I've been prepping myself for the possibility of one of my girls coming to me with this request for a long time. I thought I'd consider their motive from every angle. I thought I'd be ready.
I was wrong.
I've recently been in conversation with HmG about this very issue. You've watched her hair grow and flourish and flourish. She has ALOT of hair. I think it intimidates her. Sometimes it intimidates me!!!
She says she believes natural hair is beautiful.
She says she likes the look of natural hair more than the look of relaxed hair.
She asks me anyway, "Can I relax my hair?"
I shout WHY?
She says, "Because I just can't see myself spending all that time doing my hair!!! It's not worth it to me. I just think a relaxer will be easier." She finished by saying that the risk of damage to her hair is a risk she's willing to take.
I was floored. I JUST wasn't expecting that to be the reason.