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10 Stages Of Going Natural

There's a new wave of WOC who are embracing their natural kinks and curls, deciding to wear their hair naturally as it is. The journey of "going natural" can be an emotional rollercoaster. This post takes you through all the twists and turns that we've all experienced.

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1. Deciding whether to transition or do the big chop.

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2. Transitioning with two different textures.

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3. Realizing it would just be easier to big chop.

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4. Coping with your new very short look.

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5. Noticing hair growth and lots of curls.

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6. Getting more attention and constantly hearing, "Can I touch your hair?"

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7. Worrying that your hair won't grow out of that awkward length stage.

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8. Trying and failing various YouTube hair tutorials.

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9. Contemplating relaxing your hair again because being natural is a lot of work.

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10. Accepting your hair and embracing it fully.

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