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    Here's A Bunch Of Life-Changing Natural Hair Stories You Never Knew You Needed

    Get your Ph.D in poppin' curls and coils!!!

    1. For some super relatable advice on what you should know before going natural.

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    Like understanding that it'll probably be hard as hell at first, but patience is key and you should never compare your natural journey to someone else's.

    Check out 7 Really Important Things Every Black Woman Going Natural Should Know for more.

    2. For faces that'll make everyone transitioning from relaxed to natural say "FACTS!!!"

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    Like the "I'm transitioning, stop asking me questions about my damn hair" face.

    Check out 17 Faces That Perfectly Sum Up Every Black Girl's Transition From Relaxed To Natural Hair for more.

    3. For transformation pics and stories that'll motivate anyone who's been thinking about the big chop for a minute. / Via

    Like this beauty's bold as hell transformation: "I'm 23 years old and (until now) have worn locs since I was four years old, so they were a huge part of my identity...Then two months ago, I finally chopped them all off and it was the best decision I've ever made!"—nsangik

    Check out 17 Big Chop Transformations That Prove Long Hair Isn't The Only Way for more.

    4. For some myth-busting advice on apple cider vinegar, coconut oil, and other natural products we swear by.

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    Like this surprising fact about co-washing: "Conditioners are not designed to clean. Generally speaking, most conditioners don't have the cleansing properties needed to efficiently clean your hair and scalp." — Gwen Jimmere, CEO and founder of Naturalicious

    Check out 12 Things Black Women Have Been Told About Their Hair That May Be Total BS for more.

    5. For super relatable struggles that'll make every naturalista go "UGH!"

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    Like people asking you ridiculous questions and petting your hair.

    Check out 28 Exasperating Afro Problems for more.

    6. For life-changing curly hair care tips from the celeb stylist who's slayed the coils of Lupita Nyong'o and Solange.

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    Like how to enhance your natural curl pattern with product, refresh your next-day hair, and create polished finger twists.

    Check out 15 Simple But Life-Changing Tips For Anyone With Curly Hair for more.

    7. For when you wanna rock a headwrap, but have absolutely no idea how to tie them.

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    Like this seven-step style to rock with a TWA, protective style, or a silk press.

    Check out 8 Head Wrap Cheat Sheets If You Don't Know How To Tie Them for more.

    8. For when you're about that heat-free life, but also wanna stretch them curls.

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    9. For those beginner naturalistas who still wanna look fly, here are some really simple DIY protective styles.

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    Like this faux bun hawk.

    Check out 15 Easy Protective Styles You Can Do Even If You Suck At Hair for more.

    10. For fun hairstyles that'll get you through that awkward not too long/not too short phase.

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    Like this bantu knot ~lewk~ that only requires a few inches of hair.

    Check out 17 Gorgeous Natural Hairstyles That Are Easy To Do On Short Hair for more.

    11. For those days when you're wondering if your hair will EVER reach its full 'fro potential (spoiler alert: yes, it will.)

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    Like this beauty's two-year journey from picturesque TWA to glorious fluffy Afro.

    Check out 21 Natural Hair Transformations To Encourage You When The Struggle Gets Real for more.

    12. For selfies that'll remind you that you're not alone in your #twistoutfails.

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    Like this selfie, featuring a head full of curls that said we shall not be moved.

    Check out 20 Twist Out Fails That'll Make Every Natural Go "Me" for more.

    13. For absolutely gorgeous twist-out pics that'll inspire you to keep hope alive.

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    Like this vision board-worthy twist-out that makes us wanna fight the air, but also step up our game.

    Check out 17 Photos Of Impossibly Good Twist-Outs That Will Make You Believe In Sorcery for more.

    14. And for a quick refresher on why twist-outs are an optional natural hairstyle, and not a requirement.

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    Like beauty vlogger Taylor Anise's stunning selfie, which will probably make you say, "Twist-out for WHAT?!? For WHO?!?"

    Check out 19 Photos That Prove Natural Hair Doesn't Need Twist-Outs To Look Beautiful for more.

    15. For those times you simply gotta stunt your #blackgirlmagic on folks...

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    Like this photo showcasing one of the coolest natural hair super powers: shrinkage!

    Check out 17 Photos That Explain Shrinkage To People Who Don't Understand Black Hair for more.

    16. ...Or remind them that cornrows are, and always have been, FUBU.

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    Like how we've mastered these perfect parts and laid edges.

    Check out Here's Why Cornrows Are For Black Women for more.

    17. And, finally, for people curious about other naturalistas' hair journeys.


    Like their number one reason for going natural and whether they'd ever chemically straighten their hair.

    Check out How Common Are Your Natural Hair Opinions? for more.


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