Mild relaxer mixed with conditioner/relaxer

Have any of you tried a mild relaxer mixed with equal parts conditioner/oil? I have extremely tightly curled hair that I was thinking about trying this method on. I love my curls but I just want them a little looser. Is this something that has to be kept up when your roots grow back, like a relaxer? Anyone familiar with this experience?
its all the same thingg.. a relaxer is still a relaxer regardless how u water it down. of course u entitled to do what u want to ur hair,but as the newgrowth grows in, yes ull have to keep retouching, have 2 separate textures or BC. seems most folks who end up texturizing their hair end up growing it back out. for more info u may want to try and search the topic. ivve seen it come up a few times
Have any of you tried a mild relaxer mixed with equal parts conditioner/oil? I have extremely tightly curled hair that I was thinking about trying this method on. I love my curls but I just want them a little looser. Is this something that has to be kept up when your roots grow back, like a relaxer? Anyone familiar with this experience?
Originally Posted by saronbella

It's called texturizing and I do this. The way you phrased the sentence I bolded makes it seems like you don't think this is a relaxer. It is a relaxer. You are chemically altering your hair. Any new growth will also need to be chemically altered if you want keep your curls looser than it is naturally.
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Have any of you tried a mild relaxer mixed with equal parts conditioner/oil? I have extremely tightly curled hair that I was thinking about trying this method on. I love my curls but I just want them a little looser. Is this something that has to be kept up when your roots grow back, like a relaxer? Anyone familiar with this experience?
Originally Posted by saronbella
Honestly texturizers and relaxers contain dangerous chemicles that should be used as directed. The company has specific instructions that you should follow in order to minimize the possiblity of injury. I also have tight curls but I am not fighting with them. I have found them fairly easy to care for. But if you want to go ahead and relax your hair then I would get it done by a stylist or follow the directions on the box.
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I used to texturize my hair as I also have extremely dense and tightly coiled hair. One thing to be careful of with texturizers it that for re-touches, you have to be very careful not to overlap, which is a lot easier said than done.

In the time when I used to texturize, I went to a stylist, but still ended up with sections of my hair that were over-processed and limp. On a certain section of my hair you could see areas that along the same length/section were curly, wavy/straight and then again curly from where the relaxer/texturizer overlapped from previous applications. I had to end up cutting off a lot of my length because I could do nothing with the over-processed sections.

I have thought about it again, because the density of my hair is somthing to reckon with, but for me, I would rather deal with the density than the difficulty of dealing with two difference textures and the possible breakage where the sections transition.
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Hey, maybe think about henna or cassia. Those may loosen the cur just a bit for you without having to re-touch often or weakening your hair.
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Hey, maybe think about henna or cassia. Those may loosen the cur just a bit for you without having to re-touch often or weakening your hair.
Originally Posted by Sandy Coils
Love cassia.

I wasnt sold at first but by my 3rd treatment my curls were popping. I heard that cassia doesn't provide the slight texture relaxing as henna, but both of these options are so much healthier than a texturizer.

For those who want to get some texture relief, henna seems to be the best of both worlds - conditioning and slight curl release. Can't wait to try it.
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Have any of you tried a mild relaxer mixed with equal parts conditioner/oil? I have extremely tightly curled hair that I was thinking about trying this method on. I love my curls but I just want them a little looser. Is this something that has to be kept up when your roots grow back, like a relaxer? Anyone familiar with this experience?
Originally Posted by saronbella
I used to texturize my hair this way about 6 or so years ago. I used to wear my hair straight a lot and texturizing made flatironing MUCH easier. It also cut down on shrinkage. I would do it about every 4-6 months when I had a lot of new growth. So, yes, there is periodic upkeep with relaxing in this way too.

I recently started relaxing my cousins hair with Silk Elements Mild relaxer mixed 50:50 with LeKair cholesterol conditioner (per recommendations she read on another hair forum). She's 4a/4b and her hair looks amazing. The relaxer, for her, cut waaaay back on shrinkage (which is the original reason for doing it) and it did loosen her curls bit. She hasn't had any damage, but she has always conditioned and treated her hair like a baby. Her hair is super thick and so soft that it feels like a cloud (it was like that before texturizing too).

I personally never had any adverse effects from mixing relaxer and conditioner. I never experienced any type of hair or scalp damage. I stopped because I don't wear my hair straightened that much anymore, and as it grew longer I worried less about shrinkage.

Someone posted about overlap and she's right about that. If you decide to do this, make sure you wait long enough to easily distinguish the text'd hair from the new growth.

Hope this helps.
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