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Cosmetologist and Expert Wig Maker Tamika Gibson

Cosmetologist and Expert Wig Maker Tamika Gibson

Photography by The Hair Diagram 

Tamika Gibson is an expert cosmetologist and the founder of Bold Hold, the #1 Lace Adhesive but she is also well known for her viral videos that highlight everything from beginner friendly wig making to advanced coloring correction.

What steps should women of color take to grow hair that grows very slowly?

The first thing women should do is get their Vitamin D, and Iron levels checked.  Attacking the issue from the inside aids in hair growth. Liquid multivitamins also help for quicker hair growth results.  Next, adding regular hair care maintenance helps hair growth as well.

What are your top 3  recommendations for hair product companies and why?

  1. Purbella Naturals
  2. Tgin
  3. Camille Rose

These products serve all hair types.

What methods have changed about wearing hair weaves? What have they improved since people one know it?

People have become more aware of traction alooecia, and how it affects the hair and scalp. Traction Alopecia-a form of acquired hair loss that results from prolonged or repetitive tension on the scalp hair. There are so many weave techniques to choose from now that are safe for your hair.

Does a satin cap or pillow case really work?

Yes, cotton material rubs the hair out.

How often should you condition your hair? Can you over-condition?

Condition your hair each time you shampoo.  It is very important to follow the manufacturer's instructions.  If the PH of the conditioner is too high it could damage your hair if left on too long. Over conditioning can affect any hair type, it is called hygral fatigue.

Tik-Tok Star ,Cosmetologist and Expert Wig Maker Tamika Gibson / ouch magazine

Do you think braids are the best way to wear your hair if you're trying to grow it?

Braids are great as long as they are not too tight and not left in the hair longer than 6-8 weeks.

Are hair vitamins a scam? How can we tell which brand is the best?I prefer liquid multivitamins because they penetrate your system as soon as they are consumed. Product research and reading reviews also help when trying new products.

What projects have you lined up for 2023 and later this year that you care to mention?

The Hair Diagram is working on a hair care line that will simplify everyones hair care routine.

How can you fans reach out and support you via social media?

We can be reached at @TheHairDiagram and @BoldHoldLaceAmerica on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Tik-Tok , Pinterest and our website

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