Dear 43 Things Users,

10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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How to grow out my relaxer and have natural hair


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Taking the plunge

thank for the tips. I am a chronic greaser, lol. That is an addiction that I’ll have to over come.

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Something to think about!

I have chemical products in my hair since I was 13. Sometimes I think about stop it, but after 3 or 4 months, with my hair breaking, I always give the idea up. I hope I an have some day the courage you had.

Still trying

Congrats on your success with this . It takes a lot of tme and patience. I gave in and relaxed my crown area and hairline in October because it just started getting to to tangled. But I know that’s just a part of the process. So far no relaxers just trying to be patient. What products did you use when you were transitioning? Did you use shea butter or anything for moisture. ?

speech08 is happy and grateful.

Transitioning Products

I remember using that Pink Oil Moisturizer stuff in the pink bottle for awhile while I grew my hair out….and gel to keep the edges smooth. It kept my hair managable. It worked for me at the time, but I don’t use oils anymore. You’ll have to do some trial and error in order to find the right products for your hair type.

Thanks for the tips!

I have been transitioning for 3 months and I’ve done 2 little chops, resulting in 5 inches of relaxed hair being cut. I am anxious for the big chop but afraid of having a TWA.

How many inches did you have after 9 months of transitioning? Did you go to a salon to have the relaxed hair cut?

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