The Curl Files

The Curl Files – Feat. Jacx

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Left: 2009 | Right: 2010
 

1) Please introduce yourself. My name is Jacx, born in New York, raised in Las Vegas. As an “old soul” I don’t have any personal social media pages because I’d rather be out doing something constructive with my life. After Myspace I was pretty much over it. I absolutely adore everything about ART, traveling, and learning.

 

2) How long have you been natural?
I’ve been natural my entire life. The only difference is that I wore styles that I could take down and change. Like box braids, coco puffs, press and curl, ect.

 

3) What made you decide to go natural?
Like I said, I’ve been natural. More specifically, what made me want dreads was my talking to God and realizing that no matter what, everything is everything.

 

4) Did you do the big chop or did you transition?
Before I stopped combing my hair, I did cut all my hair off to start fresh, so I did the big chop.

 

5) What was the hardest part of going natural in the beginning?
I didn’t have any problems going natural even with my shortest hair because like I said, I’ve always had natural hair. Not having to use a hot comb and get my head yanked at anymore was not a problem for me.

 

6) Did you care what others would think about your hair? Do you still care?
I definitely did not care and still do not care.

 

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Left: 2011 | Right: 2012
 

7) How did others react to your hair in the beginning? How do they react now?

When I first cut off all my hair everybody loved the look. Now that it has grown out and I let it do its own thing, my family members keep trying to convince me to get it retwisted.

 

8) Have you faced any struggles from being natural in school or in the workplace?
No, but I only think it’s due to the fact that they don’t know specifically what my hair style is and they love it. I may not comb my hair, but I know how to present and carry myself.

 

9) What is your current hair regimen?
My current hair regimen is to just let it be.

 

10) What products do you love?
I love natural products with one ingredient in it like aloe vera, coconut oil, or kitchen oils because you can use it on every part of your body. Not to mention how it’s also good for your nails.

 

11) What is your favorite hairstyle?
My favorite hairstyle changes with the season. In the summer short hair is always cute while in the winter big curly hairstyles are fly and warm too. Or if you’re asking about MY personal favorite hairstyle then I would also have to say that it changes with the seasons, so for now my favorite style is a bun. It keeps me cool in the hot summer sun.

 

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Left: 2013 | Right: 2014
 

12) What is your hair motto?
Thick hair is better than long stringy hair.

 

13) What’s the best part about being natural? What is the hardest part?
The best part about being natural is the amount of money you will save by just loving yourself as the person God made you to be. The hardest part is people always wanting to touch it.

 

14) What tips or advice would you give others that are starting their natural hair journey or thinking about
starting?
Just do it and see how it goes. It’s just hair, but your pockets will thank you. If you’re just starting have fun with the short hairstyles because when your hair starts getting longer it’s going to be more work.

 

15) What would you tell your younger self about your natural hair?
I’d tell my younger self, “You’d never believe what you’re going to do with you hair.”

What part of Jacx’s hair journey inspired you the most?
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