Caring for texlaxed hair is a tad interesting. People often ask me what type of products do I use or what are the steps on a wash day for texlaxed hair. Being texlaxed, my hair is in the middle of relaxed and natural but I mainly look for products that work well for all hair types.
My wash day and products vary week to week based on what my hair needs. The most I’ve done this past week is wet Cherrelle (my hair) and put conditioner on my ends. So today, I decided to go ahead and make it protein and moisture balanced wash day. I use a host of items to care for my hair and none of them are specifically products for relaxed hair or natural hair. However, they work very well for me.
Let’s get into my wash day steps and products!
- Shea Moisture Purification Masque on as a pre-poo. This is a great clarifier and moisturizer. The Purification Masque is an all-in-one product and you get the most bang for your buck using this product. I loves it! LOL!
- I rinsed the Purification Masque out and applied V05 moisture milks to detangle my hair. Moisture Milks conditioners provide great slip to make detangling a breeze.
- I wanted to include a protein treatment, so I decided to use my GVP version of Jocio Reconstructor for 10 mins or so. This is Sally’s version of the K-Pak and the ingredients are dang near identical. A great dupe!
- My wash day isn’t complete without deep conditioning and I used GVP Nexxus Humectess under the steamer. I generally stay under the steamer until the water runs out and I don’t bother to set the timer.
- Leave-ins: Since I want to flat iron to use my split-ender, I decided to use Aphogee Keratin & Green Tea Restructurizer and Giovanni leave in. I initially planned to use the GVP version of Chi Silk Infusion but changed my mind at the last minute. Yes, I have a bunch of GVP products. I’m on a budget because I’m broke. I ain’t shamed! LOL! I have to look good without spending a lot of money.
- I finished up by drying a little under my soft bonnet dryer and followed it with a quick blow dry.
Unfortunately, hair care brands don’t create products for texlaxed hair and you have to determine which products work best for your hair. Some ladies who are texlaxed may find their hair responds better to products created for natural hair.
On the other flip side, there are others whose hair responds better to products created for relaxed hair. It’s really trial and error. I hope by sharing my wash day and the products I use to care for my texlaxed hair, it will help another texlaxed diva. The products you use on a wash day for texlaxed hair should match your hair protein or moisture needs.
What are you ladies doing to your hair this weekend?