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Tamara- A Story of Transition

By January 27th, 20214 Comments

-Were you a long term or short term transitioner, and why?
I was short term. I transitioned for about 5 months and my hair stylist was moving, so I figured now or never in regards to cutting my hair. I wanted my hair cut like Jaeda Cycle 7 ATM but my hair was already curling up in the back. I was short and natural.

-When did you BC? What was your initial reaction to your natural hair?
My BC was in Oct. 2006. Initially, I was terrified. I didn’t cut my hair with the intention of wearing it curly because my hair was pressed out so in my mind it would be short and straight after the hair cut. My immediate reaction was to run to the beauty supply store to get a relaxer. I let my husband and friend see it before I acted too soon. They assured me it was ok and I was still pretty. That encouragement made me feel comfortable with my naturality. I put water and a headband on it and called it a day.

-What was your transition routine?
My transition styles consisted of flat ironing, braid/twist outs, wearing a ponytail and roller sets. I would shampoo with Cream of Nature shampoo. Because I had dyed my hair, I would and still do deep condition with Organic Root Stimulator Hair Mayonnaise. I loved to oil my scalp with Doo Gro Hair Oil. I would spray oil sheen to moisturizer my hair.

-What was your staple hair style during transition?
The ponytail and twist out.

-How did you moisturize your hair to prevent breakage at the new growth line?
I would use Doo Gro Hair Oil and/or Luster Pink Oil Moisturizer. I would also deep condition once a week.

-Why did you choose to go natural?
I have been getting relaxers from the age of 4. I really didn’t need them as often as most so I figured I had pretty nice hair. I wanted to see my hair in its nature state. I also wanted to know what I looked like with no chemical ingredients. I also realized it was cheaper and healthier.

For my full Hair Journey and more picture go to

Tamara- A Story of Transition

5 months after transition and Day of BC

Tamara- A Story of Transition 2 Years of Naturalness!


  • Natural Hair Rules!!! says:

    Sorry for the late response blackhoney112, but if you get this shoot me an email about my skin routine.

  • Anonymous says:

    I agree with the previous poster I think the color really flatters you =) Btw do you mind sharing your skin routine, your skin is gorgeous!

  • Natural Hair Rules!!! says:

    Well, thank you. My hair is very thick and it was long at age 4 so like most mothers, mom did what she think would lessen the work of doing hair.

  • Anonymous says:

    Wow I can’t imagine giving a child a relaxer @ age 4yrs. I didn’t get my first relaxer until I was 18yrs.
    Your hair looks very healthy and I know you’re letting the color grow out but your hair looks really pretty with that touch of color on the ends.

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