Women all over the world have really started to embrace their natural (unrelaxed) hair.
In fact, now that I think about it, I've seen more naturals lately than I've seen relaxed.
I can't be happier at the message that sends to our youth! Embracing your natural beauty is awesome…
Now, that doesn't mean if your hair is weaved, braided, colored, relaxed or anything but natural you're wrong. I'm so sick and tired of those “religious naturals” who look down on other women who aren't COMPLETELY natural.
I can talk about that topic in another email, but for now I want to focus on talking about natural hair care.
With more and more black women going natural there's definitely a need for some education about our natural hair.
Below is an email I received from a newly natural subscriber…
I have read some if ur emails about natural hair…I have not use relaxer in a few months and want to grow my hair out natural because the chemicals are damaging my hair…I want to know if I want to use pressing comb or curling iron would my hair still be natural?
Good for you! To answer your question, yes your hair will still be natural, but only the part that has grown out. Your ends, until you cut them off will still be chemically processed.
You want to be extremely careful because you can do some serious damage to your natural hair using too much heat. Back in December I opted to get a blow out on my natural hair, and didn't properly protect my hair from the heat and the amount of heat damage was unreal.
Sometimes this damage will eventually revert with a protein treatment, but most of the time the damage is permanent and will have to be cut out.
Baby your hair and be sure to use a heat protectant prior to ANY heat.
Remember, you can always wear a protective style like a Weave, Micro Braids, or even Kinky Twists. This will help give your hair a break from heat and the normal stuff you'll go through.
Good luck on your journey!