Tamar Braxton Just Cut Her Hair Off, Is She Going To Change Her Life?

March 15, 2018  |  


You know what they say. When a woman changes her hair, she’s getting ready to change her life. And considering the state of dissatisfaction Tamar Braxton has been in concerning her marriage and her career, both in broadcast and on television, it makes sense that a change is in order.

I just doubt any of us thought it would be this drastic. Last night, in a couple of Instagram posts, Tamar showed us a barber shaving her hair off.


She captioned this initial post finally free before sharing another one where she went more in detail about the decision.


This could have easily been another story about a Black woman making a dramatic change to her hair and us judging to see whether we like it or not. But Tamar’s caption and the fact that she looked like she was on the verge of tears as it was being cut off, seems to suggest something else. For a woman who couldn’t participate authentically in “The Real’s” morning routine segment because she didn’t want to be seen without makeup, as someone who said she doesn’t even like for her husband to see her take her wig off, this seems to be more than just a hairstyle but a move toward self acceptance.

If you’ve watched Tamar long enough, I think it becomes pretty clear that much of her loud-talking and extraness can be traced back to her need to be seen, heard and even accepted. In a sit down with her and her sisters, T.D. Jakes told her that her problem was that she was always looking for someone to clap for her, instead of clapping for herself.

Hopefully, now that she’s prioritizing herself over her marriage, she’ll become better at learning how to do that.


What do you make of Tamar’s decision to cut her hair and the reasoning behind it?

Veronica Wells is the culture editor at MadameNoire.com. She is also the author of “Bettah Days” and the creator of the website NoSugarNoCreamMag. You can follow her on Facebook and on Instagram and Twitter @VDubShrug.
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