It may seem far-fetched, but your natural hair really can help you live a better life. There are a few different ways that embracing your natural texture can improve your every day life.
First, for those who were using chemical relaxers, you get to nix the harmful chemicals in the bud. Just think of the amount of noxious chemicals being applied so close to the brain at a regular interval. Research is still ongoing, but chemical relaxers have been linked to reproductive effects, birth defects, cognitive disorders, premature puberty, breast cancer, heart disease, and impaired immune function. Giving up the “creamy crack” will surely save you money, too, and who doesn’t want that?
Speaking of chemicals, very often, women who go natural start using more and more natural products in their hair and in their every day lives. This is great for your health and for the environment.
Going natural will also stop you from constantly running from new growth. We all remember the days of going crazy at the sight of those first little kinky waves growing out underneath straightened hair.
You will also have a sense of completely accepting yourself when you embrace the texture of the hair that grows out of your head. Naturals say that they feel at home with themselves when they simply accept the way they are. This may take time, of course. Someone who has been straightening her hair for most of her life will certainly have to get used to her real texture.
Natural hair can improve your life with the fun experimenting that you can do. You can remake your entire look and give yourself a new style. It’s fun to change things up, and natural hairstyles can be anything from sassy and fresh to formal and professional.
You can also gain insights from a new community. The natural community is huge and always growing, whether online or in cities small and large. It’s always fun making new friends, especially friends who will help you along your natural journey.
Perhaps hair should be just hair, but it’s not. Natural hair has the power to bring strong opinions out of many people. You can harness this power to make many different aspects of your life amazing.