Now if you have been reading this blog for any amount of time you are well aware that I think relaxers should be avoided like the plague. Why? They weaken the hair. They tend to make women of color feel as though their natural beauty aint natural enough and finally there are so many other looks that one could wear. But….. If perms are your thing, then I would advise you to at least consider no-lye relaxers. But even they have their issues.
I found a great video of a young lady (TracieMae) in Atlanta going through the process of chopping off her relaxed hair and starting anew. She chronicled her experience at Urbanbella an Apothecary in Atlanta. (My sisters on the west coast don’t know nuthin’ ’bout no apothecary). I would call it brave, but in the comments I saw a woman who went natural due to chemo and thought twice about my choice of words. But none the less I hope this inspires someone considering chopping their processed hair off and starting over.