Ladies Who Have Gone Back To Relaxed Hair After Being Natural

Ladies Who Have Gone Back From Natural Hair To Relaxed Hair

We are so used to seeing the hair stories of women ditching their relaxers and embracing their natural textures that it may surprise you to learn that there are a few who after having been natural for some time, have opted to go back to relaxing their hair.

Now of course the number of women going back is nowhere near the number who are currently transitioning to natural but a quick search on YouTube will reveal that their numbers are not to be sneezed at either.

When it comes to handling hair in it’s natural state, a lot of ladies are quite unprepared for how thick and perhaps coarse natural hair is compared to the flat, straight relaxed texture that they have grown used to.

And truth be told, majority of us who transitioned to natural were not doing so from thick healthy relaxed hair but rather over-processed, thin strands that we couldn’t wait to get rid of anyway. But once hair education sinks in and women learn that healthy long hair can be attained both as naturals and relaxed then it becomes clear why some women choose to go back.

Here is Styled with Elegance with her natural to relaxed hair story:

Looking at my own family, all of us (sisters and mom) decided to go natural at around the same time back in 2008 and in retrospect, not one of us could have claimed to have had ‘healthy’ relaxed hair.

Mine had that unsightly brown tinge hair relaxed hair gets when it’s been over-processed, my sister’s would break at a strong gust of wind and my mum’s edges were slowly eroding away with each touch up. Still we all decided to ditch the chemicals for various reasons. My reason as I’ve mentioned before was because I finally wanted length and thickness.

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About Alma


I’m Alma Ruddock, the founder and editor-in-chief of Blackhairinformation.com.I stumbled on a hair care forum back in 2008 frustrated with my breaking relaxed hair and the information that I found there changed the fate of my hair, and quite possibly my life, forever! I immediately started to transition to natural hair and started BlackHairInformation.com as a way to help both myself and other women of color achieve their dreams of long healthy hair. I have now achieved my goal length and I continue to help others achieve their dreams too.My three passions are hair, art and entrepreneurship and I love to be able to bring my unique view on hair growth and successful hair journeys to our readers. I am an eternal optimist and workaholic. In addition to BHI I have founded quite a few other websites and businesses including Elongtress Hair Vitamins and Urban Gyal which all fall under the umbrella of my company Coils Media Ltd.

About Alma


I’m Alma Ruddock, the founder and editor-in-chief of Blackhairinformation.com.I stumbled on a hair care forum back in 2008 frustrated with my breaking relaxed hair and the information that I found there changed the fate of my hair, and quite possibly my life, forever! I immediately started to transition to natural hair and started BlackHairInformation.com as a way to help both myself and other women of color achieve their dreams of long healthy hair. I have now achieved my goal length and I continue to help others achieve their dreams too.My three passions are hair, art and entrepreneurship and I love to be able to bring my unique view on hair growth and successful hair journeys to our readers. I am an eternal optimist and workaholic. In addition to BHI I have founded quite a few other websites and businesses including Elongtress Hair Vitamins and Urban Gyal which all fall under the umbrella of my company Coils Media Ltd.

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  • where can I buy coconut oil for my hair?

    • I have foound coconut oil in TJ Maxx

    • TJ Maxx by the packaged food, trader joes, regular grocery stores, whole foods, health food stores, amazon.com.

      • Shasha

        Trader Joes and Whole Foods have the best selection. I have been using it on my relazed hair for ages.

    • Thanks Guys!!!

    • Any place that sells regular cooking oils. It’s usually next to the olive oil. It’s solid so it will be in a different container

    • Do I have to melt it first to put it in my hair?

    • No. Use it like regular hair oil.

    • fruitbowlk

      ebay, grocery store.

  • I Dont see the point in it tho

  • Any hair store…

  • Beautiful hair.

  • I thought about it.

  • That bottom pic tho…. lol

  • Do whatever makes you happy!!

  • Oh.the many times.i have thought about going back lol but im staying strong

  • I never will. Stacie Hart You can get coconut oil at any grocery store… I use the organic vegan coconut oil….love it, its only like 4.99 for a nice size jar.

  • Hard work for nothing…smh
    But it’s their hair. So they can do whatever they want with it, no matter how pointless it seems

  • Stacie Hart, buy it from the supermarket. It should be in the baking aisle. The coconut oil in the beauty supply store isn’t real.

  • I’m not. I love my natural curls. They’re so versatile

  • I did that too bk to the creamy crack lol I can’t manage my hair when its natural

  • my hair is the same either way. elaxers do not straihten my hair so I do not bother with them. The point is your hair; do what you want.

  • Not me thats for sure!!!

  • I know of two natural who did it

  • Relaxer isn’t just about your hair its about your over all health it causes fibroid fumed and can lead to cancer

    • So does tooth paste, deodorant, and car fumes….get over it! If you’re living on Earth, then you will die of something.

  • Im about too. Natural is gettin’ on my nerves. Im to busy for it.

    • me too. i did it and its too much trying to maintain moisture and find products that define my curls. im going back to relaxers myself

      • Just wanted to say even if you go back to relaxed hair because you feel you couldn’t find the right moisturizers you will have the same problem with relaxed hair….hair is hair it needs the same either way so I hope you have great success relaxed as well….

  • 0/100000

  • if being natural makes u happy go for it…If being relaxed makes u happy go for it…Js….

    • Being natural is better 😀 but indeed, we choose what it make us happy !

  • I’ve thought about It, but I aint got time for no “creamy crack”, breaking off my hair!:)

  • I just did it…
    And man, do I miss being natural!! But hey it’s just hair…

    • Shawndrea Rachelle

      How do you feel now?

  • It’s tempting

  • I don’t think it’s a good idea

  • Natural hair is just as difficult to maintain, but both can be healthy if properly treated

    • I think it largely depends on individual hair texture. Relaxed hair, for me, was more difficult. I can wear my wash-and-go for days. That’s just me. I don’t knock anyone.

  • Any1 asked them why

  • Thought about it but… Then I just straighten it and feel much better 🙂

  • I gt a relaxer las wk

  • I TRIED IT FOR THREE MONTHS BUT GAVE UP AND PUT A PERM BACK IN, ITS SO LONG NOW CAN’T DO NOTHING WITH IT SO I KEEP IT BRAIDED UP IN UPDO’S

  • Sad stories

  • I feel if we was meant to have straight hair we would of been born that way, when u change what God ordained u r saying God made a mistake, n Gods best isn’t good enough, because u r created different smh

    • God ddnt create weave god didn’t create perm he didn’t create makeup or razors but I bet you shave wat your saying is ludicrous

    • He didn’t make us with pierced ears either. Ur sooooo right, Tk!!!

    • exactly ladies. i hate when ppl bring god into this convo just because we dont make the same choice as them. that is very self rightous.

    • Chan

      Then maybe you should walk around naked, After all, you WERE born that way…

  • I have ezcema so bad that i can use a relaxer ever again. I wish i could.

  • Trader Joe’s Stacie Hart

  • Ohh noo, never again for me!!

  • I’m trying to hang in with the natural girls but it’s hard.

    • Andrea

      I know what you mean. I was relaxed for years and my hair would grow and break. I have been natural for three years and my hair is still doing the same thing. I have heat damage from a salon visit and I have cut most of it off. I now have to start all over again.

  • Don’t blame them natural hair is freaking hard work.

  • U sound angry jenny I’m only stating a fact what anyone chose to do with the info its up to them.life is about choices and we do have free will.

  • Love my hair natural, love my hair relaxed. Big chop either way doesn’t bother me any more than hanging past my shoulders… It’s about what “I” like. I just don’t see the rational in negative OPINIONS regarding what others do with their own hair…even if I buy some.

    • Chan

      PREACH!

  • I love my relaxed hair.

  • I looove it

  • I MUST ADMIT I SURE THINK ABOUT IT SOMETIMES

  • When I went natural, I always said that if I don’t like it I can always go back to relaxers. I gave myself an out. Its been 17 months now and I haven’t considered going back. My hair is much more time consuming now but I feel like it is what it is. I went from a Caesar fade to collarbone length and I don’t want all that work to be for nothing lol. But if others feel the need to return to relaxers, I’m not going to judge.

  • Different strokes for different folks

  • It’s all about personal choice for those going back it was a fad, they jumped on the wagon & decided to jump back off. It’s a lot of hype surrounding “natural hair” & everybody ain’t equipped to handle it. I say do whatever makes you happy, you won’t know til you try it right?

  • Andrea Bryant there’s a lot we do to out bodies that’s not healthy to others etc Everything we eat or take in in this day in time is not healthy again its a preference to be natural or relaxed etc to each there own

  • #our

  • Having Natural hair is no easy thing…Just because we came into the world naked doesn’t mean we all want to walk around like that every day….Im natural but I do have my moments

  • Lol some ppl take hair too seriously. I can’t straighten my hair chemically or with a flat iron because I wasn’t born with straight hair? A woman born with straight hair can’t put curls in cause she wasn’t born that way? It seems like we’re the only race that does this to one another.