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Ty // Natural Hair Style Icon

Avatar • May 27, 2012

*Prepared for BGLH by Meosha Tall of 1MeNaturally

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Introduce yourself!
T:
My name is Ty Alexander and depending on what day it is I live somewhere in between Baltimore and Harlem. I am a freelance writer. 

How long have you been natural?
T:
It will be a year this August.

How and why did you transition into natural hair?
T:
I never really permed my hair often and my stylist had been telling me for years that I didn’t need them. So one day she just chopped it off.

What are your must-have products for shampooing, conditioning and styling your hair?
T:
I use Clairol’s Shimmering Lights Shampoo and Conditioner for my grey hair at least once a month. But since I went natural and I don’t use heat as often, I haven’t had much discoloration. I swear by Miss Jessie’s Curly Meringue for styling my frohawk, but other than that I can use any shampoo and conditioner.

Tell us about your hair color?
T:
My greys are wiry, but I have had grey since I was a teen so it’s never really bothered me. I just let the grey do whatever. There’s no taming this monster.

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Did going natural affect your style choices at all?
T:
When I first cut my hair off I was trying to do the ‘wet and go’ look. Which gave off a very afrocentric-soul-glo feel. Something I am not. I actually hated my hair. So it was suggested that I get a funky cut. Insert my frohawk. Now I wash my hair maybe every 2 weeks and I rod or twist my hair to manufacture my own curls and let it air dry.

How would you describe your personal style?
T:
It varies. I love a good bright color jean, boyfriend blazer and a tank. Or if I’m out partying I love sequins. It screams “I’ve arrived”. But I am not a girly girl. SO there’s not a lot of pale pinks in my closet.

What are the three favorite things in your closet?
T:
Bright blue skinny jeans from Forever 21, my neon pink Steve Madden clutch, and my nude booties from Nine West. (oh umm, do my nail polishes count too?)

Your pieces give you a lot of versatility and allow you to showcase many different looks. Any tips on how to select pieces you can dress up or down and overall give your wardrobe more range?
T:
If I see something I like, I buy it. Especially if it’s on sale. I don’t worry about if I have something to go with it or not. I buy a lot of accessories, which can change the whole look of a little black dress. I usually carry a big bag so that I can add a small clutch or big statement necklace for the evening. But honestly I found my true style when I stopped caring about what others thought and focused on how clothes made me feel.

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
T:
Of course — GorgeousInGrey.com

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Just another lover of natural hair and expression. - Style Icon Coordinator for BGLH

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Lita
Lita
8 years ago

Soo, so fabulous. Inspiration taken!

Coconut And Cream
8 years ago

What a stunning lady!

CSI
CSI
8 years ago

Gorgeous hair, face, skin, everything! Awesome interview. Thanks for sharing.

EG
EG
8 years ago

Fabulous lady, I love women with a sense of style.

LaToya
LaToya
8 years ago

GORGEOUSINGREY is CORRECT!! Man, I wish I had the confidence to wear my grey. I’m only 36 and I too have been going grey since I was 19. (le sigh). Heading back to the health food store next week for hair dye to color it black again.…..

Afrobeauty
Afrobeauty
8 years ago

She makes grey hair look gorgeous 🙂

Shatara
Shatara
8 years ago

I love your confidence, I love love love your hair color, and I LOVE your sense of style!!!!! Keep it up girl you are doing it!!!!!!!!!!

Nikki
Nikki
8 years ago

very beautiful young lady. i grew up with a young lady who was fully gray at age 12.…so being gray is sometimes not a choice but genetics.…either way I like it…rock it!!!!!!!!!!

Sophie
Sophie
8 years ago

Lovely! I love the grey too, it doesn’t age her because she has such beautiful skin!

Alisha
8 years ago

I love her gray hair! It looks beautiful with her skin tone. Great pics!

ttemfash
ttemfash
8 years ago

Loving the grey, finally found a grey natural hair inspiration I’ve been greying since my teens finally letting it do its own thing without colouring.

Ty @ GorgeousInGrey.com
Reply to  ttemfash

YES! Let the beast free!

Erin G.
Erin G.
8 years ago

This woman is my style inspiration! So fierce.….werrrrrk!!

Dee
Dee
8 years ago

Very beautiful and stylish lady 🙂

prettyparticular
prettyparticular
8 years ago

I LOVE her hair and style!

Elle
Elle
8 years ago

2 words to describe that hair: SUPER COOL!! I loved the whole interview.

Ty @ GorgeousInGrey.com

AWWWH, you guys are so great. Thanks for the feature and the fab comments. Going grey in my teens was kinda cool so I have always embraced it.

XOXO
Ty

Avanti
Avanti
8 years ago

Girl you are GORGEOUS!!! All of your looks are beautiful and I think you’re lucky to have such a unique silvery hue to your hair! Very chic!

Toya O
Toya O
8 years ago

Beautiful in every way! Fantastic photos and interview!

KD
KD
8 years ago

I luv luv luv her hair and the color really becomes her. beautiful!

hairscapades
8 years ago

You are AB-SOOOO-LUTE-LY STUNNING!! Beautiful lady, beautiful hair, beautiful smile, beautiful energy! Get it!!

Shelli

B
B
8 years ago

Great story and hair!! Its nice to see someone on here with short natural hair….

Nimja92
Nimja92
8 years ago

I have a serious girl crush on this woman

anastasia
anastasia
8 years ago
Reply to  Nimja92

+1 =)

Hope Morgan
Hope Morgan
8 years ago

Ty is one of the nicest people you will ever meet!!!!!!!

Cococrispecurl
Cococrispecurl
8 years ago

Loving it!

anastasia
anastasia
8 years ago

GORGEOUS!!!!

Geniece
8 years ago

her hair is so pretty!!! i think gray hair is so regal.

Mcleand
Mcleand
8 years ago

Its always inspirational to see someone comfortable in their own skin.

tapiwa
8 years ago

+1!

PrettyBrand
8 years ago

I am LOVING gorgeousingrey! Your style is totally awesome, thank you for rocking your grey so proudly!I am a greying proudly as well <3 I am thankful to BGLH for featuring you! ~ Brandi

PrettyBrand
8 years ago
Reply to  PrettyBrand

correction… I’m not “a greying proudly” I’m greying proudly as well 🙂

Annie L.
Annie L.
8 years ago

Ummmm…damn, Lol! That’s about the prettiest faux-hawk I’ve ever seen, that salt n pepper is a smash hit! Liking your style.…

LadyBug
LadyBug
8 years ago

About damn time!! 🙂 I’m 32 with pre-mature grey hair. Sister you are BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!! Thank you for posting your pictures to show others that being young and grey is beautiful. Thank you. Thank You! You rock!!

Lou
Lou
8 years ago

Great feature! May I ask where you purchased your eye frames from? Thanks!

Joan B. in S. C.
Joan B. in S. C.
8 years ago

When I saw the photos, I knew she reminded me of someone: songstress Joyce Bryant. http://www.joycebryant.net/

And I just love Ty’s style and confidence.

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as well as the content!

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6 years ago

Today, I went to the beachfront with my children. I found
a sea shell and gave it to my 4 year old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She placed the shell to her ear and
screamed. There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear.
She never wants to go back! LoL I know this
is entirely off topic but I had to tell someone!

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