*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.
T: 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?
T: 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?
T: 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?
T: 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?
T: 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?
T: 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?
T: 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?
T: 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?
T: Yes, you can find me over at www.Mydesignerdreams.blogspot.com.
Anything else you want to add?
T: Love your hair, and your hair will love you back.