Everyone I know is going natural! It’s truly starting to catch on like wild fire. So much so, I decided to do a little research and see what all the hoopla was about. I read several online articles regarding the effects of chemical straighteners on black hair. I was just shocked to find out that chemical hair straighteners are linked to:
- Increased risk of uterine fibroid tumors
- Early onset of puberty in young girls
At first, I wasn’t too sure what I wanted to do with this newly found info. Me, go natural…NEVER!!! So I thought. Then, I had a hiccup with my stylist. He abruptly changed salons on me and changed his schedule. The new schedule was not at all client friendly and I was not happy! It’s bad enough I was paying a good $100 every two weeks and now I was going to have to squeeze into his rigid schedule. No, thank you! I still wasn’t sold on going natural, though. I mean, I couldn’t be one of these girls that BC’d (big chopped). I’m not ready for that. I then stumbled onto the YouTube natural hair care community and what a vast community it is! I feel in love and knew I was in the right place and this is the right time. So now, I am a transistioner. Not sure when I will make that final push over to natural but I am enjoying the journey. I had my last relaxer on April 30th, 2013 (my birthday) and I don’t plan on going there again! My plan is to rock protective styles until I am ready for the final chop of relaxed hair. I am definitely in unchartered waters but I’m loving the scenery!