It’s Poll Time!

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Okay guys, so comments have been pretty scarce around here lately … even despite my best efforts to drum up some business with a sneakpeeq Gift Card Giveaway for which I will choose FOUR winners based upon the posts with the most comments this month! LOL!

But, I know how it is. Sometimes you don’t have anything to say or you mean to comment, but can’t because … ya know, you’re at work and not supposed to be on hair blogs. Or maybe you visit a site every day, but don’t even think about commenting or rating. Shoot, I read blogs all of the time and never comment or “like.” So, I’m just as guilty. But, I’m trying to get better by at least liking posts. Because, ya know, I know what it feels like to stay up until 1 a.m. to work hard on several posts that you think be well received and then see no ratings or comments. It’s like … *cricket, cricket* “Is this thing on? … Is anyone out there? … Does anyone like me? … Momma, can you hear me sing!?!?” LOL!

Okay, I know … I sound pathetic! So, long ramble to say, figured I’d do a poll in hopes that some of you regulars or new folk who plan on returning might participate and … ya know … make me feel better! Ummm … still sounding pathetic, aren’t I?

Well, without further ado (shoot, I probably lost a few people who didn’t make it through that intro!), here are the polls!! Oh, and feel free to comment with additional details if you feel so moved :)!

In regard to the second poll, if there is anything else that you’d like to see on the site, please feel free to let me know what it is in the comments below :)!

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  1. I don’t comment that often, but I am always on your site! Every time you post on Facebook, I normally click the link. Love the site. I feel like a part of a community! Thank you.

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  2. FIrst time commentor here!

    I’ve been here a few times, but there is usually a few weeks between visits. Not necessarily a bad thing ( at least for me – I get to read several entries at a time, which I like!) I do like your blog. I especially like the recent throwback entries about what your hair used to look like and what you used when you first went natural and how.

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    • I take it all Dee! As long as you come back, I am ecstatic:)!! Thank you so much! I don’t have many pics from when I first went natural, so I won’t have many more of those. But, if I think of anything entertaining or helpful, I’ll be sure to share! Thank you again and hope it won’t be your last comment:).

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    • Ollie, I edited your e-mail address so that you don’t get spammed. But, did you mean to comment on THIS post? LOL!! If so, I’m thinking that you are being fascetious?! LOL!! I don’t know if those type of ponytails are a switch up look!! LOL!

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  3. Hairscapades is FAN-flippin-TASTIC!!!

    I don’t read blogs as often as before I started S.I.A.G., which is kinda sad when you think about it… *sheds tear*, LOL! But I still read yours. I love your perspectives & all the info you share. Oh & I have a Huxtable crush on you & Wei… Y’all are so stinkin cute! It makes my heart smile.

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    • Awwww, Sham, thank you lady! You always “like” and comment. I know exactly what you mean about not being able to read as many blogs since starting your own!! OMGosh, I feel deprived sometimes! I get to the point where I seriously procrastinate on writing new posts, because I’m trying to check in on and read posts from my faves!!

      Awww, thank you. That’s my baby;)! He’s so supportive. Yesterday he told me, “I’m so proud of you with your blog.” How sweet is that?!?!

      Oh, and I love this pic. It cracks me up because I was such a cry baby, but I hate to cry!!

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    • Well thank you for overcoming your shyness and commenting now Ashley!! You don’t know, all these responses are giving me the biggest grin! If you feel to shy to comment, do you rate? That’s a way you can be shy, but still show me what you like:)!! Teehee!!

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  4. Hairscapades, it’s a sort of candy…..hum, really good but addictive : sometimes, I shall like being more patient to be able to savor your posts at noon, Shelli, but mostly, I break down : often at work, the ‘rate’ system is perfect for me !
    My goal : do not read certain posts and keep them for the weekend, during my real moments of leisure (fail !).
    Natasha, one of your french west indies reader (lurker).

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  5. you’re the third blog i check after curlynikki and bglh. or sometimes first. or second. definitely top 3. when does your grow out challenge finish? i keep forgetting to leave comments even though i know how welcomed comments are from a blogger’s point of view.

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    • Misha! Hey lady! Thank you so much. I know there are lulls and tides, so I thank you for all the comments that you have left in the past:)! Like I said, I find myself doing the same thing … that is, visiting frequently but not writing much. But, I’m staring to use the blogger, “like” tab when I’m pressed for time … which always seems to be the case anymore!! As to the GOC, it finishes at the end of January! The post about that is on my “to do” list for posting on Friday or this weekend at the latest!

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  6. Hey Shelli!! You know I’m still here. I’ve just taken on a new load at work so I don’t have as much down time as I used to but best believe I am still here. I have to admit, when you had in the twists, I had less to say. I thought they were gorgeous but I couldn’t relate. I come here because I love your hair. I love the creativity of your styles, how much you put in to keeping your hair at it’s healthiest, and witnessing your accomplishments. It makes me feel like having more beautiful and lustrous hair is within my reach. lol But seriously, we are still here. Just look at how many followers you have now. That is nuts! Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy the randoms, the SO posts, the features, and the GOC updates too. But YOUR hair is what really brings me here.

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  7. I have a list of natural hair blogs I check daily and you are in the top 3(actually you’re 2nd/1st everyday).When I first found your site it was refreshing but as I started the grown-out challenge, it got a little opinionated. I don’t comment because I don’t like the Hair-Nazi’s that believe their way with products and methods is the only way. I do love to hear about new products and I have wish list that is growing do to my frequent visits. In my mind we are a society that embraces each other thoughts and ideas. I will continue to visit and I wish you well..love love

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  8. I’m still here Shelli! I’ve been super busy with work, holidays and kids and it felt like I was commenting too much at one point so I dialed back. On top of that I catch up during my commute on the phone which also makes it a little hard to comment, but I’m pretty much here every day.

    I love reading your blog, it’s down to earth and your sweet personality shines through so keep doing what you are doing. I used to have a blog also and the comments kept me going so I’ll try to remember to do it more often. (That pic is seriously precious. Seriously)

    🙂

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  9. Can someone please get baby Shelli a tissue????? You know I am always on here!!! I love your blog!!! I love all the tricks and tips, That’s so random stuff, tutorials, and health and fitness. I kind of slacked in the GOC because nothing much has changed and I didn’t want people to be bored with the nothings I have been up to.

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  10. I’m back haha.
    If you must know I stalk your website every four to six hours. I just don’t leave comments. I’m a secret creeper. You’re doing a good job! I love your site…
    \(*^∀^)ノDon’t Give Up \ (*^▽^)/
    [/Banner of Appreciation]

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  11. Hey Shelli! Gurrrl yo baby pick is too cayuute! Uhmm yea so I visit your site e’ryday and I learn so very much. I don’t always comment because I’m too busy writing down products to buy <<< translates into a bonafide product junkie and I'm always printing out step-by-step instructions that you give, lol. I was waiting on you to reschedule that get togetha meet and greet that was abruptly canceled by DMV's Hurricane Irene, the nerve of Motha Na'chaaa to cancel that!! Uhmph! So yea, keep up the good work lady cause you are really teaching me a lot, AND sometimes you even have me rollin' out loud with laughter…as you mentioned, at WORK while I'm surf/working my favorites.

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    • Sheena, exactly! LOL!! But, I felt like I had a gaggle of friends this week! You should try a poll too:)!!

      Kendall, awww, thank you!! Don’t go too far off the PJ bridge though! LOL!! And don’t worry, I’m working on the DC Meet-Up!!

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  12. I don’t usually comment on websites, but I visit your site about once a day. Please don’t be discouraged by the lack of comments. I’m sure there are many other readers (like me) who pay attention but just don’t leave messages. Hairscapades is wonderful…the advice and articles are well-written, informative and fun. I hope that you keep up the great work 🙂 Also, kudos to Weusi on his articles.

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  13. I love your blog! Keep up the good work. Very guilty on not commenting. However I’m a daily visitor of your blog. First visit was when I saw your deep conditioning trick, article on Curly Nikki. Recently enjoyed your detailed review on your hair being in twist. Your workout articles are starting to get me slowly motivated. Love that your SO contributes and is very supportive. Loved the interview he did with his dad. Your personality does shine through and much continued success and future comments.
    Michael Jackson singing…. You are not alone we are here for you. Though we’re miles away your in my bookmark. Okay, not exactly MJ, but you get the idea

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  14. Shelli you are loved!!!! A couple of weeks ago you asked for lurkers to come out. i am one such lurker and no i didn’t come out then, i guess I have been more of an observer and absorber of information than a contributor. I will comment from now on

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    • Ok, so I’m at work super late. HUGE project partially due tomorrow. But, all of your comments and responses to the poll have brightened my day immensely! I can not express to you all how grateful I am for your kind words and readership. I really love doing this and I feel so lucky to be able to do so and, hopefully, help, commiserate and learn from each other on our hair and life journeys! Y’all gonna make me cry up in here!! That would be pretty ironic, wouldn’t it?!? LOL!! Ok, let me get home! I’m on the iPhone, do please pardon any typos!!

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    • LOL!! I love my lurkers Leslie, but I do like them to peak out every now and again as I love to see the new names:). And, you don’t have to comment all the time. I’ll take anonymous ratings too;)! Thank you!!

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  15. I love your website & your hair… I’m always on it also I just don’t comment because my 6 month baby keeps me busy. I read every post

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    • I understand that Kara!!! Well, not really, but I can imagine! Part of me wants to start a family soooo badly … but then, I think, ya know, this Wei and me solo thing ain’t bad! I tell him all of the time, “You know I’m going to be meaner when we have a kid, right? I’m going to be tired and cranky and you move slow and are forgetful.” He just nods and says, “It’ll be fine.” LOL!!!

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  16. This is my favorite site and I love everything about it! I love that you are humble, encouraging and seem like a regular person, do not stop doing what you are doing! Also, I give my hubby Avatar updates from your site, he enjoys it too!

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  17. I’m on your website everyday. Its my morning coffee! I’m not much of a commentor but I have before. I have picked up so many tips from you. I love your blog. Extremely helpful n entertaining. Girl you have me eating baby food!! Those lil pouches are the best Lol. We love you Shelli! Keep it coming.

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  18. I would love to see post about the terressential mud wash. I know you got a gift cert for Christmas so I’d like to see a review but I want to know are their other ladies having the film left behind? I’m not a PJ but just want to know where I’m going wrong.

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    • Lieinbk, thank you, thank you:)!! Ooooh, you got on the Happy Baby?!?! That’s the bomb, right?!?! LOL!! And I haven’t ordered the Terressentials yet! In fact, when I read your comments on it, I was like, “Dang! Maybe it won’t work!” I’ve used bentonite clay before (which seems to be the main ingredient) and didn’t love it! So, I don’t know! I do the have the GC though, so I’ll order soon so that I can give it a whirl and a review. I’m scared though! LOL!!

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    • Oh wow Akia! Thank you:)!! Seriously … I was under a lot of pressure and stress with too little sleep the last week, but all the comments on this post and the whole site brightened my days immensely! Thank you all again!! I really appreciate you!!

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  19. We appreciate you too!! I promise all of your hard work is not in vane! : ) It’s blogs like yours that encourage me to appreciate, everything that makes me..me! Keep up the good work.

    By the way, I have really been contemplating submitting my hair story….hmmmm. lol!

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  20. ohkay, im a lurker.
    Im here everyday and neverr leave comments nor do i rate.. #imJustLazy
    sorwwy lol. I’ll be sure to do all of the above in the future because u ought to know that all the information you give is greatly appreciated. So thanks 🙂

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  21. I read your blog every single day. It’s funny and informative and you have lovely hair so that’s the only reason I need to drop by and see what’s happening. You are even on my blogroll at Simply Into My HAIR and have been since I discovered your review on Vatika Hair Fall Control cream.

    Great blog!!!

    Tama

    PS. The main reason I don’t comment all the time is I do most of my blog reading on my phone and it’s a right pain having to key in my email, name and website. I also tend not to comment on blogs that use Disquss or whatever it’s called because it’s an annoying system and I tend to lose my comment before posting it. I also tend not to comment on Blogspot blogs from my phone as I cannot change my user profile so it’s a no win for me when it comes to commenting. I tend to leave it all to when I am on my laptop.

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  22. I love your blog and natural hair tips! I’ve been natural for 11 years (I’m 22) but I have just found the time after college to start taking care of my hair and looking at natural hair blogs. So comments will be coming!! As far as a suggestion, I’m not sure how this would be worked in but I LOVE buying and trying new hair products but HATE when they don’t mix and leave white chunks and gunk in my hair. I think some type of segment detailing if products mix well or what type of proportion works would be helpful to our pockets, LOL. Just a thought!

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    • Thank you Kierra! So, you were relaxed when you were really little then? As to the products, you know, I don’t have that problem often, so I really can’t speak to it. The only products that I’ve had a problem with recently is the JessiCurl Confident Coils. That seems to cause flakes with my DevaCare One and a little with the kimmaytube leave-in. I don’t know if that was helpful at all, but that’s about all I got on that topic! I did try to search for information about what causes the flakes when I had the problem with the JessiCurl gel cream. But, I didn’t find any answers. But other than that, I don’t have problems with those white chunks. I’ve read that Kinky Curly products don’t play well with others outside of the line. And, I think some have problems with Eco Styler gels. However, I’ve used Eco with shea butter and with Carol’s Daughter Healthy Hair Butter with no problem. For me, what seems to work is mixing the two products together first and then applying, rather than layering the products. It seems that most problems seem to come from trying to layer creams and/or gels over leave-ins. Hope something in that helps!

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      • Thank you for the reply!

        Yes, when I was little I had A LOT of hair and my mom said it was just too much for her to handle so she slipped a relaxer in when I was six. 😦

        I’ve recently started trying to mix the Eco gel with products such as Shea Moisture and Cantu and have noticed the chunks. So I’ll try just mixing the Eco and butter first and see if that helps on my hair to eliminate the problem!

        Thanks again!

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        • Kierra, no problem:)!! Awwww, well, hopefully many will now learn by caring for their own hair how to manage their children’s hair in its natural state!!

          As to your mixes, I mixed the Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscus Hair Smoothie and Eco Styler Olive oil for the TnC set in this picture with no flaking problems.

          https://hairscapades.com/about/#wpcom-carousel-1445

          In fact, I got a GREAT set out of it. But, again, I mix the two together in my palm to blend them well and then apply, rather than layering one over the other. I’m pretty sure I used Kimmaytube leave-in first, then applied the SM & Eco mix to each section before twisting and setting.

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  23. Hey Shelli! I try to check in every couple of days but I don’t comment often because i’m normally on my Nook and its a pain in the butt to type on at times.
    Stopping by to say hi though : )

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    • Hey DiJah! I know what you mean about some of these devices! It’s a pain to fill out all the dang fields and write your comment! But thank for commenting on this one!!

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  24. Hey Shells I wanted to tell you I went to that site Eyebrowz.com and went to purchase some stencils but always the one to try and save a buck I started Googling for a coupon code LOL. I came across a link where they sell it on Amazon. How about it was 1/2 the cost! I got 5 stencils and case for only $10. That included the shipping.

    Thanks for sharing 🙂

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  25. You are certainly one of my favorites. I read your blog daily and you are one of my reference guides re: products and hair tutorials. I usually comment on things I’m fired up about. I don’t use the “like” feature because I honestly forget, but I’m on the case from now on! Keep the information coming, we value and appreciate you!

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  26. I love your site! Look at it everyday sometimes thrice a day! LOL! ( is that a word )
    Anywho, pic is too cute! Keep writing I’ll keep reading! 🙂

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