Since stumbling across Krystal K.’s fashion, beauty and lifestyle blog “The Feisty House” we’ve been savoring every article – we especially love her sense of style so who better than to spotlight for this week’s Concrete Curls feature?!
1. We love the look and feel of your blog. What inspired you to start your blog The Feisty House?
Thank you! It’s truly a labor of love. I started The Feisty House way back in 2009 as a way to share what I was learning about my natural hair. Even though I’d been natural my whole life, I’d never deep conditioned, I was using sulfate shampoos…I just wasn’t taking proper care of my natural hair. There were tons of women blogging and vlogging about natural hair back then, and I was learning so much that I decided to start my own blog. The rest is history! Since then, The Feisty House has evolved from a natural hair blog into a place where women are encouraged to stay inspired, have faith, and live life to the fullest. It is truly a lifestyle blog.
2. How would you describe your style in 5 words?
Classic Hipster Grandma With Spunk. That’s probably the best way to put it. And once you take a look at my outfits, I think that aesthetic really becomes clear. I’m a pretty modest dresser, and I love classic and simple silhouettes, but I’m addicted to brightly colored patterns (mixing patterns is my THING).
3. Spring is almost here. We can feel it! What will be your Spring essentials this year?
You can feel it? Because I can’t! LOL I do feel better now that the sun is setting past 5:00 PM, but I won’t feel like Spring is here until I can wear one pair of sheer tights to work instead of my current situation, which is two pairs of fleece-lined stockings every day!
My Spring essentials are going to include lots of matching sets. I do love to mix prints, but I’m really into the whole “matchy matchy” thing right now. And I’d love some brightly-colored trousers: slim-fitting, ankle-grazing, and in colors like “watermelon” and “chartreuse.”
4. What three hair products could you not live without?
Trader Joe’s Nourish Spa Conditioner, Karen’s Body Beautiful Leave-in, and Shea Moisture’s Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment Masque.
5. Who’s behind the camera taking all those wonderful photos of you?
Sometimes it’s just me, my remote and my tripod. But when I’m out and about, it’s my lovely husband. He has a great eye for setting up a shot!
6. For many naturals it’s a journey to fully understand their hair. It’s a process of trial and error. What was your “Curls Understood™” moment? (The moment when you were like, “I’ve go this!”)
You know, I’ve had a few of those moments. I think not only is understanding natural hair a process, but it’s one that many of us go through several times. I know the basics and I’ve got them down. But fully-accepting my hair, what it is and what it will never be, has been more of a process. Just last night I had a “Curls Understood™” moment when I decided to go back to using henna in my hair because my hair is prone to breakage, and no product or method is going to change that. I just have fine hair, and I have to accept that fact and live around it. Once you allow your hair to do what it was born to do (and stop forcing it to behave like someone else’s hair) life gets a lot easier. LOL trust me.