I STILL get the urge…

Although my hair is completely natural, I do still get the urge to relax it. I like straight hair. I always have, even when I was a little girl. I think I also associate long hair with relaxed hair because that’s when my hair was its longest.

My relaxed hair 2008ish.
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When I first started relaxing my hair, I was always too lazy to get it done (even though my mother was the one who did my relaxers), so I would go like 5 months between relaxers. In my later relaxing days, I relaxed every 2-3 months which was way too often for my hair… and it showed!

This pic is the reason I kicked the creamy crack habit:
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Whenever I get the urge to relax my hair, I remember how long and thin my ponytail had gotten. I think of all of the harmful chemicals in relaxers (especially the formaldehyde) and I cringe. That alone keeps me away. Relaxing is a hard habit to kick, especially when you’ve been doing it for so long.

XOXO,
Rece

Thanksgiving style? HELP!

I need your help in deciding on a style for Thanksgiving. I want to do something a little different than the usual. Please take a moment to vote for the style you think I should do. I welcome all suggestions.

Thanks in advance!

XOXO,
Rece