Zhuri-Imani has Bouncy 4B Curly Hair!

In this week’s feature, we have social media influencer, Zhuri-Imani as our Curlee Girlee of the Week! Although she is just 2 years old, her mother has shared so many wonderful things about her. Below, you will find her mother’s answers to the set of questions we provided to give insight into what Zhuri-Imani loves to do in her free time as well as what she is interested in, how her mother manages her kid’s curly hair, and some curly hair management tips her mom recommends. These tips can be passed on to other curly haired boys and girls, as well as their parents who take care of their hair, around the world that struggle with their beautiful head of curls and seek guidance on how to better manage them.


1) Introduce yourself!  What is your age, grade, favorite books, movies, favorite quote, song? What is her favorite school subject? Favorite activity? Favorite thing to do in her free time?

Meet our Curlee Girlee of the Week, Zhuri-Imani! She is 2 years old and loves watching TV! Some of the things she loves to watch on tv are Cocomelon, Minnie & Mickey Mouse, and Puppy Dog Pal. Her favorite movie is Disney’s Moana. Some of her favorite activities are playing with her 3 teenage brothers, playing with her toys, playing outside and at the park.


2) Your curls! What is your hair curl type? If you don’t know, please check out our reference page here

 Based on the Curlee Girlee curly hair reference chart, Zhuri-Imani’s curly hair type is Bouncy 4B curly hair.


3) Who else in your family has curly hair? Check out our family tree here which is a fun and educational way to trace the legacy of your hair!

It turns out that Zhuri-Imani is not the only one in her family to have a beautiful set of curls! Zhuri-Imani’s mom says that Mommy and her older brother have curly hair. We love that she is surrounded by family members with curly hair, who can give her the right curly hair advice! We also believe that having immediate access to curly haired family members can increase your child’s confidence in their own curly hair!


4)  How do you like to wear your hair?

How Zhuri-Imani chooses to wear her hair depends on the outfit that she wears that day but her hair is mainly up in a ponytail or in two ponytails.


5) How would you define your style?  (ie, are you a dress up girl, more casual, love to be fancy etc.  What is your favorite style for school, for dressing up, for each season, etc.

In terms of style, Zhuri-Imani’s mom says that her daughter likes to wear all different types of style, dresses, Denim, Boho Chic style, T-Shirt and jeans etc. Really just any type of style.


6) Hair care tips!  What are some hair care tips you can share for taking care of your curly hair? Best advice for kids with curly hair?

Combine these products into a spray bottle and use daily ( coconut oil, leave-in conditioner, any curly hair product) shake together and spray on hair daily. However, it is important to acknowledge that everybody’s hair is different, so not every product will work the same for everyone. That being said, you can find the right hair product that works best for your child by first finding out what your curly hair type is. You can then google which type of hair products work best for your hair type. We actually wrote an article about the 5 best natural products for curly hair that you can check out.


7) What do you wash and condition your hair with? How often?

Zhuri-Imani’s mom says that she is in the middle of switching to a hair product but right now she uses a dry scalp product since her daughter has a dry scalp.


8) How often do you wash your hair and why?

Zhuri-Imani’s mom says that she likes to wash her daughter’s hair once or twice a week.


9) Are you a morning hair washer or an evening washer, why?

Zhuri-Imani’s mom says that her daughter is a morning hair washer, just because it is more convenient for her.


10) If you do your hair at night and sleep on it, what do you do in the morning? Any tips for making the style last overnight?

Although Zhuri-Imani’s mom didn’t mention any tips to help make your hairstyle last overnight, there are a couple ways that you can maintain your curls. One of these ways is to place your child’s hair in a hair bonnet, more specifically a silk hair bonnet as it has been proven to be softer on your child’s hair. Another way to keep your child’s hair curly overnight is to braid them after washing so that the hair will stay in place when they sleep.

11) Has curly hair impacted your child and her self-image, please provide details on her “hair journey”.  Did she always love her hair or was it something that happened over time? 

Zhuri-Imani’s mom says that everyone loves her daughter’s hair! She says that she has always wished her daughter had her hair and that she is glad she does as a reflection of a young black queen she will be!


11) Have you read our Curlee Girlee book series? If not get your copy by clicking here. Our Curlee Girlee books were written to ensure that all curly girls belong to our Curlee Girlee family and learn to love and embrace their curls understanding that their hair is part of a greater legacy they share with those who came before them and will one day share with those who come after.

I haven’t yet but definitely will look into getting a copy!!


Zhuri-Imani is a curly headed, Instagram influencer with a following of 1.9K people, as well as our Curlee Girlee of the Week! You can find and follow her on her Instagram @zhuri_imani.


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Atara Twersky, Author of Curlee Girlee is a TODAY Show Style Icon. Her mission is to teach girls to embrace the beautiful curls they have with power and confidence. Join us as together we change the “coarse” of curly hair. Don’t forget to check out our recent article on What to Do or Say if Your Daughter is Showing Signs of Hating Her Curly Hair.

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