If you're accustomed to constantly straightening your hair—even if you don't have a
If you're accustomed to constantly straightening your hair—even if you don't have a relaxer—your hair texture is not the same as it would be if you were not using heat tools, explains Bailey. Flat ironing the hair will still alter the bonds in the hair shaft, resulting in a looser, and oftentimes limper, curl pattern. "Most women who've never been natural do not know what their natural hair texture looks like. My job is to help them get acquainted and make them comfortable with it and share the steps that they need properly take care of their hair."