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    On another board, there is a lot of disscusion about 2 supplements that are supposed to change your hair texture.
    4 B to 4 A
    4 A to 3 C
    Do you belive this? I don't.

    The only reason I posted this is because I can just imagine some lost soul runnin' to CVS and overdosing on these pills in hopes of having good hair. A mess.

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    So some people claim to accept their hair the "way God created it" but then they need to take pills to change the texture
    They might as well relaxe it or texturize it _eek13:

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    I'm just happy to accept my hair for what it is and what it does. I never thought I would be able to.

    NelsonsMomma

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    Dang!! I have never heard of this! If you are willing to take a PILL then you might as well buy some RELAXER!

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    I disagree, I posted on that thread and I've heard of MSM for quite a while, and until that thread, I was of the understanding that it makes your growth SOFTER, not a completely different hair type. As I've also posted, I will only be taking 1 pill a day rather than 1-3 as recommended, I'm not trying to change the texture of my hair.

    It's a experiment because (for me personally) I'm curious, I'd like to see if my new growth really is softer, nothing more, nothing less.

    x

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    I use MSM too for hairgrowth. My hair does grow softer. Besides MSM I also take Biotin.

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    I take MSM, and I haven't noticed a change in my hair texture. But I'm not looking for a change in my hair texture either. I take it because overall MSM is good for hair, skin, nails, and detoxification.

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    LMAO!

    This black woman had the nerve to try and sell us - nappies at a Gathering - some purported anti-napp supplement at one of our meetings at the the annual African Marketplace and Cultural Faire here in Los Angeles. Needless to say, we could barely walk away we were laughing so hard.

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    It's just sulfur in a supplement form. Sulfur is pretty good for the body, especially for, like Robostar88 said, detoxification. The fact is, the toxins in your body affect everything (including your skin and hair). Less toxins I'm sure would leave to softer hair (not a change in texture). Sometimes people can get carried away and think because their hair is soft somehow they are acheiving a higher rung on this imaginary heirarchy of hair (thanks Andre, LOL).

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    Now I myself take vitamins. I take a One day for women and I do take an Omega 6 oil pill, because it contains all 3 of oils the body needs like flax seed oil, fish oil and borage oil. Now I need my oils to keep the old joints lubricated because I am no spring chicken, but that's all I take. As far as all the other supplemenst they may have out there, I don't think I need them as long as I'm already taking a supplement. And for detoxification I drink plenty of water. Water does a great deal for skin and hair. On another Post they are having a water challenge. I am trying to drink at least 6 16oz bottles a day. So my suggestion is drink more water that will also make the hair softer.

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    if they claim their texture changed, i'm not about to sit there and argue w/ them.

    one thing is for sure, there are a lot of nappies on that board running out to buy MSM hoping for 2 and 3 type hair.
    "this sounds like a good side effect." <_<

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    I don't know, but I did see my dad's texture change as a result of the nutrients in his body.

    In his last years he was very sickly. He was a diabetic, and his body had been worn down through the years from his alcoholism. About 10 years before he died, he stopped drinking, but the damage had already been done.

    He lost his small intestine, and part of his large intestine. As a result, he was but on a feeding machine, and he drank Ensure. There were other meds and such that he was on too. He still ate orally and he had a hole in his stomach with a feeding tube to attach to the machine. Very little of the nutrients he ate orally were being digested properly in his system, what was left of it. So the machine and whatever stuff they put in it were feeding him.

    Anyway, in less than a year, I saw his hair go from hard and nappy to soft and curly. It felt like a newborn's hair. When he died in '98, at 49 years old, he still had a head full of soft curls.

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    I don't know, but I did see my dad's texture...

    my mother said a similar thing happened to her father. that during his hospitalization, and being restricted to healthier foods and fluids, his hair texture changed from course and tightly curled to looser curls.

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    Maybe it does for some people for whatever reason... but no supplement has ever "loosened" my hair texture. I've taken MSM for years and it has affected other aspects tremendously, but not hair texture!

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    Maybe it does for some people for whatever reason... but...

    I've heard it helps your skin too, I have bad eczema (at times)

    Did it help *your* skin?

    x

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    so super-nappy hair may actually be a result of poor nutrition??? They were right all along! , coarse, hard hair really IS "bad" hair! I probably have 2-c hair for real!!!!

    <_<

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    I take MSM, and I haven't noticed a change in...

    my on this one. I just went to the dermatologist who ask what was my vitamin regimine b4 I could even say anything. I told her I take MSM to promote growth of healither skin, hair and nails, along with biotin, with my multi vitamin. She told me that was a healthy thing to do, and I believe her. I have NEVER heard of it changing your hair. That is a genetic programming that you have. I KNOW that no pill can change that, unless you open the pill, and put the contents of it on your hair , and it would have to have something that would break the bonds in your hair, for your hair to change! This is just ridiculous! Taking msm orally will not change your hair texture. I am sure my doctor would have told me that, since I expressed how much I love the hair that grows out of my head, and won't perm it. I guess that this is just another one of thoes old wives tales that some jacknuts came up with!Jeesh! Ok, I am off the soap box now.

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    I've never heard of MSM but I do remember visiting a health food store here in Atlanta and I saw a pack of pills called "Good Hair". All I could do was shake my head..... _headshake: _headshake: _headshake:

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    so super-nappy hair may actually be a result of poor...

    I don't think "super-nappy" hair is the result of poor nutrition, that's just a texture. I do believe that dry, yajoks125tle hair (the condition of the hair) is the result of poor nutrition. If we are not drinking enough water it shows in our skin and in our hair. In like manner, taking a vitamin supplement can put nutrients in our hair to change the condition of our hair, not the texture. I could take MSM, Biotin, the Hair Skin Nail complex or anything else, but it won't change this nappy head of mine to anything else, but what it is, a head full of nappy hair.

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    so super-nappy hair may actually be a result of poor...

    ointlaugh:

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    I actually expected this to be about something else based on the title. MSM has been around forever and does a lot of good things (I use it for joint support 'cause rheumatoid arthritis runs in my fam). If folks are taking this thinking it's going to change their hair texture then it sounds like they are projecting their hair issues onto the product. The product makes no such claims (well, someone probably will start to market that way now <_< ), they are just choosing to see it that way. Which, based on some of the madness I've read on some of these other forums, is not suprising.

    - Tania

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    i was on chemo and lost my hair(totally) when it grew back it was straight, but a few months later it went back nappy.

    so for me- that's the only type of medicine i know that will alter hair texture
    i will say now my hair is totally new - it is alot shinier, softer, healthy looking

    as for vitamins to soften hair
    that sounds a little odd to me... just my 2

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    i was on chemo and lost my hair(totally) when it...

    The same thing happened to my auntie when she was on chemo. She had breast cancer and died two years ago. After chemo, her hair grew back curly but then went back to its original texture.

    I think that "texture" changing is a little different from simply softening your hair. Since I cut off all of the relaxer from my hair, it has grown back a softer texture because of the things that I do to it after it has grown out of my head. I'm sure that the softness of it is also affected by my diet, how much water I drink, and what kinds of vitamins I take. Moisture and nutrition make your hair healthier, but the coil pattern is the result of genetics.

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    //I don't think "super-nappy" hair is the result of poor nutrition, that's just a texture. I do believe that dry, yajoks125tle hair (the condition of the hair) is the result of poor nutrition. If we are not drinking enough water it shows in our skin and in our hair. In like manner, taking a vitamin supplement can put nutrients in our hair to change the condition of our hair, not the texture. I could take MSM, Biotin, the Hair Skin Nail complex or anything else, but it won't change this nappy head of mine to anything else, but what it is, a head full of nappy hair.//

    whispers: she was being sarcstic

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    I think some people, because of certain issues they have, misuse the word nappy. They think nappy is when the hair is hard to comb, very dry and yajoks125tle, not soft. So when they take vitamins and their hair grows out healthier, stronger, softer and less dry they are deluded into thinking the texture (coil size) has changed.
    There may also be people who had a genuine change in texture, but I think the first group is turing the side effect into a hype.

    Found some info:

    A deficiency in sulfur or any of the amino acids, such as cystine, can result in color or texture changes in one's hair. Hair loss can also be attributed to this deficiency. If the deficiency is corrected, the hair will return to its normal condition. Sulfur keeps the hair glossy and smooth, and also helps keep complexion clear and youthful.

    http://www.vitaminusa.com/msmexin.html

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    ...

    A family member had developed a (normally) non-fatal cancer a few years ago and had to undergo chemo. Doctor was black. Doctor told the family that after the hair loss, HE would either have "good hair or gray hair." So my mom says, "you know he praying for that good hair, right?" And they were uiced when he indeed developed a head of softer curls as opposed to gray hair.

    And I was thinking, you know, you could end up with a lot of negroes coing through chemo (the pills, not the radiation) to get "good hair." I don't know if his texture went back to its original state because I never paid attention. Would be interesting.

    You could make a lot of money selling chemo pills for good hair.

    ----------------->Off to write a business plan :P

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    And another thing... how do people decide that this "softening" or" curling" induced by pills or chemo/hospital stays is a POSITIVE? What if it's a sign of hair becoming thinner or falling out? or even increased aging? :P I just think when people come out of chemo or hospital stays, they look paler and thinner and sickly...?

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    I have been taking MSM, on and off and all I have noticed that my hair is much stronger, which I am happy about in the first place, maybe, it may change some people's texture, I have not really noticed that with mine.

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    i initially jumped on the MSM bandwagon shortly after my BC for hair growth...but soon realized the wonderful benefits i was receiving. didnt take long for me to forget about "hair growth"

    my finger nails had NEVER been stronger and was able to grow to much longer lengths without breaking a MAJOR first for me...along with the detox effects...it became a matter of being healthier inside out.

    i later recommended it to my parents (both suffer from arthritis among other ailments) and within days, they both were feeling much better...along with providing additional benefits for them.

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    so super-nappy hair may actually be a result of poor...

    That is too funny!! OnlineVIAGRAbillig you are soo silly!

    Man it is so interesting to see how tightly black people are still in the grips of this hair hierarchy. That soooo many people that have gone natural are STILL not pleased with what grows out of their head and still somehow buy into the fantasy that their is a "better" grade of hair than what grows out of their own head is really really sad. _headshake:

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