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Junglette Spotlight – NaturallyKela’s Tekela

Junglette Spotlight – NaturallyKela’s Tekela

I instantly fell in love with Kela mid last year as she is a Wash & Go gal (you guys know I love my Wash & Go’s) and she just has fun with her hair and look… I hope you guys will love her just as much as I do…

Intro:- Hello Loves! My name is Tekela but I’m also known as NaturallyKela. I am an Admissions Specialist at a University and I am also a graduate student pursuing a Master’s in Business Administration. I’m a daughter, aunt, sister, friend, poet at heart, and a Free Spirit. I am also a Vlogger/Blogger.

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WITJ – When and why did you decide to go back to your natural tresses?

T – I had considered it since my mother gave me my first relaxer. I always wanted curly hair. Before graduating college I had went to a professional cosmetologist for color. My hair became damaged and was slowly breaking.  After college I had moved to Tampa, FL and ended up moving to Atlanta, GA. With a little bit of love and care my hair was healthy again. Everywhere I went I was surrounded by women with beautiful tresses. I was shocked when they would tell me they were natural. I decided I would stretch my relaxers out instead of getting one every 4-6 weeks. That 4-6 weeks quickly grew to eleven months. I transitioned then cut my hair.

WITJ – Has your natural hair always been well received by people around you?

T – My maternal grandmother was a little hesitant. Now I know she prefers my natural hair straight. My mother loved it so much that she eventually became natural as well. I’ve actually been told by a lot of people from my hometown that I’ve influenced their decision. I wear my hair confidently, therefore people are drawn to it and to me.

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WITJ – How would you describe your natural texture?

T –  I have a few textures. Lots of curls and coils all around. For general purposes, I say that my hair is 3c-4a and there could possibly be some 3b.

WITJ –  Could we have a brief break down of what your hair regimen consists of?

T –  Well let me say, I really don’t have a set regimen anymore. It got a little overwhelming for me. I’m simple hence my hair’s name (Free Spirit). I go with the flow and let her tell me what she needs. I shampoo and condition my hair as often as it needs it. I try to do so at least once a week. I have a full head of hair but my hair is fine. I like a clean scalp so when I shampoo I use a moisturizing shampoo.  Same thing with conditioners. I have a Huetiful Steamer that I try to use once a week but at least once a month. I deep condition each time I use it. I sometimes add Extra Virgin Olive Oil to my conditioners when doing Co-Washes. Depending on a few variables (weather, mood, events, workout schedule) I decide how I want to wear it for the week. I’ve recently started doing the pineapple method (putting hair in a high ponytail) to preserve my hair at night (when I wear twist outs, braid outs, wash & go).

WITJ – Have you had any hair set backs and what most frustrates you about you hair and why?

T – I’ve been fortunate enough to not have any major set backs thus far. I think the biggest thing for me in the beginning was wanting a looser curl pattern and super long hair within the first year. It was a learning process. I wore my hair straight almost my whole first year (somehow I’ve managed to not have heat damage) and never really gave my natural curl pattern a chance. After becoming comfortable with myself and my multi-textured hair, I was able to get a better understanding for my hair’s likes and dislikes.

WITJ – What do you love about your hair and would you ever go back to relaxing?

T – I love the versatility of my natural hair therefore I would never go back to relaxers. There’s a saying “Never Say Never” but I’m pretty much set on having relaxer free hair. For me, hairstyles are as versatile as what I allow myself to create.

WITJ – What are your go to styles?

T – When all else fails, a three strand twist out always prevails for me. Rod Sets, Wash & Go styles, and straight hair are next.

Three strand twistout Three strand twistout

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Rodset

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Wash & Go

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Flat Ironed hair 

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WITJ – Do you have any hair goal, if so, what are these?

T – My main hair goal is to have healthy hair. Length is a major deal for most naturals. I’m all about health. After health there’s a great shape. Eventually I do want longer hair because I’ve never had hair grow longer than my bra strap. Health hair leads to longer hair so it will come in due time.

WITJ – What advise would you give someone contemplating going natural?

T – I would tell anyone who is considering going natural to drop whatever thoughts they may have of what being “natural” is. I think a lot of people become natural and then find that their hair is totally different from what they thought it would be. Embrace what grows from your roots. Nurture it.

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WITJ – If you were stranded in the Amazonian rainforest which one product could you not live without and why?

T – Luckily I’m already surrounded by water so I’d say a great leave in conditioner. I’m sure I’d find something in nature to help seal in moisture as well. lol

Where can we find you? (websites)

I can be found in a variety of places:

Twitter: @NaturallyKela
InstaGram: NaturallyKela
YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/mskelabug
Blog: naturallykela.blogspot.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/NaturallyKela/136420083100581

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Junglette Spotlight – NaturallyKela's Tekela

Junglette Spotlight – NaturallyKela's Tekela

I instantly fell in love with Kela mid last year as she is a Wash & Go gal (you guys know I love my Wash & Go’s) and she just has fun with her hair and look… I hope you guys will love her just as much as I do…

Intro:- Hello Loves! My name is Tekela but I’m also known as NaturallyKela. I am an Admissions Specialist at a University and I am also a graduate student pursuing a Master’s in Business Administration. I’m a daughter, aunt, sister, friend, poet at heart, and a Free Spirit. I am also a Vlogger/Blogger.

537427_409062275836359_2129930323_n

WITJ – When and why did you decide to go back to your natural tresses?

T – I had considered it since my mother gave me my first relaxer. I always wanted curly hair. Before graduating college I had went to a professional cosmetologist for color. My hair became damaged and was slowly breaking.  After college I had moved to Tampa, FL and ended up moving to Atlanta, GA. With a little bit of love and care my hair was healthy again. Everywhere I went I was surrounded by women with beautiful tresses. I was shocked when they would tell me they were natural. I decided I would stretch my relaxers out instead of getting one every 4-6 weeks. That 4-6 weeks quickly grew to eleven months. I transitioned then cut my hair.

WITJ – Has your natural hair always been well received by people around you?

T – My maternal grandmother was a little hesitant. Now I know she prefers my natural hair straight. My mother loved it so much that she eventually became natural as well. I’ve actually been told by a lot of people from my hometown that I’ve influenced their decision. I wear my hair confidently, therefore people are drawn to it and to me.

46209_386517631424157_943080796_n

WITJ – How would you describe your natural texture?

T –  I have a few textures. Lots of curls and coils all around. For general purposes, I say that my hair is 3c-4a and there could possibly be some 3b.

WITJ –  Could we have a brief break down of what your hair regimen consists of?

T –  Well let me say, I really don’t have a set regimen anymore. It got a little overwhelming for me. I’m simple hence my hair’s name (Free Spirit). I go with the flow and let her tell me what she needs. I shampoo and condition my hair as often as it needs it. I try to do so at least once a week. I have a full head of hair but my hair is fine. I like a clean scalp so when I shampoo I use a moisturizing shampoo.  Same thing with conditioners. I have a Huetiful Steamer that I try to use once a week but at least once a month. I deep condition each time I use it. I sometimes add Extra Virgin Olive Oil to my conditioners when doing Co-Washes. Depending on a few variables (weather, mood, events, workout schedule) I decide how I want to wear it for the week. I’ve recently started doing the pineapple method (putting hair in a high ponytail) to preserve my hair at night (when I wear twist outs, braid outs, wash & go).

WITJ – Have you had any hair set backs and what most frustrates you about you hair and why?

T – I’ve been fortunate enough to not have any major set backs thus far. I think the biggest thing for me in the beginning was wanting a looser curl pattern and super long hair within the first year. It was a learning process. I wore my hair straight almost my whole first year (somehow I’ve managed to not have heat damage) and never really gave my natural curl pattern a chance. After becoming comfortable with myself and my multi-textured hair, I was able to get a better understanding for my hair’s likes and dislikes.

WITJ – What do you love about your hair and would you ever go back to relaxing?

T – I love the versatility of my natural hair therefore I would never go back to relaxers. There’s a saying “Never Say Never” but I’m pretty much set on having relaxer free hair. For me, hairstyles are as versatile as what I allow myself to create.

WITJ – What are your go to styles?

T – When all else fails, a three strand twist out always prevails for me. Rod Sets, Wash & Go styles, and straight hair are next.

Three strand twistout Three strand twistout

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Rodset

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Wash & Go

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Flat Ironed hair 

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WITJ – Do you have any hair goal, if so, what are these?

T – My main hair goal is to have healthy hair. Length is a major deal for most naturals. I’m all about health. After health there’s a great shape. Eventually I do want longer hair because I’ve never had hair grow longer than my bra strap. Health hair leads to longer hair so it will come in due time.

WITJ – What advise would you give someone contemplating going natural?

T – I would tell anyone who is considering going natural to drop whatever thoughts they may have of what being “natural” is. I think a lot of people become natural and then find that their hair is totally different from what they thought it would be. Embrace what grows from your roots. Nurture it.

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WITJ – If you were stranded in the Amazonian rainforest which one product could you not live without and why?

T – Luckily I’m already surrounded by water so I’d say a great leave in conditioner. I’m sure I’d find something in nature to help seal in moisture as well. lol

Where can we find you? (websites)

I can be found in a variety of places:

Twitter: @NaturallyKela
InstaGram: NaturallyKela
YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/mskelabug
Blog: naturallykela.blogspot.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/NaturallyKela/136420083100581

Comments

  1. esosa

    Nice interview….the perception here in Nigeria, is that for anyone to grow and maintain great hair like Kella’s they have Caucasian cells somewhere in their family line. This is one issue that hasn’t been addressed anywhere online on offline. i and so many girls in Nigeria are going natural, i became much more inspired after attending the Merry Twistmas event in London but still feel i may not achieve growing great hair in spite of all the products i have because i am 100% all BLACK.

  2. It’s personal prceerfnee, really.Some guys LOVE the natural look, and other guys prefer the fake everything.How much you let this concern you really depends on how interested you are in having a guy that is attracted to you for how you look as compared to someone that wants you to look like every other bleach blonde, makeup covered thing that walks around in a miniskirt.Someone that needs for you to look a certain way to please them usually needs you to act a certain way, as well. If you’re okay with parading around as trophy wife’ then more power to you. I prefer au natural.

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