Commenter said: u make me wanna go natural...I just don't like dealing with hair at all...n my hair is way 2 thick to not be relaxed...so idk, maybe I'll try after the summer
I say: There are so many things I can say to that. First, one of the most important things a person needs to have with natural hair is patience(or a lot of money if you want someone to do it for you all the time lol). So if u don't like dealing with hair and don't want to, being natural is really really hard. Second, when was the last time u've dealt with your natural hair? I don't mean that stage that ur hair is in right before ur go get another relaxer when the new growth is showing its face...or what ur hair was like as a child before ur first relaxer...or even what ur hair is like with a relaxer...basically u can't truly know what ur natural hair is like until after u have ur BC. Relaxers(or texturizers or texlaxs) can sometimes make the hair even harder to manage. Also, our hair changes over time, for example, my hair is NOTHING like it was when I was a child. No hair is too thick to be natural y do u think that?
Like many things in life u have to reach a breaking point where ur mind is made up. For me, it was a time that my relaxed hair was cool and no big hassle. The one thing that constantly bothered me was my hair seemed like it had been the same darn length for years. Spending money on relaxers every 9 weeks for what...I felt like I was paying money for my hair to look exactly the same as before...I was making no progress.
I adored natural styles on other ppl and one key thing was I didn't wish my hair was like theirs. Instead, I wanted to know what my hair would be like natural. Actually, seeing their hair made be think about how different my hair would be from theirs. I didn't care what texture I was going to have I was ready for anything. A friend of mine decided to stop relaxing and I jumped on the boat. I had no idea what I was doing but I researched my butt off and learned. No one from home was natural so I had no motivation up there...actually they motivated me to not be just like them haha. The natural girl I knew at school wore mostly semi-straight styles...it was cute but I didn't want to deal with putting heat on my hair all the time. My best friend's hair from my first school was awesome to me! She told me stories of how it took her 5 or so hours to achieve her styles, but oddly that didn't deter me. Her hair was very thick and coarse and beautiful.
My main point is try not to have preconceived ideas about what ur hair would be like. U have to be accepting to what the creator already decided. Have u already set and reached ur hair goal? Even if u decide to stay relaxed make sure ur taking care of ur hair. Happy Hair Growing.