When Kaya Casper decided to go natural eight years ago at the age of 19, she was hungry for information about natural hair.

But what she found in hair magazines were pictures of models wearing extensions, weaves, wigs and texture-altering chemicals on their hair.

So in July 2003, Casper published the first issue of Naturally You!, a magazine featuring models with 100 percent natural hair -- no extensions, no weaves, no texturizers or relaxers. Natural afros, locs, twists, and updos are only a few of the styles featured on models with varying degrees of kinky hair.

Naturally You! has articles by and about people -- women, men and children -- who have natural hair and those transitioning to natural hair. Most of the models are amateurs, and they represent women of all hair textures and styles. And the magazine also addresses other aspects of natural living, including mental health, mental wellness and physical wellness. 'In Naturally You!, it's cover-to-cover natural hair,' Casper says.

Casper, like many women, didn't always accept her hair's natural texture. She got her first perm at the age of nine.

But Casper developed a sensitivity to the strong chemicals. So she decided to cut it all off.

Transitioning was an intense process, she says. Even after her hair started growing in, she had a mental transition to go through. She had to get used to her new look -- a process that was difficult at first.

Casper says she originally wanted to create a Web site that provided the information she had gathered over the years while she was learning what to do with her natural hair.