Hi Jem, the front of your hair sounds like mine. The front middle of my hair doesn’t curl at all. It just waves when wet. No coil or curl like the rest of my hair. Hey there. Starting over is a decision only you can make. It could either provideRead More →

Hi Mina, provided that you’re using a heat protectant, deep conditioning and giving your hair protein when necessary, no I wouldn’t say it’s bad. Is it possible to sometimes stretch your hair without heat, like by banding your hair, before putting your hair into the protective style? Hi SandySue, thank you!Read More →

Hi Mayah, here ya go, these are my hair markers. I’m 5’7″. This photo was taken on October 11, 2012 and I started my HHJ in March, 2009 at shoulder length. It just takes time and consistent healthy hair practices. You can do it! I’ve mentioned this in other postsRead More →

J. Astrid asks: Can you please help a Caribbean sister out? HIi! I have texlaxed my 4c hair about a week ago and I realized that my hair still often feels very dry and like natural hair. I texlaxed so I could manage my hair better. Plz recommend a solution!Read More →

Teela Asks: Hola jen! Just wondering… what does your natural texture look like soaking wet, straight from the shower, sans product? i think ur texture is like mine, where it starts to shrink up really fast. i’ve seen your natural hair curly + wet, but what’s it like when heavyRead More →

  Jess Asks: How do you try to prevent thinning edges when you have your marley twists/ protective styles in? The number one thing is to avoid doing the twists too tight so as to avoid placing too much tension on the hair. I started off following this letter butRead More →

[Q]Sade asks: Hey Jen, I am relaxed and currently 3 months post and about to get a relaxer soon. I haven’t found my staple DC, so can I use a DC geared towards naturals. And have you ever baggied before? You can absolutely use a DC geared towards naturals. WhenRead More →

I haven’t done a PYB post in a very long time, but I’ve kept track of your questions. If you don’t see your question over the next couple of weeks, please please don’t hesitate to resubmit it. [Q]Mandy asks:”Hi Jen, long time reader here. I know you’re a chronic migraineRead More →

[Q]Tiffany asks: “Hi Jen, what BF hair care sales will you be partaking in?” Hi Tiffany, here’s my list: HairVeda • Sitrinillah Deep Conditioner • Red Tea Satin Moisturizer   Kurlee Belle • Thirsty Kurls Leave-In Conditioner • Kurl Defining Creme   Pure Body Naturals • Murumuru Moisture Milk   SheScentItRead More →