You may be considering going from processing your hair to going natural. Natural is beautiful and looks good on a lot of people, but you shouldn’t go into it without knowing some of the frustrating aspects of going natural. Natural hair still breaks off and gets damaged, it is difficult to work with and it doesn’t look good on everyone. So before you jump off the relaxer band-wagon, take a less objective look at going natural.
Your natural hair will feel different to you than your processed hair did. It will not hit your shoulders the way your hair does after a relaxer and it will not be easy to run your fingers through it. As natural hair can be sexy, so can straight hair. So, if you like the straight look then don’t abandon it.
It is also a lot more difficult to pull of a wash-and-go look with natural hair. One woman shares her thoughts:
“Whoever came up with this saying forgot to name a few steps in between. I must wash, condition, apply leave-in conditioner, oil, and styling product, then go. And I have to wait 4-6 hours for my hair to air dry completely.
Look like a boy …
I’m relieved this thought proved false for me! Although I think that women with pronounced bone structures are gorgeous, I’m glad that my face is soft and feminine enough to balance a short, somewhat bold cut.
Wear big earrings to feminize my look …
Since I wear glasses (cat-eye frames), wearing big earrings looks too over-the-top. My face can’t handle two statement pieces. So I’m stuck wearing studs and small hoops, unless I want to draw tons of attention.
Walk in light rain without an umbrella …
Sprinkles and sparse showers seem harmless enough, but my hair is moisture sensitive. So if my hair is already dry, even a few droplets turn my cute curls and coils into fuzzy frizzies.”
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