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A Natural Hair Transition with @JessicaJWalk

A Natural Hair Transition with @JessicaJWalk

When it comes to making the decision to “go natural” you have two choices. Big chop or transition. For this week’s #fabhairfriday, we’re featuring @JessicaWalk. A natural beauty who decided to do a year long natural hair transition that ultimately led a to mini chop. This is her hair story.

I started transitioning June of 2009, wearing wash & go styles & gradually cutting off the relaxed ends until my mini big chop in August of 2010. My hair is low porosity (which means the hair has difficulty retaining moisture) & protein sensitive (which means that some proteins can cause allergic reactions in the hair). Because of these characteristics, I stay away from heavy butters, protein, & coconut oil.

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My current regimen is cleansing & deep conditioning weekly. And in the winter months, I try to pop in a mid-week rinse. For styles, I’m usually wearing a wash & go or ¬†occasionally a flat twist out set on stretched hair from a curlformer set. I maintain my wash & go’s by pineapple-ing at night, and with stretched styles I either wrap it into a bun or braid in 2 pigtails overnight.

Thanks Jessica for sharing your natural hair transition story with us! Make sure to follow Jessica’s natural hair journey on Instagram at @jessicajwalk.


Farah Green
Web Content Manager

As a body activist, speaker and exercise nutrition coach, Farah is on a mission to break the generational curse of chronic disease among women of color and help them embrace their bodies by helping them build more self-love and confidence. She has helped hundreds of women create a healthy lifestyle for themselves and their families. As the web content manager for BGH, Farah will share various health and wellness tips that will help every woman improve their quality of life through health, wellness, and nutrition. Farah and the web content team is dedicated to educating women on how to best take care of themselves mentally, physically, and spiritually. Our goal is to help you make your health more of a priority.

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