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 :) 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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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. :)

Barbara

That’s 2 years of growth–O.M.G

Penelope

I LOVE KREESHA TURNER :D

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

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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