*Pre­pared for BGLH by Meosha Tall of 1Me­Nat­u­ral­ly

Intro­duce your­self!
G:
Hey every­one! My name is Ms-gg, own­er of frostoppa.com. I was born and raised in Rich­mond, Vir­ginia. I jug­gle between being a full-time stu­dent and a nat­u­ral hair blogger/vlogger.

Why did you make the deci­sion to go nat­u­ral?
G:
I sim­ply liked the way it looked. Back in 2005 I saw this girl with an AMAZING puff and I want­ed it so bad! That year I tran­si­tioned for 6 months, but relapsed.

When and how did you tran­si­tion into nat­u­ral hair?
G:
In 2006 I tried to tran­si­tion again after a bad col­or job that left my hair extreme­ly weak and dam­aged. I became nat­u­ral in Sep­tem­ber 2006. I main­ly wore braid exten­sions and kinky twists dur­ing my 6 mon­th tran­si­tion. I also wore half wigs, and my real hair in a rod set. I remem­ber back then I use to com­plain about the one hour it took to rod and dry my hair. If only I knew what I know now! I also forced myself to big chop by slow­ly cut­ting away my relaxed hair. Right before my big chop, I didn’t even have enough hair to put in a pony­tail. My only choice was to either big chop or relax.

In what ways (if any) has going nat­u­ral affect­ed you?
G:
I am more con­fi­dent. I don’t need any­one to val­i­date how I should feel about myself. Every­one has an opin­ion and I take them with a grain of salt.

How would you describe your hair?
G:
My hair is real­ly, REALLY coarse and strong. It is also extreme­ly dense. If I had to type my hair, it would be in the type four cat­e­go­ry. My hair doesn’t respond well to any top­i­cal pro­teins and it loves humec­tant-based prod­ucts. My hair responds best to glyc­er­in, water, and aloe juice.

What is your reg­i­men?
G:
My reg­i­men is quite sim­ple:
Pre­poo hair with an oil (usu­al­ly coconut, sweet almond or grape­seed oil). Wash with a gener­ic sul­fate free sham­poo and con­di­tion hair for 20 min­utes using Aubrey Organ­ics Hon­ey­suck­le Rose Con­di­tion­er. Mois­tur­ize hair and put in a pro­tec­tive style. Wear it for 2–3 weeks and Repeat!

How do you retain length and mois­ture in your hair?
G:
The num­ber one thing that is impor­tant for any­one who wants to retain length is to know your hair. Know what ingre­di­ents your hair responds best to, what hair­styles cause the least amount of dam­age to your hair, and the prop­er way to han­dle your hair. I don’t use seamed combs, I don’t trim my hair on a “set sched­ule,” and I don’t wear my hair “out” for extend­ed peri­ods of time.

I usu­al­ly use glyc­er­in based prod­ucts for mois­ture. My favorite for the past five years has been the Worlds of Curls Curl Acti­va­tor Gel. It does a great job of mois­tur­iz­ing and adding impec­ca­ble shine. I use this pro­duct year round. In the win­ter I use Hairvèda’s Whipped Crème leave-in con­di­tion­er. I also mix up a blend of aloe juice, veg­etable glyc­er­in, cas­tor oil, and sweet almond oil for a spritz.

What mis­takes have you made with your hair that you’ve learned from?
G:
Jump­ing on band­wag­ons was a big mis­take for me. It is so easy as a new nat­u­ral or as a nat­u­ral who is des­per­ate for length to want to try the “next best thing” because so and so had great results. I have had so many set­backs as a result of them and now I just stick with what works for me. All nat­u­rals need to be care­ful about exper­i­ment­ing with new prod­ucts, hair tools, and tech­niques. It doesn’t take much to dam­age hair.

What’s the best/most effec­tive thing you do for your hair?
G:
Leave it alone! The less you do to your hair, the bet­ter off it is. As long as you are breath­ing and rel­a­tive­ly healthy, your hair will grow. Retain­ing length is usu­al­ly the biggest prob­lem and manip­u­lat­ing it entire­ly too much can cause break­age. Just leave your hair alone and you will have the long hair that you dream of soon­er than you think.

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
G:
You can find my blog at http://www.frostoppa.com and my YouTube chan­nel at http://www.youtube.com/user/frostoppa.

Any­thing else you want to add?
G:
Thank you for the inter­view!

Meosha

Just anoth­er lover of nat­u­ral hair and expres­sion.
— Style Icon Coor­di­na­tor for BGLH

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curlyBlue

Her tip of leav­ing her hair alone con­fus­es me. Leave it alone mean­ing not to touch it, not to detan­gle it, not style it? Please explain

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Ms-gg

Thanks every­one for your kind words! I real­ly appre­ci­ate it <3 What up to my nat­u­ral hair fam above?!!! I see you and thanks for the love! Luh you <3

Psyann

Hey Miss-GG *waves*

Nkem
dear miss-gg, am so glad to have come across you on face­book. am a new per­son to this vir­gin hair growth and i real­ly need inspirations(if pos­si­ble dai­ly). i have a cous­in that first got me into grow­ing my hair, hers is up to 5yrs old now, but she is in the UK and most times can’t get to me when i have prob­lem. pls miss-gg, my hair is a yr and 7mths now but some­how it keeps on cut­ting. i have very soft hair(and scalp too), i use most­ly prod­ucts from organ­ics, but read­ing ur blog and see­ing ur… Read more »
Khy

GG!!! I used to stalk her Fotki page when I was a new nat­u­ral. I even remem­ber when she BC’d again. Glad to know where I can find her. I love her hair! She has the best twist outs!!

Monz03b

*Drool­ing*

Elektrik

Fro-Stop­pa!!! Love. 8-D

Amma Mama

She’s beau­ti­ful.
I love her hair and blog!

tonia

I fol­low her on yt and her blog. Her hair is SICK! Great inter­view!

Lacoya S. (thesupercoya)

*waves* Hey Ms-GG! Fab­u­lous!

Alta Angel

I see you too Ms-gg! You and your hair are fab­u­lous!

Tinuke

Gor­geous all thw way!!

LBell

YAY ms-gg! Long over­due! *wav­ing*

V

Love, love, love her hair! Fan-tab-u-lous!

df

she cracks me up..love her and her LUSHHHH hair..

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MommieDearest

*waves at Msgg* I see you girl!

Anon

I also live in Rich­mond! #rep­re­sent!
I’ve been nat­u­ral for about 10 years now. Your twists are gor­geous. I wish I could get mine to look that way, but my hair is fin­er and coily-er.

Ce Ce

Your hair is AWESOME! Your insight is on tar­get. I couldn’t have said it bet­ter myself. When I first went nat­u­ral I tried to use some­one else’s reg­i­men until I real­ized what worked best for my hair. Oh, you just speak the truth. LOL… Great inter­view!

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