Her hair is straight with a progressive wave from about half way down to the tips and it is about to mid back. She's part aboriginal so her hair is medium thickness.
I have explained to her the differences and she just seems to be okay with anything, lol. My first thoughts are to go natural but I don't want her to suffer through any scalp discomfort leading her to change her mind half way through. That having been said, if I use twist and rip, it might be too intensive for her.
Natural would be easiest on her I think and as for scalp conditions if you wash her hair whenever she needs it washed she should be fine....if she has itching or flaking use peppermint oil (careful of her eyes) in the baking soda wash and rinse with cool water (not cold)
Beads might be an option she likes instead of t&r...they are fun and gentle.