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Measha Brueggergosman wows Olympic Stadium during her Opening Ceremonies

Canadian opera superstar Measha Brueggergosman rocks a most spectacular mane of textured wonder. It wasn't only her voice that wowed the crowd during the Winter Olympic Olympic Ceremonies in Vancouver earlier this year. Many of us curlies were captivated by her stunning hair.

NaturallyCurly was lucky enough to catch up with the down-to-earth diva to ask her about her curls.

NC: How long have you worn your hair natural? Have you ever relaxed it? How did you decide to transition?

MB: Like most women with textured hair, I straightened my hair because that's just what you did - my mom did (and continues to do so) and I'm sure her mom before her as well. I started to grow out the straight part of my hair because I was in an opera that required me to wear braids and I liked how they looked so much that I just kept putting them in until the straight part grew out enough that I could cut it off and "go natural".

NC: Do you think your hair adds to your already-fantastic stage presence?

MB: I think I feel confident knowing that I have a hairstyle that is a natural extension of who I am—and you'll pardon the pun.

NC: Does your big, full hair fit in well with most of your performances and events? Are you ever asked to tame it? Have you ever been asked to straighten it for a show?

MB: I've never been asked to tame by hair or straighten it for a show. I think there's a misconception within the "community of textured hair" that people will have some kind of adverse reaction to HAIR worn in its natural state. Quite the opposite, actually. I've gotten nothing but positive feedback (and borderline jealousy) with regard to how I've chosen to wear my hair. The only confusion that arises is when I put a straight weave in and people wonder how I've managed to grow my hair so quickly!

NC: What products do you use?

MB: I use Kiehl'scosmetics for everything from hair to face to body.

NC: Were you thrilled to get the call from the Olympic committee? Tell me what that was like.

MB: The Olympic Opening Ceremonies were absolutely incredible! It was truly a unique experience to be in a room with ten of thousands of people. all united in a common goal of respect and celebration.

NC: What made you decide to wear your hair out, full and in all its gorgeous glory for the Olympic performance?

MB: Sisters have GOT to represent. Ha! But seriously, there is no reason we can't decide how and when we want to wear our hair—and I think wearing your hair, as God made it to grow on your head, is empowering and unique. And no two curls on any head are the same. That's just beautiful. I'm not trying to make it political—I just want an easy hairstyle that champions who I naturally am.

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I have to admit, I was in and out of the room during the Olympic opening, but when Measha came on, I was glued to the TV. She's stunning, her voice is amazing, and I couldn't take my eyes of her beautiful hair!
Love, Love, Love her and her HAIR. I'm newly inspired to keep growing, and caring,for my hair Naturally!!! Thank you, NC for featuring such a beautiful inspiration!
She's beautiful. I love her hair and the encouragement it gives us all to walk proudly :) Thanks.
Her hair is amazing AND so is her name! (We share it, I just spell mine differently Lol)

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