Last week, I said I was going to be sharing my journey on this road “texturizing”.
I had been natural for a year and a month, and I was tired (I’m sorry i’m not good with the endurance thing). I was tired of trying so hard to get my hair lock in some moisture; tired of spending hours in front of the mirror every morning trying to figure out how I wanted to style it for the day. My natural hair is 4C and we all know how 4C hair can be. Ooops, you don’t? You can check my last post for some exposure on that end.
Applying a texture softener/texturizer to your hair only loosens the curls and doesn’t straighten them out or should I say “make them disappear”. So with a texturizer, you get best of both worlds; you get softer hair and still keep your “afro”
Anyway, to cut the long story short, I texturized my hair. Using “Just For Me” hair texture softner.
So while I am not going to be listing out the steps; as it is almost the same as the relaxer, the only difference being that you leave on for a shorter time before washing it off; I am going to be giving you tips on what to do and what not to do when texturizing your hair.
- Make sure to oil your hair before starting, especially if it has been texturized previously, you should oil the part that has been texturized, so you don’t end up over processing.
- Do not apply to the already texturized part of your hair as it could lead to the total straightening of the hair.
- DO NOT leave on for a long time. Please don’t leave on for more than a couple of minutes. In fact, I prescribe washing off immediately you are done applying to the different sections.
- Please do not texturize your hair frequently. Every three-four months should be the minimum time you go without texturizing again.
- And the fact that your hair is easier to manage now is no excuse to stop using those conditioners, hair treatments etc. Still pay attention to what kind of hair products you use, deep condition every week, and dont forget to use the “LOC” to moisturize daily. (The LOC method is: Liquid (water), Oil, Cream(preferably shea butter) You can read more of it Here)
So right now, my hair is easier to handle, it locks in moisture very easily, and I am loving my new hair journey. Like I said in my last post, we go through different “hair-phases” as we get older.
At times, we just want to look wild and so we go for dreads, or we get tired of life and the stones it keeps throwing at us, and we decide to do a big chop. So, you never know, I may do a big chop and rock a low cut or go on dreads next….or I may as well leave my hair the way it is.