My name is Brittany and I currently live in Columbus, Georgia, USA.
2. What is your hair type?
I have 4C hair as well!
I had a horrible habit of getting relaxers every month when I came home to see my family. My scalp was so burnt that I could barely use warm water on it. I decided to just wear weaves and take a break from the relaxers. I started transitioning in July 2011. In February of 2012 after taking out a weave, the ends of my hair were severely broken. It was time to big chop.
4. What was the most challenging thing about going natural?
I would have to say that the most challenging part was getting used to the technique and the way I looked without straight hair. I still struggle to find products that work but I think that is something that takes time. When I did my big chop I hated the way I looked with a TWA! So I taught myself to install Marley twists and box braids. YouTube saved my life!
5. What is your weekly regimen?
I usually wash my hair with shampoo once a week. I live by Organix shampoos and conditioners. I usually let my conditioner sit on my hair for about 30 minutes and then rinse it and do flat twists.
6. What is your daily morning regimen?
If I wash my hair on Sunday, my twists usually last for at least three days. So in the morning I add some black castor oil and I’m on my way. If it’s been a lazy week I usually wear a wash-n-go and put my hair in puff using Eco-styler gel and edge control.
7. What is your daily night time regimen?
My nightly regimen completely depends on my what hairstyle I have. If I have a twist out I try to re-twist at night and wear my silk scarf. If I have a wash-n-go I just wrap my hair up at night.
8. Do you use heat on your hair at all?
I do use heat. I use heat before I install box braids or Marley twists. My hair literally takes over 14 hours to dry. If I know it will not be dry I use my blow dryer bonnet to speed up the process.
My first year of being natural my hair was braided for about 6 months out of that year. This year I’ve had it in braids maybe three times but not for more than two weeks.
10. Wide-tooth comb or Denman brush?
I live by all my wide-tooth combs.
11. Is your hair normally loose or in a protective-do?
I love trying new hairstyles and challenging myself to do new styles. I usually keep each style two weeks because my scalp may be irritated. There’s a 50/50 chance you will see me in a protective style on any given day.
12. Have you ever had a hair tragedy? What was it? How did you recover from it?
I’ve never really had a hair tragedy other than when I did my big chop. I was really upset at the time but it was time to make my leap into the natural hair community.
13. What's your biggest tip for maintaining healthy or long hair?
My biggest tip is to be patient. Your hair grows at the rate it wants to and curls how it wants! So always actively teach yourself how to do new styles and embrace what you have. After all it is YOUR hair!
14. Where can we find you online? (blog, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube etc).
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