I am now natural although my profile picture is not my other post are all me. I love being natural. I have had a natural for 4 years before locs just recent though and I love it. I think I'll stick with it because it's less stress for me especially for running!
current weight: 240.0
Fitness Minutes: (103,929) Posts: 4,974 2/6/14 9:39 P
Been natural always on the nails - I tried acrylic once and boy did it do a job on my real nails. So never again. My nails grow in cycles and grow very long then of course start breaking and I cut them all and start all over again. And really that cycle depends on what I am doing - gardening, volleyball all fingernail hating activities
My hair - natural since 2005 and loving it. Yep major work detangling etc but I would never go back. My sister just pulled out a picture of way back when I had a permed short haircut - it was the bomb (ok sorry that was me loving me), but the haircut was nice.
So there you have my story
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Total SparkPoints: 11,865
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Fitness Minutes: (8,075) Posts: 289 7/3/13 11:14 A
I'm relaxed. I try to stay away from heat as much as possible. I go to the salon to get relaxed but usually let my hair airdry and style it in a protective style. If anyone has tips/suggestions/advice for relaxed hair..Please feel free to do so :) I have thought about going natural but not quite ready yet. As far as nails, I only get them done for special occassions like weddings, birthday, etc.
current weight: 165.0
Fitness Minutes: (9,226) Posts: 713 6/25/13 3:17 A
I've bee natural for about 2.5 years. I miss shorter, wash and go hair. Especially with the New Orleans humidity! Most of the time I wear twists so I'm pretty low maintenance. I work out more now than I ever have and I don't think I would've ever become so active and carefree if I had tried to maintain relaxed hair.
current weight: 147.8
Fitness Minutes: (5,227) Posts: 41 5/15/13 1:32 P
I'm natural....I haven't had a relaxer in 13 months. I decided if I'm getting my body healthy & natural...I should do the same for my hair. I have to wash my hair every time I run, which is challenging.......but it comes with the territory.
Don't spend time focusing on where you've been; spend time focusing on where you're going. -Joel Osteen
I've been natural two years with locs which I interlock myself. I pretty much get up and go with them. I work at home but if I'm going somewhere special, I rollerset them while damp and the curls last about 5 days.Very little product use.
My nails are also natural.
Finished: Walt Disney World Marathon, January 13, 2013. Finished: Disney Princess Half, February 2013 Finished: Orange Blossom Half and 5K, March 3, 2013 Finished: Divas Half, N Myrtle Beach, April 2013
I thought about going natural, and tried it for a few months. I went back to getting my hair relaxed. This is the only girlie thing I do. I do not get my nails done, not a big fan of shopping for shoes or clothes. Now let me loose in a sporting goods store...I could fill the shopping cart in no time.
You must be careful how you walk and where you go, for there are those following you who will set their feet where yours are set. -Robert E. Lee
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