Texturizers: Are they the solution to getting your hair curly?

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Do you know what the PH of a relaxer is? I know this is not a common concern for anyone who chemically processed their hair. However, as an educator that has experienced chemical burn, I take this service very seriously.

Texturizers tend to be just as high in PH as relaxers, around 11.5-13.5 . The point of these products  is to relax the curl to what can be a more manageable result for many.  For someone who has never relaxed or texturized their hair before, I recommend coming in for a deep condition and natural curl defining process first  so we can really see and show you how your curl pattern can work for you.  I find this to be the better long term solution. Some people have literally never seen the beauty of their natural curls and I believe this is a MUST before making the permanent decision to texturize.

Chemical services can have a short term gain with long term effects. Over processed hair is the most common occurrence. This can cause weak points along the hair shaft creating an inconsistent curl pattern and  if the hair is left overly dehydrated, it can break off from new growth to ends in common areas like the hairline and middle of the head.

So, to clarify, a texturizer is a way to loosen the current curl pattern you have, but I do not consider it a solution especially since you cannot predict the amount to which the hair will loosen up. The real solution is finding a stylist that understands your hair and teaches you how to do the same!

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Brandelyn Green
Brandelyn Green is the Founder of VoiceOfHair, a platform to help women of color find the best hairstyles and hairstylists! After living in 8 cities and in Sweden within a 10 year span Brandelyn became frustrated after trying to find trusted hairstylists who could help her maintain her natural hair. Since starting VoiceOfHair in 2014 she has grown the social media platform to over 1MM+ on Instagram and Facebook. As a natural who is also a salon goer, she wanted to create a platform where people could find the best products, hairstylists, advice and trends. VoiceOfHair provides hairspiration (hair + inspiration) as well as styling tips for women with relaxed and natural hair!
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9 Comments

  • Avatar Sharon says:

    I need help with my hair

  • Avatar Hope English says:

    Hi Ms. Brandelyn, I have a few questions for you. I hope you can help me with my hair. My hair is thinning because of the meds am on am 50 years old and I used to have beautiful hair and now I don’t know what to do with it now. Should I stop getting perms or get it texturizer

    • Hello Hope,

      Thank you so much for reaching out to us! As always, we would suggest the least amount of chemicals applied to your hair.
      We’d recommend you consulting a professional stylist to find out which would be less harmful to your hair to prevent as much damage as possible.
      I hope I was able to answer your question. Please keep us updated 🙂 We’d love to follow your haircare journey.

  • Avatar Mary Hayes says:

    I had thinning hair with chemicals. I stopped 2 years ago using chemicals. Now I have lots of hair and learned my curl pattern. I have 4c hair. There’s so many products for 4c hair on the market. Be you and go natural. You will much happier.

  • Avatar Mertice says:

    I’m tired of perming my hair which is very short. I want curls…what can I use to get curls as I’m no longer perming…not ready for a big chop either. Want to keep it curly as the relaxer is wearing out…help!!

  • Avatar Joyce Myles says:

    My hair is very thick and dense, and becoming more difficult to manage as it grows in length. I have recently been considering a texturized as well as transitioning to gray. Seeking advice and consultation.

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