*Prepared for BGLH by Meosha Tall of 1MeNaturally


Tamika was originally featured on December 14, 2009. We followed up with her to get an update on her regimen and find out things are coming along.

Introduce yourself!
My name is Tamika and I’m from the DMV lol. I live in Maryland. I do a lot haha. I work in retail at Urban Outfitters, I am the Personal Assistant to Kas of Kas Collection Inc, as well as the Lead Assistant Designer within the company. I model here and there as well.

Why did you make the decision to go natural?
I decided to go natural because I was tired of putting chemicals in my hair. I wanted the versatility of being able to wear my hair straight or naturally curly. I transitioned back in October of 2008, and just grew my relaxer out.

In what ways (if any) has going natural affected you?
Going natural really hasn’t affected me in any big way honestly, but I am very strict when it comes to my hair now, and who I let style it. I’m a bit over protective when it comes to my hair lol.

How would you describe your hair?
If I had to type my hair, it would more than likely be a 4b. My hair is very thick, but not hard to manage at all…It does have its days though styling wise lol, sometimes it doesn’t want to cooperate.

What is your regimen?
My regimen is very, very simple. I wash every two to three weeks with Pantene Pro V Relaxed and Natural shampoo, deep condition with cholesterol conditioner, or Yes To Carrots conditioner, moisturize and style. Once a week I may cowash with any available conditioner I have with a lot of slip depending on the moisture level of my hair.

How do you retain length and moisture in your hair?
Protective style, protective style, protective style. That is all I have to say. The less manipulation, the better.

What mistakes have you made with your hair that you’ve learned from?
I’ve made the mistake of being lazy when it comes to my regimen, as well as switching up on my products in some cases (stick with what works people lol).

What’s the best/most effective thing you do for your hair?
The best and most effective thing I do for my hair is leave it alone, as I stated before, the less manipulation the better.

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
Yes, you can find me over at www.Mydesignerdreams.blogspot.com.

Anything else you want to add?
Love your hair, and your hair will love you back.


Just another lover of natural hair and expression.
- Style Icon Coordinator for BGLH

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15 Comments on "Tamika // Natural Hair Style Icon *Update*"

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You’re beautiful and so is your hair


yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah DMV .. im from MD too and I love your style.. Rock On Girl!


Hey Ola, so sorry I’m just seeing your comment. I do twist outs on damp hair. I part my hair in 4 sections and starting from back sections I do about 5 jumbo twists persection. When you get to the front decide on which side you want your hair to lay and twist in that direction. Thats about it =)


could you please give a tutorial on your twist outs? do you do them on damp hair or do you blow it out first? sorry for all the questions, you hair is just so beautiful.

Patricia Kayden

I see Anya from Project Runway.

Tamika’s hair is on point.


my mama lives right by Kas boutique in National Harbor, literally Fleet St congrats to Tamika for bein feature, beautiful hair, queen!


Thanks everyone for the Love! Than you BGLH for featuring me again!!


I’m loving her hair; so luscious and thick. She is really pretty too!


I love the big hair!


I have serious hair envy right now


Love her up-do hairstyles. Her buns look regal but edgy.




I follow all of her blogs. She is gorgeous and her hair always looks amazing. Go Tamika!!


her hair is so dope.


Yaya hair like mine. I love it!