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KimmayTube

• Jul 14, 2010

I interviewed Kim of KimmayTube back in October 2009, but I was recently reminded of why I love her YouTube channel. She calls herself the “Common Sense Natural” — a very fitting title — and she’s not afraid to say what’s on her mind.

Much like Jc of The Natural Haven, she focuses on science-based tips for health hair and growth (although, unlike Jc, she is not a scientist.) Her specialty is examining the pH levels of various products and their effects on natural hair. Her leave-in conditioner recipe is widely used. She often gives commentary on issues within the online natural hair world — the product junkyism that never results in growth, the tribalist allegiance to various natural hair sites, the rude anonymous commenting — all of it.

I have to give a disclaimer: KimmayTube is not for everybody! But if you want a refreshingly honest take on being natural, along with some great haircare advice, definitely check her out.

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Jay
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Yes,I am fan of Kim and her You Tube channel…She is very informative and her hair growth is amazing. I am seeking results in hair growth, as well as healthy hair, and she provides the tips I need, as well as styles.

Kenya
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I love KimmayTube. I’ve learned so much from her during my natural hair journey watching youtube videos, and mimicking her different tips & tricks for natural hair.!!! Thanx.~~ 😉

Nasa
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I looove her channel. I really took in her financial advice she did, I think it was called Advice to 20 yr old me. Im not sure but I took the whole series to heart. Im 20 & managing the little debt I have & I hope to keep that way! LOL Thanks Kim!

Brit
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yup! been slacking off on my youtube lately, but i’ve been following kimmaytube for a while. love her!

Latoya
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Thank you for providing the kimmaytube link! I’ve only watched the first video and I’m already impressed. Thank you for continuing to be a great resource.

pb
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i was JUST watching her videos. i LOVE her. i always recommend her to anyone that’s transitioning or currently natural

Handmade Design
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Oh my goodness I love Kimmay Tube. She is awesome I have learned so much from her channel.

DontChange4Me
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Kim u r AMAZING! Thank you for sharing your gift.

Whitney
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Kim’s youtube channel was actually the first thing I found when I began going natural in January. Her haircare advice has helped me manage, protect, and grow my hair and style it in so many ways. Plus, I love that she backs her haircare regimens with scientific facts and isn’t afraid to have a debate. lol

Ms. Haiti 1982!
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My friend used this stuff and is 100% hooked, she stoped buying all the other hair prouducts and mostly sticks to her routine. When it gets a little try, she puts a little of her oil mix in her hair. It’s the truth. She should have bottled it up and sold it.

Angelina
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I think her channel is definitely informative. She touches upon things I didn’t think about when it comes to hair care, but I think she needs to watch her language and tone. Sometimes in the videos she is condescending. That’s a turn off. We all need to support each other and lift and love each other in this natural hair process.

Efuru
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Kimmaytube is great, I enjoy most of her videos (not much for fashion unfortunately) though I must stress that she is nothing like JC of Natural Haven, JC is a qualified Scientist while Kimmaytube is not.

MJ Labonte
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Thank you so much for sharing. I had never heard of her and so I checked out her channel and it is the truth! The videos and diagrams definitely make it easier to understand the scientific aspects of (natural) hair!

Yoshi3329
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I not a kimmaytube fan. Her ph balance video was completely wrong and misleading.

Deborah
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Not really a fan. I am still subscribed, I just only prefer to see the hairstyles (which isn’t much), and I don’t listen to her when it comes to science. Now everyone thinks baking soda is bad for hair, however, many naturals were using baking soda before who are now waist length.

I use it and it’s done nothing to my hair.

The only people I listen to when it comes to science is The Natural Haven and The Beauty Brains. They are actually trained in it. Shame, I actually really liked her channel.

Memaysha
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Not much of a fan, she can’t style except when it comes for curl definition. Then, she had the audacity to say to her audience that she wasn’t curl obsessed. However, if you look hat her past hair styling videos and that PRETTY MUCH ALL she does. Does anyone even style hair anymore? It’s all curl definition, curl definition, and more curl definition. I like curls as much as the next person, but come on.

Kay
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What? She doesnt just speak about curl definition… If you go on her channel she speaks alot about protective styles and preserving the hair…and if she does curls they are done by flexirods and she speaks about how to keep them looking fresh. I woulndt call that curl definition because that isnt her natural curl patterns.…and Im pretty sure EVERYONE doesnt think baking soda is bad…im sure it still works for some and for others, she simply said that baking soda was not an actual natural product.….and id surmise that baking soda isnt the driving force for waist length hair.…im… Read more »
Therealesteye
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Kimmaytube is one of the most informative, impressive and professional YouTube hair video bloggers out there. She attracts a ton of subscribers and with that comes more scrutiny and interest from those that feel she believes she is superior in knowledge to them or that she has appointed herself the font of natural knowledge. A lot of criticism toward her comes from natural hair care forum users who seem happy to shoot her down for her assertion that she is an authorative voice on natural hair care while sounding as though they feel superior to kimmaytube. I see criticism of… Read more »
Krys
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I like Kimmaytube and take in a lot of her advice. I also will be copying her leave-in condition recipe.

kadiane*francophone
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Even thought she is not always accurate. She BY FAR the person that makes the most sense on Youtube when it can to explaining why this method and why not this one. At least she uses her brain and her ability to read and her education to TRY to understand the science behind things. Nobody else does that on Youtube. Not that i know of. For example how can one dimiss her baking soda information based on : ”other people do it and have long hair”. I’m not saying you should not challenge what she says but please do it… Read more »
sydney
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I really like the info Kimmay has to offer, but I agree that she doesn’t have the best attitude. I’m sure all her older subbies remember her making a vlog last year lashing out on people who were embedding her videos without her permission. I left a comment saying I’m sure her subscribers were unaware of this apparent copyright infringement and that I thought she was being a little hard on her fans who were simply trying to spread her word. Note: I hadn’t ever embedded any of her videos before, but I still could understand why someone would think… Read more »
summer-daze
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I’m a subby to kimmaytube & I am very happy for her progress. Just looking at how dry & brittle her hair was before she started researching & implementing her learning into her regime proves that her methods are working for her. Her videos are also VERY professionally done & clear. Her speaking voice is PERFECT for making commentary. However, I have to be a little ‘Negative Nancy’ here bc I agree with Angelina; she tends to be condescending. She’s also VERY defensive when someone makes a comment that she doesn’t agree with. She tries to cover it up with… Read more »
Yoshi3329
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@Therealesteye

Yes, she did say baking soda was wrong. She even brought in a ‘scientist’ with shady sources to back her findings, that it shouldn’t be used on hair.

So yeah. 🙂

B
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So wait, we ALL have to support her? Even when she DEAD WRONG? Great, now I have to be trapped in someone’s else’s box of support. For me support for the black community is tell you when you did something wrong. Stans (not to be confused with ‘fans’) will let you get away with murder. @sydney: Holy smokes man! She actually blocked you! Whoa. This is the chick I’m supposed to mindlessly support? Kimmay doesn’t seem to mindlessly support her fan’s (or ex-fans’s) POV. @kadiane*francophone: So you saying the majority of youtube gurus DON’T use their brains? I sure many… Read more »
Fridah
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Kay No, most people didn’t think baking soda was wrong. She implied that. Two, no one said baking soda give naturals waist length hair. (Who taking who words out of context now?) Deborah meant, some naturals are waist length, many use baking soda (sera252). Obviously it can’t be that bad. If it was “bad” then why ARE many naturals waist length? By you saying that baking soda is “bad” for hair shouldn’t we all be bald, have burns, or at least have ill-maintained hair? If you read the paper JC did at The Natural Haven, you would have known small… Read more »
b.
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We don’t “ALL have to support her.” BGLH says as much in her last sentence: “I have to give a disclaimer: KimmayTube is not for everybody! But if you want a refreshingly honest take on being natural, along with some great haircare advice, definitely check her out.” No one is saying all of us have to agree on something. I like her videos and I do what I do with anything else I read/hear from any source: I separate the wheat from the tares whenever I can. I try to keep a discerning mind regarding the information I hear, and… Read more »
iman
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People give all types of unsupported advice on youtube and frame it as the “truth”. I appreciate that she backs her claims up with research, science, and her own results. She displays it visually so that people can understand and make their own assumptions. I also like that I can actually SEE her hair. I think the baking soda war is downright ridiculous. She has her own parameters for what’s good for the hair. Her definition of good is built upon PH Balance. Baking soda is not the ideal PH for hair, therefore she does not believe it is good… Read more »
Mel
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I’ll go ahead and jump on this bandwagon. A few things to note: 1. Let’s not be afraid of healthy debate! It’s ok to subscribe and not agree with everything Kimmay says and even express that disagreement. I’m definitely in that camp. 2. I appreciate the “beauty” of her videos; clean and entertaining. 3. You can’t argue with the fact that her hair growth has been phenomenal! She has mastered her own hair, imo, and I think I can definitely learn from her approach. 4. I find her, at times, defensive and condescending. Yup, she’s obviously confident and I applaud… Read more »
Elaini
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(gasp!) Thank goodness, I’m not the only one that disagrees with her. I’ll keep her hairstyles just not the science bit. And no offense, and if one knows they aren’t scientist why are you teaching? Not only that, but I don’t see a disclaimer saying that she isn’t a scientist. That’s a bit off. Even JC at the Natural Haven puts up a disclaimer. It’s common sense. Lastly, yeah she does condescend people with her tone and got some information wrong. She need to correct it or in my book.

And “Baking soda gate,” you actually named the whole dang thing?

Lashunn
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@Mel — I think you hit the nail on the head. Her defensiveness IS over the top. She also censors her comments, which in my mind, lends one to conclude that she is not as confident as she “tries” to appear!

Lashunn
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Its almost like she wants only a “cult-like” following…

Betty Chambers
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Kimmay’s an interesting work in progress. I find her amusing, and I like her presentation and documentary style vids. She wants to be the face and expert of natural hair. I think with Afro-textured hair that’s impossible. If it was feasible someone would have achieved it already. Individually, our hairs respond differently to every tactic and product. She’s found a solution that works for her. She should be prepared to state — each and every time — that her ideas wont work for everyone else. I think therein lies the rub. I was subscribed to her in the early days,… Read more »
kadiane*francophone
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@ Elaini ”And no offense, and if one knows they aren’t scientist why are you teaching? ” ????? Really !! I have read and seen SOOOO many people teach things, they did not know anything about, and people still liked them. Even Leila (BGLH) states things that are not accurate something, and we still like her. Kimmay is a person who is trying hard even though, like everybody else , she can make mistakes and it is like FULL HATE. I’m not a scientist either but i read a lot of Paula Begouns book: the ”cosmetic coop” witch kimmay read… Read more »
therealesteye
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Sure we all know her biggest controversy was claiming baking soda was bad for hair, however it is up to you as a youtube viewer to sort the wheat from the chaff of the vast amounts of information people choose to divulge on their vlogs sometimes because they genuinely believe that info, they’ve done their research or maybe just to please a perceived viewership. I give the benefit of the doubt to youtube users that they will take everything said on there with a pinch of salt because this is the internet and ‘facts’ are very often not so. If… Read more »
kadiane*francophone
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@ Betty Chambers

TOTALLY NASTY AND DIRTY? Hahaha! When i though i had heard it all.

So…that is the reason you insubcribed.…you did not actually see the dirt…cuz you can’t see it…you just heard the last time she washed ( wich is normally every week). Most naturals i know do not even wash every week. Usually every 2 week and even once a month. Lots of people do SOME video tutorial on non freshly washed hair…hum.…never heard that one before LMAO. TOTALLY? and …NASTY ? Dang

Elaini
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@kadiane*francophone Wow, you really need to calm down. How did Jc get the water and hair one wrong? Water is our hair’s best friends and it used to moisturize. She even stated that while this is true that hair also weaken at this point, this is where conditioner comes in. FYI. let’s say I am “hating,” does that mean my argument isn’t true? No, and what do you mean it P.BEGOUN fault? It’s called researching your researcher. You’re grown enough and have enough common sense to buy high powered cameras and what not, but when it comes to CHECKING the… Read more »
aiych
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why do people keep saying “well so-and-so got this or that wrong, they need to fix it!”…

Not all hair is the same. some advice could be wrong for a lot of people and right for just as many. If it doesn’t work for YOU, then it’s not right for YOU. chill out and move on.

and if you think you can do better with the hair advice, then by all means start a blog or video channel and stop complaining sheesh.

kala77
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What? Where in the world did all this backlash for Kimmay come from? I have to laugh at some people on here who do not agree with her. “Cult-like” following?? Really people? I have been a subscriber of hers for a few months and really enjoy the time she takes to make her videos. She puts a lot of work into them, which is great. But just because she is sharing information that some may not agree is not a big deal. Just move on. It seems like the backlash came because she went against the grain. She started to… Read more »
kadiane*francophone
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@ Elaini What have YOU brought to the natural hair community so far ????? Where does it say that you have to be a scientist to talk about natural hair and PH. All you need to do is to make your researches in a smart way. Unless you are a scientist you can not fully understand many of what JC reads before she informs us. Regular people rely on people like JC, P.Begoun, ”The beauty brain” etc for their informations () Regular people like you, I and Kimmay because we trust this people. How do you know everything JC is… Read more »
Betty Chambers
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@kadiane*francophone

Yeah, I think nasty or dirty were her words, not mine. I thought if she’s gonna be filthy, there’s not much I want to hear from her.

It was my option to unsubscribe. I can still do so now.

There’s really nothing to get hysterical about. Not sure what you are getting worked up about. I admire her: she admits it’s a learning process. Her hair is growing, so obviously she’s found a method that works for her.

Relax. Not all criticism is a sign of hatred. People just have differences of opinion.

Elaini
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@kadiane*francophone

I disagree with you assessment on water. But anyway, funny how you only addressed that and not my other arguments. Differences of opinion doesn’t mean your “hating.” Sorry.

melisa
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kala77, “I don’t remember her saying she was a scientist.” We are aware of that, but a disclaimer would be nice. Even scientists put up disclaimers. If she doesn’t put on up, she’s differently up for criticism. But no one is forcing her. They are suggestions. “It seems like the backlash came because she went against the grain.” The backlash is because she tried to say something AS FACT (note that), and she got it wrong. Nothing more. It’s misleading to say baking soda isn’t good for hair, bring up a funky source to back it up, then censor people… Read more »
Kels
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I’ve unsubscribed. She needs an attitude adjustment, for real. A lot of her info is on point and the proof is in the pudding because she is maintaining length and her hair is very long, but I can’t watch her videos anymore. I’m trying to learn about hair, I really don’t care how many Fortune 500 companies that she’s worked for or how many consulting jobs she’s had. And I certainly don’t want to be talked down to like I’m mentally challenged. I like her hair and her info, but she’s got to be one of the most unlikeable natural… Read more »
kadiane*francophone
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@ Betty Chambers I don’t care about who you subscribe to. I care about something else. There is s difference between you telling me today: ” My hair is dirty” and me going on a public place saying your hair is dirty and that is i why unsubscribed from your channel. By doing that, i’m taking things out of context and misleading people by making them thing you are a dirty girl. You only gave precisions (Oh! she said her hair is dirty, not me) after you were called out on it. I went on your blog and did not… Read more »
kadiane*francophone
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@ kala77 ”Nothing more. It’s misleading to say baking soda isn’t good for hair, bring up a funky source to back it up, then censor people who disagree.” At least she had a so called funky source. What was the disagreement of people based on ? No source at all. They will just say: I disagree because it works for me at best or a bunch of mean things at worst. I’ll rather have a so called funky source then not have a source at all. for me P. Begoun is not a funky source. And don’t tell me all… Read more »
Betty Chambers
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@kadiane*francophone

Yup, lots of germs, plenty of filth, totally nasty, and absolutely dirty: that is how it is when folks do not wash their hair. I’ve had the misfortune to encounter plenty of unwashed heads in close contact.

Not sure why that gives you the mental bends.

Washing is good. Don’t fight the cleansing waters. It is our friend.

Kimmay’s got over 20k subscribers: my comment doesn’t mean a thing. Why it bothers you is a mystery. This topic is not about you.

Stop trolling. Give it a rest already.

Monica
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Is it that deep? Just like you take everything your stylist tells you with a grain of salt, you should do the same with vloggers. Our hair has so many variations, it’s impossible to issue one size fits all recommendations. Kimmay produces some very high quality videos and I appreciate the time and effort she puts into the final product. Her videos are by far the most professional ones I’ve seen on YouTube. She presents some good ideas and it is obvious she knows what works for her hair. However, I didn’t care for that Naturals Grow Up video. I… Read more »
ashley
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@kala77

I love how you say we should basically lower our standards for no reason. I love how everyone gives her a pass, y’all will defend her wrongness no matter what. Sad.

iman
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Can someone please explain to me the merits of washing your hair w/ baking soda. Not whether is safe or not, but the actual merits.Folks seem really passionate about this issues and since this is apparently where she’s “got it wrong”, can you please tell us why? Every shampoo on the market is PH balanced. Her conclusions are very much in the mainstream. People are acting as if she did a video claiming to get scalp massages from aliens that make her hair grow! With all the ridiculous claims that are made by the black haircare industry, salons, stylist, bloggers,… Read more »
Kels
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Monica, I think, minus the high production values of her videos and the excellent organization of her research, everything else about her persona is high school. That Naturals Grow Up videos was the nastiest and ugliest thing I’ve ever seen in the natural online community. Kimmaytube is a passive aggressive. I don’t appreciate all the little pop ups on her videos that are mean, snide, and snarky towards her own viewers and the online natural community in general. I don’t like her ugly tone. I even read an interview with her on another blog some time ago and she came… Read more »
Peach
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@iman It’s a gentle cleanser. Nothing more. It’s doesn’t damage the cuticle or disturb the cuticle. It doesn’t relax you hair, but it doesn’t moisturize it either. It just can be used to clean. She listed a source that was shady and she is still spewing her rhetoric. I’m still subscribed but I just don’t like her science videos. They are scientifically wrong. I feel sorry for the newbie that takes her misleading ‘facts’ as truth. You can read more about it on the science blog THE NATURAL HAVEN. She covered baking soda, she proved Kimmaytube wrong. I decided to… Read more »
Anon
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Anyone else notice how she says castile soap is dangerous in the annotations of Naturals Grow Up? Ironic, JC covered that on the natural haven and proved that wrong too. It’s safer than the sulfate shampoos that Kimmay is advocating, which breaks hair. #teamrealscientist. I’m switching to sulfate free shampoo.

kadiane*francophone
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@ Anon
@ Peach

Since you seem to be a sudden big fan of JC…witch i’m a fan of:
This is a link to JC’s April 2010 opinion on Baking soda:
http://thenaturalhaven.blogspot.com/2010/04/reader-questions-modifying-shampoo-and.html

Glentle cleanser ? bouahahaha!!!

And then in June, problably after people were pressing her with question regarding Kimmay, she answered a specific question witch was : does baking soda relax hair ? (not: is it gentle ?)

http://thenaturalhaven.blogspot.com/2010/06/can-baking-soda-or-castile-soap-relax.html

Sulfate free shampoo? Well you can read this too:
http://thenaturalhaven.blogspot.com/2010/06/myth-or-fact-sulfate-shampoo-causes.html

summer-daze
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kadiane*francophone is really upset! LOL typing these looong drawn out paragraphs to repeat the same bit. Relax, they’re just opinions. Sheesh!!

@Kels — I agree! I watch ALOT of natural divas on YouTube & she’s by far the least likable. Her attitude is funky; period.

kels
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From the very first videos, she’s had a holier than thou attitude that comes across. But I first decided that she was actually quite mean and unlikeable when she did that nasty video about some of her youtube fans posting her videos at other sites. All she had to do was give a heads up and kindly tell folks that her videos were her property and not to post them elsewhere. No, she didn’t do that. She went on a good 5 minute tirade talking down to and belittling her audience. When I saw that I shocked. Because the online… Read more »
Anon
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@kadiane*francophone

I know all about those shampoo posts, I’m the one that told her to please do a study on it! I know what she said on it. I said that it breaks hair, so what did I get wrong? Two, she said SHE found it wise, but not necessary to stop using baking soda.

Okay, you SO don’t know how to debate.

NinaG
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I don’t really follow either JC or Kimmay, but science is debatable. Pluto used to be a planet when I was a kid.

and science is not universally true. There are people who smoke for dozens of years and never get lung cancer.

kadiane*francophone
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@ Anon

What did you get wrong ? Well this: It does not say that is breaks hair.

About the baking soda, Peach said it was a ”gentle cleanser” cuz JC said so. Not true.

Dani
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For the most part, I like Kimmay. I think that she presents her material in a digestible manner. My only complaint is the voice. I wish she would just speak at a normal speed a cut out the voice over thing. I know that she probably does it so that everyone can understand her, but her voice (at that speed) grates on my nerves.

Anna
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I don’t appreciate, her videos, if you ask me, she added to the confusion of African hair care practice. The very thing she was trying to take away, I decided to look at the natural haven and I’m thoroughly convince after a few days of researching myself (and woman enough to admit) Kimmay was wrong. Point blank. Thank you for educating me, that’s all I want to say. Carry on.

lady love
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Attention!
Ann, your grammar is distrubing.Don’t wait on others to educate you; educating yourself is a human requirement.

lady love
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Attention, Anna! Your witing adds to the confusion to the English language. In other words, your grammar is appalling and definately needs major improvement. For instance, cotinuious reading of literature and proof reading your own witings will make you an ‘A’ student in Englis 101. Your improper usage of ‘commas’( comma splicing) offends the community of linguistics.Now, Anna, if there’s any doubt of the meaning of a word which makes you uncomfortable, insecure and unsure; by all means take full advantage to consult a dictionary or a thesaurus. Please, keep these vital learning tools at your bedside, if needed and… Read more »
MissMemorable
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Clearly I’m way late. Where are the supposed ‘60’ comments on this post?

LadySwag
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This was one of her annotations from her “Naturals Grow Up” video: “If the traditional resources on natural hair are so great, how come all of us aren’t experts by now? It took me 13 years to get it right because info was inconsistent and disorganized not to mention based on *opinions* not facts on how things actually work! Like Shampoo vs. Conditioner molecules etc.” Not only did she get the pro-baking soda sisters in an uproar, she got the cowashers pissed off too. I wonder what Lorraine “Curly Girl” Massey would think of all this. Truth be told, I… Read more »
kadiane*francophone
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@ LadySwag

Seems to me like lorraine massey has changed her mind on many things as well: http://jillipoo.blogspot.com/2009/01/dear-lorraine-massey.html

LadySwag
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@kadiane*francophone:

http://www.curlynikki.com/2009/03/devacurl-on-use-of-amodimethicone.html

Perhaps you didn’t read this article.

I stand by my statement.

kadiane*francophone
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@ LadySwag No i did’nt but i read on the same blog i gave you that she has promised to remove thoses things from the products. What caught my attention is that when she responded to the jillipoo, she said she agreed she had to update her book. She was responding to jillipoo’s criticism about the new science discoveries since her first book: ”If, since your book came out in 2002, advances in cosmetic science have resulted in silicones that don’t smother hair or require sulfates to remove them, we’d love it if you’d tell us”. ” The book says… Read more »
LadySwag
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@kadiane*francophone: The point I mentioned (to which you later responded) pertained to cowashing. If Massey did, in fact, rectify the problems with her products, then good for her. The only reason I even mentioned Massey is because she brought the concept of cowashing to the masses. That’s all I know about her. I’m not going to stand here and attack other people like some kind of loon, especially when it comes to a product line that I’ve never even used. That’s the font of lunacy. I’m telling the truth, if anybody writes a negative statement about Kim, you’re on them… Read more »
pineapplegrl
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i suspect a majority of you guys work for the baking soda company..lol
kimmaytube is just trying to help and every1 has a different personality ..you cant tell me every1 u know likes ur attitude…
y dont u make ur own forum/videos and we’ll see how good it is..
shessssh!!!!

Ayanna
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I love her makes sense to me

ranuka
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she must be doing something right — look how long her hair is.

LadyEarth
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Yeah so kimmay tube totally took the letter that I sent her privately and blasted me on youtube essentially for saying that “I decided that, after watching her vidoes, she really knows what she’s talking about and I would use her methods”. She used my letter as a preface to one of the nastiest videos i’ve seen a natural hair channel pose to their public (Hardheaded…). After reading my letter she says “this is what we’re up against”. What are you up against? People making sure that you know what you’re talking about before they take your advice for their… Read more »
Shones
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Wow… what in the world. Who knew the topic of Kimmay would elicit such a strong response?!

coockie
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I do not like Kimmaytube,she thinks she knows it all. She acts very immaturely and is wayyy to competitive against ppl who disagree with her theories. She uses 1 bottle of conditioner a week and she’s proud of that. IM sorry I cant. I appreciate youtubers like: Cynthiarf, Rusticbeauty and Beautifulbrwnbabydol. In the beginning i thought that Beaut.brwnbabdol. had an attitude, but I found out that she is a very well spoken, kind and humble person with a right dosis of confidence! ( unlike kimmaytube.) Kimmaytubes subscribers scare me alot, as they do not give genuine feedback but always praise… Read more »
lady love
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You have serious issue with woman beacuse you have and emotional issue with yourself! reading your comment gives me liberty to exlpore your mind. Your mind and spirit is filled with envy and jealousy…Haven’t your mother said you shouldn’t be jealous of your own biological sister.huh! I’m hitting straight in the heart. Your envious behavior of your own biological sister is and example of jealousy you have with other woman.…

Katmo
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Initially I found Kim’s style to be informative and interesting. Understanding that she is NOT a scientist or trained “hair doctor” (I can’t think of the formal term at the moment) I pick and choose what to believe. I too was shocked and turned off by the video in which she rants and raves about being “disrespected” by certain viewers. Kim is an ego maniac…and her fashion shows are homely.

Jolie-LDN
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I have seen a bit of her videos I did find her to be a bit rude when she read out a letter or something that someone sent her … 1st its embarrassing to do that to someone… I know she didn’t say the persons name but it is kind of indirectly bullying the person with thousands of people watching … at the end of the day people should not be doing or religiously following other people’s regimen although I watch youtube for inspiration I PICK and CHOOSE very few tips because no one knows my hair better than I… Read more »
Zenyes
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I agree with coockie!

Youtubers like Cynthiarf, Rusticbeauty and Beautifulbrwnbabydol are so much more personable and they can relate to the average person who is experimenting and trying to dive in to this natural ish!

bri
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1st I woul dlike to say that I am a kimmaytube subscriber & i do watch SOME OF HER VIDS & FIND THEM HELPFUL ‚SOMETIMES INFORMING. I just wanted to clear the airr with that lol. I remember when Kimmay started out over 1 year ago.. barely alt of viewers on her channel but now she’s skyrocketed. I honestly do give her credit for trying to make a difference in the hair community.It takes a lot of dedication, patience & time to put these vids out correctly for viewers to understand. However, I do find the science part of the… Read more »
Stephanie
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I am a kimmaytube subscriber also and find most of her videos entertaining and her subscribers very loyal. Everyone’s been raving about the leave in conditioner and I seem to be the only person with unfavorable results.I tried it once weekly for about 3 weeks and have not had the great results everyone talks about. It made my hair soft but dry, dusty looking, stiff and little body. My twistouts just didn’t have the fullness and body that I’ve always experienced. I did not use the Kinky Curly Conditioner,but i don’t think that’s the issue with my hair, I think… Read more »
Ferris
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I had horrible results with the leave in, lots of breakage. I think it was too acidic for my hair also and I don’t think my hair likes aloe vera products at all — even more breakage/brittleness. As soon as I stopped using the leave in the breakage reduced drastically. I just didn’t notice anything special about the leave in either tbh that I can’t get using jojoba/castor oil mixed with other products. I think all this stff regarding pH is overated also becase for instance oils do not have a pH and they work well with many individuals hair… Read more »
Treacle
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I was absolutely devoted to her, a little mindless I will say, because I believed in everything she said. Her tone was annoying, but I did not find it condescending because it takes more than a tone for someone to make me feel smaller than them etc. What I am shocked to have found out is that she blocked me, deleted my comments and removed me from her subscribers. I know you’re all gonna laugh, but this has shaken me quite a bit, I’m feeling a little scarred by that, I shouldn’t be ‘cos she’s a stranger right? But I… Read more »
lady love
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You are definately ‘too sensitive’.

Doc
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Kim Love please get off this site. You need help. Please feel free to contact a mental health professional. I believe you are Narcissistic Personality Disordered.

Dani
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Treacle, I like your honesty and the way you write.

Treacle
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Thanks Dani!! Update: I subscribed to the luvnaturals channel yesterday because I wanted to continue supporting her business, I knew I would not be able to comment anymore, and I wanted to sort of check out her videos without “bringing the negative energy” or what else I was accused of doing, and it was a fresh new start — now knowing her rules. But today I checked and she made it an effort to unsubscribe me and block me from that channel too. I guess nothing can shock me anymore. I thought most Youtubers love subscribers but I guess not… Read more »
lady love
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Is there someonelses channel you can subscribe to? it seems to me you are ‘obsessed’ with this womans channel, and desire a friendship with her, she doesn’t know any of you personally,so why does it matter.My question is this; “are you trying your best to pose as a friend and seem to destroy her buisness she has going?” Why do you steady seek the permission or apprval of kim? if some isn’t cool with you, then keep it quitely moving. We learned this in the fifth grade.

MrsReyes
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If anyone is “obsessed” it’s you. I’ve been going through these comments and your negativity is ridiculous. You complain about inappropriate grammar use and yet you commit the same offenses. For example, “Why do you steady seek the permission or apprval of kim?” it’s ‘approval’ and the ‘K’ in Kim is supposed to be capitalized. Also after the end of a sentence, please use the space bar. It makes the visual flow difficult. You discuss the education we should have received in elementary school and yet you failed to pay attention to the basics. Why are you so strongly against… Read more »
Dee
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@ Treacle, WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW was it that serious? it seems like she put more negative energy into blocking & deleting people with “negative energy” oh well you cant win them all. I am subscribed to her channel so i hope she doesn’t read this and block & delete me too lol but that behavior is pretty ridiculous!

LibraGirl95
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Well it seems like Kimmaytube has officially lost her mind. See the latest on her disgusting attitude on YouTube by going to Taren916 or AfricanExport’s page. One of the videos is called “Unnessesary Drama.…Really??” Someone finally made a video on Kimmaytube’s nasty attitude. And this was brought on by Kim Love herself, because she posted some real rude comments the other day — then deleted them. It’s just a mess. See for yourself…

Marie J Henry
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This is becoming very ridiculous to talk over & over about someone’s personality..If you don’t like it…leave it alone. It’s funny how we are quick to judge somebody over their actions or imperfections but yet we, do worst. To still talk about that incident is to prove that some of us cannot move to the next level.

I’m pretty sure that Kimmay, AE & Taren made peace and learned from that experience.

Peace to all of you.

Lori
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Comments SHE made herself (on Lexi’s breakage video) & later deleted: kimmaytube (August 29, 2010) @cherubina And while you’re at it, get a proper education. Cause it takes a real bonafide, brainless idiot to say what you’ve said. Brainwashing people to buying products that aren’t mine? How stupid are you, really? That makes a hell of a lot of sense. Promoting products that aren’t mine & fro m which I gain nothing financially. Did you finish 1st grade? You better back the hell off & sit your ass down before I serve it to you on a platter. ******************************************************************************* kimmaytube… Read more »
brianna
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I just saw it all too. Seems to me she got called out…and i will just pass out if someone says everyone is hating on her! Lol. I think Kimmay was just going through some things…Bless her heart…and lets continue to support each other.

Karen
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I agree with marie J henry. Leave kimmy alone she is a sweet lady, and in all honesty she is freakn human, people respond however they want. stop the madness, i love kimmaytube no matter whatever you guys think or say

Tam
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^ stan

there was nothing “sweet” about the way she treated Treacle.

Dee
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@ lORI, OMG i cannot believe what I read, kimmaytube really wrote those comments?!!!!!! I am in disbelief WOW, that is just ridiculous

mixed beans
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wow! is all i can say about kimmaytube. I am still a subbie, but i have subbed and unsubbed many times, she does grate on my nerves, and yet i enjoy some of her videos. her scientific info is at best questionable at times (and i know what i am talking about, i am not simply “hating” on her) but i admire her entrepreneurial efforts, she just has a temper which she seems to have difficulties controlling.

Brie
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This is very enlightening. I just found her a couple of weeks ago, and subscribed. I will personally always appreciate someone who has scientific facts to back up any research, whether it be hair, Darwin, or the string theory. I do find her to be a bit rude when it comes to some of her videos but I can’t hate. But what all these comments are talking about here…? WOW! @Treacle: No one deserves to be spoken to the way you were. I’m sorry that happened! @Lori: I wish I had seen that on YouTube! That is INSANE! SHE is… Read more »
Mimi
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instead of complaining about how “bad” Kimmay is…how about someone do what she did..come up with evidence that’s broken down from step to step explaining WHY baking soda/apple cider vinegar is “good” to use.(in no way am i saying that in a snooty tone) and use a study that’s different than what “mop top maven has come up with”. Kimmay has a right to post any video she wants on youtube. we should think about what we say before we say it, that goes for everyone even kimmay. a simple “I don’t agree with her videos” is fine, when it… Read more »
jc
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I think that Kimmaytube presents information very clearly and this is really what it really should be about. We are all individuals capable of making up our own minds and taking from an experience what we want i agree that she is very confident that some may see as arrogance. Personally i look past this as the information is clear and concise info and it is well produced and easy on the eye. i commend Kim for doing what she does. for every negative critism there are 1000s that thank her for what she has done and continues to do… Read more »
Katmo
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Kimmy’s page and information is stale. Bat this point I recommend ya take the basic information she shared at the beginning of her hair journey. Hey, she’s got good results in terms of hair length. Time to move on where I can continue to learn. Kimmay needs a new gimmick…

lady love
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I think you need approach to life.

Janna@Best Red Dress
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I must be one of the few people that doesn’t know who just found out who this lady is. What’s the deal? Is there something she knows that we should?

Janna@Best Red Dress
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(noticing other posts) For the record…Castile Soap works on this 4B head, so it might be a matter of moisture retention.

Genesis
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I have 4B hair and Castile Soap has wrecked my hair. Makes it feel stripped and hard.

sillyme
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I followed her for about a year and found some of her earlier videos very useful. Lately? Not so much. She kind of lost me with the “weekend” shows, which, gee, she hasn’t done on in a few months. But, people check her out for hair tips (those are her highest rated videos); not many people care about her movie tips and the other stuff. It just seemed like she was trying to do too much too quickly, without really thinking. The leave in conditioner didn’t work on my hair either; my hair loves coconut oil and shea butter, so… Read more »
Katmo
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I agree 100%– kimmay’s page was interesting when she focused on hair care. I think she’s lost sight of what attracted her viewers. She seems to be more focused her hair’s length rather than ongoing hair health and care. I love Africanexports — she’s still keeping it real.

Genesis
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I don’t get the whole rah rah about Kimmay. Just look at her videos and her hair growth (length checks). She went years with no growth, then she discovered what works for “her” and me and a few other naturals I know. It doesn’t work for everyone!!!!! I follow more than just her to help with my natural journey. But I’ve discovered what works for “my” hair by using tips and tricks from everyone. She’s just a reference people…not the “TRUTH / GURU / GODDESS” as some of you go so hard to disprove. I don’t use castile soap or… Read more »
Viva the DivaTV
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I looove Kimmaytube!!I think her videos are extremely informative, and her tips very useful. Like many other guru’s or channels of advice, I wouldn’t say its wise to follow everything she says to a tee, because what works for one may not work for another. That being said, Kimmaytube is definitely very knowledgeable and helpful when it comes to trying to learn the ins and outs of natural hair!

HHJ Girlies!!!

quenae naturals
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Kimmay is one of the most arrogant, condecending, black females on youtunbe. Having acheived length hair is nothing, her hair doesnt even look healthy, its very thin and in most of her vids you can see the wall behind her. Youtube fame as def gone to her head. Being paid thru youtube is a good hustle, but there are many ways to be “paid”. God has a milion ways to bless us so Im not impressed because she is a youtube partner because i am sure that I make way more money than she does, and i have a better… Read more »
Katmo
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OMG I thought the same thing about her hair being long and kinda scraggy. If you’re spending 6–8 hours just to detangle ya hair, I would expect a thick, lush head of hair. As I’ve said, her videos are boring and her message inconsistent.

lady love
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what is the standard of your hair? what raking of beautification would we give your hair? is your hair a refection of your ‘Attitude’?

lady love
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All of you who have something ‘Negative’ to say about Kim Love are Evil and Jealous. If, there’s something Kim says or does that you don’t agree with, be ‘Woman’ enough to discontinue your subscription. It’s as simple as that. And, Quenae Natural to are only trying your best to disfame and belittle Kim.…And, while you and others continue to be vendictive and evil your plan will only come to an END! God will continue to allow Kim to succede. God allowed Kim Love to Super-cede all of you and what! so, continue to BASh and be HAteful you are… Read more »
Viva the Diva
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Hey Lady Love, I really don’t think this is an issue of people being evil. Instead, I do believe the over-arching issue appears to stem from her approach to vlogging coupled with her communication style amongst the Youtube community. There is definitely some jealousy and negativity going on in terms of her hair growth, youtube, and overall success (displayed within many of the comments made on this post); however there is also a lot of consensus amongst viewers in regards to her atttitude being less than pleasant. That being said, I agree with you completely on the point whereby you… Read more »
lady love
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All of you who have something ‘Negative’ to say about Kim Love are Evil and Jealous. If, there’s something Kim says or does that you don’t agree with, be ‘Woman’ enough to discontinue your subscription. It’s as simple as that. And, Quenae Natural you are only trying your best to disfame and belittle Kim.…And, while you and others continue to be vendictive and evil your plan will only come to an END! God will continue to allow Kim to succede. God allowed Kim Love to Super-cede all of you and what! so, continue to BASh and be HAteful you are… Read more »
Moon
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OMG you are completely crazy! ROFL

DJ
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*** LIKE ***

jay
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uhh…weird…seriously seek help. lol!!!!!!!!!

Katmo
Guest

Lady Love sounds like an undercover Kim Love. Hmmmm.…

Ddivinewisdom
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peac! Thanks for the compliment (smile) it’s none other than Lady love.ooooh yea!

R. McDaniel
Guest

I think this is getting way too serious. lets stick to hair ladies. and i must admit this recipe helps. i have a batch in my refrig waiting for me to get done DC my hair

Lady love
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peace.

True
Guest

Wow I really thought I was the only thinking she had an attitude now seeing the nasty comments she made I do not think it was a lady like attitude. I liked her channel but stopped watching it because of the attitude. You have so many other youtubers who have useful tips and who stay classy, well mannered and answer kindly not with an attitude.

The Big G
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Hello All I watch Kimmaytube as her videos are well made (concise, easy to watch, volume is high, you can clearly see what she is doing and no mindless unecessary rambling) and I like her hair she keeps me focussed on my hair goals. I watched the Naturals Grow Up video using the link kinldy given in the comments section does anyone have the link to Part 2 please. Also, does anyone know why the Updated Washing #16 video was taken off Kimmay’s website I emailed her and she never responded, I need to watch that video so if anyone… Read more »
T
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Hi. As far as I understand, she took it off because this is one of the topics that will be in her dvd.

Maria José F.Gregorio
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Maria José F.Gregorio

Sou negra tenho os cabelos crespos porém a sua textura e muito fina ‚gostaria que vcs me indicasem um produto que eu possa usar sem que eles quebrem e que ajude a crescer.

Muito obrigada!

DeusaAfricana
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Hi Permalink!
Eu Tenho estado a usar Shea Butter, olive oil e oleo de jojoba. Acabei de fazer uma ordem para novos produtos na net, te deixo saber o meu resultado entre 2 ou 3 semanas…
Boa Sorte!

DeusaAfricana
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*Maria Jose*

Dawn
Guest

wow forgive my ignorance. but in my spanish class we saw a phrase that was taken from an older spanish dialect from a set of poems we were reading. about a thousand years ago, i believe, and one of the words used was “meu”. so my question is is this portuguese? or one of the spanish dialects, like castellano, or such?

Dani
Guest

Portuguese.

Ivory Windhurst
Guest

hello,what an excellent article this is,I found it on bing and I like it very much,I agree with what you have said, it help me a lot in decision,but I still have some questions with the last part,can you explain it for me ?I need your answer,and I will be back again!

QueenPree
Guest

I like Kim because she’s done her homework to find out what works for her hair. If nothing else she’s got it done to a science. I’ve watched her channel as well as others and have found her to be very helpful in my journey to healthy hair. We must remember she is human and like most of us we all have bad days.

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Bret
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um, hi yeah i dont understanding at all how to work kimmaytube, like im trying to find all her videos in order, like from the time she went natural to the time her hair started growing longer like every three months. NEED HELP

kinkykurlychic
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Bret, i think u can click the DATE button in the video section. I’ve noticed though that some of the videos are not all there anymore.

Pamula Lege
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This design is incredible! You most certainly know how to keep a reader entertained. Between your wit and your videos, I was almost moved to start my own blog (well, almost…HaHa!) Wonderful job. I really enjoyed what you had to say, and more than that, how you presented it. Too cool!

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