Brittany dishes about her transition and Big Chop!
CN: When did you BC? What was your initial reaction to your natural hair?
Brittany: I BC’ed November 16, 2008. For the first 2 months I didn’t like it because it wasn’t what I was used to. I had always had long hair so it took a while for me to get used to having short hair.
CN: What was your transition routine (products included)?
Brittany: I transitioned for 8 months during which I co-washed every 2-3 days with either Suave Humectant or Herbal Essence Hello Hydration. I would moisturize with Giovanni Direct leave-in and add a little extra Suave Humectant.
CN: What was your staple hair style during the transition?
Brittany: During my transition I mostly wore a phony ponytail with braids in the front or I would wear just a regular bun with a headband. It took me to the 6th month of my transition to realize that to put my hair in a decent looking ponytail, I had to wet it first, lol.
CN: Why did you choose to go natural?
Brittany: I decided to go natural as a way to get my outward appearance to better reflect what I felt on the inside. I had spent most of high school trying to appreciate myself and the way I looked for the way God made me, relaxing didn’t fit into my mindset anymore. Freshmen year of college I decided to stop relaxing, and it’s the best decision I’ve made in a long time.
Congrats on your BC! Lovely hair, stay encouraged 🙂