Wow. I hadn't looked for a little bit so I'm glad to see so many other texlaxed heads posting.
hennas and texlaxes so you might want to contact her directly.
But from what I understand.
2. Depends. Most say space the treatments two weeks apart. However, curlynikki says her curls started loosening and hanging after doing henna (she did it every week at first and now does it monthly) so you might find you don't need the texlax or at least a shorter process which is always good. My hair gets kind of light golden tones on its own (although I'm dying for Vanessa Williams-esque highlights) and I would not be happy with it darker and definitely not red so I have only done the cassia which doesn't last as long and isn't as cumulative, however it is possible to highlight or color over cassia. and that is not possible with henna.
3. For me, Bantu no base mild. it is the only lye for fine/color-treated that i know of. it is the one my hairdresser recommended. after admiring this curly singer http://www.latricebarnett.com/press/hi_rez/007.jpg
he told me she was his client and he texlaxed her. http://www.latricebarnett.com/press/hi_rez/006.jpg
But he told me I couldn't do that unless I grew out all my straight ends.
I think there are more texlaxed heads out there then we think.
vkb247 and I want my hair to grow long so just ripping through it isn't an option (duh!).
I hear you!!!
BTW I just started using Pantene Nature Fusion with Cassia
but I just found out the third ingredient is a heavy duty silicone. No wonder I like it. Will have to give it away.
also i noticed that i don't tangle if i wear my hair in a pony so I'm trying to alternate that with the "big and loose days."