Kala, or KG, is the Editor and Chief of TheKGLifestyle.com. She's from San Diego, but now resides in Detroit, MI and she LOVES sharing her story to inspire and encourage women to embrace themselves and their natural hair. You may recognize her as a regular contributor here on NaturallyCurly, and the winner of our Fashion Week contest where she won a trip to NYC!

1. How long have you been natural?

My last relaxer was applied 12 years ago. I transitioned without knowing it because I flat ironed my hair constantly. I started transitioning from heat damage in 2009 and cut the remainder of my damage off last year (2012).

2. What's your daily hair routine?

I wash my hair once a week into a wash n go (most times). I also try to deep condition every week, especially in the dry winter months. I fluff my wash n go in the mornings and rock it out each and every week!

3. What are your favorite products?

I absolutely love Ouidad's Climate Control Gel right now. Also a fan of pretty much anything Shea Moisture makes and obsessed with TGIN's Honey Miracle Hair Mask. You can check out my other favorites here.

4. What's your nighttime routine?

I moisturize by patting a thick creamy water based leave-in onto my wash n go/fro and seal with coconut oil. I pineapple my hair and sleep on a satin pillowcase. 5 minute night-time routine tops!

5. How did you get your hair color, how do you maintain it?

I applied the color in my hair myself using the Shea Moisture Hair Color System in Dark Golden Blonde. I don't touch up my roots because I like the "ombre type" look. I definitely deep condition more now than I did before I used color. I also don't go a night without moisturizing my hair. Moisture is SO important for color treated hair!

6. Do you ever get tired of curly hair?

Girl yes, there are times I just put my hair in a bun every day of the week. I also, get frustrated with shedding (even though it's natural) and detangling. But I appreciate those good hair days. I wouldn't trade my curly hair for anything because I love the versatility.

7. When did you start blogging?

I started blogging originally to document my experience in Sudan teaching English for a year. Eventually I started blogging about my hair journey, fashion and anything else I decided to write about that interested me. My hardest obstacle in blogging has been consistency. Keeping myself accountable with a calendar has really helped!

8. How did you become a successful blogger?

I started vlogging about my hair journey as well and some of my videos got really popular. The more followers I had the more views and hits I received. I also made sure to develop positive relationships with brands and as they shared my content my channel grew.

9. What do you like most about blogging?

I love how connected I feel when I post. I get an immediate response from my viewers. They don't hold back on the feedback and are so positive about what I've posted. It makes my day when I hear that something I posted made a positive impact on someone's life. It's the best feeling in the world! Plus, I get to dress up and get glamed up! What more could a girly girl ask for?

10. What do you want to do beyond YouTube or your blog?

I absolutely love thrifted fashions so  I'm working on an online vintage store called TheLastFind.com. I also am developing a non-profit organization with an international emphasis; a life-long dream of mine.

11. Do you have any advice for new natural hair bloggers?

Don't be so hard on yourself! Just be you. People are attracted to authenticity and it's okay to share things about yourself that you might initially think are boring. Believe me someone out there can relate. The beauty is that we live in an age now where you can actually connect with that person! Have fun!

You can find Kala on her blog TheKGLifestyle and her YouTube channel. And connect with Kala on InstagramFacebook and Twitter!