EP 33- Beautiful on Tour: ALEXIS TIDWELL

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Black Hair in the Big Leagues features Alexis Tidwell this week from the National Tour of Beautiful the Carole King Musical. Y’all, she is a real one. Her self worth, self confidence, grace, ingenuity, comedic skills are all off the chain. I loved talking to her because I’ve watched her love and embrace her hair since the day I met her.

Follow Alexis Tidwell at https://alexistidwell.com/ and on instagram @tinytidwell.

Follow host, Salisha Thomas on IG @salishathomas, @blackhairpodcast and on her blog at www.salishathomas.com


Masters degree in choral music education

Performed on dancing with the stars, Americas Got Talent, and in Carnegie Hall

Solo debut at 54 below

Part of the Carol King musical family!

Hair journey:

As a young black girl, she grew up with plaits but at age 8 she got her first perm! Alexis went natural in 2014, after previously living with a perm and using a flat iron her whole life. When she noticed new growth after taking out a sew in, she started to transition to fully natural hair.

Products used:

Mane Choice (Do It Fro The Culture Line) conditioner, Black Caster Oil for scalp, Mane Choice leave in conditioner, Mane Choice “Doesn’t Get Much Butter Than This” hair butter, Uncle Funkies Daughter’s Curl Magic, Mane Choice Buttery Gel.

Wig Prep:

(Inspired by Traci Lee) 2 flat twists all the way around the perimeter, hair in the middle gets four pinned loose braid plaits.


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