October GOC Update: Jasmine aka CurlsDivine

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Okay, y’all are about to kick me to the curb when you see Jasmine’s new Hair Crush and inspiration.

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Jasmine aka CurlsDivine (Fifth Wave)

October- Length Check Baby!

This GOC Challenge has been really exciting so far. It has kept me on track to my goal of achieving APL by Jan 31st. So much so that, while doing a length check this month, I realized that I had succeeded in reaching that goal. “OMG! I’ve made it to APL!!” My personal thoughts? I am overwhelmed with joy that I reached the length I had before my Big Chop in Jan 2011. So I asked myself, what is going to be the new goal for January, and will I actually be able to reach it? I took out my ruler, measured from the end of a strand of hair and figured, I could retain 1.5 inches of hair by the end of January. This will put me to right above BSB (Below Shoulder Bone) length. My new goal it is … BSB!

The main reason I went natural was length retention, health wasn’t a big concern. I just wanted my hair to be mid-back length. What I have come to realize is, I like to wear my hair out. Don’t get me wrong, laziness kicks in at times and I’ll throw on my disguises (wigs) every blue moon. But, for the most part, I have found that I can do braid-outs, twist-outs and twist. My hair has proven to retain just as much length as it was put away in a bun or updo. I also account much length to: HENNA treatments. I have seen my hair transform. I don’t experience breakage and I see very little shedding. A 100% organic product regimen has also made an impact on my hair.

I have begun using all 100% natural certified ogranic products. My regimen consists of:

  • Aubrey’s Organics: I will rotate conditioners and use shampoo every two weeks.
  • Green Tea Clarifying Shampoo & Conditioner Rinse: I love both. The shampoo is soft, the conditioner has a lot of slip.
  • GPB Conditioner: Deep conditioner that I’ve been using since 2010. I love it.
  • Rose Mosqueta Conditioner: Just bought. WOW! Ultra soft hair, no tangles.
  • Sea Burkthorn Leave-In: Used once, verdict still out.
  • Blue Camomille Hydrating Conditioner: I really loved this conditioner. Used once, love it so far.
  • White Camellia Ultra Smooting Conditioner: Haven’t tried yet.
  • Blue Algae Hair Mask: Haven’t tried yet.
  • B-5 Design Gel: Like it, but wish it was heavier.
  • Ginko Leaf & Ginseng Root Moisturizing Hair Jelly: Used once, verdict still out.
  • Henna: Can’t live without.
  • Benonite Clay: Haven’t tried it yet.
  • Flaxseed Gel: Love it!
  • SheaMoisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie: Love it!
  • Shea Butter Mix: Shea butter, coconut oil, sweet almond oil (love it).

My change in hair routine is due to finding Zhara on Fotki*. She inspired me by her hair and how, if you invest in %100 organic products, it will prove it’s worth.

Side note: I messed up a little on my t-shirt (pretend the blue block- out isn’t there). I decided to copy this Length Check Chart because I liked the BSB (Below Shoulder Bone), which in most charts would be consided APL.


It seems that on my t-shirt, my bra strap is way low, but that is the very tip of where it is located. Oh … if you can see the “BLUE DOT” on my T-shirt, that is my new goal for the GOC challenge, WISH ME LUCK!

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Jazz, you’ve had some amazing growth and your hair is so shiny, thick and healthy looking! Congrats on achieving a milestone before the challenge is even over!  

Okay, now let’s talk about Zhara (*you have to be a Fotki member to see her profile/albums). Can you say hair lust?!?!? OMGosh!! This is making that Terressential Mud Wash look even more appealing if that is what natural and organic does for one’s hair!! LOL!!

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    • Etoile! Stop being a junkie;)! And, you have to MAKE flax seed gel. You just boil flax seeds until the water bubbles, then drain the flex seeds out of the gel like liquid using a very fine strainer (or pantyhose/knee highs work well from what I’ve read). It’s forms a very viscious gel. Some people add magnesium sulfate (i.e. Epsom salts) to help enhance curls (but it can be drying) as well as food quality and/or essential oils for moisture and scent, respectively. But, it’s a homemade concoction;). It gives really good hold with a “crunch” that can be scrunched out once dry. I tried it once, but overcooked the flax seeds and ended up discarding it. I wanted to try it again as I’ve read great things about it and it’s a very natural alternative to commercial gels. But, I’m lazy and never got around to it. I even have flax seeds in the fridge. Oh well;)!

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  1. You guys are so sweet…I always look forward to the responses. Zhara is the “BOMB”! I’m still asking her questions. I can literally see a complete difference in using the Aubreys Organic Line only. I haven’t tried her tea rinse, that is still yet to come. I have many inspirations ( people I stalk), but it just seems that her texture is VERY close to mine and so far the outcome of using the products my hair looks like hers as well.

    Flaxseed gel is really easy to make, it can be time consuming. I take somethings from folks, but for the most part I have done some research on my own about herbs, and are somewhat familiar with the effects. I also look at the ingredients of the products I use. In my flaxseed gel I use Aloe Vera Gel, Slippery Elm (herb), Rosemary, Vitamin E, Oil mix. I love it, I have not experienced the crunch, just very soft and shiney hair. I don’t like that holding feeling. I like very soft hair. I’m not sure if I’ll make more because the B-5 Gel gives me everything I need an more. Thank you again for all your kindness of words, they are very encouraging.

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