Most women are not natural which causes many to still ask the common question of how to care for short relaxed hair.
The reason this comes up often in the African American community is because the mothers of most women usually put the relaxer in our hair when we are not of an age to properly learn to care for it.
It’s so common that we grow up just spending money at a hair dresser and never really learning to care for our thirsty roots. Being a natural is so grass roots that it forces you to DIY your hairstyles and of course Youtube is helping big time. I was relaxed for many years so I was in the same boat.
Here is an answer you may want to read that can help with your hair journey as a relaxed women of color.