Texlaxing

  • Amy asks:  Hi Jen, what are some of your highs and lows of texlaxing? Why did you decided to texlax your hair instead of continuing bone straight? Hi Amy, when I first started my hair journey I relaxed my hair bone straight and had no idea that “texlaxing” was an…

  • My hair is texlaxed but it’s still relaxed hair. I’ve seen this misconception popping up recently but texlaxing my hair still means I’m a relaxed head. Before I continue, let me say that there’s absolutely nothing wrong with relaxing your hair bone straight! I did it for years. I only…

  • I’ve been texlaxing my hair for a year and thought it would be fun to do a post on the journey so far. I actually started texlaxing my hair by accident but am very happy I did. It started when I accidentally under-processing my hair when I started self-relaxing my…

  • A reader asks: I tried self-relaxing for the first time, and my hair came out seriously underprocessed. I’m really worried about breakage now. Have you had breakage since you started texlaxing and if so, how have you dealt with it? I’ve definitely experienced breaking at the line of demarcation, where…

  • Q: What made you want to start texlaxing? Why not bone straight? A: For readers who may not be familiar with the phrase “texlaxing,” texlaxing is purposely under processing my hair with a relaxer. The goal is not to relax my hair bone straight so that my hair retains texture. [link to how…

  • How did this happen you wonder? I’ve been self-relaxing my hair for months and I haven’t been leaving the relaxer on as along as they do in the salon out of fear of over-processing my hair, nor smoothing my roots by running the comb through it. Question is, will I…

  • … one week later, ha! Yeah I know, it’s only been one week and it’s too early to say I’m loving being texlaxed but today’s wash was great so I’m just going to with it for now haha. My wet unwashed hair felt so soft. My hair wet has never…

  • I definitely texlaxed my hair yesterday. My hair grows in coils and now they’re much looser, more wavy. I don’t really love it but I don’t plan on correcting it until my next touch up in 10 weeks. I’m actually happy about this little mistake, I’ve learned that I need…