quote:Originally posted by EbonyRose:
It also amazes me that people who have trouble with relaxed or straighten hair are never volunteers to do the daily/weekly/monthly maintenance and styling of another person's natural hair.
Sister Ebony, it is a common misconception that natural hair is more difficult to maintain and style than chemically-treated hair. In fact, chemically-treated hair is a lot more expensive and troublesome to maintain and style than natural hair. There are also health risks associated with chemical treatments. When chemically treating the hair, both you and your stylist expose yourselves to inhaling hazardous chemicals during the chemical treatment process. Moreover, in addition to consistent abuse from heating equipment and curling irons, chemically-straightened requires restraightening and conditioning treatment every 4 to 6 six weeks (every 2 to 3 weeks if you are using a weave or extension, or if highlighting or coloring). The excessive costs and the extremely high-maintenance regime associated with this style are the two main reasons why I abandoned straightening many years ago.