Natural Rockers You May Not Know But Should: Jeanice
Hey! I’m Jeanice, I’m 26 and I’m living in Las Vegas, Nevada. I’m currently a stay at home mom to the coolest 6 year old you’ll ever meet. haha. I recently quit a very well paying job because it left very little time for me to focus on my family and to be the hands on mother that I need to be. I’m really honored to be doing this interview because I don’t really follow a lot of the “natural hair community rules” ( I cut my hair, I dye my hair, I wear extensions..etc… I’ve been natural pretty much my whole life. I begged my mom for a relaxer when I was 12…when she wouldn’t give me one, I went out and bought myself a “just for me” relaxer and put it in myself ( ugh, I knooowwwww) . Clumps of my hair came out in the shower and I called my mother crying. Her response was ” I told you.” There was never a relaxer in our house again!
What or Who inspired you to go natural? Did you bc or transition?
Although I’ve been natural basically forever, There was a time that I was addicted to my flat iron. My hair would stay long but my hair was fried, thin and lifeless. There wasn’t really any outside inspiration for me what inspired me most was photos of myself pre-flat iron addiction.lol. In 2008 I chopped most of my hair off to get rid of all of the heat damage. I stopped straightening my hair so much because my daughter loves her curly hair. I don’t want her to see me straightening my hair all of the time and stop loving her curls.
Top three products and prices:
Ok, if I HAVE to pick…..
coconut oil. 6-8 dollars.
ORS smooth n hold pudding, around 5 dollars.
Shea moisture raw shea butter deep treatment mask. around 10 dollars.
Fave go to hairstyle:
Ummm, I’m not really sure. Anything that’s low maintenance for me will be my fave. I don’t spend a lot of time on my hair. I can say that I absolutely despise ponytails. They just don’t look good on me! lol
If you had to give your hair a name what would it be?
Sir-sheds-alot. I shed….like an animal. All the time.
Have you ever tried hair shadowing?
I’ve done hair shadowing with Maybelline color tattoos eye shadow with my daughter once. The industry I worked in didn’t really allow for “self expression” so, I couldn’t really color my hair.
Sum up your natural hair journey in three words.
Easy. Low maintenance. (can that be one word?) Carefree….
Any advice to the natural newbies?
I know that a lot of natural women say “natural hair is hard” It’s really not. Find what works for you and stick with it. I don’t put a lot time and effort into my hair I don’t ever really even chronicle my natural hair journey because I really don’t do anything special. If I do a style, I wear it as long as possible. Natural hair is not supposed to be a hassle. If it’s a hassle you’re making it harder than it needs to be. Its ok to let your hair be.
What was the best compliment you ever received on your hair
” I like your hair better this way than when its straight.”
If you could only watch one natural hair vlogger on youtube who would it be? why?
I don’t really watch youtube on a regular basis. If i’m looking for something particular i’ll go look it up and kind of click whichever pops up?…lol. That being said, i’ve watched a lot of Naptural85 videos and she is very informative.
Finish this sentence:
I Rock My Natural Because…
I’m setting an example for my daughter!
Social Media Links
Also, I have a page on Instagram where I sell new, used, and handmade children’s clothing and hair bows with 10% of the proceeds funding purchases made for items donated to our local women and children’s shelter. Its @theconfidentkidcloset