That’s a trick question, isn’t it? To answer let us apply a different scenario, Jennifer is on a weight loss journey she is a runner and prefers endurance training but will not even look at a dumbbell let alone pick one up. She knows she needs some form of strength and conditioning training so she runs uphill occasionally increasing her strength each time.
Michelle is also on a weight loss journey she however likes to feel the burn and makes no apologies for lifting that fifty pound bar just like her male counterparts in the gym. Running is not really her thing but she knows how to amp up her work out to get that cardio effect.
Both women despite there varied techniques are very aware of their need to take care of there bodies nutritionally and tailor their weight loss regimens to include strength and cardio training without straying much from what their exercise preferences are. The question is, can they both lose weight? Of course! Each woman does what is convenient to her even though their goals are similar.
The same thing applies to a woman with natural hair who prefers to wear her hair straight by flat ironing regularly versus a woman who just uses a relaxer. So the clear answer to this question is, well maybe or maybe not. You didn’t think it would be that simple did you?
There is an underlying premise that must be addressed with either scenario, there is an unstated assumption that choosing to relax your hair may be better than relying on a heating tool consistently. There is also the assumption that one method might be healthier than the other with regards to achieving your healthy hair goals. Not true.
It would only be right then to look at each process in detail and how each affects the hair strands.We can start with what is common between relaxed hair and flat ironed hair.