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Old 12-28-2009, 09:25 AM   #1001
 
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Why is 4a/4b hair not considered "wash n go" hair?

It's still curly hair.. you wash/wet it, apply your products, and air dry just like anyone else. If you ask me this is another one of those stupid slavery era/good hair/bad hair demons that needs to be slayed.
I agree.
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Why is 4a/4b hair not considered "wash n go" hair?

It's still curly hair.. you wash/wet it, apply your products, and air dry just like anyone else. If you ask me this is another one of those stupid slavery era/good hair/bad hair demons that needs to be slayed.
Thats why anytime someone asks who has washngo hair I reply. "anyone". I'm a 4a all the way ,however I dont wash and go but in the summer time so 95% of the time my hair is in twists or braids or a twistout but lo and behold let me rock a washandgo, folks claim I've had a texturizer. They cant wrap their minds around the fact that Nappy , kinky hair can curl or coil.
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Why is 4a/4b hair not considered "wash n go" hair?

It's still curly hair.. you wash/wet it, apply your products, and air dry just like anyone else. If you ask me this is another one of those stupid slavery era/good hair/bad hair demons that needs to be slayed.
I dont think it has to do with the good hair bad hair thing, but moreso about doing what u know works for your hair & avoiding what u know wreaks havoc on your strands. The hair typing thing make me cringe more than anything. I have a variety of hair types & wash & goes r wash & nos for me based on the fact that my hair texture tangles like no bodys business because it is tighter.
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Old 12-28-2009, 02:45 PM   #1004
 
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RT: I so not feeling my hair these days. Just hurry up and grow back already dammit![/quote]

I feel you on this one.

I went last Wednesday to try a full head sew (none of my natural hair left out) in for the first time after hearing all the rave reviews about how much hair grows when doing this. Anyway, I love the sew in and it looks natural.

Oh, it was so funny when the braider saw my hair (I had my hair combed out into an afro) and she told me.."I've been braiding hair all day and I looked at your hair, thought to myself..ohhh, I hope her hair doesn't cut my hand. Your hair is actually very soft. I'm glad you have a good grade of hair."


I used to get tree braids but the stylist put rubberbands at the end of the braid on my hair!! No wonder my hair was breaking off. I may be sticking with sew ins from now on.
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Old 12-28-2009, 08:05 PM   #1005
 
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PHUUUUUUUUUUUCK!!!!!! i drove through 3 frickin' cities to get to this beauty supply and got so excited that they actually carried the T. Waajid mist bodifier that I bought the last two w/o reading the ingredient list and their clearly posted (on 3 different signs throughout the store) there "NO REFUND OR EXCHANGE" policy.
Just incase anyone reading this post is trying to figure out why Im mad it's because Im vegan and her leave-in contains both silk protein and bee pollen. *heavy sigh*
Luckily I calmed down on the world's longest drive home and gave one bottle to my brother and I just might give the other to my oldest brother, or coworker who hides her damaged hair under plastic wigs.
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Old 12-28-2009, 08:57 PM   #1006
 
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PHUUUUUUUUUUUCK!!!!!! i drove through 3 frickin' cities to get to this beauty supply and got so excited that they actually carried the T. Waajid mist bodifier that I bought the last two w/o reading the ingredient list and their clearly posted (on 3 different signs throughout the store) there "NO REFUND OR EXCHANGE" policy.
Just incase anyone reading this post is trying to figure out why Im mad it's because Im vegan and her leave-in contains both silk protein and bee pollen. *heavy sigh*
Luckily I calmed down on the world's longest drive home and gave one bottle to my brother and I just might give the other to my oldest brother, or coworker who hides her damaged hair under plastic wigs.
Im sorry that happened to u. I would have had a melt down too.
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Old 12-29-2009, 07:32 AM   #1007
 
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Im sorry that happened to u. I would have had a melt down too.
thanks afrodominican

clearly I haven't learned my lesson because today I get to drive to Uncle Funky's Daughter salon in another city to look at their products and clothes.
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Old 12-30-2009, 10:13 AM   #1008
 
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i dont remember when i last washed my hair...i know it was before my final

which means maybe 2 weeks...my twists are still really soft which is a surprise i also havent sealed my ends since last week wednesday

i feel so over everything i just want to veg out
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Old 12-30-2009, 05:22 PM   #1010
 
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I think my hair is growing...this pleases me intensely.
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Old 12-30-2009, 07:41 PM   #1011
 
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I think my hair is growing...this pleases me intensely.

And where have you been Missy??? Ive been looking for you.
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Old 01-02-2010, 07:56 PM   #1012
 
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Why is 4a/4b hair not considered "wash n go" hair?

It's still curly hair.. you wash/wet it, apply your products, and air dry just like anyone else. If you ask me this is another one of those stupid slavery era/good hair/bad hair demons that needs to be slayed.
I agree.
Thanks Afrodominicana..

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Thats why anytime someone asks who has washngo hair I reply. "anyone". I'm a 4a all the way ,however I dont wash and go but in the summer time so 95% of the time my hair is in twists or braids or a twistout but lo and behold let me rock a washandgo, folks claim I've had a texturizer. They cant wrap their minds around the fact that Nappy , kinky hair can curl or coil.
Lol.. I hear ya.. it's like as a natural you are a walking lesson to others. Well they'll eventually get it (or not) and for the meantime the ignorant comments may continue. At least you know what the truth is.

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I dont think it has to do with the good hair bad hair thing, but moreso about doing what u know works for your hair & avoiding what u know wreaks havoc on your strands. The hair typing thing make me cringe more than anything. I have a variety of hair types & wash & goes r wash & nos for me based on the fact that my hair texture tangles like no bodys business because it is tighter.
It's definitely good to know what works for you, and I agree with you on "hair typing", which I think is in and of itself a misleading term. What we call "hair typing" is just to describe the approximate size of ones curls, nothing more.

Well I just came across this blog post and wanted to share it with the board:

http://mamasorganics.blogspot.com/20...-thoughts.html

Nappy, natural, kinky short, long, healthy hair is ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL....no matter the texture, length or color...

If you are wondering if the Big Chop is right for you do some research first.
Look at other women with the Big Chop style, as they will offer you a level of self-confidence.


Ask yourself this, do I have the strength to be myself?

Do I have Love myself enough to look in the mirror and Love my Kinky curls?




Oh wait don't assume I am talking just for the sake of sake of saying this..

I did the Big Chop and let me tell you it was one of the most FREEING experiences I ever felt.

I had long dread locks down to the middle of my back!!!
Yes, it was a shock to many of my friends, family, co-workers.

Did I lose friends YES, did I have crazy stares YES, and did I care NO!!!
Did I wonder how people were going to accept me or reject me.. Yes I did..

I did not let that stop me from remembering ..that I was Beautiful no matter what ..



I gave myself positive Affirmations!!!

Let me share a few of my affirmations in hopes that they can help you as they did for me..when I did my Big Chop..

When I look in the mirror I see beauty.
I know who I am ..
I know I am A STRONG BEAUTIFUL WOMAN OF COLOR...

I am in Love with my curls, I love the way they bounce back
They stand at attention on the top of my head...Just like a CROWN

I am so much more than my hair
My hair does not define the powerful being that my God has created me to be...
However, I am forever grateful...

I can use my hair to enhance my beauty in whichever way I choose.
Because I AM BEAUTIFUL!!!!

My thoughts Anaiyah~
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I wish I had decided to go natural 3 weeks ago before I got my last relaxer. I had a nice 4 months of new growth then. New start for the new year, I guess. I'm definitely doing the BC before August...got a cruise to go on and there's no way I'm handling 2 textures while swimming for 7 days.
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I really need to up date my Fotki.
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Old 01-14-2010, 08:32 AM   #1015
 
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again with the extended no washing periods this time it's been 10 days

i dont even care

ive been using dry shampoo

this is totally nasty but oh well it doesnt smell and i cant be bothered right now
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Yes you do.

How's the growing out going?
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Old 01-14-2010, 09:18 AM   #1017
 
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I wanna blow dry my hair straight. I think I'm gonna do it. Not sure how, but I will. I hate to say it, but I'm missing my "silky st8". I know it's just a phase, but I haven't traightened my hair since going natural 17 months ago.

Sandy,

If I do straighten you, I promise to take care of you and take all of the necessary precautions to make sure that nothing happens to you.

I love you,

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Old 01-15-2010, 09:33 AM   #1018
 
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why is my hair dry when i sleep with a satin bonnet

why does my daughters 3a/b/c 4/b hair frizzy IN THE MIDDLE

i love eco-styler, but kinky-curly is the shiznit....unless someone knows better

taliaah wajiid products....i bought something hope it works

i am ready to leave work
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Old 01-15-2010, 02:17 PM   #1019
 
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I wanna blow dry my hair straight. I think I'm gonna do it. Not sure how, but I will. I hate to say it, but I'm missing my "silky st8". I know it's just a phase, but I haven't traightened my hair since going natural 17 months ago.

Sandy,

If I do straighten you, I promise to take care of you and take all of the necessary precautions to make sure that nothing happens to you.

I love you,

Steph

Well, Sandy, you didn't get straight and I just didn't want to torcher you so I stopped while I was ahead.

Love you.......
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I wanna blow dry my hair straight. I think I'm gonna do it. Not sure how, but I will. I hate to say it, but I'm missing my "silky st8". I know it's just a phase, but I haven't traightened my hair since going natural 17 months ago.

Sandy,

If I do straighten you, I promise to take care of you and take all of the necessary precautions to make sure that nothing happens to you.

I love you,

Steph

Well, Sandy, you didn't get straight and I just didn't want to torcher you so I stopped while I was ahead.

Love you.......

lol this happened to me last week!!! i was bored and my boyfriend was gone (he would've stopped me if he knew what i was doing)....i got through half my hair and quit. i ended up doing a crazy search and destroy that night trying to get all the splits i knew 1 hour of blow drying caused (yes, it took me an hour to blow dry half my head.)
....and.....when he got home he saw me with the scissors and asked me why i was cutting my hair and i told him i put heat on it....he yelled at me anyway...lmao...
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