Can I Dye and Starighten My Natural Hair?

By: Delores Hurst, The HBN Writer for Online

Lately, there has been a lot of rules in schools and on jobs evaluating appropriate hair styles. A lot of these rules deal with hair maintaining a natural color. So we have to think and consider, is dying your natural hair considered unnatural? I’ve seen opinions stated that it is unnatural because it alters the natural color of your hair. There are some naturalists, who believe in complete natural styling and care without any alterations. These naturalists who don’t believe in any form of straightening or dying. They do not believe in anything that changes the state of black hair.

On the other hand, you have naturalists who are more laid back about natural styling. They define natural hair as maintaining the natural growth pattern of the hair and not permanently altering it’s texture with chemicals i.e., relaxers!. Both types of naturalists see hair differently and both views are useful in understanding the diversity of black hair. With dying, it all comes down to one question, whether you as a naturalist believe changing the look of your natural hair is as unnatural as relaxing it. What do you think?

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