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can some one please help me determine my hair type?

Dionne27Dionne27 Posts: 3Registered Users
Hello I'm new to the site I haven't had much help on other sites when I asked this question I want to texlax my thick natural hair so I can manage it better I'm unsure of my hair type though. I pics of my hair the first 4pics is what it looks like when it's wet & the last one is when it's dry. Can someone also tell me what it would look like it I texlax meaning will I have curls? How do I texlax? Sorry for all of the questions. TIA!

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  • tightnaps31512tightnaps31512 Posts: 25Registered Users
    Oooh your hair is gorgeous!! I'm sure its in the 4 range maybe 4a/b...,again not really sure but it looks like mine and that's what I was told:roll:
    Big Chop-3/15/12:blob6:
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  • smilesnfaythsmilesnfayth Posts: 5Registered Users
    By the looks of I'm I'm guessing your hair shrinks when its wet but it coils so it 4a which its still think but you have a curl pattern welcome to the family :-)

    From what I know a texturizer is like getting a mild relaxer to loosen curls, so it will change you curl a bit. If you're looking to avoid chemicals don't do it. Otherwise find a stylist to do it :-)
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  • smilesnfaythsmilesnfayth Posts: 5Registered Users
    Btw my hair is 4b. And pardon the typos.

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    Hair Type: 4b
    Years natural: 3.5 yrs natural except hair color

    love/hate relationship with my hair because its heavy maintenance. Love to wear it straight and curly. Hate the time it takes to do either! LOL

    Salons:Only on special occassions, birthdays, hair shows, or extreme changes like hair cuts.
  • moosegrl_86moosegrl_86 Posts: 403Registered Users
    Looks like 4a.
    Whoop whoop! :hello1:
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  • forbeeforbee Posts: 441Registered Users
    If you texlax you may loosen your curls a little...but don't expect to have 3a hair or anything. The coils are smaller so leaving the chemical in for longer will cause the hair to straighten out.

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  • bharjalabharjala Posts: 52Registered Users
    I say 4a... Like forbee said, there's no in-between for the 4 type coily girls. You either texlax to have more manageable (weaker, thinner, but perhaps easier) hair, or leave it on long enough to just relax it entirely. No matter how much I hope and dream, a texlax can't turn me into a "wavy"!

    For texlax, I believe you get a regular relaxer... and mix some conditioner in it? Or you could get the Just For Me Curl Softener (Which is also a relaxer, just weaker).
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  • MIA1487MIA1487 Posts: 85Registered Users
    honestly it looks like 4a, but then again it looks like 4b(at the roots especially)
    so maybe it's a mix of both 4a and 4b
  • B-Nessa11B-Nessa11 Posts: 1,050Registered Users
    I texlaxed my friend's hair and it actually enhanced her curls. I wish I had a pic on my phone. She actually wanted it to be a loose wave but I didn't want to overdo it. So I guess u can call it an underprocesses texlax. Washed it out and it was beautiful! She had type 4a-b hair before and after.

    But I agree with one of the other posters it can make ur hair weak if done wrong. I did mine when my hair was shorter and it was great as far as looks but it was weaker and much more porous so I waited until it was half texlax and half natural and I cut it. And even though hers came out well, I told her she's guna have to step up her moisture protein game a LOT to keep it healthy. So if u ask me, its not worth it most of the time unless ur prepared to Possibly lose all ur curl pattern and deal with weakness

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  • B-Nessa11B-Nessa11 Posts: 1,050Registered Users
    Oh and to answer how to texlax from what I know. You basically underprocess the hair. I coat the hair with oil and conditioner and add oil to the mixed relaxer. Put it in as normal and I don't smooth it much at all. By the time I'm finished applying, its time to rinse. U would have to really pay attention so u can leave the right amount of curl in ur hair

    from Sugarfoot's chew toy
    Who's My Hair?
    3c/4a-b looking stuff lol
    BC- May 16, 2010
    Why I chopped: heat damage/breakage
    Luv'd my permed hair I just didnt take care of it.
    LUVVV my natural hair!!! :iconbiggrin:
  • kckinkykckinky Posts: 162Registered Users
    B-Nessa11 wrote: »
    Oh and to answer how to texlax from what I know. You basically underprocess the hair. I coat the hair with oil and conditioner and add oil to the mixed relaxer. Put it in as normal and I don't smooth it much at all. By the time I'm finished applying, its time to rinse. U would have to really pay attention so u can leave the right amount of curl in ur hair

    from Sugarfoot's chew toy

    You have no idea how long I have wanted to ask someone how to "texlax":dontknow:...I just always assumed it was the use of a texturizer or super weak relaxer...didn't know there was a process to it.
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  • B-Nessa11B-Nessa11 Posts: 1,050Registered Users
    kckinky wrote: »
    B-Nessa11 wrote: »
    Oh and to answer how to texlax from what I know. You basically underprocess the hair. I coat the hair with oil and conditioner and add oil to the mixed relaxer. Put it in as normal and I don't smooth it much at all. By the time I'm finished applying, its time to rinse. U would have to really pay attention so u can leave the right amount of curl in ur hair

    from Sugarfoot's chew toy

    You have no idea how long I have wanted to ask someone how to "texlax":dontknow:...I just always assumed it was the use of a texturizer or super weak relaxer...didn't know there was a process to it.

    Lol yep. I had to do a lot of looking to find out myself, but I ended up just doing what I thought was best. It's definitely a process if u want it done "right". I don't know too much about actual texturizers cuz I figured, why don't I just use a perm? I think its just a marketing tool honestly lol.

    But yea, its pretty cool. I think mine would have been better if I smoothed it more. I ended up with different curl patterns for a while. Then later I missed my tighter texture (even tho it barely changed lol).

    Like others, unless ur confident about doing it, I would find someone u trust to help. I had my friend help me rinse it out cuz I really forgot how to wash my hair in the sink! I wouldn't necessarily say find a pro, cuz pros suck sometimes too when it comes to natural hair :)

    from Sugarfoot's chew toy
    Who's My Hair?
    3c/4a-b looking stuff lol
    BC- May 16, 2010
    Why I chopped: heat damage/breakage
    Luv'd my permed hair I just didnt take care of it.
    LUVVV my natural hair!!! :iconbiggrin:
  • Stinalee1120Stinalee1120 Posts: 66Registered Users
    Your hair is very pretty...it looks like mostly 4a to me in the back...but a tiny bit of it in the front looks 3c to me. Nothing about your hair looks 4b to me...don't alter it
  • _Michael11_Michael11 Posts: 90Registered Users
    i would recommend the "just for me texture softner"
    images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQsDGxiFyxXCRQ4fx18gHOWfHOwyt2kTuAhB9M21ICZL2mHVGnK, or you can simply use a regular relaxer and dilute it with oil or conditoner. make sure you watch your hair closely when texlaxing, when you see your hair turning into a wave pattern then take it out. if you leave it on too long then you will straighten your hair. pretty much apply the relaxer fast as possible comb through all your hair once or 2wice then rinse it out. if you dont get the desired results you wanted then try again. make sure you follow up with a protein and moisturizing deep conditioner to be on the safe side. oh and post pictures if you decide to do it!

    im speaking from experience when i use to texlax my hair for curls. funny thing is i went natural and discovered my hair was curly lol.
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  • _Michael11_Michael11 Posts: 90Registered Users
    forbee wrote: »
    If you texlax you may loosen your curls a little...but don't expect to have 3a hair or anything. The coils are smaller so leaving the chemical in for longer will cause the hair to straighten out.

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    i guess it depends on the texture because my mom relaxers her hair straight and no matter how much she relaxes and flatirons her hair still turns into those loose wavy curls when its wet and then dries into type 3 curls. she had no idea about wash and gos until i introduced her to them, she loves it lol.

    her hair damp
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    her hair dry
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    goal hair length- waist length
    I LOVE HAIR!!!
    **My Big Hair Don't Journey--"Please check me out" :nike:
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  • bleuyteuybleuyteuy Posts: 273Registered Users
    Looks like a 4b to me