I steer clear of texture altering chemicals
After using chemicals to alter my hair for so long (22 years to be exact) the thought of going back seems pointless. I’ve always wanted curly hair! Always…and naturally I have tight coils and curls that make me happy so why fool around with a texturizer that may mess it all up?
I may be a tad bit paranoid, but I feel I have tempted fate long enough and fooling with any texture altering chemicals now will only cause me more harm than good.
I color my hair and use products without ammonia or sulfates and it hasn’t altered the texture of my hair. I am thankful for that as I love my texture so why mess with it?
Trying to live a more natural lifestyle
I am. Well, I try anyway by eating better and exercising. I drink a green smoothie every morning (spinach, kale, uncooked oatmeal, fruit, coconut* water and flaxseed) to start my day and I am working on eating better all around.
The exercise is not consistent, but as I embark on a healthier lifestyle, it only makes sense to have healthier hair. My hair has never been more healthy than it is right now and by going natural, using (mostly) all natural products I feel I am doing my hair and body a huge favor.
I’m growing older
I’m older than most of you running around here are and I’m OK with that. I’m not OK with all the older women I continue to see with thinning hair. Mindy Goldstein, Ph.D., former president of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists, “The follicles in aging hair are smaller and have less pigment,” she explains. “So the thick, coarse hair of a young adult eventually becomes thin, fine, light-colored hair.” Oprah.com
Most women will experience hair thinning at one time or another and one of the effects of getting old or older is thinning hair along with graying hair. Add all the years of chemical torture I put my hair through and you can see why I feel the need to steer clear of fooling with texture altering chemicals like texturizers and relaxers.
Loving my natural tresses
It was a long hard road to becoming natural at 35 and the thought of abandoning the lovely tresses I now treasure by adding a texturizer is unthinkable. I love my natural hair and what it does. I have more freedom and I have coils and curls and honestly, that’s all I ever really wanted.
Originally posted 2014-10-16 15:00:00.