Whilst some women prefer chemically treating their hair, others become increasingly dissatisfied with relaxers.
It’s no surprise therefore that relaxer sales have actually decreased in the last couple of years.
Before deciding upon whether to go natural and stop chemically treating your hair, it’s important to think about your motives for doing so:
Are you hoping to improve the condition of your hair?
Do you want to change the way you style it?
Or are you hoping to embrace a chemical-free lifestyle?
Knowing why you want to go natural is important because during your transition there may be times when things don’t always go smoothly and you’ll need to stay motivated to get to your goal.
During the transitioning process remember that it’s absolutely natural and normal for your hair to break a bit more than usual.
Did you know that the average healthy person sheds 100 strands of hair a day!
Whilst your new natural curly hair grows, your relaxed hair is likely to break. The break between the old and new hair is commonly known as the line of demarcation.
To reduce the amount of breakage you get it’s a good idea to wear protective styles (low-maintainence hair styles that don’t require heat or cause damage).
Some examples of protective styles include twists, braids, french plaits, ponytails and buns.