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.

Black Girl With Long Hair

Leila Noel­liste, founder of Black Girl with Long Hair (April 2008). Social media, pop cul­ture and black beau­ty enthu­si­ast. bell hooks’ hair twin…

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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

Nice post. I used to be check­ing con­stant­ly this blog and I am impressed! Extreme­ly use­ful info spe­cial­ly the remain­ing part :) I care for such info a lot. I was look­ing for this par­tic­u­lar info for a very long time. Thanks and best of luck.

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