What's up with other naturals???

I can honestly say I have never had that problem with other naturals. I am also cool answering questions about my hair, twists, and what products I use. This past holiday weekend was a case in point because I did not wear my hair in twists all weekend (more work for me). Wore it loose. Went to US Open and winding our way through the food court I got stopped 3 times by 3 different naturals asking about my hair. They were all brief convos, but my guy was rolling his eyes after the third conversation
I used to get it all the time when I had locs. they always looked so disappointed to find out what my routine was.
I don't get asked questions by naturals but usually from people who have straight hair (mostly curious white girls). I hardly ever see any other natural girls and when I do, it's rare that we'll just strike up a conversation about our hair! However, if I was ever asked by another natural I would happily tell her all about it. The opportunity has never given itself to me as of yet...
I'm "TechKnockout" now.
I haven't been out too much since the BC but haven't met too many curlies with tude. I tend to stare the hair down until I can figure if she's a texture twin or if there is a chemical or weave involved in the situation. Plus I've found that a lot of us are using the same stuff anyway.

I've got a curly street convo funny story from years ago:

A friend of mine has 3b curls and people used to stop her all the time to ask about it, not knowing that their hair couldn't really achieve the same look naturally if their texture was different. Well, one day a young woman who was transitioning stopped us and asked about my friend's hair - long story short, street curly offered to pay my friend to BC her relaxer off and twist her hair, hoping to get the same look. Street curly's hair turned out to be 4a and too short to even twist once BC'd. Needless to say, street curly was quite irate that the look couldnít be duplicated. That was years ago before educational outlets like this. In fact, I think there was only one natural salon in Atl and it was a terror, so we were all on our own kinda. I wonder if she recovered from the disaster without relaxing.
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I actually get compliments/questions from alot of people who wear their hair straight/relaxed...This is interesting to me because I noticed a few of you said the same thing...Just today a lady was referring to my hair when she said to someone else " I wish my hair could do that because I would wear it just like that". She didn't ask me anything about my routine or anything she just looked on in admiration... There was also this lady in the elevator who said to me " Your hair is so pretty. What did you do to it?" Because I was short on time I told her that I wet it and just leave it alone and it curls naturally which is the truth but I didn't have time to go on to tell her that I load my hair up with conditioner and smooth it through and yada yada...Some people haven't the slightest idea of what you are talking about when you start going into details...I rarely have other naturals say anything to me but I don't see as many naturals as I do relaxed/straightened ladies...
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I haven't been out too much since the BC but haven't met too many curlies with tude. I tend to stare the hair down until I can figure if she's a texture twin or if there is a chemical or weave involved in the situation. Plus I've found that a lot of us are using the same stuff anyway.

I've got a curly street convo funny story from years ago:

A friend of mine has 3b curls and people used to stop her all the time to ask about it, not knowing that their hair couldn't really achieve the same look naturally if their texture was different. Well, one day a young woman who was transitioning stopped us and asked about my friend's hair - long story short, street curly offered to pay my friend to BC her relaxer off and twist her hair, hoping to get the same look. Street curly's hair turned out to be 4a and too short to even twist once BC'd. Needless to say, street curly was quite irate that the look couldnít be duplicated. That was years ago before educational outlets like this. In fact, I think there was only one natural salon in Atl and it was a terror, so we were all on our own kinda. I wonder if she recovered from the disaster without relaxing.
Originally Posted by Brandycat

See, I don't get this when people go natural in hopes that they will have a loose curly texture and then when they don't they are disappointed...Are people really that delusional? I hadn't seen my natural texture since I was a kid but I had a quite accurate depiction of what my texture would be like based on what I remembered when I was natural as a child...I have alot of people with relaxed hair say to me that they can't go natural because they don't have that "good hair" or "if my hair was like yours I would go natural"...Its irritating to me because I have learned to love and admire all types of textures and I know the majority admires looser textures of hair but I just loathe the self-hate comments I hear from black women I know who fail to see that their hair does not have to be a certain texture in order to be beautiful...Sorry for the rant but I've been hearing alot of these types of comments and it makes my skin boil...
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http://urahautemama.blogspot
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suburbanbushbabe
curly nikki

you 2 have the most amazing hair pics ive ever seen
my hair is still much shorter than yours
what are your routines and how do u style day 2 day
i know hair grows at different lengths how long have u guys been growing your hair

as for other naturals i live in the A so i dont even see too many but if I do they usually have a text but it still looks really curly just less shrinkage any body have good exp with texturizers been thinking about it still on the fence
Hmmm. You know, I don't think I've ever asked a stranger about their hair. I've thought about it, but I've always been to shy. I did ask a friend of mine who is a 3b, and she told me she just left conditioner in her hair sometimes. Little did we know the type of conditioner can make a difference!

As for me, I will talk your ear off if you ask me questions! I usually leave the conversation thinking of other things I should have thought about and feel guilty for forgetting. I always hope they stop by here one day.
I have 3c hair that I haven't straightened in over 5 years. It's just past shoulder length when dry, and almost waist length when pulled straight.

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05/12/09 Still CG. Cowashing with VO5 Lavender Luster. I then condition with Giovanni Smooth as Silk. Styling with VO5 Lavender Luster conditioner with my wide-toothed comb.

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Yeah that street curly was so upset that she didnt have the same hair texture but I hope she didnt give up on her own. My friend was just trying to be nice and really didn't understand that she might not be able to copy her own look on the woman's hair. She didnt know other textures. Until 2 yrs ago, she thought everyone got touch ups every 3 months!

It's hard to break people of kinky = bad thought. I figure once they are educated about and ready to put in the work it takes to care for and style natural hair, they can realize how purdy their not so curly hair is. Or they can relax, tex, define, whatever, as long as they feel beautiful then more power to them!
3 years natural
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Shea Moisture Shampoo
Shea Moisture Condish
Qhemet Karkady Tea Mist
suburbanbushbabe
curly nikki

you 2 have the most amazing hair pics ive ever seen
my hair is still much shorter than yours
what are your routines and how do u style day 2 day
i know hair grows at different lengths how long have u guys been growing your hair

as for other naturals i live in the A so i dont even see too many but if I do they usually have a text but it still looks really curly just less shrinkage any body have good exp with texturizers been thinking about it still on the fence
Originally Posted by curlygirlbeautiful
Thank you so much for the compliment. If you go to my Fotki (no password needed, but Fotki members have more access to stuff), I have a journal and my photos have comments. It's a frikkin' hair documentary over there LOL. My biggest challenge right now is just retaining length and keeping those ends from breaking off.
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Playing with my hair is a hobby. Fluffy, fine natural 4a. Goal= Healthy, beautiful hair that retains its length.
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Ok, so I get it now!! I finally got a compliment on my hair and the question, How do you do that!!! I went through my whole speal. And I felt so crazy. I was like she must think I'm a nut!!! But she said she was going to try it tonight. I even gave her the nc.com website. It was pretty weird explaining my routine to a natural not as obsessed with her hair and who usual wears it straight!
Dare to be......remarkable!!!
I was at a dinner party a few nights ago and I was the only person with curly hair. At first everyone was talking politics, but since I'm hair-psycho I started to talk about Henna and hair LOL I was having a conversation with 4 different women with origins from China, India and Brazil and they kept asking me how I did my hair and how they wished their hair wasn't so straight and boring. I was really surprised. I said you really want my afro LOL They kept fluffing my hair (which annoyed me but I stayed quiet). They started talking about getting perms and I said oh hell no stay away from that stuff. We women always want what we can't have. Well without chemicals to assist us anyway. Anyway now that I think about it I gave them vague answers on how I do my hair because its not like they could re-create it anyway.

I think the only other person I talk hair stuff about is my sister, who is newly natural and is obsessed with hair too.
- Maria

Big Chop: 9/23/07
Relaxer free for almost 5 years!

I haven't had anyone talk to me about my hair...only to ask what colour it is.

And now that I think about it I would be one of those women who don't have a specific routine and can't remember half the products she uses...leaving the woman disappointed.

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4a pin coil curls...
I was at a party last weekend, and got a few compliments on my new, shorter, hair (even from some brothas!). One friend asked how I got it to be so curly, and I mentioned leaving in conditioner and using gel. I don't think I will go beyond that explanation unless someone seems to want to know the details of my routine.

One of the reasons I sometimes hesitate to talk to other naturals about their hair is...I'm not sure it IS their natural hair. It could be a weave, a wig, extensions, a texturizer, who knows?

A sista at work asked me yesterday "Is that yours?". It took me a second to realize what she was talking about, and I told her yes. And then she asked "Do you have a curl?", and I said no. She looked like she wanted to ask something else, but then she just said I remind her of her 'fro back in the day. I told her I remind me of MY 'fro back in the day.

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