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The harmful effects of relaxers and why i stopped using them


I have written a few posts about why i decided to grow my natural hair and how i transitioned from relaxed to natural hair..

 I have explained in detail about my then general lack of knowledge about natural hair care but the deciding moment for me was learning about the possible harmful health effects associated with using relaxers. The beautiful video below done by Chime summarizes  things i found out as i researched. I thought i would share because i know not everyone is aware.  enjoy!





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