natural hair and texturized

Tiny12Tiny12 Posts: 2Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Neophyte
edited January 15 in Transitioning
The last relaxer I received was on Nov 4. I went to a Dominican salon around June and she was struggling with my hair. I know she definitely put keratin in it because she would use those products in my hair. But after looking at a bunch of youtube videos now, I'm wondering if she snuck in a texturizer. I know this is crazy but she showed me a quick glimpse of a product she used and because this was long ago I don't remember what the product was (don't attack :( me I know). My natural hair is very kinky (4b/4c) and I can see where the relaxed ends are. But since a texturizer leaves your hair curly, it's possible that some of my natural hair is texturized. My question is can you ladies tell the difference (by looking at it) between natural and texturized hair? I may be paranoid because the situation was long ago. Every time I wash my hair, the texture feels/looks the same idk.

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  • bomegabomega Posts: 1,353 Curl Virtuoso
    edited January 16 Accepted Answer
    I guess it's easy on your own hair...but unless there is growout, it would be difficult on someone else's because you don't know their natural texture. Although admittedly there is often growout.

    It's a little different, but my sister, who's regular texture is 3b, used to get the Japanese thermal treatment to straighten her hair, and not only was it really obvious even if you didn't know her (it didn't look like a normal 1a), but of course the growout showed it after about a month.

    (not sure if that helps?)
    Low-poo: Alaffia Coffee & Shea Revitalizing Shampoo for Fine/Thin Hair (summer), Alaffia Coconut & Shea Hydrating Shampoo
    Clarify: Kinky Curly Come Clean
    Rinse-out: Alaffia Coffee & Shea Revitalizing Conditioner for Fine/Thin Hair (summer), Alaffia Everyday Coconut Ultra Hydrating Conditioner
    DT: Camille Rose Naturals Algae Renew Deep Conditioner
    Leave-in: As I Am Leave-in
    Styler: Lily of the Desert 99% Aloe Vera Gelly
    Treatment: Daily tea spray; Coconut oil overnight treatment; Citric acid rinse for hard water; 2-step Henndigo w/ amla to cover gray

    2C, fine, low porosity, low/medium density, protein sensitive

    Looking for styling products and tools

    iHerb Code KQS149 for 5% off your order

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  • bomegabomega Posts: 1,353Registered Users Curl Virtuoso
    Hi @Tiny12 :Welcome to nc.com. I'm a little confused by what you are asking. Are you saying that you went in to get a keratin treatment, but don't know whether or not she actually used a relaxer/texturizer chemical instead? And want to know if there is a way to tell by looking?
    Low-poo: Alaffia Coffee & Shea Revitalizing Shampoo for Fine/Thin Hair (summer), Alaffia Coconut & Shea Hydrating Shampoo
    Clarify: Kinky Curly Come Clean
    Rinse-out: Alaffia Coffee & Shea Revitalizing Conditioner for Fine/Thin Hair (summer), Alaffia Everyday Coconut Ultra Hydrating Conditioner
    DT: Camille Rose Naturals Algae Renew Deep Conditioner
    Leave-in: As I Am Leave-in
    Styler: Lily of the Desert 99% Aloe Vera Gelly
    Treatment: Daily tea spray; Coconut oil overnight treatment; Citric acid rinse for hard water; 2-step Henndigo w/ amla to cover gray

    2C, fine, low porosity, low/medium density, protein sensitive

    Looking for styling products and tools

    iHerb Code KQS149 for 5% off your order
  • Tiny12Tiny12 Posts: 2Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Neophyte
    My question is basically how to tell the difference between a texturized hair and your natural hair? Is it easy to tell because I know texturized hair (looking at images) is softer and maybe silkier than 4c hair. Thanks for responding btw.

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