When I first went natural I really had it in my head that natural hair grew faster that relaxed hair. I used my experience with both to reach this conclusion, but I found out I was totally wrong.
I was sitting down n asking myself why is My natural hair growing so fast like this while my relaxed hair didn’t? N then it hit me.
I actually did research on how to take care of natural hair … All the deep conditioning, the egg treatments and massaging my sculp with oils contributed to my hair growth. To be honest I do more now for my hair than I have ever done in my whole life.
When I had relaxed hair, I never did research on how to take care of my hair, I just did what was passed down to me by my mother. All I did was as soon as I saw new growth, I would relax. Only recently in tertiary did I decide that I would only relax 3 times a year. But I still had no idea what I was doing and I think that’s why I couldn’t retain length.
One of my cousins has relaxed hair and it’s about bra strap length (I think that’s what its called) and her hair is healthy. She told me that she just makes sure that her hair is always moisturised and does cholesterol treatments.
My conclusion on the natural vs relaxed is that it’s all about how u take care of ur hair. I think both can result in you having waist length if u please just as long as u taking care of ur hair.
Hope u having a lovely Wednesday