4a/b texlax support and advice

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I think she leave it on for about 10 mintues. She take her time going through all the different sections so it actually may be longer. I'll time it next time which should be next week.
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I am not in the 4's catergory (at least I don't think so--haven't seen a really good amount of my natural hair in so long) but I wanted to join in on this post because in the last few years my hair started to retain curl after a relaxer. At first I was in a panic about this but now it's cute and I want to embrace it.

My biggest challenge is getting my hair to grow longer---I want long curly hair!

My hair seems to grow quick, especially on the front and the sides (I am always complaining that my haircuts lose shape cause of this), but I am the type who's ends always seems to split no matter what so I am going to see if I can retain length by not flat-ironing.

Anyway, right now my one stylist (I go to two diff. hair salon--one for chemical treatments one for cuts) has used Mizani Butter Blend for my last three relaxers. She says I am less red and irritated than before when she had Vitale Tender Head. She said the two chemicals are very similar.

She doesn't leave it on that long at all, and I only do new growth, but now I'm worried I can't remember if she rubs some kind of protector on the rest of my hair. I think so. It just begins to sting (really only in places I've scratched) when we wash it out. She basically puts it on, maybe smooths a bit, and then we condition,shampoo, etc.

AfroQueen, I'm also going to try to get her to do the part that gets the straightest at the end so we can even it out (left side-front and side section). But I am always afraid to be too demanding of anyone who is putting chemicals on my hair--I'm afraid of them being vindictive Sometimes I feel like the other women in that salon look at me funny

I also only go about 4 or so times a year (Feb/March, June, Sept, Thanksgiving) If I wait just a LITTLE TOO LONG (usually cause I don't have the money the week I need one) my hair is a nightmare. I hope I can recognize when it is time to go since I won't be flat-ironing. I should be able to tell if shower combing is difficult.

Whoa, I really went on and on!
Ok, so thanks for this thread. I have read it completely about 20 times in the past month - seriously. I wanted to cut down on the bulkiness of my thick hair without removing the curl, so I began researching texlaxing.

Let me say, I took the plunge this weekend and I am so glad I did. I used Elasta QP Mild and mixed it with EVOO, Vatika Oil, and Hello Hydration. I slathered Shealoe & Macadamia nut butter all over my hair about 2 hours prior to applying the texlax mixture. I applied the texlax mix and made sure to concentrate more on the roots than the ends of my hair and I continued to pull my hair in a downward direction until I felt that my hair had processed enough - which was between 10 - 15 minutes.

Then I got into the shower, rinsed, neutralized, and then follwed up with Aphogee 2 minute protein treatment and Silk Elements conditioner. Depending on the products I use, I can still have a fro or I can have my hair "lay" a little more. Regular activator gel will still allow my hair to "poof" a little, but if I add some Let's Jam on top of the activator gel, I get more "lay" and less "poof". I am completely satisfied with my hair and this is just another chapter in my journey.

Thanks for this thread.
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Ok, so thanks for this thread. I have read it completely about 20 times in the past month - seriously. I wanted to cut down on the bulkiness of my thick hair without removing the curl, so I began researching texlaxing.

Let me say, I took the plunge this weekend and I am so glad I did. I used Elasta QP Mild and mixed it with EVOO, Vatika Oil, and Hello Hydration. I slathered Shealoe & Macadamia nut butter all over my hair about 2 hours prior to applying the texlax mixture. I applied the texlax mix and made sure to concentrate more on the roots than the ends of my hair and I continued to pull my hair in a downward direction until I felt that my hair had processed enough - which was between 10 - 15 minutes.

Then I got into the shower, rinsed, neutralized, and then follwed up with Aphogee 2 minute protein treatment and Silk Elements conditioner. Depending on the products I use, I can still have a fro or I can have my hair "lay" a little more. Regular activator gel will still allow my hair to "poof" a little, but if I add some Let's Jam on top of the activator gel, I get more "lay" and less "poof". I am completely satisfied with my hair and this is just another chapter in my journey.

Thanks for this thread.
Originally Posted by Sandy Coils
So you left the conditioner mix on your hair and then applied the texlax mix over it? For extra protection?? Do you have a fotki. I would love to see it.
Last relaxer: 12/10/07
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Ok, so thanks for this thread. I have read it completely about 20 times in the past month - seriously. I wanted to cut down on the bulkiness of my thick hair without removing the curl, so I began researching texlaxing.

Let me say, I took the plunge this weekend and I am so glad I did. I used Elasta QP Mild and mixed it with EVOO, Vatika Oil, and Hello Hydration. I slathered Shealoe & Macadamia nut butter all over my hair about 2 hours prior to applying the texlax mixture. I applied the texlax mix and made sure to concentrate more on the roots than the ends of my hair and I continued to pull my hair in a downward direction until I felt that my hair had processed enough - which was between 10 - 15 minutes.

Then I got into the shower, rinsed, neutralized, and then follwed up with Aphogee 2 minute protein treatment and Silk Elements conditioner. Depending on the products I use, I can still have a fro or I can have my hair "lay" a little more. Regular activator gel will still allow my hair to "poof" a little, but if I add some Let's Jam on top of the activator gel, I get more "lay" and less "poof". I am completely satisfied with my hair and this is just another chapter in my journey.

Thanks for this thread.
Originally Posted by Sandy Coils

I'm glad it helped you. Please post pics!
4a/b Texlaxed hair w/ highlights. Medium texture & high porosity.

HG's: CJ Daily Fix, Bobeam Cheris Hibiscus shampoo bar, KC Spiral Spritz, Knot Today, CJ Rehab, KBB LL Hair Mask, Cassia, KCCC, oil blend of Avocado, Camellia, Jojoba, & Meadowfoam oils

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I'm glad that you found the thread helpful too Sandy Coils! You are truly empowered when you have options. (I know its "just hair," but I'm just saying --- sometimes texlaxing takes a lot of unnecessary flack)
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Hi Ladies,

Yes, I see that texlaxing gets a bad wrap, but my hair is so densely packed that I felt I didn't have any choice. I still have a lot of texture left in my hair. What I did first was slather my hair with shealoe butter and macadamia nut butter and let it sit on my hair foe a while before adding the Elasta QP, Conditioner, oil mixture.

Here are some before pics:









Ok, now here are some "after" pics:








I happen to love my hair even more now because I can do much more with it. It doesn't take me 20 minutes to detangle. One quick pass through my hair with my Denman or detangling comb and I am finished. I needed some of the bulk cut out of my hair. Now I have the best of both. I know what products to use if I want my hair more like a fro, and if I want my hair to lay more, I know what products to use for that. I love it. So much easier to care for. My fotki pics for this starts here.

Again, thank you all for the knowledge you supplied. I could not have done this without the information that I got from this thread.
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When I texlax I usually do it on my whole head because sometimes I don't get it all even when I do it and some areas are still pretty coarse. I know this isn't good for my hair, though. I usually run a comb through my hair once or twice and then that's it, so that it doesn't get too straight. I hate getting straight pieces. I just kind of do it and hope it comes out right with my hair...
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Hi Ladies,

Yes, I see that texlaxing gets a bad wrap, but my hair is so densely packed that I felt I didn't have any choice. I still have a lot of texture left in my hair. What I did first was slather my hair with shealoe butter and macadamia nut butter and let it sit on my hair foe a while before adding the Elasta QP, Conditioner, oil mixture.

Here are some before pics:









Ok, now here are some "after" pics:








I happen to love my hair even more now because I can do much more with it. It doesn't take me 20 minutes to detangle. One quick pass through my hair with my Denman or detangling comb and I am finished. I needed some of the bulk cut out of my hair. Now I have the best of both. I know what products to use if I want my hair more like a fro, and if I want my hair to lay more, I know what products to use for that. I love it. So much easier to care for. My fotki pics for this starts here.

Again, thank you all for the knowledge you supplied. I could not have done this without the information that I got from this thread.
Originally Posted by Sandy Coils
And your hair looks fabulous! I glad you found a happy medium for yourself.
4a/b Texlaxed hair w/ highlights. Medium texture & high porosity.

HG's: CJ Daily Fix, Bobeam Cheris Hibiscus shampoo bar, KC Spiral Spritz, Knot Today, CJ Rehab, KBB LL Hair Mask, Cassia, KCCC, oil blend of Avocado, Camellia, Jojoba, & Meadowfoam oils

SL APL BSL MBL
Ok, so thanks for this thread. I have read it completely about 20 times in the past month - seriously. I wanted to cut down on the bulkiness of my thick hair without removing the curl, so I began researching texlaxing.

Let me say, I took the plunge this weekend and I am so glad I did. I used Elasta QP Mild and mixed it with EVOO, Vatika Oil, and Hello Hydration. I slathered Shealoe & Macadamia nut butter all over my hair about 2 hours prior to applying the texlax mixture. I applied the texlax mix and made sure to concentrate more on the roots than the ends of my hair and I continued to pull my hair in a downward direction until I felt that my hair had processed enough - which was between 10 - 15 minutes.

Then I got into the shower, rinsed, neutralized, and then follwed up with Aphogee 2 minute protein treatment and Silk Elements conditioner. Depending on the products I use, I can still have a fro or I can have my hair "lay" a little more. Regular activator gel will still allow my hair to "poof" a little, but if I add some Let's Jam on top of the activator gel, I get more "lay" and less "poof". I am completely satisfied with my hair and this is just another chapter in my journey.

Thanks for this thread.
Originally Posted by Sandy Coils
Did you base your scalp? Do you remember the ratio of relaxer to conditioner/oil? What do you mean by "neutralize"?

My sister would like me to do this for my niece and we want her to keep the texture without the bulkiness.
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Hello girls, my hair was texturised but I am relaxed now and thinking about goin back natural and then ultimately texturised (texlaxed). Wanted to know what products you use to get the curly look with your texturised hair.
what products you use to get the curly look with your texturised hair.
Originally Posted by Vjones
My tex is really mild and only on there for under 10 minutes, so my hair has curl no matter what products I use.

Right now I have pretty much settled into a just conditioner routine.

I don't know why it took me so long to try Deva One but it is my current go to. In the morning I rinse or "wash with water" (there is usually enough conditioner in my hair from last time to make it a co-wash) under the shower and then put Deva Conditioner on and leave it in. It is pretty much that simple. I have a hood dryer so I don't leave the house with a wet head on cold days.

I also just realized that my hair really needs protein. I tried a bunch of products and Elasta QP before and after Protein Spray has made a dramatic difference. I no longer loose a bunch of hair detangling. Because it is a spray it is easier for me to use on just a specific area that needs it, for example the hair that comes in contact with my ponytail holder/elastic band.

Monthly henna and weekly/bimonthly deep conditioning with a cap and heat has really changed the texture and look. Aubrey Organics Camellia, Butter Treat or Deva Conditioner whatever just as long as I use a plastic cap and heat.

I sometimes use Kinky Curly Custard. It makes my hair look a little jerry curly-ish (I prefer a fluffier or more afro look) But it gives amazing second, even third day hair.

Other than that I have 2 spray bottles one that has water and Deva conditioner and another with water and argan oil that I use to refresh my hair style or seal in moisture.
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Detangler- Aussie moist, Dove
LI- SM Curling Milk, infusium
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Oil- Coconut, jojoba,
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Officially 1st July after 51 months of being natural I got a texturizer. Honestly my texture looks the same but it is noticeably easier to manage. I sectioned it in 4 today and rubbed in some VO5 conditioner. The exposed parts got dry and frizzy in no time but the ends stayed nice and moist cause they were pinned up. Pics on my fotki page in the months 49-60 album. will relocate them eventually.

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I am so happy to see this thread still here. A year later I am still tex-laxing my hair and I still love it. So easy to care for and there are only 3 - 4 products I use daily. Either HEHH or (another cheap conditioner I can't think of right now), and a bit of olive oil for the ends. That's it. Simple routine, and I love it.
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I am so happy to see this thread still here. A year later I am still tex-laxing my hair and I still love it. So easy to care for and there are only 3 - 4 products I use daily. Either HEHH or (another cheap conditioner I can't think of right now), and a bit of olive oil for the ends. That's it. Simple routine, and I love it.
Originally Posted by Sandy Coils
That's great, Sandy! Love your hair in your siggie.
4a/b Texlaxed hair w/ highlights. Medium texture & high porosity.

HG's: CJ Daily Fix, Bobeam Cheris Hibiscus shampoo bar, KC Spiral Spritz, Knot Today, CJ Rehab, KBB LL Hair Mask, Cassia, KCCC, oil blend of Avocado, Camellia, Jojoba, & Meadowfoam oils

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My hair is very thick and I could only wear it out if it was braided. Otherwise it was tied back in a bun....every single day. I decided to get a texturizer professionally done. In my opinion that is really the best way to get it done. In order to best control the outcome and avoid over processing the stylist should separate your hair into 4-8 sections. Each section is texlaxed and completely washed before moving on to the next section. Most people have 2 or more textures and the stylist has to process each section based on the texture. That is what I had done and it was worth it!
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My hair is very thick and I could only wear it out if it was braided. Otherwise it was tied back in a bun....every single day. I decided to get a texturizer professionally done. In my opinion that is really the best way to get it done. In order to best control the outcome and avoid over processing the stylist should separate your hair into 4-8 sections. Each section is texlaxed and completely washed before moving on to the next section. Most people have 2 or more textures and the stylist has to process each section based on the texture. That is what I had done and it was worth it!
I usually visit this thread every 6 months or so just to see what's going on in here. I'm glad that people are still posting. I'm still texlaxing evey few months. When my hair gets really tangled and hard to manage, I know it's time for a touch up. Here are a few pics from the past year. Love you ladies!!!











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Products:
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HEHH
TresEmme Curl Moisture Conditioner
Aloe Vera Gel
Let's Jam


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Thanks for posting those pix! I just registered to this site because I'm trying to figure out what I wanna do with my partially texlaxed partially natural hair!

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