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    I'll compliment you bluesaki.
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    I'll compliment you bluesaki.
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    That is real nice it made me smile....

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    I didn't go natural to become one with the earth, enlightened, spiritual, down with the sistah-hood etc. I did it because I got tired of spending 3 to 5 hours in a salon, spending my money only to have the style be limp as a wet potato chip the next day, dandruffy scalp, and dodging rain drops. Most importantly I didn't want to lose precious time needed to nurse my sick mother. Like someone else said, it's only hair, so I BC'd that day with every intent of going back to the fire, but just didn't.

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    That is real nice it made me smile....[/b]
    :blush: We gotta support each other.

    THANKS LOL **ehug***[/b]
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    I totally understand that there is a difference between just having natural hair and actually appreciating it. A lot of people are now wearing locs because they are in style. People are just accustomed to follow trends and not think on their own. I am currently transitioning because re.laxers are not good for you. They constantly burned my scalp regardless of any precautions I used and it burned my hairline. I am also going natural because this whole black "self-hatred" thing is getting old. So many other cultures embrace our culture but we are ashamed of it. White women will tan and get curly perms but black women will straighten their hair until it falls out. Whenever I talk to people abotu the dangers of perming they think I'm crazy. "If perms are so bad why do they still sell them?"...well cigarettes and alcohol are the WORST things to ever use but they still sell them...obviously corporate America could care less about our health...they just want profit. If that means millions of bald black women then they're cool with it. I just hope that more people realize that they do not need straight hair to be beautiful and that they can manage their natural hair. I lose hope sometimes...well at least I saw the light
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    I would have to say that being natural for me was for the health of my hair. It had nothing to do with my spirituality or sisterhood. Perms are bad and like many people I just got tired of the madness. I have been natural for 3 years and I love it. My family has had to grow to love it. I still get ridiculed for having natural hair. My hair is in between nappy/nappy. Now that I've learned more about my hair and my own self-esteem, I don't think I will go back to perm. Also it is the choice of the individual. If you know you are going to look very tacky with a TWA , DONT DO IT!!!! It is whatever works for that person.
    Now I will say it leaves a bad taste in mouth to hear a person say they are natural but they are always weaved up or pressing their hair even after the transition BUT!!!!!! That is their descision.

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    Hmmm-

    Interesting thoughts..... But as MamaC said to each their own
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    Default Re: Newbie In Awe

    Quote Originally Posted by femmefiyah View Post
    It took me a while to realize this but all naturals are not the same. I was reading a post yesterday and a member referred to "super-naturals" which I can only assume means radical?????? But continuing to think on it.....I have to say that some people are natural....but I don't really think it has anything to do with how they actually think.

    I know people who don't perm their hair but are just as ignorant as the day is long; <_< I guess I just expected more...expected that if you went natural you would be "in the know" or at least aware. *smh* So not the case. I guess what I'm saying is......a fro/curls/locs or braids doesn't really mean you have shed your shackles at all. We must be a fashion statement.

    And for the record....I can't speak on what God intended but I'm loving my shaved head...but it isn't for the weak of heart,mind or spirit. :P
    well natural hair is beautiful...
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