I've Been relaxed since I was 6 and I'm ive started taking care of my hair...but natural hair is just like relaxed hair which mean they both have to be mourturized and taken care of but we have to help our hair with products post relaxer so it wont be brittle and dry..it is also possible that you CAN have healthy, long relaxed hair But it all depends on how u retain and take care of your hair ... Now that your on your relaxed hair journey, YouTube has many women with relaxed with bra strap length hair , mid- back length and even waist length and there are some natural - relaxed women that can help u out an we have some hair style as well....there are many also on products and your relaxed hair care regimen....well to your new journey ))