*Pre­pared for BGLH by Meosha Tall of 1Me­Nat­u­ral­ly


Intro­duce your­self!
I’m Dusu­ba. I live in Stat­en Island and go to school in Buf­fa­lo. I rep Sier­ra Leone, Guinea and Sau­di Ara­bia :). I’m a stu­dent study­ing health and well­ness.

Why did you make the deci­sion to go nat­ur­al?
Lol I got tired of pay­ing for perms. I’m a broke col­lege stu­dent.

When and how did you tran­si­tion into nat­ur­al hair?
I stopped using the creamy crack Decem­ber 09. First I just flat ironed my hair a lot, had a weave, then had braids. Braids were bet­ter for the tran­si­tion­ing process because my hair grew way faster than when I had weave in.

In what ways (if any) has going nat­ur­al affect­ed you?
It is pos­si­bly the best deci­sion I’ve made per­tain­ing to my hair. It is eas­i­er to deal with, faster and what’s bet­ter than play­ing with your curls? Lol.


How would you describe your hair?
I’ve always had thick hair, but it’s curly. Some­times it gets too dry, but using oils helps with that.

What is your reg­i­men?
I wash and go a lot of times. I use Herbal Essences Total­ly Twist­ed Sham­poo and Con­di­tion­er, Luster’s S-Curl Acti­va­tor Mois­tur­iz­er, Mega Care Car­rot & Aloe Oil, Olive Oil and Tea Tree Oil.

Tell us about your hair col­or?
My hair is brown­ish red. I can’t describe it Lol. I actu­al­ly did it myself using two dif­fer­ent col­ors and mix­ing them togeth­er. I used Revlon Col­or Silk light auburn and straw­ber­ry blonde. My tex­ture is still the same, plus I use oils all the time so it keeps it soft.

How do you retain length and mois­ture in your hair?
My hair is still fair­ly short. I use leave in con­di­tion­ers some­times, Gar­nier Fruc­tis Sleek & Shine or African Shea but­ter.

What mis­takes have you made with your hair that you’ve learned from?
Putting too many chem­i­cals in it arrrgggh­hh. In high school my hair fell out because I permed, col­ored and would always flat iron my hair. Once as I was wash­ing my hair it all just came off. It was hor­ri­ble hav­ing to walk around with a bald spot.

What’s the best/most effec­tive thing you do for your hair?
I keep it mois­tur­ized. It’s the best thing for my hair or it will break.

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?

Any­thing else you want to add?
I love my hair now. I regret noth­ing. Yes there is a going nat­ur­al phase, but there was also a perming phase. I would like to tell any­one who decides to go nat­ur­al you have to be patient; it’s not going to hap­pen over night. In the end it will be worth it :).


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

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Where did she get those pants? I want them in my life!


love that col­or!!!

Got alove for ma hair
Got alove for ma hair

Final­ly some­one with short haiR!!!!!!!! Man have I been search­ing for you dusu­ba


course of action to get the kind…

of results that you’re look­ing to get from this endeav­or. this guide will cer­tain­ly help you:first, cre­ate an impres­sive sig­na­ture. this is the one that you would want oth­er peo­ple in the forum to click on after they’ve read your posts.…

chic noir

She is very pret­ty.


Omg! i too go to school in buf­fa­lo, UB to be exact but its great see­ing a fel­low buff stu­dent going nat­ur­al!!! btw you are rock­ing the short do superbly and love your style your gor­geous.


rep Stat­en Island, lol. Some­times I feel like I rarely see nat­u­rals on this island. Her style is awe­some !


Awe­some look!


Great col­or. Very bold to try at home. But, defi­nate­ly a win­ner.

Annie L.

That roan col­or looks amaz­ing on you and that piecey faux-hawk is the busi­ness!


love that first pic. I may have to cut my hair again


I love her col­or!


Gor­geous. I would pull a dri­ve by to get those cheek bones.


Beau­ti­ful young lady!


OMG she’s goes to my school #Buff­s­tate!!! lol


Ayyyy­eee Salone! Lol nice pic­tures.