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fro The funny thing about "natural" hair especially in the winter...it requires A LOT of moisture. And when the air is dry and cold...it's gonna fuzz anyway...regardless if it's in braids, twist, pressed, perm, or dyed. The DNA in African hair is stubborn...it will NOT get use to being in COLD weather...period. And so if you sport a twist or braids, you are FOREVER moisturizing it...cuz you don't want breakage which is as a result of fuzzed hair... You bring out a good point Sista K. Cuz in Africa those "hefers" and I say hefer very lovingly mind you...can DO some hairlol And you know that's right. They know HOW to work that BLACK hair...and the hair cooperates cuz it's in the perfect climate for BLACK hair. If you look at Egyptians....they went the full throttle...from bald, locks, braids, twist, straight[yes blackfolks have straight hair as well] to wigs. Hair wasn't such a big issue as it is today. That's cuz back then Black women knew how to COMB their hair...and what ingredients to use.. I have a book full of different African hairstyles.... some are absolutely MAGNIFICANT! I remember one of my former braiders...she is from a village near Benin. When she used to do my hair, it was a gang of 'em taking turns braiding my hair throughout the 6 hours it took AND they would take breaks and eat and laugh...talking French, and an African language I never figured out what it was and...English simulatenously. I loved her! She braided my hair like basketweaving...and at work...the women were soooooo jealous cuz there is a difference between African braiders AND African American braiders...BIG difference. My braids would last almost 8 months...if I let it. When new growth appeared...the braid was still tight and in tact....no fuzz. Do you believe that? But! She cost a fortune. And was worth it for awhile. But I change hairstyles soooo much, I grew bored too soon for THAT kinda money. Back in those day she charged $175. Today for what she did back then, it's a least $300 to $500. That's ridiculous. Yet, there are those who will spend it with a smile. Not me. fro
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