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pookeylou
11-17-2003, 05:20 PM
Me!!!!

netta1
11-17-2003, 05:22 PM
me too!

gcandis
11-17-2003, 05:32 PM
:cen I did the big chop in October!

blestnaps
11-17-2003, 05:36 PM
ME..... :app

feepee
11-17-2003, 05:38 PM
Did the big chop early JULY. Loving it ever since! yeah i said EVER since!

phatlipps1
11-17-2003, 05:40 PM
I also did the BIG CHOP in 2003. I have gone from the "OH MY GOD IS THAT BROAD CRAZY??? SURELY SHE HAS GONE MAD! SHE IS ON SOME OLD BACK TO AFRICA NONSENSE..." comments to the

"OH MY GOD IS YOUR HAIR REAL?" and "HOW DID YOU DO THAT?" comments.

I feel like Biz Markie up in this piece. Damn it feels good to see people up on it!!

Afrokween
11-17-2003, 05:41 PM
After transitioning for 1 yr. and 1/2 with cornrows sans extensions, I did the "big chop" in September (by that time I had app. 3-6 inches of new growth). :thumbsup :)

Afrokween :rainfro

Siren
11-17-2003, 05:43 PM
Me!

I did the big chop in August after wearing braids and weaves for about a year beforehand..

No more tangles..I love it

star0925
11-17-2003, 05:48 PM
:cen June
:dance:

Kadeepoo
11-17-2003, 05:55 PM
I put my hair in braids in May and made a concious decision not to perm it anymore. I was so surprised at hoe healthy my hair is and how I secretly missed it! I love my natural napy hair and am never going back.

Alicia
11-17-2003, 05:57 PM
I big chopped in August :)

Papillion
11-17-2003, 05:59 PM
August chopper :cen :rainfro

lovelyone
11-17-2003, 06:05 PM
:d) I chopped in May 2003. What took me so long? :-?

pookeylou
11-17-2003, 06:07 PM
Awww...sookie sookie now...

Ok...that makes 13 so far!

blueskyy
11-17-2003, 06:20 PM
Me too! I did my big chop in the middle of January 2003.

Azure
11-17-2003, 06:21 PM
Big chopped on March 22!!

swirly
11-17-2003, 06:22 PM
Big chopped in August!

Patrina
11-17-2003, 06:22 PM
I chopped in May. I found a female barber and told her to do away with the permed ends. I haven't regretted it either.


Peace adn Napptural hair grease :rainfro
Patrina

GHANAQUEEN
11-17-2003, 06:32 PM
8-29-03

jarandle
11-17-2003, 06:54 PM
Me too! did my big chop in Aug!

lavinea
11-17-2003, 07:08 PM
I DID MY BIG CHOP AUGUST 2003 THEN MESSED MY HAIR UP WITH A TEXTURIZER GONE BAD SO I BIG CHOPPED AGAIN EARLY OCTOBER AND NEVER LOOKED BACK.

lilNappy
11-17-2003, 07:11 PM
:app Another August chopper here

karasNAPS
11-17-2003, 07:22 PM
I chopped on May 28! :cen

lovida
11-17-2003, 07:24 PM
I did it!!!

naijamodel
11-17-2003, 07:26 PM
i did! but i will be doing it again due to a pressing disaster in 2004!

ava1
11-17-2003, 07:33 PM
Chopped March 19,2003!

sweetield
11-17-2003, 07:42 PM
My name is sweetield. i am new to this board. i have been natural since august 9th, 2003 and i love it.

CurlyEve
11-17-2003, 07:51 PM
:cen May 17th. Today is my 6th month anniversary.

star0925
11-17-2003, 08:02 PM
:tiptoe

Originally posted by CurlyEve@Nov 17 2003, 01:51 PM
:cen May 17th. Today is my 6th month anniversary.
Curlyeve reminded me of todays' date.

This is my 5th month all nappturale. :rainfro

:tiptoe

nappylynn
11-17-2003, 08:15 PM
me on oct. 28!

pezzy
11-17-2003, 08:25 PM
June chopper here... :yaisse2

pookeylou
11-17-2003, 08:25 PM
Ok..the tallly...drumroll please :d) :d) :d) :d)



29 NAPTURALS THIS YEAR...at least 2 per month....

Are there more of you out there that are just shy? Come on...sign in!!


Whoops...had to add Pezzy!


30 NAPTURALS!!!! YEEEEEHAAAAAHHH!!!

Deej
11-17-2003, 08:40 PM
Did mine, May 2003

Deej

charma
11-17-2003, 08:42 PM
:cen April chopper here :yaisse2

Jess82
11-17-2003, 08:56 PM
I got rid of the permed ends in March... Im planning to do a Big Chop this month...

pookeylou
11-17-2003, 09:02 PM
Originally posted by Jess82@Nov 17 2003, 04:56 PM
I got rid of the permed ends in March... Im planning to do a Big Chop this month...
If you got rid of the permed ends...isnt that considered a "Big Chop"?

SugaSmacks
11-17-2003, 09:05 PM
Girl, MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! Yee Haw!!!! :app
June 28, 2003 was my BC day and I have NO regrets!!!!!!!!! :bis

Lady Redd :cow:

DreamyNaps
11-17-2003, 09:07 PM
I did my big chop in Sept. but unlike you guys I didn't transition...I just wacked it off!! My last perm was in early August...talk about split decision. The funny thing is I had no intentions of going natural...I had thought about it but was too scared to actually go through with it until I saw this website. Thank you ladies for sharing your stories. I hope to have pictures of my TWA by next week...I've just been too busy to take the pictures and get them scanned.

easy2bnapptural?
11-17-2003, 09:10 PM
:thumbsup Big Chop on Sept. 19th and loving every moment.

naturalpeach
11-17-2003, 09:14 PM
GO ME, GO ME!!! I did the Big Chop, I did the Big Chop!!
After 5 months of tranisitoning I chopped it off on May 22.
Congrats to all those who did the BC in '03!!
:app


LPB

Knottygal
11-17-2003, 09:18 PM
I :cen in January :thumbsup

ladypinkbugg
11-17-2003, 09:21 PM
may 15tg 2003 :)

Lagina
11-17-2003, 09:34 PM
4-19-03 7 months on Wed. Wow time flies when your having fun loving yourself! Congrats to all the Big choppers!!

snickers
11-17-2003, 10:13 PM
Me Too :app I did the BIG CHOP :cen in October and I don't regret it one
bit,Now here's to the rest of you :coffee ! CHEERS!!!!!! :bis

Shanna
11-17-2003, 11:14 PM
I chopped in January. It's almost been a year! :rainfro

blakpearl
11-17-2003, 11:49 PM
My last perm was in March 2003, chopped Nov. 2003 :bis
Singing> "Go nappies, go nappies :rainfro It's ya birthday, it's ya birthday! :thumbsup

GeminiQueen
11-18-2003, 12:16 AM
October chopper ova here!!!

Salsybabe
11-18-2003, 02:08 AM
I chopped August 12th. You can read my sig for details. I have ZERO regrets.

k_napps
11-18-2003, 02:24 AM
april 2003 chopper here

AngelEyez
11-18-2003, 02:30 AM
I did the BC on May 27, 2003. :cen I have never loved my hair more. I am loving every minute of it. :rainfro

mrstwisty
11-18-2003, 02:53 AM
I did I did!!!!! :bis March of 2003. :cen

Jess82
11-18-2003, 04:29 AM
Originally posted by pookeylou+Nov 17 2003, 04:02 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (pookeylou @ Nov 17 2003, 04:02 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-Jess82@Nov 17 2003, 04:56 PM
I got rid of the permed ends in March... Im planning to do a Big Chop this month...
If you got rid of the permed ends...isnt that considered a "Big Chop"? [/b][/quote]
Yeah, youre kinda right :lol Its a big chop!

Mahoganyqt
11-18-2003, 05:19 AM
I chopped in October!

undrea
11-18-2003, 06:36 AM
I big chopped on February 28, 2003. :cen

dewdrop
11-18-2003, 06:42 AM
Big Chop June, 2003 (around my birthday) now wasn&#39;t that a great present!!

liziwe
11-18-2003, 10:13 AM
Big chop july2003 last perm dec2002.

afrogeek
11-18-2003, 10:17 AM
February 2003 was the last time I lyed. :cen

pookeylou
11-18-2003, 12:42 PM
Ok...we need another drumroll please:

:d) :d) :d) :d) :d) :d) :d) :d) :d) :d) :d)



*53 BECAME PERMFREE!!*


You all are to be congratulated for taking that step!

For those that havent...we know you will!!!

Welcome to nappyhood!!

:rainfro

AllThatHair
11-18-2003, 12:46 PM
Did the BC in March 2003 after transitioning for 5 months. Bes thing I&#39;ve done in all my 27 years!!

tdhayes
11-18-2003, 12:49 PM
April 26, 2003 was the day that I went in the salon and asked the stylist to "Cut It OFF!!!"

pookeylou
11-18-2003, 01:03 PM
Awwww snippety snap:

100 people who became perm free in 2003?!?!?

sha72
11-18-2003, 02:22 PM
I chopped in Sept.

tinytree
11-18-2003, 04:52 PM
ME! I had my last perm on May 15, with no intention of going natural, then when my 8 weeks rolled around, I got micro braids. After I took my braids out, rather than get that next perm, I just decided not to. Then, while searching the web for styling ideas, I found this website, and the rest is history... I got bored and frustrated with my transitioning options, so I just went ahead and cut it all off in August. I also brought headbands in EVERY color!!! I&#39;ve got a not-so-teeny afro now. It&#39;s maybe only 3 or so inches long, but today- for the first time- I have flat twists in the front, and I am quite pleased with myself!

Donna :bis

pookeylou
11-18-2003, 08:25 PM
***UPDATE***UPDATE***UPDATE***UPDATE***



57 ARE IN NAPTURAL HEAVEN

Are there anymore!!!???

CEE26
11-18-2003, 08:48 PM
feb. 03

LuvJones
11-18-2003, 10:52 PM
I did the BC on military deployment. Just shaved it to the scalp 2X and worked it! GI Jane ain&#39;t got nothing on LJ!!

pookeylou
11-19-2003, 01:15 AM
Whoooohhooooo!!!

59 ARE NAPTURUALLY DEVINE!

Do I hear 60?!?!

NappySoul
11-19-2003, 02:33 AM
Me in feb.22, WOULD IT BE CLASSIFIED AS BIG CHOP IF ITS 2 TO 3 INCHES LONG IF SO THATS ME.

Siennasilk
11-19-2003, 04:29 AM
Me too!! I big-chopped in June of 2003!!

nappy_chick
11-19-2003, 04:43 AM
My sister AngelEyez and I did the :cen in May. I love my :rainfro People always say never say never, But there is no way I am ever going back.

wysdom1
11-19-2003, 04:47 AM
Put me on that list.

I chopped it twice once in Aug, and again in October, after wearing braids and not getting a good chop the first time. I&#39;m luvin my TWA.

Mia Mia
11-19-2003, 06:26 AM
me me me me me me me...MARCH!!!

BRAVEHAIR
11-19-2003, 02:37 PM
I BIG CHOPPED IN SEPTEMBER 2003 AND I LOVE IT!

Zai&#39;s Mom
11-19-2003, 02:43 PM
I big chopped November 5, 2003 !! I&#39;m loving every last minute of it!! FREEDOM!

zeta_natural
11-19-2003, 03:13 PM
Did the big chop yesterday, November 18th 2003 and loving it!

angied
11-19-2003, 03:33 PM
:thumbsup I have been natural since August 2003 :rainfro

pookeylou
11-19-2003, 03:47 PM
OMG...THIS TOTAL IS GETTING OUT OF CONTROL!!!!


69 ARE NOW NAPTURALLY GENUINE

Ya&#39;ll are scaring me...we are building a NAPPY ARMY!!!

blestnaps
11-19-2003, 04:17 PM
:thumbsup We are getting close to 100.....We can do it.....

Joannav6
11-19-2003, 05:09 PM
I did the bc this November on the 7th. I&#39;d been in transition since mid April. Now my twa is about 2-3 in and counting. Love the new me :amour

pookeylou
11-19-2003, 05:11 PM
OMG....


<span style='color:red'>Sombody BC right away so I can add a phrase that rhymes with 71!!!!

delightfulflame
11-19-2003, 05:27 PM
I big chopped in August!

pookeylou
11-19-2003, 05:38 PM
Originally posted by delightfulflame@Nov 19 2003, 01:27 PM
I big chopped in August!
I was wondering when you where going to chime in De!?

Alrighty then...new Grand Total!!


:d) :d) :d) :d) :d) :d)


71 ARE HAVING NAPTURAL FUN!!!


I feel like I am running a telethon! :app :app :app

Afrodesiac
11-19-2003, 06:54 PM
Add me to the list - bc&#39;d in May 2003

ariana
11-19-2003, 06:59 PM
I chopped the remaining relaxer in March of 2003. I&#39;d been transitioning since June or July of 2002 so it wasn&#39;t a BIG chop, but a chop nonetheless.

pookeylou
11-19-2003, 07:22 PM
Ok...the crowd keeps getting bigger:


73 ARE NOW LYE FREE!!!!


Ya&#39;ll...I really think we can make 100....

senoj
11-19-2003, 07:37 PM
I bc&#39;ed in July 2003. I stopped relaxing in Oct, 2002.


I&#39;m so gald I&#39;m perm free.

sknib
11-19-2003, 07:48 PM
i did mine nov 1st....keep counting!!!!!

curlycoco
11-19-2003, 07:50 PM
ME TOO!!! IN March, and I am having a BALL!!!! :bis !

butternut721
11-19-2003, 08:11 PM
Had been transitioning since Feb. 2002 and finally got up the nerve to let go of those last, sorry ends in August 2003 :dance: :app :app

Natural-Tee
11-19-2003, 08:12 PM
I big chopped in April!

priceless
11-19-2003, 08:20 PM
I did my big chop in July and hasn&#39;t looked back since! :cen Next month will be one year since my last relaxer! GOOD FOR ME! :app

orkid
11-19-2003, 08:26 PM
Big chopped in May!!!

pookeylou
11-19-2003, 08:35 PM
OMG-OMG-OMG-OMG-OMG-OMG!!!!


80....

80...

I&#39;M STUCK NOW...NOTHING RHYMES WITH 80!!!
Is it possible that there are 20 more out there that are going to BC before the year is up or have already done it?!?!?


PM your friends on this forum, make sure they let us know if they have done the deed! We can do this!!!

Misschange
11-20-2003, 01:31 AM
I did my B/C in October and couldn&#39;t be happier. shocked a bunch of people at work.

I would do it all over again.

:rolleyes

pookeylou
11-20-2003, 03:36 AM
Wooooohooooo!




81 NAPTURALS ARE HAVING TONS OF FUN


We still have till the end of the year.

Those that are planning on doing the BC in 2003...let us know when you do!!!

nap2bfree
11-20-2003, 02:49 PM
Oct 1, 2003 :bis
I became as nappy as I wasnt to be.

nap2bfree

pookeylou
11-21-2003, 02:17 PM
All right people...we only have 18 more to go...to meet the 100 permfree in 2003 goal...

nap2bfree makes our total:

82 HAVE LEFT THE RELAXER GOO!



This is amazing to me!

Anybody else!?

nappineo
11-21-2003, 03:15 PM
JULY 31st....I did the dang thing!
Nappy and cute at the same time...a dangerous combination!

Amunet
11-21-2003, 03:50 PM
This time last year I had a head full of weave to cover my sick pitiful perm. But as of August 14, 2003 I am 100% ALL NAPPTURAL and couldn&#39;t be happier! :d) :thumbsup

pookeylou
11-21-2003, 04:17 PM
Yeeeeeeehaaaahhhhh!!!


84 HAVE SHUT THE "CREAMY CRACK" DOOR!



Ya&#39;ll are scaring me....that is a LOT of people...AMAZING!!!

pookeylou
11-21-2003, 10:02 PM
bumpity bump bump

AuNappturalista
11-21-2003, 10:08 PM
Hey, Pookeylou, make up another rhyme. Here&#39;s no. 85. Chemical free Feb 03 and BC same month.

NappyGirl01
11-21-2003, 11:13 PM
:d) 2003 Chopper here.....

Jams
11-21-2003, 11:46 PM
Me Too :app :bis :thumbsup

inkysphinx
11-21-2003, 11:54 PM
I became perm free in 2001, but have JUST started wearing my natural hair out. So this is my re-birth year as far as I&#39;m concerned!

It&#39;s challenging, but I love my nappy hair

Sundee
11-22-2003, 01:45 AM
I too did the big chop this year. I had shoulder length permed hair, transitioned for about 2 months and did the big chop on July 1.


Now that my fro has grown, I am recieving static from my family.....and it is discouraging....they say I need to get a perm and so forth.

But I am loving my fro but i am not good at the styling part. :rainfro

Babybee
11-22-2003, 02:00 AM
August for me!! Been loving it ever since... :amour :dance:

hastings
11-22-2003, 05:03 AM
6 months today.

sapphire
11-22-2003, 08:52 AM
I did the Big Chop in November. As a matter of fact it was a week ago and I LOVE IT!!!! :amour

thighslikewhat
11-22-2003, 02:46 PM
I did. In Januaary. What a wonderful way to start off the year

abrown
11-22-2003, 02:53 PM
January. 10months :thumbsup

pookeylou
11-22-2003, 03:07 PM
94 HAVE SHUT THE CREAMY CRACK DOOR!!!!



Is it possible that with only 6 more people...we will have 100 people who became permfree in 2003?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

asia_nicole
11-22-2003, 03:39 PM
I became napptural in September 2003!...And it feels great.

NappyPrncess
11-22-2003, 03:42 PM
I made the transition in April 2003, 7 months later and I have approximately 4.5 inches of new growth. I was going to wait it out for a whole year but my patience with transitioning is wearing out. I&#39;m ready for the big chop!

pookeylou
11-23-2003, 12:29 AM
:app :app :app

95 HAVE LET THEIR NAPTURAL HAIR COME ALIVE!!!!


Nappyprincess...make sure you let us know when you do the deed!...you may be PermFree In 2003 Princess No. 100!!!!

Cherished
11-23-2003, 01:08 AM
Hey! Me, too!

July 27, 2003 I freed myself!!!!! Check my signature for details.

:-)

acjazz28
11-23-2003, 01:24 AM
http://acjazz28.sytes.net/cheerleader.gif Congratulations to all choppers who wanted to be chem-free in 2003!!!! http://acjazz28.sytes.net/cheerleader.gif

Unfortunately I was a day short (I chopped on Dec 31st, 2002), but I&#39;ll be celebrating my 1st nappyversary next month--and I couldn&#39;t be happier!

BlessedT
11-23-2003, 01:25 AM
I did the big chop in August. I tried to transition, but it lasted for only two days, then I cut it to about 1/8". Maybe shorter! I am lovin&#39; my TWA.....

brnsugar
11-23-2003, 02:47 AM
On August 6, 2003, I did the big chop. I love my hair. It is now longer than it was before the big chop.

pookeylou
11-23-2003, 03:03 AM
:d) :d) :d) :d) :d) :d)


And the new total is....


98 HAVE WALKED THROUGH THE NAPTURAL GATE! </span>


Unreal!!! 2 more people to do the big chop...and there will <span style=\'color:red\'>100 naturals in 2003...

COULD THERE BE EVEN MORE?!?!?!?

BlkButterflye
11-23-2003, 04:11 AM
um, i did the big LOC chop in Jan 03....Does that count?

dandroid
11-23-2003, 09:59 AM
:thumbsup I became natural on June 28, 2003 which just happened to be my birthday. Best present ever!

sabie19
11-23-2003, 02:49 PM
I became relaxer free in April of 2003. I am so happy especially because I have learned so much about hair.

LovelyLady
11-23-2003, 03:54 PM
I think we&#39;ll be up over 200 by the end of the year! (maybe even more). *cheese*

embrace-me
11-23-2003, 10:03 PM
My last relaxer was in September 2002 I did the BC myself July 30 2003 and have been so in love ever since.

twistygrrl
11-23-2003, 11:42 PM
Me!! I did the BIG CHOP in June and still going strong :rainfro

Thisismenow
11-23-2003, 11:47 PM
And me, in June 03

PrettyGyrlDiva
11-24-2003, 01:23 AM
I did the big chop in April!!

animeg
11-24-2003, 01:26 AM
May 2003, I got the chop. And it&#39;s been great.

deasia
11-24-2003, 02:06 AM
I did the big chop in September 03&#39;. I was lucky to have my friends there supporting me the whole time.
:rainfro

jdcurly
11-24-2003, 03:34 AM
ME!!! I big chopped in October because I was tired of my hair looking a hot mess and I luv it!

New Freedom
11-24-2003, 03:36 AM
Me! I did the big chop in August. :thumbsup

NappyPrincess
11-24-2003, 05:02 AM
BC in July.....

Mrs. Tang
11-24-2003, 05:06 AM
I chopped on January 4, 2003....and I&#39;m lovin it more and more!!! :bis

peachmari
11-24-2003, 06:58 AM
me! i chopped september 28 03, whooohoo! :)

divajag
11-24-2003, 10:20 AM
Originally posted by pookeylou@Nov 22 2003, 08:29 PM
:app :app :app

95 HAVE LET THEIR NAPTURAL HAIR COME ALIVE!!!!


Nappyprincess...make sure you let us know when you do the deed!...you may be PermFree In 2003 Princess No. 100!!!!
you mean 96. don&#39;t leave anyone out. :thumbsup

bahamagal
11-24-2003, 02:03 PM
BC Jan 03
Last Relaxer: Jul 02

hapnap_27
11-24-2003, 02:16 PM
I went perm free this year. June 17 to be exact. I had been thinking about it for a couple of years and finally said I am going to do it. So I did the big chop and I feel so free this way. Some people still don&#39;t feel the decision, but I did it for me not for anyone else. :d)

JustAnAngel
11-24-2003, 02:35 PM
I did the BC in September!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

yelele
11-30-2003, 04:41 PM
I too chopped all my relaxed ends in 2003. (September). I had transitionned with braids for a year.

JSinChicago
11-30-2003, 06:13 PM
Add me to the list. I&#39;m about six weeks away from my first anniversary.

Nuchie
11-30-2003, 06:15 PM
I too became perm free in 2003.
My big chop was on Aug.3 and I began transitioning in May :thumbsup

gatorboo
11-30-2003, 08:52 PM
I took 16 months before I got up the co urage, but on Sept. 22, 2003, one week after my originally projected Big Chop date, I did it. Never felt do free.

uzuri
11-30-2003, 10:16 PM
I transitioned for about 16 months then did the big one :cen this year, in October.

Orchid
11-30-2003, 11:17 PM
My last relaxer was in June and I did the BC in October. I&#39;m lovin&#39; it!

KeeVia
11-30-2003, 11:19 PM
May 2003!!! Yeah!!!!!!!! :-)

coutman
11-30-2003, 11:20 PM
July 2003 :dance:

sweetthys
12-01-2003, 12:01 AM
:cen Did the big choppie chop in july. My 3rd and final chop and i&#39;m happy 2 B nappy I made the decision for the last time FREEDOM.

new2naps
12-01-2003, 02:04 AM
I chopped my hair less than 1/2" in August.

ini
12-01-2003, 02:16 AM
threads like this make me wanna :dance:

i&#39;m so proud of everyone!!! :-)


i didn&#39;t chop in 2003 so i&#39;ll leave now :tiptoe

jarandle
12-01-2003, 03:06 AM
My hubby chopped it for me! :) :)

senoj
12-01-2003, 03:12 AM
I chopped in July 2003. My actual last realxer was October 2002.

J_Crysy
12-01-2003, 01:40 PM
Oh yes!! I am perm free since June 2003 - big chop in August.

pookeylou
12-01-2003, 03:50 PM
Ok....

Ya&#39;ll have officially blown me away...

I go on vacation...


and come back to....

126 PERM FREE NAPTURAL ROYALS...

This is the second time this morning I have been brought to the verge of joyous tears....

Each and every one of you are amazing in taking this step...and for those still transitioning..you are powerful in your patience....


Wonderful...simply wonderful...If we get up to 200...I know I will have a stroke!


:rainfro

MochaMom
12-01-2003, 04:28 PM
january 2, 2003...that would be me :)
:tiptoe

cuteasabee
12-01-2003, 10:41 PM
I did the cut the last bits of my relaxed ends of two weeks ago, my mum helped me with the back! i&#39;m rockin&#39; a TWA!

fontella
12-01-2003, 11:55 PM
:cen woo hoo free free at last thank God almighty i&#39;m free at last :app :app :app

uzuri
12-01-2003, 11:56 PM
Originally posted by uzuri@Nov 30 2003, 10:16 PM
I transitioned for about 16 months then did the big one :cen this year, in October.
SORRY....I checked my hair journal, and it was November 2, 2003, not october. :nohuh

pookeylou
12-02-2003, 04:21 AM
129 whose naptural hair is just fine!!!

If we make it to 200...I may have to name my firstborn child...NAPTURELLA. :-)

pookeylou
12-02-2003, 10:12 PM
Bumping up because I know there are some more choppers out there! :app :app :app

nappyesquire
12-02-2003, 10:33 PM
hi did the big chop last month. i feel so fabulous

Newbie2003
12-03-2003, 01:59 PM
I just did mine two weeks ago (Nov 22) after 4 mos of transitioning. I&#39;M FREE & LOVIN&#39; IT and I can&#39;t keep my hands out of my hair!

starchild
12-03-2003, 03:27 PM
alright, alright. Jan 29, 2003 big chop.

pookeylou
12-03-2003, 03:36 PM
132 gave perms the "Boot"!!!


Wow!!! Yall are showing out!! We are averaging a new naptural almost every 2.76 days....whooooohoooo!!!

:app :app :app :app :app :app :app

Letica01
12-03-2003, 03:38 PM
I did "Big Chop" March 2003!! :bis

Nellienaps
12-03-2003, 04:08 PM
Big Chop May 30, 2003...which means it&#39;s been exactly 6 months and 3 days. Woohoo!!!!!

suziewong
12-03-2003, 04:19 PM
Me!!! Nineteen days - newly chopped!

Blackanese
12-03-2003, 04:46 PM
Valentine&#39;s day - 10 month anniv coming up!

karmlkinks
12-03-2003, 08:11 PM
gradually chopped & became totally perm free july 2003

pookeylou
12-03-2003, 09:57 PM
137 ARE IN PERMFREE HEAVEN!!!


Only 27 days until the end of the year...any more DARING to take the permfree step!?!

jater
12-04-2003, 01:51 AM
Me! October chopper!

MoonStar
12-05-2003, 06:19 PM
Me!

Cecelia
12-05-2003, 06:27 PM
JUNE 16, 2003...check out the avatar....totally natural.

pookeylou
12-05-2003, 07:24 PM
140 have done the deed...
They cut off the perm and now are freed
If you are brave enough to take this step
You wont regret the hair you&#39;ve kept...
So join the list and you will see...
Its great to be natural in 2003!

Ok...dont gag at my rhyming skills...any thing that ends in "orty" or "irty" or just that stupid zero number...is hard to rhyme with...so I had to make up a poem. :-)

star0925
12-05-2003, 07:31 PM
Pookeylou,

I like the poem and I :amour this thread.

BioChic
12-05-2003, 07:33 PM
I did the big chop in Oct 2003

Loving it
:bis

Freedom is great!!

freedomsong
12-05-2003, 08:38 PM
Not a BIG chop but, in November, I became 100% natural after 10 months of transitioning. Yay!!!!!

simplykinky
12-06-2003, 07:25 PM
I Big Chopped exactly 7 days ago :cen and don&#39;t regret it at all. I think I look cute rockin a 2.5 -3 inch TWA. :)

SimplyKinky (and lovin it)

cixchic
12-06-2003, 07:57 PM
I chopped May 12, 2003, after transistioning <6 months.

pookeylou
12-06-2003, 11:07 PM
144 ARE PERMED NO MORE!!!!

Yall are going to fool around and end up with 200 new napturals this year before this thing is over....

Yall are scaring me!!!

NappyZeta
12-07-2003, 12:53 AM
Me I did my chop today....December 6, 2003

Melanizm
12-07-2003, 01:25 AM
Add me to the list :) December 5, 2003

demetria
12-07-2003, 04:46 AM
I did the big chop :cen last Saturday, November 29, 2003.....been very happy since!!!

pookeylou
12-07-2003, 07:13 PM
147 ARE IN PERMFREE HEAVEN!!!!


How many days till the end of the year?

Yasintha
12-07-2003, 07:42 PM
I didn&#39;t do the big chop I transitioned for 6 months and became natural in march 2003. :-)


http://public.fotki.com/yasintha/

CoCo2000
12-07-2003, 10:17 PM
I tried to transition, but after three and a half months, I couldn&#39;t take it anymore and did the BC ten days ago!

I love my hair and I love the process of getting to really know my hair....learning how to care for it properly...what will work for it and what won&#39;t, etc.

Peace and Love,
CoCo

star0925
12-08-2003, 03:23 PM
pookeylou,

I have one to add.

My dd daughter (my Natural Angel) became perm free after 11 months of transitioning Saturday December 6th.

pookeylou
12-08-2003, 04:08 PM
150 are perm free and nifty!!


I know "nifty" is probably the corniest word in the English language...but 150 NAPTURALS IS NOT!!!!

Can ya&#39;ll believe this?! Am I the only one in natural shock here!!!!??? :shock

This is so unreal!!! 50 more people....and 200 people from this forum will have become natural!!!!! Is that not amazing or what!!!

celine
12-08-2003, 07:58 PM
I&#39;m also from the 2003 nappygeneration!
I started transitionning on december 26, 2002, and made the BC on april 25, 2003. I got now 4 inches and a half hair length and cannot tire of discovering my original hair texture in all its way!

Celine :dance: :(hu :ura

pookeylou
12-09-2003, 03:01 PM
151 said "The Perm is Done!"


22 Days left until the end of the year....22 days of oppurtunity to be Permfree in 2003...


Who is joinging the NAPPY NATION!?!?!?

Geminibrown78
12-09-2003, 03:57 PM
Chopped in April, never looked back

zoepooh
12-09-2003, 04:07 PM
I did it :cen for the second time actually but still now I´m keepin ijahoooo :cow:

CurlyGurly
12-09-2003, 04:13 PM
i chopped september 21st of this year...i had an appointment with my stylist on september 27th for a retouch when sunday night i turned to my barber bf and said....honey...cut the hair off tonight. the hair was super short but it&#39;s growing now...and i&#39;m loving it more everyday.

pookeylou
12-09-2003, 04:57 PM
154 HAVE PERMED NO MORE!!!!</span>


<span style=\'color:purple\'>OUR NAPPY NATION IS GROWING...

HEY, HEY....
HO, HO...
PERMS ARE BAD AND HAVE TO GO...
HEY, HEY...

nastarual
12-09-2003, 10:15 PM
me, me, me!!

i chopped to celebrating not dying during the august MCAT. 5 days after the test i couldn&#39;t transition anymore. :cen :cen

pookeylou
12-10-2003, 01:05 AM
155 HAVE LET THEIR NATURAL HAIR COME ALIVE!


Join the Nappy Nation....do your BC in 2003! :app :app :app

pookeylou
12-10-2003, 01:27 PM
21 Days left until the end of 2003!


Anyone else done the deed?!

liberation82
12-10-2003, 07:19 PM
i&#39;m new to this board also and i did my bc on may 24...it was so freeing, hence the name, liberation82. it&#39;s funny cuz i shaved my head completely bald out of depression and i ended up loving how i looked! that&#39;s when i began doing research on napptural hair and boy have i learned a lot! my hair is a lot healthier now and i have a lot less breakage which was my problem when i had permed hair. i&#39;m still rockin&#39; my twa and it&#39;s been almost 7 months (dec 24 will make 7 months) and i have two inches of hair. i actually thought i would have less. so basically, i discovered the world of napptural hair by accident!!! ok...enough of my incessant rambling... :blah

pookeylou
12-10-2003, 08:20 PM
Well...how cute...and BRAVE are you!!

Glad to have you aboard and to add you to our growing list!!!


156 LEFT THE LYE AND CHOSE A PICK!!!! :rainfro


(I dont know why I find it so hard to rhyme with that number...)

Slim_E
12-10-2003, 08:52 PM
Add me to the list... I did the big chop back in January... so it&#39;s gonna be a year soon.

And i love it!

Applejacks
12-10-2003, 09:46 PM
Me...about an hour and a half ago!!! I cannot keep my fingers out my hair!!!

Cherished
12-10-2003, 10:24 PM
Originally posted by Applejacks@Dec 10 2003, 04:46 PM
Me...about an hour and a half ago!!! I cannot keep my fingers out my hair!!!
Congrats!

:app :app :app :app :app :app :app :app :app :app :app :app :app

TuralNap
12-10-2003, 10:40 PM
:cen Im planning to do a Big Chop this month... :cen

pookeylou
12-11-2003, 12:54 AM
158 HAVE STEPPED THROUGH THE NAPPY GATE!!!


@Turalnap...Make sure you sign in back here as soon as the deed is done!!! You might be the 200th Naptural...(not that you are getting a prize or anything...EXCEPT FOR GORGEOUS NATURAL HAIR!!!)

@Applejacks...GO ON WIT CHO BRAVE SELF!!! What a surprise! Congratulations to you...

AND ALL THE NATURALS THAT HAVE DONE THE BIG CHOP THIS YEAR!!!!

I am thinking about starting a "PERM NO MORE IN 2004" campaign...

If close to 200 women (and a man or two) became natural in 2003...why couldnt 500 women become natural in 2004!!!

:app :app :app :app :app :app :app

Cherished
12-11-2003, 12:58 AM
:offtopic :

:thumbsup to pookeylou for starting a great and exciting thread!

pookeylou
12-11-2003, 01:00 AM
Originally posted by Cherished@Dec 10 2003, 08:58 PM
:offtopic :

:thumbsup to pookeylou for starting a great and exciting thread!
Girl this is the FIRST place I come...each time I log on...I left you a note about adding your mom to the list too!

I get so excited to hear that more and more people are making the "nappy" choice...

JustKei
12-11-2003, 01:45 AM
Hey pookey, I had avoided this thread because it had too many pages and I couldnt bother to read through. I just decided to take a peak and headed straight to the last page and saw that u were taking a count. So make it 159....

I am off to read page 1.....
Kei

Cococure
12-11-2003, 07:51 AM
Add me as well :dance: :pop

Lolly
12-11-2003, 09:24 AM
After transitioning for 9 months I AXED THE RELAX in July 2003.

I claimed my independence!!!! :yaisse2

GREAT THREAD POOKEYLOU :thumbsup :thumbsup :thumbsup

Evolution19
12-11-2003, 10:38 AM
I transitioned from august to december

and now I AM FREE!!!!!!

newly napptural, very happy

pookeylou
12-11-2003, 01:57 PM
OH...


MY....


GOODNESS!!!!


162 HAVE LEFT THE RELAXER GOO!!!!


I cant believe this...could we actually get to 200? Is it really possible?


You all are incredible!!!!

Newbie2003
12-11-2003, 04:16 PM
:offtopic

Pookeylou, I just have to add my thanks to you for starting this thread. It&#39;s nice to know you&#39;re not alone in this thing. Y&#39;all are the greatest!

P.S. - I still can&#39;t keep my hands outta my hur! This stuff is niiiice! :thumbsup

Cherished
12-13-2003, 05:07 AM
Pookeylou...

Add my mom--the former militant CareFree Curl wearer! She let me give her a big chop this evening! She now sports a twa!

pookeylou
12-13-2003, 05:14 AM
<span style=\'color:red\'>163 HAVE LEFT THE RELAXER AND ARE NOW FREE!!!!


Give your mom a hug for us! Tell her she&#39;s got 162 new napturals that are marching right along with her....

Wonderful...I think I am going to cry. :app :app :app

RealBeautyTT
12-13-2003, 05:18 AM
[I][B][SIZE=7][COLOR=green]In early september I became free, and being me! :rainfro -T

Cherished
12-13-2003, 05:31 AM
Originally posted by pookeylou@Dec 13 2003, 12:14 AM
<span style=\'color:red\'>163 HAVE LEFT THE RELAXER AND ARE NOW FREE!!!!


Give your mom a hug for us! Tell her she&#39;s got 162 new napturals that are marching right along with her....

Wonderful...I think I am going to cry. :app :app :app
:offtopic

Thanks, I&#39;ll tell her. Somehow I&#39;ve managed not to cry yet. I know I will sooner or later. I&#39;ve been working on her since May of this year.

Oh yeah, my dad loves it. He said after 47 years, he wouldn&#39;t stick around if he didn&#39;t. Aren&#39;t they cute? :amour

Domita
12-14-2003, 08:06 PM
I did my bc on dec 13 (yesterday)!!

pookeylou
12-14-2003, 08:29 PM
165 HAVE TOLD PERMS TO TAKE A DIVE!!!


Congratulations all!!! :app :app :app :app

17 days until the end of 2003!

Is it possible that there are 35 more "bravely-contemplating" souls out there? Are YOU just trying to the the 200th person to leave 2003 permfree?...

Get your BC while you still can! And bring in the new year with a new you!!! (Let me quit...I am starting to sound like a car salesman..) :-)

jasminegab
12-15-2003, 01:36 PM
Originally posted by pookeylou@Dec 14 2003, 03:29 PM
165 HAVE TOLD PERMS TO TAKE A DIVE!!!


Congratulations all!!! :app :app :app :app

17 days until the end of 2003!

Is it possible that there are 35 more "bravely-contemplating" souls out there? Are YOU just trying to the the 200th person to leave 2003 permfree?...

Get your BC while you still can! And bring in the new year with a new you!!! (Let me quit...I am starting to sound like a car salesman..) :-)
I will never relax or perm my hair again so add my to this list. I made the decision after something woke me up early this morning and I went into the bathroom and noticed that the relaxed portions of my hair is starting to fall out again. Now I&#39;m looking for the clippers to chop this stuff off and go natural.

I should have never relaxed after going a year without a perm or relaxer anyway, but I wanted to look pretty. I don&#39;t think I look pretty with short hair so I relaxed it because I got tired of wearing wigs. Big mistake.

Now I have to go another year or so wearing wigs until my hair can grow long enough for them to briad it at the shop.

valencia
12-15-2003, 01:55 PM
Last Perm 11/15/02; BC 2/03!

pookeylou
12-16-2003, 03:10 PM
@Jasminegab...so you did the BC too?! If so, please confirm...

If that is the case, with her and Valencia, (Congrats girl!)...

Then the list is up to 167!!!!

167 down and 33 to go....YEEEEEEHAAAAA!!!

pookeylou
12-17-2003, 03:26 AM
Bumping...

I know others in the "Transition" forum have said they did the BC...so if you have...shout it out! :rainfro

Jamilla
12-17-2003, 05:24 AM
Add me to the list. I chopped 7-16-03.

Hey that&#39;s five happy months today! Woohoo!!!!! :rainfro

littlemama
12-17-2003, 05:33 AM
I did the big chop last week and I love my hair. I did not have a perm though, I just wanted to start taking care of my natural hair properly.

ValleyOfDecision
12-17-2003, 05:50 AM
Add me to the list too - did my :cen today (technically yesterday), 12/16/03.

Cherished
12-17-2003, 07:26 AM
Originally posted by ValleyOfDecision@Dec 17 2003, 12:50 AM
Add me to the list too - did my :cen today (technically yesterday), 12/16/03.
:app :app :app :app :app :app :app :app :app :app :app :app :app

:rainfro

slikycurls
12-17-2003, 09:34 AM
How did I miss?!?!?! I chopped the 1st week of August. I had just took out these bangin&#39; cornrows and behold that heifer braided my hair so tight that my hair was ripped off you could lift the start of the braid up? So I went to Wal-Mart bought some hair stuff went home put my babies to sleep , stood in front of The Mirror and chopped off to .5 ins.

I now have 5 Ins......

P.S. never chop angry my bangs are like an 1 in shorter that the rest...I forgot the front is stright I thought it was relaxed hair duh!!!! :cen :nohuh


Silky

pookeylou
12-17-2003, 01:44 PM
All right now!!!


The list is up to 171!!!!


29 to go?!?! Is this true...is this possible...

ValleyOfDecision
12-17-2003, 03:52 PM
Originally posted by Cherished+Dec 17 2003, 02:26 AM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Cherished @ Dec 17 2003, 02:26 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-ValleyOfDecision@Dec 17 2003, 12:50 AM
Add me to the list too - did my :cen today (technically yesterday), 12/16/03.
:app :app :app :app :app :app :app :app :app :app :app :app :app

:rainfro [/b][/quote]
:bis :bis :bis

Thanks Cherished. :thumbsup :lol Next gathering, you&#39;ll see it. :)

peachmari
12-18-2003, 12:29 AM
you can add two more to the list!! my mom and sister (12/17/03) :d)

Melody
12-18-2003, 02:00 AM
Count me in!!! I chopped in March sometime.....

loopDroots
12-18-2003, 02:09 AM
big chopped Dec 2003. No transition, no regrets, no return. Heeeey!

pookeylou
12-18-2003, 02:53 AM
14 days until 2003 is HI...STOR...EEEEE!!!!! DO YOUR BC IN 2003!!!

(hey...that sounds like a cheer)

allsmiles
12-19-2003, 07:33 AM
Hey, don&#39;t forget about me!(August) :yaisse2

pookeylou
12-20-2003, 02:24 AM
We are up to 176

Alright now!!! Closer and closer to the 200 naptural goal!

Who else has done the deed!?!

pookeylou
12-20-2003, 07:23 PM
Dont tell me we&#39;ve come to the end...
Dont tell me there are no more choppers this year...
Dont tell me that this chapter of permfreeness in 2003 is coming to a close...
...there?!

LilShortRib
12-22-2003, 05:34 AM
Newly Perm-Free person as of October... :)

LilShortRib
12-22-2003, 05:35 AM
BTW... I have come up with a new slogan for the new year "PERM NO MORE IN 2004"... Who&#39;s with me on that one???

McLemore
12-22-2003, 07:34 AM
I chopped in September and enjoying the ride so far.

curlywhirl
12-22-2003, 03:03 PM
I did the big chop in October

pookeylou
12-22-2003, 03:30 PM
All right!!!!!


<span style=\'color:red\'>500 did the chop in 2004?!?!?!?!? 500 naturals...making a dent in the perm industry armor...We could be on our way to SHUTTIN THEM DOWN!!!

acjazz28
12-22-2003, 09:29 PM
Bumping this up so folks who&#39;ve chopped and haven&#39;t seen this yet can post...:) :thumbsup

Ipanema
12-22-2003, 10:58 PM
I big-chopped January 2003. It seems like this year has gone by so fast!

happyjen
12-22-2003, 11:10 PM
I just chopped on Dec. 20 after 7 months of transitioning.

Finally relaxer free!!!!

egan26
12-22-2003, 11:11 PM
I&#39;m not sure if I count or not.
Anyway, I transitioned for quite awhile and actually cut off the permed hair in the back of my head sometime in late 2002.

However, I became completely natural in July of 2003.

What do you think? Do I count?

bluetiful17
12-23-2003, 12:57 AM
me!!!!!!!!!!!! i did it on nov 10 2003.

Laniza
12-23-2003, 02:52 AM
Count me in!! My last perm was in January 2003. I transitioned from January til late April/early May then I finally chopped those permed ends OFF! I rocked my natural hair from May til September 24th, 2003. This was the day that I started my locs with two strand twists and I&#39;ve been going strong ever since. Man, I am loving this journey!

blackdiamond
12-23-2003, 03:40 PM
Proud to be natural...I am as I did the big chop in May 2003. I feel refreshed and renewed; the perm is for those who don&#39;t know the real or can&#39;t accept it. I am glad to be apart of the natural elite.

caramelaggie
12-23-2003, 03:52 PM
I did the big chop on Dec.13 so I just made it in the 2003. I cant wait to get some pictures so that I can share!

caramelaggie
12-23-2003, 03:55 PM
I did my big chop on Dec. 13 so I just made it under the belt of 2003. I cannot wait to share my pictures with all of you.