Over recent years “going natural” has become somewhat of a trend. Although it is a healthy trend the downsides aren’t necessarily talked about. Here are a few of the things they forgot to tell you about going natural.
A Job Without A Paycheck: Going natural is a job in itself. It is truly a time requirement. Often times with processed hair, much attention is not required. Natural hair requires attention. A lack of attention with processed hair is not nearly as detrimental as a lack of attention with natural hair.
Can Be Expensive: Have you ever noticed the difference in price when buying natural hair products rather than other hair products? A bottle of SheaMoisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen & Restore Shampoo (3.2 fl oz) costs approximately $8 at Target while a bottle of Pantene Pro-V Daily Moisture Renewal Shampoo (12.6 fl oz) costs approximately $4 at Target. This is a perfect example of how much more expensive natural hair care is.
Natural Hair Looks Different: Getting a perm or getting your hair straightened can easily look just like someone else’s. Natural hair and curls are drastically different. Natural hairstyles take on different shapes and looks according to different people because everyone’s curls are different.
Natural hair is a beautiful thing but it may not be for everyone. Learn all that you can in order to make the best decision for you. To learn more, please follow Black Girl Health on Instagram and our blog. If you would like to be a vendor the Black Girl Health Kickstart Expo, visit our website. Tickets are now on sale for the Black Girl Health Kickstart Health & Wellness Expo, visit here to purchase.