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Would You Ever Go Back To Natural Hair?

Ladies, would you ever go back to natural hair and how would your husband/boyfriend feel about it?

Why is it that almost no women have natural hair these days - excluding school girls (compulsoryunder school rules)

In the 60s and 70s, there were loads of women with natural hair - what is the reason for this massive flight from natural hair. Do we fear that our husbands will abondon us or like us less if we went back to natural?

http://www.lifeinbiglondon.com/2010/02/08/why-are-black-women-so-hung-up-on-their-hair/

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i'm 8 months natural and will be celebrating my 1 year nappyversary on november 25th yayyy!. i really love my hair tho it requires a lotta TLC thats probably cos im a 4a/4b, but all the same being natural has made me appreciate myself more and i dont ever regret my spontenous decision to chop all my relaxed hair off *yeah i didnt transition*. it was hard getting used to the new me and friends asking "ohhh why did you cut your FINE hair?" didnt make it any easier but i stuck with me an im happy about it!.

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Being diagnosed with alopecia was the reason why I gave up perms. My hair has been perm free for over 2 years now. I have gone back to strickly press n comb & flatirons. Between the 2 my hair gets straight enough to wear down. Instead of perming my edges I use Murray's Pomade to slick my edges. I have noticed that my hair is healthier now then before. The problems that I have so far are with my roots and when my hair gets washed my hair tangles really bad. I have yet to find a detangler that actually works. Do anyone have any suggestions?

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another will be to completely avoid manipulating your hair when dry,

seal your hair (after moisturising) with oil, and drink plenty water

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Hi guys,

Ive currently made up my mind to go natural by not relaxing my hair anymore.just started 3 months back.but the problem i've been having is my hair breaks a lot,especially when washing, probably because its sooo light&thin.

Are there effective products you would recommend to stop hair breakage?

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peachie i love your fro

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Thanks for the reply babes, any products you recommend? Im scared of really short hair so I think I will just braid until I get some decent length before I cut the relaxed ends off.

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This is my hair now, i have very coarse hair but i've managed the texture quite well by applying african shea butter and braiding @ night b4 bed, i also let the steam of a warm shower penetrate to soften it somewhat oh and always condition unfailingly 1ce a wk. HTH

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Ive always loved the afro look, but with hair like mine, Ive never had a choice. I have the coarsest, fullest hair ever! My hair broke the comb when i was 4yrs old! I tried going natural 2yrs ago, but it was too unmanageable, even tried to like just blow it out a bit, i had to succumb to my usual relaxing. So for me there's almost no option.

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i like ma girl natural and if possible in low cut,dont like the idea of fixin stuffs that make the unreasonable.looking forward to complete natural garl

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@Jellybean,

You hair is my naturalspiration. Im braiding back to back now(im scared of short hair lol) I have been braiding for a year now and looking at your photo, It seems worth it.

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am so happy to see this thread am currently transitioning. i swear by the cantu shear butter leave in conditioner i use it anytime i want to comb my hair. even after a day and half after application my hair is still soft

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I've had hair for 7 years and am never going back to the creamy crack. Nothing is appealing about scalp burns and running from the rain like I'm training for Olympic trials.

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besides your hair, u have gorgeous glowy skin and nice features.

what do u use on your skin?

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My hair is all natural and i achieved it by not relaxing my hair for 2 years and braiding constantly.

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I've been natural for two years.

But agreeing with Tatase, stick with whatever floats your boat: natural or relaxed. Do what works for you. One isn't better than the other, nor is one any more special than the other. The most important thing is that you know how to properly take care of that hair -whether it's relaxed or natural -so that it'll thrive. It's just hair and it doesn't define you. Neither one’s superior than the other. It all boils down to what you’re most comfortable with and what’s easier for you in terms of maintenance. You just have to find a regimen -whether you're relaxed or natural- that works for you and your hair, and stick with it.

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would rate u 10/10 if its possible to rate on NL, u go girl

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hair that has both relaxed and natural parts is quite fragile i must advice.

Natural hair isn't difficult to maintain, quite contrary it's quite easy to maintain you just have to figure out what works for your hair.

Tatase, you're right oh, the natural nazis can be scary

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I am actually thinking of going natural but don't want to cut my hair[color=#000099][/color]

Me too,but I really wanna and secondly my natural hair is veeeeery difficult to maintain

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Thank you jare.

I tire for all this yama yama talk

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***Standing Ovation*** WORD!

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I'm not natural although I transitioned for a year about 2-3 years ago (but didn't go through with the BC) because I felt pressured by a lot of natural hair nazis around.

Maybe for some its a political statement, but for me, it's just hair. I have oyinbo friends who wake up two hours early to curl their hair because they think its too straight and flat, some have even gotten curly perms for body and others who also wake up early to flat iron their hair. It doesn't matter because it's an accessory, so personal preference is the main thing.

I know a lot of people who attach a lot of meaning to what's going on on peoples' heads but really, it's pointless. Are people who dye their hair funky colors like blue and purple and green, trying to be aliens? Are people who get mohawks trying to look reptilian? Are people who get braids trying to be rasta? Are girls who shave their heads or wear low cut styles trying to be like boys and denying their femininity?

To me, we attach so much meaning to hair and stigmatize others and make them feel like they're not "enough" in some way just because they choose to wear their hair differently, when ultimately it doesn't matter. Everyone should wear their hair the way they feel suits them or the way they're happy with. Whether that's in a curly afro puff or a relaxed and set style, it shouldn't matter.

Some of these debates on natural hair vs. relaxed hair are pointless and are just ways, we as black women try to further divide ourselves and we need to stop.

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i do not know where u live- but that is not tru!!

jerry curl sells more than dye!!!!!

the women here are rockin all sorts of afro curls!!!

its actually in vogue now!!!

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i was always thinking natural hair is so difficult 2 maintain but 10x 2 youtube i was able 2 get vital information on how to make my hair softer, i am now transitioning from relax hair to natural, i never know i av a very gud hair.

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been natural since 4 years na, lots a girls a doing natural

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I am actually thinking of going natural but don't want to cut my hair.

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