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Top Natural Hair Bloggers Unite to Share the ULTIMATE SECRET to Long Hair

• Oct 5, 2012

Vlogger and comedienne Chescalocs is at it again! She’s teamed up with Fran of HeyFranHey.com, Taren Guy of Taren916, and Cipriana and Nikisha of Urbanbushbabes.com to share the ULTIMATE SECRET to long natural hair. Click to check it out below 🙂

Hilarious and SO true! Ladies, what do you think?

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Chava
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lol!!!!

Jesusinthecity
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Wow! This video is HILARIOUS!

They did such a good job!

Kudos, girls! Thoroughly impressed 🙂

JVD
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i lovvvvve it!!!! 🙂

KaraJ
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This is exactly what I needed to get my Friday morning started; Nikisha was just too much lmao!!!!!

Auset
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Nikisha was hilarious! I love her. She’s my bff, in my mind.

Reppin JA
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Love this! Made my morning and reinvigorated my PATIENCE!

Interesting
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ChescaLocs, while I like her, doesn’t really count. Locs are comprised of dead hair that would have normally been shed through washing, combing and styling over the years. Indeed, those loose strands are “trapped” in the loc, providing the weight and length. Therefore, locs are not a true representation of long hair retained that it still actually attached to the scalp.

I’m not “hating.” I had locs for a number of years and pciked them out. That was a lesson. I thought I had long hair, but only half the length was actually still mine.

Charle
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I agree with everything you said. Loose natural hair and locs are two completely different things when it comes to length!

Marcia
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While I agree I still think when you are “growing” your locs you still have to have that patience to get to the loc length that you want so the premise is still the same. Your locs will not be MBL or WL after only 1 year or 2…just have to wait and it will happen.

Miss Tatto
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Why even nit pick? It’s still natural and it still had to grow out. Don’t invalidate. ^_^

Cipriana
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I agree Miss Tatto! I have a few friends with locs and it is work to care and retain length for locs as long as Chesca’s.

Interesting
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@ Marcia, yes, it takes patience to grow locs. Of course. However, it is not true length retention — it’s shed hair accumulation. It sounds gross and negative, but it’s true. And I am one who still loves and admires locs.

df
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It still takes patience. They are obviously all friends and just wanted to have fun and make a lighthearted video together to share withr the natural community. I can’t imagine They were thinking that deep when hanging out and making this and though to omit Chesca from the vid because her locs don’t count. Just…not that serious. Not saying yours is one but within hours of being posted there were some BITTER replies to the video, I mean people are just so offended about this or that. I saw it a mile coming because there are some serious insecurities and… Read more »
Interesting
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DF, The video is great and the message is on point. I am just saying that hair growth with loose natural hair and locs is not the same thing. The idea of having long hair with locs is a bit of a misnomer since much of the hair is no longer actually attached to the scalp and growing. Nonetheless, many natural women would benefit from the prevailing message. Only by learning one’s hair, not holding it to expectations and standards that it just does not intrinsically have the capability to achieve (i.e. Tracee Ellis Ross ringlets) and being patient are… Read more »
chescalocs
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The goal was to show a variety of hair textures in the video because the message applies to all. And personally, I’m kinda sick of seeing natural hair ads lacking someone with locs. We’re natural too! I’m not attempting to compare the growth process of locs to loose natural hair.

Auset
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Thanks you Chescaleigh! I felt the same way when I had locs.

Mlindo49
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WOW Thanks Chescalocs for your statement, yes having locs is natural hair. And all this talk about having long locs does not compare to long loose natural hair, who cares. Sounds like some hating to me. Look if we have to be technical about “trapped” loose hair in locs is dead hair that we’re carrying around. Well answer the question why do we care for our hair like any one else (sometimes better than others)and our hair is just as fly?!!! I just saying.…..
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chescalocs
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Well, I’m the one that came up with the idea and wrote, shot and edited the video, so they had no choice but to include me lol

Ellen
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Lolol Chescalocs
Very good and mature dialouge ladies {Chescalocs and DF}. I learned a lot from both of you 🙂

df
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LOL exactly.…all you girls are awesome inside and out and it’s obvious you had a blast making this video 🙂

Ugonna Wosu
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lol.

Tyler
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+1 gotta agree with you on that one. Loose hair takes MUCH more of said “patience” to grow AND GAIN LENGTH than locs for sure!

chescalocs
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Sorry, I have to disagree here. As locs grow they are shortened at the root for maintenance. For this reason it appears that there isn’t any growth happening in the first year or so. Regardless, why is it a competition? Everyone has to wait for growth!

chescalocs
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Yes, locs are made of shed hair, but matted hair still takes longer than loose hair to show actual length because the hair is essentially knotting (aka loc’ing) on itself. So 2 years of growth with locs, doesn’t look the same as 2 years of growth with loose hair. as i’m sure you remember when your hair was loc’d when you retwist or interlock you roots, your hair actually becomes shorter. when i started my locs my hair was shoulder length, but once i had my comb coils done, there were about an inch. Point is, hair doesn’t grow over… Read more »
BooBear
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But most of it is not even coming from your scalp anymore! That is not real hair growth. It is hair accumulation (not retention, either). Your real hair is probably right above or at shoulder-length.

Fed Up
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Just let it go!

luminous
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you still have to retain locs. if you don’t treat them properly, they can break off. I think chescalocs had to deal with that when she dyed her locs blonde.

Interesting
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Chesca commented on YouTube that if she removed her locs, her hair would actually be longer. That’s not true. In reality, she would find that at least the bottom half of her locs would fall off and shed into her hands and she was picking them out or taking them down.

luminous
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I think she was referring to when she first got locs, her loose shoulder length hair became one inch coils when she starting the locing process.

Vonnie
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Chescaleigh, I wouldn’t even bother to argue this point. I for one LOVED your video, and thought the different heads of hair was wonderful. You’re always gonna have one that’s not a fan. Too many people are though 🙂

Landry
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+100 I agree! Chesca and the other ladies ROCK! There are some people in life that are ornery by nature—you say right, they say left, you say up, they say down.

The video was clever, funny, original, informative, and inspiring. Hair growth takes patience for ANY type of hair!

Vanisha
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i loved this video. -but once again im reminded that black people will ALWAYS have something negative to say about hair. that crap is irritating. locs dont count!? i’ve never heard of such ignorance lol. NATURAL HAIR IS NATURAL HAIR! My hair is bra strap length and im currently locing my hair (thanks chesca ;]) my hair is now to my neck in two strands.. reguardless of loose or loc’ed one will still need to learn patience. –you all should find something better to do with your time verses telling others what is and what isn’t. focus on yourself if… Read more »
Kaila P
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Sweetheart once hair grows out of your scalp it is dead as well. just saying

Mlindo49
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Kaila P, you are so right!!!

XM
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Best point ever.

nona
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lol this is why i barely read natural hair blogs. it’s already bad enough locs are *rarely* featured, but then there’s people like you.

Brown Sugar
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News flash: All hair is dead. So therefore whatever style you rock it’s with dead hair. Locs are hair, so is a fro-but they are both dead hair.

Mesha
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Did you guys realize that people are calling this video controversial? Really! Yes really.

df
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Chesca was already defending the video within hours of it being posted so I’m not surprised.

Nicole
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LOL!
This should be on a billboard! Great Job!

Keedy
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That was adorable, lol!

RukiyatG
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That was spot on! Love, love, love it 😉

Landry
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LOVE it!!! That was clever and hilarious! The message is just fab—PATIENCE is truly the key. 😉

Annointed Queen
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THIS WAS TOO CUTE!!! YA’LL WRONG FOR THAT THOUGH. I THOUGHT I WAS GONNA GET TO ORDER
SOMETHING ELSE I DIDN’T NEED!

anastasia
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LOL! =)

Marcia
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I really enjoyed that and I needed to hear that too! They are all so beautiful!

Mackenzie
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Thoroughly enjoyed this! Thanks ladies, lol!

MsP
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LOL @ the “Anti-Envy Spray”

Anonymous
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I loved this video as well. But I can’t get over the though that Ciprana’s hair is not real. I’ve never seen her scalp in any pics or videos. Even in one video she posted, she scratched her head and her all her hair moved like she was wearing a wig or a weave. I don’t know ya’ll, I’m not trying to be negative but…

Can some just forward me to the link wear she shows some scalp, any scalp so I know it’s real?

Sorry if I offended anyone.

Ms. D
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I’m about 99% sure her hair is real. If it wasn’t..she would have been outed by now. We have some serious Hair FBI agents out here.

Thick Nigerian Hair
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LOL!!!! Hair FBI Agents! That’s a new one. I think I will retire Natural Hair Nazi for that. Too funny.

Cipriana
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Lol, Ms.D you are right about Hair FBI Agents and they are thorough!!!

df
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I actually stumbled into one of the most hi def pics of her hair ive seen to date yesterday on essence which was cooI. I remember people not believing she was 4b/4c. You have to scan through the gallery since its on essence but it’s picture #40 I think. Lots of gorgeous heads of hair at that DC event.

http://m.essence.com/galleries/street-style-hair-healthy-hair-affair#done_url=http://m.essence.com/hair/hair-street-style:

Interesting
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Great photos of beautiful sisters. I didn’t realize Cipriana had those grey streaks.

Cipriana
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Yes, so many beautiful women Interesting!!! I have had grey strands in the center section of my hair since I was 5 years old. Along with other negative comments people really thought my grey hair was lint in other pictures that are not of high definition, lol. Ah some people ;D

chescalocs
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WOW. Seriously? Her hair is absolutely real.

Vonnie
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OH LORD, here we go again.…..

Go to her YT channel UrbanBushBabes. She has plenty of vids with her hair down and tending to it…

BeautyIAM
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Anon, Cipriana does not owe that to you so please don’t ask again. Why the hell would she lie about her hair???

Its crazy to me that you would ask this and then ask people to not get offended. And of course you would ask this anonymously.

Cipriana
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BeautyIAM, YES! All this work I do with this head and all the advice I dish out, it is just to damn much to lie, lol.

Monifah
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Stop it, Lol, her hair is indeed real and gorgeous in person.

Cipriana
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Thank you Monifah ;DDD

Dolores
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This comment is even funnier than the video! smh

Cipriana
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Hmm, why does the scalp come into play when a black woman or woman of color has a lot of hair. I am not offended but you may want to think why it is so unbelievable and address your own prejudices. My sentiments are meant to be negative or offend but really coming from the heart!!!

Cipriana
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Hmm Anonymous, why does the scalp come into play when a black woman or woman of color has a lot of hair. I am not offended but you may want to think why it is so unbelievable and address your own prejudices. My sentiments are meant to be negative or offend but really coming from the heart!!!

Cipriana
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Correction: I meant “My sentiments are NOT meant to be negative”

bzcitybeauty
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These ladies just kill me..Nikisha is crazy funny…I’m feeling so brand new after viewing that video because my hairline is taking its sweet time to grow back after a bad weave job and my hair is just now starting to get a growth spurt.Thanks ladies!

Thick Nigerian Hair
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Your hairline suffered a weave job too? I swear my edges are taking forever to grow back. I keep watering and buttering and nothing is happening.

chescalocs
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Thanks BGLH for posting! I honestly had no idea this video would provoke so many varied conversations, but regardless, I’m glad that we were able to get people laughing and hopefully inspire some ladies to hang in there with their natural hair journey. Thanks again!

Auset
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Concerning the contrversy, welcome to BGLH! And the vid was great!

Thick Nigerian Hair
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That scene where they are in the lab and Nikisha drinks that chemical (Why girl?) is just hilarious.

khadijah
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I thought this video was hilarious and wonderful. Sure locs are different from free, loose, hair or what have you. I dont understand the animosity. Whether or you have locs or loose kinks, it has to grow, and be maintained. Point Blank . Great video. I admire every single one of these ladies.

reese
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wow, great reminder! i needed that. i’m only 4 months natural and want my hair to be longer lol. i am liking my new hair tho. and i love motivational/funny/informative vids like these. thanks sistas 🙂

ladyluo
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LOL!!! and the video is so well done

Chimmy
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This is one of the best things that I’ve ever seen in the natural hair community. I also love that each girl had a different curl type because it goes to show that it doesn’t matter your hair type, you just need PATIENCE. Amen to that, I need that everyday. Especially since I go through so much hair envy and think my hair wont ever grow.

Ev`Yan
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Loved this! And love you, Chesca. Your locs are beautiful!

chescalocs
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Thanks! But please, don’t be deceived, apparently they aren’t considered “real long hair”. I might need to edit myself out of the video. lol

Monifah
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Well, it’s.…..not. It is matted loose shed hair, no biggie, just saying.

chescalocs
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it’s still hair. it’s really not that serious but congrats, you really told me!

Monifah
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Congrats not necessary neither is the ‘tude Lol

Ain't I an African
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OMG. Now I’ve heard it all. There are a lot of crazy people walking around.

Cipriana
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I agree Chesca’s locs are GORGEOUS!!!!

Nicole
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I don’t think its about whether or not they are gorgeous (they are)…

Cipriana
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Nicole, Chesa is a good friend, I was simply giving my homie a shout out. It is what I do 😉

Nicole
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I dig, but it sucks how the issue is being completely distorted into some huge drama filled debate, instead of intelligent discourse. I agree with everyone who has said that locs might be a bit different, even easier, than loose natural hair but it doesn’t eliminate that her hair is pretty or anything like that. Nor do I think that she should be excluded from the video for having locs. But I just can’t accept that the loc journey is any more difficult than having to deal with loose hair. Anyway, you guys keep up the good work.

Cipriana
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Lol, that is life! Drama happens over the most minuscule details unfortunately, and what is important to others is not important to someone else. I didn’t even comment on the subject “of locs are easier than loose hair” but I do disagree since every individual’s hair is unique but nothing wrong with a difference of opinions especially when most are formed on life experiences. Thank you Nicole.

chescalocs
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ok, but why does it have to be a competition? why does one need to be more difficult than the other? how can someone who’s never had locs or only had them for 2 years determine their level of difficulty? everyone’s hair and process is different! that’s the beauty of natural hair. no two heads are alike! i NEVER said locs are more difficult than having loose hair. and you are free to believe whatever you want about my length retention or the difficulty of maintaining my hair. the point is, locs are still natural hair and they still requires… Read more »
Nicole
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True, true, but alas competition is a part of normal human behavior. But riddle me this, on a regular ole Tuesday night when you don’t have anywhere to go on Wednesday and you’re tired from your 9–5. So you throw the locs into a pony tail, satin scarf or pillowcase it and go to bed. Someone with an easily tangled texture just can’t do that (unless they don’t care about length retention, healthy hair journeys, etc.). And Chesca I am not trying to fight with you or anything just trying to discuss.

Nikki
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Really though?! I have 4a/4b hair, loose, that is tightly coiled and night time care is fairly simple. I think this is silly. If my hair was in a twist out I would pull my hair back in a satin scrunchie or put it in a pineapple, satin cap and bed. If i wanted it to be more definted in the morning…I would put in like twist (10 minutes max) and put on a satin cap and go to bed. If it is twisted/braided…put on a satin cap and go to bed. If my hair is in a protective style,… Read more »
Nicole
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Inability to add an opinion without insults is what makes this sad to see. But I’ll agree to disagree, because of course, everyone’s experience is different.

Nikki
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Who is insulting you? I think it is silly to try to compare hair struggles because as you just said “everyone’s experience is different.” To try to make it seem like loose natural hair is more difficult because you are coming home from a 9–5 job so your tired and stuff is a stretch in my view. Hair care differs for everyone so to questions the difficulty she may have faced or try to say who has had it harder IS silly. How do you know what she has gone through? How can you even compare because everyone does something… Read more »
chescalocs
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Just because a certain behavior is “normal” doesn’t mean it’s acceptable. I’ve found that too often some black people put too much focus on bringing each other down and trying to be “better” than someone else (better hair, lighter skin, not black enough, too skinny, you talk white etc) instead of lifting each other up. It’s sad and hurtful. Considering how many people want to judge us for being natural (Hampton University’s MBA program recently banned locs and cornrows), I think it’s silly for hair to be a competition within our own people. I’m all for discussion! That’s why I’m… Read more »
Auset
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Wow! Bravo for this response. I had locs for four years and actually cut them for loose natural hair because I was tired of the work. Now, I have learned that all hair takes work, so we shouldn’t judge any regimen/routine as easy, especially if it’s just because someone’s hair looks nice. I hated how heavy my locs got when I would wash them, now I hate how tangled my loose natural hair gets when I wash it. It is always something. And you are right, the resources on how to care for locs was very scarce years ago. I… Read more »
chescalocs
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It’s kinda crazy how much the internet has changed in a few short years! When I started making hair videos, YouTube had only been around for 2 years and there wasn’t much of a natural hair community. Now, there are SO MANY people offering natural hair advice and help online that it can be kinda confusing and overwhelming because there’s so many different opinions, options and products out there!

chloe
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Hey Chesca, don’t waste your time defending the video as there’s nothing to defend! It’s super funny and well made. Good job!

Vonnie
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I LOVED THIS VIDEO the minute I saw it, and intend to share on my FB page. And for the folks coming out the woodworks with their own insecurities and rants, “Cipriana’s hair isn’t real, locs aren’t considered hair growth”, blah blah blah ARE YOU SERIOUS???? It’s almost like you’re HUNTING for a reason to invalidate the message or the fact that these women have triving hair! Good Jesus, you take care of your hair, it grows. PERIOD. I didn’t want to rant and it’s not my style but some of the stuff I see on here makes me wanna… Read more »
Landry
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+1000

Cipriana
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Vonnie, YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!

Jc
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Chesca don’t worry about it, BGLH is a tough crowd, this discussion here is quite normal, even tame lol! I am actually surprised that there isn’t a discussion about all the other techniques necessary to acquire long hair from protective styling, conditioning technique, damage prevention, low heat etc. Take it as a plus lol The funniest comment that I have heard all day is that Cipriana’s hair may not be real.…..seriously? She does not need to part her hair for me to believe that it is her hair, but she has done in some of her videos. Wondering if that… Read more »
chescalocs
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apparently i missed the memo! lol thanks for the support. happy to see the video posted regardless of the feedback

Jasmine
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Natural hair is natural hair. It doesn’t matter if its loc’d or loose; it still grow out the same way #phuckwhatyouheard

Courtney h
Guest

I love this! Love these ladies’! Patience is key 🙂

Kizzee29
Guest

Actually, all hair is dead hair.

Monifah
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How is hair that’s growing out of your scalp “dead” are fingernails “dead”? Un-shed Skin?

Kendra
Guest

Yes, hair is dead and fingernails are dead. Those are facts. You can find the info on google.

Viv
Guest

+1 @ Kendra. Monifah is wrong here.

Gena
Guest

Lmao — your hair and nails were never alive. Basic science! They are both made of keratin and other components but look different because of their different structural arrangement. The only thing that is alive or dead is the follicular cells producing the hair.

vanisha
Guest

I find it to be pretty funny that someone that has so much to say doesnt even know basic facts lol..

Auset
Guest

Monifah’s ignorance is quite mind-boggling. I don’t usually feel the need to call out such ignorance, but the fact that she felt the need to respond to every comment that challenged her viewpoint, which is in fact plain untruths, makes me want to shred her comments and flush them down the toilet. Are fingernails dead? Is hair dead? Is she serious with these observations?

Dr. Nataniel
Guest

The very top layer of the epidermis (top layer of skin) is called the horny layer.…it is made of DEAD skin cells that have not shed, but will eventually… and all hair is dead. So are nails after they grow past the lunula. Nails are made of dead, keratinized cells. Educate yourself.

You are so negative and wrong girl smh. Let it go…

http://faculty.stcc.edu/AandP/AP/AP1pages/Units1to4/skin/hairand.htm

JenniD
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Wow how can such a positive video get such back lash? Sometimes folks got too much drama. I like the video a lot. very funny and real. The message is one that folks simply don’t want to hear. You gonna have to wait if you want the length. There is no short cut. No “good hair” pass card or installing locks to get there quicker. It takes a hot minute. And unfortunately that minute is different for each person. Lol you got people questioning if somebody’s hair is real and debating about locs vs loose, what in the world is… Read more »
chescalocs
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thank you!

ButSeriously
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Cute video but blah, blah, blah, Lol but seriously, patience isn’t cutting it for my stubborn AF hair, without the use of growth aids, scalp massages and multivitamins, I’d still be forehead length.

These gurus might not need all that but plenty of others did & plenty of us do.

df
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you and the point of the video are in different zip codes right now.

EG
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I’m sorry but that was funny. LOL…

ButSeriously
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Simmer down, The point of the video is obvious and I was just making an observation on my hair experience on this ya know, hair board, nothing more and nothing less. Geez, this place sure is catty.

Auset
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And again I say, welcome to BGLH. lol.

Kristina
Guest

The moment she said “10 years later” my mouth dropped, lol. But many kudos to these ladies, they earned their hair!

chescalocs
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it was a joke! she didn’t lose any hair due to a perm. i photoshopped that image to make her hair look short. i have no idea how many years it took her to get to that length, but since we graduated high school in 2002, we used 10 years for the line.

Krystal
Guest

Wow! I love this video. Its so true. It encourages me to stop fretting over my hair so much lol.

Trini
Guest

I really appreciate collaborative ventures. It’s nice to share in the sandbox of YT.

chescalocs
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agreed! i’m trying to get more natural hair bloggers to start working together!

Danielle
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Geezus! I’m not on this site much. I watched the video, thought it was cute,.truthful, light, and funny. That’s all it is. Telling the truth in a light funny way. Get off the girls hair already! I’ve actually never watched.any hair blog videos, but the comments I’m seeing here are so disrespectful and quite frankly, disgusting. How dare any of you try to discredit someone for their hair. Its not even that big of a deal. She still had to grow it, regardless. Like I said, I don’t know chesalocs or any of the girls’ work, what I do know… Read more »
Sophie
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LOLOLOL!! How can anyone complain about that video?? It’s hilarious! All those ladies are so beautiful — hair, skin, attitude — and represent a range of textures and styles. Anyway, they didn’t say you just chill for a little while and bam you will be Rapunzel. I think the point is that you take care of your hair (whatever that means for your particular hair) and let it be as it is at each stage, spritz some anti-envy (LOL) on there, and after a while you’ll get the length you were looking for at the beginning, while enjoying the journey… Read more »
antoinette
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lmao, when i first saw it i was like not anther product, but than i was oh i get it. teeheee

SJ
Guest

Seriously, thank you for the video. Every day I get more and more frustrated with my hair. I keep hoping to wake up to shoulder length hair. Thank you ladies for showing me how to just chill and wait!

binks
Guest

Lol this was super cute and true!

Kinu
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I loved the video! I don’t understand what people found to be controversial by it??

Gena
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Lol at the fact that their all mixed race apart from the one with dreads — that’s the only secret there.

Vanisha
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guess what.. you’re wrong.

Cipriana
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Yes Vanisha, Gena is wrong. Unfortunately individuals still have a skewed idea of what a black woman should look like.

chescalocs
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Cipriana is not bi-racial and neither is Myliek, the CEO of Curlbox. It’s quite telling and sad that THAT’S what you took away from the video. Disregarding their experience because of their racial background says far more about you than it does about them. I wish you luck.

BK
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Amen!

Nikia
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Omg this conversation is stupid. If people want to believe in the myth of the non growing African hair strand so badly that they have to nitpick and get hostile, then so be it. The rest of us will grow our damn hair and let you be mad…and bald, apparently. *flicks hair* *leaves to read media takeout*

Liz
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hahahah!!Love it!!!i’m having a lot of it so one day i can tell my journey here!!!!kisses from brazil!!;)

KrysWithaK
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Huh.… And here I was really ready to grab my credit card like the product junkie I am… Heffas… Lol, it was cute though, i have become so impatient that I’ve almost reverted back to a perm. I’ll get there one day! *sigh*

Jos
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Chesca,THIS WAS AN AWESOME AND ENCOURAGING VIDEO! the message
Of patience Is for new naturals and old.… But ya know what takes
Even more patience??? Scrolling through all of the negative comments LOL That took the patience of Job right there.…sheesh… The psychology of black women is NO JOKE!

Andrea
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This is why we loc heads need to start doing our own ish. Why should we try to fit in with some (Key word SOME) ignorant loose-haired naturals who think we’re not good enough?

Monica
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Stop it people. Do we need anything else to divide us. Why is it always us against them. It’s natural hair either way which is still not totally accepted by society. We’ve have long vs short, natural vs perm, locs vs loose natural hair, now its how natural is natural, how long is really long? Really, get over yourselves. Its situations like this that discourage people from going natural and staying natural. Its a good video and its meant to make you laugh as well as make a point. Take it for what it is and move on.

Andrea
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I think that what you’re saying is 100% true. However, the reality is that this debate is an eerily accurate representation of how the natural world treats many loc’ed people. The divisions have been happening for a very long time now.

chescalocs
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Agreed! It seems that too often locs are left out of the natural hair conversation. As evidenced at many of the events & panels I’ve been to along with the numerous natural hair product campaigns I see that don’t include women with locs. Many times when I speak to product reps at events they don’t have anything geared towards locs and sometimes they blow me off for loose haired ladies as if I’m not as much of a valued customer. These comments have just further reinforced that divide. I’m just not sure when or why this happened.

Monica
Guest

I can agree because I went to an event today and they had products for every other type of hair and hairstyle but nothing for loc wearers. And their was many people there with locs. We are the minority in the natural hair community and that’s a sad thing.

Andrea
Guest

I think that some naturals still haven’t faced the fact that natural hair does not equal being free of prejudice. Some of them still think that we loccentric beauties don’t wash our hair at all, that we smoke, that we are subversive political rebels, and they use that willfully chosen ignorance as their reasons for excluding us. That’s a damn shame. My favorite part is when people tell me :“You wash your hair more than I do!”

NaChaRose
Guest
Wow! Freedom of speech is a wondrous thing and many have fought for that right. The hatred of our own in some of these comments goes back to the recent controversy of Gabby during the olympics. Rather that applauding the accomplishments of one our own, we demean, pick-on, disregard, class-out based on hair textures, race tones, hair length or whatever mundane reason besides the right one.…the production of a hilarious video and the collaboration by others of our own. True talent overlooked by the insecurities of those,who cannot see beyond their own shortfalls or inabilities. Tragic, but the reason why… Read more »
NaChaRose
Guest

Rather “than” and “uplift” …lol, too irritated

NaChaRose
Guest
To Chescalocs and the others talented ladies,who made this video. Hilarious and kudos. Get ready to go viral again. Pack those bags again Chesca, Anderson will be calling again soon and others. When the devil is this busy, you know God’s hand is all over this. Along with success, comes the nay-sayers and haters, who are part of the package. Sad, but true. Talent such as yours is rare. I’m reminded of BeautifulBrownBabyDoll on youtube, whose success comes with a price as well. However, she rises above it constantly and continues to succeed and motivate others. You will as well.… Read more »
chescalocs
Guest

Thank you! what a wonderfully sweet comment. I appreciate the kind words and support. It really means a lot.

Alien
Guest

This video is super cute and has a great message. I think a lot of people get caught up in length anyway. Locs and natural hair are cute whether it’s to the quick or trundling down your back. Rock it whatever length that’s all that matters imo.

elle
Guest
personally i feel that locs hold the potential to retain their true length. and it all starts from how you care for them since day one. you need to be familiar with your hair and how it operates. as long as you arent tearing your fingers through your parts, ripping out hair through tight styles, treating locs like theyre ropes made of strong fabic, youre keeping locs moisturized with light products and oils, then the length retention should be good to go. if you think about it, locs are like a permanent protective style keeping hair bound together and most… Read more »
Karisa
Guest

I still dont see the controversy of the video. I mean, it really does take patience to grow hair in general. Jeez chillout people.

Herman
Guest

I’ve been trying to figrue this out on my own all day but I still don’t understand how to do Step 6+7! Can you explain that a bit more because I really don’t like the way my buttons looks currently!

itzkimmie
Guest
I hate to say it but I liken it to what I call the “Barack Obama Syndrome”. That is, using one excuse to cover up another issue. People try to call him a Muslim, Not a citizen, and all of the other ridiculous things we hear about in the news. When in actuality, they really have a problem with his skin color. Well, the same holds true for our black community. A lot of women, have problems with other women who have longer hair, lighter skin color, or looser textured hair. Instead of admitting to where the origin of their… Read more »
chescalocs
Guest
“A lot of women, have problems with other women who have longer hair, lighter skin color, or looser textured hair. Instead of admitting to where the origin of their envy lies (“I really don’t like you because your hair is long”), they will post negativity and try to defer the issue in other ridiculous areas.” It’s funny, I actually got negative comment on another blog about this video and when I took the time to explain it, the commenter revealed that she had just done the big chop and was really upset about having short hair. She said it felt… Read more »
Auset
Guest

This is really powerful. Thanks for sharing. I have to remember, those who hurt are hurting. And I have to make sure not to fall into the trap myself.

Affirming our own beauty is what is important, then we can learn to laugh at life and not sweat the small stuff.

Gaurav
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Drove with my one daughter to our new home in East Texas (a three day trip), got her setteld in partially unloading boxes, etc., and attended Mass at the little St. Joseph the Worker mission (FSSP Father William Allen). Re-acquainted ourselves with some folks we met after Mass when we were on our property search. We have a wonderful base of friends and helpers already. I flew home to hasten things here for getting back with a disabled daughter, huge white German shepherd and small parrot (Pray for me)- again, driving, so as to get my car back there. The… Read more »
Thick Nigerian Hair
Guest

What does this have to do with this site?

Niki
Guest

I definitely lol’d — no one wants to hear about this product! We would rather buy snake oil first and invite a shaman, a priest and Ms. Cleo to bless it than hear the inconvenient truth — to get good, healthy, long hair you gotta take your time. Like the vid!

anastasia
Guest

LMAO at ‘shaman, a priest, and Ms. Cleo!! hahaha…Imma have to google- ms. cleo 2012- to see what’s up w/ her!

Rachel Natalie
Guest

I love this video, great job ladies!

Precious
Guest

Best hair video hands down! LOL

luvnM3napturally
Guest

#Anti-envy spray! LOL! Love it!

Eloisa
Guest

LOL @ all the bi-racials being featured in this video. The maker should have included more BLACK naturals. There are plenty of them out there.

Likewaterforchocolat
Guest

It looks like the point of this video has gone over somebody’s head, lol.

Tiiff
Guest

cosign *swipes hand over head quickly* whew! lol.

patricia
Guest

ahah i was just gonna write a comment saying “secret to long hair?” be biracial like most of chicks that natural haired women idolize

Penelope Fletcher
Guest

Absolutely Hilarious!! loved, loved IT!
I ordered some Patience a year ago. And I got the point!.

Talibah Safiya
Guest

I think this video is hilarious- I need a little patience I cut all my hair off a couple years ago and have tried to let it grow back several times to no avail! As soon as a little hair comes I cut it back off because I am a singer and I always wanna look my best for shows and honestly I like the shave better…idk- this video kinda spoke to me. Idk maybe I’ll just keep it low..
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samantha sigler
Guest

I big chopped my hair nov.19.2012. Since then I have put a bonded in weave and now I have five patches. Im so discouraged now.

Toy
Guest

Yes patience is key. Growing hair is a process that takes plenty of tlc. My first year natural was the longest because I was chasing each inch of new growth.

Dree
Guest

Not trying to be offensive in any way to anyone but do you guys think its okay for mixed girls to do natural hair videos and tutorials on YouTube? Personally, I don’t like that because obviously their hair is gonna be curly because they’re mixed. As oppose to a 100% black girl. Like, a twist out on a mixed girls hair is pointless to me. I don’t get it. Opinions are welcomed. I just don’t understand that, it’s not considered “natural” to me because mixed girls don’t get perms in the first place. Hmmm.……

T Harris
Guest

I disagree with you Dree… Not all mix girls have curly nice hair..Some mix girls have hair that is just as kinky as mine.… if they want to do natural hair videos and tutorials on YouTube more power to them…Let them tell there hair story too…lol:)

Dree
Guest
I’m not implying that all mixed girls have nice and curly hair.. And I’m not knocking them for doing YouTube videos on their hair.. It was just a personal opinion and I simply don’t watch their videos bc they don’t have the same hair texture as me. If you watch YouTube videos and you notice majority of the comments on natural videos are comments such as “I did this to my hair but it didn’t turn out like yours, and I used the same products, etc” and that’s because there’s different hair textures and every product doesn’t work the same… Read more »
Nisha
Guest

I am mix, and I have 3C Hair.…curly defined spirals which are awesome when wet. When I twist out my hair looks the same as my natural curls just with a more length than my natural shrinkage. I also get to keep more moisture in my hair when twisted out vs. Wet and wear. My sisters get perms and have much coarser hair than I and we’re from the same bloodline. There are different textures in black hair so how could you think that all mixed hair is the same. There is much ignorance in your statement!

Toni
Guest
What criteria do you have to meet in order to be considered “mixed”? What if it’s a black person who has a parent from Ethiopia and one light skinned African American? Are they mixed or do we revert back to slavery and the one drop rule? Also, being “mixed” does not ensure that one will have loose, wavy hair. Basically my answer is this: If they have naturally curly/kinky/coily hair they are well within their rights to make tutorials so that we ALL have someone whose hair experiences and routines that we can relate to. UNITY!
lockstress
Guest
@Dree…you are assuming that all mixed girls don’t get perms when in fact that is absolutely incorrect. That’s like me saying all black girls can’t grow long hair. Genetics play a big part however; don’t take it for granted that the hair is gonna be curly, soft, long, etc. THere are numerous types of hair on various types of mixed chics. If that weren’t the case most mixed chics would look like Halle Berry and we all know that is not true. Mixed girls are very much black as they are white. Lets do our research before we go assuming… Read more »
Dree
Guest
I am not assuming that all mixed girls don’t get perms but perms take differently on different types of hair.. And I don’t believe that any mixed girl would have the same texture hair as a full black girl. Simply because they are not full African descent. Go to Africa and show me a girl out there with hair like a mixed girl.… It would be very rare that u see that. My point is, mixed girls usually already have the hair texture that us fully black girls desire so it bothers me when I videos on Youtube trying to… Read more »
Nicole
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la*belle
Guest

@dree
the simplest option, then, would be for you not to watch any natural hair video presented by a mixed chick. Wouldn’t it??? And btw, even among, as you put it, ”full African” girls you find different textures. Even in Africa

Dree
Guest

Oh I don’t watch them. I was just trying to see if anyone else felt the same way I do. And I do know that there are different hair textures in Africa.

LC
Guest

@dree,

Actually, have you ever seen any women from Ethiopia? They have silky hair textures as well. Stop stereotyping our people like other races. Obviously all Africans do not have the same texture hair, ding dong!

Dree
Guest

Whose stereotyping? I never once said that all Africans have the same hair texture or implied that. And I never once used the word “silky” so whose stereotyping? I never said a mixed girl had silky hair. YOU are stereotyping.. Please do not come on here trying to tell me what to stop doing when you haven’t even read what I said thoroughly. DING DONG!!!

Peary
Guest

Don’t be an idiot. You know exactly what she’s talking about. African-Americans are WEST African not East, don’t kid yourself and try to feel better by claiming an ethnicity you aren’t a part of.

la*belle
Guest

Ok then i must have misunderstood you. There probably are others who feel like you do. I’m not too fussy about who presented the vid, as long as their advice will help me grow healthy hair, i’m happy.

T Harris
Guest

@labelle
I agree with you..as long as the videos are helping grow healthy hair who cares about the rest:)

Oknzskin
Guest

Love patient

KeilasLovely
Guest
@dree your ignorance shows in ur question asked, “do you guys think its okay for mixed girls to do natural hair videos and tutorials on YouTube?” Are mixed girls not supposed to wonder or learn how to take care of their hair because its not as African as yours? Lol (not a real question by the way) and you can’t claim your not trying to offend when your wondering why someone is doing the same thing as someone else but the only thing offending you is their skin color and hair texture. I’m brazilian adopted to America my natural hair… Read more »
Dree
Guest

Lol so now I’m ignorant because I asked a question? Call it what you want though… And I only have one question for you then… Have u ever had a perm before? And if so, did it make your hair straight?

It’s funny how mad everyone is getting from my question. Lol I really don’t care whose mad I’m still going to feel the same way.

SJT
Guest

I think I understand what you’re asking but with the way you word the question, it seems that you are assuming only the African American community are interested in the natural hair movement. The idea of “natural hair” has grown to include many shades and hair textures. I think at this point you have to look at natural hair tutorials by hair texture.

Dree
Guest

You’re the only person who actually has a brain larger than a popcorn kernel to possibly understand what I was trying to say! Thank you for that!

No reply to anyone else who reads what I said and completely took it out of context!!

hair
Guest

You‘re there to have fun and meet interesting men, not to pass a pop quiz. Let him know, how independent you are of this date, but try doing in a subtle matter, without being a snob

Andy
Guest

Great to see people enjoying their hair the way they want it and also actually getting it to grow. Also fantastic that they are able to avoid stereotypes as to how they ‘should’ look!

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