Tia // Natural Hair Style Icon

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*Prepared for BGLH by Meosha Tall of 1MeNaturally

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Introduce yourself!
T:
Hey! My name is Tia Bural and I currently reside in Virginia. I work for an advertising company, however I am cultivating my own business as we speak.

How long have you been natural?
T:
Woooo I had to think for a minute, I forgot how long I’ve been natural lol. I have been natural for 2 ½ years.

How and why did you transition into natural hair?
T:
The way I transitioned to natural hair was rather impromptu. I recently had braids, and as I was taking them out, I noticed a lot of hair coming out with it. That was enough! I was fed up, so I stormed over to my best friend’s house (who also is natural) and demanded her to cut it off IMMEDIATELY! She acquiesced, and there I was with a TWA, with no knowledge on how to maintain it. With time, I found the products my hair loved.

What are your must-have products for shampooing, conditioning and styling your hair?
T:
I am still experimenting due to my ever changing hair, and the different textures in my coif. So right now, I co-wash once a week with TRESemmé Naturals Nourishing Moisture Conditioner. After co-washing I apply Giovanni Direct Leave-In, then style my hair in twists with Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie and a mixture of oils (jojoba, grapeseed, sweet almond, soybean). I sleep with those twists and take them out in the morning because I like stretched hair. Then I do a protective style. Oh and I henna once a month as well.

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What is your signature hairstyle?
T:
I don’t have a signature style, however I do have a go to style, the afro puff! I love how easy and care free it is.

Did going natural affect your style choices at all?
T:
Going natural did not affect my style choices as far as clothes are concerned, that was gradual with me growing up. However, when my hair was very short I did wear bigger earrings. It made me feel more ladylike.

How would you describe your personal style?
T:
I describe my style best as a melting pot. My style is a fusion of eclectic, urban chic with a twist! I love mixing patterns, textures and silhouettes.

What are the three favorite things in your closet?
T:
What are my favorite three things in my closet? That has got to be the hardest question yet! I’m a thrifter so that is very difficult because I love all my gems. Although if I had to choose they would be some Target brand jeans that I found thrifting. They are way too big and make my butt look saggy and unattractive, consequently they are the comfiest pair I own! A J.Crew coat, that I also found thrifting. This coat has been my ride or die! It’s cozy and chic and the price was even better. My leather boots, although I didn’t get these thrifting. They are so comfy and beat up. They ooze character. That’s why I love them.

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
T:
You can find me on my blog: Thethriftingconnoisseur.blogspot.com or on Instagram: Thriftingconnoisseur.

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31 thoughts on “Tia // Natural Hair Style Icon

    • Thank you so much! At first I was like “orange dress”? I do however see how it looks orange in this picture, but its vibrant red! lol But yes girl, I love the dress as well!

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  1. Great hair and amazing sense of style. It’s awesome naturals like this that make me appreciate our natural and non conforming style.

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  2. I love your hair AND your style!! That orange dress is my favorite!! I’d love some tips on how to wear a scarf/wrap on only the back of the head how you have it in a few pics. What do you anchor it on??

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    • Awwww thank you honey! In reference to the head wrap, I just started with a plain scarf preferably medium/long length wise. I then started at the back of my head, then wrap upwards twisting the remainder of the scarf into a cinnabun lol. I secured the sides with bobby pins! I hope this helps :)

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  3. Nice hair… It looks so health and pretty. You have truly inspired me to continue to go natural… But I’m still unsure about the BIG CHOP!!!!

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    • YAY!!!! Im so happy for your journey!!! Thank you!! Yea, I big chopped! I couldn’t take it any longer lol, however its not for everyone. Good luck! :)

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  4. I saw the pic with the orange dress awhile back on Tumblr and I instantly reblogged it. You’re fab from head to toe :-)

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  5. Fellow thrifter here! I like your style, it is unique, natural, classy, and adequately covered. Many use young girls seem to think going natural is a reason to pierce everything, tattoo everything, and strip down to near nothing. Your look is fresh, lady-like, and centered. Refreshing!

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  7. VA girls stand up!

    Just had to get that out of my system first :) … So yeah, from one Tia in VA to another Tia in VA (LOL!): your style- awesome. Your hair: gorg. Your face: so pretty. You’re repping us well :)

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