Natural Afro Hair is sexy, it has that amazing volume, texture and body the other hair types are not blessed with and I see no reason to give it all up just so you could have one straight hairstyle day in day out. Yes, you’ve guessed it – I’m going to talk about relaxers, the damage they can cause to your gorgeous natural afro hair and reasons to ditch them! So here are some pretty strong reasons to ditch unneeded chemicals and invest your time and money into caring for your stunning totally natural afro hair!
1. Because They Can Cause Serious Damage
We’re talking about some pretty serious chemicals here, ladies! Chemicals that can have a negative effect on your health and looks! Some of these effects might be only temporary such as mild irritation or hair damage but there are always a few of those you really need to fear of such as permanent hair loss, scarring, and infections. Now, are you really prepared to risk it all for a hairstyle that you might not even like a year or two from now?
2. Because One Texture Is Boring
When your hair is chemically straightened it just stays straight all of the time. Now, where’s the fun in that? Curly hair and especially natural afro hair can be styled in so many wonderfully creative ways, plus you’re not really losing anything because you can still straighten in once in a while for a completely different look.
3. Because Natural Is Healthier
You want the truth? Well, let an ex blonde tell you something – hair that has been treated with harsh chemicals (bleached or relaxed, it doesn’t really matter) can never feel or look as healthy as natural. You can apply products to make it shiny and soft but once you get it wet and start shampooing you’ll notice how severely damaged it actually is. Untreated, healthy hair, in the other hand, doesn’t need a truck load of hare care products to look fairly decent and you’ll actually love getting to know it once more when you decide to lay off chemicals.