Yuck to Relaxers
Relaxers appear to make your hair greater than it already was in its natural state before. I got a relaxer when I was ten and my hair was growing rapidly for a while, but then it started to break off and become really thin, and thin is not a word to describe my hair.
Put a relaxer on a soda can and see what it does to it. It breaks down the hair bonds and makes it hard for your hair to retain any moisture so most women with relaxers have a dry scalp. Relaxers are tricky though because while they don't work for many people, there are many people that relaxers work for, but I like not having to be dependent on a relaxer touch up every 6 weeks because my roots appear to be too hard to deal with in comparison to the straight hair. My mom began giving me weaves when I was 15 to grow out the ralxers, and for 4 years I have been natural. It's still tempting to try things like the keratin treatments, but there are chemicals in anything that will make your hair even a little bit straighter, and I want my hair to be healthy and thick.