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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.

~~

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?
[quote=Gotta have Curls;1200698]
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.

~~

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?
Originally Posted by Jamtastic Voyage!



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.
I havent figured out how to add pictures..

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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?
No MAS.

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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?
Originally Posted by Phoenix
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.

My question: If you hair doesn't grow at the same rate on both sides, what should you do?
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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?
Originally Posted by Phoenix
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?
I havent figured out how to add pictures..

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Last edited by snappynappy; 12-23-2009 at 01:06 PM.
How much hair i too much hair? When will you chop it off?
Originally Posted by snappynappy
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.

How many kids do you want?
Defeated the Relaxer: January 2001
Dreadlocks Since: March 2001
Cut Dreadlocks: February 2009

Holy Grails:
Amla and Bhringraj are the TRUTH, HE LTR Conditioner is the BIDNESS, Shea butter, Honey, Jamican Black Castor Oil

Full head of 4a hair!
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?
No MAS.

I am the new Black.

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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)?
Last relaxer: Nov. 24, 2008
BC: December 19, 2009
Products: Whatever works!
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?
Originally Posted by Phoenix

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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If she has really rockin hair, yes. But not with all or even most naturals. A lot of women come up to me though.

How do you get rid of a headache w/o meds?
No MAS.

I am the new Black.

"Hope the Mail are saving space tomorrow for Samantha Brick's reaction piece on the reactions to her piece about the reactions to her piece." ~ Tweet reposted by Rou.

http://www.youtube.com/user/Kimshi4242

http://www.tumblr.com/blog/kimshi4242
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?
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
No MAS.

I am the new Black.

"Hope the Mail are saving space tomorrow for Samantha Brick's reaction piece on the reactions to her piece about the reactions to her piece." ~ Tweet reposted by Rou.

http://www.youtube.com/user/Kimshi4242

http://www.tumblr.com/blog/kimshi4242
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
Originally Posted by Phoenix
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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Hair Type:
3C/4A mix I think
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Phoenix,

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

Ummm...no question.
Life shrinks or expands according to one's courage. Anais Nin
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
Originally Posted by Phoenix
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!
Originally Posted by Naya
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?
Hair Type: Tight curls (a mix of 3c and 4a)
Favorite Products: Shea butter, Herbal Essences hello hydration and Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
Hair Blog: http://growmecurly.blogspot.com follow me on my blog as I record my hair journey!
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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 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?
Originally Posted by MixedUpCurlyChick
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?

What's the next new hairstyle you plan to try?
Originally Posted by maysay
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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: High density/low porosity/fine-coarse/medium strands
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What's the next new hairstyle you plan to try?
Originally Posted by maysay
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?
Originally Posted by Efuru
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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