A few months ago, I was determined to transition to natural hair in 2013. Why? I really loved the hairstyles that were coming out of ‘Go Natural’ blogs. The styles are just really beautiful. I had the whole ‘love what you don’t have’ situation … then I started researching.
So … you can’t just think ‘I’ll transition’ cause the styles are cute – *sigh*. It’s hard work dealing with two very different textures at the same time. I went through this for three – four months when I had my natural growth, texlaxed hair and my bone straight hair. While going through this, I was thinking … why not have the best of both worlds?
I want to marry the ease of styling my hair with enjoying the versatility of going from straight to curled hair. What will enable me to do this? Texlaxed hair!
My definition of texlaxing is halving the time of your relaxer on your hair with the view of ensuring that your hair doesn’t go bone straight. The results of this is hair with looser curls than you had before.
I’m not sure why, but my Soft n Beautiful relaxer, texlaxes my hair. I think it has to do with the oil that’s added in the mixture. I truly love the results!
So I’ll revise my ‘transition in 2013’ statement and commit to maintaining my bra-strap length and trimming off the bone straight hair as I gain more length. This means that in time, my chemically treated hair will have more texture and allow for increased versatility with curling styles. Someone will ask, why not just do twist outs or braid outs … too much work. I like ease and simplicity in all I do. I used to be able to do a wash and go, which produced amazing curls. I’m excited that I’ll be able to do this with texlaxed hair! *silent scream*
There it’s out there… TEXLAXED IN 13, for now … my two main hair textures are bone straight (which is growing out) and texlaxed.