In recent times women are beginning to go natural and most of these women are enjoying the new shape and look their hair has taken. It seems women are getting tired of so many chemicals they have to apply on their hair to maintain and make it look good, therefore they’ve resort to natural hair. Most say there is everything good about giving up the heat, chemicals and weaves. Several benefits according to women accrues from keeping natural hair. Some are listed below;
Versatility : Many people assume that natural hair has a limited number of styling options. Fortunately, it is very versatile. As your natural hair grows, there are many style options with each inch gained. You can keep it kinky by rocking a wash-and-go, keep a small afro, you can braid it, and tie a bun.
Itchy scalp: You can comfortably scratch your head. You need not worry about scratching your head in case it burns when relaxer is applied. Scratch your head whenever you feel like.
Goodbye relaxer: Women with chemicalised hair often worry about sweating the relaxer out. They will thus avoid gym or even partying for fear of sweating.
Economical: You can save money with natural hair. Hair relaxers or even good weaves don’t come cheap. Women spend a lot of their hard-earned money maintaining relaxed hair. With relaxed hair, you must do a retouch at least every eight weeks; then there are the many treatments in-between. Naturalists do not have to visit their hairdressers as often as women with relaxed hair.
Chemicals: You can care for your natural hair without dangerous chemicals. Relaxers contain ingredients that literally burn the scalp. This clearly shows that these chemicals are unhealthy for women. Some respiratory problems have been allegedly associated with the use of chemicals. Potassium hydroxide, for example, is a very strong chemical and inhaling it causes coughing, sneezing, and breathing problems. If one is exposed to it for long periods, it is strong enough to damage the lungs.
Health: The hair is stronger, extra durable, more nutrient-rich, sheds less and grows faster than relaxed hair. Relaxers in the long run damage the roots, which can cause alopecia (baldness), hair breakage, scalp irritation and sometimes stunted hair growth. Without chemicals on your mane, your hair is thick and full.