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Old 12-19-2009, 05:49 PM   #21
 
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[quote=Jamtastic Voyage!;1200387]Curl Junkie or Oyin. I would freeeak if I got that for Christmas. It all looks so good and nostril-tantalizing. Going back to school with perfect, dessert-reminiscent hair? Oh hail yes.

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When you BC'd (or whatever your naturally curly embracing point was!),
I embraced my hair from the beginning. I went from wearing it Caesar short for two years and finally started letting it grow I'm loving learning my hair.

If there was one person you could get to go natural who and why?
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Old 12-19-2009, 07:32 PM   #22
 
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Curl Junkie or Oyin. I would freeeak if I got that for Christmas. It all looks so good and nostril-tantalizing. Going back to school with perfect, dessert-reminiscent hair? Oh hail yes.

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When you BC'd (or whatever your naturally curly embracing point was!),
I embraced my hair from the beginning. I went from wearing it Caesar short for two years and finally started letting it grow I'm loving learning my hair.

If there was one person you could get to go natural who and why?



My neice. My sister texturized her beautiful curls to the point where it is straight. Couple that with her recent minichop (just because she wanted to..-she looks like a lil black Joe Dirt) and i am dying to intervene.
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Old 12-23-2009, 07:44 AM   #23
 
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LOL, but you're s'posed to ask a question too...

Here's one:

Why do people say braid/twist outs are protective? Aren't they only protective when your hair's braided/twisted? Once you unravel them your ends aren't protected anymore, right?
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LOL, but you're s'posed to ask a question too...

Here's one:

Why do people say braid/twist outs are protective? Aren't they only protective when your hair's braided/twisted? Once you unravel them your ends aren't protected anymore, right?
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I don't know the answer LOL but I will try. I think protective styling is when you hair is either covered or in braids or twists. This is Level 1 protection. I think a braid out or twist out is like Level 3, yes your hair is "out" but the hair is detangled and dried. I find leaving my hair to air dry while out creates tangles. The hair shrinks up and coils around itself. With a braid out or twist out the hair has dried in place with no manipulation so it is then stretched, which prevents it from doign that coiling thing. I think the thing people should realize is that when you do a braid out or twist out or briads and twists, YOU MUST SEAL YOUR ENDS. I'm lazy so I know how that is. A stretched style can look horrible if the ends are frizzy.

So I think by focusing on the ends especially when worn out will make a braid out or twist out a good option for Level 3 protective styling.

My question: If you hair doesn't grow at the same rate on both sides, what should you do?
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Old 12-23-2009, 12:03 PM   #25
 
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LOL, but you're s'posed to ask a question too...

Here's one:

Why do people say braid/twist outs are protective? Aren't they only protective when your hair's braided/twisted? Once you unravel them your ends aren't protected anymore, right?
THIS IS FUN!

I don't know the answer LOL but I will try. I think protective styling is when you hair is either covered or in braids or twists. This is Level 1 protection. I think a braid out or twist out is like Level 3, yes your hair is "out" but the hair is detangled and dried. I find leaving my hair to air dry while out creates tangles. The hair shrinks up and coils around itself. With a braid out or twist out the hair has dried in place with no manipulation so it is then stretched, which prevents it from doign that coiling thing. I think the thing people should realize is that when you do a braid out or twist out or briads and twists, YOU MUST SEAL YOUR ENDS. I'm lazy so I know how that is. A stretched style can look horrible if the ends are frizzy.

So I think by focusing on the ends especially when worn out will make a braid out or twist out a good option for Level 3 protective styling.

1. My question: If you hair doesn't grow at the same rate on both sides, what should you do?[/quote]

i just let it grow...im not particular about the rate, im just thankful for some growth.


How much hair i too much hair? When will you chop it off?
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Old 12-23-2009, 01:22 PM   #26
 
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How much hair i too much hair? When will you chop it off?
I have already had hair down the small of my back. It was a huge headache in the end. It always got hooked on something and it was b*tch to wash. Now that I got my TWA growing and I've been there, done that as far a super long hair goes, I would say a little past my shoulders and I'm good.

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Old 12-23-2009, 07:19 PM   #27
 
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idk. I once wanted 7. Sometimes I want 0. Usually I think 1 will do maybe 2.

Have you ever used Aveda's Be Curly cream? How'd it work for you?
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No I haven't (it isn't on my PJ list). However I use Curls products I love the whipped cream and coconut sublime conditioner.
Is Aloe Vera Gel supposed to be liquidy (I know not a word and I am an English major smh)?
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Old 12-24-2009, 10:48 AM   #29
 
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LOL, but you're s'posed to ask a question too...

Here's one:

Why do people say braid/twist outs are protective? Aren't they only protective when your hair's braided/twisted? Once you unravel them your ends aren't protected anymore, right?

This is so much FUN!

The thing that makes braidouts and twistouts protective is the fact that your hair was set in the style, and for the most part will not tangle, curl against itself etc. All the major problems with wash-n-go. In other words, though your hair is out, it has been shaped a certain way, and will maintain that shape without forming single strand knots and tangling.

Now, to the last question.

Aloe vera turns completely liquid shortly after being removed from the plant. That is just the property of it. So, anything that says aloe vera gel means something was added to preserve the gel consistency or bring it back to the plant.

Do you feel compelled to talk to naturals you meet in real life? If so, how do you start the conversation?
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Old 12-24-2009, 05:13 PM   #30
 
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If she has really rockin hair, yes. But not with all or even most naturals. A lot of women come up to me though.

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I rub my temples for a few minutes with my eyes closed and/or take a nap.

How exactly do you seal your ends when flat twisting?
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Old 12-30-2009, 08:22 PM   #32
 
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I'm doing 2-strands now and am using Shae's pudding as a sealer.

Do you like this song? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7cNtjQW4Mc
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I'm doing 2-strands now and am using Shae's pudding as a sealer.

Do you like this song? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7cNtjQW4Mc
Absolutely love it. I wish I could hug you for sharing it with me!!!

How do you determine hair length? With regards to APL, BSL, etc... Is it when all the hair is the same length? Or when most of the hair reaches that length? Are we just going by the back of the hair and not the sides? WHAT? LOL!
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Phoenix,

Thanks for sharing that! I like it as I do some of her other songs.

Ummm...no question.
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I'm doing 2-strands now and am using Shae's pudding as a sealer.

Do you like this song? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7cNtjQW4Mc
Absolutely love it. I wish I could hug you for sharing it with me!!!

How do you determine hair length? With regards to APL, BSL, etc... Is it when all the hair is the same length? Or when most of the hair reaches that length? Are we just going by the back of the hair and not the sides? WHAT? LOL!
I think if all of your hair is one length then you claim to be apl or whichever. But if your hair is layered you can't really claim a full length. I sometimes measure using my longest layer though. But it honestly makes no sense to say "I have bsl hair" if your longest layer is bsl but your shortest is apl or shorter. Your question really made me think though...good one.

My question: Do you follow 'rituals' like moisture/protien balance, trimming on schedule and hard core protective styling (ie: bunning for a whole year) and if so do you think that takes away from enjoying your hair journey?
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Another question...How do you trim your hair? Do you trim every curl, stretch it out then trim or do you straighten to trim?
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I don't follow any strict regimens. However, I have been DTing my hair after every wash for the past month or so. I think I skipped once.

And I only get my hair cut/trimmed professionally.

Do your female relatives (natural or otherwise) seem to hate on you since you went natural? Do they seem annoyed by the attention you get?
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I don't follow any strict regimens. However, I have been DTing my hair after every wash for the past month or so. I think I skipped once.

And I only get my hair cut/trimmed professionally.

Do your female relatives (natural or otherwise) seem to hate on you since you went natural? Do they seem annoyed by the attention you get?
I've always been natural but...nope, not at all. And they can't be annoyed because I don't get any attention whatsoever. I live in Los Angeles, the land of pin straight presses and booty length indian weave. Ain't nobody here paying my nappy hair any attention whatsoever unless it's to tell me how I need to straighten it. I'm sure there are some females I know who are happy since wearing natural hair takes you out of the running for 99% of guys attention.

What's the next new hairstyle you plan to try?
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What's the next new hairstyle you plan to try?
I plan to try the cinnabun look. I just hope my hair is finally long enough for it.

Does anybody leave their hair out (no twisiting, plaiting etc.) to dry with no problems?
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Old 01-06-2010, 07:51 AM   #40
 
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What's the next new hairstyle you plan to try?
I plan to try the cinnabun look. I just hope my hair is finally long enough for it.

Does anybody leave their hair out (no twisiting, plaiting etc.) to dry with no problems?
I used to do this before it got freezing cold outside. I would wait until my hair completely dried THEN I would twist it. It elongates my hair much better than doing twists on wet/damp hair.

Question: If you knew then what you know now about taking better care of your hair, would you still relax your hair?
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