I have done the texlaxing.....loved it for about a year and a half... Until my ends were so straight I had to cut my hair off and start again. Patience can't be gained any other way than waiting....it truly is a virtue. Texlaxing can be misleading......however, I soon learned that it too is a relaxer. There is no way around being patient. All the time she gained was lost for a weak moment. I would hope that in a weak moment I'd have friends that would get me through it..... Of course, you think this was the best way to help your friend but we are all learning. One day you may fully understand the implications of it all. I'm just so glad that I'm old enough to know that patience is learned over time......NO shortcuts.... Not for anyone..