I Have Natural Hair

This group is for people to share their experiences with having natural hair. 393 People

    So I really want to cut my hair

    and want it like really short. I grew up in a home where cutting your hair was wrong but now that I'm out of there, I want to do something cute but wonder if I should get it shoulder length?
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    May 20, 2014

    Say No to Perms!

    When I was younger and lived with my mother, she would "take care" of my hair. I would get a texturizer or perm every month. My hair was never long and shiny and straight. My father is from Panama and my mother is from Honduras. As a result, I have extremely thick and curly hair...
    Lamchops Lamchops
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 25, 2009

    im so sick of it ....

    ...*scream* its to soft to stay put not full enough for a fro,or a go with the flow style ,gets wet and gets springy and heat gives it length I HATE THE WAY IT FEELS on my ears and back......i dont know what to do with it :(
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Oct 5, 2015

    When I decided to go natural,

    I didn't think I would like it better. Well I love it. I must admit, it took me a whole year to get it back healthy again. I experienced hair loss after pregnancy. And that did a number on me big time. But with time, patience and taking care of it properly, I can honestly say...
    Singlemother78 Singlemother78
    31-35, F
    1 Response Oct 31, 2014

    I honestly can't stand my hair.

    It's so nappy and hard to comb. It's not even like I have long hair either. It's a short Afro that just sits on top of my head.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses May 4, 2014

    I love the thick hair I got.

    I'm so grateful to have it. I love when its straight or curly. I occasionally get braids, but I've been wearing my natural hair all my life. I'd say I'm a natural beauty
    JMGEARTHTHINKER JMGEARTHTHINKER
    22-25, F
    Nov 9, 2014

    I've been natural since like mid December

    and need I remind you, when I did my "big chop" it was indeed a big deal to me lol, I literally cut ALL of my hair off because it was just frustrating. My mom went natural like a year ago and I used to always say "Ew you'd never catch me going natural" and now, I'm in LOVE with...
    MickxLove MickxLove
    18-21, F
    May 4, 2015

    Au Natural

    I started going natural last June after I had my last horrific relaxer. I just decided point-blank that I was done. Done, and DONE. At first, it was difficult to manage my hair because I had my relaxed hair and natural hair having a matty fight against each other, and to cover...
    Eirene44 Eirene44
    22-25, F
    Aug 20, 2011

    I just cut my hair off.

    .. I can't believe I did that.... But at least I can finally officially say that I went natural :] . I've wanted this for quite some time now. My marine is going to be upset, he hates short hair but once it starts growing to the length I want it at he'll see why I did it...
    AnonyB AnonyB
    18-21, F
    Jul 23, 2015

    Going natural changed the way I view myself.

    It's one of the best decisions I've ever made, to be honest.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jun 1, 2014

    Transitioned out in 2006

    but this was way before most women and girls made a thing about it. I guess I just liked the way my hair looked natural versus permed, but I just have noo idea how to style it cute or elaborate because it never grows like it would if it were straightened. Natural hair is a...
    Lov3intheasylum Lov3intheasylum
    31-35, F
    1 Response Sep 4, 2015

    I have dreads and I love 'em,

    they become such a huge part of my identity.
    Lebby11 Lebby11
    26-30, F
    Aug 23, 2014

    It's going to take so long to take out my

    extensions. Uhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 2, 2014

    I have Natural 4c hair

    and I like it! I don't wear my real hair out much as I prefer the variety of wigs and weaves. I also straighten my hair once a week too to help me detangle and flatten it under my wigs. I'm thinking about cutting in bangs and a bob cut to my real hair straighten with a flat...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Aug 7, 2015

    The only close black hair salon lady I knew

    went away for a week so I panicked. I had to be at work later in the evening. My hair is usually straightened or braided. I'm like what the hell will I do I can't do it by myself and mom and sis are at work. So I said **** it. It someone tells me I'm unprofessional **** them. I...
    ChelseaMonroe ChelseaMonroe
    22-25, F
    Feb 11, 2015

    My hair, is extremely hard to manage.

    I rarely have time to get a regimen, and I do not have money to get my hair done. But people always say bad things about my hair, but they're not paying for my hair so It just makes me so mad. I need to know how to take care of my hair, and I def need a support system bc I'm so...
    EllieAbby EllieAbby
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 29, 2014

    Wanting Something Different

    20 year old naturalista here!! Heyyyy!! I will have been natural for 2 years on August 9 and OH MY GOSH I TOTALLY LOVE MY HAIR! However, recently I have not been having the passion to style or take very good care of my hair as I should. Why is that I don't know :(. For the past...
    colormegrey colormegrey
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 29, 2013

    I absolutely love my natural hair.

    My texture is 4C and believe it or not I have NEVER had a perm.
    ohshxtitshelen ohshxtitshelen
    16-17, F
    Jun 24, 2014

    Hi you guys! So I've been natural

    for about 6 years and for the most part I enjoy it. However, I can't get it to grow past a certain length. It's grows passed my shoulders so it's a decent length, but the. It starts to break. I keep it moisturized and in protective styles usually, so I can't figure out what the...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response May 19, 2015

    I think Im gonna get corn rows tomorrow.

    I miss corn rows. Haven't really worn them in years, since Alicia Keys came out with hers. I used to put the little wooden beads on some of the ends. :)It was cute.
    KiannaJ KiannaJ
    22-25, F
    Sep 23, 2014

    I've been natural for 6 years.

    I transitioned in 2008 and did the big chop in 2009. I had locs for 3 years and I've been wearing my hair short for the last 2 years. I currently have a mohawk. I never followed "hair gurus", I never followed hair typing, or bought expensive butters, cremes, puddings, etc. I...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Aug 7, 2015

    .... And I'm pregnant.

    So there's the dryness. Ugh! What I've been doing is loading up with the moisturizer. Oh and I'm at my first trimester. Right now, I have it in a protective style. I miss wearing my hair down and curly. But will have to be realistic and wear it up and lightly twisted. My hair...
    Singlemother78 Singlemother78
    31-35, F
    1 Response Mar 2

    I Have Natural Hair, But...

    I don't think the man I like, likes it. I am so done with relaxers; I want to be a natural beauty, as natural as they come. I think my natural hair is something that will be hard for him to accept, although he said he likes it. I guess he'd rather stick with girls with 3-foot...
    MysticLioness MysticLioness
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Apr 3, 2011

    I love my natural hair!

    It's versatile and healthy, it's a win win lol
    Shygirl917 Shygirl917
    22-25, F
    Feb 22, 2014

    ive been natural for over 2 years.

    while i have had great growth, due to pregnancy and single braiding it is starting to break off and becoming harder to maintain. i cant stand the idea of it being so long and yet due to shrinkage you would never be able to tell. i am going to texturize it and eventually relax it...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Mar 1

    And Counting...

    When I was in the 7th grade my hair was so damaged, that I couldn't have a day where I couldn't wear my bangs because my edges were completely gone, and the length of my hair was always too short to place into a ponytail. I permed, blow dried, hot combed, and flattened it that it...
    NotLolita NotLolita
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 2, 2013

    And i finally decided to let my fro out.

    .. less than 24hrs later my dad is already asking me to flat iron it to "avoid the drama" What? Seriously... What drama dad. For actually wearing my actual hair out? Atleast Ill know who my real friends are.
    Otigan Otigan
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 6
    Otigan Otigan
    22-25, F
    Jan 7

    I can finally say that I am fully natural.

    Right now its kinda weird waking up in the morning and seeing a big puff ball on my head. i am not sure what hare type i have when wet it is very 3c but the minute i comb it or let it dry it just goes into a poof ball. I love my natural hair bc it just makes me feel more in...
    ZariaRashay ZariaRashay
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Feb 1, 2015

    I shaved my head (3 time) the first time I was

    really young and went back to the creamy crack the second time I did better and made it three years and my hair grew really long and pretty. Yet I shaved my head recently and I hope to do things differently inside and out. I like the fresh start other people around me think I'm...
    poshshiny poshshiny
    31-35, F
    Jul 13, 2014

    hair typing is hard because I think im 4b/c

    but not sure and no salons around here cater to blacks let alone natural hair.
    newasexy newasexy
    26-30, F
    Dec 26, 2014

    I've been natural almost a year (june26)

    and I bleached my hair back in Feb well I hated the color after a whole and colored my hair back black in April, now I'm finding my hair being really dry after I've moisturized. I used to be able to moisturize every 3 days now I need to moisturize every night. I need help!!!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response May 23, 2015

    I have 4b/4c hair and I've been natural

    for about 9 months now but it seems like my hair has just stopped growing.I understand that this may be due to the fact that back when I first did my big chop,I was so desperate to get it to grow back I was using castor oil treatments,olive oil treatment,mayonnaise and egg...
    aur532 aur532
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 12, 2014

    My Journey So Far

    16 year old natural.... It's been 4 years already! Started in the summer before 7th grade, August 2009. I loved the Tyra Show back then, and one episode showed me that what was used in perms could burn away a soda can in 10 minutes!! So I started looking in more, seeing other...
    Zakina Zakina
    18-21, F
    Jun 4, 2013

    Strangers Keep Trying To Touch My Hair (Mini Rant)

    I've been natural for a few years now, five maybe six. I don't always wear my hair out but when I do, perfect strangers keep trying to touch it! I find that so annoying. The other day, I was standing on a line with my sister, when two strange black guys started playing with my...
    YetAnotherName YetAnotherName
    22-25
    Aug 16, 2013

    My mom hates my natural hair.

    Since I'm mixed my hair is annoying and crazy and my mom keeps trying to force me to perm it (not fun) I don't even know what to do but I'm being bullied a lot being called nappy headed and bald headed. Sometimes I wish I could perm it...but part of me doesn't want to go through...
    ikkakujuux ikkakujuux
    18-21, F
    Dec 26, 2014

    i miss my mommy taking care of my hair.

    i swear things were much easier when some shampoo and some grease was all that was needed to take care of ur hair. top that off with some cornrows and you were set!. how is it that now im older managing my hair is so complicated? youtube only gives false hope. there are some...
    evasweet evasweet
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 25, 2015

    I wish I could cornrow my own hair ( maybe with

    some hair add) then I would be happy being natural. I learned how to do yarn braids ony own hair but thats super time consuming due to my ocd tendencies. That is my hair goal to learn how to do more braided styles on my own since my budget is so slim right now.
    newasexy newasexy
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 12, 2015

    Yep, I have natural hair.

    is hard to tend sometimes. it's worth it though. I've still got a long way to go for Diana Ross length. lol
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    May 17, 2015

    I like my hair the way it is.

    Black. I am not dying it.I like the texture of it. Kinky-curly. I am not relaxing it with chemicals ever again.I am still growing it out to this day....5 years later.3 years of the big chop...5 years no relaxer.I thank God for making me, me.I am Not America's standard of...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Oct 22, 2015

    well i gave in and got a relaxer

    for my small wedding....*cries*
    ladytasia92 ladytasia92
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 23, 2015

    I'm a 18 year old naturalista!

    ! I've been natural for 4 years. 2 after the big chop. I just wanted to say how I feel as though I've come a long way, and have a longer journey ahead. I love my hair and embrace my curls. Although I have found that many people criticize my hair texture and the way I wear my...
    PerfectlyImperfect13 PerfectlyImperfect13
    18-21, F
    Mar 25, 2014

    My hair feels like a "soft pillow".

    That was what I had been told. And I get many compliments on my hair. Women want to know how I do it. And I always say, "I keep it simple". My hair is at bra strap length now and I'm pushing for mid-back length. I refuse to spend a lot of money on natural hair products. Mainly...
    Singlemother78 Singlemother78
    31-35, F
    1 Response Feb 12, 2015

    how do you do 3 strand twists ?

    just heard of them recently ..
    iamblackvelvet iamblackvelvet
    22-25, F
    Apr 27, 2015
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