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Forum: 4 03-22-2009, 12:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 718
Posted By CoilyParisienne
Your hair seems to be 4A/B...it's very, very...

Your hair seems to be 4A/B...it's very, very common to have multiple textures in different areas of your head.

I transitioned for a year, by wearing braids and twists (not small braids, though)....
Forum: 4 03-21-2009, 09:29 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 15,043
Posted By CoilyParisienne
It's not the fact that people are not agreeing...

It's not the fact that people are not agreeing with what she has posted which makes the conversation uncivil. But when you agree with, and make condescending remakes like the one below, it can be...
Forum: 4 03-21-2009, 09:19 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 11,555
Posted By CoilyParisienne
Don't buy it. You have every right to say...

Don't buy it. You have every right to say something if someone uses that slur. And it IS being used differently: it's being used to reinforce what the speaker believes is his/her own...
Forum: 4 03-21-2009, 08:19 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 11,555
Posted By CoilyParisienne
Okay, I am slowly coming around. It still does...

Okay, I am slowly coming around. It still does not make total sense to me. If it is along the lines of "if my best friend calls me a b@tch, we laugh, but if a stranger calls me a b@tch, I want to...
Forum: 4 03-12-2009, 07:19 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 11,555
Posted By CoilyParisienne
I happen to think this was an excellent...

I happen to think this was an excellent discussion, though not for those without a thick skin. There is a lot of history, hurt, and pain behind the term "nappy" (from an historical perspective), and...
Forum: 4 03-12-2009, 02:51 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 15,043
Posted By CoilyParisienne
Exactly. I'm in complete agreement.

Exactly. I'm in complete agreement.
Forum: 4 03-12-2009, 02:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 15,285
Posted By CoilyParisienne
I totally understand what you mean...I've seen...

I totally understand what you mean...I've seen those sorts of lectures you're wary of on forums, too. It can be daunting!

I had the same hard water problem in France and I used ACV/Spring Water...
Forum: 4 03-11-2009, 10:01 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 11,555
Posted By CoilyParisienne
I could not applaud this post enough. SO, SO...

I could not applaud this post enough. SO, SO true. A very obvious example of this is when Americans (I do not live in the US) call certain shows "Black shows" or "Black comedies/movies". If...
Forum: 4 03-09-2009, 01:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 15,285
Posted By CoilyParisienne
Ahah! The hard water could be your problem. Have...

Ahah! The hard water could be your problem. Have you thought about a shower filter or water filter?

ACV= apple cider vinegar[/QUOTE]

Oh yes, filters are really helpful, too, in hard water...
Forum: 4 03-09-2009, 01:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 15,285
Posted By CoilyParisienne
I totally understand what you mean...I've seen...

I totally understand what you mean...I've seen those sorts of lectures you're wary of on forums, too. It can be daunting!

I had the same hard water problem in France and I used ACV/Spring Water...
Forum: 4 03-08-2009, 05:54 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,553
Posted By CoilyParisienne
I thought the same thing each time she'd make...

I thought the same thing each time she'd make comments like that. It made her sound very insecure and defensive, imho.

Also, there are plenty of slender models with crazy curves, rear-end, hips...
Forum: 4 03-08-2009, 05:44 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,553
Posted By CoilyParisienne
Her fro is stunning and I love its shape and...

Her fro is stunning and I love its shape and volume. I'm hoping I can rock my fro with that much fierceness when I'm that length!
Forum: 4 03-08-2009, 05:40 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 43,773
Posted By CoilyParisienne
That price is one of the main reasons my attempt...

That price is one of the main reasons my attempt to go natural fell through twice, over the past ten years. I don't know if it's like this everywhere, but in NYC in particular, going to natural...
Forum: 4 03-08-2009, 05:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 15,285
Posted By CoilyParisienne
:? My eyebrows went to my hairline when I...

:?

My eyebrows went to my hairline when I read this. Where on earth did you get the notion that caucasian/straight hair is softer than African/kinky-coily hair?? Have you touched a natural,...
Forum: 4 03-06-2009, 01:12 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 15,043
Posted By CoilyParisienne
I think there is a general assumption among brown...

I think there is a general assumption among brown folks that if someone is attempting to find products to moisturize their hair, bring out their definition, etc - particularly if they keep trying to...
Forum: 4 03-05-2009, 04:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 905
Posted By CoilyParisienne
I honestly wish there was a hairboard just for my...

I honestly wish there was a hairboard just for my type(s) of hair. I waste a lot of time sifting through fotki albums and posts for natural hair that I at first assume is similar to mine, only to...
Forum: 4 03-05-2009, 02:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 905
Posted By CoilyParisienne
I had no idea that they ban people from message...

I had no idea that they ban people from message boards. Good grief.
Forum: Transitioning 03-05-2009, 02:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,221
Posted By CoilyParisienne
That doesn't make you a "traitor". It makes you...

That doesn't make you a "traitor". It makes you a woman who is entitled to make her own choices regarding her hair. A texturizer is just another styling option many use to explore their curly...
Forum: 4 03-05-2009, 02:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 869
Posted By CoilyParisienne
I was born and raised in NY (the last of a dying...

I was born and raised in NY (the last of a dying breed :laughing8: ) and the employment rate in NYC depends on the industry you're in. NY is great for legal sector employment and for those in the...
Forum: 4 03-05-2009, 01:53 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,815
Posted By CoilyParisienne
That price is absolutely absurd.

That price is absolutely absurd.
Forum: 4 03-05-2009, 01:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 512
Posted By CoilyParisienne
Your hair will never be all one length. Remember...

Your hair will never be all one length. Remember that your hair sheds about one hundred strands a day already. That shed hair has to grow back in and as a result, you'll always have hair growing...
Forum: 4 03-05-2009, 01:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,765
Posted By CoilyParisienne
I use Suave Professionals Humectant Conditioner,...

I use Suave Professionals Humectant Conditioner, mixed with 1/2 parts honey and extra virgin olive oil. Providing that my hair has been thoroughly detangled before immersing completely in water, my...
Forum: 4 03-05-2009, 01:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,024
Posted By CoilyParisienne
I've used this, in the beginning stages when I...

I've used this, in the beginning stages when I was transitioning at about nine months. I didn't really see a difference at all in my hair's softness or slip, so I swapped it out for a homemade...
Forum: 4 03-05-2009, 01:29 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 15,043
Posted By CoilyParisienne
I can't help but think a lot of us (ok, maybe...

I can't help but think a lot of us (ok, maybe it's just ME) are really frustrated with advertising/common notions about natural hair. I never realized how much of the good/bad argument appears in the...
Forum: 4 03-05-2009, 01:26 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 15,043
Posted By CoilyParisienne
I never really cared or I guess I don't see a...

I never really cared or I guess I don't see a problem with women wanting to define their curls or use different products to style their hair. I do think it's really crappy that these companies make...
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