How soon can you relax after a texturizer

Well Ladies, I absolutely HAD it with my natural kinky-curly 4a hair. I felt as if I was harder on my hair than when I had relaxers --pulling enough out every time I detangled that I've thinned on top-- two-strand twisting and pin-curling every few nights. I realized since I was still manipulating the curl to get it looser and longer what difference did it make if I manipulated it manually like that or with a chemical. So two weeks ago I got a texturizer.

The first time the stylist put it on, it didn't seem to do ANYTHING. Since she'd cut it with conditioner and oils, she said it was safe to apply it again. So she did...and it still hasn't done what I wanted it to. Yes, detangling after I co-wash is MUCH easier but it's still just a poofy afro when it's dry and tonight, it was back to the 2-strand-pin-curl tango.

Is there a professional among you who can tell me how long I have to wait to get a real relaxer on all my hair (not just new growth?

btw I co-wash, use Knot Today and KCCC (I tried Curly Pudding this morning to see if that would make a difference and couldn't wait to wash it out tonight -- yuck!)
pericurl, how did your stylist texturize your hair (what was the process and how long did she keep each product on your hair) and which texturizing product did she use ?
It's very important to know exactly what she used, and which active ingredient was in in it, as some active ingredients cause hair breakage if used one after the other.


Well Ladies, I absolutely HAD it with my natural kinky-curly 4a hair. I felt as if I was harder on my hair than when I had relaxers --pulling enough out every time I detangled that I've thinned on top-- two-strand twisting and pin-curling every few nights. I realized since I was still manipulating the curl to get it looser and longer what difference did it make if I manipulated it manually like that or with a chemical. So two weeks ago I got a texturizer.

The first time the stylist put it on, it didn't seem to do ANYTHING. Since she'd cut it with conditioner and oils, she said it was safe to apply it again. So she did...and it still hasn't done what I wanted it to. Yes, detangling after I co-wash is MUCH easier but it's still just a poofy afro when it's dry and tonight, it was back to the 2-strand-pin-curl tango.

Is there a professional among you who can tell me how long I have to wait to get a real relaxer on all my hair (not just new growth?

btw I co-wash, use Knot Today and KCCC (I tried Curly Pudding this morning to see if that would make a difference and couldn't wait to wash it out tonight -- yuck!)
Originally Posted by pericurl

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there is never a correct time to safely relax after a texturizer. the texturizer is a chemical process used to break the bonds of your hair to make it straighter. using more chemical over already chemically processed hair can result in a lot of breakage, thats why the box says only apply the relaxer to new growth. its just like relaxing and coloring or trying to put a perm over chemically straightened hair, some people can do it and have no breakage at all, but some people are not so lucky. if you still want to try it, then i wish you luck. but i just wanted you to be informed that it COULD result in a lot of breakage
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