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Old 09-30-2009, 06:03 PM
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3 people. My mom (MBL) and two of my older sisters (one MBL and one WL).
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Old 09-30-2009, 06:04 PM
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Wait are we talking about African-Americans or black women in general? I'm a little confused....

The thread is really focusing on AA women(without locs) because the hair practices in the US are not good for retaining length.
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Old 09-30-2009, 06:14 PM
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Default Re: How many AA women you know are MBL or WL

About a dozen ( give or take ). 2 of my closest girlfriends have WL hair not because they are sooo into hair,actually it's the opposite we were tomboys as children level headed as teens and have successful careers as adults.

One buns all the time the other always had a braid, both are naturals and none like to wear their hair out.

I am the "girliest", most hair conscious, relaxed, and wear my hair out all the time.

8= 2(friends)+ 2 (church sisters)+ My Aunt+ 3 of my cousins. About 6 acquaintances.
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Old 09-30-2009, 06:15 PM
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Do you guys think that if AA women take proper care of there hair, that anyone could reach MBL or WL?? I am very curious.
No. I think only a handful can actually reach MBL or WL maybe less than 1% of the african american population. I think if african american women took care of their hair, the average length might measure SL with the second largest percentage at BSL and the smallest percentage at MBL. I really don't see any african american women with WL hair. They probably would only measure in the 10s or the few 100s. But this is just my theory.
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Old 09-30-2009, 06:18 PM
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About a dozen ( give or take ). 2 of my closest girlfriends have WL hair not because they are sooo into hair,actually it's the opposite we were tomboys as children level headed as teens and have successful careers as adults.

One buns all the time the other always had a braid, both are naturals and none like to wear their hair out.

I am the "girliest", most hair conscious, relaxed, and wear my hair out all the time.

8= 2(friends)+ 2 (church sisters)+ My Aunt+ 3 of my cousins. About 6 acquaintances.
Are they AA?
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Outside of the board, I know like 2.
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Old 09-30-2009, 06:24 PM
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I don't know any either. In fact I don't know a lot of women of any race with MBL hair, just one.
I see it all the time with Asian and Indian women and white women who chooses not to cut their hair. I even see it on hispanic women.
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Just my mom.
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Default Re: How many AA women you know are MBL or WL

Me and that's it. In my case waist length hair is a chore and my hair grows too fast to really get it cut into any style. I know far too many women who say they would do XYZ with WL hair, but truthfully, anything longer than BSL is too long to 'do' anything with.
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Old 09-30-2009, 06:33 PM
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Do you know any without locks? They don't count IMO, their hair grows long because they never get rid of the shedded hair.
And its constantly protected!
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None where I live. Only ones I knew growing up were bi-racial with type 3 hair.
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Old 09-30-2009, 06:43 PM
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Default Re: How many AA women you know are MBL or WL

I don't think that black women have a shorter length potential than other races.

It's not like every single non-black person has the ability to grow their hair to their ankles either. It's a mix... some people can reach very long lengths, but some can't.

We definitely have a problem with retaining growth a lot of the time... but we are not aliens. We have human hair follicles just like everyone else.

On average, everyone grows 6 inches of hair per year and has a growth cycle that lasts 3 - 7 years, regardless of race.

I think pretty much everyone can reach apl - bsl with the proper regimen. Most probably can go further. but no, everyone doesn't have the ability to grow super long.

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Old 09-30-2009, 06:56 PM
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Old 09-30-2009, 07:13 PM
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Default Re: How many AA women you know are MBL or WL

You know, I wish we could get more feedback on practices and hair length in other Black countries. I know my mom said she saw pictures of my dad's first wife and of my oldest sister (Cuban), and they had really short, broken hair. In hindsight, I'm not sure why my mother was dissing their hair. I think she was telling me that my father used to make fun of his first wife and call her ugly... before they married.

Anywho, I don't know if Black women in Cuba have the same problems with retaining length or not. From what I've seen, there seems to be the same problem.

I just wonder how widespread our "problems" are.

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I don't want my sisters from other countries to feel slighted, I just wanted to focus on the problems here in the USA with AA and their hair. Why we don't see long hair.
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Old 09-30-2009, 07:18 PM
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I just got back from there, I went to visit my sponsor child. There are hundreds of midback length in the DR. She's 18 and just cut her hair from waist to chin length.

How nice!!!! I had a sponsor child lives in Peru.Yes there are a lot of dominican women with long hair some with mid back. Since the thread specified AA i only know 1 with BSL. sorry.

Glad you went to see your sponsor child thats sweet
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Old 09-30-2009, 07:22 PM
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Default Re: How many AA women you know are MBL or WL

You know what else? Having Black hair does not = slow growth.

On LiveJournal, I belong to the longhair community. It is a mostly White community. It amazes me how long it takes some of the women there to grow their hair long. I think it took one woman 11 years to grow to hip length, and I think of Sera2544 who grew her hair that long in 5 years.

We are human just like everyone else and race tells us very little about what our can and will do.

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I don't think that black women have a shorter length potential than other races.

It's not like every single non-black person has the ability to grow their hair to their ankles either. It's a mix... some people can reach very long lengths, but some can't.

We definitely have a problem with retaining growth a lot of the time... but we are not aliens. We have human hair follicles just like everyone else.

On average, everyone grows 6 inches of hair per year and has a growth cycle that lasts 3 - 7 years, regardless of race.

I think pretty much everyone can reach apl - bsl with the proper regimen. Most probably can go further. but no, everyone doesn't have the ability to grow super long.

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Old 09-30-2009, 07:24 PM
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I just started looking at the Chris Rock interview with Oprah and it got me wondering, how many AA women I know with MBL or WL hair. I could only come up with 2 women and that's a shame. I'm not counting the ones I know from this board. Now I can see why, Indian hair is so coveted by women of color.
I knew two but one cut her hair to shoulder length this summer. So now I only know one.
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No. I think only a handful can actually reach MBL or WL maybe less than 1% of the african american population. I think if african american women took care of their hair, the average length might measure SL with the second largest percentage at BSL and the smallest percentage at MBL. I really don't see any african american women with WL hair. They probably would only measure in the 10s or the few 100s. But this is just my theory.

Wow, especially at the bold.

I know lots of people believe that because they don't have or know about good haircare practices that focus on retention. But to say that even with good haircare most black women will only be SL doesn't really make sense.

AA women's growth rate isn't different from anyone else's (6in/year) and the average growth phase is from 2-4 years. So even with a short growth phase, AA women would be able to have 12inch long hair, which is definitely past SL.
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just 1 to be honest. Everyone else I know either uses weave, wigs, or their hair hasn't been longer than shoulder or apl. My mom's hair was MBL when she was in high school. Also she use to tell me that my great-great aunt was full blood indian and her hair was MBL or WL.
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