NK: What’s your name where are you from?
I’m Jazmin Rodgers and I’m from Michigan
NK: Tell me something about you.
I’m 19 and a full time college student, I also wish I could shop everday!
NK: When did your natural hair journey begin and what influenced your decision to brave down that path?
At first, I decided that I was going natural because I thought that there was no point in getting a perm anymore, I had a perm for 8 years and I really wanted to see my natural texture. It started at the beginning of my senior year.
NK: What is your regimen?
My regimen is simple, I wash my hair once a week with Shea Moisture Shampoo and Cantu leave in Conditioner. I then use my handy tangle teezer to detangle and put it in twist.
NK: What products and tools do you use?
The products that I use are the Shea Moisture Shampoo and Curl Smoothie for styling. Coconut oil is a must for moisturizing and hot oil treatments. I use the Tangle Teezer for detangling my hair, which is the best tool ever! And Cantu Shea Butter as a leave in Conditioner.
NK: Do you feel there is enough information for naturals?
I believe that there is plenty of information for Naturals! I learned a lot from Youtube, and websites like naturalsunshine.ning.com…I think that that if one seeks then they will find out what they need to know about natural and the steps to healthier hair. Also, with so many women documenting their natural hair journeys on these sites, there are many women to relate to, and a video for virtually every question you may have.
NK: What has helped you in your healthy hair journey? Websites, forums etc
Youtube is the first place I go to when I have a question. Just watching videos on natural hair gives me a lot of helpful information on what I can do with my hair. Before I went on my journey I knew absolutely NOTHING on how to care for my hair, other than going to the salon to get a perm in it. Also, websites like naturalsunshine.ning.com is a place where one can receive support and relate to other women who are going through the same thing that you are. You can discuss natural hair and encourage other women on the site.
NK: How do you think your natural hair affects the way others view you?
I think that people definitely think that I’m different from other females. I think that you must be very confident when rocking your natural curls. Other people will see how confident you are and feed off of your positivity!
NK: How has this journey impacted your perception of yourself?
I think that it proved that I’m not afraid to be different and follow the crowd. I realize that I’m not afraid to take risk, and my hair is an expression of who I am. I think that I’m more confident, and just feel that my natural beauty is something better than any relaxer or chemical can do for me.
NK: What do you love the most about your curls?
I love the versatility! When they are defined I just think that they are very lovely, and I get many compliments on them. I also like that I can switch between curly and straight hair.
NK: Any advice for newly naturals just starting the journey?
PATIENCE! Healthy long hair must come with patience. That is something that I am working on now, is to be patient with the growth of my hair, it will come. Also, RESEARCH is key in beginning your natural hair journey. You must know what you’re getting yourself into when you begin.
NK: Where can we find you (blogs, websites, twitter, etc)?
Jazmin Rodgers on Facebook
Follow me @Jazmin916 on twitter
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