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I Love My Natural Hair

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    I understand why some feel the need to wear

    weaves, wigs etc I love my hair as natural as it is. It is manageable and easier for me to deal with than anything else. Team natural but to each their own
    Quanitta Quanitta 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 26

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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 2 Responses Jun 23

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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 3 Responses May 24

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    Hasn't Been Dyed Once.

    I do indeed love my natural hair color. It's been highlighted a time or two, but there's nothing currently in it, and it's never been fully dyed. But while I love it, thinking about dying it. I dunno, just had this color for 20 years now, and I think I'm finally getting tired of...
    ladyzantorian ladyzantorian 18-21, F Feb 3, 2012

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    I Didn't Mean To Go Natural : )

    I honestly didn't mean to go natural. It just happened. I had worn my hair straight by way of pressing comb and flat iron on and off for 3 years. I also died my hair twice within that time span. When i got to college, i didn't have time to straighten. After 3 months me real...
    lettersfomshae lettersfomshae 18-21, F Feb 22, 2013

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    This is my natural hair those are my red

    highlights and I also have blondish on my side bangs. Should I dye it?
    Karianne6614 Karianne6614 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 1

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    My natural hair is curly I like my curly

    hair Well right now my hair is a bit damaged because of the chlorine I was a lifeguard and swimming instructor all summer long so it messed up my hair But I still love my curls
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 27

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    For the last 5 days or so,

    I haven't straightened my hair. Usually, if I straighten my hair, it goes halfway down my back. It's okay straightened, but I love it when it is curly. I simply wash and go -- And I have been every morning. When it isn't straight, it goes to my shoulders . . . Today, there...
    aepteewS aepteewS 41-45 Jul 29

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    Loving Me

    I did my BC on Oct 1, 2013 after transitioning for 6mths and I couldn't be happier. I was actually going to transition In a year but I couldn't take it anymore. The moment I made the first cut I felt free, like the permed hair was holding me prisoner. I was so terrified of what...
    mimi27903 mimi27903 31-35, F Oct 3, 2013

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    Well, I'm learning to.

    Creamy crack rehab is what's going on! Lmao. Can't wait for it to grow as long as it did when I was a kid. Nine months natural. =)
    Sydneysymonem Sydneysymonem 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    It's been 4 months since I disposed all

    that creamy crack, and I *love* it. I neglected my hair for to long, and my new hair care regiment has provided it with everything it needs.
    justpietzsche justpietzsche 18-21, F Feb 12

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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

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    The Driest Hair In The Worlllddd!!!

    I love natural hair, but not MINE! Its crazy how dry my hair is, I have done steam treatments, hot oil, deep cond, natural condition, water/oil mix, etc! I literally got so fed up this morning i DRENCHED my hair in a mixture of oils and that worked for like 30 min and my hair...
    CCPhilosophy CCPhilosophy 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 14, 2013

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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

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    Ok so it may look like I have short hair in my

    profile picture but I actually have it in a ponytail. This is what my real hair looks like. Messy, I know.
    nemophilist8 nemophilist8 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 23

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    Struggling With My Natural Hair

    Hey guys. I just wanted to share my story on accepting my natural hair. So I got my first relaxer when I was in the 5th grade. It was my graduation ceremony. I longed to look like the images of celebrities that I saw on tv, being to stupid and naive to know that they had wigs and...
    DanaHarrell DanaHarrell 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 22, 2013

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    I Have A Sew-in...

    Just a few days ago I went with my sister to the hair store to pick up some hair for some Kinky Twist and my sister and the lady that was helping us talked me into getting a French Twist sew-in. The reason y wanted to do something with my hair is bc Monday I go in for thyroid...
    Getitbri Getitbri 22-25, F Oct 29, 2010

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    I love my natural 3c/4a hair !

    & my natural hair product collection ❤️❤️ any product suggestions? :)
    AbsolutePerfection AbsolutePerfection 13-15, F 4 Responses Jun 17

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    Never Again.

    When i was a sophmore in high school i  chopped off all my hair by myself. I was going for the "punk emo" look. Totall disaster.. So my solution was to get hair extensions. I glued them in myself and that first day i thought wow! how cool and easy. Unfortunately being the...
    lovelysweets lovelysweets 22-25, F Dec 6, 2010

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    6 months since my big chop

    and I lovvvveeeeeeeeeee my hair! Even though I'm in the awkward stage 😒I wouldn't change it for the world. But um one thing I would change is my 2 hour long detangling process omg
    Dbell1101 Dbell1101 22-25, F Feb 13

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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

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    Well I kinda do cuz my hair was sooooo hard

    and curly but my mom put something in it to make it smoother and it worked and ever since then I feel like I'm all tht but I'm not haha lol and my hair is really long but my mom won't let my straighten it so it can be like longer anyway I still like my hair.
    Shinecarberry Shinecarberry 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 12

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    From since I was very young I had natural,

    curly and healthy hair. My hair was almost bra length if it was straightened (which didn't last long). At the age of 13 all of my friends had pretty permed hair and I wanted mines to be like that as well. So after constant nagging my mother finally decided to perm it. Perms didn...
    arie95 arie95 18-21, F 1 Response May 14

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    I love my hair it's tightly curly

    and wavy ! It's so different
    hopeliveshavefaith hopeliveshavefaith 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 30

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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 16-17, F Sep 7

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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 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 3

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    I love my natural kinky hair.

    I've never got a perm and I think I do a good job at taking care of it. I usually keep it in box braids but recently I've went all natural rocking my fro for almost 2 months. This isn't good thought because for some reason when my hair isn't braided it seems to get shorter daily...
    B0sh13 B0sh13 18-21, F Jun 7

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    My hair is thick and super curly

    and in the light it looks brown but most times it's black and it had a red tint to it and at the moment it is at the beginning of my back but it used to be to my butt
    CisumSixela CisumSixela 13-15, F Jul 26

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    Transitioning From Perm To Natural

    Ok, so I'm in the middle of transitioning and still have a bit of chemically treated hair mixed with my natural hair. I've decided to grow it all out without doing the "Big Chop". My hair is really thick (even when it was permed and straightened).  I've spent a little...
    NaturalJoy NaturalJoy 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 8, 2010

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    You Can't Get This Color In A Box.

    I've never dyed my hair and I don't plan on doing so. I love my natural hair color, and you can't buy it in a box. I also think that by being more natural, you're being more yourself. When I was younger, maybe twelve, my mother talked me into getting highlights. At the time they...
    itsmesally itsmesally 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 8, 2010

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    It's Been A Journey

        I have been natural for about 3 years, and I was very surprised to see that my hair had grew back to the length it was with a perm, in less than two years, now my hair is about an 1 1"2 short of mid back, i think, but I really am enjoying the growth process...
    NaturalBeauty88 NaturalBeauty88 22-25 Dec 2, 2010

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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?
    ConfidentLee ConfidentLee 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 6

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    TheComplication TheComplication 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 30

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    I never thought this would happen.

    I always thought that I would prefer my hair straightened. But I actually like the curly hair better. Even though it's more work, it's less heat. It took a little over a year to get my hair healthy again, after the post partnum hair loss. And after trying new things, and...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 7

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    So I have been contemplating on going natural

    for some time now. I love the fact that it is so versatile, you can wear it curly or natural. I wish I wasn't pushed into getting a relaxer when I was younger, I wish it was never brought upon me. But now that I am older I decided to make a transition to natural hair. I couldn't...
    fashionngal fashionngal 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 31

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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

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    It's Not Just Hair

     my being natural started just as me caring about my hair and being fed up with the breakage and hectic maintenance of having a perm. i stopped perming my hair after graduation in high school. it was liberating to not have to go to the shop and try not to scratch and all...
    3strikes 3strikes 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 7, 2009

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    So Much Rage, But I Conquered It, Reclaimed The Love Of Myself And My Heritage.

    Traumatic is not even a starting description for having to be the raisin in the bowl of rice as a child. It was traumatic, but to my relatives, white meant right no matter the cost. Even though my parents and relatives said I really did have beautiful hair, the white kids (not...
    laughinkatt laughinkatt 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 21, 2011

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    painfulwedgiegirl painfulwedgiegirl 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 30

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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, F 2 Responses Apr 19

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    I still straighten some of my hair

    and use clip ins because of the fact that I've had "long" hair all of hs (in Canada too so not as much of a black presence) but I was just wondering if spritzing and shea butter are enough to keep my hair hydrated? I also use coconut oil on my flat ironed bangs and sides...
    Cleanandclear Cleanandclear 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 14

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    This summer I decided to opt out getting a

    weave. I must say I absolutely loved learning how to style my hair and showing off what I can do. My boyfriend prefers straight hair but he blushed when he saw my afro how cute :)
    VousEtesBelleCM VousEtesBelleCM 18-21, F Aug 12

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    I have thick red hair

    if I let it grow out, and it gets really curly
    DreadlockJesus DreadlockJesus 31-35, M Jul 26

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    Thinking about big chopping again

    and going back natural..... What do y'all think?
    MrsGigalowJr MrsGigalowJr 26-30, F 5 Responses Sep 16

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    Straightened curled and natural are just really good ahha
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