Natural Hair Profile: Tonisha from Jamaica

Tonisha's Coloured Natural Hair

Name: Tonisha Farquharson

Occupation: Makeup Artist/Stylist

From: Kingston, Jamaica

Natural Since: I was born, briefly processed my hair for 2 years

Tonisha's edgy coloured natural undercut
Tonisha’s edgy coloured natural undercut

KiK:  Why did you go natural?

Tonisha: I went back natural because I didn’t really like how processed hair felt in my hands.

Tonisha Wearing a Fade Haircut
Tonisha Wearing a Fade Haircut

KiK:  How did you go from relaxed to natural?

Tonisha: Big chop

Ever stylish, Tonisha has mastered the new hat trend with natural hair
Ever stylish, Tonisha has mastered the new hat trend with natural hair

KiK:  What is your current hair regimen?

Tonisha: I recently fell in love with Kercare. I use their hair milk daily and I also like their curl defining

Tonisha's purple natural hair undercut hairstyle
Tonisha’s purple natural hair undercut hairstyle

KiK:  What are your favourite products to use on your natural hair?

Tonisha: Creme of Nature Argan Oil Intense Moisturizing Treatment and  KeraCare Hair Milk and Dark n Lovely Coil Au Naturel Moisturising Souffle

Tonisha serving style with her natural hair
Tonisha serving style with her natural hair

KiK:  What is your favourite hairstyle and how do you achieve and maintain it?

Tonisha: Low cut with a fade. Condition and moisturise daily.

Tonisha's short natural hair
Tonisha’s short natural hair

KiK: You have clearly coloured your hair many times? How did it affect your hair and what advice do you have for others who want to colour their natural hair?

Tonisha: I colour my hair very often. I have had orange, red, burgundy, purple, green and I am currently blonde. I used Aphogee products my hair grew a lot and was quite healthy even though I was colouring it over the course of about a year. I got lazy after a while and it got pretty damaged so I just cut it all off again… Some will say I didn’t have to do that but I missed the short hair. So my advice is to use protein treatments as prescribed and deep condition often, and don’t get lazy like I did.

Tonisha styled from natural hair to bootie toe
Tonisha styled from natural hair to bootie toe

KiK: What advice do you have for others who are newly natural or struggling to stay natural?

Tonisha: Don’t try to make your hair anything that it isn’t. Let it be what it is.

Tonisha's purple natural hair
Tonisha’s purple natural hair

KiK:  Thanks for doing this feature. Where can we keep up with you or your 
hair journey online?

Tonisha: eyeampatoo

KiK:  Thanks again and all the best in your continued natural hair journey.

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