texturizer

anonymous_1037anonymous_1037 Posts: 213Registered Users
I would say my hair is type 4a. I have done everything in order for it to be more moisturized. I feel my hair is healthier based on the fact that it doesnt break as much anymore. But it is too much too handle. I am thinking of getting a texturizer to make my hair more manageable. ANy recommendations?

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  • lesliegonnacurllesliegonnacurl Posts: 478Registered Users
    is the chemical similar to relaxer chemicals?

    About four years ago my hair stopped getting straight from a relaxer (I had been in the hospital) and now I guess it's just smoothed out--anyway now I have a head full of curls/waves/ and one stupid straight section that I have to manipulate (bah!)

    Anyway, I only relax about 4 times a year anyway.

    But I think if I was totally natural right now, if my hair was really tight, I would think about texturizing. I would really find a stylist I trust and get LOTS of opinions not just one.

    Also look for good stories and horror stories so all bases are covered!
    Mostly relaxed, yet still curly hair, which I am going to try to grow out with daily conditioner rinses and a shampoo once or twice a week.

    Officially Transitioning since March 2011.
    Last Relaxer September 2010

    Got some kind of curly bangs going here! And I think my bangs are all natural!

    I think that my natural hair is somewhere between a 3b and a 3c, I hope it's not too soon to tell! :blob4:
  • moodydovemoodydove Posts: 1,721Registered Users
    is the chemical similar to relaxer chemicals?

    About four years ago my hair stopped getting straight from a relaxer (I had been in the hospital) and now I guess it's just smoothed out--anyway now I have a head full of curls/waves/ and one stupid straight section that I have to manipulate (bah!)

    Anyway, I only relax about 4 times a year anyway.

    But I think if I was totally natural right now, if my hair was really tight, I would think about texturizing. I would really find a stylist I trust and get LOTS of opinions not just one.

    Also look for good stories and horror stories so all bases are covered!

    Yea, a texturizer is a relaxer, but it's either left on for a shorter time, or mixed with something like conditioner. You can do it if you like, but it's very hard to control how much curl is taken out, especially if you have more than one curl pattern. There are a few threads on this, and I'll post a link. =)
    Big chop: 5/30/10
    CG, clarify with Aveda Brilliant Shampoo when needed
    Dense, medium-fine strands, lowish porosity. Avoiding glycerin outside the shower.
    Cowash:Suave Coconut Conditioner.
    Leave in: YtCucumbers and EVOO
    Styling Products: Flaxseed gel, Phillip B Soft Hold Gel, KMF Upper Management Gel
    DC: Doctored GVP or Suave conditioner
    Cleanser: Bentonite clay
  • moodydovemoodydove Posts: 1,721Registered Users
    happy 4b wrote: »
    I would say my hair is type 4a. I have done everything in order for it to be more moisturized. I feel my hair is healthier based on the fact that it doesnt break as much anymore. But it is too much too handle. I am thinking of getting a texturizer to make my hair more manageable. ANy recommendations?

    Manageable how? Is it hard for you to maintain certain styles, detangle your hair, something like that?
    Big chop: 5/30/10
    CG, clarify with Aveda Brilliant Shampoo when needed
    Dense, medium-fine strands, lowish porosity. Avoiding glycerin outside the shower.
    Cowash:Suave Coconut Conditioner.
    Leave in: YtCucumbers and EVOO
    Styling Products: Flaxseed gel, Phillip B Soft Hold Gel, KMF Upper Management Gel
    DC: Doctored GVP or Suave conditioner
    Cleanser: Bentonite clay
  • aishamodelaishamodel Posts: 136Registered Users
    I was actually just researching the silkener chemical services @ Miss jessie's. I don't live in Brooklyn but I will definitely travel the four hour stretch to hair some stretched out curls!!

    I like being natural. But for some reason my braid and twist outs just dont come out the way I would like them to. I get tired of spending so much time on my hair only to undo the braids to find that they are jacked up. I would like to explore my curly options. Just washing my hair, and using product and letting it air dry . I have beautiful curls in there. I know it! But they dont get to flourish because my hair just shrinks up so much. I get them to stay elongated. A texturizer or in my case a Silkener, will definitely help with this problem. I don't have a problem with manageability but I do have a problem with twist and braids. My hair is shorter in the front b/c I had bangs before I transitioned. I don't if that's why my twists and braid outs don't come out right, but I'm getting so tired. I just want to wash my hair and go. Maybe not necessarily "go" but at least hair some natural curl definition.

    Sorry to babble. I know this is about you and your hair:happy7:. I just feel you. I'm in the same boat. But I would say really figure out what look you are trying to acheive with your hair. Because sometimes chemical services are not always the answer.
    4a-4b hair. Not sure yet so I'll just say both!
  • aishamodelaishamodel Posts: 136Registered Users
    Also consider the products you are using. My hair was just soooo hard to detangle. I mean hair was flying every where, water dripping down my face, conditioner in globs on my head. It was crazy. Then I incorporated keratin into my treatments. It's like that's all I needed. My hair is so easily detangled now, it shines, and it is a lot more manageable. Now I use aphoghee 2 min keratin once a week. I see a lot less breakage.
    4a-4b hair. Not sure yet so I'll just say both!
  • moodydovemoodydove Posts: 1,721Registered Users
    Big chop: 5/30/10
    CG, clarify with Aveda Brilliant Shampoo when needed
    Dense, medium-fine strands, lowish porosity. Avoiding glycerin outside the shower.
    Cowash:Suave Coconut Conditioner.
    Leave in: YtCucumbers and EVOO
    Styling Products: Flaxseed gel, Phillip B Soft Hold Gel, KMF Upper Management Gel
    DC: Doctored GVP or Suave conditioner
    Cleanser: Bentonite clay
  • TauribabyTauribaby Posts: 1Registered Users
    Hello, I'm new to the site and I know this post is a lil old, but I have 4a type hair and I recently got a texturizer.

    Now I did a LOT of research and a lot of consultations with many stylists before I found the right one and I'm so HAPPY!!

    The texturizer worked well for me ^_^. My curl pattern is still tight ringlet curls, but softer and loose and my hair now hangs down with length when I do a wash and go as opposed to the shrunken poof I'd get before >_<.

    Overall the texturizer was a great fix for me. But like the other women said, do your research and be sure its right for you. It is a chemical and I know most ppl cringe at that. But I'm personally not against it as long as it's done by a professional and maintained properly.
  • jadedancerjadedancer Posts: 1Registered Users
    Hi! What brand of texturizer do you use? I used to get a texturizer before I BC'd and now I'm in the same situation you were in...I love my tight curls but they won't show as much volume because they shrink so much! I'm thinking about texturizing my now completely natural hair.
  • dededededede Posts: 78Registered Users
    When I was relaxed and 8 weeks post, I got a texturizer, some parts were curly, some were bone straight. Now, that I'm natural, I know why: I'm 4b and my hair is a mix of bents and spirals.
    4.5"-5"
    4 months natural
    8 months post
    4a/4b
    My go-to styles: Wash-N-Go Pony puffs

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