More Love As A Natural?

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Three interesting things I noticed since I Big Chopped:

1) I love myself more than I ever did before. I have developed more self-confidence, no matter what I wake up looking like on a morning.

I love my curls. There's no relaxer to hide behind. I am proud to be 100% me.

2) I get more 'oohs', 'ahhs and 'oh, how cutes' from my family and peers. Even those I least expected the compliments to come from.

My mother did not want me to chop off my hair but once it was done she wanted to comb it. She was so fascinated by it. My friends supported my decision to go natural from the very beginning and they constantly tell me how much they love my new do.

3) People of the opposite sex suddenly seem more interested in me.

This is one of the most puzzling things to me. It's only been about two weeks since I BD'ed and at least four men have tried to ask me for my number. I never got this much attention when my hair was permed and much longer or when I wore the weaves like most of the girls on TV and in the magazines. What do they see in me now that they did not before. Was it my confidence that attracted them to me?


Has anyone had similar experiences? Please feel free to share any of your 'More Love' experiences. Let's keep the LOVE going...
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DC - SM Deep Treatment Masque, Aubrey Organics GPB

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i think its your renewed or new confidence :d

i never felt more free and like me than when i had no hair! it was the most freeing feeling ever!!!!
LOIS (OS); cottony, TYPE 4 hair, fine/med strands; no cones bcz my hair hates them; last relaxer '98; now low porosity, ignores most natural hair rules; BC #8

faves: suave, v05 shampoo, conditioner (my own), raw shea butter, castor oil, peanut oil, aloe juice
I have an experience a little different but similar. I use to go out of my way to hide my hairline because its asymmetrical and I have no baby hair so to me it's prominent. I decided to just bare it and grin as a new years resolution and not be fear stricken about showing my true self, hairline and all. I felt like such a new woman that day! No one asked for my phone number but a few moving men were very friendly with me lol. I think the change is really within

Congrats to you by the way!
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TYPE: 3C
Current State: Growing out keratin treatment.
High Density, Medium Porosity
Length: MBL stretched
Doing what I want when I want! Getting tempted to bkt the nape save me lol
I don't know about love from the opposite sex, yet. I really haven't been out in public where all the cute guys are. The guys at my school think it's cool though.

I do get comments though. Everyone is telling me how much it's growing, and that they think it's great I went natural. And that it becomes me. My grandad is so funny, he saw me with it for the first time and said, "How'd yo get you're hair like that?" (because I just wash n' go, it was curly) and I said "Nothing", and he said the stylist did a good job. He said it looked good on me. One time, he said I'm gonna end up getting a curly perm, and one time he said that I look like a real afro american... lol no comment.

And I do like myself more since the BC. I love my hair! It fits me more.
Shampoo: VO5 Kiwi Clarify Shampoo (monthly)

Deep Condition: Aubrey Organics Rose (1-2x a week)

Co-wash: Aubrey Organics Rose (2x a week)

Protein: Mega Tek (bimonthly, I'm sensative)

Leave-in/ Moisturizer: Vegetable Glycerin-Rose Water Spritz and/or conditioner (daily)

Sealant: Shea butter-coconut oil mixture (daily)

Hair type: 4a/4b?-0S, cottony, thick
My man love my hair and he older man. He a sweetheart.

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I get compliments but people still think I have some sort of chemical: either a curl or texlax. I'm chocolate colored and people have difficulty believing that my hair is really like this (personally, I didn't know my type for a while myself).

Unfortunately, some women still say they would go natural if they had 3a-4a type but they think they would not be attractive with 4b hair. I think all hair is pretty.

I get different reactions from men depending on whether I'm curly or flat-ironed. Some men are not into natural.
I bc'd in august after transitioning for about 18 months. My husband loves it he says it makes me look more exotic and that natural hair is more attractive. What's kinda cute to me is now I attract men of all races before it seemed to be only black guys. I LOVE MY HAIR.

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i have a fear of public speaking so i decided to take a public speech class and last week for the first time i wore my hair out in a fro on a day when i had to go up in front of the class and speak for a few minutes. Even though i've only had like 2 perms in my life (when i was like 12 years old but none since then) i've always gone with cornrows or braids. And since about a year ago, i've decided to try to start wearing my hair out but usually not at school. So going up front in front of a class of people i don't really know (it was only the 2nd day of class) was a big accomplishment for me

The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits. - Albert Einstein
And since about a year ago, i've decided to try to start wearing my hair out but usually not at school. So going up front in front of a class of people i don't really know (it was only the 2nd day of class) was a big accomplishment for me
Originally Posted by J5baby

Congrats on your big step. It takes time, but you'll get used to it.
Last Relaxer - 4/8/11 BC - 1/5/12
Poos /Condit -
Shea Moisture (SM) Moisture Retention, Tresemme Naturals, Terressentials
DC - SM Deep Treatment Masque, Aubrey Organics GPB

Leave ins - KCKT, Giovanni DLI
Oils - Castor, Argan, Grapeseed, Shea Butter, Jojoba,
Rosemary
Moisturizers - SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie, SM Moisture Mist

My Natural Hair Journey

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