We Heart: Connie Britton’s “Hair Secret”

Maybe she’s born with it, maybe it’s… feminism!

In a new video from The Representation Project—the group behind Miss Representation—actor Connie Britton of Nashville and Friday Night Lights reveals the secret to her shiny, gorgeous hair: feminism!

In the video, Britton highlights some of the benefits of the f-word, her go-to beauty product: the 19th Amendment; the Violence Against Women Act; Roe v. Wade and more.

Extolling its virtues, Britton suggests “feminism is meant to be used on a daily basis, and works best when shared.” To another woman who asks, “What if I don’t need feminism?” Britton astutely replies, “Trust me girl, you do.”

The beloved actor has been a feminist for years, advocating for Planned Parenthood, stumping for then-Sen. Wendy Davis (D) when she famously filibustered an anti-choice bill in Texas and speaking out against Republican Mitt Romney, who wanted to shut down Planned Parenthood’s clinics, when he began using the Friday Night Lights slogan “Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose” during his run for president.

In a recent interview with the Nerdist podcast, Britton offered her take on feminism. “There shouldn’t be anything scary about the word feminism,” she said. “Because I think, truly, it simply is about women knowing their own value, as a throwback to a culture where they were not encouraged to do so.”

She’s right, of course, and she sums up that idea nicely in her new video: “Feminism—because it’s not what’s on my head but what’s in it!”


Stephanie hails from Toronto, Canada. She is a Ms. writer, a master of journalism candidate and a hip hop dancer/instructor/choreographer. She got her start in feminist journalism at the age of 16 when she was a member of the first editorial collective at Shameless magazine—and she has never looked back.