I was waiting for someone to respond to that. Well said. Though that's possibly a troll, and if it's not, I feel for them. A blessing is you waking up every morning to be able to even look at that "straight hair" in the mirror and having a roof over your head and food in your belly. There are people who would rather have that kind of blessing than your "straight hair". Please don't be delusional. If your hair is naturally straight, then good for you and your easy maintenance schedule, but don't try to put it on a pedestal. That is just too much.@Light Skinned Black Woman
why say "blessed" hhmmm I see, you believed you are "blessed" cause in this situation you have straight hair?
sorry dear, your hair has nothing to do with you being blessed, your comment implies that you have a superiority complex because of your straight hair. also your title, suggest you are one on the people who think they are some how "better off" as opposed to other people of darker skin...
light skinned sister with straight hair whom believes it's a blessing?
Grow up and educate yourself a little more, cause one day when the hair is gfray and the wrinkles appear, you'll just be old like us all
Anyway, I personally just wanted to say that after reading so many of these forums that ask this question, that I am so tired of it lol Why does it matter what anyone, regardless of "race", chooses to do to their hair? I like to relax my hair maybe once or twice a year, depending on how manageable it is (or isn't). So what? I'm not trying to be anyone or anything other than myself.
I can usually deep condition my hair after a perm or two a year and it'll be fine, as long as I can manage it, I am happy. If you choose not to put anything in your hair that is on you. Personal choice is a beautiful thing. I'm glad we have many options we can pick from as far as styles and such that we can do with our hair. Relaxed or not.
And let's not forget, a relaxer is not just for black women. It's for coarse...hair...you want to straighten. I know plenty of other ethnicities that get their hair relaxed bc it is coarse and hard to manage sometimes. I know plenty of "white" ladies that have had their hair straightened with the new styling technique call Japanese Straightening.
I even tried it myself because I wanted to see if it was any different than regular relaxing (Had strand tests done because not many people with coarse hair had said it was successful, and it didn't damage my hair and looked great so if anyone did try that, I'd recommend a strand test first!! Just wanted to put that out there. However it is nice, but it makes my coarse hair look unnaturally straight and I prefer a regular relaxer any day! But, again, that's just MY personal opinion.)
I will wear my hair however I please. Braided, relaxed, wet and wavy, long, short, with a weave, without. Whatever looks good, is convenient, and doesn't kill myself or anyone else, I'm down for.