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    I kno quite a few ethiopian women, and most of them have the most beautiful hair I've ever seen...few of them that I know have ever relaxed their hair, and it's curly and long and shiny and just....beautiful

    I often catch myself asking them what they do to their hair, and they tell me "usually nothing, other than wash it often, sometimes put in henna"

    I'm not a jealous person but I wish I had hair like them, it's gorgeous!

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    I mean, I'm not even hatin on them or nothin....I just wanna know how I can get my hair like that
    people have been tellin me I look ethiopian (dunno if I am, I'd have to trace my roots) but I'd for sure like to have hair like them

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    I'm glad I'm not alone with my , I just hope our eyes don't get stuck like this.

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    I cn understand where you are coming from...I use to think that the native hawaiins (sp) had the most beautiful hair...it looked so strong thick and healthy....
    unlike the damaged relaxed hair I was rockin
    But if you are looking for curly hair like them and you wont born with it already...I think you already know the answer if you are a frequent visitor of this site
    you got to weave it on up cause it aint happenin!

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    They do have beautiful hair. Nice, big, and thick!

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    ummm....what's that look for?Quote:I cn understand where you are coming...

    well I have 2 hair types cause of my mixed background but I want the length that they have....I don't like weaves

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    I hate to stereotype, but ya'll do have a point. I have yet to meet an Ethiopian woman who did not have nice, thick, and healthy hair or who p.ermed. Gotta love the natural beauty of African women.

    I found pics. :P

    Pic #1

    Pic #2

    Pic #3

    Post more, guys!

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    I found pics. :P Pic #1Pic #2Pic #3Post more, guys!...

    okay, the pic of the little is too cute, the afro pic is awsome and the cornrows on the pic #3 is fierce....

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    I agree, they have the most healthy looking hair that I have seen. I must warn you to stop wishing and pining over things that you may never have. It's ok to admire something but don't try to make your hair do things that it can never do. This will make your journey easier.

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    IA, Most of the Ethiopian and Somalian women I know or have seen have some beautiful thick hair!

    I wouldn't say I envy their hair but I definitely admire it its pretty I admire all types of textures though I gots luv for all our varying hairs

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    I'm sayin'! I wanna go to an Ethiopian hair salon now.

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    IA with top anyway.

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    I agree. Ethiopian women do have beautiful hair. I don't envy it, but I admire it. ^_^

    I like seeing photos of Ethiopian women. They're very striking. I do envy their natural beauty.

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    LOL! I am laughin' ova here! When folks come in talkin' 'bout they want curls, there are tons of suggestions on how to attain them, whether the person has them naturally or not.

    Now, I haven't seen the OP's hair, but she may have a more attainable goal than the how-can-I-get-curlers, since most African (from the continent) hair doesn't have natural curls. On the other hand, the hair she admires is thick & bushy.

    What gives?

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    Come to think of it, I've never seen an Ethiopian hair salon. Do they exist in the states?

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    I know what u mean. There are alot of Ethiopian/Eritrean women in my city and many of them have beautiful hair to me.

    I think it's great because these women are not ashamed of their natural hair. Very few of them have re.laxers. It's not unusual to see women from this region rockin curly fros. Matter of fact, when I got my cornrows Ethiopian women were the first to tell me how pretty it looked !

    Seeing proud and natural African women gave me the courage I needed to rock my own natural styles!

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    I found pics. :P Pic #1Pic #2Pic #3Post more, guys!...

    thanks for posting these because ive never seen an ethiopian woman (or man) with really kinky hair. the ones at my school either have bushy curls, defined curls, or waves. i think ive only seen a couple with re.laxed hair (and im only assuming because their hair was affected by re.laxers just like ours... they may have the kinkier texture than the majority of ethiopians at my school)

    but any way, those hair styles are fierce!!

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    Let me join the crew? what makes their hair so special? is it just because its thick? well i have ultra thick hair too, and i'm definitely not ethopian. and sorry to disappoint you , but i HAVE seen some of them with CFC/thin-ish hair.

    ps: what's wrong with thin hair?

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    Ya'll are killing me with the crew.

    Anywho I'm so feeling picture # 3. That women is my hair twin when I comb my hair out into a poof gotta remove my spirals and coils to get the look in te photo.

    I had a similar style done except for that lone braid the woman has going across her forehead. My friend from Ghana hooked me up in excange for a jar of oyin whipped butter. I never knew someone could braid my thick hair into such thin braids. I will say the braids where so tight that my slanty eyes where even more so after she finished but some African Pride braid spray fixed that.

    Well trying to get Ethiopian textured hair is ah humm ah yeah not touching that.

    But I would like to ask where are more style photos?

    Because I want some more ideas for styles besides the plaits I have now. I did a search without good results. I can't braid at all dang it I got to fork up cash to get braids done right or barter some products

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    The OP has stated that she wants hair that is wavier, shinier and longer-looking (not as prone to shrinkage) than the kind of hair the average West African-descended black person has, which is presumably the kind of hair the OP has too. That is the reason for all the rolly eyes. . . bc this website was invented to help black women appreciate their kinky, tightly coiled nappy hair, not to encourage us to go around wishing for what used to be referred to as "good hair." Please correct me if I'm wrong.

    Not that there is anything wrong with recognizing the beauty in a looser curl texture, but when that appreciation turns into envy, then well. . . that's just the same old same old; we are trying to get away from that mentality here, and to see that our kinky naps are just as pretty. Peace.

    ETA: The OP is also 17 years old, so let's be gentle, eh?

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    swingblower, that's what i wanted to say , but i ddin't want to hurt people's feelings. I just find it odd to praise that hair texture on a website that's dedicated to embracing tightly coiled nappy hair.

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    swingbolder done put it in a nutshell

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    Ditto.

    Anyway OP already has the advice from the source. Wash your hair and use henna. That's all it takes for anyone - not just some people from Ethiopia.

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    ps: what's wrong with thin hair?...

    My thoughts exactly....
    ...What's so special about it? How does their hair look "the most healthiest"? From the pics posted of Ethiopian women in this thread, I've actually seen much healthier, better looking hair from the members here at hairtipsforme. That "Pic #2" that MissEmbrya posted just looks like a regular twistout to me. How is it any different or better looking than someone's twistout here on forum?

    ... co-signing with SwingBolder.

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    Honestly, your post is confusing. What are you talking about and since when did "most" Africans on the continent not have curls?

    Now, I haven't seen the OP's hair, but she may...

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    ^ DITTO

    I'm just mad I don't have

    msaisha1033 or Seouls hair.... :P

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    Curly, i personally see nothing wrong w/ people who have naturally thin hair. Just like other types of hair , when its healthy, treeated well and nicely styles, it CAN look good, but to each its own.

    And btw, we aren't 'hating' on those w/ curly hair, but we find it really odd that someone would make a topic about envying the 'typical' ethopian hair, on a website dedicated to embrassing tighly coiled nappy hair.

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    I may have to go back to the first page, but I don't recall her saying something was "wrong" with other hair types.... I think she just likes the hair type and would like to achieve the "manageability & shine" that someone with the "ethiopian" hair type has....

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    well, nappy hair is actually managable and does have a healthy sheen to it, it doesn't only happen with ethopian hair.

    and she has the right to like whatever, heck she could like hawaiin (sp) hair too, but it definitely raises eyebrows when she talks about envying it and feels the need to make a topic about it.

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