Jamaican Mango & Lime Company Background
This company truly inspires me. Before the shoot, I watched a Jamaican Mango & Lime infomercial with company president Cyrus Jackson. His message is so captivating. I love that the company is committed to the Jamaican community. If we as a people are ever going to rebuild and revitalize our communities, we can’t keep relying on handouts. We have got to support ourselves. We need to invest in our communities. We need to build our OWN businesses and WE need to support these businesses. That’s what this company is about. Not only does Jamaican Mango and Lime support the Jamaican community, but the Jamaican community embraces and supports the product also. I really admire this company. I put my heart and soul into this shoot and I hope that it shows.
The theme of my shoot was Jamaican Mango & Lime’s motto: Feel the freedom. Feel the spirit. Feel the power! I used a variety of hairstyles, looks, and outfits to portray this message and I got a ton of good photos from this shoot. It was so hard to choose 10! I’m really happy that the photos came out nicely.
Style 1: Bantu Knot Twist-Out
For this style I started with the Jamaican Mango & Lime tingling shampoo. I then followed with the protein conditioner. After I rinsed out the protein conditioner I moisturized my hair with the leave-in conditioner and the coiling creme pudding and began twisting and wrapping my hair into bantu knots. I wanted a lot of curls so I did about 20 knots. Not only do the products have a tropical, fresh fragrance, but they work incredibly well also. My curls held so well!! I absolutely LOVED the leave-in conditioner because it actually did what the label said it would do. It left no build-up! I’ve tried so many conditioners that have left my hair greasy and weighed down so it was definitely a relief to experience a product that moisturized my hair without leaving a gooey build-up.
Style 2: Twist Out Mohawk
For this style I simply pinned up my hair on the sides and pulled out the curls in the front a bit. I used the Jamaican Mango & Lime Springing Gel to smooth down my edges. Again, I was really impressed with the product. The gel left no residue and it held my hair in place!
Style 3: Twists & Bun
My stylist used the Jamaican Mango & Lime leave-in conditioner to soften my curls up a bit. She then twisted my hair and secured the twists with rubber bands. She left the ends down and tied everything together in a bun.
Style 4: Twists & Puffed Out Ponytail
This style is just a variation of the twists and bun. I simply took out the bun and puffed out my curls a bit to create this look.