So What In The World Is Texlaxed Hair?
The common misconception about being texlaxed is the fact that people think you are no longer relaxed, but that my friends is wrong.
- Having texlaxed hair does not mean that you are natural
- Being texlaxed means that your hair is still chemically processed, but for a shorter amount of time
- You can texlax your hair with a regular relaxer kit by adding conditioner or oil to the mix (this slows down the relaxers processing time)
- You can texlax your hair with a texture softner (this is the route that I chose)
- Being fully texlaxed happens over time....you need to gradually trim away at your bone straight relaxed ends (It took me two years to be fully texlaxed....I had several major cuts)
- The chemicals still break down your hair when you texlax, but not as much because the relaxer isn't left on for as long as a bone straight relaxer
People claim that texlaxed hair is not a type or that it is the same as relaxed hair. I guarantee you that relaxed hair is NOT texlaxed hair as far as the makeup of one's hair.
- Texlaxed hair causes me to experience shrinkage
- My hair is no longer bone straight, unless I flat iron
- My edges no longer lay flat without the use of gel and a head scarf
- My hair is soooooooo much thicker than when I was fully relaxed