Kirstin’s Natural Hair story


My Transition Story

My name is Kirstin and I reside in Richmond, Virginia. I have been natural for about 18 months now. I big chopped in January 31, 2009. I have always been questioned by beauticians as to why I get perms and I never gave it much thought. I just did it, cause that was all that I saw. After much breakage and just being unhappy with my hair I decided to get braids. As I would go from one braid style to another I would take notice of how my new growth looked and I became intrigued as to what was really coming out of my scalp. Finally one day while taking braids out I started cutting all the permed pieces off and the excitement just grew inside me. Before I knew it, I my husband came home after helping someone move, and I had completed my own big chop! I went the next day to get it professionally shaped and I’ve been hooked ever since. My only regret is that I didn’t do this sooner in life, but you live and learn!


My favorite styles

I’m getting into the process of diffusing my hair and wearing it big. I also enjoy wash & go’s, twistout, and twisted roller sets. I have also been doing a lot of protective styling lately. I credit my growth to protective styling as it has been instrumental in my retaining my hair.



My favorite products/Regimen

Pre-poo-Jane Carter’s Scalp Renew and Cantu Leave In Repair conditioner (apply 15 minutes before shampoo)
Shampoo/Conditioner-Giovanni’s Triple Tea Treat or Giovanni’s Smooth as Silk (1 x per week)
Deep Conditioner-Neutrogena Triple Moisture Deep Conditioner
Leave In-Giovanni Direct Leave in or Kinky Curly Knot Today mixed with 2 tbsp Aloe vera juice/1 tsp castor oil, and 1 tsp jojoba oil (recipe by Kimmaytube of Youtube -
Stylers/Hold-Miss Jessies Curly Pudding/Meringue, Mizani True Texture, or Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie

I would love for you to check me out on Youtube at,                                                           my blog and on Twitter !!!

Lexi- Thank you so much Kirstin for sharing your story! I love to hear how people BC’d. I agree with her, I don’t understand why I waited as long as I did to Chop.



  • Sarah

    Great Article!!! :)

  • Brenesha

    Kirstin you are one of my HairSpirations! I absolutely love how you help others. Without your channel on Youtube, I wouldn’t know what to expect when I’m 100% Natural. Much Love to you!

    Lexi Thanx for all you do as well. You are also one of my fav TUBERS!!!!! Be blessed

    Please show my Website Transitioning TO Natural SOme love. I love helping others as well. For all the newly transitioners out there This Journey Does not have to be difficult. We have all of these beautiful women to look up to.


  • Tiffany

    Looks great.

    Peace, Love and Chocolate

  • Trece’

    this is Kristin, my youtube buddy. Love the highlight of her!..

  • Maya

    i love the bottom right pic..beautiful head of hair !