Why would someone choose to texlax
As mentioned before many women prefer to have their curls looser than how it grows naturally and a texturizer or texlaxing does just that. If you have fine strands and relaxers give you no volume than a texturizer may be an option for you to get the fullness you desire without total commitment of natural hair.
Another reason would be because women prefer a relaxer but do not need a full blown relaxer to get that straight permanent look they desire. Texlaxing is less harmful than relaxers because the relaxers are not left on the hair as long during the application and you don’t need to do a ‘touch-up’ as often.
What are some of the things to watch for
Texlaxing is absolutely a personal choice but what makes it dangerous is that you may not get the same results every time and even during the same application. One side of your hair might process better and be less curly than the other side and the more you do it does not mean it will get any better.
Another issue is that some naturals who truly want to be natural use texlaxing as a crutch in an effort to help them ‘manage’ their tresses. The problem is, the only way to learn is to jump right in and try, this is however a choice that every natural will have to make for herself.
On the psychological side of things if you do not like your hair texture or find it difficult to work with but you are also shamed to admit that you have a texturizer, then you have an issue that needs addressing. You should never be ashamed to admit what you willingly choose to do with your own hair despite what the naysayers might say.
In all honesty, to get a better chance of greater results if you go to a salon that does texturizers regularly. Although, there is no guarantee they too will get your tresses to your desired coil they do a much better job than someone trying it one themselves.
If you do not have access to a salon, ask someone to help you with it so that you can make sure the perm is not on your hair long, and everything moves faster and more efficiently than if you were alone.
If you absolutely must do it yourself, watch a few tutorials if this is new for you so that you can at least have some knowledge going in. There are success stories with texturizers and there are failure stories too.
The bottom line is texturizers and texlaxing are not natural, they can be unpredictable, but they are less damaging to your tresses than using relaxers that are on your strands longer. It’s up to you to determine if it’s the route you want to take but just make sure you are doing it for the right reason.
Originally posted 2014-07-07 15:00:13.