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Originally posted by NJHairLuv NJHairLuv wrote:

Sounds like the blog post was created to stir up controversy and web hits. I am 40 yrs and grew up in the 70s & 80s in a time where black people were in every magazine in national advertisements with unrelaxed afros, braids, afro puffs and this blog post is bullshyt.

It's really interesting you should say this because I was at this mom and pop spot and this older woman was waiting on her food and she told me she liked my hair. I had it in a wash n go. This was a few months ago and my hair is kinky so it did not have the appearance of being long. But the lady told me that back in the day they thought they were doing it natural but they still would get their afros blown out or get a blow out kit and have it picked out and shaped or whatever the case may be, but you know how afros looked back then. But she said that what people are doing today is truly natural, meaning wearing every kink and coil exactly the way it falls, no shaping, no nothing. I thought it was interesting. There is definitely a difference to me in what natural hair was back then and what it is today. You'd never see a Jackson 5 afro walking down the street these days.
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Originally posted by liesnalibis liesnalibis wrote:

Originally posted by NJHairLuv NJHairLuv wrote:

Sounds like the blog post was created to stir up controversy and web hits. I am 40 yrs and grew up in the 70s & 80s in a time where black people were in every magazine in national advertisements with unrelaxed afros, braids, afro puffs and this blog post is bullshyt.

It's really interesting you should say this because I was at this mom and pop spot and this older woman was waiting on her food and she told me she liked my hair. I had it in a wash n go. This was a few months ago and my hair is kinky so it did not have the appearance of being long. But the lady told me that back in the day they thought they were doing it natural but they still would get their afros blown out or get a blow out kit and have it picked out and shaped or whatever the case may be, but you know how afros looked back then. But she said that what people are doing today is truly natural, meaning wearing every kink and coil exactly the way it falls, no shaping, no nothing. I thought it was interesting. There is definitely a difference to me in what natural hair was back then and what it is today. You'd never see a Jackson 5 afro walking down the street these days.


i rarely if ever see women do this.
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Originally posted by ThatGurlD ThatGurlD wrote:

I feel the same way about it as I do a bad weave.  A lot of the time if someone is wearing a weave, you know they are.  So why not wear a believable one?  That's how I feel about the natural advertisements.  Like the uncombed afro is the only natural hair style we can rock.  Yes, that's an option but I rarely see styled natural hair.  I don't get that part.  

Example of an uncombed afro?
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Yeah, my daddy had a big shaped fro and before I loc'd he was always like, "Why don't you ever comb your hair?"  Now he tells me, "You know what would look good on you?  A nice perm."  My parents are a little older though they were mid 20s during the civil rights movement and deep in it.  It's fun some of the things they say because I always thought of them as so pro black.

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Originally posted by liesnalibis liesnalibis wrote:

Originally posted by ThatGurlD ThatGurlD wrote:

I feel the same way about it as I do a bad weave.  A lot of the time if someone is wearing a weave, you know they are.  So why not wear a believable one?  That's how I feel about the natural advertisements.  Like the uncombed afro is the only natural hair style we can rock.  Yes, that's an option but I rarely see styled natural hair.  I don't get that part.  

Example of an uncombed afro?

The Dark and Lovely commercial was a perfect example.  
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Originally posted by ThatGurlD ThatGurlD wrote:

Originally posted by liesnalibis liesnalibis wrote:

Originally posted by ThatGurlD ThatGurlD wrote:

I feel the same way about it as I do a bad weave.  A lot of the time if someone is wearing a weave, you know they are.  So why not wear a believable one?  That's how I feel about the natural advertisements.  Like the uncombed afro is the only natural hair style we can rock.  Yes, that's an option but I rarely see styled natural hair.  I don't get that part.  

Example of an uncombed afro?

The Dark and Lovely commercial was a perfect example.  

LoL okay wow. I think her hair is beautiful.
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Originally posted by tatee tatee wrote:

Originally posted by liesnalibis liesnalibis wrote:

Originally posted by NJHairLuv NJHairLuv wrote:

Sounds like the blog post was created to stir up controversy and web hits. I am 40 yrs and grew up in the 70s & 80s in a time where black people were in every magazine in national advertisements with unrelaxed afros, braids, afro puffs and this blog post is bullshyt.

It's really interesting you should say this because I was at this mom and pop spot and this older woman was waiting on her food and she told me she liked my hair. I had it in a wash n go. This was a few months ago and my hair is kinky so it did not have the appearance of being long. But the lady told me that back in the day they thought they were doing it natural but they still would get their afros blown out or get a blow out kit and have it picked out and shaped or whatever the case may be, but you know how afros looked back then. But she said that what people are doing today is truly natural, meaning wearing every kink and coil exactly the way it falls, no shaping, no nothing. I thought it was interesting. There is definitely a difference to me in what natural hair was back then and what it is today. You'd never see a Jackson 5 afro walking down the street these days.


i rarely if ever see women do this.

I don't mean walking out the house like you just woke up but I mean working with the curl pattern you have. I don't think adding gel, styling creme, etc, is doing any more than anyone else.
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Now I do think the first pic looks a dry, unkempt, blow fried, uneven, heat damaged mess...
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I do too!  I just notice that's the way natural hair is represented a lot of the time.  I wish I could have worn my hair that way more but it was so much daggone work.  A carefree look that was anything but.
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I do think they may have helped ease people into embracing blackness.  
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