Connie Britton's Secret to Amazing Hair Is So Easy, Everyone (Even Guys) Should Use It

09/09/2015 at 06:00 AM ET

Connie Britton knows you want to find out the secret to her amazing, luxurious locks. She knows, because she gets asked about it pretty much every time she steps on to a red carpet. And now she wants you to lean in real close, because she’s about to make a major reveal you won’t want to miss.

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“After years of being asked about my healthy, shiny hair, I am thrilled to share my beauty secret with you,” the Nashville says … but we’ll let her tell you in her own words:

She goes on to tout the many benefits of feminism, including a “woman’s right to vote,” “a woman’s right to her own body” and “the Violence Against Women Act.”

Britton teamed up with Nashville alumna Laura Benanti for the video, with her co-star writing and directing the spot as part of The Representation Project’s fall 2015 #AskHerMore campaign, which encourages reporters to ask women more substantial questions on the red carpet than, say, “How do you get your hair so pretty?”

The pair wanted to show off positive things feminism has already done for society as a way to encourage people to think about what it could do in the future.

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“The message of the video is: ‘Don’t be afraid of feminism,’ ” Britton tells PEOPLE. “Don’t think that feminism is something that you don’t need or something that could be threatening, because look at what it’s created already and look at what it can continue to create.”

Britton says she’s gotten a lot of attention for her hair over the years, which is why Benanti latched on to that attribute for the video. But despite the glitz that comes with actress, Britton says she’s fortunate to be “dealt with respectfully” on red carpets.

“When I started out, right from the beginning it was never about the fame for me. It was never about the glamour. It was about the craft of it,” Britton says.

The Representation Project was founded by Jennifer Siebel Newsom. The group will be live tweeting the Emmys red carpet and ceremony on Sept. 20 at @RepresentPledge.

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Hmm on

Meh, it’s not a crime to want beautiful hair like hers. She gets asked about her hair not because she’s a woman but because she has great hair, just like “McDreamy” AKA Patrick Dempsey was asked that a lot (and there aren’t that many men asked about hair because the status quo in Hollywood for men is short hair, which is not at all impressive). Anyway, the true “secret” is most likely a healthy diet, genetics (full head of hair), and stylists who always do her hair. Most people would look pretty great if they had a professional working on them every day too.

Grace on

I thought we’d actually get some useful info on what to use on our hair, but this was just another stupid teaser. I’m done with this useless People mag rag.

ALec on

I am not at all against being a female, but so much is out of whack! I do believe that a man is supposed to be the head of the house if he truly leads with respect for all. Some women have gotten so far away from the true meaning of women’s rights. Our right to vote, yes. Our right to speak up, yes. Our right to far pay, yes. But, we have taken the man and belittled him and he no longer wants to lead. Men rise up and take back your positions- you are not called to be women but be MEN! Said with love of course.

Kelly on

Omgz I really wanted to know the secret. Then I get met with this tosh, I am sure there is more important issues to bang on about than who gets asked what at the red carpet, the plight of refugees perhaps or how did she actually get her hair like that. Really people! These people should feel lucky they are getting paid huge amounts of dollars and getting asked any questions at all. Spare me and your whinney drivel. It’s been months since I came here and now I remember why I left.

bigmick50 on

Great video LOVE IT!!

mikeam1978 on

Bah! Feminism has all but destroyed gender relations. It’s made both men and woman incredibly (and unnecessarily) suspicious of each other.

ALec – Thank you for your post. You get it. :)

Daphne on

I’ve read a few times over the years that she uses Wen. I don’t know if she officially promotes it, or even if it’s true, but have heard that. Whatever she does, it’s working!

alienlovesong on

Love it!

vanessamontielt on

So much love for this video! It was hillarious and the bloopers just made my day. Connie should be known more for her intellegence and her work (as an actress and humanity work) than for her (beautiful, yes) hair.

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