Natural Rockers You May Not Know But Should: Tiffany
My name is Tiffany Jackson. I’m 24, and I live in Maplewood, NJ. I work for Swatch Group and I’m a fulltime student as well. November 7th made two years natural for me.
What or Who inspired you to go natural? Did you bc or transition?
I thought about going natural for a good while. My mother started relaxing my hair when I was in daycare. I know, I know that’s super early. She couldn’t’ handle the thickness of my hair. I had been getting relaxers from then up until i was 22. I literally watched the health of my hair diminish before my eyes and I was sick of it. I couldn’t stand getting my hair relaxed anymore. Those burns are no joke. I transitioned for a year or two and finally got the courage to big chop in November 2012.
Top three products and prices.
Cantu’s Deep Treatment Masque – $5.29 at Walgreens (This is bae. It can be used as a leave-in for deep conditioning. I love doing twist outs with this product.)
Dark and Lovely’s Au Naturale Anti Shrinkage Coil Moisturizing Souffle – $9.79 at Walgreens
Shea Moisture’s Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie – $9.79 at Walgreens
Fave go to hairstyle.
My beloved twist outs and braid outs. I love doing these on stretched hair. Being a 4c chick, we struggle with shrinkage, but I’m actually starting to get the hang of some good Wash & Go techniques I learned from Anthony Dickey at Hair Rules.
If you had to give your hair a name what would it be?
“Live Long and Prosper.” LOL. My hair is my journey. It has come a long way in these past two years of growth. I’m finally back on the right track to healthy hair and my colors are prospering, honey!
Have you ever tried hair shadowing? Deep Conditioning Color? Splat washables?
I actually started out curious about color and bought up a bunch of Color Tattoo eyeshadows because I watched a bunch of Youtube tutorials on coloring your hair with shadow. I ended up ditching them all (wasting my money) and went full force into the bleaching and coloring. I’m no chicken when it comes to my hair. Since going natural, I’ve been pretty daring.
If you hair is colored what do you use to do so?
I’ve been rocking with colored fros for a bit over a year now. I bleached my hair almost a year ago. I made sure to go to a professional and had it done so I didn’t end up looking crazy or bald. Manic Panic is my go-to dye of choice. I love their product because they’re Vegan and demi-permanent, so there aren’t any harsh chemicals, last 3-4 weeks and they smell good too! I’ve been purple, fuchsia, turquoise, teal, green, violet, and purple some more (can you tell what color my favorite is?)
Sum up your natural hair journey in three words.
Any advice to the natural newbies?
Yes! Never be afraid to try new things. Wear it long, short, pink, purple, or blonde. Hair will always grow back. I had to tell myself this many times with all the changes I’ve done. You just have to make sure that you’re taking great care of your hair. Eating clean will promote hair growth. A healthy body produces healthy hair.
What was favorite compliment someone has ever given you on your hair?
Someone referred to my hair as my “crown.” I honestly never thought about that before, but it put the biggest smile on my face. I understood that my hair was my crown, as I am a queen in all of my glory. I want every single woman to feel the way I felt.
If you could only watch one natural hair vlogger on youtube who would it be? why?
This is legitimately the most difficult question of them all lol. I love so many of them! Ahhh, it would have to be askProy of steelfeatherlaceelephant.com and 4chairchick.com. I absolutely adore her. I originally followed her when I came across her wedding photo on ‘naturahhairdaily’ on Instagram. At the time, she was legitimately my hair twin, down to the cut and color. She was just as adventurous as I was and. Her website and Youtube videos are so informative, not to mention, she is hilarious.
Finish this sentence:
I Rock My Natural because… it allows me all the freedom with my hair that I could possibly achieve. Natural hair makes for the most versatility. Curly, wavy, straight; our strands are wonderfully made.
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