There seems to be a common misconception that naturalistas feel as though we are "better than"our relaxed counterparts. I can't front when I first went natural there was a sense of arrogance. Part of me thought "oh I don't NEED a relaxer. My hair is beautiful." I'm almost ashamed to admit that but it's the truth. I was arrogant, uneducated and just plain stupid lol.
I now realize that it's not about natural, relaxed, curly, straight, or kinky. It's about HEALTHY HAIR period. I know several chicas with relaxed hair that is strong and healthy. While I'm still an advocate for natural hair I now realize that this road is not for everybody. When people talk to me about transitioning I do find myself encouraging them to @ least try the natural route. Bottom line is that you have to find what works for YOU.
I no longer define myself by my hair. My hair is an extension of a bigger better more beautiful ME. It is what it is and I love it but like my girl India said: "I am NOT my hair...I am the soul that lives within". Does your hair define who you are? Can you still be YOU whether relaxed, natural or BALD? Whatever your hairstyle of choice OWN IT!!!!!
So chicas what's your take on the whole natural vs relaxed debate???