These Myths about Going Natural Are All Wrong ...

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These Myths about Going Natural Are All Wrong ...
These Myths about Going Natural Are All Wrong ...

Natural hair is quickly becoming not just a trend but something that is seen all over and that is beautiful! I love when girls go natural and ditch the relaxed look. If you are thinking about going natural, take a look at some of the myths I busted up for you!

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1

You Have to Determine Your Hair Style

You Have to Determine Your Hair Style Yep! You have to find one that works for you. There isn't a 'set style' with natural hair.

2

You've Got to Buy New Hair Care Products

You've Got to Buy New Hair Care Products You just need to find products that work for you. You don't have to use the exact same set of products as your that your friend who is also natural.

3

Your Hair Will Fall out

Your Hair Will Fall out This won't happen. What does happen is that once you stop relaxing your hair, the new growth does start coming through and the area where your natural hair meets the relaxed hair will flex and weaken, so your hair may break off right there. What that means is you'll have to cut off the relaxed ends.

4

Natural Hair Breaks Most than Relaxed Hair

Natural Hair Breaks Most than Relaxed Hair Damaged hair is damaged hair. Whether it is relaxed or not doesn't mean it isn't prone to breakage. It is super important for you to keep your hair healthy and moisturized regardless.

5

Water Dries Your Hair out

Water Dries Your Hair out Pure, soft water will not dry your hair out. Rinsing or steaming your hair is actually amazing! If your water contains a lot of chemicals though, you will get a buildup in your hair.

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While it is true that pure, soft water will not dry out your hair, the presence of harsh chemicals in your water can lead to buildup in your hair. This buildup can cause your hair to become dry, dull, and brittle. It is important to use a water filter or clarifying shampoo to remove these chemicals and keep your hair healthy. Additionally, rinsing your hair with cool water after washing can help seal the hair cuticle and retain moisture. Steaming your hair can also be beneficial, as it opens up the hair follicles and allows for better absorption of products. Overall, the type and quality of water you use can greatly impact the health of your hair.

6

Natural Hair is Harder to Manage

Natural Hair is Harder to Manage Going natural is a decision and truthfully, it is not more difficult than maintaining a beautiful relaxed hairstyle. Think about it!

7

You Can't Wear Natural Hair in a Work Place

You Can't Wear Natural Hair in a Work Place Why? Because it's textured? Eff that; you'll look great and rock it!

8

You Need to Have a Certain 'curl Type' of Hair

You Need to Have a Certain 'curl Type' of Hair Not at all. You'll rock any and all textures that you have!

9

You Have to Have a Certain Face Shape to do the 'Big Chop'

You Have to Have a Certain Face Shape to do the 'Big Chop' Sure, you are going to be nervous about getting The Big Chop, but that doesn't mean that you aren't going to look amazing! Just be confident!

10

YOU CAN ONLY WEAR WASH-N-GO’S, PUFFS and TWIST-OUTS when YOU GO NATURAL

YOU CAN ONLY WEAR WASH-N-GO’S, PUFFS and TWIST-OUTS when YOU GO NATURAL You think you only can wear 3 different styles? That's it? Nope! Just use Google!

11

Going Natural Will Make Your Hair Grow Longer and Faster

Going Natural Will Make Your Hair Grow Longer and Faster No. It won't happen. See #16 girls.

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There is a common misconception that going natural will automatically make your hair grow longer and faster. However, this is not entirely true. While natural hair may appear longer due to the absence of chemical treatments that can cause breakage, the rate of hair growth is largely determined by genetics and overall health. Going natural can actually require more maintenance and care to keep hair healthy and promote growth. Additionally, factors such as diet, stress levels, and age can also affect hair growth. Therefore, while going natural can have many benefits, it is not a guarantee for longer and faster hair growth.

12

NATURAL HAIR CAN HANDLE CHEMICAL COLOR BETTER without BREAKAGE

NATURAL HAIR CAN HANDLE CHEMICAL COLOR BETTER without BREAKAGE Chemical treatments are always going to leave textured hair a bit weaker, but it's okay to color your natural hair. Just be prepared to take care of your beautiful strands a little more.

13

You Can Still Flat Iron Your Natural Hair

You Can Still Flat Iron Your Natural Hair Nope. Nope. Nope. Don't do it. When hair is flat-ironed, protein and moisture links are broken which results in a curly hair becoming straight. This could cause your hair to break even more.

14

NATURAL HAIR REQUIRES a PRE-POO, CO-WASH, ACV RINSE and so Much More

NATURAL HAIR REQUIRES a PRE-POO, CO-WASH, ACV RINSE and so Much More Girls, there are tons of different natural routines out there that you can try. Just look them up on YouTube and find the one that works for you.

15

You Can Reverse a Perm or Relaxer

You Can Reverse a Perm or Relaxer Girls. Not. Nothing will reverse a permanent chemical relaxer or perm. It's a chemical process which breaks the bonds in your hair and no, it can not be reversed. Keep that in mind!

16

Grease Will Help Your Hair Grow Faster

Grease Will Help Your Hair Grow Faster No it won't. Nothing you put on your hair will make your hair grow faster. You've got to increase the circulation in your scalp to make your hair grow faster.

17

To Go Natural, You Will Have to Cut All of Your Hair off

To Go Natural, You Will Have to Cut All of Your Hair off Okay, so this one is true and untrue. You eventually will have to cut off all of the relaxed ends or you'll have to let them break off or shed out. You do not have to cut all of your hair off right away. There are different ways that you can transition from relaxer to natural.

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I have been growing out my relax hair for a year and a half now. Love it would Neva go back. It does take more caring for though. :)

@Brittany It is a chemical that permanently straightens the hair. More commonly known as a "perm"

I love natural hair and beauty

What is relaxer?

I love the natural look but I'm still getting used to it. I didn't have to do the "big chop", i just kept my hair in Braids or crotchet. Making sure to always lubricate my scalp, wash & deep condition. Kept my hair up for 2 mos, down for 2 1/2 wks. My hair is healthy & 3 yrs w/o relaxer! Yay!! Lol.

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