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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

7 Good Reasons Why More Black Women Should Go Natural With Their Hair

Black woman with natural hair

Declining sales of hair relaxers among African-American women make it clear that more and more women are opting to stop using chemicals in their hair and go natural. To be exact, hair relaxer sales have dropped from $206 million in 2008 to $152 million in 2013, while sales of products to maintain natural hair are on the rise. Despite such numbers, there are still a large amount of Black women who are hesitant about making the switch.

Here are 7 reasons why more Black women should go natural:

#1 - Easier to manage: Imagine waking up and spending just a few minutes each day to get your hair ready!

#2 - Many styles to choose from: Going natural doesn't mean you don't have options; There are many styles to choose from.

#3 - Less stress about hair growth: Many women spend a lot of time and money trying to grow their relaxed hair, but when you go natural, it doesn't really matter how long your hair is.

#4 - Self-acceptance: Why not accept your hair the way God gave it you? You were beautifully created and designed.

#5 - Less trips to the hair salon: Going natural will save you a lot of money and a lot of wasted time waiting to get your hair done!

#6 - No more chemicals: Going natural means you will no longer be putting toxic and dangerous chemicals into you hair and body.

#7 - It looks good on you: Going natural looks well, natural. And looking natural looks good on you. Many men, both Black and white, say they love to Black women with natural hairstyles. They think it's sexy!


The trend toward natural

It's hard to believe, but black women have often had to hide their natural curls with chemical treatments or by wearing wigs just to be accepted into the corporate world. They are spending 6 times more on their hair than any other race of women. It's time to stop the insanity!

Natural is the new norm

Three years ago when Huffington Post reported that 2012 was the year of natural hair, many people thought it was a craze that would pass. But it hasn't. African American women everywhere are finding out for the first time who they are by embracing their natural hair. From Oprah Winfrey to actress Jada Pinkett Smith, singer Solange Knowles and others, going natural is the new norm.
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