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My hair needs help #

⚠️ I APOLOGIZE IN ADVANCE FOR THE LONG POST ⚠️
Let me begin by talking about my hair and what it's been through. For starters, I definitely have type 4 hair. Mostly 4a/4b with a bit of 4c in the back (maybe). My hair is very low porosity and pretty resilient I would say. Despite bleaching, dyeing, and straightening it every week for years under 450°, the most damage I got was just a looser curl pattern (3c-ish). When I was younger, my hair was long and healthy from what I've been told, and I can't exactly say when things turned bad except for when I started straightening it daily to weekly. After several years of straightening and dyeing I decided to cut my hair into a bob that did not look as good as I thought it would. Ever since, I've been on a hair growth journey. It's been a year and four months since I cut my heat and color damage off. My main problem begins here.
My hair always feels dry, no matter what. It could be drenched in water with tons of conditioner in it and it still feels rough and tangled, even after detangling. It never seems to be fully detangled. It never seems to be fully moisturized. It's known that natural hair is its most defined and hydrated when soaking wet, but my hair feels the complete opposite. I don't remember a time when my hair has ever felt hydrated. There's no curl pattern no matter how much water I have in it and no matter how much gel I apply. I have so many single strand knots despite trimming my hair just last month. I chalked everything up to the fact that my hair has been dry/neglected for the majority of my life so I decided to try an experiment.
Since we are under quarantine for about a month, my goal was to wet my hair every single day in the shower, condition and finger detangle, apply leave in and do a wash n go until my hair was trained. After about a week of doing so I haven't noticed a change and I am back to hating my hair. I hate my hair in a wash n go state because no matter how much gel I apply, the majority of my hair is frizzy immediately upon application. It looks fine as I'm applying and raking it through, and the curls separate nicely in my hands as I'm pulling on my hair, but as soon as I let go, most of the strand goes frizzy and only the ends will form a curl. I tried everything from singling to finger coils and so, so much gel every single day hoping that eventually I would get a root to tip curl instead of just the ends and so far nothing has worked. I don't know if I'm explaining it right but hopefully you understand.
So now onto experiment number two. I plan to do braidouts for the rest of this quarantine and hopefully that helps retain moisture and give me a bit of stretch so my hair isn't tempted to tangle itself. I'm hoping this would decrease the single strand knots and constant tangling. But here's where another problem comes into play. At my workplace we are required to wear hats as part of our uniform, which means my hair has to be tied up and able to fit under the hat. I have been brushing my hair back into a Ponytail every day for multiple reasons.
1. I can't have my hair out at work
2. I can't keep it in a Ponytail for more than the time I am at work because it puts stress on my hair and I can't co-wash/detangle it if it is still in a Ponytail, but I also have to do it all over again because I have work the next day
My hair gets very very dry if I have it out for more than a day, which is my reasoning for wetting it every day until it is trained to retain moisture for longer. On the weekends I will keep my hair out for 2 days before doing a shampoo wash and deep condition with a heated cap.
My questions are: Is this an okay method for trying to nurse my hair back to health? What can I do to train my hair to develop a curl pattern instead of frizz? What else can I do eliminate single strand knots besides chopping an inch of hair off every month?
Thank you for taking the time to read this if you did. Any help would be appreciated.
Original author: LanaT
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Sisterlocks transition to 2 strand twist/palm rolling

Hello! I’m a newbie. Have had SL’s for nearly 5 years.

Has anyone transitioned from SL’s to another Lock form? If so, I binned as much information as possible.
Original author: Rhondac728
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Michigan COVID Infection & Death Rates in Black population SOAR.

To those who spread the lie that Black people are immune to COVID-19, shame on you! I saw that lie posted and shared all over Facebook.

Michigan is now reporting the racial breakdown of COVID-19 cases. So far, 10,791 positive cases have been reported & 417 deaths. Of that, African Americans account for 35% of cases & 40% of deaths. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, just 14.1% of MI’s population is black.

Link to source: https://twitter.com/kat__stafford/st...401283584?s=21
Original author: deecoily
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What is your State / Country doing? How do you feel about it?

I'm currently in Australia where we are in a country-wide shut down. Most businesses have closed and we are under stay-at-home instructions. No gatherings outside of over 2 people. On the spot fines for people who don't follow the social distancing rules. Only things open outside essential services are supermarkets. Schools are closed because parents kept kids at home.

The country has basically shut its borders and if you arrive here now you are placed into forced quarantine for 2 weeks.

Millions have lost their jobs but today the government announced that if companies keep people on their payroll during the pandemic instead of firing them, the government will pay every employee $1500 per fortnight. The unemployment benefits have been raised to $1200 per fortnight for those who have no job to get back to.

People in small towns are ganging up on non-local people coming to their towns to escape. Some supermarkets in smaller towns have instituted "locals only" policies and won't allow people outside the area to shop there so supplies aren't hoarded.

The curve is flattening here but not fast enough. My family is in Rhode Island and Massachusetts so I'm keeping close tabs on what's going on there. Our family new normal is talking on ZOOM every other day. We've got elderly parents locked up at home so we need to keep an eye on them and make sure they have everything they need. We are in contact with them every day, sometimes multiple times a day. I'm still searching for a good game to play with my Mom over the internet. Any ideas?



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Original author: deecoily
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Show me your quarantine hair

OMG, what are you all doing? I know my locked sisters have it on lock LOL.

But the rest of us... are you going to do something you haven't done before? I am close to getting the scissors out.
Original author: deecoily
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Any Tips for a Relaxed Newbie?

Before I start, I should mention that I'm still fairly young (16 to be exact) so don't judge me too harshly :D

In January, I finally had enough of my mom choosing everything for me since everything she wanted I either didn't like the look of, or caused me too much pain to feel worth it. I chose to have it relaxed as it really helps with the pain and I personally think it looks really nice. My only problem is that she never taught me anything regarding hair care other than "Shampoo and condition it once a week" (I really don't agree with this. I find that my hair looks and feels much better when I condition it multiple times a week). She still has to style it for me, which I hate because I want to be able to grow up. At its longest, my hair reaches my jawline, so there's not too much to worry about yet. I'd like any help you can offer in protective styles I can do myself and with the hair on my head so I can finally get my own routine going and she won't have to baby me anymore. I'd also appreciate any product recommendations since I need to buy more any way. Thanks in advance, ladies!
Original author: NaturallyRichie
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Hi there

Am Racheal, from Uganda this my first time doing natural and things are not going as I expected to,have loose my edges,my all hair is damaged 😭😭#,,I found this site when I was searching for African natural hair forums then this appeared on top
Original author: Rac.Nantale
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Hi there

Am Racheal, from Uganda this my first time doing natural and things are not going as I expected to,have loose my edges,my all hair is damaged 😭😭#,,I found this site when I was searching for African natural hair forums then this appeared on top but am glad I joined you guys
Original author: Rac.Nantale
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My first post - I'm not too computer literate

Just want to make sure I've got the hang of this. Hopefully all works well.
Original author: Rachellyn2154
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Hello glad to be back!

Hello everyone! Iris here. I lice natural hair, as well as permed hair. Can’t we as women live both? I grew up in a household where all members of my family’s hair was celebrated. Could, kinky curly, 4C, you name it! Now, I appreciate all hair types. Last year I finished cosmetology school and oh man, they tricked me!

They didn’t teach anything but basics. Braids? You can forget that!
I HAD TO TEACH A CLASD ON BRAIDS! They should have paid me smh.

Well all that is past and I am feeeling energized to continue doing Brazilian knots and braids, and do I have a special for you!

First of all, I would like you to know that after I posted my youtube vide on Remy hair for a sewin that lasted a long time, I can honestly say that I didn’t have any time for myself and that’s how I started to find ways to make my Sewins stretch and last longer.

My hair texture is 4b/4C when I leave it too long I’m a weave and wash it. No amount of conditioner will loosen the coils!

I noticed that trying to flat iron my 4b/4C could resulted in breakage- Int hair couldn’t absorb much moisturizer unless I twisted it or braided it into big sections overnight. Heat from my body sleeping did wonders, so that’s when I realized that if I could find 5hours during the day, I could get the same effect.

But who has 5 hours during the day when we have bills to pay, right?

Well, I am currently located in south Jersey in Lindenwold and I miss central New Jersey. My friend recently passed away and I feel
So vulnerable, but he would have wanted me to push on and live my life to the fullest.

Well, just saying hey, and if you need your hair done I would be honored.

Please check out my instagram: cosmetologyboss. Let’s link up!
Original author: BrazilianKnotsNJ
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Message from an Indian guy - black women look much more beautiful with natural hair.

Ladies,

I'm an Indian guy and I just want to let you know that black women look so much more beautiful with their natural hair. I am turned off big time by ladies who straighten their hair and/or add weaves to their hair as well as fake eyelashes. They look too artificial and more like extras from a science fiction movie.

I hope this natural hair trend picks up and more and more black women go natural with their hair - it's not only their birthright but it also enhances their beauty in ways I am cannot describe - it just looks right, you know? This is probably due to millions of years of evolution that matches face structure and features to the hair type to maximize beauty. Straightened hair somehow just reduces the beauty level from my perspective. Maybe there are specific face types for which straightened hair may enhance the beauty but for the most part, natural hair is the optimal feature.

I would say that the black woman with the most majestic natural hair I've seen is Rutina Wesley from the TV show "Queen Sugar". I'm amazed at the level of creativity and diversity one can have with natural nappy hair that is simply not possible with natural straight hair. I hope more black women follow the example of Ms. Wesley and carry such majestic masterpieces on their head with pride.
Original author: kharvel
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YouTube

Hey you guys I’m starting YouTube to promote my natural hair journey please check it out and subscribe !
Original author: Breana346
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Hairstylist

Hi everyone, happy to meet everyone 😊 I’m a local hairstylist servicing the Broward County are
Original author: Styles by Ashley
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Styles by Ashley

Hi local hairstylist servicing the Broward county area... Styles by Ashley was created out of the desire for women to have a space to feel loved and embraced for who they are and to leave with a sense of knowing their inherent beauty, value and identity in whom they were created to be.
Http://www.instagram.com/_styles_by_ashley
Original author: Styles by Ashley
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New To Group !

I’m A 19 year old HairStylist, Owner Of Waist By Naia.
Looking To Learn From My Peers And Also Educate What I’ve Learned From My Experience! I’m excited to join!
Instagram: @StylesByNaia
Original author: StylesByNaia
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Sending Cool Thoughts and Water to The Land Down Under

Per Dee's FB post, the fires are approaching. Please send her your positive energy, vibes and cool water if you can. We need to all think cool thoughts for the new year as we live in this time of 'Fake' leaders who deny the planet is dissolving before our eyes. :(

Prayers to Dee.


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Original author: Moderator T
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Vitamins for hair

What vitamins do you use for hair?
Original author: Torda
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I need help with this journey that I am about to embark on, started with interlocks.

I am so ready for locs, I'm 63 and totally gray (it's pretty). The girl that started them in April just left her clients. I found someone else,but I am ready to do my on and I'm unsure as to how do I proceed. I am locking but thin at the roots interlocked the last few months. So I wonder how long will twisting the new growth last before I interlock again. Already the strands are thin because of the tightness used when interlocked, it took three washes and a lot of soothing product to reduce the tension please help! I live in a small town and don't have 3 choices.
Original author: dshadec
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Adoptive Mama Needs Help!

Hi All,
Newbie here.
I'm an adoptive mama to 2 biracial girls. My youngest has the kinkiest hair and there is SOOOOO much I don't know. Hoping to find answers here.

We got her first braids recently (she's 2.5). I'd been trying to learn on my own and had to find the pros cause it wasn't working at all ;) I realized so many things I didn't know that my black friends didn't know to tell me because it was such basic info. Like braid on dry hair!!! LOL. I'd always tried it wet because that's how I do mine and I thought the point of a protective style was to do it when the hair is wet and keep the moisture and product in. Now I'm kind of confused. I usually deep condition once a week and try to do a protective style afterwards (puffs, twists, etc). I can't get most styles to last more than a day. I'm wondering if the hair needs to be completely dry before doing any styling for it to hold? Should I blow dry or air dry? Blow dry seems to go against the whole point of deep conditioning the hair. If it air dries, her curl pattern is set and I don't really like to disrupt it - it looks so good! Also, don't know how much the mixed hair differs in it's tendency to pull out of a style. It seems like her curls have lots of slip.
Help me - I know even less than I thought and I didn't start with much ;) hahaha.
Original author: MrsWhatsit
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Hi everyone! Have a question about hair growth lengths.

Hi everyone, new to the forum today. I have been looking for a forum similar to some old forums I belongs too that are pretty much abandoned. I've been all natural for about 20 years. I managed to grow my hair to about an inch above mid back length in the past. I just cut it myself to start fresh with clean and even ends. And I tried starting a hair growth challenge with the other natural girls at work but they weren't into it. So I started by myself on November 12th.

My issue is other than the article I just read on another thread here by the creator. Every single source online says your hair can ONLY grow 1/2 inch per month. 6 inches per year. But how can that be true if we are all different and unique but all of our hair growth is exactly the same??? I've seen so many commenters (in other forums/social media outlets) argue or call each other liars if the hair grew any longer than 1/2 an inch.

But for this challenge. Just for my eyes only, I took a video to help keep track of my growth visually with dates and everything. I measured my hair two days ago and my growth is an inch, actually just slightly over an inch. I measured it 10 times, and watch my original video while measuring to make sure I match the measurements perfectly and use the same area of hair. And took a video of it and compared the too. I grew just over an inch and it hasn't been a whole month yet.

I'm going nuts, is this possible? Im afraid to post anywhere else because people can be just plain mean. I'm happy about the growth. But it is unexpected. I'm not sure how to feel. In my mind after all the research I just keep telling myself somehow I measured incorrectly. But is the research wrong?

Is half an inch all that there is?
Original author: NaturallyPosh
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