Model Tiffany Marie

"My natural hair journey came when I decided to do the “big chop”. I did it because my hair would grow,  but always break off and become thin at the ends. I went to the doctors and they told me it could be stress related, because they couldn't think of any other reason it would continuously break off.  So after doing my hair and finding the drain filled with damaged hair and the floor covered with hair after styling, I decided it was time to go back… Back to my real roots, and I cut it all off. I was amazed how fast, thicker, healthier, and longer it has grown in just thirteen months, and I look forward to more of the natural hair journey.

Most of the products I use vary depending on the style I choose. When I want my hair to be naturally curly, I tend to use Kinky Curly Knot Today and Cantu Shea Butter Leave in Conditioner. I seal my ends with an oil I mix of Lavender, Rosemary, Safflower oil, coconut oil, olive oil, peppermint, tea tree, and jojoba oil. Most of my products I use I try to make them as natural as possible, and I believe natural hair should not be expensive or high maintenance, but carefree and effortless. People tend to respond to my hair with either stares of amazement, temptation to want to touch it, and I have even gotten people to ask if it is all mines. I’ve had people of different races, and ages ask about my hair. Before going natural, I’ve never gotten stopped as much as I do with natural hair. Not a day goes by that I get asked about my hair care regimen, and I usually tend to spend as much time as I need to express the love of natural hair."

The advice I have given to people who want to go natural is that it is the best thing you could ever do for yourself. Going natural gives you a whole new perspective of loving yourself, and my advice would be love what hair you have despite the length, texture, and color, and that love will extrude from your scalp. Natural hair is not hard to maintain, and can be done with deep conditions, lots of moisturizing, and just allowing your hair to do its own thing. The saying goes “less is best”, and that is the best way to describe having natural hair." - Tiffany

To learn more about Tiffany, check out her blog Complex Beauty, or contact her on Facebook