Hello, I am Tiffany Nichols. A self-proclaimed, Natural Hair Enthusiast from Oklahoma City, OK. I embarked on my Natural Hair Journey in 2009 after tons of research and by discovering and watching countless hours of YouTube videos of women of all different shades and curl types share their hair journey. I was so amazed by their hair and really wanted to know what my own hair was like in its natural state.
At that time, I had been receiving relaxers for close to 20 years, so I had no clue what my natural hair was like. I made my mind up after receiving my last relaxer in June 2009 that I was ready. I transitioned for 9 months by doing flexi rod sets, bantu knots outs, roller sets, and buns. I eventually did my “big chop” in March of 2010. However, I wasn’t quite ready to reveal my tresses to the world, so I hid for 8 more months wearing half wigs and sew in weaves. I finally made my hair debut in November of 2010 and have not looked back since.
Being natural has changed my life in so many ways. It has taught me how to be different and stand out, how to feel and walk with confidence; and it’s also taught me how to be more health conscious regarding the products I use on my hair and the things that I eat. I have found that for me being natural is not a trend but more of a lifestyle. It has taken a lot of effort, trial and error, and creativity for me in order to remain on this journey.
I have found that patience is key when learning what my hair likes and doesn’t like and for me simplicity is best regarding hair products. I would say that I am very creative when it comes to my hair. You may see me wearing a twist-out, bun, or a braided up doo all in the same week. Natural Hair brings out that side of me and I have found the styling options are endless. I have learned so much due to all the research and analysis I have done on different products and styling techniques, so I really love to discuss natural hair and share information with others.
Due to the fact that I receive so many questions from those that are transitioning and that are newly natural, I started “Tiffany Nichols Design” which is designed to uplift, educate, and promote the beauty of natural hair. My Facebook Page was launched first in August of 2012 followed by my YouTube Channel: TiffanyNicholsDesign in Sept 2012. I recently started blogging as well. I am so glad I made the decision to return to natural, it has truly been one of the best decisions I have ever made and I can’t wait to see what’s next.
^One of my favorite videos of hers!
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In 2009, after doing research and watching hundreds of YouTube videos, I made the decision that I wanted to return back to natural. By that time I had been receiving relaxers for close to 20 years and wanted a change. I always had rather long relaxed hair, so I would have been in for a shock of a lifetime if I did a big chop, so I went the transitional route. I received my last relaxer in June 2009 and I transitioned for 9 months. During my transitional stage I did a lot of roller sets, flexi-rod sets, bantu-knot outs, and wore a lot of buns. I woke up on March 13, 2010 with the urge to cut my hair, so I finally did my chop and became all natural. Had you always embraced your hair texture? I loved and appreciated all of my many textures; however I was not used to my short hair after the big chop. I honestly did not like my TWA phase. I actually wore half wigs and did sew-in weaves for about 8 months after my big chop until I felt more comfortable with my hair length. Looking back on it, I wished I would have embraced that stage of my natural hair journey.
What motivated you to go natural? I decided to return back to natural after first discovering YouTube and the many beautiful ladies that were sharing their hair journey with the world. I learned what transitioning was, what a big chop was, and how to maintain your hair during both phases. After watching tons of videos and doing my own leg work, by researching the benefits of being natural, hair products, ingredients, etc…I finally made up my mind that I was ready to stop relaxing my hair. I received my last relaxer in June 2009 and transitioned for 9 months, doing my bc in March 2010. I chose to transition because I was accustomed to having long hair and I didn’t think I would be comfortable nor did I think I had the confidence to rock extremely short hair.