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Brittany B.- A Story of Transition

By January 27th, 202113 Comments

Brittany shares her transition story with the CurlyNikki.com community!

CN: Were you a long term or short term transitioner, and why?
Brittany: I was definitely a short term transitioner. I wanted to go natural since I was in high school but my mom wasn’t going to allow her daughter to walk around with a nappy head. So once I got the courage (and support from my godmother who is also natural), I grew out my relaxer for 2 months and BC’d before my mom could convince me otherwise!

CN: When did you BC? What was your initial reaction to your natural hair?
Brittany: I Bc’d on December 22, 2008 (my birthday). I was doing my hair (which was already short) and when I pulled out the clippers to shape up my hair, I decided to cut the rest off the relaxed ends. I loved it!!!!!

CN: What was your transition routine (products included)?
Brittany: Well, I just continued my same routine. I washed and conditioned weekly using Aphogee products and DC’d monthly with Pantene.

CN: What was your staple hair style during the transition?
Brittany: Well since my hair was already short I just wore it flat and let it wave up. I couldn’t really do anything else with it.

CN: Why did you choose to go natural?
Brittany: Like I said, I always wanted to go natural as long as I could remember. Every time I meet a natural sista I noticed they were typically more confident in themselves and comfortable in there own skin. Not that their hair was the only reason for this confidence, but I felt like it played a part. In school I was always a loner, and I would try so hard to fit in. If I had to change my hair, the way I dressed, or my personality to fit in, I would. So by the time I graduated high school I had no clue who I was as a person (which is a scary thing to realize). From that point I started doing some major soul searching. So when I decided to go natural it was my way of letting my family, the world, and myself know that I am the one in control of me. It was a major turning point in my life that has played a major part in who I am and who I will become.

Photo 1- Relaxed hair

Photo 2- Relaxed hair

Photo 3- BC

Photo 4- BC

Photo 5- My hair now

Photo 6- My hair now
Brittany B.- A Story of Transition
Brittany B.- A Story of Transition
Brittany B.- A Story of Transition
Brittany B.- A Story of Transition
Brittany B.- A Story of Transition
Brittany B.- A Story of Transition

13 Comments

  • Natural Hair Rules!!! says:

    This is a very beautiful story. Self discovery is wonderful.

  • Anonymous says:

    Your hair looks great. You also look happier with your natural hair!

  • Unknown says:

    You and your hair are beautiful! Thank God for your godmother's encouragement.

  • Brittany B says:

    Thanks everyone! I just love the way us curly girls support each other.
    I am currently using the CG (Curly Girl) method and I typically wear a wash & go.
    My routine is:
    1)Co wash daily with Suave
    2) Condition with either GF's Sleek& Shine or Nature's Gate mixed with Suave Humectant then rinse
    3) Use GF's Sleek& Shine as a leave-in with a drop of honey
    4) Style with Kinky Curly Curling Custard
    5) Seal with a 50-50mix of olive oil and coconut oil
    6) Use the same oil mix for a weekly overnight treatment
    7) Overnight DC weekly with Cholesterol Shea butter mango & honey.
    Doing both the oil and DC weekly may seem like a lot but it is great for my hair that is extra dry with out it. My hair has been softer, shinier and more defined since I started this about 2 months ago.
    Hope this helps! Much love & nappiness!
    God bless 😉

  • Alicia says:

    OK, your earring game is on point!

    The short hair really brings out your facial features. Gorgeous!

  • Anonymous says:

    you look very niceand, your hair looks very pretty!

  • momo7 says:

    so fierce!!!!! the last pic is my fave!

  • Anonymous says:

    Gorgeous. You give me inspiration to just go for it. If you don't mine sharing, what is your hair routine? Your hair looks very healthy and has nice shine.

  • NappySince10/01/08 says:

    that's so oool. maybe I shoulda bc'd on my bday. oh well, too late 🙂 congratz Brittany

  • Terry :-) says:

    Oh my goodness, your hair is just simply beautiful :-)) It suits you very well. The possibilities with natural hair are limitless!! Have Fun With It 🙂

  • kinky haired girl says:

    gorgeous hair! i actually just BC this past week. so i'm excited to see what my natural hair has in store for me 🙂

  • KeetaRay says:

    Absolutely gorgeous hair!! I am glad you took that step and that you're happier because of it 🙂

  • Angel says:

    I love your TWA with big earrings. You have big, beautiful lazy eyes like my mother- you could rock any hair style.

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