I feel like everything your mom said about relaxed hair is what's true about natural hair. Natural hair is just that.. natural, so why does she believe that it's a fad to go natural. I don't understand how relaxed hair is more versatile either. lol You wear it down... maybe put it into a pony tail, I mean there is more you can do with relaxed, but there's tons more you can do with wearing your hair natural. Please don't continue to let her discourage you. :-) All types of natural hair is beautiful.