Where do you live?
I currently live in the DC Metro area and travel consistently to NYC. I will forever rep my hometown of Jackson, Mississippi. I am an office manager/fashion blogger/student/future boutique owner.

Why did you go natural?
I was completely bored with my straight relaxed hair. I always loved big hair and was unable to achieve it with my relaxed hair so I decided to transition to natural hair. Also two of my cousins were also natural at the time and I loved their hair.

I begin to transition in June of 2008. I transitioned by co-washing my hair at least 3 days a week and bunning the entire time during my transition. I hated dealing with the two textures and bunning gave me the relief of not having to “deal” with my hair. At month 7 of my transition I was going on a 2 week vacation to California and didn’t want the stress of trying to “style” my hair so 2 days I before departing for my trip I big chopped. I had about 3 inches of hair when I big chopped but because I have a very coily texture it shrunk to less than an inch of hair.

Going natural has improved my self-confidence and and overall self-esteem. I love my natural hair and can truly say I will probably never go back to relaxed hair.

How would you describe your hair?
My hair is very coily. Its not thick at all because I have fine textured hair. Even though I have fine strands I can only style it while it is soaking wet. Styling when my hair is dry causes breakage.

What’s your regimen?
My current regimen is very simple. I co-wash, detangle and deep condition once a week. I shampoo once a month using Suave Clarifying Shampoo. I use either Hello Hydration or Suave Humectant to co-wash. I use my Jilbere shower comb to detangle while my hair is soaked in conditioner. For a deep conditioner I use either Aubrey Organics Honey Suckle Rose or Giovanni Nutrafix Hair Reconstructor. I use Kinky Curly Knot Today as my leave in Conditioner and use Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie to two strand twist. After washing and deep conditioning I either bun my hair for that entire week or two strand twist and wear my hair pinned up until the weekend and take down for a twist out.

What mistakes have you made with your hair that you’ve learned from?
I’ve made the mistake of two strand twisting my hair too small and having to spend hours to detangle.

What’s the best/most effective thing you do for your hair?
The best thing I do for my hair is not trying to style it differently all the time. I also have never flat ironed my hair and believe that this is why I have retained so much length.

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
You can find me at my fashion blog: www.flawlessmistake.com.

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Howdy! This is my first comment here so I just wanted to give a quick
shout out and tell you I truly enjoy reading through your articles.
Can you suggest any other blogs/websites/forums that
go over the same topics? Thank you!


I was diagnosed with a hyyprhotoid about 5 years ago and I have been on meds for it ever since. I can’t imagine having thyroid cancer though! I will pray that everything goes well for your friend!

GHD Canada

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Dee (Durelene)

wow your hair is so gorgeous!!!


LOVE LOVE LOVE her blog! I love this girl’s style not to mention the gorgeoud hair and repping the 202! Jade, I’ve followed the blog for a while. Keep up the great work on the blog and the awesome hair!


I LOVE YOUR HAIR! What products do you use for a wash and go? Is this a wash in go in the first photo? http://flawlessmistake.com/2011/02/14/1514/#more-1514


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Jade you are beautiful!! And i love your hair and style!! 🙂


Your hair is a very similar texture as mine. Even the way you describe your hair is similar to my description. Very tightly coiled. I love it. I’m a new natural. Just BC’d after a 16month transition and I’m happy to see someone who has similar hair texture as mine and wearing it so well.


Yaaaaayyyyyyy!!! You featured Jade!!! Her blog is one of my favorites!!! Great for hair tips and also fashion ideas… the girl’s style is SOOOOOO fierce!!! 🙂


Where did that purple shirt come from? I love it and its so funny because she looks so sweet.

Davina West

I figured it out only after reading your post, and I would like to know where she got it also! Funny!!!!


The shirt is from the brand MOB (Married To The Mob) 🙂

Davina West

Thanks Jade! I’ve been reading your blog for a while now.


I think we have similar hair. I checked out your blog (which is fab by the way) and I like the hair style on 4th Feb. Please let me know what you did. I don’t have your length yet but I’m bored of my curly puff, so I’ll give it a try.
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Absolutely beautiful hair! I cannot wait to see your post.


Whatever happened to Cipriana? She was supposed to do an interview with this website!


I could have sworn that she did do an interview on here, but I can’t find it either.


Very beautiful hair!! Is that your twin in the pic?


I love her hair & her style!!!


such gorgeous full hair! you achieved the big hair that you love, bravo 🙂 so pretty!


Viva the DivaTV

Oh wow! Her hair is GORGEOUS!!! If you guys would like to see hair, beauty and makeup tutorials, you guys should check out my new channel!

Its called Viva the Diva TV and the link can be found by clicking my name above! =D


What’s you hair type, in terms of porosity and density. Perusing your site I saw this post
luv the pic, and luv the hair. Any tips on getting it that way?


Have you ever had a stunt in growth, if so how did you over come it?


In pictures 2,3 and 4, are you wearing blow-outs, or is your hair just stretched from braids/twists? Also, how did you get your bun so smooth and sleek in the Vegas pictures on your blog (which I really like, by the way). Also (last one!) you and your sister (I presume, because she looks like you) are both beautiful!


Hi Ladies!!!

I want to put a post together before the end of this week that would address any questions about my hair that ya’ll have. So post them here, on my blog, or tweet me at flawlessmis. Thanks for the wonderful compliments!!!


beautiful hair, dope style!


her hair is gorgeous! she has a similar texture to mine and its nice seeing other naturals who’ve grown out their hair a LOT! it can be a challenge lol… awesome post!


Hair I Am

Great style icon! I’ve been reading Jade’s blog for the past year or so and she has an amazing personal style.


Jade,I actually follow your blog! I love it. I was wondering if you could tell us how you did your hair in the 1st pic and how you get your buns to look so neat and slicked back?


WOW!!! Her hair is gorgeous & so is she.


Two syllable for you: GOR-GEOUS.


You are looking very pretty with the natural hair and love the slant of the eyes. Hum is their any asian background in your family? either way loving the hair in all of the photos.


The first picture is fiyah!! I can’t wait til my hair grows out