Why I Decided To Stop Growing My Natural Hair

Natural Hair Travails: An “Ex-Naturalista” tells her story.

A lot of people have taken the first step towards keeping their hair natural “THE BIG CHOP”, and everywhere you go, you see women and ladies everywhere with an afro and you ask yourself; is it really worth it?

What satisfaction does natural hair have that a relaxed hair won’t give you? What people will tell you is, you no longer need to fear water as you can swim with your hair out, go out in the rain and not worry about your hair (even if it will shrink), you don’t need to go to the salon to get your hair styled, they say it saves money, you even make new friends because the other person is natural, some even says it gives you confidence (how exactly?).

After months of rocking my natural hair. I got tired of it and decided to go back to relaxing my hair. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed being part of the natural hair team but it was so stressful to keep up with.

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11 thoughts on “Why I Decided To Stop Growing My Natural Hair

  1. Great work?. I am on a relaxed hair and can totally relate to this post , most of my friends on natural hair complain about it being stressful to maintain and I wonder if it is worth it. You can be on a relaxed hair and maintain it as easily.

  2. I can’t relate… But I feel the writer doesn’t enjoy the natural squad because of her hair texture.. Anyhow, I love the piece… It is beautiful ??

  3. This is the honest truth constructively out down. Yes the natural hair is pretty, but its exhausting to properly maintain. Kudos to those who do… But it doesn’t make the relaxed hair less beautiful ..beauty comes in all forms remember. More grease dear writer

  4. This is so true. I tried keeping a natural hair for like a year but I just couldn’t continue the stress was just too much. I can’t count how many combs broke in my hair. Seeing different styles of styles for natural hair online makes me want to continue but then the stress, the money for upkeep and the combing is enough to deter me from even trying it.

  5. From relaxed hair to naturalist to low-cuts…. It’s still MY HAIR!!! (or your hair) .

    Nice twist to airing your experience, kudos!!

  6. Well, some people just want to follow the crowd… I’ll always say whatever works for you and I don’t keep natural hair because it doesn’t work for me.

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