I have been going back and forth in my head about this decision.
I've always been scared to go natural because my hair is SUPER thick and it will truly be a pain in the ass to maintain.
All that doesn't matter now.
I do NOT want long term damage done by continuing to RELAX my hair.
In my short 3 months as a cosmetology student, I have ALREADY heard so many HORROR stories from girls at my school, about their hair FALLING out, or their stylists having to CUT ALL their hair OFF, due to bad relaxers and color and heat styling. I see girls at my school DAMAGING their hair everyday and wonder why they HAVE NO HAIR!
I don't want to ruin my crown of glory anymore.
If natural is the way to go to do so, then SO BE IT!
I watched "GOOD HAIR" by Chris Rock about a month ago and it SCARED me straight (or should I say "curly" LOL).
They showed how relaxers have so many HARMFUL chemicals in them and then a scientist did a demonstration on how the relaxer can deteriorate a coke can!
I know there are many ways of going natural, such as the BIG CHOP (going completely bald or extra SHORT! eh.....NEH!), and growing out your relaxer (which is what I'm going to do)
Guess I'll have to invest in a lot of natural hair care products, and keep my hair in natural styles (twists, braids, maybe weaves? IDK!)
It'll be worth it in the long run though! I KNOW!
I'm already 1 month without a perm, so I'll keep on this ROAD 2 NATURAL!!
ANY ONE OF MY FOLLOWERS NATURAL? CONSIDERING IT?
PLEASE lets support each other, this is truly a journey and it's better to have a support system!!