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TEXLAXED HAIR: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

TEXLAXED HAIR: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

Texlax? Texturizer? You've heard about them but what do they actually do and should you get one? Well, today you'll find out. We're going into everything you need to know about texlaxed hair. Let's get into it.

What is it?

Taxlaxing or texturizing is the process of using relaxer to deliberately underprocess the hair with the intention of loosening one's hair types without completely straightening it. Typically a less powerful relaxer is used (or a specific texturizer like this one from African Pride) and the relaxer is left on for less time.

 

How does it look and why would you do it?

Texlaxed hair has a texturized finish and looser curls just like the pictures below. You might want to texlax your hair to make your hair easier to manage or just to get a different look for your hair. Be aware though, that just like relaxer, your hair is chemically - and permanently - straighter.

 

How long is the relaxer left on to get a textured result?

It depends on your hair texture. If you want to do it yourself, rather than going to a haircare professional then opt for a regular strength relaxer - rather than super strength - as it will process slower. You'll need to leave it on for anywhere between three and eight minutes depending on how coarse or fine your hair. You can test it as your hair is processing by pulling on a few strands. If they bounce into an S curl then it's good to rinse!

 

How do you care for texlaxed hair? 

Texlaxed hair can still be healthy hair but as it's chemically processed it's going to need a little extra TLC - or really MCC - moisturizing, conditioning, and care. This blog post on how to care for relaxed hair is also perfect for texlaxed hair so check it out to get some excellent tips.


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