I began my natural hair journey in 2009. I transitioned for 24 months, then I finally cut the remaining relaxed ends from my hair. Through the years that I have been natural, I can tell you that I am never turning back! There are so many benefits and my hair is more healthier overall.
Yes girl, you no longer have to run in the house when it starts sprinkling outside. I just usually say “oh look its raining”, and go on about my business, hey may hair may grow LOL!
Natural hair is so versatile. You can rock a wash and go, a perm rod set, twist out, high bun protective style (all in the same week) if you want! Remember that your hair is unique, and because of that styles on other naturalistas may not look the exact same on you. Remember that your hair’s unique personality is what sets it apart from everyone else!
You no longer have to worry about scratching your head because you are scared the relaxer will burn your scalp! Yes girl scratch that scalp if it itches!! Go for it, you have nothing to lose!
You don’t have to worry about sweating your relaxer out
Your girl just invited you to a house party and you are skeptical about going because you forgot that you just got a perm and you are going to sweat it out, oh wait… you don’t have a perm anymore. Go and be the life of the party *cut it, cut it, cut it*.
You can save money
Well I know most may disagree with this, especially if you are a product junkie. If you find products that work for you, and do product swaps with your curlfriends to try new products instead of buying them you can save some coins! Seriously though, relaxers cost almost $100. I was going every 4 months and it was a lot to handle. Now that I have learned to do my own hair I go to my stylist two times a year for a trim and to get my hair straightened.