You can try! Dial the Non-emergency number.
RELAXERS contains formaldehyde causing cancer, and you've got a good point, for going NATURAL. Maybe the cops can TRY TO PERSUADE your parents and shake some common sense to them!
But unfortunately, patting down our babies with relaxers has become a sad Black tradition and I personally view it as a form of CHILD ABUSE.
It is YOU HAIR, btw, and how you style or take care of your hair should be whatever makes YOU happy! Unless, you can't take care of your hair, and your mom takes care of your hair, then, whatever she says goes! If you talk to them nicely, and PROVE to them, how well you take care of your hair and show your parents you can do various hairstyles, maybe they can relax and be easy on you.
"If you’ve ever gotten your strands straightened the chemical way, you know it burns like hell! And if you leave it in a second too long, it will leave your scalp scarred and raw to the point where it stings even if the wind blows the wrong way. Lord knows what long-term effects relaxers have on our brains and chemical makeup, and let’s not talk about what the pungent smell could do to one’s respiratory system or how damaging it could be to the sight if there’s an accidental splitter or splatter. Relaxers are bad enough for adults, so for those parents who make the decision for their children to relax their hair, isn’t it a bit on the extreme side to expose your young ones to such harmful chemicals? Especially at tender ages below the teenaged line?
There’s a little girl somewhere in the world right now screaming in misery from the burning sensation of a perm her mother superimposed on her tender scalp. Is it not torturous to force a child to endure this kind of pain? Even in cases where the child is unbothered by the chemical warfare on his/her head, being open to such harsh fumes is an offense in itself."
The official complaints against hair straightening products range from serious hair breakage and hair damage to serious scalp burns that may require an emergency room visit.
Definitely CALL THE COPS, your parents need to learn & be informed!
I started taking care of my hair from 1st grade, and it was permed, but it's my hair and if they didn't like long hair and forced me to get it cut short, I've proven to them, how well I take care of my hair, the best I know how. And I get lots of compliments, but it wasn't until I was in my 50's, that my mom heard that, and finally gave me a smile of 'approval', (that was all I needed) but she didn't want to admit it.