#HairStory 44 Photographer + Model Timothy, LA “It’s something about making people laugh, just really brings me joy.”

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Hello, I’m Timothy. I live in LA and I’m a Model & Photographer.
Three things people don’t know about me ? I’m one of twelve . I have six brothers and five sisters. Another thing people also don’t know is that I also want to get into stand up comedy . It’s something about making people laugh, just really brings me joy. One other thing a lot of people don’t know about me is, that I’m work constantly as an Art model. I pose nude for classes of about 30 while they draw, paint or sculpt.
I’ve been growing my hair for about 7 years, a long time I know. I trim pieces out sporadically, nothing religious.
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I really appreciate/enjoy the fact that more people are rocking the natural. Modeling requires talent over a good look, I think it depends on the booker. If they are just going for ‘That Afro guy’ then yeah, there’s plenty ‘competition.’  I wouldn’t say it makes or breaks me though.
I’m ALWAYS identified by my hair , it doesn’t bother me. I’ve been refereed to as things like ; curly top, Afro guy, hairy, the guy with the hair.
I’m really low maintenance when it comes to my hair, the products I have in my cabinet are simple like, Murray’s grease, olive oil, and maybe some conditioner.
The future of my hair ? I may do dreadlocks then probably chop it off soon after. only to regrow the Afro. #goals
When I get ready hair is last on the list. I get compliments in public, ‘hey your hair is beautiful.’  I call it the ‘get up and go.’  I don’t do much.
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I love to see woman rocking a healthy natural rather than a weave- to me it just looks better.
I’m definitely seeing more people going with the natural look, I think its cool because its trendy and motivates others to be natural.
When I hear the word ‘hair’ a few people pop in my head. Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley, and Chris Rock for that movie he did “Good Hair.”
My hair definitely reflects my personality, because I’ve had it my entire adulthood. People don’t know me without. It’s me …I am my hair.

Wild Spirit Natural Hair Care : Cleanser Tea + Hair Oil

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Special Delivery from Wild Spirit! I was sent a thoughtful care package that included their 8-1Hair Oil and Hair Cleanser Tea. Yes-HAIR CLEANSER TEA! Wild Spirit’s hair products focus on promoting healthy hair, restoring, and enhancing your hair’s luster while maintaining it’s appearance- sounds like the perfect cup of tea to me! I love when I receive goodies that I know contribute to my everyday styling, maintaining, and most of all that fit my hair texture. I’m not really a butter kinda gal, so the Hair Oil and the Hair Cleanser Tea were right up my alley. Butters are too heavy for my hair- most of the time. However,  being that I MUST to give my scalp a little extra attention, this oil was the perfect match! It was immediately soothing on my scalp, had a light scent, and didn’t weigh my hair down.

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The Hair Oil repairs dry and damaged hair, stimulates hair growth, and leaves your hair soft and shiny. The ingredients include Sweet Almond Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Argan Oil, Castor Oil, Wheat Germ Oil, Aloe Vera Oil and an Essential Oil blend. These oils are best to nourish both your hair and scalp  for both relaxed and natural styles and can be also used on hte hairline of those with braided and weave styles. Apply the oil 3-4 times a week and feel free to use on your skin for hygration.

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As for the Hair Cleanser Tea, consider it a wake up call! You guys know I love all things minty / tingly from treating my Faux Loc Fallout situation with the Eden’s Peppermint Hair Milk to my staple co-washing Tea Tree Tingling conditioner from Trader Joes so this one is a keeper! The ingredients are Witch Hazel leaves, Peppermint leaves (does tootsie roll), Parsley leaves, Calendula flowers, and Ginger roots. Here are a few facts about this Hair Cleaner Tea:

  1. It Works well as a no “poo” alternative for braids and dreads.
  2. This tea blend will provide relief from itching and soothe the scalp.
  3. It is illed with astringent properties that work to eliminate dandruff and product residue.

“The cleanser tea is a garden party in a tea bag that will leave your scalp itch free and refreshed.-Cassandra Laper

I know you’re wondering, ‘”how do I use tea on my hair?”  Follow these easy steps below!

  1. Add a tea bag to a cup of boiling water and cover.
  2. Steep for about 30 minutes.
  3. Allow tea to cool and use pouring directly onto scalp and hair using a bowl underneath to catch the liquid and reapply to hair.
  4. Gentle massage into hair and scalp.
  5. Rinse- out when using as a treatment prior to shampooing or use as leave-in after conditioning hair.

Can be used daily to stimulate scalp.

BONUS: Open pores with skin nourishing herbs. This tea blend works as aromatic facial steam too. Steep tea for five minutes then drape cloth over your head to create a steam tent. Relax for 10 minutes while the vapor and herbs penetrate your skin.  AND – Add baking soda or apple cider vinegar to help get rid of any product residue

PS: All products are alcohol + synthetic + chemical free + ingredients you can pronounce  +eco friendly.

Shop Wild Spirit today!

Use code IAMHBlog for 15% off!

I hope you guys enjoy it, feel free to give me your feedback below!


“Maintaining your hair might be a daunting task at times but selecting the right product will help replenish your hair while stimulating your mind and relaxing your spirit as your fingers do all the work.” WildSpirit