I’m currently re-reading “Thank God I’m Natural-The Ultimate Guide to Caring for and Maintaining Natural Hair” by Chris-Tia Donaldson a.k.a Motown Girl and definitely think I should share the following extract:
Chapter 2- Myths & Misconceptions, p.20-Myth #8
Myth # 8- You can have a Texturizer and Still be Natural
To be quite clear: “natural hair” is hair that hasn’t been chemically straightened. Your hair is NOT natural if you use a texturizer or a chemical relaxer. These products alter the chemical makeup of your hair and straighten and/or loosen your natural curls. The same is true for no-lye relaxers and hair softeners. Some naturals, however, choose to wear their hair straight, using a heated styling appliance instead of relaxers. In my opinion, these women are still by definition considered natural.
For your information,
Afro Alice. Please excuse any brevity. Posted with WordPress for BlackBerry.