Transitioning from bone straight relaxed hair to ‘texlaxed’ hair

January 27, 2015

What is texlaxing? This is basically intentionally underprocessing your relaxer because you want to avoid hair that is too straight (otherwise called bone straight hair). Why texlax? Texlaxing reduces the potential damage caused by relaxers and helps hair look fuller. This is especially for ladies with fine hair strands or scanty hair. How to texlax There are several ways you can achieve semi-processed hair and if you prefer, you can even…

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I hate relaxers!

July 29, 2014

Yes, I hate relaxers!! Ok…the truth is I have a love-hate relationship with relaxers. I just had one done two weeks ago and I have mixed feelings about it. I’ll tell you why: Reason 1. Thinning strands: I am happy with the state of my ‘texlaxed’ hair now: I already have low to moderate density hair strands which are fine in diameter and I don’t want my hair to become…

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Hair relaxers – what you need to know! (Part 2)

February 25, 2014

Differences between Lye relaxers and no-lye relaxers Lye relaxers are gentler on the hair but burn scalp faster than no-lye relaxers. Due to the lower amount of straightness, they usually break less disulfide bonds. No-Lye relaxers often produce straighter results and are gentler on the scalp than Lye relaxers. Lye relaxers are usually preferred by professional hair stylists No-lye relaxers are usually sold to everyone and can be found easily….

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Hair relaxers – what you need to know! (Part 1)

February 25, 2014

  Relaxers are chemicals that are used to straighten hair in order to remove its natural curl pattern. Some would argue that relaxed hair is easier to manage and to detangle. Disadvantages of relaxed hair include: You have to keep on retouching the new growth at chosen intervals to maintain the straight texture. This might be cumbersome for some people. Causes more damage to the hair because relaxers work by altering…

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