*Prepared for BGLH by Meosha Tall of 1MeNaturally

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Introduce yourself!
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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?
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Lol I got tired of paying for perms. I’m a broke college student.

When and how did you transition into natural hair?
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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?
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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.

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How would you describe your hair?
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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?
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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?
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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?
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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?
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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?
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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?
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http://yarabinbife.tumblr.com/

Anything else you want to add?
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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 :).

Meosha

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

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17 Comments on "Dusu // Natural Hair Style Icon"

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Kima

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

Heather

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

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chic noir

She is very pretty.

venessa

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.

Vanessa

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

pinkgirlfluff

Awesome look!

Smallfro

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!

ladyluo

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

LillianMae

I love her color!

yahum

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

anastasia

Beautiful young lady!

brittbreezy

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

JustMe

Ayyyyeee Salone! Lol nice pictures.

merry

lovely

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