Known for her long, blonde wigs, complete with Farrah Fawcett curls, Tamar Braxton shocked more than a few people when she debuted a new low-cut fade look.
We knew the public was shocked, but during a recent interview with Page Six, Braxton revealed that her loved ones were confused as well.
“My family did get on me. It was a natural reaction with my sisters and girlfriends. They were like, ‘Girl, what you are you going through? Are you all right? Do I need to come see you? Do you need some help? When was the last time you ate?’ I got all of that.”
But Braxton said the decision to chop all of her hair didn’t come from a place of desperation or despair.
“When someone cuts their hair, it is not always [because of] a negative mental issue,” she said.
“Sometimes you’ve got to build yourself up to get ready to fight the world. I used to feel pressured to look a certain way in Hollywood, but I don’t anymore. I think you can rely on your talent and work ethic to speak for yourself; that’s what I do now.
Interestingly enough, her 2018 cut wasn’t the first time she rocked a bald look. It was just the first time she did so intentionally.
In promotion of her new show, “To Catch A Beautician,” Braxton, 43, shared a hair horror story from when she was 13 or 14 years old.
“I remember one time [with] my sister Traci … there was a perm kit called New Era. It was three steps: the application, the neutralizer and the conditioning part. Well, Traci left out the neutralizing part. She forgot to put the neutralizer in my hair and I was bald as a rat. I was like 13 or 14 at the time and my hair hasn’t been the same ever since, to be honest. I feel like once you go through a chemical process like that, your hair never goes back to the way it was.”