A few days ago a reader posted a comment on a topic I completely forgot to mention: Hi, I’m an avid stalker of your blog. several times DAILY!! I’ve not a comment but a question: Have you ever achieved straighter than desired texlaxed hair during a touchup which resulted in hair strand looking something like this? where between the thicker texlaxed section there’s a somewhat straighter section ? wavy—-straight —-wavy. Something like this ————————~~~~~~————~~~~~~ And what would you recommend as possible “Fixes?” Somehow I haven’t come across a blog post which addresses this issue directly…except perhaps from “Simply into my hair ” on Corrective relaxers. Does the same concept apply here??
I have one section of hair that has multiple texlaxed hair. You may be wondering “how did she end up with three different texlaxed textures?” Answer: with great skill… just kidding. In the area marked off in white, I smoothed too much which resulted in a looser texlaxed texture. The area above that, marked in pink, is thicker because I’ve been coating my new growth with conditioner and Roux Porosity Control when texlaxing.
There are only two fixes
(1) I’d either have to do corrective relaxer on the thicker texlaxed portions, going back and relaxing them again (applying the relaxer for only a few minutes) to get them to match the looser texture, OR
(2) Waiting, and cut my hair overtime until the uneven textures are cut away and I’m left with just the thicker texlaxed texture.
I’ve chosen to go with the second option since I’d rather have the thicker texlaxed texture rather than the looser texture. In the end, the choice really comes down to which texture you want to keep.
A few tips on achieving consistent texlaxed results
(1) Practice on your shed hairs. This is my biggest recommendation when it comes to texlaxing. Before taking the dive, grab shed hairs and try out different methods of texlaxing (e.g. adding conditioner or oil to the relaxer, coating your hair with conditioner) and different processing times.
(3) Keep a video diary of how you texlax. After you’ve practiced using conditioner and are ready to texlax your hair, record the process the first few times you texlax your hair. By keeping a video diary of how you texlax your hair and reviewing the videos before each touch up, you make it easier on yourself to know exactly what you did, how you did it, and how to repeat the process for the most consistent texlaxed results.