After 8 years natural thinking about texlax

MOHAIRMOHAIR Registered Users Posts: 7

I have been natural for about 8 years now. I have hairtype 4a/b and in the back 3c. My hair has never ever grown past my neck. Never ever. I have tried everything. I have very fine hair strand. I have noticed that my hair doesn't like braids or twists. My natural hair is to fine to braid, it wil get knoted. My hair is alsof to divers to twist. Not al twists looks te same. Some are very thin and some are full and fluffy. Al ik want is healthy long hair. Every day is have te same hairstyle. When i go to party, tot work, dates, it's al te time the same hairstyle. Flat twists at the front and twists in the back and tucked in. A protective style you would think, but even this didn't make my hair grow. I know my hair grows, but it breaks because of the styles. So i decide no to braid or twist my hair. But my hair is so frizzy that i could't wear is out everyday. I would get tangled. And the twist outs would nog look the same in the afternoon as i did it in the morning.

This is why I am thinking about texlaxing. I will do it at a salon. The reasons why i am doubting is: scared of damage and i am scared of the reactions of the natural ladies. In my country i am very active in the natural hair scene. We organize meetings and hairshows etc. I am very scared to be kicked out.

What do you think about my decision? I am hoping that the texlax will give me more of a 3c hairtype, as my hair in the back, so that i can wear i loose. I don't hair to braid of twist it, but i can do other protective style where i do not have to manipulate my fine strands. My hair needs it to be appraoched as total and not in small sections. It wil break.

Don't get condused, because i really love my natural hair, but i really do not like the way styles look on my. So scalpy en stringy

PS excuse my english I am not American


  • JohariJohari Registered Users Posts: 673
    Are you sure the knots aren't from split ends? Maybe try flat ironing instead of chemical use. I think that helped me.

    And you're English is fine :)

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  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,060 Administrator
    Also, texlax/texturizing/under processing a relaxer will only loosen your hair type. So your 4a will go to looser curls, but I wouldn't expect your 4b to become 3c when texturized.
  • rswrsw NYCRegistered Users Posts: 69 Curl Novice
    Would you advise what is tex lax? I have been investigating getting a "softener" and think that is using mild relaxer or not keeping relaxer on for full straightening.
    I'd like to go from 3c to 3b for easier managing. But wondering if under relaxing is very damaging to hair?
    Any thoughts/info is appreciated!
  • multicultcurlymulticultcurly Registered Users Posts: 5,136 Curl Connoisseur
    Texlaxers are milder forms of relaxers
    And straighteners. Before you begin using chemicals, I would research how to care for fine and baby fine hair. Fine hair tends to get damaged very easily so chemicals may not be the way to go of you are already having.breakage issues. I would recommend learning your hair properties but not sure how economical the service is since I assume you don't live in the US or Canada. Even so, check out and the articles section of NC. Also, may also be helpful.

    Not all with type 4 hair can braid or benefit from protective styles. Also, is your hair getting enough protein? Fine hair usually needs a lot of protein to remain healthy.

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  • BluebloodBlueblood Registered Users Posts: 1,748 Curl Neophyte
    Apart from checking out the sites multicultcurly has pointed have you checked your diet and exercise? If you aren' t getting enough of some vitamins and minerals your hair will stop growing before it reaches it's terminal length.

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