Texturizers!

Hello Ladies,


I need a little help.


A couple of months ago I decided to which from relaxers to texturizers. I made this decision because Ive been experiencing a lot of damage and breakage due to relaxers.


I did a little research and learned a texturizer is similar to relaxer but just less "harsh". AKA it doesn't totally straighten the hair. Well "they" are exactly right! lol my new growths, which are now texturized, isn't straight but less coarse.


I am still experiencing breakage when I comb my hair AND it doesn't help that when I work out (3x a week) I sweat like crazy and my hair is completely wet.


Is there something I should be doing to prevent this breakage?


I moisturize my hair almost every night with oil (i forget the name now).


Thanks!

Posted on November 29, 2011 at 3:53 am
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Hi there!


First of all, when you texturized, did they do your whole head or just the new growth? You really shouldn't double process - i.e. put a chemical over a chemical. It's not good for your hair. If you are going to switch over to a new chemical process, you should either grow all your new growth out, snip off the relaxed ends, and then start the texturizer process.


I'm pretty sure this is why you're experiencing breakage.


You can try a protein treatment to stop/slow breakage. ORS Hair Mayo, Motions CPR, and Elasta QP's SoyOl are three I use, but look around for one that works well for your hair. A lot of times, beauty supply stores will have sample packs for like $1-2, that way you don't have to buy the whole $10 bottle and find out it doesn't work for your hair. You can also make your own protein conditioner using an egg, your favorite conditioner, and your favorite oil.


Oil is not a moisturizer. Oil simply seals in moisture. I'd say you need to find a balanced moisturizer. I can't give recommendations because I don't know anything about your hair, but most time texturizers have a moisturizer as part of the line. For example, S-Curl is a texturizer brand and they have a spray moisturizer as part of the line.


I would also check out some hair boards like LongHairCareForum.com. I've learned so much. There is a fee to post, but no fee to read and soak up the knowledge. BlackHairCareMedia.com is another one. I believe they are free to post and read.


Good luck! Let me know if you have any more questions!


 

Posted on December 8, 2011 at 2:51 am
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Hi!


 


I do not texturize my whole head; just the new growths.


I'll look into find the perfect protein treatment and moisturizer for sure, I really need it.


 


Thank you for your help and advice, I really appreciate it.


Posted on December 8, 2011 at 3:33 am

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