By ZURI BRANNEN
Women will go to great lengths for their hair. They blow dry, flat iron, perm and color.
For decades, women, especially black women, have used strong chemicals such as sodium hydroxide to relax and straighten their hair’s natural texture.
But as women are becoming more conscious of not just what they put in their bodies, but what they put on their bodies, that trend is beginning to change. While relaxers remain popular, women also are returning to their “roots” and wearing their hair in a variety of different styles that don’t require chemical treatments.
According to Expressions: Eco Salon For All Ethnicities owner Blase (no last name provided) in Little Falls, this shift is mostly occurring among college- and middle-aged women who have become more aware of the harmful chemicals that are used in relaxers.
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