Trials N Tresses

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Hair Stories

My First Professional Hair Cut In 5 Years

  I got my hair cut for the first time professionally by Vincenzo in La Moda Hair Salon out east in Long Island about two weeks ago. It was quite an experience and I learned a lot about my hair that I didn’t expect to find out. So let me

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Victoria Shares Her Natural Hair Transition @ClassyCurlies

When/Why did you decide to go natural? I decided to go natural back in 2010 when I initially wanted to simply stretch out my relaxers. I found that stretching them out helped my hair grow faster. In the midst of searching on YouTube for women who applied fewer relaxers each

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Samantha Shares Her Natural Hair Transition @Jadoremycurlss

When/Why did you decide to go natural? How long have you been natural? I am natural since 2007. At age 14, I had my first relaxer. I thought straight hair was prettier. I’ve relaxed my hair for 2 years until I bought a flat iron. I never had a problem

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DeJama Shares Her Natural Hair Story

When/Why did you decide to go natural? DeJama: I decided to go natural in January, 2012. My mom was actually in her transition and I thought I would join her. Even though I had only been relaxed for less than 3 years my natural hair texture was an absolute blur

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Jessica Shares Her Colorful Natural Hair Journey

When/Why did you decide to go natural? – I would natural February 15th 201. I wanted a change and I was tired of getting my hair permed all of the time. I needed a new experience, so one day after work I came home and completely shave my hair. When

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@FroGirlGinny Shares Her Liberating Hair Story

When/Why did you decide to go natural? I decided to return to my natural hair because I didn’t feel myself. Relaxing my hair was guarding me from expressing my personality as I was changing myself to fit in. I returned when I was still a teenager so it was one

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Loc Appreciation: @Londen_Bridgez Shares Her Transition To Locs

When/Why did you decide to go natural? Londen: I decided to go natural in August 2010. After my hair fell out because of the relaxer and hair dye, I began to get sew-ins. Although they were cute when I first got them done, after a while they did nothing for

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HAIR STORY: @Melissachanel2 Shares Her Transition To Natural

When/Why did you decide to go natural? Melissa: I decided to go natural my junior year in college after my stylist told me she can still get my hair straight without a relaxer. How long have you been natural & is it what you expected? Melissa: 6 years! Yes, I

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Loc Appreciation: Jasmine Shares Her Transition To Locs

When/Why did you decide to go natural? JasmineI started my locs in 2009, when I was in college. I was tired of my hair breaking and not growing. My mom permed my hair as a child, so I didn’t remember what my natural texture was like. How long have you

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TRANSITION STORY: @LocsOfLove_ Goes From Relaxed To Loc’D

When did you decide to go natural? Asia: I decided to go natural around April 2011. Why did you decide to go natural? Asia: I was at my friend’s house, watching her blow dry her 3 year old daughter’s hair and she was having a fit! Joyce (the daughter) was crying that

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