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Tammy // 4A Natural Hair Style Icon

Avatar • Dec 1, 2012

*Prepared for BGLH by Meosha Tall of 1MeNaturally

Introduce yourself!
T:
My name is Tammy McKnight. I was born and raised in Florence, SC, but I reside in Jacksonville, FL.

Why did you make the decision to go natural?
T:
It wasn’t my intention to go natural at first…I was just trying to get my hair as healthy and long as possible while in its relaxed state. I began to ‘stretch’ my relaxer from every 6–8 weeks to ever 4 months. Once I got used to having a relaxer every 4 months, I started stretching for 6 months. That’s when I got a glimpse of my natural curl pattern and fell in love :)! My relaxed hair journey was very successful, going from ear length to near bra strap length in a little over a year…but those little coils had me at hello lol! I’ve been completely natural for 10 months. I transitioned for 6 ½ months before Big Chopping.

How would you describe your texture?
T:
My hair is predominantly 3c/4a and extremely thick and coarse. I’ve always had a ‘head full of hair’…even when it was unhealthy, it was still thick lol!

Describe your styling regimen over the course of the month.
T:
I try to wear protective styles (buns, faux buns, and updos) at least 2–3 weeks in the month. This keeps me from manipulating my hair too much and helps retain length. I don’t wear full twistouts too often mostly because I’m not a huge fan of retwisting every night, which is necessary to prevent my hair from tangling. I prefer twistout bangs with a bun included. It’s less hair to manipulate, and the majority of my hair is protected. My other go-to style is ‘ole faithful’…the puff lol. It’s simple and requires very little for upkeep.

What does wash day look like for you?
T:
My wash days are long lol! I first spray my hair with water till damp and part in four sections. Secondly I apply my deep conditioner, which varies depending on how my hair feels. My hair is protein sensitive so I add mayo or an egg (only when needed) to my deep conditioner (Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Deep Conditioner, Organic Root Stimulator Pak, B.A.S.K. Y.A.M. Nectar or Sally Hansen’s Cholesterol are some of my primary DC’s). I add at least 3 oils to my deep conditioner, mainly castor oil, peppermint oil, and rosemary oil. I deep condition under the dryer for no less that 45 minutes. If time permits, I’ll deep condition overnight. Thirdly, I’ll co-wash the deep conditioner out using a cheap conditioner like VO5 Moisturizing Conditioner.

Describe your favorite go-to hairstyle for days when you don’t have a lot of time to style.
T:
The majority of my styles are protective styles that last for at least a week, but when my hair gets out of hand, I slap a puff in it!

How do you combat shrinkage?
T:
After washing my hair, I’ll twist it, stretch the twists, and pin them down using bobby pins until they are dry.

What are some of your problem areas (if any) that require special care and attention?
T:
My hair is prone to fairy knots (single strand knots) so I have to keep my hair moisturized, and I’ve found that keeping my coils clumped together reduces the risk of fairy knots as well.

What are 2 do’s for your texture?
T:
Weekly deep conditions and protective styling.

What are 2 don’ts for your texture?
T:
Combing while the hair is dry and not moisturizing daily.

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
T:
You can find me on IG @mz_tammy or Youtube @ SupaNaturalTammy.

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

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Maggie
Maggie
7 years ago

your buns are AMAZING!

Sonya
Sonya
7 years ago

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I am getting married in 6 months and I am searching for the perfect natural updo. I looooooooove this updo. Is it possible you can do a tutorial on it. Or at least tell me you accomplished this look? you can email me too at csonnyaQT@gmail.com .
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Vanessa aka Miss V
Vanessa aka Miss V
7 years ago
Reply to  Sonya

Agreed. Pls do some style tutorials… i love these looks!

Chantel
Chantel
7 years ago

Your hair is sooo beautiful, I love all your hairstyles soo creative!

Che
Che
7 years ago

omg, i NEED to know how she did the hairstyle in the feature picture. and a couple of those buns, too. too cute!

Priya
Priya
7 years ago

Um every picture is a winner! I love love love that first twist out and everything in between. She has skills AND a Youtube channel. Christmas has come early since I need to learn some new styles. I also like to leave the back of my hair in a bun and manipulate the front.

Nma
Nma
7 years ago

She needs a youtube channel. He hairstyles are fab.

anastasia
anastasia
7 years ago
Reply to  Nma

Yessss!

Jax
Jax
7 years ago
Reply to  anastasia

She has one! See above 🙂

keisha
keisha
7 years ago

absolutely gorgeous!cute styles!

Coconut And Cream
7 years ago

I’m so in love with everything here! Every time I think I love a picture more than the last, I look over and find some more gorgeousness.Tammy please start a blog, I promise I’ll follow! 🙂

C+C

Toya
7 years ago

You and your hair are too cute!!!

Cia
Cia
7 years ago

Seriously every picture is beautiful!! love your hair!! So thick and lush!!

Rachel Natalie
7 years ago

Tammy’s hair is absolutely beautiful, and I’d love to see some tutorials for doing these styles. I’m inspired 🙂

Yayer
Yayer
7 years ago

Her three strand twist tutorial is really good! With a good camera and good editing, I think Tammy’s hairstyles would fill a gap in the youtube natural community as very few bar Charjay and Jouelzy are constant stylers.

soph
soph
7 years ago

Too much cuteness!! It’s just too much 🙂

Eeshie
Eeshie
7 years ago

you are too pretty, i love every style, and you have the most gorgeous hair! will you pretty please put up a tutorial on how you do those vintage looking front french rolls (or whatever you call them; photo attached)? that’s all i want for chirstmas 🙂
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anastasia
anastasia
7 years ago

Tammy, you are just toooooo cute! LOL! And your hair, well, that’s obvious, its FABOLOUS!

Tierra
Tierra
7 years ago

You and your hair are absolutely gorgeous! And basically all of your styles gave me ideas for my wedding lol. Thank you for sharing!

jerry
jerry
7 years ago

i do like girl who have long hair real love it!

Amma Mama
Amma Mama
7 years ago

Too pretty!
Her puff is EVERYTHING »

Danae
Danae
7 years ago

Gorgeous! love all of them!

Charle
Charle
7 years ago

I LOVE the twistout in the second picture! You are gorgeous, and so is your hair! 🙂

Michelle
Michelle
7 years ago

Your hair is amazing!!! 🙂

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7 years ago

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nakita
nakita
7 years ago

i can’t wait til my hair is long enough to try someof these updos

Linda
Linda
7 years ago

I adore your tutorials on youtube.….I have found me some new hairstyles LOL

nellboogie
nellboogie
7 years ago

You are unbelievably cute-hair is to die for…

Jo Somebody
Jo Somebody
7 years ago

Every style just WORKS! Beautiful hair and lady!

Jo Somebody
Jo Somebody
7 years ago

Is it weird that I like what she’s wearing in every photo, even though we don’t see past her shoulders?? Lol!

mlank64
mlank64
7 years ago

Beautiful style, beautiful hair

Nana
Nana
7 years ago

Freaken AWESOME!!!!!!!!

Camillia
Camillia
7 years ago

Loving all of the different styles!! Very nice!

Karissa
7 years ago

Her hair is blessing me right now! lol I’m in China and I needed some hairspiration. She just inspired me!

Gigi
Gigi
7 years ago

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do more tutorials on Youtube…i need those styles in my life!!! (esp the vintage ones)

ladyluo
ladyluo
7 years ago

I am in love with your hair and all your hairstyles. And lovely with a great smile. May have to subscribe

Jacky
Jacky
7 years ago

You have lovely hair and put it in beautiful styles,great job.

Spotlight921
Spotlight921
7 years ago

your pin-up girl hairstyles are amazing =oD

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RAQUEL
RAQUEL
7 years ago

GIIIRRRRLLLLLLLL YOUR HAIRSTYLES ARE BAAANNNGGGIINNNNGGG THIS IS SOO ME!!!!! LOVE IT AND YOU ARE MOST DEFINATELY GORGEOUS.… GET IT GIRLL!!! LOL

Avanti
Avanti
7 years ago

WOW. It’s rare I see an icon who puts up pics and I’d wear every last single style. These are amazing! Your makeup and clothes are perfection too! I can see you’re a very classy lady! Kudos to you!!! (Please make some tutorials of these updos to you YT!)

Mika
7 years ago

She seriously could not be any cuter. Omg! I love her style too.

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Marie Polynice
Marie Polynice
7 years ago

What’s your email? I would love for you to do me and my daughter’s hair.

Jazzy
Jazzy
7 years ago

How do u get your hair curly an what products do you use?

Janet
Janet
7 years ago

i love love Tammy ‚i love you style ‚have hair like your but i do know how to style them ‚always i put pasta on it,
Can you please give advice @janetsm78@yahoo.ca

MrsGlam
7 years ago

Pretty girl, gorgeous hair!

E Morain
E Morain
7 years ago

My Prom is coming up very soon and I had wanted a hairstyle similar to a few of your own, would you mind telling me who does your hair? AND how I could achieve a similar style. THANK YOU!

Kinky Canuck
Kinky Canuck
7 years ago

Wow, you are gorgeous!! Also, LOVE the hair!!! Flawless style… keep it up

Abi
Abi
7 years ago

GORGEOUS curl pattern and colour.

Youngin girl
Youngin girl
7 years ago

Jaw-dropping. All the comments here emphasized it. Her hair styles are cute, fun and unique. She is one of my favorite hair icon’s.

Ly'Nardra Graham
Ly'Nardra Graham
6 years ago

What Products Do You Use ?

Mechelle
Mechelle
6 years ago

Hi Tammy!! I was born and raised in Florence as well, just had to say hello to a fellow Floridian????. Your hair is stunning!! I was searching for hairstyle ideas for my 7 y/o daughter I’m fighting to keep her natural until she’s able to make her own hair decisions but feeling pressure from family and friends to just relax her hair. ???? anywho your pics are amazing so I’ll be looking you up on IG. Take care!????

Mechelle
Mechelle
6 years ago
Reply to  Mechelle

I did not add all those question marks. Lol those are emojis which apparently this site does not appreciate.

April Anderson
April Anderson
4 years ago

Hello Tammy! I have to say that your hair texture is my hair twin. That makes me so happy because I have been struggling for months to figure out what my hair type is. LOL I stopped getting relaxers almost 3 years ago but was still straightening my hair with a blow-dryer/flat iron every 2 weeks. The front of my hair still has very straight ends (I never did BC). When I do wear it natural I have to use perm rods on the ends. Thank you so much for contributing to this forum, I will definitely look you up… Read more »

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