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I Love My Natural Hair

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    Its been almost a year

    now that I've gone natural and I love my wave pattern and how my hair feels healthier without all the chemicals. People have always told me that they would die to have hair like mine and I never really took that compliment to heart until I went natural.
    Knightt15 Knightt15 18-21, F Jan 15, 2015

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    i am so grateful to have a healthy head of

    hair,H20 and oil go's a long way..... kudos to mum with the bum & the bun!!!
    Rain0069 Rain0069 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 5, 2015

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    I have been relaxer/harsh chemicals free

    for 11 months now and I love it. My hair has grown so much. But it has definitely been a challenge on handling my hair... I just have soooo much of it but it is all worth it : )
    Netabell Netabell 26-30, F Jan 19, 2014

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    https://m.youtube.com/watch?

    v=7fWlZniWzL0&feature=youtu.be Her hair is so beautiful and bouncy and healthy. She is black, so for my natural haired black beauties you may wanna check this out (: it's seriously so distracting you can't even focus on what she's saying bc it's just that amazing. If you want to...
    Dreamscape98x Dreamscape98x 16-17, F Mar 1, 2015

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    I really love my hair texture.

    last night I did African threading and ended up taking so many pictures of how my hair looks at the scalp after I was done. so thick and shiny and beautiful!!! I'm likendam I love my hair!!! I wish I could love my super shrinkage but I'll learn to love it too
    xboo15 xboo15 22-25, F Jun 14, 2015

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    I have naturally curly hair

    that I love so much! My favorite co-worker today said to me "Curl your hair again today?" Thinking I make it look like this on purpose! I'm glad he likes it!
    Jessicaliners Jessicaliners 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 27, 2015

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    I don't know what's messier: my hair

    or my life, but I love both so far.
    SweeterThanToblerone SweeterThanToblerone 13-15, F Jan 5, 2015

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    Did my "big chop" 3 months ago

    and I am now rocking a bright burgundy TWA and I looove it because my natural curls just ... makes it look a lot better. I must say, I'm ready for it to get longer so I can do blowouts,bantu-knots and twist outs. So far I use coconut oil. ☺️ having natural hair is a lot of...
    MickxLove MickxLove 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 13, 2015

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    I love it now. Thank God

    for video tutorials. I just don't like maintaining it. It ain't easy.But I decided to go back to natural when I realized how many options there were. There's so many nice styles for natural hair. I can braid, twist, or loc it, curl it with bantu knot outs or rods, if I don't...
    Blatinasrock Blatinasrock 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 14, 2014

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    I've been "transitioning"

    for four months now and i have about two inches of my natural growing and i can honestly say I LOVE MY HAIR!! never knew how beautiful my hair was i use to hate it back when i was ignorant now i'm obsessed i cant wait to be 100% natural^.^
    CrownedAtBirth CrownedAtBirth 26-30, F Apr 30, 2015

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    7months completely natural

    and loving my kinky thick tresses. Never going back to the creamy crack!
    A1Csladiie A1Csladiie 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 31, 2015

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    Ello fellow Naturalistassss,

    Any tips on enriching my curl pattern? Hair growth? Etc,etc. I wouldn't say I'm totally clueless but I'm only 4.5 months in and I'm still learning. I love my little TWA and it can only get better from here lol.
    MickxLove MickxLove 18-21, F 2 Responses May 4, 2015

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    It's been a hassle, what with some family

    and friends as well as work, but I'm still chugging along! Sitting just a sneeze below 4 inches(after shrinkage) and 5.7 after I blow dry. Cool thing about it is, I inly have to braid my hair and use what's called "Indian hemp oil". No "Jamaican" this or "castor" that. Not...
    yourguardingangel yourguardingangel 22-25, M Sep 30, 2015

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    Two years ago and back I've been getting

    perms/relaxers and I would always see girls with curly natural and hair which made me want to go back to natural. Last year I got a relaxer in the summer but my hair is half kinky and half straight. I like straight but I like kinky. I looked up so many ways on how to go back to...
    kamreelove4 kamreelove4 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 30

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    Today is my wash day.

    Somehow I dread it but I know it has to be done to keep my hair healthy, and strong. I guess I dread it because wash day is very time consuming for me but once I'm done with it then I'm happy with the work that I've put into my hair. Deep conditioning, and possibly a trimming...
    Msprissy Msprissy 36-40, F 1 Response May 13, 2015

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    Thinking about big chopping again

    and going back natural..... What do y'all think?
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Sep 16, 2014

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    I decided to play around it the photo editor

    and I came up with this. Says it all for me.
    thatvintagekindalove thatvintagekindalove 18-21, F Jun 15, 2015

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    I love my natural curly hair,

    but my mother doesn't. I am past five years natural, so I have a huge curly afro, that draws unwanted attention, so I cant always wear it that way. My mom doesn't want me wearing an afro to certain places, like work and a job interview and wedding. She's says my patients will...
    Nubiannqueen Nubiannqueen 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 23, 2014

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    I did the big chop about four weeks ago.

    My hair is growing beautifully and I love using the LCO method everyday. I'm really clueless and I'm learning as I go by reading things and asking for advice from people. Only thing I wish would change is that my edges are damaged but I'm working on them. Other than that, I'm...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 3, 2015

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    I love every coil. I love every curl.

    I love every kink. I love it's versatility. I love it's softness. I love the shine. I love the dark richness of it. I love everything about it.
    rumblingheart rumblingheart 18-21, F Sep 7, 2014

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    It will be a year in February

    and Jesus I hate doing my hair. It grows so fast now which I love but it's so thick... God bless my hair stylist and her magic hands lol
    Netabell Netabell 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 7, 2014

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    Well, it's brown, thick,

    curly, and shoulder length. I actually like it. I just wish it didn't get tangled so easily. -_-
    MichaelMyers1 MichaelMyers1 18-21, M Nov 28, 2014

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    I hated my hair growing up

    and going to school.My hair is so huge and thick with tiny curls. I stood out like a sore thumb. My mom didn't know how to corn row so shed send me to my aunties and cousins to get it braided. I hated to get it combed because it hurt and took forever and I was so impatient. I...
    CheyenneScott CheyenneScott 31-35, F Aug 10, 2015

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    It took a while It's weird trying to find your

    identity and place in society as a black woman. Most of you may find this funny but I live in Africa and I still feel the pressure to conform to "Western standards". My scalp was always sensitive to relaxer. As a child I used to get burnt by the chemicals because I was too shy...
    TheGirlFromJupiter TheGirlFromJupiter 18-21 2 Responses Apr 19, 2014

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    ... Soo much. Gone are the days

    when I wished my hair was straight!!
    easynuh easynuh 26-30, F Dec 8, 2014

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    for anyone with dreads how do you know

    when roots are too thin, and how do you fix the problem
    Louisboy17 Louisboy17 16-17, M Nov 3, 2015

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    becoming natural is the best decision I've ever

    made! i love it! women who get a relaxer's are missing out! god created us this way, so let us embrace the NATURAL BEAUTY
    Elizabeth1411 Elizabeth1411 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 3, 2014

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    My hair has just stopped growing suddenly.

    I trimmed it yesterday so hopefully that'll make a difference. But I'm not sure why because before it was growing pretty fast. I didn't start doing anything different. But now I'm not seeing anymore results and I'm not really sure what else to do. I guess it's back to google for...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 19, 2015

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    I'm transitioning and lemme tell you,

    hard work! I'm upset my moms ever put a perm in my hair. But any tips or products someone recommends?
    Honorthycurves Honorthycurves 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 6, 2014

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    Going natural was one of the best decisions

    that I have ever made in my life!! I did not and do not regret it AT ALL!!!!
    AprilRobertaLudgate AprilRobertaLudgate 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I cant say that I do.

    I haven't permed my hair in a year but ive been switching between "protective" (Kinkies, Sew ins, crochet braids) I told myself natural was the way to go for my hair but I find that I have areally hard time excepting myself. At first. I thought it was my hair. But that is just...
    DottyUhura DottyUhura 22-25, F 2 Responses May 24, 2014

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    I did the big chop about 3 weeks ago.

    I am still learning the best ways to do my hair. If you could share some tips that would be great.
    Domo24 Domo24 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 18, 2015

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    3 years relaxer free,

    almost 1 year with my sister locks! I've recently decided to take a more holistic approach, no harsh chemicals, creams, shampoos, etc; ALL natural stuff. I feel good and so do my locks ??????
    EarthyLocks EarthyLocks 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 7, 2015

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    I feel like my hair is at the teenage boy stage,

    awkward and cute. My hair, has gone rouge. My hair...is gravity defying. I swear it has a mind of its own. This is the point I get annoyed and go back to the baby stage. This go around. We--my hair, and I are going to move past this funk. Only the best care this time. By the...
    DancesWithUnicorns DancesWithUnicorns 26-30, F Jun 24, 2015

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    I've been natural for 6 years (just celebrated

    it on May 1st) Never living a lye again!! :D
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 22, 2015

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    I've been perm free for a year & a half & I

    just got the last of my perm out when I got my ends trimmed over the weekend. I'm finally starting to love my hair the only concern I have is my hair doesn't store moisture in my hair if you have any tips please tell me & if you're a fan of any natural hair YouTube channels...
    HopelessWander HopelessWander 22-25, F May 20, 2015

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    I like the color of it,

    not how it styles itself though. It's a mess between curls and waves so I usually straighten it or throw it up haha
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 25, 2015

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    I got a protective style recently.

    Any tips on how to keep my hair healthy while it's also protected? Also, I wanna start doing twists and stuff for my hair but I'm not sure how. How did you guys learn?
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 5, 2015

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    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Dec 14, 2014

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    Me & my hair fight all the time.

    It's a complicated relationship, but I love it, even when it's difficult & uncooperative. I love my big fro, and I wouldn't change it for anything in the world. I don't straighten my hair, because I don't want too damage it & don't see a need for change. Still, you natural...
    peaceloveindigo peaceloveindigo 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 25, 2014

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    so happy with how far my hair has come along in

    10 months since my big chop :) and people said it wouldn't grow back..??
    iamblackvelvet iamblackvelvet 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 27, 2015

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