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Old 12-05-2006, 12:28 PM   #1
 
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Default My curls look fantastic, and I feel proud.

This is the first time in my life I have truly embraced my curls, and I feel proud and fantastic. I am Irish-Red Curly and feel I am embracing my heritage and whom I am as a person.

I have followed the "Curly Girl" wisdom, of the book. I no longer use any shampoo and put in water soluable gels everday and my curls look great, and shiny. I feel like a new woman.

This has been a rough year for me emotionally, and not only did I embrace my curls I have lost almost 60 lbs., I am ready to be the real me and it feels great. I just wanted to share.

Red and Curly, in Wisconsin
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Old 12-05-2006, 12:47 PM   #2
 
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Hooray for you, Red!
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Old 12-05-2006, 01:45 PM   #3
 
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You go!
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thats great good for you
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Old 12-05-2006, 02:49 PM   #5
 
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Congratulations on the weight loss AND finding your curly roots !
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Old 12-05-2006, 03:41 PM   #6
 
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Yea for you! I'm so glad this is working out for you
I have been loving my curls sooo much lately. On Sunday I had lots of time before I had to work, so I took my time with my hair; plopped for an hour, added a tad bit more gel, diffused for a bit, then clipped my roots up a bit for more volume, then let it finish air-drying. All in all it took 3 hours start to finish (in between time I was doing dishes, laundry etc) Wow, I think it was my best hair day ever. Too bad I couldn't get a photo. Maybe next time

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Old 12-05-2006, 04:42 PM   #7
 
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Congratulations on both of those! That weight loss thing is so tough! You should be Proud! I'm Irish too, but not a red head ( I was as a baby) now brown with lots of read highlight (when I'm my natural color) ~~jax
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Old 12-05-2006, 05:23 PM   #8
 
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That is wonderful! So happy for you!!
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Old 12-05-2006, 06:11 PM   #9
 
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Default Thanks Everyone

I appreciate all your feedback. It just feels good to no longer hide who I am, hide behind food, inactivity, or straight irons. I am who I am and I now love myself. Yippeeee!!

In Boston- Next time have a camera ready. Good for you.

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Old 12-05-2006, 06:53 PM   #10
 
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That's really nice to hear redheadcurly 2007. Tell me, when did you begin CG?
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Old 12-06-2006, 03:29 AM   #11
 
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Congratulations, for embracing your curls and giving CG a go and maybe more so for losing weight when faced with challenges, it's tough enough all by itself so you've good reason to be proud, sounds like you've embarked in a path of growth and doing pretty well. My best wishes for 2007!
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Old 12-06-2006, 05:30 AM   #12
 
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What a wonderful post! That puts a big smile on my face to Thank you.

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Old 12-06-2006, 07:22 AM   #13
 
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Sing it girl! What a great post.
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Old 12-06-2006, 07:46 AM   #14
 
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Congrats, girl! I'm glad you've embraced your true self, and your true curliness! I'm so glad you've found that CG works best on your hair. I'm proud of you!
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Old 12-06-2006, 08:15 PM   #15
 
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Default Thank you all for your well wishes.

Parci- I began in the beginning of November.
Kim- I am so glad.
Halfway, Redceltic, and Ladycurly- Thanks a million. I just feel great. I love who I am, and how cool is that? I do not let any outside validation tell me whom I should, or should not be. My ancestors did not straighten their hair, why should I?
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