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By: Toya Sun, 06 Dec 2009 05:36:02 +0000 i agree with commenter #12 (L’afrique c’est chic)

so many of us say that natural hair is not changing your texture, but you have SO many natural hair sisters who go out and buy curly puddings like Miss Jessies or make up their own kind of concoction to change their hair texture, whether it’s gels, butters, etc, so that they can make their curls “pop”….or wear twist outs, braid outs, or coil outs….

why not just wear the texture you have?

and why would the same women who have are using these methods of styling their hair and change their texture try and look down on someone who colors their hair, wear a weave, or straighten it?

so like i said i agree with Comment #12, cuz that means o one is natural, because i know alot of us wear twist outs, and are product junkies trying to find the product to make your “curls pop’ or color your locs, etc.

i’m natural, never did it for political reasons and been natural for the majority of my life. i don’t care about who’s natural or who’s not, let them just do them. that’s something with self that they’ll have to come to terms with.

By: Willow Mon, 10 Aug 2009 06:29:36 +0000 Hello, all my fellow afro-bellas! I love this site and it helps me a lot, even though I am only 13. I guess my hair could be considered all the way natural, because I’ve never ever had a perm in my life and have never colored or highlighted it (I pleaded with my parents for a while for blonde highlights last year, but they fervently dissented. Now I’m glad they did). But some would call me “unnatural” because I blow dry it every two weeks. Thing is, I don’t even wear it straight. I blow dry to add length to styles like french braids and twists. So I really think judging people on minute differences in what they want to do with their hair is silly, and just another form of black women making other black women feel bad about their hair, just the same as relatives and friends ragging on you to get your hair “fixed”. Plus, people of other races- white, middle eastern, hispanic, irish, etc… they don’t give each other flack about how “natural” their hair is, even though they do the same processes we do (japanese straightening treatments, perms, relaxers, blow drying and flat ironing, cremes and products to alter texture, and yes COLORING). So why should we, as black people, do that? It just creates a schism in the Black community.

I would say my natural is not exactly at the point I want it to be at. It’s two inches past shoulder length when I blow dry, I don’t know how long it is flat ironed because I haven’t flat ironed it in two years. I love vintage 40’s and 50’s styles, which I obtain with either blowout twists plus curling iron, or blowout plus rollerset. I don’t like having to blow dry my hair to get the length I need for the styles I crave, so I’m still on the lookout for a product that will help my hair to grow. Any suggestions?

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By: kechylyn Fri, 10 Jul 2009 20:59:07 +0000 lets put in this easy and simple way. i am “natural”. i’ve stoped using the relaxer and stuff but if you really look into this natural thing you see that relaxed, unrelaxed, texturized, jherri curled etc hair are all natural hair as far as its growing out of your scalp and its not a weave or a wig. i think if there needs to be any crucifixation it should be on weave and wig wearers but come to think of it what’s about the fuss of the hair on the head. we’ve got our whole bodies covered with hair and instead of growing it we shave them and give alot of preference to the one on the head for Christ’s sake its just an effing dead cell. so what if someone wants to relax, wear a weave/wig or go all out natural, does it matter. why should we be taking medicine for someone else’s headache? i wonder.
all i’m saying in a nutshell is that we should let eachother’s hair be and stop breeding in eachother’s neck. simple!-

By: De Sat, 04 Jul 2009 06:10:55 +0000 I think, who cares, natural not natural. What makes you feel good about yourself? Do that; i really like the term natural, though i relax my hair every month and a half, i would love to be what natural sounds like to me. And it doesn’t sound like un-relaxed un-dyed hair, it just sounds like a beautiful black woman. It sounds like reverence.. if that makes any sense.

My hair even when it’s relaxed but not straightened or anything else looks as you say “natural” and it makes me feel so good that way, i feel “natural” even though apparently i am not

My dad always tells me to do what makes me happy, so that’s all i think matters. Be natural if that rocks you, or not if it doesn’t

and for me natural is standing 5’5″ beneath my messy, HUGE, relaxed, “unnatural” ‘fro

By: UnalteredBeauty Wed, 24 Jun 2009 13:59:55 +0000 I agree, Bella. “Natural” as we use it, refers to hair texture. True, if a natural textured sista puts color in her hair, her hair color isn’t natural but the texture is. Remember, it isn’t the color of our hair that has been ridiculed for centuries. It’s the texture. So when us naturals, “brag” about rockin’ our natural hair, we’re essentially saying that we don’t buy the hype about “bad” hair because again, “bad” refers to texture not color.

By: suziebee Sat, 20 Jun 2009 00:05:12 +0000 thx samantha! ill grab copy tonight

By: Curlychronicles Thu, 18 Jun 2009 16:34:01 +0000 I don’t see a problem with coloring your hair if it’s a natural dye but I would still consider someone to have natural hair if they didn’t. It’s the same as putting color on your eyelids or your lips or your nails. If you wear your hair natural most of the time, you’re pretty much natural in my eyes. If you wear your hair straight 99% of the time and cannot under any circumstances be caught outside with a wash and go’re not really embracing the naturalness of your hair..even if you don’t have a perm. Just my two cents. However, I don’t really care that much to be all in someone’s hair biz..if they got a question, I’ll supply my answer lol.

Oh and if locs aren’t natural because of the twisting, neither is the afro because you have to pick out your hair to achieve that look. So let’s squash that, please? 😛

Let us not forget… ancient tribes from around the world used plants to color their hair way back..let’s not act like we’re doing something new here. Where do you think we learned this from? herbatint and henna are way more popular now but it’s been around since the beginning.

By: Celeste Thu, 18 Jun 2009 15:32:17 +0000 I’m sure there are also natural hair color techniques. Has anyone tried Hemp to color their hair? Or any other natural methods?

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