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Thoughts on Transitioning to Natural Hair- 2

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The Nappy Race– The Real Beginning (Ch 2) by Tania of Your Natural Wonder It’s your official first month on the ‘transition’ leg of the race. Your run thus far is strong. You feel confident and secure with your decision. You pat yourself on the back because you have been solid in your decision to bear through this process. But…

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Eliminating Negative Thoughts About Your Hair

By Curly Nikki 17 Comments

“I Wouldn’t Look as Good as You…” by LV Burns of I have had far too many friends, family members and acquaintances tell me that they wouldn’t look as good as me if their hair was natural. I never take that as a compliment. In fact, when I hear someone say this, it actually bothers me because it’s just…

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Top 10 Transitioning Tips!

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Evelyn of NaturallyCurly writes: Want to go natural without doing the Big Chop? The alternative is called transitioning, where you grow out your natural texture for any period of time before cutting the processed or damaged ends off. Check out THESE TIPS to get started!

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Thoughts on Transitioning to Natural Hair

By Curly Nikki 11 Comments

The Nappy Race- The Beginning by Tania of Your Natural Wonder A little bit of breakage here, a little bit of breakage there – And that’s how it starts. “Well maybe a treatment will help,” you think to yourself. After a few treatments, trims, a weave, some Dominican blow outs, a couple headaches, and a few pain relievers (need I…

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‘Nappier Than Expected’ Syndrome

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Nappier Than Expected by LV Burns of Natural-Ness Okay…it’s confession time. Here goes… When I first BCed, my hair was nappier than I expected. Go ahead – get your grunts, moans, head shaking out of the way, but please keep reading. Yes, it was nappier than I expected. You see, before I BCed, I visited a lot of hair albums….

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Curl Becomes Woman

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Curl Becomes Womanby Nefertiti If I’d heard the phrase “big chop” two months ago, I would probably think it was some kind of kitchen appliance. But, in recent weeks, I’ve become acquainted with all sorts of natural hair jargon and acronyms, and now fantasize about things like reaching “APL” in 2011. Indeed, I’m new to the natural hair community, but…

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Newbie Advice and a Reminder for Vets

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So You Want to Go Natural?by Tinuke Wilson Once you make the decision to go natural, be ready to free your mind. It is a journey that requires a strong determination and boldness. Unfortunately, many women have been taught to believe that the European Standard of Beauty is the way to go. The media constantly presents beauty as being tall…

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Transition to Natural Hair- Online Support

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The BEST Places to Find Support Online While Transitioning to Natural Hair By aJwitaFrO Transitioning is definitely the hardest part about going natural, and even after you transition, you’re still left with so many questions about how to care for your textured curly hair. If you don’t have a local community supporting you on your hair journey, going through the…

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A Resource for Newbies and Transitioners

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The lovely MariaG of has created a nearly exhaustive list of resources for ladies in transition. Before we get to it, I’d like to thank her for taking the time to compile this invaluable info, and for sharing with the community. _______________________________________________________ Hello Ladies, I successfully transitioned from relaxed to natural in 06-07 and if it wasn’t for…

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