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Courtney- A Story of Transition

By January 27th, 20216 Comments
Meet Courtney… a gorgeous natural that’s planning her 3rd Big Chop!

Courtney- A Story of TransitionCN: How long have you been natural?
I have been natural since July of 2006. I transitioned for a LONG 4 weeks before my Big Chop. My best friend is natural and she encouraged me to follow suit. It was the best decision I’ve ever made for my hair.
Courtney- A Story of Transition
CN: What is your current regimen?
I try to wash and deep condition every other week. I am currently using Miss Jessie’s Curly Buttercream and Curly Meringue. Otherwise I use coconut oil or Botanicals 3N1.

CN: How do you maintain length? Moisture?
I am not really big on length but for moisture I just make sure my ends never get dry by applying coconut oil or 3N1.

CN: How do you protect your curls at night?
When I am not tired I twist it up and seal my ends but I ALWAYS sleep on a satin pillow case.

CN: What would you tell a new natural or transitioning diva?
Stay encouraged. In our society it’s hard not to conform to the notion that straight and long is true beauty. Some of the most beautiful women are wearing what God gave them…just look around or simply look in the mirror. Don’t allow negative opinions to make you feel as if you’ve made a mistake. If it’s something you want to do, do it! God doesn’t make mistakes. He wouldn’t give you something (your hair) and expect you not to be proud of it.

CN: How did you cope with the responses from your family and friends? How do
you respond to them?
My family and friends have always been very supportive. I have so many friends that are natural. I can’t recall any negative responses to my hair which has been amazing. My hubby loves my afro puff.
Courtney- A Story of Transition
CN: What’s the best thing about being naturally glamorous?
Being me. I know when I go somewhere no one will look like me. There may be other naturals but we are all fabulous in different ways.

CN: What are your plans for your hair?
I plan to big chop again within the next 12 months, it will be my 3rd. Although I love my fro I’m in love with my TWA.

CN: Is there anything else you’d like to add?
I love the freedom of my hair whether I’m rocking a fro, twistout, or TWA. Even when I’m having a “bad hair day” it’s a great day. I’m not a hardcore “all natural” chic I just love my hair. Be blessed!!!!!

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  • Anonymous says:

    OMG, I love this site but I can't figure out for the life of me, why this has less than ten comments. Here's a gorgeous black woman with a handsome black man who loves her natural hair and yet, no one's here! No offense, but we all know if she'd been writing in about if her man didn't like her hair, everyone and their god mother's grandma would be here saying how no good he was and how she should be looking for a non-brother. That is so sad.

    I celebrate this story and I love it so much. You and your husband are beautiful, Courtney!

  • Anonymous says:

    Beautiful hair! I especially love your wedding day photo!!!

  • Jenell : BlakIzBeautyful says:


    You wanna big chop again for the 3rd time??

    I can't imagine doing that! You go girl!!

  • Noveechops says:

    Aw so beautiful!

  • Anonymous says:

    Ur hair is beautiful! Luv,Luv,Luv the color! What color is that ur rocking? Is it henna, or permanent?

  • SabaJ01 says:

    Your hair looks good! I've been tryna figure out, how come my TnCs don't be coming out right??? I tried both TnC and Flat Twists…people say it don't have to look perfect, but I just be looking retarded! Dunno, dunno? You look great!

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