Saturday, March 26, 2011
Feature: Natural Beauty, Mrs Jenohn!
I pray you all had a glorious week! I know I have! I have been basking in the presence of the Lord all week and I am feeling great! Well ladies its time for another feature!
Meet Mrs. Jenohn!
1.How long have you been natural?
I have been natural on and off since, I got married in 1997. I did a BC in Dec 09’ and made my 1 yr in Dec 10’ and 3 months now.
2.What or who inspired you to go natural?
It really wasn’t a person. It was just the barber who was doing my hair would give me a texturizer and then cut and shape me up. I loved the way my hair looked and it was low maintenance. I then wanted to see what my own hair looked like without texturizer, if I had a curl to it, then I stopped texturizing.
3.What are your favorite natural hair styles?
Right now, I definitely love kinky twist braids, Senegalese braids, and I also like having my hair braided into different styles. My hair is also long enough to plait and two-strand twist, probably could roller-set, haven’t tried that one. I recently had my first experience with a weave. I wore it for 5 weeks. I just took out today and my hair has really grown. It was a sew-in and a great experience.
4.What are your favorite natural hair products?
This is definitely tuff but, my staples have always been Carols Daughter. I use it on my hair and my kids. I like making my own Shea butter with Castor, Avocado, Grape seed oil. I enjoy using Crème of Nature Argan Oil Intensive Conditioning Packets. They are great; I just add my own oil. I have practically tried mostly everything. That probably sounds bad, but you have to find what works for you.
5.What do I love about being natural?
For me, I love being different that what is considered the norm. I love the versatility; it’s kinky, coiled and glorious. It’s pretty, thick, and beautiful. I have so many options to try. Plus, I have two kids with naturally curly hair and I am teaching them to love theirs as well.
6.What words would you use to inspire other naturals or women who are thinking about becoming natural?
It’s a process. This doesn’t happen overnight. It’s not a fad. You have to be secure and honest with yourself. If you are doing it for the wrong reasons, you could be biting off more than you can chew. We all have our reasons, just be happy and take pride that you have made the best decision of your life and no matter what anyone says “You love it”.
Simply Lovely and so beautiful! Thanks Jenohn for allowing me to share your Natural Hair Experience! May God continue to bless and enrich your life with His goodness!
Thanks for your support Ladies! God bless you and yours!