Can relaxers stunt hair growth?
Hi, I'm Sharon and I enjoy reading the various articles and comments on the NC.com site. Many of you ladies here have really nice hair and seem to know a lot about how to take care of curly/natural hair. My hair type is 4a and I had my last relaxer back in Nov 2007. I had to cut off a lot of my hair this spring and would like to get it back to shoulder length or longer. I have been using Qhemet biologics products and avoiding anything with mineral oil & petroleum. I also started taking biotin supplements. I heard that when people stop relaxing their hair and go natural, their hair really starts to grow very well. I guess the relaxers must stunt hair growth. I would like to hear any opinions and would love to hear from someone with similar hair texture (3c,4a,4b) who had experienced any hair growth after going natural. Thanks.