Tired of Hair..Should I Relax? (PICS INCLUDED)

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I won't lie. I used to wish I had a looser curl pattern (ie 3a) but now I've learned to really embrace aka properly style my 3b (from front of ear to hairline -- if that makes sense) and 3c (everywhere else) curls. I did wish that everywhere was 3b, but I don't anymore. It really does come down to learning how to properly do your hair. It took me 2 years to figure out how to do a wash and go and how to properly diffuse my hair. Natural hair/curly hair really does take patience.

And then it was also learning how to do my hair with the 2 different curl types as well as dealing with my naturally frizzy roots.

I think the point I'm making is it takes patience. And I feel like you should always leave yourself the option to go curly because I know I would get lazy and not always feel like flatironing. I did constant flat ironing because I want comfortable in my curls, I wasn't used to it, but now that I've got it down I like the flexibility. I can be curly, but if I ever want to flat iron, nothing is stopping me (now I rarely do bc I love what I have and I fear heat damage -- heat damage and I used to be BFFs, lol).
Holy Grails:
Cowash: DevaCurl No Poo or As I Am Coconut Wash
Conditioner: Giovanni Tea Tree Tingle
Leave-in: Paul Mitchell the Conditioner
Styling Products: EcoStyler Olive Oil Gel
Oils: Coconut oil. Carol's Daughter Hair Balm.
Deep Conditioner: Shea Moisture African Black Soap Purification Masque (also a great detangler and cleanser)
Jumping in late here, but I wanted to add to the "please don't relax your hair" party!

Your waves/curls are lovely.

If you are determined to relax, I'd suggest a keratin treatment instead.

But my REAL suggestion is to just flat iron - and do so less often. Maybe keep it to once or twice a week, at most?

It's your hair, so by all means do what you like. But I think your hair is lovely, and maybe you just need the right routine and products to keep the frizz at bay.

I think you'll find the less heat damage, the less trouble you'll have in humidity.

Just my 2 cents.
2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
Seal - MO or Jojoba
DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
Hi dixygurl, thank you for your reply. Is the Thermal ionic straightening a relaxer?

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