BuildableBeauty on youtube, one of my favorite relaxed inspirations, has declared that she's going natural. Of course I'm kind of sad that one of my inspirations is no longer interested in being relaxed. But at the same time I'm glad for her. Shika at http://www.hairiamworld.com/ brought up an interesting point a while back...that when relaxed heads reach a certain length (usually MBL) they decide to go natural. Her theory seems to hold up.
BuildableBeauty's decision got me thinking about my own. And I've gotten a few e-mails asking about whether I will transition so I will address it here.
Will I ever go natural? Probably.
Any time soon? Absolutely not!
No particular reason. I enjoy the process of getting my hair relaxed because it's always a nice surprise in length. I enjoy the challenge and versatility that comes along with stretching. But at the end of the day there's just something about a fresh relaxer...it's like a new head of hair each time. Lol, okay maybe that's a bit dramatic, but you know what I mean.
Anyone who knows me knows I love natural hair. I've stopped countless naturals in real life to tell them I love their hair, and quite honestly I've never done that to someone who is relaxed. Simply because I've never seen relaxed hair in real life that was worthy of me breaking out of my shell to approach the stranger, and tell them my sentiments about their fabulous hair. Which is another thing I love -- having long (past APL), healthy relaxed hair makes me unique. Just like rocking a natural fro makes the next girl unique. I sometimes wonder what it would be like to have natural hair, but right now (and for the past 13 years), being relaxed is what "works" (for lack of a better word) for me.