Jocelyn Reneé is a Licensed Cosmetologist, Loctician and Textured Hair Educator. She was born and raised in the Washington DC area and is a graduate of the Aveda Institute Cosmetology Science program. With over 14 years in the Hair Care Industry, from Salon Assistant to Natural Hair Blogger to Professional; Jocelyn is passionate about cultivating healthy hair.
nappy headed black girl
December 26, 2010 at 5:51 am
Yeo, I can definitely see them settling and thickening up.
Great job and here’s to continued progress in the new year.
January 2, 2011 at 3:18 am
i’ve been natural since 2002 and usually just wash-n-go. but recently, i’ve been encouraged to get a “straw set”. have you ever tried that before? and what are your thoughts of straw sets w/natural hair?
also, have you ever perm. dyed your natural hair? i’ve been encouraged to do so and to avoid the “waste of time” using natural/henna colorants.
January 2, 2011 at 10:21 am
@Anonymous I’ve had a straw set before…it looks just like Flexi-Rods or more closely a Coil-Out… they all produce the same type of curl. I’ve also used permanent hair color in my hair before I was natural and it severally damaged my hair and caused my ends to split. Permanent hair color is really harsh on your hair because it alters your hair cuticle, thus your hair will never be like it was before the color unless you cut it off. My advice, unless you are planning to take extra care with you hair (constant deep conditioning and regular trimmings) I would stick with henna or at most the chemical semi-permanent color.