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I Love My Natural Hair

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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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    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.
    WTFGOD WTFGOD 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 12, 2014

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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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    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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    ... 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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    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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    I've been natural for 6 years (just celebrated

    it on May 1st) Never living a lye again!! :D
    alicornia alicornia 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Notadickjusthonest Notadickjusthonest 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 14, 2014

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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, 2014

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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, 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 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 30

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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 18-21, F 3 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 3 Responses May 24, 2014

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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 2 Responses Aug 1, 2014

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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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    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 2 Responses Sep 7, 2014

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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 3 Responses Jul 23, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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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

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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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    painfulwedgiegirl painfulwedgiegirl 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 30, 2014

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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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    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

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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

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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

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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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    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

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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...
    Allforaview Allforaview 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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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

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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

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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

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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...
    Allforaview Allforaview 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 3

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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 1 Response Aug 12, 2014

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    I have Native American in me

    and its noticeable in my hair. Everyone loves my hair and I do too
    metalchick18 metalchick18 18-21, F Oct 30, 2014

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    I love my hair it's tightly curly

    and wavy ! It's so different
    hopeliveshavefaith hopeliveshavefaith 18-21, F Aug 30, 2014

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 8, 2010

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    TheComplication TheComplication 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 30, 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. -_-
    Knixveus5 Knixveus5 18-21, M Nov 28, 2014

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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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    Thinking about big chopping again

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

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    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...
    MickxLove MickxLove 18-21, F May 4

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