I hated the way I looked in straight hair, haven't had it straight since maybe mid 1980's. But I tex-relaxed to a 3c all during that time. My concern in going all -natural was losing all the texture and just dealing with frizz every day (which is all I saw of my roots). The reality turned out to be not that much different from when I tex-relaxed. My texture is actually more defined and a bit tighter, but that's it. The frizziness I feared was caused by dryness from the relaxer chemicals and from water-blocking non-water soluble hair products.
My blog - http://suburbanbushbabe.wordpress.com/
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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.