Tamera Mowry-Housley On Her New Curly Cut: 'I Wanted to Start the New Year Being Who God Made Me to Be'

01/16/2014 at 01:32 PM ET

Tamera Mowry CurlsCourtesy Tamera Mowry-Housley

Readers raved about Tamera Mowry-Housley’s brand new curly cut when she revealed it on Instagram earlier this week, and she loves it just as much as you do. But, she tells PEOPLE, it wasn’t just a spur-of-the-moment thing — she’s been working up to this for a while.

“When you straighten your [curly] hair a lot and you put a lot of heat on it, you lose your pattern of curl,” she said in an interview promoting Scrubbing Bubbles’ “Let’s Bubble” campaign. “I had two [hair] textures. It just looked a hot mess. Your curls can’t really live free if you have that damaged hair on it. So I decided to chop it off and I absolutely love it.”

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She turned to “Curl Doctor” Shai Amiel for an easier-to-maintain style and ended up with her asymmetrical bob. “I’m a mom now and I want a wash-and-go style. So the reason why I just chopped off basically all my dead hair: I wanted to start the new year, by starting fresh and just … being who God made me to be. I’ve always embraced my curls. It doesn’t mean I’m not going to go straight every once in a while. But in my everyday life I don’t straighten my hair.”

Says sister Tia, who plans to grow out her pixie without any straightening treatments, “It’s inspiring to go with your natural hair. My son, he has really big, curly hair. I think it’s beautiful when you see all different shades of black women or just any kind of woman with curly hair just kind of embracing it. I think it’s beautiful. My son has inspired me to go natural as well.”

Are you loving the curly hair on the Mowry sisters? Do you rock curly hair yourself? Tell us below!

–Alex Apatoff, reporting by Amy Jamieson

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LuluBellaWomensBoutique on

A new year and a new you. The Mowry twins haven’t age at all since the t.v. show days.

fayem1 on

I also started the year going natural using the twisted sista method and I have never been happier. I love my natural curls and can’t believe I waited so long to do this.

bebe on

Told ya! (In my comment on the original article they posted about the haircut – that there was heat damage from straightening and that that was not her original curl pattern.)

Teknosbeka on

Technically all hair above your scalp is dead. If she chopped off all her dead hair she would be bald.

jodi on

cute..but she has a high forehead, i would pull some hair/curls forward..

Becky on

I love her and Tia, but I’m not sure that I like her hair in this picture.

TT on

Motherhood has a way of making you realize how unimportant small stuff is. When you become a mom, things you used to think about become so insignificant because you’ve experienced a greater purpose in life.

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Dee on

Her hair is adorable. Did she recently move to Colorado? She looks stoned.

Rhonda on

She’s cute and so is her hairstyle.

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