Saturday, 8 February 2014

Texlax Your Way To Thicker Hair!

So you are probably thinking; what the bees is she talking about? What is that, a new product or is she making things up?! No, it is not a new magical product nor am I making things up. Texlaxing is the process where you intentionally under-process your hair when relaxing in order to retain some texture.

Here are a few reasons why you should consider texlaxing:
·        Your hair will look thicker and fuller; although anyone can texlax this is especially beneficial if you have fine hair.

·        You will have stronger hair; less protein bonds are broken when you texlax as oppose to relaxing bone straight therefore texlaxed hair retains more strength.   

·        It is the best of both worlds; when in the mood, you can have bone straight hair with just a heat tool or even better, a roller set.

Texlaxing is probably not for you if:
·        You love sleek, straight hair all the time.

·        You are not prepared to deal with two or more textures due to transitioning from relaxed to texlaxed or inconsistent results.

You can achieve texlaxed hair by:
·        Using a mild/milder relaxer.

·        Mixing oil with your relaxer.

·        Adding less activator to your no-lye relaxer when mixing.

·        Not combing or less smoothing when applying the relaxer.

·        Leaving the relaxer in for less time than the manufacturer recommends.

·        Coating your hair with a thick oil, serum, petroleum or conditioner before applying the relaxer.

Some ladies use a combination of one or more of the above mention methods to achieve their desired texlaxed look. Remember, texlaxed hair is still relaxed/chemically processed hair therefore you still need to give it the love and attention that it needs.

Have you ever heard the term “texlaxing” before? What are your thoughts on it? Leave us a comment below and let us know.

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  1. When I was relaxed I was actually texlaxed, although my hair was still damaged and fairly thin haha. Going natural (although it was unintentional) was the only way I could get thick hair. This seems to work realllyyy well for others though!
    Thanks for sharing :)

    1. You're welcome Chantelle! Everything is not for everyone, we all have to do what we think is best for our hair, the main thing for me is healthy hair at every length :)

  2. I just started texlaxing and I love how thick my hair looks and I get to enjoy the little curls too........transitioning long term to texlaxed hair. I just can't wait to have a full head of thick, texlaxed hair......:).

    1. Texlaxing is a great way to help you acheive thicker hair, after my last hair cut I am now relaxed from root to tip, no way am I going back to bone straight hair!

  3. Does the hair become thicker with texlax compared to texturizer?

    1. Hi Lisa, thanks for stopping by :)

      I've never used a texturizer but to me a texturizer or texture softener is a relaxer in sheep clothing, they are all just mild relaxers, take a look at the ingredients when you get a chance. The level of thickness you get will depend on how long you leave the relaxer/ texturizer/ texture softener in your hair during application. I use a mild relaxer to texlax my hair, check out my latest relaxer update.