While pregnant, I gave up chemicals during pregnancy. After delivering my bambino, I tried to stick with it, but I couldn't quite manage my natural hair. Having the two textures and becoming increasingly tender headed, I went back to relaxing. I got tired of that. I never learned how to take care of my hair in a processed state either! The solution was to always throw it in a pony tail and go about my biz. This time around, I could not be dependant on a hairdresser with a nursing new born at home.