My Selfie Journey: Tanya Hicks

After doing the big chop in 2012, Tanya fell madly in love with her 4C curls.

Deena Campbell Jun, 09, 2014

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My hair is...natural.

I started my hair journey... January 7, 2012! I did the big chop and fell madly in love with my natural hair. Like any other relationship, the first six months were grand and then reality tapped on my shoulder.

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My current hair regimen includes...

· Nightly chunky flat twist covered with satin bonnet

· Weekly pre-poos and co-wash conditioning

· Deep conditioning + hot oil treatments twice a month

My favorite hair products include...

1. Trader Joe’s Organic Coconut oil

2. As I Am Twist Defining cream

3. My DNA Leave-in Conditioner and Detangler

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The secret to having healthy hair is… Paying attention to how it responds to the products used, the weather and manipulation.

My biggest hair challenge is… Maintaining healthy and luscious hair. Washing my hair was such a challenge after my hair started to grow out. It took some time, but I figured it out and now washing my hair isn’t so terrifying.

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I love my hair because…It is a reflection of my heritage, pride, respect and undeniable glory. It’s thick, full and simply amazing.

My hair crush is...Taren Guy. She is inspiring and her hair is everything!

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# Natural

Tags

# Natural