Growth Update!
Monday, February 08, 2010 | 6 comments

It's been two months since the last update! Sorry for the hiatus, lovelies. We'll be updating more frequently now. Anyway, I am one month away from my first year ful...

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I have just happened upon your site today and I think it really helps so thank you! I have hair concerns and was wondering if you could help me through them. I'm a 15 year old girl living in the U.K and I'm torn between keeping my Afro and remaining natural as I have already finished growing out a relaxer from years ago, or getting it texturized. The last time I checked years ago my hair was past my shoulders and it is also very thick. Also, as I keep it in cornrows all the time, my scalp has become EXTREMELY sensitive. There seems to be a big debate about keeping true to your roots and keeping your afro and relaxing for ease of your hair. Due to all this different opinions I'm quite torn which is why I am considering texturizing instead. I would like to have straight hair sometimes but in general I would just like to be able to handle my own hair as I'm getting older now. Do you think you could help me please?
Your faithfully

Hey M.,

Natural hair is beautiful. I do plan to go natural one day, but not any time soon. To me, Texturizers are a mild strength relaxer. They break bonds (just like a relaxer) in your hair to loosen up the curl. For a straight look, you can always get your hair pressed or a get a blowout. The Mizani Thermasmooth ( line is great for naturals who want to straighten. You can also invest in a good flat iron like Sedu and a blowdryer like CHI. You don't have to use a texturizer or relaxer to tame your hair. It's all about products and tools. Plus, this way is good because you can stay true to your roots. If you have anymore questions, feel free to e-mail me at anytime.

- Belle Cheveux


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