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I love variety. These products are NOT used simultaneously, unless otherwise stated.
Last updated February 17, 2017
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H A I R .

Here is quick demo of my wash and go routine. Though my products may change, my method is usually consistent.

 Characteristics: Fine, low porosity hair that shrinks like nobody’s business. Tight coils that love water and are very tempermental with oils. Heated deep conditioning is a must.
Rinse out condish:
Devacurl Decadence One Condition
Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Tingle conditioner
Leave in :
Quench by Aunt Jackie’s Curls and Coils
Mielle Organics White Peony Leave in Conditioner
Mielle Organics Avocado Hair Milk
As I Am leave-in conditioner
Mielle Organics Avocado Hair Milk
Camille Rose Naturals Curlaide Moisture Butter
Mielle Organics Honey Ginger gel (Review coming soon)
Aunt Jackie’s Flaxseed gel
 Jojoba Oil
Sweet Almond Oil

Jenesis’ hair.

The Mane Choice Juicy Orange Fruit Medley Kids Shampoo (Review coming soon)
Honorable mentions:
The Mane Choice Fresh Lemon Fruit Medley Kids Conditioner (Review coming soon)
Leave In Condish:
Mielle Organics White Peony Leave in conditioner
Mielle Organics Kids Detangling conditioner
Mielle Organics Avocado Hair Milk
As I Am Leave in conditioner
Mielle Organics Avocado Hair Milk
Camille Rose Naturals Curlaide Moisture Butter
Eden Bodyworks Kids Coco Shea Berry Curly Creme
Camille Rose Naturals Almond Jai Twisting Butter
Camille Rose Naturals Curl Maker
Aunt Jackie’s Flaxseed Gel
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Nasir’s Curls

The Mane Choice Juicy Orange Fruit Medley Kids Shampoo (review coming soon)
Devacurl Decadence No Poo (review coming soon)
The Mane Choice Fresh Lemon Fruit Medley Kids Conditioner (review coming soon)
Devacurl Decadence One Condition (Review coming soon)
Leave in Conditioner:
Shea Moisture JBCO Leave in Conditioner (Review coming soon)

B E A U T Y.

Coming soon!


  1. Hey Jen!
    I’ve been playing around with Bekura Palm Tapioca Deluxe Hair Buttercream. I’ve only used it to moisturized my 2nd day wng. I just recieved it a few days ago so I haven’t had a chance to play around with it, but I will in the near future. It’s cold here in Va, so I’m trying to keep my hair moisturized as much as possible. The Tapioca cream really does keep my strands feeling wonderful and you only need a small amount plus you don’t have to reapply daily. It’s a thick water based cream that absorbs into my strands instantly, leaving my strands thoroughly moisturized with a nice healthy sheen. I didn’t think it would work for my fine, lo-po hair but it does and the bonus it smells heavenly.

    1. Hi Prissy Curls! How did this comment slide by me? I’m so sorry! This cream sounds familiar. I know I haven’t tried it but I wouldn’t be surprised if I’ve read up on it before. Thank you so much for sharing, I’ll have to check out this brand because I’m in dire need of more products for fine, low po. hair!

  2. Hi, I love you and your daughters hair and I have so many questions lol. What were you doing to her hair when she was a baby or right before she turned one. My 10 month old’s hair is beautiful like J’s when it’s wet but quickly dries out with everything I use (even Miss Jessie’s baby butter) and looks like a curly dry Afro sometimes. I need help lol. Also, were you always natural or did you transition? I’ve been trying you transition without the big chop but it’s so hard for me not to use heat. Please let me know! Thanks

    1. Hi Tiana! I’m so sorry love, I didn’t get a notification of your comment, I’m sorry this reply is coming so late! Thank you so much for your kind words, and for watching us through this journey! To be honest, moisture retention is something I often struggled with (and still do sometimes) for J’s hair. I have a 3 month old now (with a head full of curls) and I’m asking myself the same questions. For starters, always remember that water is the best moisturizer, so any product that you use will NEED to have water as it’s first ingredient (if you are relying on more than just water itself). Also, double check your product ingredients and keep a close eye on how her hair reacts to certain ones. I know that a lot of curlies swear off silicones because they coat the hair shaft, eventually preventing moisture to penetrate it. I’m not sure if Miss Jessie’s contains silicones or not but there may be some other ingredients that react in a similar way, or are just too heavy for her hair so they sit on top of the hair shaft, rather than getting INSIDE of it. I know it sounds crazy but also do a few tests to see if her hair takes better when product is applied to it wet or damp. There are mixed theories out there as to which works best but YOU are the true judge of that.

      Here are a few things that I’m hoping will help in terms of moisture retention for your little:

      1. Wash, condition, apply a leave in/moisturizer. I know it’s hard but try your best to have a consistent regimen that you follow once a week, once every two weeks… whatever time span works for you two.
      2. When her hair gets dry mid week, don’t be afraid to spritz with a little water, and restyle.
      3. Keep her hair protected as much as possible. Of course it’s not ideal for a baby to sleep in a satin scarf (lol) but you can try a satin blanket under her head or a satin sheet for her to sleep on. Keeping it twisted, braided, or styled more often than it is “out” to prevent tangles.
      4. I know I mentioned it already but I just want to stress the importance of knowing whats in your products. Especially for our littles! Have you tried any all natural products?

      I “transitioned” for a few short months each time I went natural, but dealing with the 2 different textures proved too difficult for me so I big chopped quickly! If I knew what I know now as far as braid outs, twist outs, bantu knots, etc. I may have kept my length a little longer, but who knows for sure. Have you tried any of these styles? I KNOW how hard it can be to refrain from heat, but take it on as a challenge! Even if you just remove it from your routine gradually, it’s still progress!

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