BLACK VOICES
08/10/2011 04:27 pm ET Updated Oct 10, 2011

Natural Hair Is Expensive, Blogger Says

I have a friend... a best friend, that went back to relaxing her hair because she said she couldn't afford to be natural. This is what happened...

My best friend, that I have loved as my sister for the past 15+ years, decided to transition to go natural!! I was so excited, and readily available with advice, and tips, and styles, you name it! I even went as far as to send her a sample pack from the beloved Oyin Handmade, to get her started! Then a few weeks ago, I went over to her house to braid her daughter's hair, when I noticed....things weren't all that kinky! I asked, "So how's your transition going?", she looked at me and said that she had relaxed her hair (after months of transitioning)! I loved her hair relaxed or natural, because she has always kept her hair well maintained, and healthy, so this didn't really bother me! Then she says...

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