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Discussion in 'Hair Care Tips & Product Review Discussion' started by AlliCat, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. KidneyBean86

    KidneyBean86 Southern sweetheart

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    Thinking of attempting to roller wrap my hair for the first time today. I figured if I do it and today and it doesn't look right tomorrow, I can redo it before work on Tuesday morning. :look:
     
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    My shedding has stopped in its tracks. I'm going to attribute this to my curlyproverbz oil mix, but it might be the rosemary I add to my conditioner. Hmm.
     
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    I'm the only sista at my job. And these Caucasian women (including my boss) I work with come to work everyday with they Waist Length hair, all long down they back, sometimes all wavy and be having they lil hair conversations, flashing their hair to the side, talkin' 'bout how they never cut it, etc. And then you just have me... come to work in a tight plaited bun everyday. They out here assuming I have APL hair or shorter. Which I only know that because I mentioned I couldn't wear my hair down like them everyday because it's too long and it's curly; one asks me "what's long?" Lol. I didn't respond. I shrugged my shoulders. Then you have my boss who always assumes if I come with my hair out it's gonna be big fro hair as if my hair is more on the kinky side. Which, as a black woman, I wasn't offended by that assumption at all. But, not all of us have kinky hair. They do believe I have the wrong definition of curly because every time I mention my hair is curly, they bring up the "fro" thing. Lol. These are really nice women, super nice don't get me wrong. They're just really uneducated about hair outside the type 1 and 2 range and it screams at me I swear. I just wanna sit them down like students, pull out a chalk board and say "okay, take notes, curly hair 101" and get to teaching.
    But nope, one day, I'm gonna walk my behind up in there with my waist length curls out and moisturized lookin' scrumptious. Then I'm gonna walk my tootie back in there again with my Hip length hair straightened like BAM! Yes, it's all mine, yes it's longer than yours and YES, I'm black....

    One of these days lol.
     
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    sunflora Flowah Powah

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    DO IT. DO IT FOR US.

    :lol:

    I remember talking to this guy online about hair. For some reason, even after him having seen pictures of me with straight hair, he asked me how long my hair is :look: I just replied, short-ish. Still on the subject of hair, I had mentioned having a pixie cut at one time, then deciding to grow out my curly hair. His first question: are you trying to grow a big afro? I just laughed it off and said my hair isn't quite the type that can get into a fro without some extra effort - which isn't necessarily true, if I got rid of my heat damage I could probably pick it out (but the thought of picking out hair just makes me cringe!) but I mainly said that to softly deliver your point - not all ethnic hair looks the same.
     
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    Thank you lol! An yes our hair grows too!
     
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    Same!!!! But then I'm worried about the well you don't have reg ole black people hair. What are you mixed with? convo. Instead of you have beautiful hair!!! Period!!!!
     
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    I wonder if that question will pop up. I usually only get that question from black men and women. I've NEVER gotten that question from a white person. Like ever. Never a "what are you mixed with?" or "are you mixed?" ....
     
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    I hate this. It's implying that your beauty must be due to another race in the mix and not just Black.
     
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    I think when you reach a certain length all that are comfie with you will ask (all races) because as we all know "black girls don't have long hair". They would have to feel comfortable enough to ask though and many aren't. They will automatically assume you just got it in your genes somehow from an other and that's how it's long not because of work. That's my fear at least. You're black til you got long hair than you got something mixed in there because it's long.
     
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    Prettymetty Natural/4b/medium-coarse

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    Mayne prepooing with coconut oil has brought my hair backkkkk tooooo lifeeee:circle:

    I just straightened it after wearing it in a big, messy bun today. It's so sleek and I'm just happy that it's getting back to normal. I put a little coconut oil on my ends and put it in a bun. I'll style it tomorrow.
     
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    So my attempt at a roller wrap did not turn out well at all. Eventually ended up like this 10 minutes later FullSizeRender (7).jpg :confused::cry3:
     
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    Just do the latter, go in there with slayed curly and then straight hair and let it speak for itself! Clear folks work my good nerve with their awe and amazement on what "our" hair does. I stopped casting my pearls to swine long ago about trying to educate folks, especially those that really don't want to be enlightened. That includes black and white and like you I only get the mixed comments from our folk.:confused:
     
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    I wish someone would shampoo and do my hair for me. I'm almost out of daylight and I haven't even started
     
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    KinksAndInk Professional napper

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    I have my Black.Friday list of vendors narrowed down to APB, SSI and KindredButters. My only random will be a good bonnet.
     
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    OK I've gotten started. I shampooed, detangled and not deep conditioning for an hour. I wanted to deep condition longer but will have to try it again next week.
     
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    You're a strong woman for even starting. :eek: I would have called it a day. :lachen:
     
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    I wish. I took out my 2 strands yesterday and wore my hair out yesterday and today. I don't have hair that I can just put up or wear out for long periods of time so it had to be done :sad:
     
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    Happy Birthday beautiful @Aggie!
     
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    :clap: :amen: :clapping:
     
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    I Am So Blessed I'm easy going.

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    IT DID go down hill...*whimperrrrrrrr* You better be packing if you come. LOL
     
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    I said I wouldn't but I did!!! I got my hair in a braided/twisted up do bun.

    As I mentioned in the Collagen 2017 thread https://longhaircareforum.com/threads/2017-collagen-challenge-lets-grow.806997/page-8#post-24928855 I was thinking of one or the other in an effort to grow and nurture my hair back to it's pre-hair transplant state.

    I made sure the braider didn't do it tight and I'm being very careful to monitor any stress on my hair, especially how I sleep. keeping it tied and wrapped when I'm at home. First sign of a loose braid pulling on my strands - I'm taking them down!
     
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    Darn. I am going to plan a weekend to Atlantic City because there are some museums I want to hit up. I have been reading comments here and there about the crime and of course the insinuation has been that *we* are driving the crime rate up. I sincerely hope that's not true.
     
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    :eek: so saaddd !!!
     
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    I Am So Blessed I'm easy going.

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    Well since I pretty much live here I will tell you the real deal without my jokes.

    The casinos are nice. Ballys and Caesars casino are where the locals are which are mixed with tourists and hood rats, but they are still nice to go in to gamble.

    The board walk is calm serene, just don't go off the boardwalk into Atlantic Ave at night. Don't go walking on pacicific Ave either....unless you want to.:look:

    Trpicana, Hard Rock, Resorts and the Golden Nugget are very nice.
     
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    I Am So Blessed I'm easy going.

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    It hurts me still...., but that is the WORLD period. All these shootings, "rumours of war"...remember what God already told us....these things shall come. And much more. Man's hearts shall fail them for the fear will be so great at seeing all the things that shall come upon the earth.....just saying. I'm not surprised (anymore). Look up, your salvation draws near.
     
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    @I Am So Blessed - you are so right! The Word is manifested in front of our eyes on a daily basis. Any one who doubts that His Word is the truth must be blind
     

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