One of the most asked questions around these parts is, “What is texlaxing?” I know people have heard me mentioning the word for years but never really knew what it meant. So I sat down and recorded a video that I think will be helpful.
In the video, I take you through defining texlaxing to maintaining texlaxed hair. For the next few weeks, I plan to bring the texlaxing series from the blog over to YouTube. Each week, I will walk through each step of how to texlax from prepping to aftercare. So if you haven’t subscribed to the channel, make sure you do because the videos will have a tad bit more info than the actual blog posts.
Anywho, there were a few things that I didn’t mention in the video that I wanted to share with you here. I use a lye relaxer, Mizani, because it is gentler on the hair than a no-lye relaxer. In the next couple of weeks, I will explain the difference between lye and no lye. The short version is lye relaxers may burn your scalp if you do not properly base your scalp but they are better for the overall health of your hair. No-lye relaxers tend to leave mineral build-up that leads to your hair feeling rough and brittle after relaxing. Mizani doesn’t burn my scalp because I do use a base for sensitive scalps and I go overboard with it to make sure I don’t set my scalp on fire. LOL!
As I stated in the video, I texlaxed because I felt as though my hair would be more manageable. When I texlaxed, I texlaxed from natural. A number of ladies on YouTube transitioned from relaxed hair to texlaxed and it’s entirely possible. If you are relaxed and you want to make the transition, I would say start with your next relaxer and work from that point. You will start to trim your relaxed ends off over time and before you know it, you will be fully texlaxed. If you do transition, you do have to be mindful of having two different textures. I would say treat the process as though you are transitioning to natural to prevent any breakage or damage.
I hope that my video was helpful. If you have any questions, leave them in the comments below and you know I will help you out! 🙂