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Old 04-14-2012, 07:46 PM   #1
 
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Smile can some one please help me determine my hair type?

Hello I'm new to the site I haven't had much help on other sites when I asked this question I want to texlax my thick natural hair so I can manage it better I'm unsure of my hair type though. I pics of my hair the first 4pics is what it looks like when it's wet & the last one is when it's dry. Can someone also tell me what it would look like it I texlax meaning will I have curls? How do I texlax? Sorry for all of the questions. TIA!
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Old 04-16-2012, 01:54 PM   #2
 
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Oooh your hair is gorgeous!! I'm sure its in the 4 range maybe 4a/b...,again not really sure but it looks like mine and that's what I was told
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Old 04-16-2012, 03:45 PM   #3
 
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By the looks of I'm I'm guessing your hair shrinks when its wet but it coils so it 4a which its still think but you have a curl pattern welcome to the family :-)

From what I know a texturizer is like getting a mild relaxer to loosen curls, so it will change you curl a bit. If you're looking to avoid chemicals don't do it. Otherwise find a stylist to do it :-)
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Old 04-16-2012, 03:51 PM   #4
 
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Btw my hair is 4b. And pardon the typos.

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Old 04-17-2012, 08:04 PM   #5
 
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Looks like 4a.
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Old 04-22-2012, 03:35 PM   #6
 
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If you texlax you may loosen your curls a little...but don't expect to have 3a hair or anything. The coils are smaller so leaving the chemical in for longer will cause the hair to straighten out.

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Old 04-22-2012, 03:50 PM   #7
 
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I say 4a... Like forbee said, there's no in-between for the 4 type coily girls. You either texlax to have more manageable (weaker, thinner, but perhaps easier) hair, or leave it on long enough to just relax it entirely. No matter how much I hope and dream, a texlax can't turn me into a "wavy"!

For texlax, I believe you get a regular relaxer... and mix some conditioner in it? Or you could get the Just For Me Curl Softener (Which is also a relaxer, just weaker).
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Old 04-25-2012, 10:29 AM   #8
 
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honestly it looks like 4a, but then again it looks like 4b(at the roots especially)
so maybe it's a mix of both 4a and 4b
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Old 04-29-2012, 03:55 PM   #9
 
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I texlaxed my friend's hair and it actually enhanced her curls. I wish I had a pic on my phone. She actually wanted it to be a loose wave but I didn't want to overdo it. So I guess u can call it an underprocesses texlax. Washed it out and it was beautiful! She had type 4a-b hair before and after.

But I agree with one of the other posters it can make ur hair weak if done wrong. I did mine when my hair was shorter and it was great as far as looks but it was weaker and much more porous so I waited until it was half texlax and half natural and I cut it. And even though hers came out well, I told her she's guna have to step up her moisture protein game a LOT to keep it healthy. So if u ask me, its not worth it most of the time unless ur prepared to Possibly lose all ur curl pattern and deal with weakness

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Old 04-29-2012, 04:31 PM   #10
 
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Oh and to answer how to texlax from what I know. You basically underprocess the hair. I coat the hair with oil and conditioner and add oil to the mixed relaxer. Put it in as normal and I don't smooth it much at all. By the time I'm finished applying, its time to rinse. U would have to really pay attention so u can leave the right amount of curl in ur hair

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Old 04-29-2012, 05:22 PM   #11
 
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Oh and to answer how to texlax from what I know. You basically underprocess the hair. I coat the hair with oil and conditioner and add oil to the mixed relaxer. Put it in as normal and I don't smooth it much at all. By the time I'm finished applying, its time to rinse. U would have to really pay attention so u can leave the right amount of curl in ur hair

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You have no idea how long I have wanted to ask someone how to "texlax"...I just always assumed it was the use of a texturizer or super weak relaxer...didn't know there was a process to it.
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Oh and to answer how to texlax from what I know. You basically underprocess the hair. I coat the hair with oil and conditioner and add oil to the mixed relaxer. Put it in as normal and I don't smooth it much at all. By the time I'm finished applying, its time to rinse. U would have to really pay attention so u can leave the right amount of curl in ur hair

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You have no idea how long I have wanted to ask someone how to "texlax"...I just always assumed it was the use of a texturizer or super weak relaxer...didn't know there was a process to it.
Lol yep. I had to do a lot of looking to find out myself, but I ended up just doing what I thought was best. It's definitely a process if u want it done "right". I don't know too much about actual texturizers cuz I figured, why don't I just use a perm? I think its just a marketing tool honestly lol.

But yea, its pretty cool. I think mine would have been better if I smoothed it more. I ended up with different curl patterns for a while. Then later I missed my tighter texture (even tho it barely changed lol).

Like others, unless ur confident about doing it, I would find someone u trust to help. I had my friend help me rinse it out cuz I really forgot how to wash my hair in the sink! I wouldn't necessarily say find a pro, cuz pros suck sometimes too when it comes to natural hair

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Old 05-21-2012, 01:40 PM   #13
 
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Your hair is very pretty...it looks like mostly 4a to me in the back...but a tiny bit of it in the front looks 3c to me. Nothing about your hair looks 4b to me...don't alter it
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i would recommend the "just for me texture softner"
, or you can simply use a regular relaxer and dilute it with oil or conditoner. make sure you watch your hair closely when texlaxing, when you see your hair turning into a wave pattern then take it out. if you leave it on too long then you will straighten your hair. pretty much apply the relaxer fast as possible comb through all your hair once or 2wice then rinse it out. if you dont get the desired results you wanted then try again. make sure you follow up with a protein and moisturizing deep conditioner to be on the safe side. oh and post pictures if you decide to do it!

im speaking from experience when i use to texlax my hair for curls. funny thing is i went natural and discovered my hair was curly lol.
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If you texlax you may loosen your curls a little...but don't expect to have 3a hair or anything. The coils are smaller so leaving the chemical in for longer will cause the hair to straighten out.

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i guess it depends on the texture because my mom relaxers her hair straight and no matter how much she relaxes and flatirons her hair still turns into those loose wavy curls when its wet and then dries into type 3 curls. she had no idea about wash and gos until i introduced her to them, she loves it lol.

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Old 05-24-2012, 02:18 PM   #16
 
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Looks like a 4b to me
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