Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Week One: "Know YOUR Hair, Love YOUR Hair" Kickoff

Hey Natural Beauties!


Today kicks off the beginning of the “Know Your Hair, Love Your Hair” challenge. Welcome everyone and thank you for joining! To begin, we encourage you to create a goal that you would like to meet. This goal can be anything - growth retention, combating dryness, using better products/revisiting old products, to lessening heat usage.


This challenge will take place over the course of 12 weeks and at the end, we hope that you would have accomplished your goals or learned something new about yourself and YOUR hair!


If you decide to continue participating we ask that you keep track of your experience through diary entries, pictures, blogging, or vlogging. Remember, we will have group check-ins at the end of weeks 4,8, and 12!


This challenge is meant to be fun, stress-fee, and easy going. With that said, here are the ground rules :)
  • Respect that everyone has different thoughts and ideas.
  • Profanity and inappropriate comments will be deleted. 
  • The way you treat your hair isn't the same way someone else does.
  • Remember that we are here to achieve a goal.
  • All goals are different, but this challenge will be used to bring them together.
  • Most importantly, HAVE FUN



We ask that you complete the following:
1. List your name.
2. Where are your from?
2. Why did you decide to participate in this challenge?
3. What are you hoping to achieve through this challenge/what are your natural hair goals?
4. What does "natural" mean to you?
5. How will you be tracking your progress (leave links to blogs, vlogs, and/or pages if applicable)?

116 comments:

  1. Hi Im Courtney! I am originally from Memphis, TN however I live in Santa Rita, Guam with my husband on the naval base. I decided to participate in this challenge because I am so excited and ready to watch my natural hair do it's thing. I want to take the best care I can of it so that it may reach its full potential. I am positive that this challenge will teach me so much about my hair. I aspire to grow long, luxurious,and healthy hair. Being natural means being in your natural state, the way God intended one to be. Being natural helps us learn to accept ourselves as we are and I love it.

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    1. I loved going to GUAM when I was active duty. That was a port I looked forward to regularly. Hope you enjoy your stay there and your hair journey even more.

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    2. Thanks for joining the challenge love!! How's the natural hair scene in Guam?

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    3. Thanks! Before I went natural I never noticed but there is a good amount of women with natural hair here. My products are limited but I have been working with it. Having natural hair here in Guam is the best thing because of the tropical climate. I dont have to worry about sweating my hair out.

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  2. My name is Shemeeka. I am from Detroit, MI but currently live in Long Island, NY. I have been natural on and off for several years; but always managed to go back to getting a relaxer when I wanted to wear my hair longer. This time; I am attempting to grow my hair out natural so; it has been 13 months since my last relaxer and I would say I've been 100% natural since August 2011. I joined this challenge because I would like to learn more about my hair now that it's past the TWA phase. Natural for me is embracing my true self.

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  3. Hi my name is Nicole. I'm from Columbus, MS. I decided to join this challenge because I am newly natural and I just want to take this time to figure out my hair. I transitioned for two years and i did my big chop in Feb. 2012. I want to try new products. I need to combat dryness and see my hair grow like it never has before. I want to see my hair at its best state ever. Natural means that you are accepting who you really are. Love yourself and love those curls. I will be keeping track of my progress by vlogging on youtube. My youtube name is beautyinallwayz. I dont have many videos up now. But I plan to put up more now that I'm completely natural.

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  4. Hey guys, my name is Danyail. Im from Memphis, TN. I decided to join this challenge because I wanted to go back natural but I really didn't know how to start or what to do. I had been natural all my life until about 2 years ago...worst mistake EVER! I was transitioning since Dec. 2011 and did my Big Chop yesterday. My goal is getting more knowledge of my hair and understanding the beauty of my own natural state. As well finding products that work for me and growth.I will be vlogging on YouTube during this challenge, my YouTube name is naturallydanii1015. To me natural means loving and accepting the beautiful person God made you out to be! Im so excited! My mother also is joining the challenge with me...lol.

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    1. Wow amazing!!!! Welcome to the natural hair family!!! Excited for you to learn and grow.

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  5. Hello everyone! My name is Chandra Im Bath, S.C. but I currently reside in Lithonia,G.A. with my husband and two children. I decide to joined this challenge because i have never done one before and i wanted some new and different to learn from other. I decide to become natural after a lot of research and convincing from my sister i did it. I transitioned first and BC'd back in october of 2011. What i looking forward to is growth and mositure. I will probably use facebook and this site to keep track of things.

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  6. My name is Angel. I decided to participate because I thought it would a cool way to chart my hairs progress over the next couple weeks. Some of my natural hair goals include growth and moisture retention, and to reach my goal of a high puff within the next year. I already have a hair journal but I wanna start a blog just for me and other naturals also. Do you have any tips on how to get started??

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  7. Hi there my is Natasha.I'm from Fayetteville,NC.I decided to join the challenge because I like a good challenge when it comes to my hair.with that being said I needed to track my hair growth progress.my hair goals include moisture retention my hair seems to stay dry ugh.length retention, incorporating protective styles,using products that work for me.Natural to me means embracing the hair that God gave us by loving it, caring for it.I will be tracking my progress on my New Blog http://kinkycoilycurls.blogspot.com/

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  8. Hi (: My name is nakayla. Im from Atlanta. I decided to participate in this challenge because i find it very difficult to find a regimen and i think its partly because i dont know much about my hair. I figured this challenge could help me a lot. My goals for this challenge are growth retention and establishing a good regimen so that i can commit to being natural. In the months that i have been completly natural i've been back and fourth with straightening my hair ...which has created a little heat damage :(
    Natural , to me, means freedom to be yourself. It means accepting yourself although the better half of society may not . I will be tracking my hair progress via blog. http://curlyhairedme.blogspot.com/ . I also have created an online diary so i may share pages of that as well.

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    1. You're right. You will be surprised how simple your life becomes when you establish a regimen. It takes the guess work out of hair care.

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  10. Hello...I'm Zetra. I'm from NY but currently living in Stuttgart Germany. I believe by participating in this challenge, I will learn how to care for, style, and most of all love my hair. My biggest discouragement at this point in my journey is not having realistic goals or being able to identify with someone who has the same texture as I do. I'm hoping to achieve knowledge that will help me to embrace and love how God designed me---then share that love with others; that is what natural means to me! I haven't decided for sure how I will track my progress but I am leaning toward my website that is under construction. Until it's up maybe I'll be bold enough to vlog on YouTube?

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  12. 1. JaNelle!
    2. Long Beach, Cali!
    2. I decided to participate because, I still don't know that much about my hair and I am still a newbie, so I want to gain knowledge to meet my hair goal.
    3. I am hoping to achieve, hair retention, grow my hair out 5 more inches, gain the knowledge to protect and learn more about my hair.
    4. Being natural to me, means embracing my not only my hair, but being true myself. I feel by doing this, I will not only learn that, but maybe be able to show my personal feelings more.
    5. I will keep a written diary and I will vlog. My good friend Alexis will help me film it. =]

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  13. My name is Shai and I'm from New Jersey. This is the first challenge I've ever participated in so I figured that since we are moving into the warm weather months here on the East Coast and I'm moving out of winter braidout mode and into summer wash-n-go mode, I figured the timing is perfect. I am hoping to learn more about the CG method in particular as while I've never declared myself as officially CG, I've noticed over the past months that a lot of the hair care and styling techniques and products that I use are consistent with the CG method. As I sit here typing with a fresh conditioner-only styled wash-n-go. Who knew! Being nature to me means being "ME" and not trying to fit into anyone else's mold or perception of beauty. Its being fearless and spontaneous and letting the beauty that I was born with shine in every way possible.

    I'm not quite sure how I'm going to track/document my progress. I will definitely be checking in and participating on his blog on a regular basis at the very least.

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  14. Hello all! My name is Dominique. I am from Memphis, TN. I decided to become natural because my hair would never retain length probably do to sew ins and relaxers. I hope to develop a hair care regimen that best suits my very dry, very thick hair. Being natural means breaking free from the commercialized thought of what beauty is. I have been transitioning for 9 months. I am almost free! I will be tracking my progress on my blog at http://www.blogger.com/profile/18193864918619408829

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  15. 1. Kerry
    2. Born in Jamaica WI currently live in Miami FL
    2. It looked like a great way to not just get advice but to offer some of what I have learned thus far on my natural hair journey.
    3. I hope at the end of the challenge to know my hair better and to figure out a regime/regimes that work well for my hair especially when it comes to detangling and moisture.
    4. Being natural means I accept and love myself the way I am. It also says I am prepared to work through the challenges of having my hair natural and not looking to take the 'easy' way out!
    5. I will be tracking my hair on my youtube channel

    http://www.youtube.com/user/jellycoconut?feature=mhee

    here is to hair love
    one love
    Kerry

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    1. Jamaica in the house. WELCOME!!! We hope you accomplish all of your goals.

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  17. Hello everyone! My name is Zuli and I currently reside in Charlotte, NC with my husband and son. I recently did the BC (3/12/12), and I decided to join the challenge so I could keep track of my hair progress over the next three months, and learn from other experienced naturals. My goal is to fight dryness!! So I will be trying the Curly Girl Method for the next twelve weeks. I’m pretty sure moist hair equals healthy hair which leads to length retention, my other goal. I believe being natural means being you and loving it! I’m learning to be proud of myself just the way I am. I plan to keep and upload pictures and thinking about starting a blog

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  18. Hello! My name is Tiffany and I am originally from New Jersey, but now live in Georgia. I decided to participate in this challenge because I am currently transitioning to natural hair (last relaxer was November 2011) and I am just excited about learning about my hair! What I hope to achieve from this challenge is knowledge about what my hair likes, dislikes, etc. and how to take better care of it. My hair goals are to not give up and big chop sooner than I am ready to, to have growth retention, and combat dryness and breakage. What “natural” means to me is not having or making any chemical alterations done to your hair. I will be tracking my progress via vlogging on YouTube. Here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/user/tifferbee91?feature=mhee . Happy healthy hair journey everyone! We can do it! :)

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  19. Hello! :)
    My name is Chantierra and I'm from Iowa. I decided to participate in this challenge to gain knowledge about natural hair. I'm currently wearing micro braids as a protective style, so i'm hoping to gain knowledge from other's experiences to gain length, retain moisture, and protect my ends.
    *What natural means to me is being original,embracing your originality, & being proud while doing it.
    I'll be taking pictures to track my progress.

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  20. Im Ms. Lici *waves*
    I am from Philly, but currently reside in New England in a small town in CT. I am participating in this challenge because I can use all the challenges I can to get my hair (also known as Bella) to a full, healthy state. Tracking what I am doing for her has been a goal since I went natural, but I haven't been doing GREAT at it. Now I am revisiting the spreadsheet phase :)
    I am hoping to continue to retain length for Bella (and my DD's wonderful head of hair as well). I am also hoping to get a better understanding if which products work for us. I am getting better, but I do not have it completely down.
    'Natural' to me, in regards to hair, is relaxer free. I don't care if you straighten it or weave weaves or even dye. If it's relaxer free, I consider it natural.
    I will attempt to regularly blog about my progress. My last semester of college has been taking up most of my time, but I will try to squeeze in regular updates from Bella and I :)

    www.bellasbiosphere.wordpress.com

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    1. Bella lol. It's so cute that you've named your hair. Good luck to you and Bella in reaching your goals.

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  21. We ask that you complete the following:
    1.Natasha
    2.Mississauga,Ontario Canada
    2. To understand my hair texture
    3. Knowledge of the natural hair and also to learn about good/bad products, how to maintain healthy natural hair
    4. Natural to me means freedom of negative and harsh chemicals. Being able to accept who you are.
    5. I will be tracking my progress with a journal

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  22. Hi everyone my name is Kim and I am from the Philly area (215!!!! lol). I wanted to get involved in this challenge because when I get involved in things like this I tend to be more committed and have greater success in achieving my goals (I like the community/togetherness aspect). My goal is to learn more about healthy natural hair maintenance, I also am hoping to be more consistent with moisturizing my hair during the remainder of my protective style challenge. Natural to me means no relaxer. I haven't thought of how I will track y progress, I guess I could do a vlog or a journal, I'm not sure yet.

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  23. Hi. Im Kishone. Orginially from the Virgin Islands but currently in the Philly suburbs. I joined this challenge so I can better understand my hair likes and dislikes so that it can become healthy, thicker, longer, and shiny. To me natural means being who you are as God created and loving and accepting that image. I plan on tracking my progress by writing it down, taking pics, and posting on my FB wall.

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  24. Hi...my name is Veronica and i am from Fayetteville, NC. I am participating in the challenge because I want to learn more about taking care of my hair and having it to be the healthiest that it can be. I hope to achieve knowledge and inspiration to consistently take care of my natural hair in the right way. I hope to learn many new techniques and ideas to gain the confidence I need to take care of my hair. Natural means having and being what God intended us to be. I will track my progress on fb until I can figure out out to make my blog.

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  25. Hello!!!!

    My name is Shalize and Im from Los Angeles. I've joined this challenge because I want to learn how to embrace my hair in its natural state without feeling insecure about the hair texture that God has blessed me with. With this challenge I am hoping to achieve knowledge about the right way to taking care of my hair, the steps to achieving healthy hair and EDGE growth and just embracing who God created me to be. In my opinion being natural is being who you are inside out without conforming to what society or anyone else perception of who or what you should look like. I will track my progress by taking pictures and keeping a diary and probably postings through this blog page.

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    1. We hope that you can come to the point where you truly love your hair for its kinks, curls, and coils. It's yours; embrace it.

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  26. I am Anne Hill. I'm from Detroit Michigan. I joined to learn healthier hair practice, patience with my hair and keeping length. To me natural is perm free. I will be keeping track from my YT channel www.youtube.com/amph327

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  27. 1. List your name. Hi My name is Akina
    2. Where are your from? I am from Rockingham N.C
    2. Why did you decide to participate in this challenge? To learn my hair during my journey.
    3. What are you hoping to achieve through this challenge/what are your natural hair goals? I want to be able to experience growth.
    4. What does "natural" mean to you? It represents beauty and simply being me..
    5. How will you be tracking your progress (leave links to blogs, vlogs, and/or pages if applicable)I will be keeping a diary and I may do U tube videos.

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  28. My apologies. I keep deleting this comment because the spacing keeps coming out weird at the end. I apologize for all of the deleted entries so this will be the last time even if the spacing adjust again. :-)

    1. Dee-Dee
    2. ATL
    3. To learn more about natural haircare.
    4. I hope to achieve healthy hair with maximum growth potential.
    5. Hair that is styled and maintained without the use of a relaxer.
    6. I have already started and will continue to blog at http://chemicallyfree4me.blogspotcom AND vlog at www.youtube.com/user/Chemicallyfree4me

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  29. 1)HI! My name is Ashley
    2)I am from Alberta, Canada.
    3)I joined to this challenge to learn more about natural hair
    4)I hope to achieve visible hair growth
    5)natural means you are chemical free
    6)MY blog http://ilovemyhair-a.blogspot.ca/

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  30. Hey yall My name is Lena and am so excited to be a part of this challenge. First time so please excuse the enthusiasm. I am originally from Boston ma and there area lot of naturals around. I decided to participate in this challenge mainly because i'm have been natural all my life and as crazy as it seems i dont know a thing about retaining length on my curl type. I swear ive done it all especially with copying a naturals exact regimen then only to have my hair fall out. I want to learn about how to nurture my hair. In doing that i know my eating habits will have to ultimately change too. My ultimate hair goals are to gain knowledge on what my hair needs to thrive. Lessen my single knot strands. Learn patience with my hair even when im in a hurry. i want to ultimately achieve bras strap length in curls. Being natural i feel is being free. I love that my HAIR IS CRAZY. Doesnt matter what style my hair is in, its still different. I like that no one head of curl is alike. Shows our uniqueness. I will be tracking my progess through video blogging on my youtube page LenaVeritas. Cant wait to chat and share what i know with all you natural beauties. Goodluck curlmates!!!!!!!!

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    1. We are happy that you are talking control of the health and look of your hair. Good luck!!

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  31. My name is Erika “Naturalnista76” and I was born, raised, and currently reside in the “Lou” St. Louis, Missouri.
    I made the decision to participate in the Know Your Hair, Love Your Hair challenge because I have been relaxer-free for close to six years and honestly I most recently gained a desire to become acquainted with my natural hair.
    I am a You Tube viewer and I get quite overwhelmed viewing the various channels dedicated to natural hair. I attempt to follow the hair regimens of these beautiful naturalnistas that KNOW their hair some attempts are successful and others are more than an EPIC fail! I love their tips but sometimes I find that techniques or products that work for their hair unfortunately don’t work for mine. So I made a decision to stop being a spectator and get in the game to become fully acquainted with my tresses or as I call them “Tracks by God”.
    I am hoping to achieve a variety of things from this challenge. I would like to learn how to grow natural healthy hair, to establish MY OWN hair regimen, and to gain more information on styling my hair.
    To me “Natural” means embracing my God given tresses avoiding any harsh chemicals designed to alter my original curl pattern. Simply put Embracing the Divine Design.
    I am new to both blogging and vlogging and I plan to do both.
    My Blogspot: http://tracksbygod.blogspot.com/
    You Tube: Naturalnista76 ( I have not posted any Vlogs but they are soon to come)

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    1. Thanks for participating love. Here's to learning what works for YOUR hair.

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    2. I had to comment...:o) I love "Tracks by God".

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  32. Hello my name is Juanita and I'm from Kansas City,MO. I decided to join this challenge to get help finding a steady routine to follow. I hope to learn more about my hair. Being natural means being proud of me inside and out. I am hoping to track my progress via blog or hair diary. Since I'm new at it there may be some hiccups along the way!

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  33. Hi :) My name is Charnelle and I'm originally from Scarborough, Ontario, Canada, but live in Poughkeepsie, NY and I go to school in Albany. I decided to join this challenge because I'm still trying to get to know a lot about my hair; its likes, dislikes, etc. I'm hoping that I do find out more about my hair through this challenge(one of my goals) and hope to have lots of length retention (another goal). Being natural, to me, means being yourself, the way you were created. I hope to maybe create a blog but being so busy with school I might not get to that until a couple weeks into the process. If I do I'll send a post about it :).

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    1. Canada, that's awesome!! Good luck accomplishing your goals love

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  34. 1. Kenyata
    2. Atlanta, Ga.
    2. This is my first hair challenge.
    3. I hope to learn more about my hair and growth.
    4. I am still transitioning. To me natural hair means you can accept yourself and not care what others say. It's also something different from what people around me are doing.
    5. I will be tracking my journey on this site.....and youtube (Imanaturalbeauty7)

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    1. Hi Kenyatab,
      How long have you been transitioning and how long do you plan to transition? Im 8mos in and plan on going for as long as it takes.Im thinking 2+ yrs.. :) ikr! Lol

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  35. Hello! My name is DeAqua. I am from Shreveport, LA. I decided to participate in this challenge because I feel it will be a great opportunity to learn more about my hair that I do not know already. I am hoping to achieve mainly a great hair regimen. Of course we all want growth retention. I need to learn what my hair is saying to me when it's speaking. I feel finding the right products that my hair loves is my main priority. Natural means being me with out any false imitations. I will tracking my progress by taking pictures with my camera and keeping a hair log regarding the things done to and the products that are being used.

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  36. 1. Tenille
    2. I'm from Long Island, NY but currently live in Virginia Beach, VA
    2. This is my first challenge so I want to join to learned more about my natural hair.
    3. I'm hoping to achieve better understanding of natural hair and how to take better care of my hair. My goal is to gain hair growth.
    4. Natural means to me is being free and embracing the gifts that God gave you.
    5.I plan on taking pictures and also starting a blog to track my hair goals.

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  37. Hey there everyone, I'm Undine. I'm from Maryland. This is also my first challenge, this is my second attempt @ going natural. I wanted to learn more ways to take care of my natural curls. I'm loving my journey more & more each day! My initial goal is to grow out my hair, it's been nine months. I was a little frustrated, but I'm happy now! For me, natural means no chemicals whatsoever in my hair, loving the natural curls that are on my head. When I first went natural, I use to put texturizers in my hair. But I thought to myself, that really isn't natural. Well, I started a blog last year, I'm still new to blogging, so it's a learning process for me, but this is how I plan to track my progress along w/ pictures.
    http://napturalbeauti.blogspot.com/

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    1. Once you get past frustration, you will realize how easy natural hair can be. We determine how much work we put into it!!

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  38. Hello,

    My name is Marv from the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection. I decided to participate because this challenge addresses subject matters that I am intrigued by. I am hoping to experience healthy flourishing hair and growth retention. My natural hair goals are acceptance and peace with the nature of my hair. I interpret natural hair as hair that is not altered by chemicals and substances which change the anatomic and or physical structure of hair shaft, cuticle or medulla. I will track my progress with photo journaling.

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  39. Well the for the first day of the challenge, I've again attempted to do a wash and go. However, the 2nd day leaves my hair severely dry. This is probably because I didn't put any products in during teh night, because I didn't want to 'ruffle' any curls that may have formed. I'm using Mahogany curls method to do a wash and go and maybe it's because my hair texture is really tight curls. What is the night time regimen for a wash and go.. help as my hair is also coloured and needs a re-do, bought henna but too scared to apply...

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    1. I hope you don't mind me answering your question. :) To maintain my wash&gos (W&G) for several days I mist my hair with water and cover with a shower cap and my satin bonnet. In the morning I lightly pull at the curls with my fingers and go. I usually can maintain my W&G for almost a week. Good luck!

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  41. Hello Beautiful People!

    My name is Jasmine and I live in Indianapolis, IN. I am a freshman college student at Butler University. At this age I am really interested in figuring out what/how I wanna be. I have been natural for a little over a year and am loving it (hair obsessed)! I am really excited about this hair challenge because I have never done one before. I hope to learn and obtain a hair regimen, sealing my hair, length retention, and protective styles. Being natural means really knowing who you are, and really owning it by utilizing your assets. I will be tracking my progress with videos, pictures, and journaling.

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    1. I can attest that I too, am a bit obsessed with my hair. If we don't love our hair, who will? ;)

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  42. We ask that you complete the following:
    1. Melissa Fykes and I'm from Los Angeles, CA. I would like to get healthy hair and get educated on what things my hair likes/dislikes. My desire is to achieve healthy hair and to be more knowledgable with products, my curl pattern, and more styling tips:) Natural is my gorgeous hair not being chemically altered. It's being original and expanding from there. I will be tracking my progress via blogging with my fb page Ladyfykes2, and ladyfykes2.blogspot.com

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  43. 1. Deneille aka DeeDee
    2. St. Thomas, USVI
    3. Started transitioning my hair in Jan. 2012 & this should be a good way to get tips from others & track my progress.
    3. My goal is learn how to make my hair as healthy as possible & find a way to achieve the right moisture balance for my natural roots & straight ends
    4. "Natural" to me means beauty, strength and self confidence
    5. I will be tracking my progress on my blog http://deelyscious.blogspot.com/

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  44. Hello!! My name is Alesia. Im originally from Jersey, but I currently reside in VA Beach. Were military so we bounce around!! Im participating because Ive always wanted to join a challenge and just never have. So Im really looking forward to it. Im hoping to learn about moisture and growth retention, finding out what products works for me and why or why not..Being natural to me means having total control of my hair!! (Although at times it has a mind of its own..LOL)I will track my progress or lack there of, through blogging and maybe some pics. I have a empty youtube channel lol, but I would like to at least post some pics on there soon. GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE!!!

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  45. Hey everyone!

    My name is Shavon originally from the US Virgin Islands, but I currently reside in Northern Virginia. I'm extremely excited about this challenge. I BC'ed a week ago just because of this challenge. I was intially going to wait until the summertime but decided why wait!?... I wanted to make sure I took complete advantage of this 12-week challenge so I chopped off all my straight ends with NO hesitiation. My main goals for this challenge are moisture retention and hair growth. For me, Natural means embracing not only the NEW me, but the REAL me! I looking forward to the next 12 weeks!!!! I will be tracking my progess on my blog and Youtube channel:

    Blogger: crystalblanche.blogspot.com
    Youtube: Crystal Blanche

    =)

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    1. YES TO THE REAL US HUNNY!!!!!!!!! Thanks for your participation.

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  46. Hey everybody!! My name is Crystal and I am from Chicago, but reside in Champaign, Illinois. I transitioned last year in January with braids and did the big chop a year later.I decided to go natural cause I was tired of spending all that money on perms, color, and sew-ins. I am 47 years old and have a thyroid condition which makes my hair thin and dry. My goals is to re-educate myself on how to care for my "real hair" and to accept my hair and to learn how to have the most healthiest hair I can have. Natural to me means FREE!!!!!!

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  47. Hello everyone! My name is Nicky, and I'm in Columbus, Georgia. I wanted to participate in the challenge because I did the BC in February, and my hair has developed it's curl pattern and has grown much quicker than I thought it would. So, I'm extremely interested in seeing how it will grow and to what length. I want to be able to use this as a means to make that possible. Natural is being your true self without being in a box. It's a state of mind and a symbol of confidence - because everyone can't be natural. ;-) I will be tracking my progress through pictures, and hopefully through my youtube account - but for sure through pics and a journal. I am SO excited about this!

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  48. Hi my name is Jessica, I'm from Maryland but I recently moved to the UK, I decided to participate in this challenge because I really need to buckle done on my natural journey. My goal is keep my hair moisturized, do more protective styling, and jopefully end the challenge with longer and healthier hair. Natural to me means being proud of what I was born with and seeing the true beauty of myself. To track my progress I will being taking pictures, I havent created a blogspot yet but I will so that I can share my progress

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  49. Also I apologize for being a bit slow, but I've just realised my post to join my not have gotten recieved, I'm new to the blog scene and I didnt realize that even though I was clicking to use my google account, and then after I was redirected to make a blogspot, I actually needed to MAKE the blogspot for my comment to be posted. Did I mess up my chance to be apart of the challenge? please email me at naturalmegami@gmail.com

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  50. 1. Taishon
    2. North Carolina
    3. I want to learn all I can about my natural hair and what is the best way to take care of it.
    4. My goals are to retain moisture and length
    5. Natural means pure, honest, unhindered by outside influences, being 100% of what God intended for you to be.
    6. Not sure how I will track my progress.

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  51. I am having trouble locating my previous posts and finding myself re-posting everything! Am I not doing something right?


    In a nutshell. My name is Dominique and I live in Tennessee. I decided to join because I think I would learn a lot and I want to Love my kinky coils! My goal is moisture and length retention because I am currently transitioning. Natural means breaking the commercial idea of what beauty is and embracing yourself. I will be tracking my journey through my newly created blog at http://www.blogger.com/profile/18193864918619408829.

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  52. My name is Jodi-Ann but everyone just calls me Jodi.

    I'm from NYC

    I decided to join this challenge because I think that it would be a postive space to indulge in my hair obsession. I have pretty healthy hair habits now but I'd like to continue that and also learn new things about my hair that were previously unknown to me.

    My goal throughout this challenge is to retain length and work on finding the best way to combat dryness which has been my main issue since the BC. I would also love to come away with more styling skills because I'm pretty lame when it comes to styling currently....lol.

    Being "natural" to me means being relaxer free. Anything after that is all gravy. Whether you want to color it, straighten it, weave it up, it's all good to me.

    I will be tracking my progress through pictures and hopefully video via my YouTube page: http://www.youtube.com/user/LADYTAMJ and
    my Tumblr: http://optimistinthemaking.tumblr.com/

    Soooo Excited!!!

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  53. Hi everyone, My name is Samantha Denson and I am from Dublin,GA but I currently live in San Diego,Ca. I love to follow Mahogany Curls on Youtube, and today I saw that there was a Curls of Joy challenge. I hope it is not too late to join. Since I am new to the world of curls I decided this challenge would be good for me to do. Through this challenge, I hope I can set goals for my hair, determine what is better for my hair, and receive advice from others who have been curly way longer than I have.I'm also hoping to get to know my hair better and to be comfortable and patient with my TWA. Natural to me means being FREE;Natural means no longer fearing water or humidity. Natural means being released from the harsh and vicious cycle of relaxers, touch ups,and other chemicals. Natural means my hair is free to do what it wants, to be who it truly is. And that is to be CURLY. Natural means no longer damaging the aspect that makes me...me, and that's my hair.I'm thinking about using youtube or creating a blog to track my progress.

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  54. Hello again, my name is Diamonn Newton. I am from Orange County, California but I currently live in Nashville, Tennessee. I decided to participate in this challenge because it not only would be my first challenge online but my first time actually putting the time into my hair. I have not accomplished much in being a year natural. I hope to achieve length, health, and a concrete regimen to follow. My natural hair goals are to reduce an itchy, dry scalp and hair and for my hair to be healthy and thrive. I am hoping to achieve tips and guidance to meet my hair goals and learn about different products to use for my hair type because I do not know what my hair likes, only what it does not like.
    Natural means to me being the finer "YOU!" We go out in the world usually for what the media portrays or for what people what to see, but being natural (ourselves)brings out the best in you. Natural has SOOO many meanings but that is what it means to me. I am thinking about emailing myself to keep progress. I am in college so it is kind of hard to do vlogs consistently. I am excited about this challenge, and once again I wish everyone well and great hair!!

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  55. Natalie Gore
    from Memphis, TN
    I am participating because for 1) by me being newly new to the natural world this is the first challenge i have come across and 2)i am convinced that with all the topics covered i going to come out of this challenge well educated about hair and the basics and that in turn will help me do better to MY hair whereas i won’t be trying to follow somebody’s else and end up destroying my own
    my natural goal is to visible growth retention firstly which should spring form me knowing and learning to listen to my hair.
    natural to me in terms of hair is relaxer/perm free.
    i will be tracking this journey/challenge through my Tumblr blog
    http://ncharlene.tumblr.com

    so excited!!!

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  56. Hey my name is Bria! I was born in the Bahamas but I grew up in Florida. I decided to participate in this challenge because I wanted to educate myself more about my hair and learn from people's experiences, tips, & styles. I also want to be able to help other natural girls with their hair. My natural hair goals are hair growth, establishing a firm hair regimen, and eating better and healthier. Natural to me means being in your own skin, being raw and true to who you are. When it comes to hair natural also means not allowing harsh chemicals or anything that can damage your hair. I will be tracking my hair progress on missafrochica.blogspot.com with my blog titled beautiFRO. I glad to be a part of this challenge =)

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  57. Hi! My name is Yolanda. I recently relocated back to my home state of Louisiana. I decided to participate in this challenge to learn more about my hair and truly become more acquainted with it, learning what the best methods and products are for it. My goal is to achieve growth/length retention and overall healthy hair. I also want to go back to enjoying my natural hair journey. Being natural, to me, means not chemically altering the texture of the hair. While I will definitely be tracking my progress through pictures, I haven't yet decided if I'm going to include it in my existing blog or not, but here's the link, just in case (http://naturallyyo.blogspot.com). I may or may not post videos.

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  58. 1. Hi all! my name is E.J.
    2. I currently live in Atlanta but I still consider myself a Florida Orange :)
    2. This is my first challenge EVER and I love to learn new things (before going natural I went to the salon once a week and never really knew how to handle/take care of my own hair).I am just learning about my hair and this sounded like a perfect place to start.
    3. Hopefully after this challenge I will have a better understanding of my hair. I would love not to have DRY hair (so tired of dry hair)and a healthy head of hair would be nice too. :)
    4. Natural to me means...being comfortable in your own skin and loving who you are.
    5. I will be taking pictures and leaving posts in this blog. I may even write in a journal (still thinking about it).

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  59. Hey everyone Its Queenshae and ive been rocking my TWA since I did my bigggggg chop Feb.7th and I am gettting micro twist extentions today! I will post pics before I get them after I get them and after I take them out!

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  60. -List your name: Ciara.
    -Where are your from: New York. Rockland County Area.
    -Why did you decide to participate in this challenge? I’ve always wanted to be apart of a hair challenge, to see if I can began and accomplish it. As well as the list of things spoken about learning more about my hair. Helping me establish and master her. Taking her to extraordinary measures that I haven’t even witnessed. To attain more knowledge not only for me, but to be able to share with the women around me.
    -What are you hoping to achieve through this challenge/what are your natural hair goals? I want healthier hair for real. I would like to master retaining length. I feel like those are two things I have failed at since I begin to care for my hair. I would like to know what to do with what I have and with what I am going to get. As well as know what not to do. And to know what’s a basic foundation of what to give my hair. Not only for my head but as I said before to share the knowledge with people around me. I am also trying to stay strictly natural with products. I will completely refrain from using heat and styling tools on my actual hair throughout this challenge.
    My ultimate hair goal is to grow thick, healthy, hip length natural hair.
    Right now at the end of this challenge it is to have ALL around collar bone length hair .
    -What does “natural” mean to you?
    For my personal paradigm, natural is being how God intended me to be before disobedience(sin) happen. Right now I am focusing mainly on my hair cause that’s what we are speaking about. Having my hair as is without chemicals. Using products that do not give short term, or long term harm.
    -How will you be tracking your progress?
    I made an account with Tumblr :) www.takinginfinitybeyond.tumblr.com .

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  61. We ask that you complete the following:
    1. List your name. Dana
    2. Where are your from? Houston, TX
    2. Why did you decide to participate in this challenge? I saw this on one of the YouTube channels I follow and thought it would be encouraging as we all know this natural journey can be a difficult one at times..especially when you do not have anyone to discuss the ups and downs with personally.
    3. What are you hoping to achieve through this challenge/what are your natural hair goals? I would like to understand my hair better, I feel like I'm searching and searching constantly, via the blog sites, YouTube channels, etc...but my hair isn't your hair, or her hair, etc. I want to fully understand my hair, what it needs to continue to grow, stay healthy, and look beautiful.
    4. What does "natural" mean to you? Natural to me is a lifestyle, not just a term for woman wearing their hair in it's natural state. Being natural is, as Ciara said in her comments, being who God made you. And this doesn't mean just by your hairstyle, but your health, your lifestyle, and spiritually.
    5. How will you be tracking your progress (leave links to blogs, vlogs, and/or pages if applicable)? I will track my progress on my blog, www.melloyella.blogspot.com with pictures, videos and posts.
    Thanks for this opportunity.

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  62. Hello all! My name is Krystal and I am from Thomasville, GA. I decided to participate in this challenge because I am actually on a hunt to find some new products for my hair. My goal is to find products for growth and moisture retention. To me, natural means to be free. Free from chemicals, free from other peoples opinions of you, free to be who God created you to be and being content with it. I will be tracking my progress through my YouTube page: www.youtube.com/NaturalCuti3

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  63. My name is Thea and I am from Brooklyn, NY. I decided to participate in this challenge because I just became natural and would like to get as much from this experience as I can. I want to know what to expect, the good, the bad, and the ugly. I do a lot of research and will continue to do so so that I can be as knowledgeable of my hair as possible. I want to learn about hair types, curl patterns, and different hair care products to try on my hair to see what works and what doesn't. I'm hoping to learn about my hair and others who have gone through or is going through similar experiences as me so I won't feel so alone. My hair goals is to grow long, thick, beautiful natural hair. I do not want any more breakage, shedding or dryness. I want to be able to try as many colors and styles as possible but still have healthy hair and do the safe and correct way. Natural to mean means being in its raw and pure state. No relaxers, no weaves, no fake lashes and nails. You without the enhancements and feeling good in your skin itch out those enhancements. Mt progress should be tracked via my blogs and will try my best to post pics as well.

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  64. Heey natural beauties! My name is Karla and im from Tucson, Az. I decided to participate in this challenge because it is giving me an opportunity to connect with other naturals as well as gain more knowledge and ideas from others. Although im approaching my 10 months post bc, I find myself still learning my hair. During this challenge, im hoping to maintain moisture as well as growth. My 1 year anniversary is 6/15/12 and I want to maintain healthy moisturized hair up until then. Everybody has their own definition of "natural", however mine is simply "Relaxer free"... As of now, I will be tracking my progress by leaving links to my blog (which apparently i will be creating tonight! Lol). I wish everyone well on their goals!

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  65. I am Sulan Green from Ann Arbor Michigan. I decided to join this challenge because I really would like to learn to best techniques to apply to my hair. I want to grow longer, stronger hair. Natural for me means loving and caring for myself, the way God created me.

    I intend to track my progress through a photo diary.

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  66. I hope its not too late to join. My name is Rosie and I am from Arlington, TX. My decision for joining this challenge is because I want to learn as much as possible about my hair (also saw a video advertising this on a channel I watch on youtube. I am hoping to grow healthier stronger hair, and definitely defeat the dryness that always occur. I am however, in the transitioning stage, so hopefully that's ok. Natural to me means strength, beauty, and loving yourself just as God created you. I will be tracking my progress through my website/blog www.twothirtyandunder.com
    any others, I will post links on my site!!!

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  67. Hello Everyone! My name is Dana and I'm from Oklahoma but reside in Texas.

    I decided to participate in this challenge because I've been natural for almost 9 years yet most of this time I wore locs. I big chopped again July 2012 and I've loved learning about my hair.

    During this challenge my goals are: (1) get to know my curls, (2) establish a manageable regimen, (3) grow a few inches of healthy hair, and (4) engage with others. I'm sure I'll think of a few other things along the way. :o) I believe this will be the base of moving toward long-term goals for my curls.

    Natural is embracing life in the way God created them. As for my lifestyle, this includes my hair in that I try not to permanently alter what God gave me. I've been successful at applying this to other areas of my life and I found doing so with locs quite easy. I hope my journey with my free curls will be the same...in time.

    I plan to track my progress via:

    Blog: http://www.essenceofme.com/vlog.html -- I will blog, show pictures, products, etc.
    YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/freedomplease -- I will share video updates.
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/essenceofme -- I will share posts, quotes, pictures, etc.

    I look forward to the journey ahead. Thanks Curls of Joy!!!

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  68. My name is Kabrina. I am from Houston, TX. I decided to participate in this challenge b/c I liked the idea of setting my own goals, as opposed to following set rules. I was going to get into the Curly Girl method at the beginning of the year, but I decided not to b/c some of the criteria I had to follow wasn't good for my hair. I plan to go for the next 2.5 to 3 months of this challenge without applying heat to my hair (unless it is under the dryer for the occasional roller set), and I have been planning to grow my hair out past its usual point of growth. It is long when "stretched", but I want to see if I can go beyond that. "Natural" means curls and waves, at least for me! It is just your own hair as it is. I plan to track my progress through occasional You Tube videos.

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  69. Hello my name is Evoni Vidtor; I’m originally from Mobile, Alabama but currently living in North Carolina. I decided to participate in the challenge because I thought it was a way for me to meet others who have common goals like me. I’m also feeling like I’m on a path alone and on the verge to give up…. Through this challenge I hope to gain a new found awareness of what it means to be a “Natural Woman” , I’m also looking for growth, thickness, and a healthy head of hair all while getting a better understanding of what it takes to keep natural hair healthy. Natural to me, is being who you are 100% and being comfortable in your own shoes. It’s also helping me express who I really am not who someone want me to be. I will be tracking my progress through my blog evylu.blogspot.com

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  70. Hi, my name is Maria and I live in Durham, NC. I decided to participate in this challenge because I wanted to learn additional information to help with taking care of my hair and my daughter's hair. I am hoping to achieve moisturized, shiny, longer, stronger hair. My idea of natural (hair) is being who God created you to be without (allowing) the harsh words/thoughts/deeds/chemicals of others to change YOU. I will be tracking my progress via a personal journal and pictures.

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  71. Hi,I'm Pam from Florida. I'm participating in this challenge to learn how to care for my hair properly, to retain length and have a healthy mane. I will track my progress through photo journaling.

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  72. Hi, I'm Pam from Stuart,Fl. I joined the challenge to learn to care my my hair, retain length, learn new styles, combat dryness and maintain healthy hair. Being natural means being the beautiful woman that God created me to be just as I am. I will track my progress through photo journaling.

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  73. My name is Danielle, from Lexington, KY. I decided to go natural out of curiosity and during a life change, and must admit I struggled in the beginning on whether or not I'd made the right decision going natural. After 2 yrs in braids I have decided to take them out and finally embrace the real me. I haven't looked back since. My hair goals are growth, retention, and to learn about what ingredients that work best for my natural curls. To me natural means free to be beautiful and different. I will track my progress through photo journaling. I also want to get into a hair routine that supports all of my goals above. I am soooo ready for this challenge!

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  74. Hi, my name is Chrissy and I live in Kissimmee, FL but originally from New York. I wanted to participate in this challenge because I recently BC'd on 3/22/12 and I'm needing help, knowledge and encouragement in maintaining my new hair. I'm hoping to combat my EXTREME dryness and acheive at least 2 inches of growth...I have EXCESSIVE hands in hair syndrome!!! I'm always picking in my head at any given moment that my hands are free, but once I overcome my dryness, I'm sure I'll have something better for my hands to do! LOL! Being natural means loving and embracing exactly how my Father has made me. It means not allowing mainstream America encourage me into compromising my identity. It also means my daughters are watching me thus encouraging them to embrace their every being. I'll be tracking my progress with pics and vids. I'm excited for this challenge and I can't wait to see my accomplishments in 12 weeks!

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  75. 1. I'm Fanetta!
    2. Born & Raise in Chicago, IL!
    3. I decided to participate because, I have big dreams of growing back the long hair I had as a child...that is, until I became a follower of my friends and convinced my mother to let me get a relaxer!
    4. I am hoping to finally discover the perfect product(s) for moisture retention for my hair. I'm certain that is the key to hair retention.
    5. Being natural to me means embracing who I truely am, inside & out.
    6. I've started a photo journal of my progress

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  76. 1. Hey Im Deborah

    2.Im From Rockford, IL

    3. I decided to participate in this challenge because, im hoping to learn the needs for my hair.

    4. My goals are Hair growth and moisture retention

    5. Natural mean simply being myself and being comfortable

    6. I plan to communicate on this site nd also at simplyme42.blogspot.com

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  77. I am Dana and I am from Sacramento, CA. I joined the Challenged because it appeared to be an interesting challenge that I came across, right on time. I seeking to learn how to better care for my hair and overall goals is to work on length retention. To me “natural” means from the earth and authentic. Overall health. I will be tracking my progress through journal and vlogging.

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  78. @Dana thanks for answering my question re W&G.. bless, i will try and let you know outcome.
    Angel

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  79. Hi, My name is Karla and I'm from Jamaica in the Caribbean. I decided to join this challenge because I believe that it would motivate me to take better care of my hair as I often neglect it. As a result, my goals would be to learn how to take better care of my hair and I'm also a bit curious to see how long it can grow. To me, natural means accepting myself for who I am, the way God created me. I will be tracking my progress through a photo journal.

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  80. Hello, natural ladies!! Creative Coils here checking in to respond to week 1's blog entry. I am from humid, hot Houston, Texas. I decided to participate in this challenge because I want to become active in the natural hair community and soak up as much knowledge as possible from those who have boldly made the decision like me to go natural. For the longest, Houston was still a heavily premeditated black community, and Dallas, Texas was the "going back to natural" community. I am proud to say that our black community in Houston is rapidly catching on and making the transition or BCing! Also, another reason for me is that the day when the challenge ends, marks a full one year nappiversary for me!!!!

    I would love to learn more about my hair while taming frizzy and retaining growth. By the way, I am looking for excellent twist cream without glycerin, parabens, sulfates, or chemicals. Send me a response, if you would like to suggest some options for my 4b hair.

    My hair goals include growing my hair at least three inches, find which protective styles work best for me, and discover more about my hair so I can use the appropriate or most suitable products to achieve maximum results.

    Being natural means, to me, being and ultimate self with appreciation and celebration of your uniqueness.

    I will be posting links to my YouTUBE station, website, and blogging site ASAP!!

    Stay on the lookout for CreativeCoils!

    Peace and balance,
    CreatuveCoils

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  81. 1. List your name: Tiffony Richards
    2. Where are your from? Jamaica babee!
    3. Why did you decide to participate in this challenge? because I love my natural kinks :D
    4. What are you hoping to achieve through this challenge/what are your natural hair goals? MAXIMUM HAIR GROWTH, I really want to prove that I nappy headed Tiffony can grow long healthy hair.
    5. What does "natural" mean to you? oh my gosh, I use to cut my hair so often just because I cold so at first a big chop didn't mean a thing but this time something inside me changed and I wanted to keep my natural hair I wanted to grow it longer and learn about it and master it
    6. How will you be tracking your progress (leave links to blogs, vlogs, and/or pages if applicable)? http://www.mrstrichards.blogspot.com

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  82. ARGH! I'm late!
    1. List your name: Jennifer Martinez
    2. Where are your from? I've lived in Kansas City for about 23 years now, before that I was a military baby and lived all over
    2. Why did you decide to participate in this challenge: Because I want to learn more about my natural hair. Knowledge has been power for me in this journey (I will be two years relaxer free in May!)
    3. What are you hoping to achieve through this challenge/what are your natural hair goals: I'm still learning to be happy with my hair. So learning to be happy with my hair, feeling the confidence to experiment with hair styles, and most importantly, getting second day hair!!
    4. What does "natural" mean to you: Natural to me means rocking the hair (texture) that you were born with proudly. I have no issues with hair dye or heat styling, but just being proud of who you are and being healthy!
    5. How will you be tracking your progress (leave links to blogs, vlogs, and/or pages if applicable): I think I'll be taking pictures and keeping a diary.

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  83. Here is my first vlog. http://youtu.be/R7SqJ56CauU ;<)

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  84. 1. List your name: Amatullah
    2. Where are your from:NJ
    2. Why did you decide to participate in this challenge? Knowledge precedes action and I want better and or easier hair management for myself and my daughters:-)
    3. What are you hoping to achieve through this challenge/what are your natural hair goals? Just more knowledge and better care of my Tresses:-)
    4. What does "natural" mean to you?Rocking their strands that grow out of my scalp naturally:-) No transformation of the texture.Just how God created for me:-)
    5. How will you be tracking your progress (leave links to blogs, vlogs, and/or pages if applicable)? I will be tracking it in a journal I keep:-)

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  85. Hi there, my name is Lorraine and my email is beautyrockme53@yahoo.com I am 53 years young and live in SC. I am joining the challenge to learn more about being natural. I have been natural since Dec. 2011 and enjoying my new found freedom. Being natural means just that NATURAL. i am keeping track of my progress with videos and pictures. At the present time I have not found that product that makes completely satisfied and being around more natural gals I feel will be beneficial for me. Be Blessed

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  86. I'm so sorry I am so late, I was wondering where all the information was for the past two wks of the challenge & had an extremely slow moment, did some digging and found the correct tab which was righ in my face! Here's my info:

    My name is Amanda, I am originally from CT and have been living in FL for almost 2yrs now. I decided to participate in this challenge to learn new things and tips about my natural hair and gain encouragement from all the others going natural or that are natural. I am hoping to gain length and to start gaining my thickness back of what I lost from hair loss due to the hard water here in FL. Natural to me means being satisfied with what you were born with and have grown to be without any alterations to any part of the body including your hair. I will be tracking my progess with pictures, blogs, and vlogs, a combination of the three. Here's my story so far http://youtu.be/Nvdsa27OJ7o. I will be back with updates during week four.

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  87. Hi! My name is Hannah and my email is smarticleparticle36@gmail.com. I've lived in Missouri all my life but it's possibly I might be moving away soon.
    I decided to participate in this challenge one because I've been natural all my life, and when I was younger my hair seemed so different then it does right now, and it's really not all that different. I guess it's just that products that I use now, and I don't remember the products I used when I was younger. My hair is not heat trained and I've always only straightened my hair once or twice a year if that much. Another reason I joined this challenge is because I wanted to seek more knowledge on natural hair, and regimens and tips I could use to enhance and embrace my curls more.
    Through this challenge I hope to gain more knowledge on naturally curly hair even though I've always been natural. Also I hope to gain more moisture in my hair because It can be really dry! I would really also love to gain more length. At this moment when my hair is curly+the shrinkage I get my hair is a little above my shoulders but when straight is right at my armpits. I hope to learn how to limit the shrinkage I get and stretch the hair without damage. I want to define my curls as well.
    Natural means to me no chemicals in you're hair. It means healthy, beautiful, hair. It means you embrace and love your curls regardless if other people don't, or they don't understand. I love my natural hair and love to tell people I'm a natural girl!! This is all my hair!! It honestly makes me feel so proud.
    I plan to document my journey in a notebook using a disposable camera taping pictures in the journal and also writing about my journey in the journal.
    I'm so excited to start a brand new chapter of my hair journey!!!

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