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Old 01-16-2012, 09:06 PM   #1921
 
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There are so many misconceptions regarding natural hair until it's not even funny. There is this huge misconception that the hair will grow at a ridiculously fast rate, that it will be wash & go like you can actually simply wash your hair and run out of the house, and that you are guaranteed a curl pattern of some sort. You can have a loose curl pattern, extremely tight one, or none at all. I don't see what the issue is. If you discover that you don't have a loose curl pattern and you want one then simply texturize or texlax! There is no shame in it IMO. Outside of that, no hair product will miraculously transform the hair from 4b to 3b, 4a to 3a or anything of that nature. Gel and hair creams are not magic wands. Love what you have!

People tend to get offended when you share your opinion or a truth w/them when they asked you for your opinion in the first place. We have already said many times that the hair typing system is not one size fits all. There are no gold stars awarded for a certain hair type. The grass is always greener on the other side. I remember being in college and my RA who had 2b-3a-ish hair was always spending hours on her on it and she would be so frustrated.

Another thing I don't understand is the defensive attitude, "You just want my hair to be a certain type! You are denying me an opportunity to have 3xyz hair!" What does it benefit me to deny your hair anything? I don't believe anybody is sitting back saying, "Hah! I denied another type 3!!!" What exactly is wrong with having type 4 hair anyway? Why is that the leper of natural hair? I know many type 4s who get compliments all day about their hair. Is it compliments and attention people are seeking? I'm really trying to understand this.

Oh, and multitextured hair is not 4a roots, 3a middle, 2a ends.

I really hope I do not come off as being mean. That is certainly not my intentions, but being honest and presenting facts is what I try to do when I present anything to anyone. It may hurt when you learn the truth or you may feel silly when you discover what you believed is not a fact, but don't be mad about it. It's just hair.

I'm done preaching.
People do act like type 4 hair is dreadful...and some even have the nerve to question you if you claim to be happy with it -- "Be honest...you know you would prefer a looser texture!!!" Folks are a trip.

Then, we got the folks who think we don't know what time it is. We don't know heat damage, from legit texture. You give them time to fess up...you let them know early on that somethin' ain't right with their scenario. BUT they insist on playin' bald headed games.

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Old 01-16-2012, 09:14 PM   #1922
 
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I wonder how many times I'm going to cry during Gossip Girl tonight. I can't even breathe. If they kill Chuck...I can't even fathom the idea...
I love Chuck! (and Blair) if something happened to either of them I wouldn't even watch the show anymore (well, maybe long enough to watch whichever one of them mourn, but then it's a over)!

Tonight's episode was good but a little frustrating and not what I thought it was going to be.
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Old 01-16-2012, 09:19 PM   #1923
 
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I wonder how many times I'm going to cry during Gossip Girl tonight. I can't even breathe. If they kill Chuck...I can't even fathom the idea...
I love Chuck! (and Blair) if something happened to either of them I wouldn't even watch the show anymore (well, maybe long enough to watch whichever one of them mourn, but then it's a over)!

Tonight's episode was good but a little frustrating and not what I thought it was going to be.
Don't tell me! I'm about to start watching after BGC Love Games...I'm already anxious...this show does too much to my emotions...
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Old 01-16-2012, 09:33 PM   #1924
 
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Sweet I'm such a chair fan. If Blair didn't get her **** together I swear. Louis is so boring and lame!!


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Old 01-16-2012, 09:34 PM   #1925
 
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Theorhetically speaking, since 1/2 a inch a month is average, would 1-2 inches a months be possible for some people? Or is that just straight up crazy talk?
I've gotten 1 inch some months, but its very unusual. I tend to get between 1/2 in. and 3/4 in. most months.

1-2 inches every month....only in lala land where the grass is purple, the sky is pink and the moon is a pretty baby blue.
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La la land sounds really pretty.

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Wait, why did I think my TV was too loud and went to turn it down...then I realized it was on a lower level than I usually have it, so I turned it up. That made absolutely no sense.
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I know I should be grateful that I'll even have a home to return to after graduation...but....

Damnit! Can you NOT treat me like a child?! I'll make my bed when I'm good and ready! A sheet off my bed is no skin off your back! If this is the kind of petty isht we're going to be arguing about when I come home for good....Lawd, help us.

Again, I know...it didn't have to be an argument. I could have just made the damn bed. But it's the PRINCIPLE of the thing now. Why do you have to dictate every minute detail of my life??
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Sydney from BGC Love Games is sooo annoying. Crying over that dude, who is sooooo not worth it!! That's why her butt got kicked off. He should have gotten kicked off too.
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Old 01-16-2012, 09:44 PM   #1930
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Theorhetically speaking, since 1/2 a inch a month is average, would 1-2 inches a months be possible for some people? Or is that just straight up crazy talk?
I've gotten 1 inch some months, but its very unusual. I tend to get between 1/2 in. and 3/4 in. most months.

1-2 inches every month....only in lala land where the grass is purple, the sky is pink and the moon is a pretty baby blue.
If I'm eating right, exercising, and it's summer time I'll get an inch or so for a little bit. It barely grows in winter.

There was a male curly poster here who showed us his hair at the beginning of summer and then at the end. I was amazed. I think his hair grew like 5 inches.
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I did it!!!!!!!!!!! I've finally caught up with this goddamn thread! Yes, it's 5am here, but still!

So many convos I missed, but I won't bother saying my views; I 'liked' the posts that I agreed with.
Foxy mama, your new sig makes me I love little man's lopsided smile and one dimple! So cute!! Keeny, your sig makes me snort every time I see it. LOL!






No to catch up with every other thread...
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If my hair looked liked that I would ask my ancestors to take their "gift" back.
Pull my brain through my nose and mummify me. DEAD!
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Theorhetically speaking, since 1/2 a inch a month is average, would 1-2 inches a months be possible for some people? Or is that just straight up crazy talk?
I've gotten 1 inch some months, but its very unusual. I tend to get between 1/2 in. and 3/4 in. most months.

1-2 inches every month....only in lala land where the grass is purple, the sky is pink and the moon is a pretty baby blue.
If I'm eating right, exercising, and it's summer time I'll get an inch or so for a little bit. It barely grows in winter.

There was a male curly poster here who showed us his hair at the beginning of summer and then at the end. I was amazed. I think his hair grew like 5 inches.
I think i get most of my length in the summer lol but in the winter it just slowllllly moves along then it speeds back up when it warms up....but I don't be like its going to do that every month, especially when clearly you don't know a thing about caring for your hair. Sure hair will grow, but damaged hair like that ain't gone do nothing but break off and dance away. If it was healthy i may have been like okay she takes uber good care of her hair, doing all the right things and just a little more blessed with speed than the average.......but that stuff on her head....no way too much damage on her head and not much of a clue in it. It's only a matter of time before it all crumbles.
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I really think that lurkers create fake names and troll on this board because they know how people will react. I swear.
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So for like a week I've been eating gluten free and dairy free waffles for breakfast (they're really yum) and I get really full afterwards (I usually eat two with banana cut up or an apple cut up).

I don't really know where I was going with that.

But I love to eat and I really CAN'T even glutton after eating that.



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Almost finished with "The Fault in Our Stars". It's super good! Kind of overly teenager-y dramatic but in a way it kind of has the right to be. It definitely has some deep passages that made me think.

I'd recommend it to anyone who likes young adult!

Ahhhh! I just got mine in the mail a day or so ago. I pre-ordered it because I wanted a signed copy. Lol. I love John Green! I need to start reading it, but I'm being lazy. Have you read "Looking for Alaska"?
His writing style stays consistant throughout his novels, I think. Kind of overly-dramatic but makes you think. I also have "Will Grayson Will Grayson" but haven't started it.
No, this is the first book I have ever read by him. (Although I do own "Looking for Alaska" I just never got around to it, shame on me!). However, one of my good friends has already finished reading her copy of "The Fault in our Stars" and she couldn't stop gushing over it. Sooooo, I gave it a try. Really good so far!

We'll have to talk about it once we both finish reading!
Yes, we definitely have to talk about it! I stayed up super late last night reading. If I could stop crying I could be finished before I pick up my son from school. Lol. But I keep crying... those damn tears get in the way. SMH. That's what I get for reading books like this when I'm PMSin.
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