Should I Relax Or Texturize My Hair? Natural Hair HELP!

Breanna Rutter


Hello everyone this is Breanna Rutter author of one of my most popular books the natural hair Bible and founder of how to black and for these videos I love to answer the questions you all send me via email so any of you have any questions you will like me to answer be sure to check out the description box below for additional information so today this video is inspired by a question I received from Margaret, Margaret emailed me and in her message she said that she has 4b hair she wants looser curls because she's tired of fighting with their texture in dealing with her hair its not as manageable and she wants to know if she should get a texturizer or relaxer or was something that she can do to help loosen her curl pattern so thank you for sending me this email and I have been getting a lot of requests for this information lately so I decided this was the perfect time to answer your email which of course is going to help everyone else as well so the very first thing I'm going to say is going to help you choose exactly what you want to do or your hair and what's the best product or route to go with trying to lose in your curl pattern so the very first thing I'm going to say that there's a big difference in getting a relaxer and a texturizer this is just for clarification purposes I'm assuming that some of you watching may not know the difference so I want to make sure that you know before I move on as I explained other tips so what a relaxer does is that it permanently straightened your hair your hair it’s going to take out all the kinks and take out all the curls that you have a relaxer permanently straightened your hair and if you don't want to relax no more you want to have naturally once again you have to cut your relaxer or relaxed hair off or you can allow your hair to grow which is called transitioning before you can the hair but a relaxer permanently straightened your hair now a texturizer loosens your curl pattern so what it does is that it does not typically change it it just loosens it just elongates it so I don't really know what you're going for as far as what you meant by loosening your call pattern because I assume it could've been one of two things that you either wanted your hair to just be more elongated or you actually want to wider curls which is going to lead me into my very next tip is that a relaxer and a texturizer is not going to widen your curls what you want if you want to lose in your pattern is to go with a texturizer for the texturizer is going to do is is going to elongate those 4b curls but is not going to widen them in diameter this is the way your hair is naturally structured the way that your curls hold itself so going to be putting any chemicals on it that's going to straighten it in any aspect all is going to do is stretch downward if you can visualize that rather than stretch outward giving you wider curls so now my very last thing I'm going to suggest is that if you don't want to go with either or you're still not really sure what you want to do I highly suggest that you try weaves and extensions you can try extensions that have more of a wider curl that the curl that you naturally have with your hair in order to see the type of different looks you want if you don't want to permanently change the structure of your hair so thank you for sending the email I hope all of these tips has helped you to decide exactly what you want to do with your hair and I really want you to keep in mind that once you use a relaxer or a texturizer there is no going back or reverting back to the hair you naturally have if you change your mind after that you have to allow your hair grow out and you have to trim off the hair that has been treated so want to thank everyone for watching and plus I want to thank all of you each and every one of you send me emails I really appreciate you not thank you for watching and I thank you for sending me all the messages but until next time I'll see you all in my very next video

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