Here's my suggestion. It would take us from 31 to 18 hair forums.

General Discussion (would absorb Hall of Shame, Shampoo Free, Growing Out, Celebs). I feel that most of the absorbed forums are already discussed in Gen Hair, and none of them are so high traffic as to not be handled by Gen Hair.

Salon/Stylist Chatter


Readers Product Reviews


Health Related (would absorb Thin/Thinning as there is a fair amount of overlap).

Straightening/Relaxing (would absorb Keratin Services). My personal preference is to get rid of straightening altogether. I feel it has no function on a site for supporting curly hair. But, I don't think that will fly, so we could at least combine the two straightening forums.

All Natural (would absorb Recipes for Hair and Body due to overlap).

Parents of Curlies

Curly Men

Curly Teens

Over 40



3 (combine a,b, and c).

4 (combine a and b).

Porosity (combine porosity types)


The protein forums would be handled in texture and porosity. They wouldn't need their own forums.

Having separate forums for each porosity and texture type would be cumbersome, IMO. At some point the poster has to do some reading and searching on her own.
Originally Posted by redcelticcurls
THANK YOU FOR THIS! As you can see, i haven't consolidated the threads just yet. We're dealing with a bunch of user tech issues and we're addressing those needs first. Thanks y'all! Social Media + Community Manager | | Happy To Be Nappy | Kenyan With The Slowest Mile Time | Magical Black Girl