Meet Brianna…newly natural, and wise beyond her 16 years!


CN: Were you a long term or short term transitioner, and why?

I was a short term transitioner for the simple fact that I was tired of dealing with my relaxed hair. I wanted to meet the real me once and for all. I also wanted to chop before my 16th birthday.

CN: When did you BC? What was your initial reaction to your natural hair?
I Big Chopped on November 20, 2009. In the video I posted, you can see that I really liked it. Since the video, I have become much more enthusiastic about my hair and for the first time in like forever, I feel GREAT about my hair, and myself.

CN: How did family and friends react to the new you? What was your response to them?
I haven’t seen all of my family yet. It’s only been 4 days since my BC but, my mother and grandma like it a lot. In the beginning, they weren’t very supportive because they felt that I was just going through a phase and that I would regret the decision. They also didn’t think I would be able to cut it myself, but afterward, they continuously complimented me, lol. When I told my friends I was going to chop, they looked at me funny and didn’t have much to say. But, I didn’t let that phase me. I was going to do what I thought was right for me, and what would make ME happy. Me cutting my hair to about an inch long was my response to my friends doubtful looks and to my family, I thanked them for the nice compliments.

CN: What was your transition routine?
Well, I only transitioned for 2 months so, not much of a routine at all, lol. I just co-washed about 3 times a week, and would clip my hair up in a bear claw clip. It was HIDEOUS. Trust me, lol.

CN: Why did you choose to go natural?
I chose to go natural because, I wanted to see what the hair growing out of my scalp, unaltered, looked like. I chose to go natural because I would see people on the internet with their natural hair and they looked like they had this great secret to unrivaled beauty and confidence. I chose to go natural to continue the limit of unnecessary chemicals in my life. I chose to go natural so I wouldn’t have to sit in the salon all day and night! I chose to go natural because, natural is me (:

First Photo: Relaxed hair on a previous 6 month stretch. Looking CRAZYYY!
Second Photo: Relaxed hair after 6 month stretch.
Third Photo: After the BC. Texture shot.

My youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/smartblackchic