Name and where you’re from
My name is Jawanda I am an army brat that was born in Frankfurt, Germany. I spent the beginning of my life in Germany and New York prior to transplanting to Northern Virginia. I moved to the Richmond, VA area in 2004 to be with my fiancé who started his career in the area.
Describe your natural hair journey
My first natural hair journey began my sophomore year in high school. When I was younger my beautician’s would always say I do not know why your mom has you get relaxers you both have such pretty hair. Of course I did not understand because I never saw my natural curl pattern. My senior year I did a big chop. With the big chop I went from hair down my back to a cut layered bob but I also put a relaxer back in my hair. When I started college in 1999 I went natural out of convenience and to save money honestly. At that time I was a big fan of keeping it simple so I washed my hair, used olive oil and gel and kept it moving. I love my hair and I didn’t miss the burning scalp or burned scabs in my scalp so I have continued to be on this journey. My hair and scalp are so much healthier. So now I can be a curly girl or flat iron it and be a straight girl.
What are your favorite hair care products
If I had to pick a favorite hair product it would be olive oil and I mean the stuff you cook with it. It nourishes, moisturizes, and seals in moisture.
What is your go-to hairstyle
My go to style is pulling my hair up high in a sort of French roll with my curls hanging down. More than likely I am rocking it right now.
What advice would you give to a woman that has a hard time embracing her natural hair
Be the you, that you are. Your hair is not someone else’s hair so learn what works for you and love it.
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What advice would you give to new entrepreneurs
Trust God in every step of the journey and know that he has equipped you with everything that you need. One moment, one brick, and one success at a time nothing is built in a minute; even God took seven days.
As women we wear many hats, how do you maintain a healthy work/life balance
I manage to keep a healthy work/life balance by keeping God first in all that I do. I have also come to terms with the fact that my first jobs are taking care of myself so that I can be the best wife to my God fearing man of God and a mother to three exceptional daughters. I have set business hours and if I go over than I deduct from somewhere else. I do not allow my business to take over my life in an unhealthy way. I also love what I do so I do not mind doing it.
What were some of the obstacles you’ve faced as an entrepreneur and how did you overcome them
My biggest obstacle was to just do it, confidence, and to get out of my own way. Stepping out on your own in business without a safety net can be frightening and stressing. I had to overcome this by standing on my word Romans 8:31 with God for me who can be against me. Psalms 27:1 The lord is my light and salvation whom shall I fear. Phil. 4:13 I can do all things with Christ who strengthens me. Proverbs 3:5-6 Trusting in the Lord with all my heart and not leaning on my own understanding knowing that he will make my path straight.
What does ‘Natural Power of HER’ mean to you
Coming to terms and recognizing who you are to be in tune with your God giving gifts, talents, and treasures. That you must maintain your first fruits so that your power will constantly be restored and not lost to man or principalities.
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