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Hello! My name is Aubree Brown. I am from Baltimore, MD but I currently live in NY. I spent many years prior to my transition damaging my hair with relaxers. My hair would break off and thin out so badly. On top of that, I would flat iron my hair all the time, which of course caused heat damage.

How long have you been natural?

I started my transition to natural hair about 2 years ago, but I got my final cut a year and a half ago.

What motivated you to go natural?

I was frustrated with how my hair looked and how it was being treated. I was embarrassed to wear certain styles because of the thinning and the shortness of my hair. One day I was looking online and came across Solange with her natural hair and I fell in love! It made her look so edgy and her hair looked so full and healthy. After I decided to go natural, I realized it wasn’t going to be as easy as I thought. The transition phase was the hardest because of the multiple textures my hair formed and the relaxed ends tangled a lot! For a protective style, I put in a weave so that I wouldn’t tamper with my hair and damage the new growth. The weave saved my hair tremendously from breakage. It was a life saver! I wore my weave until I was comfortable enough to cut the rest of my relaxed ends off. I’ve been rocking my Afro textured hair ever since!

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