Meet Veronica Gilbert, wife, stay at home mom of three and author of The Savvy Housewife blog.

Veronica Gilbert wearing a braid-out

NaturallyCurly: Please introduce yourself!

Veronica Gilbert: My name is Roni. I am wife, stay at home mom of three, blogger, couponer (some may say extreme), natural hair enthusiast, makeup junkie and social networking guru! You will most likely find me (and my curls) on the beauty isle with coupons in one hand and cell phone in the other.

NC: Can you share a little bit about how and why you started your blog and started blogging and vlogging about hair?

VG: Well I initially started my blog, The Savvy Housewife, because I wanted to share the many aspects of my life as a housewife, and because my natural hair is such a big part of me, I can't help but to include in my blog. I also enjoy sharing what I have learned about my hair, styling ideas and product reviews in hopes that it may help someone else along their natural hair journey. It's also a great way for me to document my hair growth, regimen and favorite styles.

NC: How and when did you decide to go natural, or have you always been natural and embraced your curls?

VG: This is actually my second time going natural. The first time around I was a freshman in college (years ago). I ended up relaxing it because I had no idea how versatile my hair could be, and of course there was no Naturally Curly, Curly Nikki or YouTube videos to help guide me. This time around I was inspired go natural by my mom and best friend (who both wear their natural hair straight). My mom had been encouraging me for years, telling me I didn't need a relaxer, but of course I didn't listen. Then, one day about 4 years ago, my bestie told me I should try doing a bantu knot out, and man did that open the flood gates! I searched YouTube and came across so many beautiful curlies. I was so inspired. I transitioned a little over a year, spent hours on YouTube and natural hair blogs and had experimented with tons of styles (many of which failed). But I was hooked and committed. I love my hair!

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