When I first texlaxed in October of last year I was soooooo discouraged! I was on a hair journey that was showing absolutely no results. My hair was growing but the ends were thin. I wanted to go natural but it wasn't for me and transitioning was becoming rough. So I used a texture softener after a 5 month stretch.
I do admit it was hard at first trying to find what moisture routine would work for my newly DRYYYYYYYYYY hair. It was a task. Till this day my hair isn't the softest (I feel more natural than relaxed) but it is thriving. I still have relaxed ends that need to be cut (2-3 inches) but I'm procrastinating. It's finally longer + it has thickness. I no longer crave that bone straight, fresh edges look because I gained thickness in it's place so no complaints here. If you are like I was and can't seem to figure out why your ends won't thicken up...consider texlaxing.