Thursday, April 3, 2014

From texlaxed to relaxed

Of late I have been looking at bone straight ladies and wishing my hair looked like that. I was all gung ho about texlaxing my hair in the past but I don't think I like the look anymore. I am in need of a change.

What is a girl to do? Doing a corrective along the entire length of my hair seems like asking for trouble. I have been experiencing problems retaining length as it is so doing that seems a bad idea to me. My other option is to start relaxing bone straight and leave the rest of my hair texlaxed.

To make this change, I will have to find a new relaxer. Much as I love my ORS staple relaxer, my hair can't get very straight with it. I process my hair to the maximum limit and I end up with a 60% straight result. I still have a lot of texture.

I haven't yet decided. I am still weighing my options.

What are your thoughts ladies? Should I continue texlaxing and focus my efforts on retaining length as that has been my struggle or should I start relaxing bone straight while holding on to the texlaxed ends.

Do you know of anyone who was completely texlaxed and decided to become fully relaxed?


  1. Oh wow this is a real dilemma, I think you are the first person I have hear going for less texture, so you might have to pave the way. I did think you would just corrective relaxer your texlaxed hair, but as you are trying to avoid that it might be tricky. I would love to see how you deal with this dilemma

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  3. I've never read about anyone wanting less texture. I think you should do what's best for you, whatever you're comfortable with, you're the one who has to deal with your hair on a daily basis.

  4. I am in a similar position, currently debating whether to do a corrective or to continue texlaxing. I think you have answered your own question, if your having doubts about doing a corrective relaxer, then I would play it safe and start relaxing bone straight. Good luck :)

  5. I ve done a whole head relaxer, twice actually. That was many many years ago and I use Dark & Lovely, normal strength. I was young and ignorant. Even if I don't remember any problems with doing that, I wouldn't recommend it today, with all the knowledge I have now. I would recommend you to do a keratin treatment. There are many out on the market so do your research. To give you any advice I would go for one that you wash out the same day. Get a brand that has been tried by many. And be careful to not use protein based poroducts the nearest weeks after as that might cause protein overload.

    I use one after every relaxer but I also do it on my sister who is natural. I don't want to promote a specific brand here but feel free to email me if you want to know more.

  6. Will it be weird having 2 different textures? You have to do what you think is best. You can ask a professional before you jump in. I've only textlaxed once so I'm not versed in the field =D

  7. Im currently in this dilemma. I have very course hair. Even when I flat iron my hair, it still has texture, so there is no need for me to keep texlaxing. Im curious to know what you decided to do.


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