I love natural hair! I have been natural for my whole life and I have no plans to ever try a relaxer. I cannot tell you what to do with your own hair, nor would I bash anyone for choosing to use a relaxer. I'm simply stating what works for me.
While looking for pictures, I realized that a few things:
1. I don't have a lot of pictures of different styles that I had as a child.
2. I wore my hair pressed/flat ironed a lot!
3. Natural hair is very versatile!
Okay, maybe I already knew about #3! Lol!!
I decided to do a big chop of sorts two days before Christmas. The next to the last picture shows how my hair looked on my way to the salon. It wasn't damaged. It wasn't falling out. I just wanted a change and I love it!!!! I've always had a nice length and even though I wore it straightened/flat ironed more than I should, I didn't lose my curls.
I've had my TWA since December and I have fully embraced it. I've gone back for a few trims since getting it cut because I'm not ready for it to grow out just yet. I have the shortest hair in the house and I couldn't be happier!