Am I A Traitor If I Get A Texturizer After My Transition


Hello Lillu,
I haven't tried Too Shea, and I'm trying really hard not to become a PJ before I BC. But when I BC I have a list of products I wanna try and the first ones will be KCCC & KCKT.
Originally Posted by cysyca
Lol, I'm the same! I have a huge list of things i am dying to try but am waiting to BC first or i feel its a waste of products if i use it on my relaxed hair. I def want to try this KCCC... but not sure why its meant to be so good? Does it moisturise well, or make your hair really curly? If my natural hair was any curlier it would stick to my scalp!!

I'm trying my Too Shea this sunday, as my hair's straight at the moment. I'll report back on how it is!
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Hello Lillu,
I haven't tried Too Shea, and I'm trying really hard not to become a PJ before I BC. But when I BC I have a list of products I wanna try and the first ones will be KCCC & KCKT.
Originally Posted by cysyca
Lol, I'm the same! I have a huge list of things i am dying to try but am waiting to BC first or i feel its a waste of products if i use it on my relaxed hair. I def want to try this KCCC... but not sure why its meant to be so good? Does it moisturise well, or make your hair really curly? If my natural hair was any curlier it would stick to my scalp!!

I'm trying my Too Shea this sunday, as my hair's straight at the moment. I'll report back on how it is!
Originally Posted by Lillu
Too Shea! and WDT are the kinds of products that can work well on hair even though it's in transition because they're so moisturizing. I often co-wash with Too Shea and added honey, then use the WDT as a leave-in, distribute with my Denman and I'm good to go!
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Last relaxer: Feb. 2008
Big Chop:
Jan. 2009
I've been natural two previous times and texturized both times. The problems I had with texturizing was finding hair dressers who embrace the idea. The majority just automaticaly want to take your hair straight even when you tell them you know what is best for your hair. Both times I found hair dressers that really understood but.... with the first I moved back home to my little hometown and with the second I actually lost track of her (would call and she stopped returning calls). And therein lies the problem. You move on explain everything to the next person and it's like it goes in one ear and out the other.

Anyway, I don't think it makes you a traitor. Folks have to do what is right for them.
Last Relaxer: 09/19/08
BC: 01/30/09
Misc: 1st time going natural was '94-'98; 2nd time - '99-2003; This time I will not go back to relaxers.
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Hi Cysyca,

I actually intended to grow out my natural hair and then tex it. But as the months went by and I realized that my hair was not as unmanagble as I thought I've changed my decision.

In addition after reading Diana DeCosta's book Health Textures I realized that if i did tex it would need to be only once a year. Diana explained that if you tex more frequently the reality is that you could end up with straight her because as the relaxer is washed out it pass over previsouly treated hair thus reducing the curl pattern further with each treatment.

The key to texting is timing, ie how often it's done and how long it's left on your hair.
well i have a texturizer and lemme jus tell u i luv it. i got it in september and before my hair was 3c and a lil 4a and it still (well no 4a mostly 3c) but right now its more manageable. i used 2 hate my hair and never wear it natural but since getting my texturizer ive been enthusiactic to do my hair and take care of it. i havent gotten a text since sept. and its still nice. while its grown out a little im not a slave to it. it hasnt damaged my hair. however im going to be totally honest, not 2 scare u but to giv you the truth. i have a small spot in my crown where my hair kind of got squshed and a little hard (my hair is very soft like cotton or something lol) and its really annoying. i dont know if its because of the tex but i know before i got it i never had that. i think it might have something to do w/ me sleeping on my back. all in all though i would recommend it. its wonderful and will relly help. trust me it doesnt mke going natural such a hassle (i used 2 hate combing my hair!)

hope it helped but do what you think is best
~Meena

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I am not exactly sure what a tex does exactly.I saw an ad in a magazine and there were several levels that you can get one said " frizz removal without curl removal" Pro elements by Rusk formaldehyde free smoother. I am going to research it. Is that what you had done??
Please reply
Donna
I'm keeping my options open and wonder if anyone else is at least thinking about getting a texturizer espeically if your hair becomes unmanageable? I know for sure that I'll never get my hair fully relaxed but I don't know if I won't say "no" to a texturizer. I still have until April 09 but I'm keeping Miss Jessie on speed dial.
Originally Posted by cysyca
That doesn't make you a "traitor". It makes you a woman who is entitled to make her own choices regarding her hair. A texturizer is just another styling option many use to explore their curly options. If you want to, go for it. You don't need anyone else's permission or affirmation to do it.

Just be careful about it and do tons of research, first. I've heard mixed reviews about them, so I'd just proceed with a level of caution, first.

That doesn't make you a "traitor". It makes you a woman who is entitled to make her own choices regarding her hair. A texturizer is just another styling option many use to explore their curly options. If you want to, go for it. You don't need anyone else's permission or affirmation to do it.

Just be careful about it and do tons of research, first. I've heard mixed reviews about them, so I'd just proceed with a level of caution, first.
Originally Posted by CoilyParisienne
Hey, thanks for the kind words but I decided not to get a tex after all. My BC is coming up soon, April 18, I'm going to embrace my natural hair.
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Last edited by cysyca; 03-07-2009 at 10:15 AM.

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