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Hair Coon and curl pattern beat the hell out Cry

I think the whole stretching, twist out obsession is interesting.  It's like being natural isn't good enough one has to be the 'perfect' natural.  I have 4b/c hair and adored my curl pattern but yes the questions were ridiculous.  "Did you get a hair cut?"  "Your hair is so COOL!"  and my favorites from a black friend, "Girl we have evolved," and "yeah, you dark skinned girls look good in dreads." 

Regardless of whether we wear our hair natural, relaxed, pressed, wigged or weaved there's this obsession about it.  I chalk it up to we're girls.  Other races of women obsess over their hair and other things.  

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Originally posted by SamoneLenior SamoneLenior wrote:


a lot of people wore afros back in the day simply because a lot of other people were doing it

so yes some of those same people will now say women kook better with straight hair

I tend to think being natural was just a fad for them

nothing too deep


Its still a fad for many.....reminds me of the 90s when everyone was rocking Africa shaped everything....there are very few people that are genuine.
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I remember that MizzS.  U had the leather Africa medallion, u had the snap back with The Africa on it with matching t-shirt worn with steel toe doc martins and cross colour shorts/pants and a bunch of leather bracelets...at least one had The Africa on it.LOL   
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Originally posted by liesnalibis liesnalibis wrote:

I don't think adding gel, styling creme, etc, is doing any more than anyone else.
 
lol...anyone else like who? 
 
anyway, most of the natural products are marketed to define, stretch or whatever else to natural hair. ...f
 
imo and from what I have observed....there is still a definite trend to alter ones kinks/coils/curls in some way.  the new "natural" still requires work/manipulation....something....
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Originally posted by ThoughtCouture ThoughtCouture wrote:

Originally posted by liesnalibis liesnalibis wrote:

I don't think adding gel, styling creme, etc, is doing any more than anyone else.
 
lol...anyone else like who? 
 
anyway, most of the natural products are marketed to define, stretch or whatever else to natural hair. ...f
 
imo and from what I have observed....there is still a definite trend to alter ones kinks/coils/curls in some way.  the new "natural" still requires work/manipulation....something....

Oh lawd not the new natural and the new black on one page LOL

I don't think there's anything wrong with doing your hair.  Applying gel for definition or whatever to me is the equivalent of doing your hair.  Combing can be considered manipulation to some.  

I used to joke with my husband when first started following natural hair bloggers and vloggers that they always had a flower in their hair or were using some unrefined butters of some kind for moisture.  It was like choosing to wear your hair in it's natural state meant you had to become some granola crunching vegan because otherwise you weren't a REAL natural.  
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lol i should have kept reading...i see others have already pointed that out.
 
anyway, I've always like BIG hair.  i was doing twist outs even when i had super long relaxed hair.  i rarely did bone straight looks.  was always doing some kind of roller set...or some form of a perm rod super curly roller set.  people used to always ask me if i had on a wig... and the funny thing is when i wanted a super straight look i would often wear a wig...lmaoooo.
 
i'm actually ok with my natural kinks as they dry simply after detangling and rinsing conditioner out.  my problem is shrinkage since i want my hair BIG.  when/if it grows enough (shyt i might need to reach azz length...Dead) i can totally see just REALLY washing and going... 
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Originally posted by ThatGurlD ThatGurlD wrote:


I don't think there's anything wrong with doing your hair.  Applying gel for definition or whatever to me is the equivalent of doing your hair.  Combing can be considered manipulation to some.  
 
 
oh yes i totally agree.  i was just pointing out that there is really no "new" natural...as that old woman star was chatting with seemed to be suggesting...at least not imo anyway.
 
but it cannot be denied that most of the products and/or methods marketed to the natural community are geared toward stretching/relaxing/lengthening or defining or silkening or whatever to the kink/coil/curl.  i'm ok with that... LOL
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Originally posted by ThoughtCouture ThoughtCouture wrote:

Originally posted by ThatGurlD ThatGurlD wrote:


I don't think there's anything wrong with doing your hair.  Applying gel for definition or whatever to me is the equivalent of doing your hair.  Combing can be considered manipulation to some.  
 
 
oh yes i totally agree.  i was just pointing out that there is really no "new" natural...as that old woman star was chatting with seemed to be suggesting...at least not imo anyway.
 
but it cannot be denied that most of the products and/or methods marketed to the natural community are geared toward stretching/relaxing/lengthening or defining or silkening or whatever to the kink/coil/curl.  i'm ok with that... LOL

Nope, definitely can't deny that.  As far as old vs new natural, I'm only in my 30s so I don't know what they were doing before the 80s but I'll take a stretched fro over the Jeri Curl I and in second grade ANYDAY LOL
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girl that jerri curl shyt was a f*cking tragedy.  uggghhhhh.  i never hopped on that train.  365/24/7 round the clock juiciness....no thanks...lol
 
but i do remember my mom and her friends wearing afros. both ways...stretched and unstretched.  afro puffs.  corn rows ect ect ect...
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I feel like beating the curl out of my hair this week by stretching it out.

I'm using 'beating the curl pattern out' whenever I stretch these naps out Samone.LOL


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