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    21 Natural Hair Transformations To Encourage You When The Struggle Gets Real

    Be patient.

    1. So cutting your hair can be VERY scary.

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    2. Especially if you're going natural...

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    3. And you decide to do the BIG CHOP!

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    4. "What will I look like with short hair?" you ask yourself.

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    5. "Will it ever grow back?"

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    6. Don't worry, though.

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    7. Everything's gonna be OK.

    8. Your hair will eventually sprout its way back up.

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    9. And it'll probably be even healthier than it was before!

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    10. Just make sure that you show it lots of TLC.

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    11. Find a good hair care regimen for your texture.

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    12. A healthy, clean scalp and moisturized tresses make all the difference.

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    13. And remember that everything, even what we eat, affects the growth and health of our hair.

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    Check out her hair growth regimen here.

    14. If you're transitioning, don't be afraid to cut long pieces.

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    15. It'll make it easier to style and take care of your hair.

    16. If it's at a length you're not used to styling, you can try different twist and braid-outs for some added stretch.

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    17. Whatever you do, though...

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    18. NEVER compare your journey to someone else's.

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    19. Because everyone's hair is different.

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    20. And all hair textures and lengths are B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L.

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    21. Just enjoy YOUR process (and take lots of selfies)!

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