Monday, February 15, 2010

Tamikka~ Before and After

Meet Tamikka,She decided she no longer cared for what people thought about the look of natural hair and went through with a big chop.

How long were you thinking of going natural? What's the story ?

Wow, I wanted to be natural since 2000 . I always loved the feel and look of natural hair but it wasn't popular so I wasn't doing it. Also I cared too much about what people said and thought.In 2008 I cut it all off and decided to go natural I mean I cut it down to my scalp and wore wigs, still wasn't comfortable with how it looks so here go's wigs, then because I couldn't do anything with it I relaxed it again, and then it started breaking. So in May of 2009 I started doing my homework and consistently researching natural hair. In June of 2009 I started the transition.

Was your transition a long or short one?

My transition was short, I started in June and BC'd in September

We all know how important it is to moisturize our hair
while in transition,what products did you use to keep
your hair moisturized?

I used olive oil products

When you decided to Big Chop,how did you feel about your cut?And how did people react to it?

I loved it , I had a lot of mixed reactions especially in the corporate world but surprisingly the CIO and my VP complimented me on my hair and they are of the Caucasian race. But what was real surprising to me was I got more compliments from the Caucasian race then my own...

Did you have any regrets?

I honestly didn't

What are your long term goals for your hair journey?

Trying different styles so I can train my hair to be versatile. But I promise this. NO MORE RELAXERS EVER!!


  1. That is so true that I get more complements from non people of color as well. Other than my mom, my black friends are kinda ehh...about it. I know it's because they wish they could pull it off but aren't brave enough - because that's what they say! ;o) Also the white guys are all up in my face with a smile. The brothers? Not so worries, I'm taken anyway ha!

    My best, Lynn

  2. Ha Ha , so true lynn. I noticed just after the big chop nobody really wanted to hear what i had to say about hair,but now that it has grown out and i'm wearing different styles i'm getting more questions about what i do to my hair.



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