Mild Relaxer VS Texturizer For African American Hair

Breanna Rutter


Hello everyone this is Breanna Rutter author of one of my most popular books the natural hair Bible and founder of for these videos I love to answer the questions you all send via email so if any of you have any questions you would like for me to answer be sure to check out the description box below for additional information so I will get right on into the video in this video is because of a question I received from to Shauna, Shauna emailed me because she said she still doesn't know the difference between a relaxer a texturizer and texlax so what I'm going to do is describe all 3 of these things and tell you what it does to your hair so first of I relaxer is a chemical treatment that is used to permanently straighten your hair so if you want hair that doesn't go back curly when it's wet or that's even more manageable for some people in some cases then you want to go with a relaxer the thing with a relaxer is this is going to stop your hair from going back curly or wavy or whatever your natural pattern was when a contact with moisture this is not the effect you want with your hair if you want to be a go from straight to curly whenever you please so I do not suggest a relaxer but a relaxer is what you use to permanently straighten your hair now say for instance you don't want the effects of relaxer anymore your hair can revert back so what you have to do is cut off your relaxed hair or even transition so that way you can gain more of your texture back with some length without having to drastically do the big chop or go with really short hair so that's what a relaxer is a chemical treatment that’s used to permanently straighten your hair now next is a texturizer a texturizer is simply a mild relaxer texturizer is watered-down either one or two ways simply with water or with conditioner you can use a leave in conditioner and a little bit of relaxer mix it together and this is now a texturizer what a texturizer does the hair is that it elongates the curls or loosens the curl pattern now if you're going to be putting this on your hair this is not going to widen in your curls the diameter of your curls what is going to do is elongate them so instead of very tight springs if you have very springy hair what is going to do is create very elongated springs so is not going to widen the curl is only going to elongate the curl if you want that effect with your hair in a texturizer is the way to go now texlax even though so different is the very same thing is supposed to be a texture either/relaxer which is the same thing as a texture as it's nothing different is just another word used to describe a texturizer so of course you text lacks your hair is the same thing as texturizer your hair both names being the same exact thing so that's probably where you got a little tripped up as part of not understanding what the to me and I hope now the clarification is helping you whether or not you wanted to know or you looking towards maybe relaxing your hair of some sort of glad you sent me the email and I hope that this video is helping anyone else who's watching as well so thank you and until then I'll see you are in my very next video

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