How many AA women you know are MBL or WL

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  1. laurend

    laurend Well-Known Member

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    I just started looking at the Chris Rock interview with Oprah and it got me wondering, how many AA women I know with MBL or WL hair. I could only come up with 2 women and that's a shame. I'm not counting the ones I know from this board. Now I can see why, Indian hair is so coveted by women of color.
     
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    I dont know any but myself.
     
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    I don't know any, and most the women I know don't want, or say they don't want hair that long.
     
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    None IRL. Go ahead and stone me, but IRL I only know biracial women with MBL or WL hair.
     
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    In real life, I don't know any....I think there was a girl that went to my high school about 10 years ago that MIGHT have had MBL hair.....and maybe a girl in elementary school.
    That is sad.
     
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    One of my grandparents are non black but I consider myself to be black. My hair is currently MBL. I think there are a myriad of reasons why we don't see many black women with MBL and WL hair most having to do with hair care practices but LHCF is doing a lot to remedy that. The other day I saw a black (dark complexioned with type 4c hair) with waist length natural hair. I can't imagine how you ladies would've gushed at her hair but unfortunately, I didn't have my camera. I talked to her for a few minutes and she explained that she uses natural products on her hair and have been growing it since birth (her parents are Rasta). Good practices are key.
     
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    Honestly, IRL I can't even think of anyone I know personally who is BSL let alone waist length. I believe if the info we get LHCF, BHM etc was common knowledge amongst black women I would be seeing more of a mix of hair lengths. It's a shame this isn't true.
     
  9. bedazzled

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    IRL I know... 3 that are WL. One girl cut her hair so she could be BSL or MBL now but she was WL when we spoke on a regular basis...havent seen her in years.
     
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    I know 4 women
     
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    I don't know any, but most black women I know don't even know what a moisturizer is. They can show me the best hair glue though, nothing more. Black women do not practice proper hair care, that is probably (or mainly) why we don't see too many MBL -WSL hair sistas.
     
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    I know quite a few in my family alone. My sister who was a rasta had about knee length or lower hair. As soon as I figure out how to work my scanner I will put a picture up.
     
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    IRL I don't know any...sad :-(
    I hope I will know one soon...ME!!
     
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    I don't know any Black women IRL with WL hair. I hope to be the first one I know. :look:
     
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    Do you know any without locks? They don't count IMO, their hair grows long because they never get rid of the shedded hair.
     
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    IRL only 2
     
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    I don't know of any AA one of my old friends had BSL hair but she is cuban and black.
    I don't know any AA with APL hair.
     
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    I know 3 IRL. They go to my church. 1 has 2 daughters that are WL. 1 has a daughter who is maybe SL. I wonder why that is?
     
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    Natural WSL?!!!!!!!!!! Niiiiice.
    Can you help me some more with the visual?
    Was it big/pouffy and blowdried? Was it in its natural state and braided? Natural state all shrunken and WL? How'd you know it was natural?
    I'll close my eyes an imaaaaaaaaaaaagine...
     
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    none for me.

    BTW, I just had to google rasta.
     
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    This is so true. I just realized this while taking a shower over my friends house & glancing at their hair products & her moisturizer was pink lotion. Also when my mother kept telling me her hair was breaking off because she needed a relaxer and hadn't combed in 5 days...hm.. Well it was nothing but shedded hair, so I told her that maybe her hair was breaking at her nape & her hairline because she doesn't moisturize her hair. Then she yea that too & then grabbed her african 6 oil & said that so & so at the hair shop said to oil her hair everyday to prevent breakage. :wallbash:

    Ofcourse when I comment...I know nothing. :drunk:
     
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    Just one.

    I have a cousin who is mid-back length. She now has sista locks, but she was MBL before locks.

    I know a woman who had mid-back length hair when I met her. She was a young married woman at 19, and her mother never allowed her to relax her hair. 7 years later she is barely neck-length, due to improper care for relaxed hair.
     
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    quite a few I guess..Over 10
     
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    2. they are my cousins. they are sisters. they have mbl hair when they take care of it and bsl when they don't.
     
  25. Xavier

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    I don't know any with WL or MBL. But I do know 3 with very healthy BSL hair.
     
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    You are the exception, are they AA?
     
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    I can think of only 2 so far.
     
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    i have seen one a bit past MBL walking through my neighborhood target. i secretly stalked her through the aisles for about 20 minutes to catch every angle of it. it wasn't shiny or stunningly beautiful or anything, but the length had me mesmerized.

    i never thought about it this way. this disqualifies many women i've seen in my life time.
     
  29. Xavier

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    You know over 10 AA women with BSL and beyond. What's in the drinking water around your area.:lachen:
     
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