Naturally Fierce Feature: Kristel

My name is Kristel. I live in Brooklyn New York however I was born in St Lucia. I was always the girl with the long hair, at the Dominican salon every week. Eventually I got tired of the hair dryer and wanted a change.

One of the best decisions I’ve made.
How long have you been natural?
I’ve been natural for a year and a half.
What motivated you to transition? Were you a transitioner or a Big Chopper& why? I transitioned for a little over a year. I chose to transition because I was scared of short hair. My hair has always been long and I had no clue how I’d look with any hair above my shoulders.

How would you describe your hair?

My hair has multiple personalities. There are about 4 textures. As a whole I think I fall under a 4a hair type.
What do you love most about your hair? I love my hair texture. It allows me to have versatility.

What has been the most memorable part of your journey?Has it been easy or difficult or both?! The most memorable part of my journey is when I cut off my relaxed ends. I was extremely nervous. Once all the straight ends were gone I felt free. My journey has been very easy. Easier than I expected.

What were some of your favorite transitioning hairstyles? I’m a simple girl. I kept my hair in a slick back bun.

What have your experiences been as a ‘natural?’ Any memorable reactions from family or others? Honestly it wasn’t anything monumental. I will say that I’ve been able to influence a number of them to go natural or try to.
What is your hair regimen (including fav products)? My regimen is simple. Wash every week. Cowash in between. My go to style is a twistout afro. I retwist my hair every evening to prevent tangling. My favorite product is Shea Butter.
What are some of your favorite natural hair websites,YouTuber’s, or blogs? I do not visit website really. I stick to social media.
I am a YouTube junkie. Naptural85 was sent from the gods!
 Anything you want the readers to know? Inspirational words? It’s not that serious!!! It’s just hair. Take care of it and you will reap the rewards.

Where can people find you for more information? Instagram-Myhair3

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