Is texturizing/silkening/comb thru cheating?

Just curious about your thoughts on this.
Please no die hard shaming I get enough from the "well intentioned". Thanks.
I don't think it's cheating, I think it's just different ways of wearing your hair.

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what is silkening and comb thru?
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natural is natural...it doesn't matter how you style it. @least I don't think so
I define natural as being free of chemicals

^That was when I didn't have a relaxer for about a year and some months.
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Just curious about your thoughts on this.
Please no die hard shaming I get enough from the "well intentioned". Thanks.
Originally Posted by ginifro
LOL. I dont think that there is any such thing as cheating. You do what you do to achieve the look you want. However, I do not consider texturizing/silkening as natural because those are chemicals.

BTW, what is a comb thru?
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You can't call it natural, but no one is grading you...or judging for that matter. I had a "natural look" for years, but it wasn't natural because I texlaxed. All natural is better.
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No it's not cheating. I dont call it natural but you gotta do what best for you. if silkening help u get the look u want go for it!!!
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Just curious about your thoughts on this.
Please no die hard shaming I get enough from the "well intentioned". Thanks.
Originally Posted by ginifro
LOL. I dont think that there is any such thing as cheating. You do what you do to achieve the look you want. However, I do not consider texturizing/silkening as natural because those are chemicals.

BTW, what is a comb thru?
Originally Posted by MissKinkyCoily


Isn't this when you comb a relaxer through your hair quickly and then rinse it right out?

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Hi,

A comb thru is apparently what was known as a "bad relaxer" because it didn't take. It wasn't left on long enough to "get the kink out". I have been told that damage wise hair can go from natural (no chems not even colour), to braids/weaves (too tight can be damaging), to a comb thru, to a silkener, to a full relaxer/jheri curl.

I have never heard of a texlaxer what is that?

ps Thx Empress!
I wouldnt call it natural but i dont see what you would be cheating at. Pick a look you like and go for it. No shame in that
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I use a light softening at the roots of my daughter's hair. Just enough to make fixing her hair in the morning so much less stressful for her. If that is "cheating" then so be it. At least I do not have a crying little girl on my hands. Before I discovered how to do this, no matter how careful of gentle I was, my daughter hated having her hair combed.
No it's not cheating. There are no REAL rules to what natural really is. How can you cheat on something that doesn't have rules or exist. If there were rules everyone would be cheating someway or another. The most important thing is how you feel about it. Who cares about everyone else because they are the ones doing YOUR hair every morning. lol
Just curious about your thoughts on this.
Please no die hard shaming I get enough from the "well intentioned". Thanks.
Originally Posted by ginifro
LOL. I dont think that there is any such thing as cheating. You do what you do to achieve the look you want. However, I do not consider texturizing/silkening as natural because those are chemicals.

BTW, what is a comb thru?
Originally Posted by MissKinkyCoily
I can never quite get perfect results with kckt and kccc. I've watched so may youtube videos and still... Now I just do a shake and go with their kckt.
ITA with some of the other curlies....Its your hair, do what you please. I just wanna add in whatever you decide make sure you educate yourself! Time out for hair styling, lets get into hair CARE!


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I don't think it's cheating...it is very risky..the look you want may not be what you get...lol...after my texurizer fiasco a year ago I know I won't try it again!
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I guess I would say cheating what?

Cheating on being natural?? Well using chemicals = no longer natural. So using a texturizer, a relaxer, a relaxer or texturizer left on for less time -- all chemicals changing the chemical sturcture of your hair = no longer natural.

But cheating on being yourself? Well then NOPE, NAW, HECKY NAW! LOL. Only you can determine how you want to be -- and if you're happy and comfortable then do you sweets! Besides its only hair right, do as you please.
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It's not cheating unless you lie about it. But it's not natural, it's a way to get natural-looking hair.
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Playing with my hair is a hobby. Fluffy, fine natural 4a. Goal= Healthy, beautiful hair that retains its length.
Hear that crash? It's me falling off the CG wagon.
If you decide to go about it chemically/non-chemically to loosen your curl, it doesn't matter. As long as you are taking care of your hair and making sure it stays healthy, that's all that matters.

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