My Selfie Journey: Tavia Whitlowe

This Texas-based beauty began her hair journey when she realized wearing short, relaxed hair didn’t look nice in a big floppy hat.

Deena Campbell Apr, 22, 2015

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My hair is… Natural.

I started my hair journey… February 2013.

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My current hair regimen includes… I get blowouts every week. I find it better for my hair especially with the color. I do not wrap my hair at all. To keep the curls and bounce I sleep with a satin bonnet.

My favorite hair products include… Joico for their shampoo, conditioner and thermal styling protectants. Moroccan oil products are also a must. 

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The secret to having healthy hair is... Being relaxer free. Your hair can stand almost anything when there is no relaxer in it. I have color and my hair is as healthy as if it were black. I have no shedding at all. But the key to healthy color is to make sure your stylist is a true colorist.

My biggest hair challenge is… Humidity! Because I am natural, when it gets hot or if it’s raining, my hair will swell up completely. This means a blow out can be ruined instantly. I do not prefer to wear my hair in its natural curl.

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I love my hair because… It is thick, it grows fast and it is the healthiest it has ever been.

My hair crush is... Kenya Moore. Her natural hair is absolutely gorgeous.


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