Flat Ironing Natural Hair?!?!?!?!

8.20.2013

Picture was taken a few months before I decided to go Natural!
To flat iron? Or not to flat iron? That is the question! Lately, I've been at a loss for words concerning my hair. I've been natural for about two years in September.

Benefits:
- Less Shedding/Breaking
- No schedule for retouches
- No protein/moisture balancing
- Flexibility

Drawbacks:
- Maintenance
- Hair needs moisture, moisture, and more moisture!
- Split ends
- 4(c) hair texture make wash days a very time consuming chore.

Deciding to go natural is one of the best decisions I have made. However, I am looking for a change. I've wrestled with the idea of getting a Keratin Treatment, Texlaxing, Texturizing, and lastly FLAT IRONING. (Which seems to be the winner!!) 

I'm not sure of whether I want to flat iron it myself, or go to a salon. I like the independence and satisfaction that comes with styling my own hair. Also, I don't mind having a trustworthy stylist straighten it. Along with healthy hair habits and straightening my hair, I plan to reach my hair goal. 

Don't get me wrong, I love my natural hair. I feel that everyone should rock the style that makes he/she look the best! This means natural, relaxed, texlaxed, braids, flat ironed, or [Insert Anything Hair Related].   

If you are/were in a similar situation, comment below on what your decision was...




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