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When Naturals Attack! Popular 4C Vlogger Glamfun Discusses the YouTube Backlash She Received After Re-Relaxing Last Year

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Karen Constant aka Glamfun made waves on YouTube with her witty lyrics and infectious personality, gaining popularity via natural hair parodies and providing tips and information for 4c natural hair. But when she began experiencing breakage and thinning late last year, she turned to a dermatologist for help — and relaxed her natural hair as a result.

Some subscribers were not happy with her decision and even went as far as making response videos, starting threads on forums, and writing articles debating and discussing the use of relaxers to treat her derm-diagnosed Center Centrifugal Cicatrical Alopecia. On behalf of BGLH, I had the awesome opportunity to have a Q&A with Karen and dig a little deeper into her thoughts and experiences of going natural, relaxing and transitioning back to natural on a public platform like YouTube:

Your experience of going natural, relaxing and now transitioning back to natural hair is a unique one. What are the three most important lessons you’ve learned on the road back to natural hair?

The first lesson I have learned from my hair journey is to accept my hair for how it is. My hair is coarse, kinky and beautiful and I love to play in it. The second lesson I have learned from my hair journey is that I have to accept what my hair likes. I know that if I want my hair to grow healthy I have to leave it alone. The third lesson that I have learned from my hair journey is that I really cannot care about other people’s opinions when it comes to what works for my hair. I have proof of what works for my hair. Leaving my hair alone under weaves and wigs does wonders for my hair and grows it out fast. Listening to other people’s suggestions can sometimes set you back from your goals. People sometimes accuse me of hating my hair because I don’t wear it out. My goal for my hair is for it to be thick, long, beautiful, and healthy. I no longer care about being “not natural enough” for the natural hair community.

Why, in your words, did you decide to go back to a relaxer in the first place? Was it the ease factor? The familiarity factor? The convenience factor? Why did it feel like the best decision at the time?

I wanted to go on vacation and didn’t want to deal with kinks or detangling. I wanted to go in the water and not have to detangle it afterwards. My hair was in such bad shape I knew I had to cut it off and start over. I wanted to enjoy the little bit of hair that I had on my head without tangles or braids.

Why didn’t you consider seeing a natural hair professional to consult about her hair loss. I know you were seeing a dermatologist. Was that dermatologist also a natural hair professional?

I went to the dermatologist. She did a whole bunch of tests — checked my thyroid and anything that could be serious. When they said that everything was normal, that’s when she started making stupid suggestions. I knew that a natural hair professional would give me cliche answers to my problems, and I can read cliche answers to my problems online. So I decided to do my own research. I just didn’t wanted to waste anymore of my money getting other people opinions about my hair.

Was it always your plan to transition back to natural hair after relaxing? Or did it just sort of happen?

My hair grew best when it was natural under a wig so I knew I always wanted to go back to that.

Some of your subscribers were incredibly upset that you chose to relax your hair. What is one thing that you wish everyone could understand about your decision?

I wanted a new beginning. This natural thing was not what I expected it to be. I thought being natural would be liberating because everybody said it was, so I wanted to try it. At this time, I was tired of spending so much money at the hair salon and the thought of not having to pay someone to do my hair would be so liberating to me. Natural hair was also supposed to be healthier. I thought to myself, “so you’re saying with this whole natural thing, I can keep my salon money in my pocket and my hair will grow healthier and longer and I can still look cute?!?! Sign me up!” I was all in to being natural. Then, I started documenting my journey but I never put it on YouTube at the time because it actually turned out to be the complete opposite for me. I felt secluded and uncomfortable because what seemed to be working for everyone else was not working for me. The products that were working for other people weren’t working for me. I spent so much money on products at times it was more expensive than going to the hair salon. Some of the products thinned my hair out, so it wasn’t healthier.…my hair was not responding well to the aloe vera juice that was recommend a lot, and the apple cider vinegar and water rinses that were supposed to heal and cleanse the hair were making my hair dry and brittle no matter how much I diluted it.

I started to evaluate this natural thing I was doing. I stopped and thought, is this benefiting me? Why am I doing this? I was spending so much time on my hair daily trying to get it back to health. My goal in life is not to be a hair dresser, why am I spending so much time on my hair? I realized being natural [was] not worth the amount of effort. At this time, my hair was thinning like crazy. I knew I would have to cut a lot of it off and start over again. I didn’t want to have to go on vacation with a weave in my hair either. I wanted to wear my hair freely and enjoy the little bit of hair I had on my head. At the time, a relaxer was exactly what I wanted so a relaxer is what I got.

There are some people who believe that you were never “comfortable” with your (4c) hair texture, and that influenced your decision to relax your hair. How true is that?

When the health of my hair isn’t at a good place, that is what makes me uncomfortable. It has nothing to do with my hair texture. When I feel and see that what I am doing isn’t benefiting my hair that is what influences me to do something new. When my 4c hair texture was healthy and flourishing, I loved it! I wore it proudly. I even made a whole YouTube channel about it. When my hair started thinning, I was frustrated. I wasn’t proud of it and I started to get uncomfortable with the health of my hair. I got uncomfortable and started looking for something new. That new thing was doing my hair by myself in a natural type of way. After 1 year of success of braiding it and wearing wigs on top, I decided to actually style my hair and the health of my hair took a turn for the worse. Relaxers aren’t that good for my hair, but a relaxer never thinned my hair as bad as trying to style my natural hair. I felt uncomfortable with the health of my hair. It was time to try something new. I am comfortable with my 4c texture. I get uncomfortable when my 4c textured hair gets unhealthy.

I am a firm believer that everyone is entitled to do what they want to do with their hair — whether it be relaxed, natural, chopped off, dyed hot pink, or under a weave 24/7. Do you think there is an entitlement mentality within the natural hair community — where everyone feels entitled to tell you what you can/should do with your hair, even if those opinions are unsolicited?

I think that some naturals feel that wearing their hair natural its a representation of self love and if someone wears their hair straight it is a representation of self hate. If someone doesn’t wear their hair natural, some naturals feel the person must not love themselves and they are just following what the world sees as beautiful. And since the naturalista is showing such an act of self love by wearing their hair natural, they think their opinion is better or more important than a person who wears their hair straight. If that is what you mean by ‘entitlement mentality’ then I agree that some naturals do think that way.

What are your favorite cleansing, deep conditioning, moisturizing and styling products right now?

Shea Moisture’s pink bottles shampoo, [and] Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Mask to deep condition. Glycerin and water to moisturize. I also like castor oil. I use Shea Moisture Curling Soufflé when I braid my hair.

You’re super talented and funny. Any projects outside of YouTube and natural hair in the works?

I have so many future projects planned that everyone will hear about by the end of the year, so watch out for that! I can’t wait to tell everyone.

Any final words?

Thank you so much for the interview Christina!

Thank you Karen! Keep up with Karen aka Glamfun on YouTube, Instagram, and Twitter!

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About Christina Patrice

Born, raised, and living in Los Angeles, Christina is BGLH's resident transitioning expert and product junkie. In addition to loving all things hair, she is a fitness novice and advocate of wearing sandals year-round. For more information on transitioning, natural hair, and her own hair journey, visit maneobjective.com. Or, if you like pictures follow Christina on Instagram @maneobjective.

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NaturallyNeesh
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NaturallyNeesh

Interesting article. I hope she gets the healthy hair that she wants.

Angela
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Angela

Great Interview and I appreciate her honest answers. I am a 4c natural and I follow 4c and non-4c naturals alike to get general haircare tips. I could really relate with the “do what is best for you” theme that I got throughout the interview. I wear weaves and occasionally wear my hair out and my hair has flourished by doing so. The liberating feeling of being natural for me does not come just come from me wearing my hair out in natural hair styles but in knowing that I am in control of how I will wear my hair… Read more »

anastasia
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anastasia

“The liberating feeling of being natural for me does not come just come from me wearing my hair out in natural hair styles but in knowing that I am in control of how I will wear my hair be it kinky, coily, straight or weaved all the way up! To some it is “just hair” but there is a long history of being told what to do with out hair…and in that no longer being the case, comes the liberation.” .….FANTASTIC!! I wholeheartedly agree! =) Glamfun-Wishing you good health, success in your endeavors, and thanks for sharing your story =)

Kgray
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Kgray

I also went back to relaxing after three years as a natural and I am glad to see someone else make the transition. I loved my afro (or Lola as I liked to call her) but it took HOURS to style, I work in a corporate environment and honestly started to feel I looked unprofessional. I also noticed I had split ends and split middles, something I never had when relaxed and I never used heat as a natural. Relaxing for me is a much easier styling option and I prefer my hair straight or curled with flex rods. As… Read more »

Alicia
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Alicia

Hi, I respect your choice and opinions. Off course you choose whatever hairstyle pleases you. However,natural hair, in my opinion, should not be called unprofessional. It’s a matter of perception. Why would straight free flowing hair look professional and not but not free flowing kinky hair? I see a problem here, beause we are labelling one of our ethnic feature as unprofessional…because it looks ethnic… What if people said dark skin looks unprofessional? We would be outraged, wouldn’t we? So we shouldn’t allow people and ourselves to perceive our naural features as less then. Also, if the afro doesn’t seem… Read more »

juanicole617
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juanicole617

Kgray, in anything we do in life that is new, like caring for and maintaining our natural hair that many of us were never familiar with, will bring its obstacles. Your challenges in caring for your natural hair was not unique as we read in this article but I’ve learned, especially from BGLH that we all need to find what works for our own hair to have it flourish. Once you find a product that works for you, keep it. Kinky Curly Knot Today is a leave-in conditioner I will always keep in stock because it works for me. I… Read more »

Missc
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Missc

I’m team DO YOU!
Your hair still looks nice. I hope you find success with your relaxed hair.

KP
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KP

Yes! I was definitely a fan of the song Natural Nazi. Sometimes people are doing too much, trying to force natural hair guidelines on people. Oh, you’re only natural if xyz. I mean, who put you in charge? How are you no longer considered natural if you constantly stretch your hair w/o heat? Really, tho? I do like that Karen (glamfun) actually started to pay attention to what her hair needed health-wise, making necessary changes vs. trying to hold on to unhealthy hair. I watched her Hairstory as it was being released, and it explains everything. And, I have come… Read more »

Anon87
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Anon87

Because of the social history behind our hair, it’s very complicated. We can’t differentiate between those who remain relaxed/weaved/straightened simply out of “choice” and those who subconsciously do so because it fits the ideal standards. It would be interesting to know how things would be if WE were the ideal standard or at least things were “equal.” Would women still be complaining about how difficult and time consuming natural hair is or would they be rocking it 24/7 because it would be the “ideal standard”?? Hmm.… I think it’s ok to acknowledge that actually a lot of black women ARE… Read more »

Deb
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Deb

Thank you for a perceptive, well rounded reply. I completely agree with you.

Yasmin
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Yasmin

This is something I have been thinking about/discussing with friends. I’ve been natural since 2009, but consistently wear weave as a protective style. I only leave my natural hair out for a month (collectively) per year.

shu
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shu

While it’s true we may not be able to know for sure why someone else chooses weave/relaxer, I think the point that many of us miss is that it’s not our business TO know. We don’t have to worry about why the next girl does what she does with her hair. Does she wear weaves for her hairs health? Great, that’s none of my business. Does she do it out of self-hate? That’s none of my business either. Some people think being part of the natural hair community gives them license to comment on things that are so out of… Read more »

Anon87
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Anon87

Yes, I hope my comment didn’t read as “We need to know why every black women is relaxing/weaving” — no, it’s not our business, I agree. But just from a sociological/political perspective, I think it is important to think about why the majority of us are choosing relaxed or straight weave over natural (read: kinky), because it says something deeper than simply “choice and ease”; something which has repercussions in terms of how we see ourselves & our self esteem. But that doesn’t mean we should question every women’s hair choice. My comment was coming from a more general perspective.

juanicole617
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juanicole617

That’s interesting, is it still the majority? Maybe I just spend too much time on natural hair sites. LOL. Where I live, I’d say if it’s not half, it’s approaching half at least in the Chicago area / suburbs.

J2
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J2

I’m all for going back to what you know if you don’t have the patience it takes learn and/or do your natural hair. It just makes me sad because we go decades with a relaxer and not knowing our natural hair and expect in 6 months or a year to be a pro at being natural. I’ve been natural 5 years and I’m still learning. Recently learned the denman brush was causing crazy types of split ends and pulling my hair out. Anyway everyone deserves to feel beautiful and I hope she does no matter what she does to her… Read more »

bri
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bri

“I knew that a natural hair professional would give me cliche answers to my problems, and I can read cliche answers to my problems online.” You didn’t know that, you assumed that. I honestly am tired of hearing about people calling those that are pro-natural “Natural Nazis” simply because its not only degrading to those individuals but also to the legacy of the Holocaust. People are so quick to throw around terms like this, but what exactly have such naturals done that is similar to what an actual Nazi does? Absolutely nothing is similar between the two.This is how we… Read more »

Tonia
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Tonia

I also HATE the term Natural Nazi. Its offensive. I do personally feel that its best to be natural,but, if you want to relax that’s your choice.

Iva
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Agreed. I find that term so offensive and mean-spirited (especially when it is coming from someone with a relaxer).

People should learn to use their words. If you mean militant, say militant, if you mean judgmental say judgmental. If you mean someone practicing genocide, ethnic cleansing, pogroms and war, say Nazi.

Jumoke
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I loved everything you just said. People are always convinced when I tell them to stop throwing around the term “Natural Hair Nazi” because quite honestly- it’s embarrassing. A group of intelligent, educated Black women should not be throwing around a derogatory term like that. To the interview, I agree with you. I mean, there are already 6 or 7 half an hour long videos of her explaining her decision on YouTube so why is this debate still going? People like what they like on YouTube. If thousands of people subscribed to you for 4c inspiration and you relax your… Read more »

Jumoké
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Confused*

Puff
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Well stated and I did think that was troubling. I also paused at her using a afro on said “Natural Hair Nazi”. It definitely gives off this vibe that she thinks wearing natural hair in a fro is some sort of militant thing. I’m not very familiar with glamfan as I really don’t watch that many vlogs but she appears young (early 20s?). And although I’m only in my late 20s I can understand why she has this desire to explain herself and also try to defend herself. It’s hard dealing with online criticism and especially now that natural hair… Read more »

Caramelcurls
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Caramelcurls

Being natural is not for everybody, just as being relaxed is not for everybody. I’ll have my 3 year naturalversary in the fall and I love it! I’ve found the products that work for my hair and honestly I keep a very low-maintanance routine that has resulted in healthy, growing hair. And that’s why I choose to remain natural, because my hair is thriving. I was relaxed for over 20 years and I saw my shoulder length hair get more and more damaged as time went by. The final straw was when the nape of my hair had broken off… Read more »

Tia
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Tia

Natural hair is for everybody in my opinion. That’s how it grows out your head. It’s just a matter of learning how to you care for your natural hair. Same with relaxed ladies, they learned to care for their hair in this altered state.

It’s just a matter of choice

NaturallyNeesh
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NaturallyNeesh

The thing is her relaxed hair (before she went natural) was damaged and thin etc and her natural hair ended up the same way..jussayin…she needs to look at what the real issue is…she has videos explaining her entire journey so far and her hair was in bad shape when it was relaxed too. This is why I hope either way she can figure out what really works for her because whatever she was doing did not work when she was relaxed or when she was natural. Being natural IS for everyone, it is the hair that grows out of your… Read more »

Caramelcurls
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Caramelcurls

Right! It’s a matter of choice–therfore it’s not for everybody!

hipah
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hipah

I never understood this, “Natural hair isn’t for everyone.” It is what grows out of your scalp and if both the hair and scalp are healthy then why would you say that your very own God given hair isn’t for you? I think it has a lot to do with being conditioned by our communities, the lack of hair care knowledge that fit’s one’s own hair needs as well as one’s perspective. How one chooses to wear their hair is a result of their perspective on their hair. I understand the history behind a lot of these issues but I… Read more »

hipah
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hipah

Oh and I forgot to add that the negative responses from Blue Ivey’s hair is one of the many reasons why some women are afraid of wearing their hair as is. Why some women may be afraid of what the world thinks. So they resort to the many ways of hiding their birth right, their God given hair. I’ve read so many comments where teenagers and adults stated their fears of going natural because they are afraid of having the “undesirable texture” and that if they did, they wouldn’t know what to do with it or because they were afraid… Read more »

cola
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cola

I’m glad your natural even if I disagree with your point.

StarCrossedCurls
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StarCrossedCurls

Most people only ever look at the notoriety that’s involved with being a natural hair vlogger. They don’t seriously consider the; time, money and vulnerability that these women give in sharing their stories. And sure they obviously get some sort of gratification from it. But the majority of their reward is in adding more positive information/inspiration to the natural hair community. So I’m always a bit “confused” when so called “fans” take it upon themselves to tear these women down. Knowing good and well that they themselves lack the resources (both mentally and financially) to even attempt what these sisters… Read more »

T.
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T.

I’m honestly a bit confused. The intro to the interview makes it sound like she relaxed her hair based on her dermatologist’s diagnosis and recommendation. But then in the interview she says that the dermatologist “started making stupid suggestions” and that she relaxed her hair because it was unhealthy and she wanted something easier to care for, especially while on vacation. The intro makes it sound like there were diagnosed medical reasons for choosing to relax her hair, but the actual interview doesn’t seem to support that. The thing is though, whatever the rationale, if someone wants to perm her… Read more »

NaturallyNeesh
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NaturallyNeesh

I watched the videos and she had one where she talked about the dermatologist and she said the doc told her to relax and every one was like “huh?” because it did not sound legit lol…she made a video when she said she would relax…BUT she took it down because a few people seemed mad about it…the majority of the comments were not negative though. So basically she comes back with a curly wig on and says thank you for all the kind words etc. and some thought it was her hair until she explained that it was not. Then… Read more »

Iva
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Yeah. I will admit I was someone who followed her and unsubscribed around that time because the logic made zero sense to me. What reputable dermatologist tells someone with a scalp condition to put a caustic chemical on their scalp?

If you want to relax your hair, relax your hair, but as a subscriber, I’m not obligated to follow your “hair journey” when it no longer interests me.

Steph
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Steph

I think she lied at some point. Because in her original video she did speak of a dermatologist recommending that she get a relaxer and in her video she was frustrated and about to cry because she didn’t want to do it. Now all of a sudden, it’s because she wanted to do it as a personal choice? It makes no sense.

sanji
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sanji

Some of us naturals still seem a bit straight-minded, if you ask me. Unless we’re trying to achieve that sought after “definition” of less frizzy curls, I don’t see why it should take endless hours to take care of our natural hair; even on vacation. A pulled back puff or pinned up bun takes 3 minutes and a little Eco Styler. 10 big cornrows or twists take about 15. Bring along a bottle of conditioner and I’m good to go! I went natural because my hair was falling out in clumps thanks to 45 years of relaxing. I love my… Read more »

Elle
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Elle

“I don’t see why it should take endless hours to take care of our natural hair” EXACTLY! That prison arm you got trying to get the perfect twist-out isn’t your hair, it’s your CHOICE, there’s a difference! Like another poster wrote, when breakage happens with perms, people cut it off! Only with your natural hair doe it become a Corleone saga only to be solved with renouncing natural hair and bitterly accusing everyone of trying to ‘destroy you’. Some need to take responsibility and admit they won’t leave the house without a twist-out/coil-out/braid-out/bun/press/threading/curl. There’s power and wisdom in the truth.… Read more »

Beautyismiree
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Beautyismiree

I follow this girl on YouTube and if you watch her latest videos , she shows her natural hair journey through the good/bad. After watching the videos, it’s pretty obvious she just didn’t know how to do natural hair and expected her hair to be able to do things that one with 3c/4a hair. Hopefully she knows what’s good for her hair now. People need to chill over natural hair because while to you it’s a statement of how you don’t like the current standard of beauty, to another it’s just hair.

Candice
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Candice

I feel so bad that that happened during her journey. Usually, you hear the success stories and never what may go wrong. You look beautiful and don’t let your YouTube channel stress you out! You need to relax.

tisha
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tisha

she is totally free to wear her hair howerver she wants. But she makes it seem like she relaxed because the hair was too difficult to deal with. I wish she would recognize that it’s not about the hair, it’s because she has not found and ideal routine that makes her journey less costly, and time efficient. I have BSL 4b-4c hair and it’s has not been an easy journey, but with consistency you get results, no chemicals or weave needed. But whatever makes her happy, at the end of the day, she’s the one who has to care for… Read more »

kelly
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kelly

“I’m honestly a bit confused. The intro to the interview makes it sound like she relaxed her hair based on her dermatologist’s diagnosis and recommendation. But then in the interview she says that the dermatologist “started making stupid suggestions” and that she relaxed her hair because it was unhealthy and she wanted something easier to care for, especially while on vacation. The intro makes it sound like there were diagnosed medical reasons for choosing to relax her hair, but the actual interview doesn’t seem to support that.” I agree very confusing! You cannot force people, period! If she prefers her… Read more »

lablooplah
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lablooplah

I honestly cannot stand the title of the article since it is using loaded terms like “attack” what? And the article actually has nothing to do with naturals “attacking” anyone. It’s like a rap song targeted to imaginary “haters.” I wish this interview was more straight forward instead of using a misleading title when someone is just giving an account of their hair journey, end of story.

lablooplah
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lablooplah

and as a result you have people talking about haters and “natural hair nazis” and the hair divide in the commentary section when they all deviate from what i assume to be the point of the article (which is hard to tell because the title and the article do not match up) sorry i just find this sort of posting lazy and as a quick way to garner clicks and comments.

juanicole617
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juanicole617

The article doesn’t really get into it much, but she did receive a lot of backlash and said she took down the YouTube video with all the negative comments about her re-relaxing her hair.

Jc
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Glad this is up! I think part of the backlash she received was in part as she said herself, not every person actually listened to every single one of her videos. It is bound to irk some nerves for some people when you hear things like, ‘I just wanted to look glamorous, so I relaxed my hair and wore a wig.’ Taken in isolation, this seems like she doesn’t like her natural hair but in truth her mind at the time was bothered by breakage and a possible diagnosis of alopecia leading to low self esteem. I feel that hair… Read more »

bri
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bri

After reading a few more comments I feel the need to say one more thing: It is NOT just hair. This conversation is proof that it is not just hair. This website is proof that it is not just hair. The fact that people get FIRED for wearing their natural hair is proof that it is not just hair. The fact that relaxers were even INVENTED and people think they NEED them or that they are seen as a viable “styling option” (yes I have heard people say this)is proof that it is not just hair. The “its just hair”… Read more »

Carleee
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Carleee

I completely agree!!

Deb
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Deb

I’m going to go off on a big of a tangent. I’ve learned to stop seeing a black woman relaxing, straightening or covering up their natural hair with weaves, wigs as evidence that black hair is ugly, too much work or undesirable. If a black woman does think that, that’s their own issue and honestly, it will take a lifetime for many of us to undo what we have learned about our hair while continually staving off the negative feeling we might experience from tough experiences and society’s perceptions. Black hair is so complicated and the mass natural hair “awakening”… Read more »

Puff
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I can really relate with her struggles. I have very coarse, thick hair that likes to break around my edges and gets tangled all the time. I have to do a lot to keep it moisturized and playing with it too much does cause breakage. I started my hair journey 7 years ago and at that time their weren’t all these blogs and vlogs and information. And although my hair had to suffer through some crappy products and dryness I also would leave it a lone a lot more because the biggest thing for me was to feel free from… Read more »

Black Girl With Long Hair
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I don’t know if this wasn’t made clear enough in the piece, but Glamfun is currently transitioning back to natural hair.

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I guess some people didn’t read that far o.O lol

Puff
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hah, but I did read through! I just felt moved to comment on the people who shamed her when she relaxed her hair. My comment would still stand even if she didn’t go back to natural. I’m a huge fan and encourager of Black women wearing their natural hair but negativity and judgements aren’t going to convince anyone. What would help, as I stated above, if things were more focused on health and good practices instead of glamour shots of curly hair. I think this blog does a decent balance of both but we do need to see more positive… Read more »

Puff
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It was clear. I was focusing on when she went to relaxers and the people who shamed her for it.

I hope this time she feels more successful. Some other commenter made a point that her practices weren’t very good (I’m not sure as I haven’t seen all her videos) so I hope this time around she can apply lessons learned.

Khaleesi
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Khaleesi

Glamfun is talented. Her music videos are catchy and funny, and I’m a fan of the Natural Nazis and Wash-n-go’s don’t work on Nappy Hair songs. As a useful natural hair vlogger for tips and advice on hair though… NO, just NOPE. I’m not saying this to be mean, but as a type 4 natural looking for a healthy hair regimen, this channel was a ball of confusion for me.

mo
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mo

She’s awesome

MoniMo 5yrs a Kink
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MoniMo 5yrs a Kink

I remember a family memember of mine who was natural years before me. She was a militant natural. She threw around terms like ’ assimilation’ ‘Europeanized’ ‘Self hate’ ‘cultural disconnect’ etc, etc. At the time I was relaxing my hair and was actually put off from the idea of making a natural journey. I kept thinking, ’ My straight hair doesn’t make me any more “European” than her kinky hair makes her “African”. And even now, she & I disagree on our view of natural hair. 5 years ago when I did my BC I did it simply as another… Read more »

cola
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cola

Was this a joke?

Puff
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It’s problematic for you not to acknowledge that we are affected by the racial world that we live in. You could use you same argument for skin lightening… “Honestly, no, dark skin isn’t for everyone. Yeah I said it.” See how troubling that statement is? The reason they’re similar is because both involve their being a pressure in the media and in the type of people that are deemed successful and desirable; they are straight haired, light skinned people. Do you actually believe you were just born with a desire for straight hair? When it is all you see and… Read more »

MoniMe
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MoniMe

Thank you for actually reading my comment and accepting my expressions as my own concerning my own journey. And as a proud deep dark mahogany sister… your analogy fell flat. Agape.

Ps… let the sarcasm sink in.

Leighton
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Leighton

Lol love this. I’m with you all the way. I simply do not understand why ppl feel the need to project their own notions and misgivings on other ppl. I have been natural all my life. And for the most part, I wear my hair straight because it’s MY PREFERENCE. During the warmer months, I wear my hair curly because I don’t see the point of straightening hair I’ll eventually sweat out. When I don’t care for either style, I’ll put my hair in braids. So, people really need stop pushing the message that anyone who relaxes or uses heat… Read more »

Chelsea
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I really echo the same sentiments. People are just too judgemental. I do what I want with my hair and so should everyone else.

mary
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mary

My 4C hair responds exactly the same to manipulation and all the natural hair products. I wore an afro in the 60’s and 70’s, used grease and water and did not have the dryness and breaking. I recently went back to using grease. That can’t be any worse than dry, breaking hair.

alt-K
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alt-K

I have locs, so I am often excluded from natural hair discussions lol. This is my second time growing locs. I cut my first set without so much as a second thought. I wish someone would tell me how I should wear my hair! That’s crazy! I’m not sure why so many people are so concerned about other people’s hair. I’m not in the least. I’ve been natural for 13 years, but I’ve never cared for all the products and advice that loose naturals buy into. Keep it simple and consult a professional is the best advice I’ve ever received.… Read more »

mlank64
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mlank64

I miss the hair icons.

Jumoke
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First of all, DO YOU BOO! I’m tired of Black women not keeping it real with themselves for the sake of other people. If you want to get a relaxer, wear straight weaves, return natural then DO IT but stop making excuses to do it. I’m tired of women saying they relax their hair because it’s more “manageable” when they have never “managed” their own hair or even recall their natural hair. Instead, just be real with yourself and say, “I prefer relaxed hair because it is what I am accustomed to. I am uncomfortable with my natural hair because… Read more »

MarshMello
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MarshMello

Yeh, it looks like shes just not feeling her natural hair. That can’t go to the beach because of shrinkage is weak sauce. Ive never worn weave to the beach, but that seems like it would be an issue. My mom says the same kind of stuff, but she stays natural because years of relaxers often cause thinning edges and bald spots. Meh, good luck to her.

merry
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merry

I have always felt she didn’t really like her natural hair.

Jumoké
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She doesn’t but that’s okay. This is a learning experience for everyone. I don’t know why she thought she was going to master her natural hair in two years and return back to a relaxer after she had a bad experience with it but hey at least she’s returning back now. Hopefully her experience will be a lot better this time around especially since she doesn’t have the pressure of being in the limelight anymore

cnj
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cnj

yes to this!. I feel like most youtubers only acknowledge the negative. They will go on and on about 3 negative comments out of 100 comments. They turn those 3 negative comments into an angry mob. In glamfun’s case an angry mob full of angry black natural hair nazis who can’t muster up support for other black women. Meanwhile the 97 positive comments came from black women supporting her but that doesn’t mean anything because those 3 negative comments prove that black women can’t support other black women.

Noks
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Noks

Being natural is hard, no matter how much you think your prepared for it

JenniD
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JenniD

I don’t really know what to say about Glamfun. On the one hand I can sympathize with her cause I know what its like to see your hair breaking and unhealthy but on the other hand I have followed her journey and her basic hair care practices were terrible to put it mildly. Her wash day video and the one where she corn rolls her wet already unhealthy hair and slapped a wig on said wet hair was like huh? I hate that the spotlight always seem to be on type 4b/c hair that is STRUGGLING. There are plenty of… Read more »

Khaleesi
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Khaleesi

RIGHT! Her practices and advice were TURRIBLE. *Charles Barkley voice* There was one video where she was going for a Don King look or something (really it was just a high puff which could easily be achieved w/ headband), that got an “I guess” sideeye from me. Frankly, if relaxing her hair stops her from being a gross misrepresentation of type 4 hair then kudos to her.

Puff
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That’s a really good point! I think there is a balance between showing the reality of difficulties and showing good practices. I haven’t seen all her videos but I do recall her curl former comments. She had a really bad experience with them and implied it wont work with kinky hair. I have very kinky/coarse hair and I have successfully been able to use them. It’s definitely not like watching someone with fine hair do it but it’s not impossible. I just had to make smaller sections and make sure I had a good amount of moisture and butter on… Read more »

shayshay
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shayshay

I remember Glamfun’s Wash-N-Go’s-Don’t-Work-on-Natural-Hair music video. At the time I believed and related to it. I have shoulder-length, fine, thin, tightly kinky-wavy hair that likes to mat, mesh and loc easily. Then I learned detangling techniques from both Cynthiarf on Youtube and Shelli of Hairscapades. Although Shelli’s hair is a far looser texture than mine, and Cynthiarf’s is far, far denser, I’ve been using their techniques to keep my hair detangled. Hence, I can do my version of wash-n-go’s (or wash and simple-style) now. Daily styling usually takes me under 3 minutes. This has saved me a tremendous amount of… Read more »

Deedeemaha
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Deedeemaha

I agree Jennid. Funny how some bloggers say “they don’t care about others opinions” but they give their when it suits their interest. Then when their followers give their opinions on what they are doing, oh my let the rain fall down. Funny thing is when I was relaxed I experienced breakage many times. What did I do ? Cut it off!! Split ends? Cut it off! Back nape damaged ? Buzz it down and I got a new look. I just changed the style up. The point ? I’m natural now. If and when I experience damage I’m going… Read more »

silkynaps
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silkynaps

Unpopular opinion, I’m sure; but, frankly, I thought her entire channel was tragic. I’m not sure why I clicked this because I still don’t believe she likes her hair. Just reading her unrealistic hair goals only sounds like she plans to wear wigs forever. She won’t let that relaxed horse die because she relies too much on external validation. She keeps changing her story to get support and acceptance from the natural hair community. You can’t go on the internet, become a public person, say and do things that make absolutely no sense, yet expect to receive only positive feedback.

Roo
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Roo

Thank You! When I went natural I expected my hair to be 4c from seeing my childhood pictures. I was expecting it to be very difficult to look after from the comments on the web about how difficult 4c hair is. I’m very surprised to how easy it actually is. Maintaining relaxed hair properly was a lot more work than my natural hair. Its all about experimenting and seeing what works FOR YOU and not over manipulating it.

Nolly A
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Nolly A

RIGHTTT I just recently came across this new youtuber westafricanbaby .she has an AMAZINGGG head of beautiful 4c hair yet her story and the stories of many others like her are not being told .I had to subscribe to her immediately .She even has an Instagram page for 4c hair

Ms Marcy
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Ms Marcy

I love my thick, dense, 4C hair and it (Praise God) is med. length and healthy. I’ve been having so much fun doing different styles and updo’s. Again, it matters what people put on Youtube. There are women and children who need to believe this is doable, and not impossible. When black women’s health is better, then I won’t care. When black girls or 4C haired girls are respected and looked at as beautiful because of their hair, then I won’t care. Yet for now, It matters, it matters

Steph
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Steph

So basically, she lied in her video, as she was all teary eyed and “frustrated” that her dermatologist recommended she get a relaxer. I knew she was lying as to why she was going to do it. It just made no sense. Now here she is in a blog admitting that she wanted a relaxer for the convenience. I’ve heard of women going natural and having their doctors recommend they go natural due to having alopecia, but not relaxing their hair due to alopecia. It just made no sense. As the popular saying goes, “You ain’t got to lie to… Read more »

Angela
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Angela

I remember that “my dermatologist recommended a relaxer to treat my thinning hair” video as well. I read this article thinking “so the truth comes out.” If she wanted convenience, why not say so? *shrugs*

Sheka
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Sheka

I really don’t care about what people have to say I went natural only becuase my hair can only manage a Relaxer for a year and half before its starts breaking and my fiance wanted to see me natural.…..even though I’m natural I love my weaves and braid and I prefer keeping my hair covered up becuase honestly no matter how much of these vlogs I watch I just don’t have the time, patience or creativity to style my natural hair myself. Right now I relaxed a small part of my natural hair so I could wear a side part… Read more »

flouncingtart
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flouncingtart

This is like saying “if having brown skin makes you feel more Afro centric then that’s sad because some of you will never even think of living in Africa.” What the fresh hell does Afro centrism have to do with anything? It just sounds like you’re projecting your own insecurities on other people. Our skin is brown and our hair is kinky, but we’re not supposed to feel good about any of that. Wearing natural hair is a way for many of us to feel good about what we have. Being comfortable in our skin and wearing our hair as… Read more »

cacey
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cacey

just wanted to say i loved “hearing” this in her own words. awesome piece. and i can so relate. and i just wanted to throw out there that these issues are not exclusive to those who consider their hair 4b or 4c. I’m a 3b/c who’s been struggling to retain length ever since i quit doing what i knew how to do best- flat iron my hair. i’ve been struggling with going back to heat, my own personal kryptonite, ever since. i’m thinking about plunging on ahead and doing it. uncertain because i love my curls and like that it… Read more »

juanicole617
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juanicole617

Cacey, how long have you been natural? It’s a matter of getting your own technique down. I’ve learned from this site that this is the nature of our hair. It likes to twirl around itself. Some naturals make it a point to keep their hair stretched to avoid tangles. I assume you like to wear your hair out because of all the problems with tangles. I would suggest updos and protective styles at least half the week and wear it out the other half. You could also research detangling techniques on this site or YouTube. We all struggle with the… Read more »

juanicole617
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juanicole617

Is it just me or am I the only one who would like a response with a thumbs down. If you disagree with a comment, I feel it’s only right to explain why and then give a respectful suggestion. All of those thumbs down doesn’t feel good.

Dananana
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Dananana

Agreed. If I’m thumbing down someone, I always have a rebuttal. That is, unless they’re an obvious troll and/or their opinion is racist, sexist, etc. Also, I generally reserve downvotes for people who are being mean-spirited or not really adding anything to the discussion (e.g. “what’s my hair type” or random selfie posts on culture articles). Neither your comment nor cacey’s really deserved downvotes, imho. Cacey was just sharing her experience :

Humph
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Humph

It doesn’t bother me that she relaxed. It bothers me that she knew her hair was struggling and still tried to make youtube videos giving people advice on how to care for their hair. How are you gonna put up a video about things to do for a healthy scalp, and then come back a few weeks later and say your scalp has been a tragic mess for months and you needed to see a doctor??? No excuse for that.

JenniD
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JenniD

Yes! I was like why didn’t she ask for help? Why keep slapping on wigs and hiding the problem. Why not cut it down to a twa, then wear wigs from time to time as you get your hair healthy again? There are times when a hair cut is mandatory. This was one of those times. It would have eased the tension on her scalp and stopped the breakage for sure. Its really truly not that hard! This is why we know its more than just hair. I fumbled plenty in the early years of being natural. Ugly hair days,… Read more »

Stace
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Stace

Real talk! You got to the meat of the real issue.

Love
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Love

It’s totally her choice. I’m a little sad bc her transitioning video helped motivate me during my big chop stage. When she cut off all her hair, looks into the camera and says “embrace it”, I was telling myself the same thing! I would watch that video when I was feeling low and be inspired by her growth.

I hope that she is in a happy place w her hair.

If you’re reading, thank you for sharing your story! 🙂

Marta Daniels
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I love the variety of hair types and techniques on YouTube, and I personally learn from everyone, relaxed, natural, and everyone in between! But a person’s hair is just that, their hair. Just because they document their hair journey online doesn’t take their prerogative to change up away from them. There are way too many hair nazis out there, relaxed and natural. It’s all beautiful so can’t we all just get along?

Dananana
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Dananana

I respect your opinion but…stop it. Stop using that word. Being a zealot about hair views isn’t necessarily positive, but it’s not necessarily negative either, and it doesn’t deserve to be equated with genocide.

Andrea
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Andrea

Don’t really appreciate the idea that my comment was completely tossed in the garbage. I guess this forum has become more of a dictatorship and less of freedom of speech. Who knows?

Black Girl With Long Hair
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Yes Andrea, we definitely deleted our original comment because you started off by insulting Glamfun. You can disagree with what she has said here. But calling her “unintelligent” will definitely get your comment deleted.

Stace
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Stace

I’m glad there is some censorship going on because at one point comments on this site had gotten out of control. had to stop visiting for a while, and definitely had stopped engaging in conversation because it would always turn ugly no matter what a person said. People were getting carried away with the thumbs down button it was crazy. Things are much better now.

Tabitha
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Tabitha

When Gabrielle Douglas became the first African-American gymnast in Olympic history to become the individual all-around champion, and the first American gymnast to win gold in both the individual all-around and team competitions at the same Olympics as well as being the only American all-around champion to win multiple gold medals, people talked about her hair. That pretty much sums up how folks can be so shallow and petty.

folamix
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folamix

What I always say, you have to learn your hair and not mimic what others do. What I will say is you need to start with the basics. A lot of folks get caught up in extra things.

Stace
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Stace

I agree. I don’t understand how relaxed hair is easier at the beach. My relaxed hair was a lot of work @ 19 inches and I always felt like natural hair would be easier to care for, especially at the beach and on vacation. So to hear her say the opposite is interesting to me. What I enjoy most about my hair now is that I can wash (co-wash primarily, but shampoo wash also) my hair everyday. I don’t fight with detangling. I go in wet, condition, finger detangle, and rinse. Come out put in some leave ins and sometimes… Read more »

F2usacib
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F2usacib

U don’t understand why some people have such strong negative feelings about someone else’s hair. If you have time to care about a stranger’s hair, you have too much free time on your hands. Hair is just hair, it’s not an indicator of who you are as a human being. Glamfun is intelligent, witty and I like her videos bc of her personality. I never watched her channel for haircare adbice or tips and that’s not what her channel is about. I love my natural hair but it’s just hair, I cut it when I get bored, I blow dry… Read more »

F2usacib
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F2usacib

*I

Ms Marcy
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Ms Marcy

I respect what you have written, but only as a 4C woman with (God blessed) nice and strong natural hair. After my surgery I began to watch videos hoping for help because my hair had fallen out. I watched a lot of videos before I understood low porosity, 4C, hair thickness and density, styles, etc. I think, back then I didn’t know the difference between the entertainers and the people who had something real to share. I began to experiment and now I am happy with my thick, dense, 4C shoulder length hair. I didn’t even believe it would grow… Read more »

alice
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alice

I think one of the reasons there was backlash was because a lot of her fans felt she gave up on her hair. See, as a black woman i never knew how amazing it was to have natural hair until I went to websites such as these and Youtube. I fell in love with the Vloggers hair, their positive attitude and their desire to continue on what many of us would consider a difficult journey. Vloggers gave me the strength to go natural and am sure many people felt that way. Now to look up to someone and then they… Read more »

cnj
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cnj

^best comment

Carleee
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Carleee

So many of you hit the NAIL on the head with Glamfun. I watched her channel for a very long time now, probably since 2012. Glamfun had terrible natural hair practices. I and others would offer advice to her but she would never try it. After watching her for so long, I believe that she just likes straight hair. I don’t understand why she keeps trying to explain the relaxer. Do your hair how you want, but don’t try to be a part of the natural hair community if you don’t embrace natural hair. It’s that simple. The natural hair… Read more »

Renee
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Renee

I agree completely. Her hair practices are a mess and I feel for anyone taking advice from her. Even in her latest video New Hair and New Hair Routine, she washes her hair, adds castor oil THEN puts in her leave in conditioner to “seal in all that oil and moisture”. I can see how people who are learning from her would easily become frustrated with their own hair. She doesn’t know what she is doing.

Toni
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Toni

She really does have bad practices. Why would you use Castor oil as a pre poo or apply castor oil BEFORE you apply leave in (which then blocks out the moisturizing properties of the leave in)? I went through dry phases when I first started out, but I adapted and learned along the way. Anyway, it sounds like maybe she isn’t quite committed to having natural hair long term, otherwise she would put in more of an effort to educate herself and have healthier hair practices.

Black Girl With Long Hair
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She is currently transitioning to natural hair.

Toni
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Toni

Thank you for your response. I know that she is transitioning back to natural, but that is not the point. The point is that leave in conditioners are designed to add moisture and softness to dry, brittle hair. Castor oil is so thick and dense that best suited for sealing in the LOC method because it has the ability to block practically everything else out. If she’s applying the leave in on top of the castor oil, then the leave in is just sitting on the top of the oil and not doing its job of penetrating the shaft to… Read more »

Tg
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Tg

I use castor oil as part of my pre poo because it’s a humectant n makes hair pliable. My hair is almost waist length stretched

Toni
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Toni

It’s cool that Castor oil is a part of your prepoo. I never said that it couldn’t be, just that it was best diluted with another oil (I’ll clarify blanket sounding statements in the future. I still stand by my statement about applying the leave in before applying the oil. Or am I wrong about humectants retaining moisture, not providing it? I still have 3.5″ to go before my hair is waist length.

Carla
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Carla

Carleee and Renee, I have to agree with the both of you. When I first saw this article on BGLH, the first thing that came to mind was the way Glamfun attempted to take care of her from the start of her natural hair journey. Now we are all learning how to take care of our hair and believe me I did some things incorrectly when I first started too, but once you know better, please try to do better. Some of the ways that she handled her hair were not the best, especially considering that she has course and/or… Read more »

Ms Marcy
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Ms Marcy

Well said. Too many wonderful women are still trying to figure out how to do their natural hair. She was listed as one of the top Kinky vloggers. What we do matters to our youth and to people who really need help with their hair.

Amma Mama
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She is beautiful! Do you boo! 🙂 *Shameless Maya Voice*

Etty
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Etty

Amma, your profile picture is BEAUTIFUL!! Your braids look really nice on you!

April
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April

Do what you want. I wish someone would tell me what to do with my hair. And they have, with their hair not looking too healthy either. I personally don’t like wearing weaves, or wigs. I want to feel like myself, and with those things I don’t. I’m trying to change my diet to combat this shedding problem I have, and it’s just a struggle working on it mechanically. But I encourage everyone to do what they feel, don’t feel compelled to explain yourself to anyone and just do what makes you happy. Peace out.

Sweetheart
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Sweetheart

I’m relaxed but my daughter has natural hair. My mum started relaxing my hair when I was just 3, and although after starting my hair journey I’ve been able to grow long healthy RELAXED hair, I think my daughters natural hair is beautiful and I want to give her the option to make her decisions (i.e. relaxing) by herself. This is just a piece of advice to those ladies who think that they have the right to tell others what to do with their hair. As my daughter was getting older I was finding it difficult to deal with her… Read more »

K.C.
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K.C.

10 thumbs up!!! I agree with you Sweetheart. That’s one of the reasons why I stopped attending “hair fairs” was because some (not all), but some women swear up and down that their way is the only and best way. And then want to tell you how you should do your own hair. If you chose to flat iron your hair or wear a weave/wig for a different look, you hate yourself. WTF??? Where did that come from? I’ve been done with the so called “natural hair community” because we tear each other down for no reason. Then we attack… Read more »

Jenny
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Jenny

I’m so sorry this happened to you!!! I’m noticing that this whole natural hair community is becoming an all inclusive “snobby” club. I’m so tired of folks saying if you relax your hair or wear wigs–that its a display of self hate. And claiming that relaxed sistas are a bad influence on little girls and that you have a mis-guided sense of beauty?? If you want to talk about bad influences on little girls turn to BET or VH1! I went natural simply because I never even realized it was an option to wear my hair curly. I didn’t do… Read more »

Sweetheart
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Sweetheart

@Jenny, Thank you. Thats very sweet of you to say

K10
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K10

I am not too heavily invested in natural hair bloggers, so I’m not familiar with this lady. However, she is going through her own journey, and I am only going through my own journey, so what she does is her thing. And only she can say what’s best for her.

With that being said, if her issues included breakage and thinning, then I’m not really sure why perming her hair would be the answer to that. To me, that would make it worse. But perhaps her hair takes the opposite effect than what mine would do.

O
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O

I agree with you.

No dermatologist or trichologist I have talked to or heard speak publicly would advise someone with a scalp condition or a hair growth problem to do a chemical treatment on their hair and that includes hair dye. Some don’t even like people braiding their hair or putting it in pony tails due to the risk of traction alopecia.

K10
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K10

True. I would definitely expect backlash from that. I’ve read up on her a little more and it seems like people are calling her out on not being truthful with herself. I remember reading an article by a natural hair blogger (I forgot her name) saying to basically watch out for other bloggers that claim to be knowledgeable of natural hair but they really aren’t. I guess the movement has grown so much that in many cases you do come across bloggers/vloggers that really don’t know what they’re doing. In some videos you can even tell who is really there… Read more »

eh
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eh

the reason she gave for the relaxing was that she plans on chopping it off and starting anew, but she wanted to enjoy her hair to the fullest before this. im just adding this, i agree w/ you though

Marra Joelle
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sighhhhh.… LOL first of all these comments are definitely interesting. I was subscribed to glamfun for a bit and enjoyed her videos but I never took her hair advice. 1. because I already had a system down and 2. a lot of her tips didn’t make sense to me. I did however enjoy her series about getting healthy from the inside out for hair growth. I appreciated her honesty and that everything wasn’t sunshine and rainbows all the time. Because there is definitely a learning curve when it comes to caring for your hair after years of someone else doing… Read more »

Jacky
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Jacky

I think the backlash came from the pain of losing a dear natural hair vlogger. I mean, just imagine if naptural85 relaxed her hair( Gasp!… I know ), the pain and sadness felt by her followers would be so much. I think having a natural whom you like and possibly follow is an uplifting force. You may have your own struggles but when you see a natural hair vlogger facing the same struggles and still rocking her natural hair, you won’t feel alone. You’ll feel connected and inspired to keep going. I see naptural85 rocking her natural hair and my… Read more »

Napturally Kia
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Napturally Kia

i can’t imagine nap85 relaxing…my heart sunk thinking about it! her hair gives me all types of life. i remember when i figured out i was transitioning (post 19 months relaxer…long story) she was the first person i watched. however, you using her as an example has shed a light. thank you.

Jacky
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Jacky

You’re welcome!

Monica
Guest

I love Glamfun and if wearing wigs makes her feel good, then good for her. However, I would like to insist on this : natural hair is not for everyone. (Don’t thumb down my comment yet, hear me out lol) It is not for everyone because being natural requires time, dedication, patience to be able to make it work. Just because you know how to take care of your hair, it doesn’t mean that every natural does ! I think it’s better to have relaxed hair if you love it and you know how to care for it better than… Read more »

sowhatwhocares
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sowhatwhocares

if you can’t wear it out, it’s completely useless” hmm…I wear protective styles 95% of the time and I have no problems with doing it…I HATE wash n gos, I do not know how to style with ribbons, bows and arrows…so I refuse to wear it out and loving it…keeping it contained works for me

AllyCat
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AllyCat

Lets be real. ALOT of her videos were her saying what she was going to do as far as lifestyle/regimine changes regarding her hair. But as we saw in her 17 part video explaining why she relaxed her hair she had very little follow through with any of those. I feel like if she can maintain her hair better when it’s straigh then she should do that. She should relax 3/4 times a year and take care of her hair the way she likes it which obviously is straightened. She can always throw some perm rods in it if she… Read more »

Carla
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Carla

AND that’s another thing to talk on. If you’re talking about doing some serious life-style changes like eating healthy, taking supplements and exercising — those things take time to change your overall health/hair health. Won’t change over night, lol. I felt as though she was waiting for a change to occur with her hair instantly.…

Melanie
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Melanie

Maybe this is just a ploy for attention? I subscribed because I thought she was fun, but not for hair advice. She should probably just stop talking about natural hair…she didn’t do it well, end of story. Focus on your strengths 🙂

La Toya
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La Toya

Melonie, thank you for saying this. I watched her videos and my emotions were like a roller coaster lol. after watching everything I decided this was for attention. bc none of it made since. she never gave herself enough time to see healthy results. She just so happen to be a good entertainer. and this is for everyone to know who she is in the future. And I have to say she is getting what she wants. I saw right through her. Go back and look at her vid’s. and even this enterview she is sayn stuff like she didnt… Read more »

jl
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jl

I’m wondering if anyone watched her 6 part videos on her hair before commenting or making judgement. After watching her videos, I don’t blame her for relaxing. She’s just like most everyday type 4 girls who have setback and get tired of their hair. She decided to relax and not deal with drama. I can relate to her journey and I felt the same but I realize I dont want to deal with relaxers. all the things I was doing to my hair that should make it grow, were making it break and split. I tried everything under the sun… Read more »

Deedeemaha
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Deedeemaha

Jl I understand what you are trying to say. “You stoped listening to so and so” and you listen to her videos (and that’s ok if it help you). Many of the points you listed and decided to do other bloggers have suggested. After you made the changes, you can see that you had not “tried everything under the sun”. My point, is let’s not make 4abcz hair the problem. We just need to listen to it like you did. I listen to stylist tell me for years to relax not once did any say try natural hair, let the… Read more »

jl
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jl

I don’t think you understood what I wrote and you seem to have an altitude. . first when I said I did everything under the sun to may hair, I really did do everything under sun to my hair, dont know why you are saying that I really did not. DO you do my hair? Did you not see the list of things I stopped doing? Once I stopped doing all of these things and kept it simple my hair thrived. if you watched glamfun video she also realized that keeping it simple worked for her and is going natural.… Read more »

Guest
Guest
Guest

And that’s the secret to natural hair. If you find that doing ‘XYZ” makes your hair dry and brittle — STOP DOING THAT and move on. It’s hair, not rocket science.

Also, if her fan base is women with natural hair then she can’t be too surprised if they can’t relate to relaxed hair. That’s her thing, not their thing.

Nancy B.
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Nancy B.

I am not sure why people are so invested in what she chooses to do with her hair. So what if she is or isn’t honest about her motivates or reasons fir choosing to relax her hair? What right do we have to police another black woman regarding this matter?

Deedeemaha
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Deedeemaha

Lol I’m not invested in her, not one dime. If we did we broke. Or should I say our hair would be broken.
They put the article up and ask for comments, she gave the interview. She could have declined as well. Now I see why this world is so full of dishonest people. I for one like honesty. The day we can’t be honest about hair, is they day I guess we going down the drain with it.

Deedeemaha
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Deedeemaha

If I was policing her she would get 5–9 years hard labor .

Truth Hurts
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Truth Hurts

Why not just delete the You Tube channel and/or just stop making videos?!? Then you can go back to your private life and never have to explain your hair decisions ever again!

Nick
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Nick

I COMPLETELY understand! I did my big chop about 6 months ago and I thought that I would love my hair and I don’t, sadly. It doesn’t have anything to do with the texture, at least I don’t believe so. It has everything to do with how much time I spend on it everyday trying to keep it from being dry, dull and BORING. I’m bored with this TWA! I had it straightened a few weeks ago and it lasted about 3 days! That was so frustrating! I don’t mind braids and sew-ins but I’m just really not into hair… Read more »

Jaclyn
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Alright, so personally, I’m all for the who, if it doesn’t affect you, don’t care about it. But I’m thinking I’m crossing something wrong, or something I dunno. But what I get from reading this, is that she relaxed her hair because she had XYZ scalp condition, which doesn’t make any sense to me. Am I reading into this wrong? And if so, someone help.

Stace
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Stace

but why go back to perming with a relaxer when they have these keratin treatments and other non formaldehyde temporary hair manageability systems out now…why isn’t anyone considering those before going to the extreme end…at least those are reversible..cause you know how peoples minds change back and forth…

Truth teller
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The crazy thing is, for all of the enlightened naturals who truly believe that they know exactly why she did what she did…other than the reason she clearly stated, please remember that these forums were meant to be as a tool to uplift, not judge and finger point. Are you going to finger point at your mothers for having put relaxers in your heads when you were just 5 years old? Did they not love and embrace your beauty? Were they expressing their self hate to you? Why aren’t our mothers held to the same standards as that woman trying… Read more »

La Toya
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La Toya

ok I just wrote a reply to somebody on here but after reading this I have to agree with what you wrote. maybe I should take a look in my own life. everything you wrote is the bloody truth. we do hate each other and nationally. I don’t think it will change in this life time. WOW something to think about.

Napturally Kia
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Napturally Kia

still can’t figure out why what she does to her hair angers people so much.…you would’ve thought she slapped a perm in their head the way some folks was upset.…

Britchick91
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Britchick91

SMH sad the only persons hair I care about is mine

nappy headed black girl
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Girl, yes. I don’t have time to write essays over what someone does with their own hair. She relaxed. Good for her. Next!

lala
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lala

loalal

Macfille
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Macfille

After looking at some of her videos (including her most recent one), all I can do is shake my head and think, “That poor, clueless girl.” She has horrible hair care practices, and she refuses to change to better ones because it’s more important for her to try to look “cute,” and so she will always have short, damaged and broken hair that she hides under wigs and weaves. That’s her prerogative, but she needs to stop acting like she is on a healthy hair journey, because if other people try doing what she is doing to her hair, they… Read more »

Kylana
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Kylana

It’s only hair. People need to get a clue.

deprogrammed
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deprogrammed

Don’t bother. The natural hair Nazis are worse than the ones during the war.

Kylana
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Kylana

TRUE! Girl — I use the term Natural Nazis too! Some people are too much!

Kylana
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Kylana

My bad — I said “girl” without even knowing your gender. My bad. But you feel where I coming from, right! lol Have a good one.

flouncingtart
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flouncingtart

D- troll attempt.

maxine
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maxine

People need to stop being judgemental and let people wear there hair the way they damn well want to
The day people start telling me what to do is the day they step
Hair is just hair,it dies,it grows,it changes..deal with it.

maria
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maria

I stopped subscribing to most of my favorite vloggers because I realized that the stuff they were doing to their hair just didn’t work for me. I guess we get all caught up in the hoopla and forget these are just humans on the other end. I have to take someone’s hair advice with a grain of salt because even the prettiest of hairs (Taren comes to mind) can get damaged and fried. On the flip side, if you become a vlogger and share your life with people then you have to accept the good, the bad, and the cray… Read more »

Toni
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Toni

Truer words, truer words.

anonymous
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anonymous

Why would someone get a relaxer if they have scalp issues?

Seems as though small locs would be the best bet for her but it’s her hair,her choice.

ChaNita Bei
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ChaNita Bei

And this is one of the main reasons naturals need to stop making these ladies on YouTube their hair saviors. I don’t understand why grown women are upset about what this grown woman did. I’ve watched every video of hers (time and time again) and nowhere did she EVER make a claim that if you follow her that you too will have eternal, natural hair or to get the the hair gods you had to go through her. I love glamfun and wouldn’t care if she were “relaxed, natural, chopped off, dyed hot pink, or under a weave 24/7.” I’m… Read more »

Tabatha
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Tabatha

Awww that’s a shame that she was attacked. I love her videos too, it doesn’t matter to me if her hair is relaxed or natural she has cute hairstyles. She wanted to experiment and she did. She found out her hair doesn’t like that and she is going back to natural. Good for her all the way around because she is being who she wants. She doesn’t need the world to sign off on her hair. Do you girl. Congrats on your recent Ah-ha moment.

bc
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bc

Wow! As individuals are we not allowed to do whatever we want to do with our hair? I dont understand some of the critics above. Some are even saying that she is using castor oil the wrong way etc. etc. I watch her videos sometimes looking for ways to style my hair. I do not take all her advice as gospel truth because I believe in doing what’s best for me. I know that she is not an expert in 4c hair neither am I. Maybe when she starts her new videos, she should put a disclaimer “for entertainment purposes… Read more »

Jas
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Jas

This is what happens when one becomes so invested in someone else’s hair that they forget that the only hair they should be concerned about are the strands growing out of their own scalp. Why in the world would some people find it OK to make video responses in regards to this young lady choosing to relax her hair again? How is it anyone’s business besides this young lady?!? lol I don’t like to say it but this is just one of the reasons why we can’t advance as people because we’re too focused on the wrong thing. What someone… Read more »

1hotshon
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1hotshon

When you put yourself out there, especially as a naturalista you should expect backlash if your actions are perceived as wishy-washy. Only she knows her true story and people either believe or they don’t. I personally don’t believe there is any medical reason to be relaxed. That’s a load of B.s. But whatever’s cleaver.

GETALIFE
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GETALIFE

Ppl need to mind THEIR business. It HER hair. She can do with it whatever SHE please

Sarah B
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Sarah B

It’s unfortunate that the young lady who was natural had difficulty. we all do but I honestly think she probably was a little too impatient when it came to trying to salvage her natural hair that was unhealthy by converting to chemical as a solution. The struggle is real for naturals and young ladies that decide to wear their hair processed. one things for sure if your hair is not healthy getting a perm is not going to make it any healthier

carolynshy
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carolynshy

She may want to check her hair products. Many of the gels contain an ingredient that dissolves your hair. It is called triethanolmine. My hair was thinning out so bad and I could not figure out why. I did some research and found out that this ingredients dissolves some people’s hair. It sounds like she has low porosity hair. Apple cider vinegar and aloe vera do not work for low porosity hair. Most products are not made for low porosity hair. Our cuticles are closed tight and it is hard for products to penetrate.Apple cider and aloe vera close our… Read more »

Aico
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Aico

I don’t pay attention to natural hair vloggers, so I don’t know this person. If her schtick is natural hair guru, then she deserves to be called out on her BS. If her schtick was everyday girl on a journey to healthy hair, then people should leave her alone.

Prettygirlrocks
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Prettygirlrocks

It is not that serious! It’s her hair, it’s her decision. People should only be concerned with themselves and let this girl be. She did what was comfortable and convenient for her. Get a life people.

sandy
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sandy

no need for attacks. but that happens on you tube. and there is no natural hair community as many thousands of people natural or straight don’t use or know about what’s on YouTube. when people get praise no one talks about issues with community. but as soon as negative comments come in there’s something wrong with vloggers. only wish there was this passion for those criticized by the institutional sysgems that oppress young women or for those that put down young girls in school. for some reason it’s easier for us to attack each other. how sad. per law of… Read more »

GuestyGuest
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GuestyGuest

She did what she WANTED to with HER hair.
I see no problem with that.
I really don’t understand why people would be attacking her. Nonsense.

Pepita
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Pepita

I had locs for 12 years, so I was natural before it was ‘fashionable’. I was never one to join the band wagon because it’s the new trend and I don’t criticize those who don’t. All this negative energy???!!! Does her having relaxed or natural hair, put food on your table or pay your rent? Is she now going around naked or taking people’s husbands????? I wonder at people who have the energy to attack, condemn and criticize others for something that doesn’t affect them in anyway. Let’s respect each other’ right to chose. I am now enjoying growing healthy… Read more »

Telly
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I vlog about my hair — but the idea isn’t to say ‘THIS IS WHAT YOU SHOULD DO’ it’s just to share what I do, because I recognize that I’m no expert. More than that, I’ve made (and *cough* continue to make) mistakes with my own hair, so I’m really just sharing what I do, and the mistakes as well. Watching videos like that inspired me in the first place, and it made a HUGE impact on my transition and eventual natural hair. Some things worked, some things didn’t. My view on Glamfun and her channel is that at no… Read more »

Boyhead
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Boyhead

Judging… Judging.

I learned, or rather, am still learning on a daily basis on how “keyboard courage” enables society to judge easily.

Glamfun” went through what some of us went through… trying, experimenting, hating, loving, all these things about our kinky,curly, coily hair –

She’s just doing it for all to see..

No need to judge her..

Renee
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Renee

“Tutorials” is in her “About” description on her channel. So she is saying this is what you should do. We have all made mistakes but I’m not about to go on a public platform and give hair tutorials if I can’t take care of my hair and it’s pure struggle. There are pre-teens and teens that are going natural and are looking to her for advice. She’s a popular 4c blogger (where there are few) giving bad advice, who doesn’t do her research or take advice from others. People who give her advice are “haters” or “natural nazis” (a disgusting… Read more »

Me
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Me

Even if it says “Tutorial” in her description, it can still mean she is giving a lesson on HER hair journey, explaining what works for HER hair type. I think everyone is human and we all come across a point in everything we set out to do with bumps in the road, and having to figure out a new path. HER path and choice at the time was to relax HER hair, which was HER choice. You mentioned that young teenagers are following her for transitional advice, two things I want to say about this. A. It is a “Parent”… Read more »

Ame
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Ame

I completely agree, I think we should stop bashing her for wanting to relax — i mean she did put herself out there by giving “tutorials” but calling her self hating is completely uncalled for. Nobody on youtube is an expert first of all, so following her advice is our own choice. Also, I just went “natural” and being new to the “natural hair community” I notice that there is a lot of hypocrisy surrounding hair — In my opinion, putting in the energy and money to get curls and twists looser than ones your own natural curl pattern and… Read more »

ananse77
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ananse77

I don’t know if what you’re talking about is braidouts and twist-outs, but the reason I would do them was to get my hair in a style that would last for days — a way to wear my hair out but still avoid tangling, manipulation and spending daily time on my hair. Plus, they are just a style. Non-black women with straight hair put curls and waves in theirs too. There were actually periods in European history when curly hair has all the rage and everyone felt obliged to crimp and curl their hair. Were they trying to get mixed… Read more »

GhanaianNatural
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GhanaianNatural

Ladies.. the struggle is real. Being natural isnt as FREE as people like to describe. I mean i cant dry my hair with a towel, i cant wash it everyday, i cant just sleep with it anyhow without it breaking or thining.. let alone flatiron it. I do not blame people who dont want to go through everything to let it grow healthy long. I know we are blessed with our hair and should wear it if pride, but we should wear it whatever way we want to. There is so much we can do with our hair that only… Read more »

Fatty
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Fatty

This chick is a fraud & I applaud her hustle cuz it got her the attention she wants & needs to get that check. I could tell she wasn’t serious about natural hair after watching 1.5 of her videos. What bigger way to cause a stir than to claim to be all about natural hair and then get a damn relaxer?! Then she gone say some pro told her it would make her scalp healthier & she took their advice (or at least that’s what she said at 1st). Come on son! Holes all in your story. Just my .02.… Read more »

Andy
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Andy

I think so-called naturals need to learn to co-exist with people who perm. In my opinion, unless you wash your hair and do NOTHING to it, you’re not a natural. We are ALL manipulating our hair. Just because I don’t chemically straighten and use natural products (olive, coconut, vegetable, castor, etc) does not mean I have natural hair. I’m using products without chemical additives so using natural products on my hair but I still manipulate its texture, just without the permanent effect of a chemical. I haven’t chemically straightened in five years and I’m with GhanianNatural, I’ve had to have… Read more »

lilkunta( to andy)
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lilkunta( to andy)

so called naturals? __In my opinion, unless you wash your hair and do NOTHING to it, you’re not a natural. We are ALL manipulating our hair. Just because I don’t chemically straighten and use natural products (olive, coconut, vegetable, castor, etc) does not mean I have natural hair. __ You are wrong. If you dont have chemicals in your hair YOU ARE NATURAL. Manipualton does not mean you arent natural. you want us to all walk around with clumpy unformed bushes? already naturals get called unkempt and that would really be unkempt. __I haven’t chemically straightened in five years and… Read more »

Toni
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Toni

I was wondering if I was the only one reading the comment that way. I was like “If I wear my hair is large twists for two weeks then take them out and wear them as a braid out, that means that I’m not natural because my kinks are organized into large bunches? Even when you can still clearly see my natural texture??”. LOL

Toni
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Toni

I have all sorts of grammatical errors going on in that comment. My apologies.

AJ
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AJ

Lilkunta, a person cannot be wrong about their perception or opinion. You can percieve *differently* how ever, being “natural” is a term with a very losely understood definition, varying by opinion. The only thing about natural hair that seems to be universally agreed upon is no permenant chemical manipulation to texture (color is a whole other ball game though that also has been debated from time to time). Anything outside of that is really up to the wearer’s own standards due to the degree that natural can be taken to. Some seriously believe that hair can’t be called natural when… Read more »

Tiffan i
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Tiffan i

Wait huh? While there’s nothing wrong with relaxing your hair, there is such a thing as being natural. I actually think a lot of people who go natural and aren’t prepared to do the work looks NUTS with their super dry brittle broken ‘fros…they look just as crazy with all those women with broken up straggly sad perms. However, if you are wearing your natural hair texture you absolutely genuinely have natural hair. “Manipulating” your hair by moisturizing it, is not comparable to changing the chemical properties of your hair. That would be like saying putting on lotion is no… Read more »

lockstress
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lockstress

You advertised yourself as “natural”, sucked folks in and then turn around and put the same damaging product back in. Sooo.…you didn’t see a backlash coming? C’mon.
These cyber thugs are relentless. lol.
I don’t care how many kinks you got…I personally would have never gone back to the creamy crack. You could have simply cut the hair to a twa and started from scratch. That relaxer mess melted a whole can of soda in Chris Rock’s movie. That sold me. lol Good luck though

Ame
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Ame

Lmaoooo true

dani
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dani

I feel people can do want they want with their hair, I can relate when you’re reading about this holy grail product, oil, butter, etc that is suposed to work for my natural because it worked for many others. One thing I have realized that its just hair 🙂

Andrea
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Andrea

I’m glad I unsubscribed. Not because of the relaxing but because the reasons she gave were sketchy, inconsistent and I downright don’t believe the doctor story. Oh wait it’s the vacation story. I have been treated by a dermatologist for alopecia so not buying treating a scalp condition with a chemical easily capable of burning the scalp. I’m not thirty enough to swallow that Kool Aid. I still wish her the best though. BTW I am not 4c and I used to regularly watch and enjoy her videos.

maxine
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maxine

I’m sure she is glad you unsubscribed too,she shouldn’t have to give any reasons and her reasons are her reasons,because its her hair on her head
The women that felt upset or angry are placing a responsibility on her THAT SHE DIDN’T ASK FOR..so I’m sure the subscribers that don’t judge her based on her hair type will support her.
My only problem was I hope she didn’t decide to go back to being natural because she felt forced by the backlash..either way,its her decision.

lilkunta
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lilkunta

Center Centrifugal Cicatrical Alopecia is alopecia from petrolatum ad hot comb use. Was she using heat on her hair ? Most naturals dont.

I dont believe her derm would tell her the solutuion to her alopecia
is to put lye on your hair adn scalp.

I think so many are upset bc there are so few 4c natural hair vloggers.

Hansy
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Hansy

If you see her last videos her hair was in a BAD place. If she decided to relax that’s her choice. Now she can start over anew without a mess in her head.

Leslie
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Leslie

I suffer from CCCA as it is called by the dermatologist and it is a rare form of alopecia. They don’t really kow what truly causes this but from what my derma dn my research has shown, chemicals should have been the last thing applied to her scalp. I know that it is hard dealing with this RARE form of a scalp disease, and I am super lucky that I caught mine early, but that was only because I did not feed into the “Put some castor oil on it”, “Just deep condition it” or any other natural hair home… Read more »

Nicole Hunter
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Nicole Hunter

So what who the **** cares get over yourselves being natural or relaxed is not that serious. I quite frankly don’t care if the next person decides to jump off the nearest bridge let alone what they decide to do to their hair. People need to learn how to live their own lives instead of being so concerned with everyone else’s lives & everyone else’s decisions. If people didn’t like or agree with her advice don’t listen if you don’t like her channel don’t watch don’t subscribe its just that simple. And

Hansy
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Hansy

Her videos about her horrible experience with natural hair actually helped me and opened my eyes about what I was doing wrong with my own hair. I started taking better care of my hair and now my hair is looking better than ever. I thank her for that. BTW People have to stop judging. It’s HER HAIR.

sabrina
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sabrina

The REAL question is here, folks, is why the heck do you care so much? Are her decisions causing you to lose sleep at night? Be hungry?? Homeless? Jobless? NO. so what if she’s a “fraud”. Lots of people on YouTube are. I was natural for a year and a half. No chemicals whatsoever. The struggle is very very real. Being a 4b/c/zzzzz isn’t easy at the best of times and having hyperemisis during my pregnancy (6 months into my HJ) made my life absolute hell. I wasn’t enjoying the experience and no, I didn’t feel FREE like so many… Read more »

Zinoubia
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Zinoubia

I went natural in last year, I was natural for about a year and it was not working for me at all, my hair was dry and brittle although I did learn a lot about managing my hair. I went back to blowing and rolling and ironing. My hair benefits much more now especially since I use certain things that benefit me during my natural hair journey. I’m much gentler on my hair and use more natural products. I use heat protectants, etc. but I did what I saw was best for my hair.

sabrina
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sabrina

Whoopsie!! I meant to give you a thumbs up! 🙁 darn mobile

Audinaka
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Audinaka

What is the big deal.

She looks so pretty with the relaxed hair anyway, much better than before.

I had locs for 6 years, last month I combed out my hair and relaxed it! Change is good!!!

sosobim
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sosobim

I think this chick’s essential problem is that she needs to accept herself for who she is, natural or permed hair, and her own decisions. Natural or perm honey, its your head, you’re beautiful either way. Stop trying to justify yourself and your decisions to everyone. You cant please them all.

Wenona
Guest

The fact that people get so upset they set up discussions, forums cuss her out etc is just so very sad. For all the things for people to be angry about, they get mad because someone relaxed their hair.… REALLY? What part of THEIR hair journey do these people not understand. She ain’t their mumma, but they force this, you owe us mentality. Sad, pathetic and disturbing mentality. These people need to talk to someone. We all go through things and make decisions that may seem right at the time for whatever reasons we convince ourselves at the time. I… Read more »

hmm
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hmm

She should of stayed relax tbh
A few videos in and she loves her straight long weaves with a passion, her face light up and all sort of “i feel pretty now” is all over her face.
She has/had some horrible natural hair practices that I would not follow at all. Not a worthy channel of subbing.

Not everyone has the mental strength to stay natural and wear their natural hair.
She seem way happier with her relaxer and weave/wigs and would probably be happier relaxed and weaved up.

hmm
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hmm

She should of stayed relax tbh A few videos in and she loves her straight long weaves with a passion, her face light up and all sort of “i feel pretty now” is all over her face. She has/had some horrible natural hair practices that I would not follow at all. Not a worthy channel of subbing. Not everyone has the mental strength to stay natural and wear their natural hair and it harder to break the mindset that long straight flowing hair is prettier. We all had to reprogram ourselves to say natural hair is just as beautiful as… Read more »

Yas
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Yas

You chic’s are OD really. Relax yourselves. It’s just hair. We all get to choose the lifestyles we lead. Just because a woman is blogging about her natural hair doesn’t mean she has to be married to it for the rest of her life. Sometimes people want or need a change. Kinky coily hair can be a lot of work to upkeep. I spend hours each week maintaining my hair, and setbacks do happen–especially if you have fine kinky hair and experiment with the wrong products. It can take ages to crack the code of your hair. And not all… Read more »

Holly
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Holly

A lot of the things they tell Naturals to do seem to be outright lies. I have to wonder if they are not trying to get Natural girls to go back to perms and weaves. Honestly, if this natural thing catches on and becomes the new norm, many beauty stores that cater to the black community would go out of business or at least see a much smaller profit because they would not be able to sell us all those weaves and wigs. Oil dissolves oil, so how on earth can so much oil be good for your hair. I… Read more »

Kyanna Kitt
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She can do what she wants and feels necessary. :]

ananse77
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ananse77

It’s really crazy that people feel so invested in the hair of someone they’ve never met, to the extent of making videos about it if she relaxes it. No Youtuber is that important to me. I also think every woman has the right to do whatever she wants with her hair. I love my natural hair and have worn it thus most of my life, but if I ever truly want to relax again, I will, regardless of anyone’s opinion.

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