I have African American coarse textured hair
I got a relaxer last year and I can not afford to get another one and I do not like getting relaxers all the time because I have seen a lot of African American women who get relaxers with thinned out edges and short hair
My hair is medium length and my hair is matted in the back
I want to flat iron it but when I use to do that it would just revert back to natural hair and my roots would get curly again because of my natural hair texture.
And if I straighten it a lot I will get heat damage
My mom doesn't even want to straighten it because she says it's too much hair
I don't know how to cornrows my own hair
And I'm unemployed so I can't get a relaxer or get extensions
Most Helpful Girl
Natural is the way to go embrace your curls. Embracing your curls rather than pushing them away allows them to flow and less mating.
Do you wear a silk cap or scarf when you sleep that helps a lot.
If you prefer to wear your hair straight I'd say go with a Dominican blow out. Your hair will stay straight for a month as long as you don't get it wet.
If your looking for something longer lasting (a bit pricey ranging 100-200$) I'd say getting the keratin treatment done. It keeps your hair straight for 6 months to a year. Even when you wash it your hair is still straight.
If I was you I would stay far away from perms. Perms are the worst thing you could do to your hair. Mess up your texture. Mess with your edges, breakage. Chemicals altogether are not good for your hair.
I would say just go natural. It's the cheapest route but it's work and your hair will love you for it.0
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