I have always been natural in a sense. Never had a perm in my life. Mom kept my sister's and my hair in braids when we were little (straightened for Easter only). In high school we wore our hair pressed all the time. That lasted up until two years ago when I decided I wanted to be able to not worry about my hair frizzibg or getting wet. Summer of 2012 I failed because I used products with parabans, silicones, etc. Summer of 2013 I got on the right track but still was not completely happy with the results and prices of other brands. Now with EDEN Coconut Shea line I feel great and my hair loves theses products. That Curl Defining Cream is true to its word. I will most likely never use any other brand besides Eden again.