head band, or I just throw on a dope turban.
6. What is your favorite style?

My Fav Go-to Style is a High Bun with big chunky earrings. I mist my hair with water, olive oil, and Glycerin Mix, Leave in conditioner Shea Moisture restorative conditioner and Eco Styler Gel. I secure it with a regular black shoe string and bobby pins. Sometimes I will even put the bun to the side of my head. What I love about buns are that they don’t have to be perfect.
7. What is your fashion style like?

My fashion is ecceletic, simple with a pop, and boho all wrapped up in one. I recently just started making my clothes. I love the fact that I can make up an item that fits my style perfectly. I am also a thrifter so I also love the vintage look. As far as my hair I like that neat but effortless look.8. Where can we find you on-line? What else would you like to add?YouTube Channel:http://www.youtube.com/user/mizzcobi
Instagram: mizzcobiFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/cobi Listen to your hair! Good Hair is Healthy Hair

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Wash Day Made Easier

Hey Naturalistas!! How does your current wash day go? Long,… Tiring?

So… Dont you just hate wash day sometimes? Because you know it will take you FOREVER to do your hair, then style it!!. Hmph and don’t let you have somewhere to go, LOL!  You will leave out the house twisted up in a beanie!!! So for my housewarming party I received a gift card to Bed Bath and Beyond, I’m like what am I going to buy from here… and then I walked past the shower heads!!!! And it dawned on me… ahhhhhh!!!!!!!!

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OMG why havent I had one of these!!!! This thing is like a lifesaver!!!

Price $54.99 ( Mine was on sale for 29!!!!) I am sure they can be found cheaper at Wal-mart or Target.

Deets on the one I bought:  The 22-inch Hotel Spa Multi-shower Slide Bar has 25 unique settings and is height and angle adjustable. The Multi-shower Slide Bar secures to the shower mount on shower arm preventing loosening or over-rotation.

      • Brand: Natural Essentials
      • Materials: Metal/plastic/vinyl
      • Finish: Stainless steel
      • Has 25 unique settings
      • 22-inch stainless steel shower bar
      • Height and angle adjustable
      • Secures to the shower mount on shower arm preventing loosening or over-rotation
      • Dual shower mount has a 3-way water switch and a 5-function shower head
      • Can choose from 10 single and 15 combination flow patterns
      • Mounts in minutes with no tools and no plumbing

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Let me tell you that my wash time has been cut in half!! A hand-held shower head!! Why didn’t I think of getting one of these before! Am I crazy!!! No more dipping my head under the shower! Just take that baby and put it straight on my head! (Oh and you can pause the water while you slather the conditioner to the other side of your sectioned hair!) LOL. This has been a lifesaver for me! If you don’t have one you should definitely invest!! OMG it’s so worth it!!! Makes wash day that much easier!!

xoxo Michelle

Rod Set on Natural Hair..Plus my PARTY Deets!!

Hello everyone!! Sorry I have been a little MIA I know LOL. I was preparing for my housewarming party and getting the house together. 🙂 whew now that’s over!!

So for my party I decided to try out something new that I have never tried myself before… a rod set!! Let me tell you that I will be doing this style more often… because I LOVE IT!!!

What I used:
– Shampoo : Cream of Nature with Argan Oil
– Deep Contditioner: EdenBodyworks All Natural Deep Conditioner (MY NEW FAV OMG!!!)
– EdenBodyworks Coconut Shea Leave in (LOVE IT)!!
– Design Essentials Curl Enhancing Mousse to set
– White Perm Rods

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So I did the set on Friday Night and let it set all day until Saturday 🙂 Here is a pic before I took the rods out and one before I separated the curls!

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The Results after I separated hair:

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I was in LOVE with this style!!! I got soooo many complements!! (Even the question of … is that all your hair or a WIG! HA LOL)

Meanwhile at my housewarming party… WE HAD A BLLLLAAASSSTTT… Check out some pics!!

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My Curlfriends!!!

Charlie's Angels LOL!!

Charlie’s Angels LOL!!

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My outfit :) The hostess !!

My outfit 🙂 The hostess !!

The Boo and I :)

The Boo and I 🙂

Hope you all have a wonderful day!1 xoxo Michelle

Natural’s Spotlight: Jessica

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1. Tell me about yourself

Hello, my name is Jai. I am 29 years old and I currently reside in Orlando, FL. I was born and raised in New York, NY. I have a degree in Medical Specialization and Certified Medical Billing and coding. I’m working outside my field of study as a personal banker. I am wife and mom to the two special men in my life. God is my best friend. He reminds each day how much I need him and where I would be if I didn’t have his mercy & grace.

2. How long have you been natural?
I have been natural since April 2005 which is 8 years now.

3. Did you transition or Big Chop?
I decided to go natural back in April 2005 when I did my big chop. I had 1 inch of hair all over my head and had already stopped relaxing my hair. I actually did it on my 21st birthday. I told my best friend at the time I was wanted to try something new being I had always had long hair. Once I did it I hated how I looked with short hair it wasn’t until it started growing in, I started to embrace my short hair. I wore sew-ins in the beginning to cover it up until it got to my ear length where I could style it. I stopped relaxing my hair because once I seen I didn’t need it and I can get the same look that a flat iron or a blow out can made give me, I was like what’s the point?! Seeing my natural curls again made me super excited. I knew I would never perm again.

4. What is your biggest hair challenge? How did you overcome your challenge?

My biggest hair challenge was before I made the leap to do my BC. I was relaxing and coloring my hair and it started to literally fall out in clumps. My hair was so damaged at this point even though it was long. I was almost ashamed how bad I got my hair to look. I overcame that by cutting it off and starting over.

5. What is your hair regimen?
I like to wash my hair every week or every other week depending on what style I’m rocking. I use Shea Moisturizer Curl enhancing smoothie or Cantu Shea butter leave in condition to lock in moisture when using my Bantu knot outs and twist outs, if needed I use Castro oil. My shampoo and conditioner I use right now is Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy Ultra Shea. When my hair is straight I use an anti frizz heat protector by shine, blow dry hair on a low setting and flat iron it. If I was to use heat I only put it on once and rock it like that for a good two and a half weeks by wrapping my hair at night to preserve. My favorite products right now are Shea Moisturizer Curl enhancing smoothie, catwalk curls amplifier, ecostyler gel, and Castro oil.

6. What is your favorite style?
My absolute favorite hairstyles are my wash n go’s and my Bantu Knot outs. Wash n go’s are effortless for me my hair does what I expect it to do when it’s wet. As for the Bantu Knots my first one was perfect and it only got better when I practice to see how to get the fullness, tightness, and shine. I also like wearing my blow outs or wrapped hair.

7. What is your fashion style like?
I am a very sophisticated classy woman and my style changes without warning. You can see me in Ralph Lauren Polo one day with chuck Taylor’s and the next day I’m in a chic tailored dress or a maxi dresses. So I don’t like to categorize myself in one area. I love fashion and I throw what ever I like together whether its liked by others. My overall style Fabulous!

8. Where can we find you on line? What else would you like to add?
We are all created in God’s image so no matter what people say about you love who you are as a natural. Whether you are transitioning or did a BC stay encouraged it may be hard at first but surround yourself around positive supporters and you won’t be sorry. You will love the choice you made.

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