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Naturals with Fine Hair

TriniJaNYTriniJaNY Posts: 18Registered Users
I want to stress that fine hair doesn't necessarily mean that your hair is thin. You can have a lot of hair on your head, but have thin strands. How do you ladies retain length and what products are part of your routine? Thanks!

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  • happyfacehappyface Posts: 845Registered Users
    With thin hair, you just have to be very gentle with how you handle it. My hair is thin and I can for get about trying to do anything to it while it's dry. Snap, crackle, and pop is all you will hear. So I must detangle on wet hair loaded with conditioner. I have to twist on wet hair which leads to crazy shrinkage, but if I twist on dry hair, I'll have all kinds of broken hairs. So for my thin hair the key is being gentle and patient.
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  • The New BlackThe New Black Posts: 16,738Registered Users
    Just my trusty Suave Naturals coconut for cowashing. I tried Megatek for DC the other day. We'll see what that does. It made my scalp itchy in the short term. I got the most growth when I kept my hair in twists and baggied.
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  • NaturalfinallyNaturalfinally Posts: 516Registered Users
    I do my best not to stress my hair. I am using Long Aid Curl activator gel for moisture, Ecostyler gel for hold, Giovanni Direct Leave in and the other items in my Siggie. I love henna for strength and shine. My hair needs protein on a regular basis so most of my items have it. I bun a lot to retain length but it's boring. I like WnG's and I can make them last about a week but detangling after a week is not fun so I have to be careful. I have low porosity as well as thin strands so baggying is a must or I use my steamer. HTH.
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    Co-wash: Sauve Coconut and/or Clarifying, Trader Joe's Nourish Spa
    Leave-In: GDLI, YTCLI, KBB, KCNT
    Moisturizers: QBRBC, KBB, Glycerin, SMCS,SMDM
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  • danyel02danyel02 Posts: 156Registered Users
    I have fine hair and I am always worried about breakage. Sometimes I hear hair snaping even if it is soaking wet and covered in conditioner. I am really working on detangling carefully. I find, however, that my hair still likes thick creams and stylers made for thick hair. My hair performs better with these products but I really need to be careful of buildup. I co-wash 2 a week because by Wednesday my hair looks white and chalky but feels really soft and strong. It's a catch 22!
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  • LadyV69LadyV69 Posts: 3,397Registered Users
    I'm fine haired, but I also have low density, meaning I don't have all that many strands. One of the keys for me in retaining length is not manipulating my hair much. You don't necessarily have to do a protecting style to avoid manipulating your hair a lot. For me, some protective styles, like braids or twists, look horrible on me because they look extremely scalpy and I avoid buns because my edges are very thin and those would just pull and tug on them more and make them thinner. I've been doing a lot of wng's this summer, which is a low manipulation style. They last a minimum of three days for me. I just wash, slap on some KCKT or KCCC, fluff and call it a day. Although, lately I've been using the Jane Carter Curl Defining Cream which isn't as sticky nor takes as long to dry as KCCC.
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    Co-wash: Suave Naturals, HEHH, Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle, CJ Daily Fix
    Leave-In: KCKT, Giovanni Direct Leave-In, CJ Smoothing Lotion
    Stylers: ORS Twist and Loc Gel, KCCC, Ecostyler, SheaMoisture Deep Treatment Masque
    Deep Conditioner: DevaCurl Heaven In Hair, CJ Deep Fix

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  • shadyFLEXshadyFLEX Posts: 7Registered Users
    Hi
    I have fine hair and the products I use depends on what style I'm having my hair in but I find that trying not to use too much styling product and washing with sulphate free shampoo's help prevent too much build up which really helps my hair. However like a previous post when detangling I slap on loads of conditioner to minimise breakage. My DD also has super fine hair and I think the Longaid gel is great for keeping her hair moisturised. I have also recently started using kinkicoilikurli moisturising creme/ milk on her hair and so far so good. I am not a real fan of oils on my hair but my hair does react well with olive oil or avocado oil so I tend to use these or a little butter for sealing.

    As for length retention its not something I really aim for so I can't really give too much advice on that but I do find that if I want to style my hair dry then large twists or plaits on wet hair with whatever products/leave-in conditioner I'm using and then air drying tends to help and also minimises tangling and therefore breakage.
  • AllycoilsAllycoils Posts: 147Registered Users
    I have fine hair AND it hates protein! go figure. they say most people with fine hair do best with protein laden products.

    I find that my hair gets gunked up easily, so I can't do all the layering that a lot of natural ladies swear by. My twist outs always look crackish because no amount of fluffing ever makes them look right. I tend to stick to wash and go styles, although I'm experimenting a bit more now. I like to style on damp hair, as it makes my hair look bigger.

    I'd love to try henna, I hear it does wonders for fine hair. My hair is fine, but it's pretty dense.

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  • soleilmoncursoleilmoncur Posts: 1,194Registered Users
    I have fine hair with medium density that is high porosity AND protein sensitive :glasses1:

    Twists on me are going to very thin but I love them because I think they're cute and easy to maintain. They are my favorite low manipulative style and as my hair gets longer I hope to try braids.

    I use Tressemme naturals for my co-wash/leave in and wash my hair with African black soap if it really needs to be cleansed. I use A LOT of butters and oils because it's the only thing that will seal moisture in my hair and my hair adores it.

    It is easily broken but with some TLC fine hair can grow and retain length. You just need to know your hair and find what your hair loves and go with it.
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  • soleilmoncursoleilmoncur Posts: 1,194Registered Users
    And +1 on henna. It's AMAZING!!!
    3c/4aish, high porosity, fine strands,medium density cottony curls.

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  • applesandafrosapplesandafros Posts: 328Registered Users
    My hair is not only fine, but also dense. I find the most important thing for me to retain length is low manipulation and being gentle with my hair because it snaps easily. I try not to do blow outs too often because that blow dryer attachment tears the heck out of my hair. Normally I do wash and gos in the summer and spring and twistouts/braidoust in the winter. I try not to play in my hair (even though it's hard especially when m hair feels awesome).
    I have no idea what kinds of products my hair likes. Still searching for my holy grails.
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    Shampoo: Curly Kinks Cleansing Cream
    Rinse Out/Detangler Conditioner: Aussie Moist, V05 Strawberries and Cream, Suave Naturals Coconut
    Leave in Conditioner: Trader Joe's Nourish Spa and Giovanni Direct Leave in
    Styler: Eco Styler Krystal and Blue, Herbal Essence Totally Twisted Gel and Flax seed gel
    Sealer: Grape seed oil
    Deep Conditioner: Curl Junkie Repair Me
    Protein Treatment: Karishma and Jamilla Henna
  • TriniJaNYTriniJaNY Posts: 18Registered Users
    Thanks ladies for your replies. I find that I have fine hair that is dense, porous and protein sensitive. When I do twists they don't look as full as I would like so I usually use them as a night time or staying home type of ps. I wear my hair out mostly in twistouts but I do have to deal with breakage so I'm on the search for the holy grail products and alternate ps. So would you say moisture is the key to keeping breakage to a minimum?

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  • AGrlCanMACAGrlCanMAC Posts: 157Registered Users
    LadyV69 wrote: »
    I'm fine haired, but I also have low density, meaning I don't have all that many strands. One of the keys for me in retaining length is not manipulating my hair much. You don't necessarily have to do a protecting style to avoid manipulating your hair a lot. For me, some protective styles, like braids or twists, look horrible on me because they look extremely scalpy and I avoid buns because my edges are very thin and those would just pull and tug on them more and make them thinner. I've been doing a lot of wng's this summer, which is a low manipulation style. They last a minimum of three days for me. I just wash, slap on some KCKT or KCCC, fluff and call it a day. Although, lately I've been using the Jane Carter Curl Defining Cream which isn't as sticky nor takes as long to dry as KCCC.

    THe story of my life! I have fine strands and my hair is of medium density so it is neither thick nor thin. But it still gets weighed down easily and looks scalpy when i put it in twists. I have to be very careful what I put on my hair b/c it does not like heavy, thick products so I gravitate more towards hair lotions and light oils like grapeseed and sweet almond for sealing.

    I also find with fine strands, we just have to leave our hair alone and not manipulate it a lot. We don't have that workhorse hair that can withstand everything. so protective styles work for me but I've come to the conclusion that twists don't flatter me, my hair simply isn't thick and it shows when I twist it. They lack volume and lay so flat to my head, it's awful. Twists also seem to tangle my hair now :hmph: so instead I like to do flat twisted up-do's in place of this. I may get stoned for this but I also employ the use of heat some. Sometimes during the cold months, I will blow out my hair weekly to keep it from tangling and I can style as I choose. I also am not a stranger to wigs, especially in the colder months. I'll leave my hair in some french braids and wear wigs in between washes. If I wear it out, I just have to leave it alone meaning no HIFS (hand in fro syndrome).
  • AllycoilsAllycoils Posts: 147Registered Users
    If you're protein sensitive like me (which you said you are) then yes, moisture is the key. Low manipulation also works well for me but maybe that's because I'm lazy, lol. But my hair can take just about anything but too much product. Keeping it simple works.

    Anyone else with fine hair have a severe shedding problem? I tried garlic pills but they stank.

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  • juanabjuanab Posts: 4,037Registered Users
    I solved my severe shedding by doing a protein treatment with Spiral Solutions Repairing Protein Treatment. Not as protein heavy as Aphogee. Shedding is now minimal and I don't have hair shedding in hand while wet.

    texture - medium/fine, porosity - low/normal, elasticity - normal
    co-wash - NaturelleGrow Coconut Water or Marshmallow Root, Slippery Elm Bark & Blue Malva Cleansing Conditioners
    LI - KCKT mixed w/ SM C & H Curl & Style Milk
    DC - NG Mango & Coconut H2O or Chamomile/Brdck Root
    Gel - SM souffle (winter), KCCC (summer) or CR Naturals Aloe Whipped Butter Gel (year round)
    Sealers - Virgin Coconut Oil, Avocado butter, Aloe butter
    Ayurvedic treatments - Jamila Henna, Sukesh, Aloe Vera Powder, Hibiscus Powder
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  • artemis513artemis513 Posts: 666Registered Users
    I retain length by doing weekly treatments with reconstructors ("protein treatments" to me are the harsher kinds for damaged or relaxed hair). Fine hair needs protein, but because we have the tight curl pattern we have to be mindful of our moisture, too.

    I know a lot of ladies say they are protein sensitive, but there are different types of proteins out there in various formulations that won't dry you out or make the hair brittle. Wheat, soy, oat, keratin, vegetable, etc. Hydrolyzed or not, amino acids, and so on. You just have to find the right formulation for your hair's needs, so please do your research before you give them up.

    For my hair, I make sure the reconstructors I use have a lot of moisturizers built in. Because I have low porosity I use a plastic cap and a warm hooded dryer for 10-15 min. Some products I like are Kenra Nourishing Masque, Paul Mitchell Hair Repair, Joico K-pak and Intense Hydrator (back to back or mixed together), and L'anza Hair Repair Reconstructor.

    ETA: I agree also with low manipulation being important. The last time I went natural, I never used protein and twisted my hair all the time. My hair stayed the same length for years. This time, for now I've just been doing the wash n go and retained all my length so far since I cut the relaxed ends.
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  • lisa6lisa6 Posts: 543Registered Users
    -I go back and forth between pre-poo detangling and detangling in the shower,but detangling prior to stepping in the shower definitely leads to less hair breakage.

    -I dislike stepping in and out of the shower multiple times, so I don’t do PTs. I use a protein condish as a LI.

    -I learned my hair doesn’t care for straight butters and oils, but does well with thicker conditioners, LIs, and stylers that contain them.

    -Wash and gos are my friend, not the enemy. I do 3 days max, even though I could go longer. All other styles require more manipulation. That said, flat twist-outs and rollersets are the only stretched styles that look right when taken down (twist outs, braids outs, twist-n-curls, bantu knot outs =FAIL)


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    LI: JC DT
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    Gel: CJ AFG
    Refresher: SM Thickening Mist, SM Y&A Milk, CJ CIAB
    Moisturizer: CJ SL, SM CES
  • TriniJaNYTriniJaNY Posts: 18Registered Users
    For those of you ladies that straighten their hair to get trims, do you find that you have less breakage when your hair is straight? When I'm curly I'm finding breakage all the time, but when it's straight the loose hairs I find are the shed ones with the white bulb on the end.

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  • cysycacysyca Posts: 362Registered Users
    TriniJaNY wrote: »
    I want to stress that fine hair doesn't necessarily mean that your hair is thin. You can have a lot of hair on your head, but have thin strands. How do you ladies retain length and what products are part of your routine? Thanks!

    Yes you described my hair exactly. I wear buns & mostly wash&go's. I use KCCC, KCKT and Carefree Lite Curl Activator Gel. Anything more (Shea butter, oils, etc) and it's a hot mess.


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  • juanabjuanab Posts: 4,037Registered Users
    I have fine, medium density, medium/low porosity hair. I also have color, but it is growing out. I am not protein sensitive, as a matter of fact my hair seems to love it. I have been doing bi-monthly protein treatments using Spiral Solutions Repairing Protein Treatment followed by Spiral Solutions Deeply Decadent Moisturizing Treatment. What a difference this made! No more falling hairs, no hairs all over my fingers as I twist my hair. I co-wash with Garnier Fructis Body Boost Conditioner for Fine or Fly away hair. Me likey!!!! My hair looks and feels thicker and moisturized to boot. It is now my staple product. I also use Shealoe butter to seal my ends. Loving my hair now!!

    texture - medium/fine, porosity - low/normal, elasticity - normal
    co-wash - NaturelleGrow Coconut Water or Marshmallow Root, Slippery Elm Bark & Blue Malva Cleansing Conditioners
    LI - KCKT mixed w/ SM C & H Curl & Style Milk
    DC - NG Mango & Coconut H2O or Chamomile/Brdck Root
    Gel - SM souffle (winter), KCCC (summer) or CR Naturals Aloe Whipped Butter Gel (year round)
    Sealers - Virgin Coconut Oil, Avocado butter, Aloe butter
    Ayurvedic treatments - Jamila Henna, Sukesh, Aloe Vera Powder, Hibiscus Powder
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  • TriniJaNYTriniJaNY Posts: 18Registered Users
    @cysca how do you apply the KKC? I just can't seem to get it to give me curls. I get ramen noodles when I do it on wet hair and I've used the KT and Strawberries and Cream VO5 and still no go. I've used it on second day hair but never wet with good results.

    @juanab the shealoe you are talking about is from Koils by Nature?

    @allycoils I have shedding/breakage problems but I think I might rethink the non-protein approach. Even with a lot of conditioner my hair still has breakage when I detangle.

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  • juanabjuanab Posts: 4,037Registered Users
    TriniJaNY wrote: »
    @cysca how do you apply the KKC? I just can't seem to get it to give me curls. I get ramen noodles when I do it on wet hair and I've used the KT and Strawberries and Cream VO5 and still no go. I've used it on second day hair but never wet with good results.

    @juanab the shealoe you are talking about is from Koils by Nature?

    @allycoils I have shedding/breakage problems but I think I might rethink the non-protein approach. Even with a lot of conditioner my hair still has breakage when I detangle.

    No, I meant Shealoe butter. It works great for me.

    texture - medium/fine, porosity - low/normal, elasticity - normal
    co-wash - NaturelleGrow Coconut Water or Marshmallow Root, Slippery Elm Bark & Blue Malva Cleansing Conditioners
    LI - KCKT mixed w/ SM C & H Curl & Style Milk
    DC - NG Mango & Coconut H2O or Chamomile/Brdck Root
    Gel - SM souffle (winter), KCCC (summer) or CR Naturals Aloe Whipped Butter Gel (year round)
    Sealers - Virgin Coconut Oil, Avocado butter, Aloe butter
    Ayurvedic treatments - Jamila Henna, Sukesh, Aloe Vera Powder, Hibiscus Powder
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  • cysycacysyca Posts: 362Registered Users
    TriniJaNY wrote: »
    @cysca how do you apply the KKC? I just can't seem to get it to give me curls. I get ramen noodles when I do it on wet hair and I've used the KT and Strawberries and Cream VO5 and still no go. I've used it on second day hair but never wet with good results.

    @juanab the shealoe you are talking about is from Koils by Nature?

    @allycoils I have shedding/breakage problems but I think I might rethink the non-protein approach. Even with a lot of conditioner my hair still has breakage when I detangle.

    I apply KCCC and KCKT to wet hair (use a spray bottle) along with Carefree Lite Activator Gel using my fingers one section at a time. I'll post some pics later.


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  • AllycoilsAllycoils Posts: 147Registered Users
    TriniJaNY wrote: »
    @cysca how do you apply the KKC? I just can't seem to get it to give me curls. I get ramen noodles when I do it on wet hair and I've used the KT and Strawberries and Cream VO5 and still no go. I've used it on second day hair but never wet with good results.

    @juanab the shealoe you are talking about is from Koils by Nature?

    @allycoils I have shedding/breakage problems but I think I might rethink the non-protein approach. Even with a lot of conditioner my hair still has breakage when I detangle.
    I ended up doing a protein treatment and now my shedding has stopped. I used to do one every month or 2 months but I had fallen off. I see now that I can't afford to not keep that in my regimen.

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  • cocodejcocodej Posts: 1,182Registered Users
    First, as for finding breakage when I press/straighten my hair for a trim, I do not notice much. However, when hair is pressed or flat ironed, I believe the manipulation during the styling is when the breakage primarily occurs. The detangle before the blow dry, the blow drying itself (so hard to keep track of any hairs during this process especially, if your blow dry), and then the pressing or flat ironing. Moreover, if you do not do your detangle, blow dry, or press/flat iron yourself, you may miss just how much breakage occurs during manipulation. Also, hair in its curly state is more likely to stick around, latch on to something...

    Second, as for low manipulation, I completely agree with the other ladies. I never detangle or style on dry hair and try to keep my henna/protein treatments to once a month. I am also not shy about protein in my weekly deep conditioners (Darcy's Botanicals Deep Conditioning Mask, Darcy's Botanicals Pumpkin Seed Conditioner, Hairveda's Acai Berry Phyto Conditioner, Oyin Honey Hemp).

    Last, I really think when, how, and the tools used during your detangling routine determine the level of breakage and overall condition of your hair (rough detangling is just as bad as horrid product, it all adds up). I pre-poo with my henna (depending on the week), shampoo, then deep condition overnight (all my DCs have protein and slip). BUT, before I put my conditioning cap on for the night - I twist then bantu knot my hair in the sections I will detangle in. I finger part and lightly finger detangle to make sure my hair is stretched before I twist then bantu knot the twist (this part is hardly perfect, just want those suckers to stay in and minimize shrinkage). I NEVER give my hair a chance to shrink, sorry - shrinkage = more tangles.

    In the morning I use three tools to detangle; wide tooth rat tail comb (Diane no. 40), detangling comb (just replaced my Nexxus Style Effexx Detangler - cousin helped herself to the stash...), and a paddle brush (Denman D83)). I use the rat tail first to detangle the ends - get them all going in the same direction and catch shed hairs at the ends - only the last two inches of my hair. Then switch to the detangling comb. Finally, I use the paddle to make sure every hair is going in the same direction and all the shed hair is out. Once I got the steps down, detangling time went down significantly.


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  • cocodejcocodej Posts: 1,182Registered Users
    Could you ladies offer some product suggestions from the Shea Moisture Line for fine haired curlies? I have only tried the Retention shampoo but that left a film on my hair. Don't know if I should steer away from the whole organic shea butter line (gold label). The PJ in me is warning me not to miss the sale, haha! Many thanks.

    Oh, forgot my stats last post... fine hair, normal density, normal porosity (I believe), loves protein...
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  • lisa6lisa6 Posts: 543Registered Users
    ^^^I believe the green label is geared for fine hair (at work right now). I havent used it enough to speak on it.


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    LI: JC DT
    Curl Cream: RN BWCC, CJ CCCC
    Gel: CJ AFG
    Refresher: SM Thickening Mist, SM Y&A Milk, CJ CIAB
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  • KeiLaniKoilsKeiLaniKoils Posts: 439Registered Users
    I'm not too sure on my hair stats but I believe they are high density, high porosity (I think!) and even tho my hair is fine it loves thick butters and thick creamy leave ins. But then again thats probably due to the high porosity-ness.

    I usually retain length via twists but they look scalpy and get uber frizzy less then a week. So for now Im giving my hair a resting period to where I just wear a loose ponytail and do big jumbo twists for detangling. As a hairstyle I just pull out a twist in the front and strategically wrap a scarf over the rest.

    Some of my favorite products are Qhemet and Shea Moisture Direct Leave In. Light leave in lotions that I use by themselves seem to just evaporate from my hair. Like Oyin Hair Dew and Curl Junkie Beauticurls Leave In.
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  • TriniJaNYTriniJaNY Posts: 18Registered Users
    cocodej wrote: »
    Could you ladies offer some product suggestions from the Shea Moisture Line for fine haired curlies? I have only tried the Retention shampoo but that left a film on my hair. Don't know if I should steer away from the whole organic shea butter line (gold label). The PJ in me is warning me not to miss the sale, haha! Many thanks.

    Oh, forgot my stats last post... fine hair, normal density, normal porosity (I believe), loves protein...

    I've used the Shea Moisture conditioner which my hair thought was a joke.
    I also had a brief love affair with the Shea Moisture Masque. It smelled great and it was thick and creamy. Then I noticed my hair started shedding a lot more than usual. Oh well onward search for another DC.
    I stay away from the pink line because coconut dries out my hair.

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  • cocodejcocodej Posts: 1,182Registered Users
    Thanks ladies. I will try the SM Yucca line if I can find it. My Target is really well picked over right now and Walgreens does not carry the Yucca Line shampoo. I wish I could place an order online at one or the other, but they share that line so no luck...

    I am pretty much set on conditioner thought...I was/am on a shampoo craze this summer.
    James Baldwin
    A Talk To Teachers
    [...]
    one of the paradoxes of education [is] that precisely at the point when you begin to develop a conscience, you must find yourself at war with your society. It is your responsibility to change society
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