Going natural has plenty of perks, but also a few of downsides with the biggest being time. Naturally textured hair is much more time-consuming than a lot of styles you probably gave up to embrace your original hair state.
Sure, over time a half-hour can begin to feel like 10 mins and an hour, more like 30 minutes. But, treatments and practices that are very time consuming are still very time consuming and 5 hours will always feel like a long-ass time.
However, if long, thick hair is your end goal, then you should suck it up and make sure you add one or more of these four time-consuming activities to your hair regimens to keep your hair healthy and vibrant.