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    my natural hair is way more easier to take care...

    ITA! I will do quick styles, wash-n-go, leave twists in for as long as possible, fro's, puffs, twist ponytails, anything quick and easy. I go to school and I work full time, so I don't have the time, or energy to mess w/ my hair all the time. I do go through phases where I want a different style daily, but thoes are far and few between. I usually just twist, and mix it up w/ curling it, clips,ponytail(s), and wearing it super short(when I feel like it ) thank-you shrinkage

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    I think it depends on how you will be wearing...

    I agree
    I am not a college student but i was working in a college when i did the big chop.
    Before going natural i used to take a long time to curl iron my hair every single morning then when i went natural i just had to do my hair in the week end and i had my nice hairstyle for a whole week.

    Now i work and it's still the same i can spend about 2 , 3 hours (or even more) every sunday but then i don't have to wake up on the weekdays to do my hair.
    And yes a nice afro puff with a cute scarf or headband must take about 5 minutes.

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    If you ask me, it's easier. I just personally have a hard time dealing with my hair, but that's mostly because I'm not the type that has patience for hair. But when I'm not trying to look like Ms. 100%-Perfect, I have an easy time between managing my hair and busy-time. But there are lots of easy quick ways to do your hair...I'm learning more everyday.

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    instead of the usual hour it takes to get ready, im dressed and out the door in 20-30 minutes :/ then again i just wash n go every morning

    a lot of people at my university are natural and as a matter of fact, i think the numbers doubled this semester! a lot of girls chopped this past summer or late last spring. its great to see all the twas on campus. a few people who have been nappy for some time are trying out locs now

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    ooooh... I dont study alot ( grades show it 2 ) but I'm telling u its a lot eaiser to be natural

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    I'm a senior in college right now and I am also pre-med/Biology major. During the summer transitioning was o.k. b/c I had time. However, the minute school started up again, I had no time whatsoever really. As a result, I big chopped my hair 2 days ago, and I'm lovin' it! ^_^ I also had a lot of breakage, but that's beside the point. Pre-med is a major that requires a lot of time, hard work and dedication. I would recommend doing a big chop b/c you can relax and focus on your work without thinking about breakage and having to focus a lot of time on styling (safe styles). Plus, you can really just get up and go. Best of luck with your hair and college!

    Chao ^_^

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    How will having natural hair affect your college studies?

    Don't worry FRED14, you have nothing to worry about. I started transitioning when I was a junior in college (Oct 2004). I did the BC in May 2005. I'm loving it! I find that my natural hair is easier to take care of (mainly because it's short right now). But when I had relaxed hair, I always had to worry about making it look good (having it super straight or having a nice rollerset). I did have a tough time with my hair when I was transitioning, but it didn't have a negative effect on my college studies. Now, I'm just happy and free and look forward to caring for my natural hair when it gets longer. ^_^

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    Hey!* I plan on attending college soon and plan on...

    As someone who works on a college campus, I think it can be easier depending on the institution's location-we are located in a predominately white area, so I see it as being easier because I don't have to struggle as much to find products to maintain a r.elaxer like you would maintaining a natural look (a good health food store would do)

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    I'm in my 1st year of college and i would have to say that natural hair is easier hands down

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    im currently in school and working full time, and being natural has saved me time & money, i only go to the salon for trims, and i do not miss having scabs in my head and being burnt

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    I'm rockin a low fade....get my hair cut once every two weeks...if not every week...and I just brush it and go. VERY FAST. VERY EASY. And I love it.

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    i'm a senior biology major. I actually think i spend about the same time on my hair now as i did when it was relaxed. My workload is pretty decent. Sometimes i cant do it the way i want because of deadlines. If i have an exam, paper due, the two labs i have and work, its hard to find time to twist my entire head and still feel on top of things. on my stressful week i usually pull my hair back with a scarf or do two strand twists in the front with a puff in the back. Lots of people love that style while others are like "are you gonna twist the rest". i like it a lot. when i am really behind with way to much to do i will cover it with a wrap.

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    Hey!* I plan on attending college soon and plan on...

    Its easier for me to be natural. Although I have hand-in-fro Syn. Anyway I will start keeping my hair in protective styles so that I will not do it harm.

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    Bump! I need some ideas...

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    I aim in college it is soooooooooooo much easier than before. Now I wash and go, have a towel in a turban on my head letting the evoo and shea butter sit, then I pick my hair while I brush my teeth.

    Try making friends with the cafeteria people. All the ones at mine are black, I never go to the grocery store for hair supplies I caan eat ((evoo, eggs, baking soda, etc.))

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    bump

    Im seeing wash and go a lot but that lead to major tangles for me

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    and it is sooo much easier!!!!! like I don't have to worry about many bad hair days. We can get away with a cute head wrap covering our whole or half of our head

    offtop: I freaking love the smileys

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    well i'm currently in grad school working on my Masters in Social Work so I have virtually NO time to do anything to my hair.. but in undergrad i always had time to do something cute to it. Lately I've just been rocking a puff or flat twist it back and flat twist the back up... basicially the pic in my siggy lol

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    well i'm currently in grad school working on my Masters...

    it looks cute, rock it girl . Check your inbox, i have something to ask you in regards to social work... I couldn't write to your inbox

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    Hey! I plan on attending college soon and plan on...

    Girl Ima tell you straight up. Im a freshmen in college right now at Howard University and I am a bio major ( pre med).
    Girl I have no time for my hair.... lol I suggest wearing low maintenence and protective stlyes because it enables you to focus on other things ( like school). I remember I kept a puff for two weeks straight and it was a disaster. Plus the water here is hard so my hair was so dry.... :-(. So i bought some apple cider vinegar to clarify, and I made a regimen :-) Right now I stick to twists, braids, and buns.
    Im actually thinking about getting some kinky twists with extensions.
    but yeah, thats what i do.

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    Take a day every few weeks to throw in some twists or braids and keep it moving. They can be styled in a bunch of ways, washed and conditioned.

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    Yep, braids, cornrows, basically styles that last at least 1 week.

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