Relaxer aka creamy crack aka the holy grail of hair care in my opinion receives a bad rap based on inaccurate information from mostly kitchen beauticians and graduates of YouTube University. I wore a relaxer for several years and the only reason I stopped is because I could not find a stylist who could relax my whole head without burning me. When applied correctly a relaxer will not damage the hair, and best of all save you time. The key is to find a licensed professional who knows what they are doing, stays up to date with the newest products and techniques, and genuinely cares about you and the health of your hair.
Now, I have been natural for about 4 years now and I love it, however, I still fall in to the other category because I use a straightening treatment on my hair similar to Keratin which I will review tomorrow.
I respect all my natural sisters. It takes time and dedication to really embrace natural hair. From growing out your relaxer to big chops, to the ordeal of wash day you all are truly winning life. Now of course the natural hair care movement has been hyped through social media, and I believe that hype detracts from the beauty of natural hair. Being natural is not a fad you grow out of or something that should be argued over.
All in all I have to say it is just hair. We are all one big happy hair lovin' family. Whether you choose to rock a fro or a wrap the important part is that you love it and it fits your lifestyle. Just in case you were wondering I style every type of hair, and if you are in the Miami area I would love to be your stylist.
Have a blessed day beauties.