| NataleeC wrote:|
Probably not.. knowing what I know now would be a big factor in deciding, and I know that relaxers, though the damage can be controlled, do still damage your hair--> that's how it works.. it breaks and reforms weaker haor bonds to make it straight. Right now, I want to go natural, because it's healthier; I don't see this decision changing any time soon.. however, if I feel that being natural isn't for me (which I doubt), then back to the relaxer or trying heat training, or trying a texlaxer it is..
Damn.. almost a year later and I still feel the same.
I also have another reason for not wanting to go back.
With relaxed hair, I didn't have the thickness, or length that I have now with my transitioner's New Growth. I can get the length with proper care, but I doubt I'd achieve the same thickness natural hair can accomplish. What's the point of relaxing, if I want the thickness only natural hair can offer?
Also, over processing is a big issue. I'm too scared to mess up the length of my hair to try that just yet.
Equally, the threat of relaxer burns loom above my head. This influences my decision greatly because, I remember the burns to this day. It was a tingling sensation, urging you to scratch. And though I didn't suffer hair loss, I think my temples thinned because of it. Also, I don't want to have that sensation issue ever again.
So for now, I'm sticking to my decision. And I'm pleased with the result. Possibly, in the future I'll try it again.
Most likely, I'd texlax my hair though. The issue I have with texlaxing though is, it's a weakened relaxer. It does the same stuff, just to a lesser degree than the crack. What's the point of loosening my texture, weakening my hair and thinning my strands, if I can achieve the best of both worlds my reversibly flat ironing my hair? It seems pointless.
So, like I said, probably not.