Since relaxers were introduced to the public, it has been used as the main source to straightening hair. The upside is that hair is instantly more manageable and easier to maintain, however there is a downside to everything. The downside to relaxers was learned throughout the years as many women complained about gradual hair loss, excessive shedding, unexplained breakage, and stunting hair growth.
As studies were conducted, it was learned that the overall cause was due to the chemicals. Chemical processing over time is fatal for all types of hair. The consistent 6 week process that is done over and over again is crucial over time and results to unhealthy hair. A simple mistake of over-processing can never be corrected, and the mishap is the effect of hair breakage. As well as applying relaxer to hair that is weak and brittle, only adds more damage to hair follicles and results in hair loss.
Many women are aware of the common concerns related to relaxers and are now more open to learning about ways to maintain healthy hair. Furthermore, explaining just why many are seeking ways to be natural. They have learned that there are primarily two ways that are successful: 1) Cutting off all relaxed hair and start growing out their natural hair, and 2) Transitioning by leaving relaxed ends and gradually growing out natural hair while relaxed ends are clipped away over time. We encourage all natural women to be patient and learn about ways to maintain the healthiest of manes.