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Old 08-20-2008, 03:02 PM   #1
 
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Just curious about your thoughts on this.
Please no die hard shaming I get enough from the "well intentioned". Thanks.
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Old 08-20-2008, 05:03 PM   #2
 
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I don't think it's cheating, I think it's just different ways of wearing your hair.
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Old 08-20-2008, 05:29 PM   #3
 
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what is silkening and comb thru?
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Old 08-20-2008, 07:43 PM   #4
 
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natural is natural...it doesn't matter how you style it. @least I don't think so
I define natural as being free of chemicals
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Just curious about your thoughts on this.
Please no die hard shaming I get enough from the "well intentioned". Thanks.
LOL. I dont think that there is any such thing as cheating. You do what you do to achieve the look you want. However, I do not consider texturizing/silkening as natural because those are chemicals.

BTW, what is a comb thru?
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You can't call it natural, but no one is grading you...or judging for that matter. I had a "natural look" for years, but it wasn't natural because I texlaxed. All natural is better.
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Old 08-21-2008, 08:57 AM   #7
 
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Just wanted to point out, it's your hair on your head. NO one is paying your bills or buying your hair products so you owe no one any explanations or need to feel guilty about the choices YOU make.
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Empress,

I couldn't have said it better myself!!!!
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Old 08-22-2008, 07:59 AM   #9
 
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No it's not cheating. I dont call it natural but you gotta do what best for you. if silkening help u get the look u want go for it!!!
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Old 08-22-2008, 08:42 AM   #10
 
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Just curious about your thoughts on this.
Please no die hard shaming I get enough from the "well intentioned". Thanks.
LOL. I dont think that there is any such thing as cheating. You do what you do to achieve the look you want. However, I do not consider texturizing/silkening as natural because those are chemicals.

BTW, what is a comb thru?


Isn't this when you comb a relaxer through your hair quickly and then rinse it right out?
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Old 08-22-2008, 02:36 PM   #11
 
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Hi,

A comb thru is apparently what was known as a "bad relaxer" because it didn't take. It wasn't left on long enough to "get the kink out". I have been told that damage wise hair can go from natural (no chems not even colour), to braids/weaves (too tight can be damaging), to a comb thru, to a silkener, to a full relaxer/jheri curl.

I have never heard of a texlaxer what is that?

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Old 08-22-2008, 04:16 PM   #12
 
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I wouldnt call it natural but i dont see what you would be cheating at. Pick a look you like and go for it. No shame in that
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Old 09-23-2008, 12:58 AM   #13
 
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I use a light softening at the roots of my daughter's hair. Just enough to make fixing her hair in the morning so much less stressful for her. If that is "cheating" then so be it. At least I do not have a crying little girl on my hands. Before I discovered how to do this, no matter how careful of gentle I was, my daughter hated having her hair combed.
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No it's not cheating. There are no REAL rules to what natural really is. How can you cheat on something that doesn't have rules or exist. If there were rules everyone would be cheating someway or another. The most important thing is how you feel about it. Who cares about everyone else because they are the ones doing YOUR hair every morning. lol
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Just curious about your thoughts on this.
Please no die hard shaming I get enough from the "well intentioned". Thanks.
LOL. I dont think that there is any such thing as cheating. You do what you do to achieve the look you want. However, I do not consider texturizing/silkening as natural because those are chemicals.

BTW, what is a comb thru?
I can never quite get perfect results with kckt and kccc. I've watched so may youtube videos and still... Now I just do a shake and go with their kckt.
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Old 09-30-2008, 06:19 PM   #16
 
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ITA with some of the other curlies....Its your hair, do what you please. I just wanna add in whatever you decide make sure you educate yourself! Time out for hair styling, lets get into hair CARE!
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Old 10-08-2008, 08:56 PM   #17
 
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I don't think it's cheating...it is very risky..the look you want may not be what you get...lol...after my texurizer fiasco a year ago I know I won't try it again!
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Old 11-10-2008, 11:37 AM   #18
 
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I guess I would say cheating what?

Cheating on being natural?? Well using chemicals = no longer natural. So using a texturizer, a relaxer, a relaxer or texturizer left on for less time -- all chemicals changing the chemical sturcture of your hair = no longer natural.

But cheating on being yourself? Well then NOPE, NAW, HECKY NAW! LOL. Only you can determine how you want to be -- and if you're happy and comfortable then do you sweets! Besides its only hair right, do as you please.
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Old 11-10-2008, 04:38 PM   #19
 
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It's not cheating unless you lie about it. But it's not natural, it's a way to get natural-looking hair.
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Old 11-10-2008, 04:45 PM   #20
 
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If you decide to go about it chemically/non-chemically to loosen your curl, it doesn't matter. As long as you are taking care of your hair and making sure it stays healthy, that's all that matters.
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