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[*] posted on 5.1.2009 at 10:17 AM
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Natural Hair Online Support Groups
Monday Apr 13, 2009 – By Laquita Thomas-Banks

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Through a simple online search you will come across natural hair community sites, forums, personal blogs and natural hair albums within Fotki and Flickr. You can find natural hair groups on Yahoo! and MySpace as well as Twitter, and Facebook. By doing a search on these sites for ‘natural hair’ or entering in specific names of some of your favorites, you can even have natural hair support via cell phone.

One of my favorite Facebook profiles is Tassanee ‘Happynappyt’ Walden. When you log on to her profile and see the natural hair information, which includes pictures, product reviews, hair challenges and links to other natural hair sites, you will feel like you stepped into a natural hair community site. Through the Internet you will find sites that are solely dedicated to natural hair, as well as inclusive sites that cater to all who are in search of healthy hair advice.

Nappturality.com: http://www.nappturality.com) is dedicated to natural hair and women who wear it with pride. Any and every topic concerning natural hair can be found on the site. It not only features the best online photo albums and discussions about natural hair, but also discussions on education, employment, health, spirituality etc. I love Nappturality and I’ve pretty much learned everything I know from the site.

Motowngirl: (motowngirl.com) - is a wonderful site. The site description says it’s a “one stop shop” for natural hair information, and that’s nothing but the truth. Some of the many features are natural hair facts, product recipes, and do it yourself hairstyles. Motowngirl also features extensive product reviews with pictures, ingredients, and ratings.

Going Natural.com: (going-natural.com) - features blogs, hairstyles, natural hair journeys, natural products, articles, and recipes. There is also a downloadable preview of its creator’s - Mireille Liong-A-Kong aka Masoesa book Going Natural. Natural Hair Digest: (naturalhairdigest.com) is also dedicated to natural hair. The site is another great source for natural hair topics featuring hairstyles, links, articles, product recipes and natural body care information as well.

Natural Hair Care Guide: (naturalhaircareguide.com) - features great information on how to maintain natural hair and provides articles on transitioning, styling, product ingredients and more. Be sure to join to get your downloadable e-book, Five Secrets to Long Natural Hair. The Coil Review: (thecoilreview.com/en/index.php) - this beautiful site features, natural hair tips, photos, product reviews/recipes, and hair care articles.

The following sites are what I would categorize as inclusive sites that cater to those with natural, texturized, pressed, and permed hair. Some of my favorites are; Hairlista: (hairlista.[Censored].com) - a wonderful site that is a guide to healthy hair care, skin and beauty. It features blogs, product recipes, photos and tons of hair challenges such as healthy ends, conditioning, and protective styles.

Black Hair Media: (blackhairmedia.com) - features hair discussion topics and styles, along with information on health and wellness and DIY hair/skin care recipes. It also features a Natural Corner and Hair Care Forum with topics on natural hair care. Long Hair Care Forum - (longhaircareforum.com/forums) - growing healthy beautiful long hair - features blogs, product reviews, as well as fitness, fashion skin care and more.

There are also numerous natural hair blogs on the Internet that feature personal natural hair journeys, product reviews and how-to videos. Among my favorites are; Natural-belle: (hairspiration.blogspot.com) - this belle posts the most beautiful inspirational pictures featuring natural hairstyles. Texture Playground: (textureplayground.com/blog) - tons of product reviews and great advice on natural hair maintenance and styling.

Newly Natural: (newlynatural.com/blog) - great product reviews and style tutorials. Kcurly the blog’s creator has the most beautiful finger coils hands down, with step by step instructions. Black Girl With Long Hair: (blackgirllonghair.blogspot.com) - beautiful photos, interviews and great natural hair advice. Curly Nikki: (curlynikki.com) - tons of henna information, product reviews, natural hair interviews and it’s creator has the most beautiful curly twist-out.

YouTube is another source for natural hair information. You will find step-by-step videos on hairstyles, DIY product recipes and more. Glamazini: (youtube.com/glamazini) - great natural hair tips, product reviews and more, but beware - she will definitely have you laughing out loud. Kinky Hair Blog: (youtube.com/user/KinkyHairBlog) - tons of wonderful easy-to-do hairstyle tutorials, product reviews, tips and more.

Family Going Natural: (youtube.com/user/familygoingnatural) - beautiful family of natural hair featuring hairstyles and tips. Kinkycoils: (youtube.com/user/Kinkycoils) - over 30 videos featuring transitioning, hair routines, and styles.

These sites are a great help for those who are either thinking about transitioning, in the transitioning process or who are already a part of the natural journey. Afrobella: (afrobella.com) is another favorite that features beauty, natural hair care, skin care, makeup advice, and more. Also check out Kinnks: (kinnks.com/directory) - a worldwide online directory of natural hair links.




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[*] posted on 5.1.2009 at 10:27 AM


Really? This country sells any and every fuccing thing.
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[*] posted on 5.1.2009 at 10:32 AM


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I've been to a number of youtube loc'd support groups...sisters sharing styling ideas and caring tips...I actually enjoy them. It's a common interest thing...




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[*] posted on 5.1.2009 at 10:43 AM


Sounds more like an insecure thing. A hair Support Group? Come on?
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Ahh, but there are a number of black women that are clueless on how to treat their natural hair. Especially if they've been spending their time/life processing their hair.

So, yes...it can been seen as a form of insecurity. These sites allow these women to confront, and hopefully overcome these insecurities.

The title of 'support' is just that...for many, there was not much information out there to assist those who wished to go natural. Even in our black magazine, the focus is primarily processed hair. So for many, it was shifting in the dark. I can't tell you how many sisters wish they could go natural but are truly scared. I had no fear...but many many do. I heard from sisters when I was afro'd and now that I have locs. I couldn't tell you how many times I had to write down my growning process (what I used, my technique, etc). I actually started typing up the info so that when I got an email address I would just cut and paste and send. lol

I enjoy a number of the loc'd site, cause like I said, I get great suggestions in caring and different ideas on what scarves to use (to avoid lint build up) etc.




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[*] posted on 5.1.2009 at 10:49 AM


^^I guess just seems extremely sad to me.
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[*] posted on 5.1.2009 at 10:51 AM


I find it encouraging...more interested in the movement of natural.

Don't care how they do...as long as they are opening their mind and eleminating societies standards.




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[*] posted on 5.1.2009 at 10:53 AM


MOVEMENT=FAD these days. People need to make these changes for themselves not because others are doing it.
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Not what I meant, but in your sense I agree.

Eitherway, when and if they are willing, the websites will offer tools.




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Ahh, but there are a number of black women that are clueless on how to treat their natural hair. Especially if they've been spending their time/life processing their hair.

So, yes...it can been seen as a form of insecurity. These sites allow these women to confront, and hopefully overcome these insecurities.

The title of 'support' is just that...for many, there was not much information out there to assist those who wished to go natural. Even in our black magazine, the focus is primarily processed hair. So for many, it was shifting in the dark. I can't tell you how many sisters wish they could go natural but are truly scared. I had no fear...but many many do. I heard from sisters when I was afro'd and now that I have locs. I couldn't tell you how many times I had to write down my growning process (what I used, my technique, etc). I actually started typing up the info so that when I got an email address I would just cut and paste and send. lol

I enjoy a number of the loc'd site, cause like I said, I get great suggestions in caring and different ideas on what scarves to use (to avoid lint build up) etc.


You are totally on point. When I hacked off my hair during a militant moment 2 years back I had no clue what to do next. It still sucks...but I sometimes go on some of the sites and just look at ways to take care of my hair (which grew back incredibly fast, much longer, and seemingly thicker, than it was before) And they aren't just support groups. They are how-to-guides and they were/are a life saver.




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Natural is the way to go :blackwoman:



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Natural Hair Online Support Groups
Monday Apr 13, 2009 – By Laquita Thomas-Banks

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b124/SoulCry1920/natural.jpg

Through a simple online search you will come across natural hair community sites, forums, personal blogs and natural hair albums within Fotki and Flickr. You can find natural hair groups on Yahoo! and MySpace as well as Twitter, and Facebook. By doing a search on these sites for ‘natural hair’ or entering in specific names of some of your favorites, you can even have natural hair support via cell phone.

One of my favorite Facebook profiles is Tassanee ‘Happynappyt’ Walden. When you log on to her profile and see the natural hair information, which includes pictures, product reviews, hair challenges and links to other natural hair sites, you will feel like you stepped into a natural hair community site. Through the Internet you will find sites that are solely dedicated to natural hair, as well as inclusive sites that cater to all who are in search of healthy hair advice.

Nappturality.com: http://www.nappturality.com) is dedicated to natural hair and women who wear it with pride. Any and every topic concerning natural hair can be found on the site. It not only features the best online photo albums and discussions about natural hair, but also discussions on education, employment, health, spirituality etc. I love Nappturality and I’ve pretty much learned everything I know from the site.

Motowngirl: (motowngirl.com) - is a wonderful site. The site description says it’s a “one stop shop” for natural hair information, and that’s nothing but the truth. Some of the many features are natural hair facts, product recipes, and do it yourself hairstyles. Motowngirl also features extensive product reviews with pictures, ingredients, and ratings.

Going Natural.com: (going-natural.com) - features blogs, hairstyles, natural hair journeys, natural products, articles, and recipes. There is also a downloadable preview of its creator’s - Mireille Liong-A-Kong aka Masoesa book Going Natural. Natural Hair Digest: (naturalhairdigest.com) is also dedicated to natural hair. The site is another great source for natural hair topics featuring hairstyles, links, articles, product recipes and natural body care information as well.

Natural Hair Care Guide: (naturalhaircareguide.com) - features great information on how to maintain natural hair and provides articles on transitioning, styling, product ingredients and more. Be sure to join to get your downloadable e-book, Five Secrets to Long Natural Hair. The Coil Review: (thecoilreview.com/en/index.php) - this beautiful site features, natural hair tips, photos, product reviews/recipes, and hair care articles.

The following sites are what I would categorize as inclusive sites that cater to those with natural, texturized, pressed, and permed hair. Some of my favorites are; Hairlista: (hairlista.[Censored].com) - a wonderful site that is a guide to healthy hair care, skin and beauty. It features blogs, product recipes, photos and tons of hair challenges such as healthy ends, conditioning, and protective styles.

Black Hair Media: (blackhairmedia.com) - features hair discussion topics and styles, along with information on health and wellness and DIY hair/skin care recipes. It also features a Natural Corner and Hair Care Forum with topics on natural hair care. Long Hair Care Forum - (longhaircareforum.com/forums) - growing healthy beautiful long hair - features blogs, product reviews, as well as fitness, fashion skin care and more.

There are also numerous natural hair blogs on the Internet that feature personal natural hair journeys, product reviews and how-to videos. Among my favorites are; Natural-belle: (hairspiration.blogspot.com) - this belle posts the most beautiful inspirational pictures featuring natural hairstyles. Texture Playground: (textureplayground.com/blog) - tons of product reviews and great advice on natural hair maintenance and styling.

Newly Natural: (newlynatural.com/blog) - great product reviews and style tutorials. Kcurly the blog’s creator has the most beautiful finger coils hands down, with step by step instructions. Black Girl With Long Hair: (blackgirllonghair.blogspot.com) - beautiful photos, interviews and great natural hair advice. Curly Nikki: (curlynikki.com) - tons of henna information, product reviews, natural hair interviews and it’s creator has the most beautiful curly twist-out.

YouTube is another source for natural hair information. You will find step-by-step videos on hairstyles, DIY product recipes and more. Glamazini: (youtube.com/glamazini) - great natural hair tips, product reviews and more, but beware - she will definitely have you laughing out loud. Kinky Hair Blog: (youtube.com/user/KinkyHairBlog) - tons of wonderful easy-to-do hairstyle tutorials, product reviews, tips and more.

Family Going Natural: (youtube.com/user/familygoingnatural) - beautiful family of natural hair featuring hairstyles and tips. Kinkycoils: (youtube.com/user/Kinkycoils) - over 30 videos featuring transitioning, hair routines, and styles.

These sites are a great help for those who are either thinking about transitioning, in the transitioning process or who are already a part of the natural journey. Afrobella: (afrobella.com) is another favorite that features beauty, natural hair care, skin care, makeup advice, and more. Also check out Kinnks: (kinnks.com/directory) - a worldwide online directory of natural hair links.


Great Information!

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