By now we have enough insight now to know that there are a lot of healthy hair practices relaxed ladies too can adopt to make sure that their hair and scalps remain healthy even when using a chemical relaxer.
The natural hair movement can be seen as a positive thing for women who choose to relax because some of the knowledge that we have gained about our natural tresses are easily transferable and as a result absently beneficial.
The point is, there is value in speaking your mind, you can see that just from the difference we have made so far.
So if you choose to relax your hair and you think that relaxer kits should come with better instructions, additional products to protect your hair in the kits, more rigorous testing to confirm safety or even more work in terms of promoting healthy relaxed hair then by all means get on camera, hop on instagram, twitter or your own blog and just say so.
Don’t forget to demand that your stylist gets educated about healthy hair practices while relaxing your hair. You don’t have to bring a bunch of books to your hair appointment, but don’t settle for mediocrity either, let them know that you are aware of what your hair needs and you will accept nothing less.
On the small business side of things there is something to be proud of because this is where sales are really progressing, the best part about it is that for our small business’s the focus has always been quality of the product even if the price tag is a little higher than a traditionally ‘black product’.
Hopefully this never changes because that is what the consumer wants, a quality product that takes care of our hair. If you create natural hair products and have made a business out of it, by all means let your voice be heard, drive sales using social media and meet up’s, spend some money on advertising on our favorite blogs and do not hesitate to visit forums to see what us girls really need.
Additionally even though this is not very evident yet, there might be a niche for a natural hair company to create products geared towards relaxed hair as well. The same rules apply, listen to your customer and capture a portion of the market that is starting to get ignored; hey relaxed girls need love too!
With that said the goal remains solid, healthy hair by any means necessary whether you are relaxed or natural. Now that mainstream media is watching, there is no better time than the present to demand that the products and education we receive is the utmost best.