Naturally Fierce Feature: Tiffany

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1.       Tell me a little about yourself and your hair journey. 

My name is Tiff Perkins.  I’m a blogger from the Nashville area. I blog for tiffandcoco.com and we focus on fashion, lifestyles, and natural hair.  I love all things diy, Harry Potter, and of course natural hair.

2.       How long have you been natural?

I’ve been natural for a little over 2 years

3. What motivated you to transition? Were you a transitioner or a Big Chopper& why?

I was a transitioner.  I did not feel comfortable with a big chop because my head is just too big lol.  I was motivated to become
natural because I’d never see my hair in its natural state.  Growing up my hair was permed regularly and in between perms my mom made sure to hit it with a pressing comb.

4.       How would you describe your hair?

My hair is fairly thin and fluffy.  I get many loose waves sprinkled in with tightly coiled pieces.  It gets really tight and matted in the middle

5. What do you love most about your hair?

What I love most about my hair is how big it gets.  I used to get really uncomfortable to wear it big in public, but now it makes me feel so powerful.

6. What has been the most memorable part of your journey?Has it been easy or difficult or both?!

My journey started off very difficult.  Every month,  from my first 8 months, I swore that I was going to five up and get a perm.  I was so hard
for me to manage my hair and learn how to style it.  My most memorable part was when it finally clicked for me.  When I finally learned that all
textures were different and I had to find what worked for me.  That’s when it became easy because I wasn’t stressed.

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7. What are (or were) some of your favorite transitioning hairstyles or current dos?

My favorite transitioning hair styles were box braids and variations of the crown braid. Now I LOVE a good twist out or a braid out.

8. What have your experiences been as a ‘natural?’ Any memorable reactions from family or others?

My experiences as a natural have varied. In the beginning people though it was just a phase and didn’t receive it well.  People would raise their
fist at me and say I was bringing the 70s back or ask if I had stopped doing my hair for good.  I was very insecure.  As time went on I became
very comfortable in my own skin.  I gained a lot of confidence and people really began to like my hair.

9. What is your hair regimen (including fave products)?

I wash my hair every other week. Use shea moisture SHEAMOISTURE COCONUT & HIBISCUS CURL & SHINE SHAMPOO or an acv rinse.  After I was I deep condition with Shea Moisture’s Coconut and Hibiscus Curl and Shine conditioner.  When the conditioner is out I use the loc method to hydrate my hair.  I make a mixture of oils (e, coconut, tea tree, evoo) and Botanical Spirits Avocado Coconut Milk Butter to seal.  From here I usually
do a twist out or stretch my hair.  Once a month a make a hair mask with banana, honey, egg, avocado, and coconut oil and leave it on my hair for
about an hour.

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10. Who is your hair crush?

My hair crushes are Naptural85, Teyonah Parris, and Tracee Ellis Ross

11. What are some of your favorite natural hair websites,YouTuber’s, or blogs?

Naptural85,  Natural in Nashville, afro bella

12. Anything you want the readers to know? Inspirational words?

Your natural hair is what you were born with. I hate hearing people say “natural isn’t for everybody.” That’s so dumb. Don’t let anyone make you
feel bad for wearing your hair the way it grows. Let your fro flow and be the queen you are.

13. Where can people find you for more information?

I can always be found on my blog tiffandcoco.com. I’m also on Instagram (@tiffsaysgo) and Facebook.com/tiffandcoco

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