MG Spotlight – Brittany

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MG Spotlight – Brittany

BrittanyQ. Where are you from and how is the natural scene there?

A. I’m from Trenton, New Jersey and there are very few naturals in my area – sometimes I feel as if I am the only natural in this area.

Q. Did you transition to natural hair? If so, what were your experiences?

A. I’ve been natural for 10 months now and I have had locs for a little over 2 months. I did my big chop back on September 18, 2008 and started my locs on June 27, 2009. I didn’t give myself a chance to experience a hair transition because I was very eager to see how my natural hair looked. As soon as I got my hands on some scissors, I made my decision to cut the relaxer out of my hair.

Q. Did you have any support?

A. I received a good amount of support, mainly from my family. A lot of my friends really didn’t know if they were going to like my hair, but I made my decision that I wanted to go natural and I wasn’t going to let anything change my mind.

BrittanyQ. How do you maintain your hair daily?

A. I have recently started locs, so I don’t currently do much to my hair. Back when I had loose natural hair, I was putting a bit of oil in my hair every morning (just a little bit – as I found my hair doesn’t like too much oil.) I also cover my hair with a satin cap every night. I feel it’s important to cover your hair at night to protect it from breakage.

Q. In your opinion, what has been some of the best things about having natural hair?

A. For me, the best thing about being natural definitely has to be feeling free. I now feel like I have found myself and that I can express who I really am. I truly believe my natural hair makes me feel unique and allows me to stand out when I’m out on the town with my friends.

Q. If you were stranded on a deserted island and had to choose three items for your hair, what are three things you would have to have for your hair?

A. I usually use a tiny bit of Carol’s Daughter Tui Jojoba & Shea Butter Hair Sheen (and focus on my ends) and put on a satin cap to cover and protect my hair.

Q. What advice would you give someone who was thinking of going natural?

A. Go for it and do not let anyone stop you from doing what you want. I learned the hard way that if you allow others’ opinions to stop you — over time you will never grow as a person.

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