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Natural Vs. Relaxed Hair

By: Shaye Ellerbe

Table of Contents:



Page 1  Good Hair Movie 



Page 2  Relaxed Hair



Page 3  Pictures 



Page 4  Natural Hair



Page 5  Pictures



Page 6  Protector Styles



Page 7  Closing statements



Page 8  References

Chris Rock’s movie “Good Hair” was created because his daughter asked him why didn’t she have good hair. He travels and interviews numerous of people to find African Americans concept of good hair. In which most people believed in the myth that straight was good and kinky was bad. However, lots of the interviewees admitted that they fried, dyed, and did harsh things to their hair to get the straight look.

Good Hair Movie




  • A relaxer gives a lot of options hair styles.
  • Hair appears to be easier to manage.
  • Easier to flat iron and achieve a straight look.

A relaxer is a type of cream generally used by people with tight curls or very curly hair which makes hair easier to straighten by chemically "relaxing" the natural.

The Relaxer:




  • Requires a touch-up to the new growth every six weeks to three months.          
  •  A relaxer iscapable of damaging hair and burning the skin                  
  • Relaxers change the chemical break down and the pH balance of hair       
  • Leads to weakening hair strand
  • Hair will develop excessive dryness and experience hair breakage.
  • Takes a lot more effort to keep hair healthy





  • You will start to love your natural curl pattern; Grow self accetance and confidence
  • Your hair will grow to be healthier
  • You’ll have a whole new world of styling versatility.
  • Cheaper than getting relaxers because you don’t have to go to the hair dresser
  • Hair is thicker and can grow to great lengths


Being natural means you do not have any chemical on or in your hair to alter its natural curl pattern.





  • It requires a lot of maintenance.
  • It can be costly in the beginning; Trial and Error to find the best products for you
  • Time-Consuming
  • Big Chop (when you cut off all of your relaxed hair off. For some it might be a couple inchs and for others its most of their hair) and Transitioning (stage where you transition from relaxed hair to natural) is a challenge

Crown Twists or braids



Protective Styles: 

 A protective hairstyle is at its base simply a style that protects the ends of your hair, helping to decrease tangling, shedding and breakage


Up-Dos and Buns




Closing Statements


My purpose was to get African Am


American women to think about how


they feel in the inside and express their


selfs through their hair as they want to


and not how society wants them to be.


Therefore with this book they get the


positives and negatives of 


relaxing their hair and going natural.