I have written about Brittany’s hair growth secret before (heat training). Read her story in her own words below.
Are you relaxed, natural, texturized or texlaxed?
My hair is heat trained (natural)
What’s your story, how did you get to where you are?
I have had every hair style from relaxed to natural, pressed to texturized. When I was younger my mother would press my hair and then she eventually moved on to relaxing it. Once I was an adult I decided that I wanted to experience and enjoy my natural hair. I cut my underarm length hair to less than 2 inches and rocked a short little afro.
My natural hair thrived for 3 years and grew to almost bra- strapped length. But, as my hair grew I began having troubles with knots, tangles, and dryness. The lovely afro that I enjoyed wearing started to become loppsided. At this point, I was ready for a change. I made a disastrous attempt to texturize my hair which end up with hands full of broken hairs.
My next move was the Brazilian Keratin Treatment. The treatment’s “temporary” straightening was the product that I needed to make a change with out additional damage. I dealt with the chemicals and time of the the treatment for 2 years thinking that it was the only solution I had to help loosen my curls without a relaxer.
During the end of that 2 years I decided to let the treatment wear off. According to the bottle of the treatment it is suppose to wear off in 2 to 3 months. After my 3 month had passed and my hair had not changed I came to the realization that the keratin treatment had nothing to do with the results I was achieving. It was the heat I was using, and I discovered that my hair was actually “heat trained”. After many month of experimenting I came up with a method to heat train the hair to get consistent texture and results.
I have used my method for 1 year now and my results continue to be successful. My hair is currently longer than it’s every been( full bra strap length). I am now able to retain all of the hair I grow and see hair growing to my waist in the very near future. I am now in the process of writing a book on my method to help others understand and use heat in a way that they never have before…to achieve the healthy hair they’ve always wanted.
What is your regimen at the moment?
I currently wash and deep condition my hair weekly. I usually blow dry and flatiron my hair after washing and moisturize my hair as needed in between washing. Every few weeks I do wash and goes for a week to allow my hair to rehydrate. I heat train my hair every 4 to 6 weeks.
And your favourite product?
I don’t have a favorite product. I change them all the time.
What’s your signature style?
I usually like to wear my hair down and straight. I have found that wearing my hair straight gives me the most retention.
What is the best tip you have learned to protect your ends?
The best thing you can do for your ends to keep them moisturized. Deep conditioning* is very important to keeping ends supple.
Any links you would like to share?
On my YouTube page I talk about my experience with the keratin treatment and heat training
Here is my website: