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 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
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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