Hair Talk | My texlaxed texture

Saturday, 26 April 2014

I've been 'texlaxing' (purposely underprocessing my hair with a relaxer) for about 3 years now. At first I texlaxed by mistake but eventually decided I wanted texlaxed rather than bone straight relaxed hair (more info here).


Due to stumbling upon texlaxing by accident and not cutting my ends off, I've ended up with several textures on a single strand of hair. I've only recently decided I still want curls after relaxing and I've been experimenting with different relaxers and timings (which I don't recommend if you can go to a professional).

I achieved almost the exact results I want only with my last couple of relaxers. It's been really hard to capture on camera what the curly texlaxed texture looks like, so hopefully you can idea of what it's like from the picture above.

I've been going back and forth over whether to big chop to get rid of all the bone straight ends and looser texlaxed textures. For now, I'm going to long-term transition, relying on small trims to maintain long hair. Realistically I think it will take at least 18 more months to be in a position where I'd be comfortable chopping off all of my ends.

My transition has made me experiment with my hair less which is why sometimes hair updates/styling etc can be minimal on my blog. I am however open to suggestions for what kind of hair posts you'd like me to do.

What kind of hair posts do you like to read?

Lesley x

17 comments:

  1. Beautiful Beautiful texture!!! I absolutely LOVE IT!!!

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  2. Hi Lesley!

    I've been transitioning from relaxed hair to texturised hair for a little bit more than a year now. I use a proper texturiser (Softsheen Carson Texture Softener). I'm not comfortable enough to wear my hair short and big chop so, like you, I plan on transitioning for a long time and trimming every now and then.

    xx

    www.oumi-hearts.blogspot.fr

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    1. I've always wondered about using an actual texturizer but I've probably changed my relaxer a bit too much recently. I'll be interested to see how your transition goes :) x

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    2. http://www.oumi-hearts.blogspot.fr/2013/11/haircare-focus-my-transition.html
      http://www.oumi-hearts.blogspot.fr/2014/02/haircare-1-year-transition-anniversary.html

      If you want to know more about the texturiser I use :-)

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  3. Great to here you're getting to the texture you want. It looks very pretty!

    mixed-hair.blogspot.co.uk
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  4. Hi Lesley- I have heard of textlaxing before. I have heard mixed reviews in the past, but it's awesome that it's working out for you! What products do you use to do it to your hair?

    xx,
    Kuyeek

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    1. It's taken a while to get my technique right honestly. I'm currently using ORS Olive Oil Lye Relaxer in Normal. I leave it on for slightly less time and coat my hair in oil to get the texlaxed texture x

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  5. Your texlaxed texture looks really nice, Lesley!

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  6. I have my dad's hair, which I think is superhuman because nothing seems to be able to get it bone straight...went to the hairdressers about a 2 weeks ago and even clients were asking me why my hair is still curly after having the strongest relaxer in it for 25 minutes...so I deffo have various different textures in my hair...I like it though, feels like I'm not committing to one texture if that makes sense....ok, essay over
    P.s.You really do have beautiful hair <3
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    segenswunsche.blogspot.co.uk

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