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Dajewel– Our Resident Curly Chemist

By January 27th, 202112 Comments

Well my lovely curlies, we are adding yet another resident expert to our growing list! Dajewel will now be among the ranks of our beloved Curl Whisperer, Dr. Perry our resident M.D., and SuburbanBushbabe. Let’s meet this lovely curly Belizean:

Dajewel-- Our Resident Curly Chemist
I earned my Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Barry University. During this time, I conducted research with my professor and advisor, Dr. George Fisher. I also conducted research at Case Western Reserve University and the University of Florida. I did a research internship in Naples, Italy, through the Minority International Research Training (MIRT). I have presented posters at two American Chemical Society meetings and one Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) symposium. Datum that I generated while working with Dr.Fisher contributed to an article that was published in Amino Acids.

I have experience in method development, formulations and quality assurance in the following industries: cosmetic, food and biopharmaceutical. I am currently pursing my Master of Science in Biotechnology/Bioscience Regulatory Affairs at Johns Hopkins University. I am a member of the American Chemical Society, Sigma Xi National Research Honor Society and Gamma Sigma Epsilon National Honor Society.

My hair was occasionally hot combed until the age of 16. I was relaxed from age 16 to 21. I decided to grow out my perm because the last one pretty much destroyed the length and thickness of my hair. I transitioned by wearing cornrows, and gradually trimming the relaxed ends. Since then, I have worn my hair pressed and curled (the last time I got this done was two years ago), two-strand twisted, twist-outs, and my ‘fro. I have been natural for about five and a half years. Co-washing, aloe gel straight from the plant, 100% unrefined shea butter, EVCO, castor oil and a good leave-in never failed my hair! I would not trade my coils, kinks and curls for nothing!!
Dajewel-- Our Resident Curly Chemist
DaJewel will contribute to CurlyNikki.com bi-weekly, picking apart the ingredients in popular as well as lesser known products. She will be making recommendations based on her findings… enabling PJs worldwide!

You can also find Dajewel on the forums!

12 Comments

  • The Peace & Beauty Project says:

    Hi DaJewel,

    I'm not sure you're here in Orlando, or not, but I hope you are. I am the founder of The Peace & Beauty Project, a nonprofit soul esteem renaissance that encourages girls to honor inner beauty, make health conscious choices, and share what they learn with others. When time permits, please visit our site at www.peaceandbeautyproject.org. I would love to invite you to join our Board this year as we develop and grow and reach out to Black girls throughout Orlando about safe cosmetics and the benefits of natural and organic beauty care among other things.

    Let me know your thoughts and until we connect, have a beautiful day.

    Bless,
    Karen Peters
    The Peace & Beauty Project
    www.peaceandbeautyproject.org
    407.592.6408

  • Anonymous says:

    Dajewel you are smart and beautiful!

  • Beads, Braids & Beyond says:

    I look forward to reading her articles!!! She is beautiful.

  • dajewel1982 says:

    Thank you so much, guys!!! I look forward in using this opportunity to give effective input to help in your hair journey!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous says:

    Congrats Dajewel! I got so excited when I saw this post! Your hair is fab and I will always support my Belizean sista!

    -Belizeanbeauty

  • Anonymous says:

    YAY!!! Congrats…excited to follow your articles each week 🙂

    Naturalfabulosity

  • Unknown says:

    I love seeing intelligent sistas doing it!

  • KeetaRay says:

    Dajewel,
    So happy to have you on here! Love your hair, too. Really looking forward to your input and knowledge 🙂

  • Pinkrage says:

    Dajewel,

    Girl you are doing the darn thing! You GO GIRL! I love your hair. I can't wait to read your upcoming articles.

  • Namun says:

    Welcome Dajewel! I'm looking forward to your articles and curly hair insight.

  • Anonymous says:

    Wonderful! Glad to meet you, dajewel. I must say: you look like Angelina Jolie!!!! You are very pretty, and your hair is gorgeous. Have a blessed week! 🙂

    (candice)

  • Anonymous says:

    yay! we love dajewel, congrats!

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