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    I picked up this month's Essence magazine and came across the hair section. I was pleasantly surprised they were discussing locs and gave them a temporary thumbs up until I continued reading...

    I was quite disappointed to find out they were promoting fake locs. The headings "Great Pretenders" and "Faux Locs" left me feeling like this :smug

    They discussed how human hair extentions are sewn into the hair. After a while the human hair extentions then mesh with the new growth. :huh I don't know about you, but I certainly do not want to have any fake hair meshing with my actual hair, seems too eerie to me.

    What ever happened to growing your locs from scratch? What ever happened to patience?

    I was really growing weary with Essence promoting and glorifying relaxed hair and with this, they will no longer have me as a customer.

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    I got my Essence the other day and saw that mess too. I just shook my head.

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    "sigh" anything to make a dollar nowadays!
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    I also was reading Essence and I was like "what?!"...why would u let ur own hair intertwine with the fake....I dont even have locs...but I was too through with that mag

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    We should email them with our disapproval. Maybe they'll think twice next time. Nothing is sacred anymore.
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    I've actually heard of people locking this way.

    It ain't MY thang, but hey...

    After 10 years of being a subscriber, I canceled my Essence subscription about 5 years ago. My parents, being old-school, still subscribe (to Essence, and Jet, and Ebony, and...) so I get to read it on my visits to their home. And yeah, by and large it's still the same old sh**.
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    your know we live in the days of 'drive-thru living' if we can't have it now...it ain't worth it...

    go essence...that's why i cancelled years ago. became too much BS
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    I mentioned this in another thread and now I see that I am not the only one seriously annoyed w/ the article. Isu is so on point- these are HUMAN HAIR extensions. There is some poor bald woman in a third world country who had to sell her crowning glory for money, and here they are advising someone to let that stuff mat up w/ their own hair. I guess for the people who see locs as just a fad, this suits them just fine because they can always remove or cut off the extension part and start over w/ no regrets. For me, cutting my locs would be an amputation.

    BTW, does anyone know of any hair magazines specifically for locs and natural hair? I&#39;m sick of seeing hair mags that cater to the relaxed and weaved. WE want some hair care tips. WE want to see different style examples too. WE want to see articles on loc&#39;ed celebrities and THEIR faces and naturals gracing the cover. Can&#39;t a napptural get some love in the publishing world?
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    Could you imagine the impact if everyone wrote a letter to the editor on this article? Does anyone have the address and actual title of the article? I didn&#39;t read it, but I would respond to it.

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    This is straight from the magazine, ladies.... Enjoy!

    ESSENCE would love to hear from you. (I bet)

    Address correspondence, including your full name, address and daytime phone number to
    Letters, ESSENCE
    1500 Broadway
    New York, NY 10036

    fax: (212) 921-5173

    E-mail: letters@essence.com

    Of course, they say that letters may be edited for length and clarity.
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