*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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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!