Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Why Some Women Struggle With Going Natural

Why Some Women Struggle With Going Natural

Do you ever wonder what happens to your hair once you get a relaxer? Well, as soon as you get a chemical relaxer you lose a third of your hair. Think about it?  When it's time for you to have a relaxer doesn't your hair feel super-duper thick at the roots? You thinking ohhhh these roots are thick!!!  

When you put the relaxer in your hair your hair doesn't feel thick anymore.  What do you think happened? As soon as you rinsed the relaxer out you rinsed it down the sink.

It melted! It disintegrated!

On the pH scale the chemical relaxer is two levels down from "Drano."  We use Drano to melt or dissolve clogged hair in the sink, so that the water can flow right?  Well imagine that happening to your hair for the last 20 years. 

Ewwwwww!!!! So every 6 to 8 weeks your hair grows back. Or "tries" to grow back but you wont let it because you keep re-relaxing.  A common question is, 
"I have 2 different textures. My good hair is in the back but in the crown I have my daddy's hair!"

Some people think their hair grows back around the edges and nape area first.  Actually, hair grows back all over but that's where you notice it the most. The edges and the nape/kitchen area are the weakest, finest sections of your hair while the crown section is where the majority of your hair grows. Most natural people think they have two different textures but that's not necessarily how it works. 

Everyone’s hair grows thicker in the middle or crown section.  So a lot of people assume that when their relaxers are growing out that their real hair is breaking off, but I say your hair is not breaking off it's struggling to grow back.  When you lose a third of your hair in a process how can it possibly be the same? How can it possibly be healthy? Women always say about themselves "I have the nappiest hair ever." But I say if you've been relaxing your hair since you were six years old how do you even know what texture you have?

That's why I say the first 0-3 months is the hardest time to grow out a relaxer. This is where you clearly see the two opposing textures. Virgin new growth doesn't act the same as the relaxed hair. And because you have been relaxing your hair for so long you have identified with the chemical portion! Relaxers are the only hair that you know how to work with!   

That's why when you grow your relaxer out you don't know what to do with the new hair.  The only product that you are used to working with is for chemically treated hair. And that's what the product companies know.

You should not be using the same products or processes on your new natural hair that you were using on your relaxed hair. This is why a lot of new naturals quit because the keep the same systems.  Change your system…change the outcome.


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