Tia // Natural Hair Style Icon

*Prepared for BGLH by Meosha Tall of 1MeNaturally


Introduce yourself!
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?
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?
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?
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.


What is your signature hairstyle?
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?
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?
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?
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?
You can find me on my blog: Thethriftingconnoisseur.blogspot.com or on Instagram: Thriftingconnoisseur.

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

  • sonia

    She has a natural sense of color and style.

  • Rachel

    Gorgeous hair and great sense of style! I need that orange dress in my life.

    • Tia

      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!

  • Lamesa

    You and and ur sense of style are so refreshing! Much low and respect:)

    • Tia

      Awwww thank you so much Lamesa!

  • Tamikah

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

    • Tia

      Ayyyeeee thats what I’m talking about! Thank you, chica!

  • http://sownbrooklyn.com Wanett

    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??

    • Tia

      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 :)

      • http://sownbrooklyn.com Wanett

        Thanks! I’ll give it a try ;o)

  • http://www.tangled-triangle.com Megan

    ADORE that dress. Where is it from?

    • Tia

      Thank you, I love it as well!!! I got if from the thrift store!! I was only like $2!!!! :)

  • http://www.tangled-triangle.com Megan

    Will be following this post.

  • http://thesojowayxo.tumblr.com Sojourner

    Your style definitely goes with your hair, gorgeous!! :)

    • Tia

      Thanks so much! I appreciate your kind words! :)

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  • Jas

    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!!!!

    • Tia

      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! :)

  • Amma Mama

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

    • Tia

      Awesome! Thank you so much!

  • Jacky

    Lovely hair and wonderful style of fashion

    • Tia

      Thank you Jacky!!!

  • caramelcurls

    This is going to sound weird, but your nose is so cute! :D Also, I love your hair and sense of style!

    • Tia

      lol! all I could do was laugh! Thank you! Thank you so much :)

  • JustLeavingaComment

    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!

    • Tia

      Hi fellow thrifter, well said! Thank you so much!

  • Mrs.Martin

    Guuuuuuuuuurrrrl, you are workin those outfits! And your hair is fab!

    • Tia

      Gurrrrllll thank you lol I try!

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  • http://missglamtastic.blogspot.com MrsGlam

    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 :)

  • http://dylcebso.com Bucky

    More posts of this qultyai. Not the usual c***, please