We met Jalisa in December 2021 after we sent out a model call for tight curlies + naturals that lived in Chicago. At this point, Jalisa had done everything to her, from wearing locs for 8 years to short hair, and just wanted something simple to care for. Jalisa cut her hair super short before the pandemic in 2019, and was unable to get back to a barber for cuts when COVID began.
In her consultation with Aishia, she expressed that she wanted to learn to work with her hair for the length that it was now and wanted to wear wash and go’s, but felt like her hair was too short to do so.
Jalisa’s Initial Salon Visit: December 2021
In Jalisa’s initial visit to the salon, her biggest challenge was styling her short natural hair. She tried wash and go’s on her own in the past, and wasn’t the most happy with them. Jalisa’s hair type, formally known as the Essential Elements, is medium density, fine strands, with a surface texture of coarse and smooth mixed together.
“I feel like I go back and forth [with styling] because I don’t want to get too deep in thinking my hair should look like someone else’s because I know it’s not. But I like how it looks now, I like how it goes up and pops out. I’m liking it so far but I know I could learn more.”Jalisa H. | Consumer
Jalisa’s Follow Up Salon Visit: June 2022
Jalisa arrived to the salon in a day old wash and go. During this visit, she expressed that she did not want to grow her hair out longer and was happy with where she was with her length.
Looking at Jalisa’s journey, doing the #30DayHairDetox is the starting point to achieving bomb curls and reaching your hair goals. The #30DayHairDetox is simply a mindset shift on how we perceive and treat our natural hair. You can participate in the #30DayHairDetox by subscribing to our consumer education platform, The SeeSomeCurls Visual Library. Learn more by clicking here.
We’re curious, what are some of your current hair care challenges and how do you plan to resolve them? Let us know in the comments!