If you read my blog reguarly you will know twice I have considered"going natural". I feel positive about the natural hair boom and I love blogs like kisforkinky, curlynikki and bglhonline. However sometimes I feel
"relaxer guilt" even to the point I posted this topic on Hairlista to see if other relaxed ladies felt the same way.
This relaxer guilt is strange because I have been natural for 19 out of 23 years, so I haven't been relaxed for a long time. Most of the replies were positive and stated that I shouldn't feel I have to justify my hair choices to anyone else because after all it is my head.
Here are two quotes from a youtube video which I felt showed "relaxer guilt" (and is how I feel sometimes):
"That’s good! I am relaxed and 6 months post and I must say after seeing so many women going natural I started feeling pressured to go natural, like if I kept a relaxer I wasn’t real or my hair isn’t as healthy as a natural girl and it seems like "SOME" of the natural women I have seen are acting like they are better then women with a relaxer. But it just go to show, natural or relaxed doesn’t mean you will have healthy hair! I’m staying RELAXED! Hope to be BSL by Dec! ;)"
"Thank you so much for this video.....ive seen so many natural women put down other women cause they like relaxing their hair....i was actualy getting pressured to go natural and i was feeling guilty because i had relaxed hair. But you know what? I like my hair relaxed and staying that way.This video made me feel so much better and relieved!!!"
Anyone else show symptoms of relaxer guilt?