It’s very sad to see people bullying one another because they are or are not natural or they are not relaxed. The reason is that ever since the natural hair movement began, a lot of women assume they know everything about every person's hair, which isn't the case.” Our sense of community should be stronger than this natural vs. relaxed debate.
Natural hair has gained popularity in the black community in recent years, with women omitting harsh chemicals in favor of a more natural approach to hair care. But donning natural hair is more complicated than it sounds. Here are a few things you should know.
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Many women with natural hair feel that this is a “childish” look for them, because in many families, a little girls’ fist relaxer is almost like a rite of passage. Relaxed hair also takes less time to comb and style and allows your true length to be shown.
Coles has been chronicling her natural hair journey on YouTube, which has inspired many black women to abandon weaves and relaxers and embrace their natural hair textures.In contrast, there are still plenty of women that enjoy the look and ease of wearing their relaxed hair or with a weave.
Styling Natural Hair is More Economical It’s no secret that many Black women spend much of their hard-earned money on maintaining their relaxed hair.
There’s nothing difficult or cumbersome about maintaining relaxed hair. Wash day took a significant amount of time and dedication when natural. Obviously, it’s easier to get to my scalp now when I wash my hair, and detangling my natural hair took 30-45 minutes while relaxed, it takes 2-3.
For over 20 years, broadcast journalist and licensed cosmetologist, Brianna Wigfall has relaxed her hair. Now, she wants to end the stigma that she doesn't love herself, culture, or natural hair.