Introduce yourself.
K:
I’m technically a Gypsy at this point in my life but I frequent Canada, Jamaica & USA. I am a recording artist, songwriter & aspiring fashionista.

Why did you go natural?
K:
When making the decision to go back natural I was definitely at a point in my life where a lot of big changes were taking place for me, it was just another one of those things that just felt “right” at the time šŸ™‚ I made the decision to go natural in January 2010, toke out my weave and never put it back in!

In what ways (if any) has going natural affected you?
K:
It’s effected my entire image as an artist. I love rocking my afro on stage. It’s also allowed me to grow in confidence when performing and in everyday life. There’s just something about an Afro that makes you feel like a true DIVA!

How would you describe your hair?
K:
Texture = curly/coarse
Thickness = Full
Behavior = Likes to go “Poofy” on me

What is a brief description of your regimen?
K:
I use Kenra (Moisturizing Shampoo, Conditioner, Nourishing Masque & Leave in Conditioner) along with Chi’s Silk Infusion. I wash & condition once a week, use the nourishing masque once a month. I also apply Kenra’s leave in conditioner every other day and Chi’s Silk Infusion as needed. A diffuser is my hair’s best friend!

How do you retain length and moisture in your hair?
K:
Kenra products are great for moisture and I also see my stylist Janet Jackson of JouJou Hair Salon in Toronto, Canada for her Blue & Moisture Treatment as often as i can!

What mistakes have you made with your hair that you’ve learned from?
K:
I honestly feel relaxing was one of my biggest mistakes and regret it to this day (I relaxed my hair for a good 10 years of my life). Yes it helped my mom deal with the mass amount of hair on my head as a kid but it completely changed the strength and texture of my hair. If you can believe it my hair actually used to be thicker and curlier!

What’s the best/most effective thing you do for your hair?
K:
My stylist’s specialty treatments

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
K:
Twitter! @KreeshaTurner
www.KreeshaTurner.com
www.FaceBook.com/KreeshaTurnerMusic

My sophomore album “Tropic Electric” is available on Canadian iTunes now: http://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/tropic-electric/id474309150 and I’m gearing up for a global release of “Tropic Electric” in late 2012!
But for now you can check out my latest music video “I Could Stay” shot in Portland, Jamaica

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19 Comments on "Kreesha // Natural Hair Style Icon"

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Annie L.

Just gorgeous fluffiness! Look forward to checking out your music!

Chanda

Her hair is awsome! She has a similar hair texture to mine except mine isn’t as big and full as hers is. Still has that thickness though. I beleive relaxers have altered the true texture of my hair as well. The front is too straight and I can’t keep a curl for nothing!

Danni

her hair is ahhhmazinnggg!!

Miss Leah

I LOVE HER HAIR!!!

Gloria

Aaaaaaaah! I have a new hair idol. šŸ™‚

Barbara

That’s 2 years of growth–O.M.G

Penelope

I LOVE KREESHA TURNER šŸ˜€

Also, my favourite song by her is “Don’t Call Me Baby”..She looks fantastic with her natural hair šŸ™‚

Nimota

I love “Don’t Call Me Baby” I had it on repeat for the longest time lol. I’m really looking forward to listening to her sophomore album.

Antoinette Stewart

She looks like a little china doll. How cute!

YesYesDesi

Love her hair. The natural fro fits her much better than the weaves. And I like the song “I Could Stay.” I’d be curious to know what type of treatments her hair dresser uses, what products, and also how often.

Monique

I adore her humongous fro…looking forward to checking out her music. What comes to mind when I think of coarse hair isn’t coarse to the touch but that each individual strand is thick. My hair appears coarse but the strands are thin.

Misha

I’m looking at her hair and I’m seeing Texture as “thick and fine” not “thick and coarse”. I always get confused when it comes to identifying the texture of my hair. whenever I feel my hair I don’t consider it coarse even though now as a natural it has become really full. I know people who I believe have an abrasive feel to their hair and would actually qualify as coarse but its not me…nor does it look like it would be her
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Clarissa Evans

Yeh, Kreesha’s hair appears to be really fine and soft which is why her fro isn’t as dense as someone with type 4 textured hair would be. You can tell she had to put in extra work to create an afro, you can still see straight pieces in some of the photos. But I do like her look and she has a really great voice, I’m sure she’ll make it big someday.

Tabs

Thick/thin is the density of the amount of strands on ones head.
Coarse/fine is the actual size of a strand of hair. I wish we could get this clarified in the community. It drives me crazy. Someone tried to tell me I couldn’t have thick and fine hair and I had to set them straight.

misha

Okay I see now …this hair typing stuff is too deep. I’m learning more about hair than any other part of my body, LOL.

Sue

You only need to be concerned about hair typing if you are looking define your curls, which would be a fruitless endeavor if you don’t have your moisture-protein balance on point. Focus on learning about porosity (low, normal, high), texture aka strand size (fine, medium, coarse), and elasticity. Once you have that down then you can productively devote time to defining your coils/curls or creating them with twists, braids, bantu knots, curlformers etc.

jjleb85

Lol +1

Sue

Exactly! Coarse has nothing to do with “abrasive” feeling hair. I think people will faint if they realize Asians are more likely to have coarse hair strands than any other group.

Ima

Looks Beautiful natural & great story…thanks for sharing!

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