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I Love My Natural Hair

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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...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 7

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    Natural Glory

    Been rockin my natural hair now for almost 10 years. I had started growing it out after reading information about how harmful chemicals could be to your hair and scalp both short term and long term. I couldn't stand the two completely different textures of my hair though; it...
    DolceFarNiente DolceFarNiente 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 27, 2013

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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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    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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    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'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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    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 3 Responses Mar 25

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    I Love A Girls Hair When She Lets It Air Dry

    I Love Girls with Long Hair. I like it down to their Lower Back or Upper Back, at least Shoulder Length. I Love Playing with a Girls Hair too :) I Love Running my Fingers through it, putting it in Ponytails, trying to do Up-Do's, Brushing it, Washing it, Blow Drying it, and...
    Brandon8009 Brandon8009 22-25, M Jul 14, 2013

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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 3 days ago

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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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    TyTy19 TyTy19 16-17, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    In All Its Glory

    Wavy, frizzy, out of control Irish Fro,, and it's mine alone.
    reigirl reigirl 31-35, F Oct 5, 2012

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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. =)
    Sydneybu Sydneybu 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 6

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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'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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    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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    The Focus Is Health Not Length

    OMG! Since I can remember, I have wanted my hair long back. Just like it was when I was a little girl. During and after my pregnancy, my hair was full, thick, growing and healthy. After I stopped breastfeeding, I lost chunks of my hair. Ugh! Mind you, I started the whole natural...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F Mar 17, 2013

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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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    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 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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    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, F Jul 29

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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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    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 3c/4a hair !

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Jul 26

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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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    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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    Natural Beauty

    Natural Beauty Enjoy being beautiful. Wear your hair like a crown. Be who you are destined to be. A natural beauty. That's right. Wear your beauty like a queen. Just be you. Be beautiful. Live it, love it, be it. You are who you are. Just do it. Find that inner beauty. You got...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F Apr 21, 2013

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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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    painfulwedgiegirl painfulwedgiegirl 13-15, F 3 days ago

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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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    Related Experiences

    I am now apart of the natural hair club. This is my second time. I needed a change. My natural hair twin: http://naturalblkgirlsrock.tumblr.com/post/91192267414/trials-n-tresses...
    KiannaJ KiannaJ 22-25, F Aug 17

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    Yes I do love long hair it's really nice specially straight hair, you can do lots of style.
    JEEZ19 JEEZ19 41-45, F 2 days ago

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    I'm a natural red head but I think it's more of a dark ginger, copper like colour. I was actually born blonde and at the back of my neck, there is quite a bit of blonde hair! I...
    EmmaBirchall EmmaBirchall 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 3

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    Got a haircut for skl tomorrow Got a line ;D
    MadsCFC MadsCFC 13-15, M 3 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    If your hair is brown and shines red in sunlight, is it partially red or do all brown hair shines red in sunlight?
    GhostLoveScore GhostLoveScore 22-25 1 Response Aug 12

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    Red hair is so beautiful I would like to meet a redhead with long red hair :)
    AntonyBoysLovesLongHair AntonyBoysLovesLongHair 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 25

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    Calm down people its just a hair color ?
    fauxlady fauxlady 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    I have dreads and I love 'em, they become such a huge part of my identity.
    Lebby11 Lebby11 22-25, F Aug 23

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