Long-term Naturals Who Are Over Their Hair

Discussion in 'Hair Care Tips & Product Review Discussion' started by CarLiTa, Jan 5, 2016.

  1. LaBelleLL

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    I was going to say - it sounds like you have a water and weather quality issue. When I lived in Central Africa - my hair did horribly. It didn't look good at all in twists. It became thin actually. Same with when I was in Haiti (bc of where I was living). I spent a week in Barbados and my hair did not like the weather at all. It was straight dry all the time. I know exactly what you are talking about. Maybe the move will be better. And maybe you should invest in that contraption that makes water soft.

    I've tried to paste a picture of my cut. My hair is tighter than hers - curls not as large. But this is it. I actually don't like this cut itself but it looks very beautiful a little more grown out, which is what I have right now. I realize I don't like bangs in the front of my face but more to the side.

    I always bring pictures with me and strongly suggest that you do if you able to go.

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    Thank you. I think people were amazed even Reniece managed to lay this hair. Yes, I still go to her. I'm afraid to go to anyone else.
     
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    Been to the Deva salon in NYC a couple of times and I really loved it . Seems like my curls popped and behaved in a completely different way after the Deva cuts. The cuts were only $80 for a junior stylist and $110 for senior which I thought was reasonable given that I only need my hair shaped twice a year . The products are now my staples too.

    But I got tired of going all the way into the city for an entire day just for a haircut so I went to a local stylist who insisted on blowing out my hair to cut it . Since I no longer care about length I really didn't mind . That cut was about $60 . Now I'm so sick of my hair I can't decide whether to grow it out into a bigger natural or cut it super short.
     
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    Awesome

    I wish I could find a wig maker...did she charge a lot?
     
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    im going to stick with twists for awhile. the look suits me and im over my own hair to the point where I really cant be bothered with it.

    only problem is I have to find a stylist while im learning to do them myself :ohwell:
     
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    Those prices are much cheaper than DC. I'm lightweight mad but at least I know better now.

     
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    My hair doesn't grow as long as it used to, so i usually keep it in a bun with added hair to make it look thicker or in twists. I have a 1/2 wig I bought years ago and worked hard to 'nap' it up that i wear occasionally when I go out, so it looks like I have a lot of length.
    Because my hair isn't as long as it used to be I dont want to risk putting a relaxer in it in case it makes it thinner. I wouldn't mind having a nice short bob. Anything shorter no, because I hate going to the hairdresser every week for that maintenence.
     
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    Almost 25 years natural and I want to cut my hair off. I will always be natural but I want something different. @nyeredzi

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    I am also letting my hair go grey. It is almost 75% grey anyway. I also could careless about growing longer hair and I'm never in the hair forum anymore.
     
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    Yep, I'm very over my natural hair. I've been natural for 15 years, and my hair never grows longer than mid-back. I'll cut it a few times during that period, and that's the length it seems to grow to. I think that is all my growth cycle allows. I'm 5'9", so maybe that's why...waist length would be at least 3 feet of hair for me.

    I rarely wear my hair out. I'm always either crocheted or wigged up. I like the ease of that. I probably can count on one hand the number of times I've straightened my hair, since being natural.

    I just don't have the time to style, since I have two additional naturals in my house. My oldest daughter is 17, but she can't handle her own hair. She has the thickest 4a hair...it's just a lot (exhausting), so I crochet her too. My youngest is thick 4b, and she is still very tender-headed at almost 11 y.o. So half the time she's in braids, twists and sometimes flat-ironed.

    I'm so burnt out on hair I don't know what to do. But I'm glad I'm not the only one...lol.
     
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    I think Miss Jamaica's are perfect.

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    Her normal rate for what I asked for was $150. I got a black Friday special and paid $110, shipping included. For what I'm wanting next, I think she'll charge me around $175-$200. I love it because it looks like an actual cut. If I can blur my face out, I'll post pics. Lol. Her cutting skills are nice, she is a stylist based in Philly.
     
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    I'm over it in that I'm not like dying to try every new product or will gush to strangers about my hair. It's become normal to me. I still will buy a new product here and there, and I still cuss it out when it's time to detangle but I like it. It's a lot more low maintenance than my relaxed hair was but I know I'm alone in that regard.

    I did lose some thickness and length after the birth of my last child so I'm trying to get back to waist length. I had plenty of volume before so the loss is only really noticed by myself.

    I'm mostly in twists and then the resulting twist out. It just suits my lifestyle better.
     
  15. Cheleigh

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    @CarLiTa , initially I just got it shaped with the sides being shorter than the bad (I guess an upscale mullet style). As it's grown out, I call myself Stoney Jackson, LOL. Neither sound flattering, but they are. My hair has major shrinkage, and the products elongate my loser curls especially. Since my hair was cut, I can finger detangle and I haven't put my hair into a ponytail since I had it cut.
     
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    Nice! I'm assuming you mean the Deva Curl products? My friend was just raving about them.
     
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    How did this thread grow so fast in such a short time? I missed it.
     
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    This was so me! Got my DevaCut in July, too, and it really helped. Been natural since fall of '95 and wore it barbered close until April 2014. Told myself if I could not enhance the curls I saw via shed hair, off it would go! I knew I had a 'fro but wanted to experience more.

    After just a year of growing it out, I became incredibly bored and desperate for any kinda cut. I made the trip to NY, and the devacut did wonders, and she didn't really cut it that much. Just formed it to grow in a heart shape. Shaping makes a HUGE difference, and so does the curly girl method as it plays to curls. I'm told as my hair grows the shape is coming out nicely, which has me very excited.

    I'm very interested to see my hair's full potential in length and texture. And as it grows, I'll be able to do more with it. So I doubt I'll have such long spells of boredom again. It's still challenging at times, but I'm in it for life.

    I'd say get a devacut by an experienced stylist. I believe shape can only help.
     
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    Yes..the versatility of locs (and Ledisi) had me wanting locs badly. They can be quite beautiful.
     
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    My hair is not a "looser texture" by ANY stretch of the imagination. Check out mia_devacurl on instagram. I followed her for a long time to make sure she had "true afro kinky" experience before going to her and love my cut. AND she's not scissor happy. She cut just enough to give it shape. Said "your hair is fine, come back in 6 months or so". I ignore their advertisements actually because I don't see a lot of fractals (4c), but Deva trained stylists are funkin' up some afro textured hair, and they are all over instagram.
     
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    Lol, it was started in Off Topic, then moved here by the mods. :lol:
     
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    I was thinking the same thing @krissyhair.

    I gotta start visiting the other boards.
     
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    Froreal3 haulin hard in the paint

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    :lol: same here. I've been natural all my life, but really just started learning how to grow it long and take care of it properly in the last 4 (since I got serious on LHCF). I've always been hair lazy ie: keeping it in extension braids or weave for months before lhcf and just wearing twisted updos after lhcf. So I never want to do something cool and exciting to my hair. I am also a pj, so I love to try new, good smelling stuff in my hair. That keeps the excitement going.
     
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    Not sure if i'm over it. I'm kinda in love with my natural hair but just don't have the time to do the things I used to do to it. The knots, the twists, the braids. I cut back to a twa 2 yrs ago and am back at the in between stage. I just keep it in a wash n go 99.99% of the time cause it's the easiest reggie i've ever come upon.

    Locing is definitely a goal...but i'd have to get rid of DH first :)
     
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    I have been for the last 3 years. Started straightening my hair more. Then my twists and twist outs starting looking whack. My mini braids got all anorexic.

    So I got a major hair cut last month. Back to DC and protective styling.

    My DD is over her natural hair. We have a consultation for sister locs in a few weeks.
     
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    After 35 years of being natural, I was over it. I texlaxed but now I'm over that, lol. It was fun but I'm ready to be natural again.
     
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    Been natural my whole life. Over it? It's my natural state of being, so it's not new, just normal. I get bored sometimes, but I get over it quickly. I haven't straightened my hair in years, but when I get bored I threaten to straighten it. I even bought a FHI Thermal Styling Brush to straighten it over the holidays. It's still in the box unused.

    I'm pretty happy with it in general, so I have no plans to make major changes in the immediate future.
     
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    I missed this. Aww, yay! Sending baby dust to you. :kiss:
     
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    I'm the same way as well. Natural my whole life so there is nothing to really go back to... except being a straightened natural like I was in high school. Every so often I have bouts of frustration and no patience for my hair but then I get over them fairly quickly. Sometimes I think about locking my hair but I know for a fact I would miss my loose hair too much, so I just look at pictures of beautiful locked Black women for now.
     
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    I had locs in my late teens/early twenties. I loved them, but I feel like I've out grown them. I love them on other people though. I might reviste them later on in life.
     
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