Length or Health??

August 06, 2013 28 Comments

What are **YOUR** natural hair goals? Length?? Health?? Style?? There has been a recent trend of 'seasoned naturals' getting their hair cut in a trendy style and it makes many others assume they are 'newly natural'. Is length retention the MAIN reason YOU chose natural hair?? Let's talk about it .....

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28 Responses

Karen
Karen

June 20, 2018

I started my journey 5 years ago out of curiosity and tired of relaxing my hair. Also felt as African American woman wanted to display my natural beauty not what I was told was beautiful. My hair is a work in progress but at 50 am loving the curls and thickness am experiencing on this journey and I wear my crown proudly.

Cookye
Cookye

May 24, 2018

I`ve been on a natural journey for the majority of my adult life and now at 63 with a head full of gorgeous artfully styles locks. I`m passing my love of our natural beauty on to my grand daughter. I never miss an opportunity to tell her how beautiful she is and always will be. Keep on being happy to be nappy…

Cassie
Cassie

March 19, 2018

I’ started my natural hair journey back in 2005, so 13 years strong. I stopped relaxing my hair due to having eczema in my head and being 24 and Mot wanting to loose my hair; having not embraced being bald at that time, my only option wasn’t to eliminate harsh chemicals and change my diet. I have since cut my hair off twice, had dreads, and now rock a half shaven head with a long hair to the side. Alll that to say healthy stylish hair is what I go for.

Terry Faith
Terry Faith

March 12, 2018

I have been natural for 5yrs and even though i’ve had major setbacks inform of hairloss for the last 2-3yrs, i am now more into healthy hair over length. I believe that if your hair is healthy, it will grow.

Missi
Missi

December 23, 2017

Been natural for about 5 years but in the last year or so finally stopped pressing it all together and now just wearing my natural curl and loving it. I am still learning something new frequently as the top grows out as I like the back and sides tapered for an edger look. Not sure of my goal other than healthy natural hair that I don’t need to be concerned about it drawing up when I work out.

Nieda
Nieda

November 09, 2017

I have been natural now for 7 years at first the ultimate goal was growth. But as I have happily progressed in my journey I’m loving my super curly fro that’s so big I can barely get in the car. I always maintain moisture through a leave in conditioner topped with one of my favorite coconut oil based products. I was always told healthy body means healthy hair. #naturalgirlsrock!!

Charline Miller
Charline Miller

November 04, 2017

I have been natural for over 10 years I do a big chop every 6 years this year I actually did 2. I am more concerned with the health benefits of being natural. I have been blessed with a fabulous texture of hair that curls up instantly into small beautiful tight curls.

Des
Des

July 30, 2016

Wow, love your hair, did you only use castor oil

Mattie
Mattie

June 30, 2016

I have not had a prem in about 2 years, I’m trying to get my hair to grow longer. I only wash oil and ware, I have been wearing a wig.

Denise
Denise

June 06, 2016

I stopped putting perms in my hair well over four years ago the only problem I have is the thinning and not growing. Please advise me in what I can do. Thank you

Carmen
Carmen

April 01, 2016

Love

waliece@msn.com
waliece@msn.com

January 24, 2014

Well this is my second month into my natural journey, It’s been very frustrating, but im working it and learning something each month. Since I’ve found this website i learn so much from Kelly j, Im realizing that the key to all of this is products and the L O C method, liquid, oil, and good condition. My hair is thick and brittle so i will be using this method weekly, but i can say i love not pressing and flat ironing my hair every two week. By the way i will be joining the movement Natural Girls Rock real soon, being into my second month i did order the Deep conditioner,I will order other supplies as i go along, i can’t wait to see how healthy my hair will be in six months. Also im going to save me money for Phoenix-International Natural Hair Meetup day. Talk to you soon. :)

Belinda
Belinda

December 23, 2013

I’ve been natural for at least 8 years. For the first 6 years I was wearing it short only because I didnt know how to create any other styles. Thanks to Youtube I am now wearing twist-outs! Although healthy hair is my goal; I’m loving seeing it grow into the beautiful Crown of Glory!

Brenda
Brenda

October 08, 2013

I am trying to get my hair to grow but I have ingrown hairs on my scalp. Help! Can anyone tell me of what I can do to get rid or/reduce the ingrown hairs and how to get my natural hair to grow? Please. brendaeldridge@comcast.net

Grace
Grace

October 07, 2013

I did my bc May of this year and as much as I would love to have long hair down my back, I am more concerned about having healthy hair. I know in time length will not be an issue for me. So far, I’m loving how thick my hair is and how much stronger it is..

MeMe
MeMe

September 05, 2013

I have been natural for over 10yrs. And I never was one to be concerned with growth because I’ve always had long hair. Now it is more about healthy hair and being in love with my hair (its texture, the curls, the waves). I’ve come to realize that what works for some, don’t necessarily work for me. So I just take it as it comes.

Valerie
Valerie

August 17, 2013

I want healthy hair, I grew up rocking an afro back in the day. My hair was always dry and brittle. Back then we didn’t know any better, water was the enemy and petroleum based hair care products was our friend. I moved on from unhealthy natural to a relaxer. I did the bc in March of this year. This time because I was armed with the proper knowledge on how to care for my hair it is no dry and brittle, I have little to no breakage and am able to retain length and my hair is so soft. I love my tea so I’m going to keep my healthy hair at three inches.

Jessica B
Jessica B

August 07, 2013

I’m newly natural. Did the big chop a month ago. I’m curious to see how long my hair will grow with no chemicals. Long ago..in the “pressing” days, my hair was down my back. My relaxed hair never grew past my shoulders. So only time will tell. I would love my hair to be this long.

Lilia
Lilia

August 06, 2013

My goal is to have health curls and for my hair to curl in the front. In addition, I definetely would want the length to be longer, similar to the picture!

Cecilia
Cecilia

August 06, 2013

My motivation is healthy hair, and hoping that length comes with me loving and taking care of my hair.

Thanks in advance from you and your followers

Cynthia D.
Cynthia D.

August 06, 2013

Hair health is priority. After having to go natural due to medical issues and having finally got the correct remedy….hair health is very important. :)

Vivian Stevenson
Vivian Stevenson

August 06, 2013

My goal is length and to maintain health. My hair has always been healthy, however I have not seen my hair in a natural state since I was younger. I am looking forward to my journey. I learn something new everyday!

Ruth
Ruth

August 06, 2013

Once upon a time I had hair that was past my shoulders. I’ve been through hair breakage, hair cuts, etc. now my hair doesn’t grow very long. At this point I’m not so concerned about length. I just want hair that is healthy and manageable.

kembreanna
kembreanna

August 06, 2013

I would love long health and curly natural hair

Nerine Vernon-Burnside
Nerine Vernon-Burnside

August 06, 2013

I would like both. i am totally into a natural life style. I am a raw fo0die. I could not be a vegan and then put chemicals in my hair- lol!! Seriously, I am vegan in and out. Most products that I purchase are in the fruit and veggie department. I am new to the natural hairstyle (2nd time around) this time I am doing it differently by doing research and visiting blogs like this. I appreciate you and all of the input from your readers. Love and Light!!

Katrina
Katrina

August 06, 2013

Mine is length and health, I’d love for my hair to grow out this long but I’m having trouble with breakage and finding the right products for my hair.

Tina S
Tina S

August 06, 2013

I’m motivated to have healthy hair. I know that the length will come.

Brittinay H
Brittinay H

August 06, 2013

My motivation and reasons for natural hair is length and health. I need help on finding products that are natural but yet affordable.

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