Sunday, January 6, 2013
Resistant hair: No Match for Relaxers plus Length
If it is "speedy" then the hair is resistant. If it is "slow" to coil, then it is non-resistant. Non-resistant hair can grow long with the use of mild relaxers, but it may be harder to lock because of potential unravelling.
Now, resistant, coarse hair, is very difficult to grow long using relaxers. Locks will grow it long, but relaxer and other straightening services will become a battle between style and health. If a person with resistant hair can manage to style their hair for 8 to 10 weeks at a time in between relaxer touch-ups, then long length is possible. However, most women with resistant, coarse hair can not get past their hairline becoming kinky within the five weeks period.
Decisions, Decisions. Food for thought for those sitting on the fence about what to do next with your hair.