Relaxing, texturizing and texlaxing Black hair

Long relaxed hair blowing in the windWhich one is for you?

Relaxing, texturizing and texlaxing are in actual fact quite similar. All 3 involve the use of chemicals called relaxers or texturizers to change the basic structure of the hair. The length of time the chemicals are left in the hair and the type of chemical used, determine whether the hair is relaxed, texlaxed or texturized.

A strand test must always be done before attempting to process the hair with any chemical. This gives you the ideal processing time for the result you are looking for. A person may have a variety of textures on their heads which may require a different processing time for each section! This avoids any over or under – processing of the hair.

Relaxing – This involves the use of a Sodium Hydroxide hair relaxer (Lye Relaxer) which is the strongest and gives the most dramatic effect or a Guanidine Hydroxide hair relaxer (No Lye) which is considered healthier for hair based on its lower alkalinity. The relaxer is applied to the hair in sections then smoothed through with the fingers or with a comb until the desired level of straightness is achieved or until the processing time elapses. The relaxer is then rinsed off thoroughly and hair washed with a neutralizing shampoo which sets the hair in its new straight shape and also stops any more relaxer action which could over-process the hair leaving it weaker

Pros of a relaxer:
• Easier styling of the hair as hair can be combed dry and easy detangling
• Many like the look of ‘bone straight’ hair
• More variety with sleek straight styles without using much heat

Cons of a relaxer:
• Notoriously difficult to maintain length without the use of many products to strengthen the now weakened hair
• Breakage begins if hair is not constantly conditioned to alleviate the inherent dry condition of the hair.
• Touch ups required every 6-8 weeks to keep the hair (especially around the edges) sleek and straight which can become quite expensive
• Hair that lacks body – tends to look a bit flat.

Texturizing – Generally this utilizes a very mild form of a relaxer called a texturizer which is processed according to the guidelines of the product. The aim of this is to soften the hair texture leaving it with curls or waves but leaving much of the volume in the hair. The texture of the hair after the texturizer depends a lot on the initial curl pattern of the hair. Large corkscrew curls will become S-shaped curls after a texturizer, tighter curls will look loosened and hair with no definite curl pattern tends to get waves.

Pros of a texturizer
• Easier detangling of the hair as the texture has been softened
• May impart more of an even curl pattern to those who haven’t got it while leaving a lot of volume in the hair
• Less frizz is experienced with the curls left in the hair
• Less shrinkage is experienced
• Easier to style – straighten etc as hair does not revert very quickly

Cons of a texturizer
• As the hair has been chemically treated, constant conditioning and protein treatments are required
• Breakage may ensue if not taken care of properly
• Touch ups are necessary. They are not required as often as with a relaxer but would still be needed to keep the look
• If care is not taken during the touch up of the texturizer, the ‘run off’ when rinsing the chemical out could make the previously texturized hair turn straight so its not uncommon to find a multitude of textures including straight ends on people who texturize.

Texlaxing – This is a term that was recently coined in hair boards and is done more or less the same way as a texturizer but with a relaxer chemical instead of a texturizing one. The relaxer chemical has oils or conditioner added to it to make it less potent then it’s applied to the hair the same way as a relaxer. The aim of texlaxing is to loosen the natural curl pattern of the hair but leave a lot of the elasticity in the hair for strength. While texturized hair tends to look quite similar, texlaxed hair can vary depending on the degree of curl left. 80% texlaxed looks just slightly wavy while 40% texlaxed may look just like texturized hair.

Pros of texlaxing
• Easier detangling of the hair as the texture has been softened
• Gives variety as depending on the curl left behind, hair can be worn in a ‘wash and go’ style
• Hair still has a lot of it’s elasticity left behind so is less prone to breakage than relaxed hair
• Easy to style as you are still able to achieve a sleek straight look with heated tools without hair reverting quickly.

Cons of texlaxing
• The hair has been chemically treated so constant conditioning and protein treatments are required
• Breakage may ensue if not taken care of properly
• Touch ups are necessary but may not be required as often as with a relaxer depending on the amount of curl left in the hair

With this information you can choose which process will best suit your hair and give you the desired results. As always, the health of your hair should not suffer for the style! See the article on how to stop relaxed hair from breaking.



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About Alma

Hi! I'm Alma Ruddock, a full time blogger. I stumbled on a hair care forum in 2008 frustrated with my breaking relaxed hair and the information that I found there changed the fate of my hair forever!. I started as a way to help both myself and other women of color achieve their dreams of long healthy hair. I have now achieved my goal length and I continue to bring new information about hair on both this website and my personal blog.

  • Nathalie Lamothe

    Can I do the texlaxing method with a texturizer? Or how to go from texturized to texlaxed hair?

  • Charlisa

    I need more help on how to texlax my hair. I just took my hair out of braids and its been awhile since i last permed my hair so there isnt much perm left and i was wondering if somebody can tell me how to do it step by step..I tried watching other people's videos but they act like it'll kill them to open their mouth and talk so im kinda lost..Can anybody help me?

  • Alicialmoffett

    Is it possible to texturize relaxed hair? I’m tired of perming my hair and it’s been 6 weeks since my last. I want to go natural but want my hair more manageable during my transition.

    • BHI

      Oh dear me no! If you put a texturizer over relaxed hair the result with be melted hair, literally! Just complete your transition first then texturize.

  • Andrberna62

    Hi I have fine  hair I relaxit . When it’s short it looks thicker but when it grows it gets thinner & flat. I want to try the telaxing to give it more body as it grows & still have the smooth look of a Relaxer. what do you think? or is there something else I can try? Thanks in advance 

    • BHI

      Texlax and texturizer are very similar so either if applied correctly will give your hair more body. Good luck!

  • Chickenoodlesoup76540

    i have a texterizer and shoulder lenghth hair i wanna know wat i can do to grow it longer

    • BHI

      Start here:

  • Skinzee_6

    I have shoulder length relaxed hair and my last relaxer didnt take to my hair that great, it looks texturised isit possible to start texturizing the new growth as a transition or what are the pro’s and cons of doing that?

    • BHI

      I would stick with the same chemical if I were you. I wouldn’t suggest a change to texturizer from relaxing unless you are planning a full blown transition and plan to chop off the relaxed hair eventually. I would suggest that you just texlax from now on. It seems that you texlaxed by mistake anyway so just go on that way but this time do it carefully making sure to add enough oil to the relaxer to slow down its action on your hair.

  • Kklove187

    Hello I have searched and searched for an answer to my question. Please help! I have not had a relaxer in 8 months so the other day I decided to do a texturizer in my hair. Well it came out more tighter curled and hard to comb through. I think I want it out. So how long wll I have to wait to put a relaxer in?  I have shoulder length hair, not sure if this is why. I followed the time frame. Please reply. You can email me the answer at kklove187@gmail:disqus .com thanl you

    • BHI

      Once your hair is texturized, you can’t take it out as its permanent. If what you are looking for is a corrective relaxer, then I would suggest that you do this with a competent stylist. The stylist will be able to tell you if and when you can have it done. It completely depends on the current state of you hair,  because in essence a corrective relaxer is double processing your hair which if done incorrectly will lead to inevitable breakage. If you can live with the texturized hair and just use a flat iron or roller set to get it straight, then I would suggest that as the best course of action.

      • Sweetthing_327

        Does this mean that you can never relax your hair once have texturized your hair? I’m thinking about texturizing my 8 year old daughter’s hair. She has long hair and when it gets wet it shrinks up really tight and becomes very tangled. Do you think a texturizer will help?

        • BHI

          Think of a texturizer as an under processed relaxer on purpose. It will help some with the shrinkage but if you expect that she can come out of the shower and walk out the house, think again! All a texturizer is good for is to make the hair easier to comb i.e. no more tears but the usual styling procedure will remain. Also you can relax after a texturizer but because you will in effect be double processing the hair, expect increased breakage, I certainly would not recommend it. Also watch out for the type of texturizer you use. If you use a thio based one, you cannot relax after because thio + lye or no lye relaxer = melted hair….

          • Allisan2000

            Omg! Then this is why my hair is extremely damaged. I once used a texturizer on my relaxed hair and didn’t know what to do with it. It was years ago I was 19 now I’m 27 and it seems like my hair is falling out, breaking all the time, dry, just shedding ughhh. I really started to hate my hair and I don’t know what to do to start over again….. Please help!

          • BHI

            What’s your current regimen like?

  • Shiera15

    i first started texturizing my hair back in 2008…i was 15 years old. It was my first chemical EVER i was so excited i had gotten tired of my natural hair (granted i didn’t know back then what i know now …braid outs, twist outs, co washing, sealing etc or i never would have texturized it lol)

    However my hair is past my shoulders but shrinks a lot of course so it doesn’t always look that way…and would be longer if i didnt keep cutting it…its actually in very good condition….i use products like wave by design, soft n free coconut oil, olive oil leave in conditioners and i seal after moisturizing. I only visit my hairdresser twice a year [every 6 mnths] and i can do this because my natural hair is pretty curly and blends in with the chemically treated part of my hair…my hair therefore has 6 mnths to recover from the chemical and its also cost effective for me…WIN WIN…

    As for breakage that some1 tlked about earlier …i dont know what thats all about…I rarely have breakage unless i’m not gentle with my hair…last time i went to my hair dresser was in nov of last yr and she always uses the same chemical… cant remember the name of it but its the same product she does relaxers with… sooo if i wanted i could relax my hair.

  • Shiera15

    oh yeh, i plan on not getting my hair done at ALL this year….and I’ll see where i go from there :) one thing is for sure…the transition from texturizer to natural would be a WHOLE lot easier than going from relaxer to natural…for obvious reasons

  • Alma

    Oh wow, beautiful Shiera15! What is your natural hair type and which brand of relaxer does your stylist use on you? I’m pretty sure ladies here will be interested :)

    • Shiera15

      Thank you very much Alma =D

      i would say my natural hair type is like 4b …as for the relaxer…I’d have to call her and get back to you lol…i just remember that its in a maroon coloured plastic tub and i think she orders it from miami, but I’ll definately double check

      • Parent34

        Please share your regimen?!

  • Alma

    +1 share your hair story if you are feeling brave! lol

  • ConfusedNigerian20

    How do you texlax your hair?..

  • Ivy

    I texturized my hair about two months ago after letting my relaxer grow of for two months. When can I relax my hair again? The texturizer is not for me.

    • Sharon Dar

      You can do a corrective relaxer as long as you’ve already done a protein treatment and it’s been at least 2 weeks since the texturizer. Another thing to note is to make sure that the texturizer was done with the same chemical as the relaxer that you are planning to use. For instance, if you used a thio texturizer, you can never use a normal lye or no lye relaxer because your hair will literally melt!

  • RubyL.

    hey i just used a children’s relaxer as a texturizer. what i did was pour ALOT of olive oil into the relaxer and before applying it to my hair i added a layer of olive oil and conditioner to protect my hair! hahaha i also only left it on for about a minute after applying it. I was really scared that i would lose my curls anyway after i washed and dryed it looked just like it did before, i think i might have over protected it to the point where it didnt really do anything. so my question is, is it okay if i only wait for a week before trying it again except leaving it for a little longer? or do i have to wait for 6 months?

    • Alma

      lol, yes looks like you definitely overprotected. You can do a corrective relaxer a week after so no need to wait 6 months!

  • Tj Royal

    hello!! i have a question !? i over texturized my hair with organics olive oil treatment!….. i guess out of boredom..but since i already have fine hair …it caused unbelievable breakage..I done it no more than 3 times within the span of maybe 8 months because I thought it didnt take!….. I realized I made a mistake ..and did a BC …but after 2 months my hair has came back still texturized! how long do you think it will stay in my scalp and do you think my natural hair should be at least good and back by August of next year !!

    thanks :)

    • Louise

      That’s called scab hair. For some people it can take up to 6 months for your normal texture to grow in. Don’t worry it will!

  • Cierra

    Hello Alma. I just realized today that I haven’t gotten a perm in almost 6
    months. I usually only get perms 2-4 times a year because my hair
    doesn’t seem to need it that often. My hair is super long, halfway down
    my back, and I’m thinking about maybe going natural because so many
    people keep telling me that I probably don’t even need a perm. Also I’ve
    recently started to use natural and organic products in my everyday
    life so it doesn’t feel right to get a perm, when I’m not using
    chemicals for any other part of my body. The only problem is that I’m
    not interested in wearing breads, twists, etc. I actually like to wear
    my hair straight and only use heat on it once or twice a month. Do you
    think it would be more beneficial for me to just keep getting perms 1-2
    times a year?

    • Alma

      Natural hair does not mean twists or braids if you don’t like them. If your hair can get straight with a rollerset then there is definitely no need to relax. In regards to is it better to use heat or relaxers to straighten your hair, I will do a full post on this subject soon but the best answer I can give now is that well taken hair of hair wins out weather relaxed or natural. Heat has the potential to ruin your hair just as much as relaxers so it depends.

  • Tonya Blessed Johnson

    what is melted hair.

    • Alma

      When I say melted I mean like what happens when you apply hair removal cream on hair, it seems to just disintegrate. Its an exaggeration however because you if you ever mixed the chemicals the hair wont fall off straight away but by the end of 2 weeks max, the hair will be gone.

  • Keeba

    So, June of last year was my 3 yrs anniversary for going natural. I loved my natural hair after about 2 years. I got great length but God was it a lot of work over the years. smh constatly conditioning, braiding, oiling and washing twice a week. Anyhoo, most of all I was annoyed with the shrinkage that occured within 2 days of washing. Plus, my hair was constantly reverting back to a dry mess. So, October 2012 I tried Soft and Beautiful Botanicals Texturizer regular. I was afraid of loosing my curls so from start to finish I had it washed out within 15 mins. The end result was softer hair that didn’t shrink as much. The first week it was still thick and very soft bu it felt thinner when washing. I expected a much looser curl result and to see my true hair length but didn’t. So, Dec 2012 I did it again but this time I left it on 20 mins from beginning to end. After the intitial wash it was extremly straight like a perm and very thin. About 2 weeks later and after maybe 4 washes. My curls were perfect and the thickness returned.I can wash and go. I simply shampoo then condition add oil while wet and comb it the way i want then out the door i go.I’m hoping that since my hair is looser and more maageable that maybe my growth rate will improve. over 3 years and my hair just below my shoulders. I have noticed occassional shedding and i hope that it’s just related to the extremly cold winters and will go away. However, I am planning to research a deep conditioner and a better oil regiment. I’m thinking Organics Argan line. Right now i use Pantene Relaxed and Natural shampoo and conditioner and TCB Lite Hair and Scalp conditioner. Any advice???? Also how often should i be texturizing? I’m thinking every 6 months depending on my hair growth. The pics below were taken in March 2012 before I texturized. I will try and post pics of my hair after texturizer number 2.It’s been over a month now.

    • Alma

      Oh wow Keeba. I can’t believe that you texturized over already processed hair! Just promise not to do that again ok? lol Anyway although I’m sure that you are happy with your regimen at the moment, I can assure you that growth rate does not change as a sole result of applying a texturizer to your hair. Growth rate can only be affected inside your body by way of diet or supplements. I am well versed with texturized hair because my hubby is texturized and yes it does tend to break more than natural hair but breakage can be reduced by plenty or protein treatments (since you no longer natural) plus moisture to balance. The most important aspect of your regimen is your how often you protective style. If you are combing your hair daily, it doesn’t matter how often you wash or moisturize it, it will break more often. Read this article here for more on the importance of protective styling –

      • Keeba

        Thanks !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • JuanitaMNull

    This is very great ideas that you have able to put in your blog. Using some hair relaxer’s are very common ways to maintained the good condition of your hair but, you must have to take some proper precautions before using these chemicals to avoid any hair damage specially to your scalp.

  • Jazzy

    Help!!! I got a big chop and texturizer done in my hair on February 1, 2013. Since then my new growth stsrted coming in so I use Pink’s short looks texturizer. After applying to the full lenght on my hair, I noticed that that the curls was wavy instead of cury like the first time (a stylist did it ).After I washed it all out I deep conditioned and applied my activator lije I normally do. My hair is so dry and the top pirtion of my hair is bone straight. I reconditioned imny my hair to soften it and reapplied my activator. The va k abd sides turbed iut bice but the top pirtion is wavy at tge roits and the ends are bone straight. So ny question is: what do I do now? Should I buy a another texturizer for curls and redo the top.. or do I need to just cut the top portion off and start over?

    • Alma

      Hi Jazzy. Sorry to say but texturizers are notorious for being very unpredictable in the way they behave long term. Some women find that after the second texturizer, the curls basically disappear and they are left with straight-ish but frizzy hair. Unfortunately this isn’t like a curly perm where re-applying the texturizer will re-curl the hair. Texturizers work by loosening your curl pattern but if the curl pattern is loosened to straight, then the hair is permanently straight. You can try a hard protein treatment (Nexxuss emergencee or Aphogee 2 step) because sometimes you are able to reclaim some degree of curl but I can’t promise anything. You will have to do some scrunching action to the straight bits to encourage a bit of curl so that it can match the rest of your hair. TBH I don’t often think of texturized hair as curly, more often than not it’s kind of wavy to straight.

  • yett yett

    I have relaxed hair but I have not gotten a perm for about four months.I am going natural but I don’t think I will be able to manage it so I want to get a texturizer. If I still have relaxed hair can I simple touch up my roots with a texturizer?

    • Alma

      Of course you can do that but remember that you will still be dealing with two very distinct textures. Texturized hair isn’t much different from natural hair anyway!

      Also it’s worth noting that it depends on how you are planing to texturize. If you are planning to use a relaxer to ‘texlax’ your hair then that’s fine but if you are using a Thio based texturizer, you absolutely cannot use this anywhere near relaxed hair however careful you are. Melted hair, literally, will be the result.

      How about you just call this a really long stretch then at the end of the stretch see how you feel. You can either touch up the roots or just carry on with natural hair.

  • Sarah121

    Hi Alma,

    I have type 2c hair and I am thinking of getting a Keratin straightening treatment. I have done some research on my part and read some reviews about hair loss after the treatment. I am still considering to give it a try because I have heard Keratin is actually beneficial for hair. What would you recommend?

    I am also taking Biotin and another multivitamin which i will be discontinuing in a month. I will continue taking Biotin however. But, I read your blog post about how vitamins can be bad at times. I took advise from a family doctor and she gave me an approval. My diet is also very poor in terms of nutrients. Would you still recommend biotin?

    • Alma

      Hi Sarah. Even though I have done the keratin treatment myself I am still in two minds about it. Keratin IS good for your hair no doubt but what’s not so good is the high heat involved in ‘fixing’ the treatment to your hair. There’s also the fact that you have to keep touching up the roots which could become a bit of a hassle. Having said that, if you must have straight hair, the keratin treatment probably has less damage potential than chemical relaxers (depending on technique) and with 2c hair, chances are you will get good results from it.

      In my experience I would say that the Keratin treatment is semi-permanent rather than truly temporary. Your hair will get frizzier as time goes on but it will never go back completely to pre-treatment days so that is something you are going to have to think about :)

      About the Biotin, I would say that individual circumstances always override general consensus and if your doctor has given you the thumbs up to take the supplements then of course you can take them. I am an avid juicer so clearly for me extra vitamins are not beneficial but if your diet is poor then it’s likely that you may benefit from them. Just watch out for unexplained symptoms, I’m sure you will be fine!

      • Sarah121

        So would you say that hair loss is not something to worry about in my case? And my hair stylist told me that the effect of keratin wears off gradually and does my leave a demarcation line in the area of new growth. This is the main reason why I want to give this a try.
        One more thing! Do you think regular flat ironing is better than getting a keratin treatment? I know both have pros and cons, but which one is more harmful for hair?

        • Alma

          I can’t say for sure what your experience will be like with the treatment Sarah. Hair loss is dependent on the resilience of your hair. If you are a 2c with very fine hair then high heat is a no no but if your have coarser hair it may be able to withstand the heat with no problem.

          Also getting a keratin treatment won’t negate the use of a flat iron (in my case anyway), it just made things easier when I did. I can imagine that as a 2c you may be able to get away with just blow drying after a wash but you will probably need to flat iron occasionally anyway.

          In terms on which is more harmful, really it depends. Sorry to be so vague :) If your stylist uses very high heat during the keratin treatment it may be every bit as damaging as flat ironing regularly. Having said that, if the keratin treatment is well done without damage to your own hair and it allows you to stop using the flat iron for 3 months at a time, then of course that would be a success. The only problem is that many of us don’t find that the results last that long and we start going back to regular flat ironing even after the treatment! lol

          • Sarah121

            Thank you!
            That really helped. :) my hair has a fine texture and is 2b when it’s long and 2c when short. I think that’s because of the weight of the hair. I recently got a haircut and the hairdresser chopped some of my layers till my ear. Now my hair looks really weird. Some of my layers are straight and some are curly. :/
            I’m gonna give this a try and wait till my hair grows out.
            Thank you! :)

  • Kenneka

    I was wondering how long I should wait to re-texlax using a weakened relaxer? Last night, I did it with a lye relaxer. I took out half of the jar and mixed with 1/4 cup of EVOO. Well, the next day (today lol) my hair is a poofy afro. It’s a little less shruken, but it’s not as loose as I want it to be. I only applied the mixture half way down my hair sections and I barely smoothed in. Total application time was uner 15 mins. What do you recommend to get it looser? Should redo the method in a couple of months? What is the minimum time to wait cause I wanted to do it soon lol. Thanks!

    • Alma

      Hi Kenneka, there really isn’t a set period of time to wait TBH. As long as you have done at least one protein treatment to counteract the lost protein from the relaxer you are free to try again. I recently wrote a post on getting the same texlax texture every time which I would recommend that you read

      In your case I would strongly suggest strand testing so that you can know for sure what the correct processing time for your hair is. 15 minutes sounds about right to me but you added quite a lot of oil to the relaxer so it’s difficult to say for sure.

      Also, texlaxed hair tends to dry poofy anyway, depending on your air drying method. Maybe you misunderstood the result and you actually have the right texture and just need to adjust your after wash styling?

  • ani

    Hi! can someone help me please. I texturized my hair but i am not happy with the results. my hair texture is the same but softer. I want straight hair, would you suggest i use a relaxer or use the texturizer on top of my previously texturized hair and just comb it and leave it on longer? and it has been a week since i texturized my hair, how long do i have to wait?

    • Alma

      First off I would strongly suggest that you get a stylist to do you corrective relaxer to avoid damage to your hair. Since you want straight hair then just do a relaxer instead of texturizing again.

      Secondly I would say give it at least 2 weeks before doing the corrective but ensure that you do an aphogee 2 step to build your hair’s strength back up before relaxing again.

  • Shania Bowley

    How often do you texturize hair?. I have texturized my hair in early June and it is now late August. Can i texturize my hair?

    • Alma

      Hi Shania. I would usually suggest giving at the very least 12 weeks between texturizers. Aim for longer of course but 12 weeks minimum :)

      • Shania Bowley

        Thanks Miss Alma. I have texturized my hair and i havent had any breakage. I twist my hair every night and am satisfied with my resuts.

        • Alma

          Glad to hear it Shania.

  • Lakenya

    I have been getting relaxers for the last 3 years and I’m so tired of getting my hair relaxed. Its been almost 4 months since my last relaxer and i want to start texturizering my hair but I don’t want to cut off the part that is relaxed. I’ve read other places that I can’t mix the two because it will make my hair fall out. I really do want to switch to a texturizer so i can have a new look and do more with my hair.

    • Alma

      Yes that is exactly right. Thio the chemical in texturizers is completely different from the chemical in relaxers. If your relaxed hair comes into contact with Thio it’s instant breakage. Think melted hair. Dont do it!

  • Rita

    Dear Alma, I had my hair relaxed five months ago and am on braids for 2 months, I am thinking of going natural but do not want to cut off my 16 inches hair. Can I use a texturizer to make it soft for transition as I cannot endure the pains of my harsh hair texture. Where can I get to buy texturizers in Poland? Thanks.

  • Bria Pierce

    Hi Alma!
    So I have a short 4c TWA and sometime towards the end of Octoboer, I used a Pink ShortLooks texturizer on my hair to TRY and loosen up the curls, but it didn’t do much at all. Now, here we are towards the end of January and I’d like to get a relaxer and rock the short Eva Marcille type of cut. What would you recommend or what is some advice you have?

    • Alma

      I’m generally against mixing chemicals because of the risk of over processing. If you are looking to keep your hair short anyway then it’s not a big deal to relax over the texturizer (making sure that you use the exact same chemical) That is to say that if you used no lye to texturize then use no lye again to relax. If you used thio to texturize then you can’t have a relaxer at all because you hair will completely break off.

      Now if you are looking at this short cut as a way to launch you to longer lengths then you won’t be starting on the right foot. It may not look like the texturizer did much but trust me, it did. Texturizers are recommended only to make your hair softer and easier to comb, they don’t give you any curl nor do they change your texture substantially. hth

      • Kitten

        Im just curious…can a person texlax their hair using a thio based perm. I ask because I have a dry curl and the double processing has taken a toll on my very fine hair. So, I figure if I can texlax it with the same chemical (thio based) which it does say it can be used as a relaxer as well, why not then? What are your thoughts?

  • Diamond

    I had my hair permed with Amla Legend Regular Relaxer By Optimum over a month ago. I’m want to put Texture My Way Organics Texture My Way No-Lye/No-Mix Organic Conditioning Texturizing System in my hair now. Love the texturize look. How much longer should I wait before doing that? Thanks.

  • Kitten

    Im just curious…can a person texlax their hair using a thio based perm. I ask because I have a dry curl and the double processing has taken a toll on my very fine hair. So, I figure if I can texlax it with the same chemical (thio based) which it does say it can be used as a relaxer as well, why not then? What are your thoughts?

  • Ta Ca

    I never had issues with relaxers and I only relaxed my hair every 16 weeks. My hair was actually really healthy. Going natural actually ruined my healthy relaxed hair. So I cut it off and now I am completely natural. It was a horrifying experience lol. But I like my natural hair. It is definitely a lot more work. I do miss my relaxed hair. It WAS almost waist length.

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  • Rivian Jones

    I hate natural hair it’s too time consuming and such a hassle. I am in a transitional period right now because im pregnant and put a perm on my hair that didn’t take. I’m scared to perm it now because my texture is so messed up but as soon as, I have her I’m putting a perm on. My permed hair was healthy and beautiful I never had the issue of damaged hair.

  • LaTanya Harris

    I textlaxed my hair for close to two years and it was horrible. My hair had all of these different textures. It was dry brittle and broke off everywhere. I have been transitioning to all natural since Sept 2013 and have a few inches of processed hair left in certain parts. I find it much easier to deal with my hair natural and I wear it straight not in its natural curl state. I also save a ton of money since I’m not buying a bunch of hair products.

  • Kyé Pettiford-Smith

    I’m good