Jivelene Profile

Hey Curlies! Here is another profile for a wonderful lady on the Curly Nikki Forums! Hope this inspires you!

ON CN: Jivelene

Name: Charlene
Social Media names: @Jivelene
Hair Type:3c

How long have you been natural or transitioning?

My last relaxer was Oct 19, 2010. I transitioned for 9 months. My goal was a year but I just couldn't take the maintenance of the 2 textures.
When did you BC or when do you plan on Bcing?- I BC'd July 14th, 2011. I wanted to do it the night before but I didn't think I had a steady enough hand. So when my husband went to Great Clips the next day for his 'summer hair cut', there was a girl with locs working and I knew it was destiny!

A short regimen you can share?
I switch things up a lot. Usually, I cowash daily, shampoo & deep condition every other week. There are a bunch of conditioners I like. Recently, I've been using the Kinky Curly Curling Custard as my styler. To make sure I don't get a lot of build up from the KCCC, I've been cowashing with Suave Professionals Invigorating Clean Conditioner in Rosemary + Mint. (I like this stuff better than WEN). I shake the excess water out of my hair before I get out of the shower. Then, I use Oyin's Honey Hemp conditioner as a leave in. I rake it all over my head using my fingers. Next, I take about a bean size of the Kinky Curly Curling Custard and apply it in 3 sections. (back, top-right, top-left) Lastly, I add Sweet almond oil to get rid of the crunch. If it's not raining, I stick my head out of my car window a few times on the way to work to dry my hair. I know that sounds nuts, but it dries and creates volume! 

Do you have any Favorite Products? 
Koil's by Nature Lavender and Eucalyptus Gel, Koils by Nature Hair and Body Butter, Oyin's Honey Hemp Conditioner and Kinky Curly Curling Custard.

Do you have any advice on Going Natural? 
Get to know your hair and love YOUR hair, whatever texture or type it may be. Spend some quality time with it. It's unlike any other's and it's all yours. Don't look to change it if it's not what you expect once your all natural. There isn't a magic product out there that's going to loosen your curls or change your texture but you will learn what products & techniques that work best for your beautiful & unique hair