*Pre­pared for BGLH by Meosha Tall of 1Me­Nat­u­ral­ly

Intro­duce your­self!
T:
My name is Tam­my McK­night. I was born and raised in Flo­rence, SC, but I reside in Jack­sonville, FL.

Why did you make the deci­sion to go nat­u­ral?
T:
It wasn’t my inten­tion to go nat­u­ral at first…I was just try­ing to get my hair as healthy and long as pos­si­ble while in its relaxed state. I began to ‘stretch’ my relax­er from every 6–8 weeks to ever 4 months. Once I got used to hav­ing a relax­er every 4 months, I start­ed stretch­ing for 6 months. That’s when I got a glimpse of my nat­u­ral curl pat­tern and fell in love :)! My relaxed hair jour­ney was very suc­cess­ful, going from ear length to near bra strap length in a lit­tle over a year…but those lit­tle coils had me at hel­lo lol! I’ve been com­plete­ly nat­u­ral for 10 months. I tran­si­tioned for 6 ½ months before Big Chop­ping.

How would you describe your tex­ture?
T:
My hair is pre­dom­i­nant­ly 3c/4a and extreme­ly thick and coarse. I’ve always had a ‘head full of hair’…even when it was unhealthy, it was still thick lol!

Describe your styling reg­i­men over the course of the mon­th.
T:
I try to wear pro­tec­tive styles (buns, faux buns, and updos) at least 2–3 weeks in the mon­th. This keeps me from manip­u­lat­ing my hair too much and helps retain length. I don’t wear full twistouts too often most­ly because I’m not a huge fan of retwist­ing every night, which is nec­es­sary to pre­vent my hair from tan­gling. I prefer twistout bangs with a bun includ­ed. It’s less hair to manip­u­late, and the major­i­ty of my hair is pro­tect­ed. My oth­er go-to style is ‘ole faithful’…the puff lol. It’s sim­ple and requires very lit­tle for upkeep.

What does wash day look like for you?
T:
My wash days are long lol! I first spray my hair with water till damp and part in four sec­tions. Sec­ond­ly I apply my deep con­di­tion­er, which varies depend­ing on how my hair feels. My hair is pro­tein sen­si­tive so I add mayo or an egg (only when need­ed) to my deep con­di­tion­er (Aussie 3 Min­ute Mir­a­cle Deep Con­di­tion­er, Organ­ic Root Stim­u­la­tor Pak, B.A.S.K. Y.A.M. Nec­tar or Sal­ly Hansen’s Cho­les­terol are some of my pri­ma­ry DC’s). I add at least 3 oils to my deep con­di­tion­er, main­ly cas­tor oil, pep­per­mint oil, and rose­mary oil. I deep con­di­tion under the dry­er for no less that 45 min­utes. If time per­mits, I’ll deep con­di­tion overnight. Third­ly, I’ll co-wash the deep con­di­tion­er out using a cheap con­di­tion­er like VO5 Mois­tur­iz­ing Con­di­tion­er.

Describe your favorite go-to hair­style for days when you don’t have a lot of time to style.
T:
The major­i­ty of my styles are pro­tec­tive styles that last for at least a week, but when my hair gets out of hand, I slap a puff in it!

How do you com­bat shrink­age?
T:
After wash­ing my hair, I’ll twist it, stretch the twists, and pin them down using bob­by pins until they are dry.

What are some of your prob­lem areas (if any) that require spe­cial care and atten­tion?
T:
My hair is prone to fairy knots (sin­gle strand knots) so I have to keep my hair mois­tur­ized, and I’ve found that keep­ing my coils clumped togeth­er reduces the risk of fairy knots as well.

What are 2 do’s for your tex­ture?
T:
Week­ly deep con­di­tions and pro­tec­tive styling.

What are 2 don’ts for your tex­ture?
T:
Comb­ing while the hair is dry and not mois­tur­iz­ing dai­ly.

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
T:
You can find me on IG @mz_tammy or Youtube @ SupaNat­u­ral­Tam­my.

Meosha

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

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55 Comments on "Tammy // 4A Natural Hair Style Icon"

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Rachel Natalie

Tammy’s hair is absolute­ly beau­ti­ful, and I’d love to see some tuto­ri­als for doing the­se styles. I’m inspired :)

Cia

Seri­ous­ly every pic­ture is beau­ti­ful!! love your hair!! So thick and lush!!

Toya

You and your hair are too cute!!!

Coconut And Cream

I’m so in love with every­thing here! Every time I think I love a pic­ture more than the last, I look over and find some more gorgeousness.Tammy please start a blog, I promise I’ll fol­low! :)

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keisha

absolute­ly gorgeous!cute styles!

Nma

She needs a youtube chan­nel. He hair­styles are fab.

anastasia

Yessss!

Jax

She has one! See above :)

Priya

Um every pic­ture is a win­ner! I love love love that first twist out and every­thing in between. She has skills AND a Youtube chan­nel. Christ­mas has come ear­ly since I need to learn some new styles. I also like to leave the back of my hair in a bun and manip­u­late the front.

Che

omg, i NEED to know how she did the hair­style in the fea­ture pic­ture. and a cou­ple of those buns, too. too cute!

Chantel

Your hair is sooo beau­ti­ful, I love all your hair­styles soo cre­ative!

Sonya

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I am get­ting mar­ried in 6 months and I am search­ing for the per­fect nat­u­ral updo. I looooooooove this updo. Is it pos­si­ble you can do a tuto­ri­al on it. Or at least tell me you accom­plished this look? you can email me too at csonnyaQT@gmail.com .
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Vanessa aka Miss V

Agreed. Pls do some style tuto­ri­als… i love the­se looks!

Maggie

your buns are AMAZING!

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