Texlaxing – Everything You Should Know About It

If you are tired of your relaxed hair and are still not ready to return to its natural texture, texlaxing can be a trendy consideration for you. Did you just say that you don’t know about it? Worry not. Let us tell you everything you should know about this method.


What is Texlaxing?

Texlaxing is a certain hairstyling method in which the hair is underprocessed during the procedure of straightening or relaxing with an intention to slacken off their texture. In other words, the texlaxed hair is not bone straight or completely straight just like perfectly relaxed hair. Rather, it is left with some texture, which gives it a thicker, smoother and more beautiful look.

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Why Do People Go for Texlaxing?

The popularity of texlaxing does not depend on a single reason. There are multiple reasons with a variety of purposes, which work behind it. However, we have summarized them below. Just have a look:

  • To avoid overprocessing of hair during the use of a relaxer.
  • To transit from super straight locks to hair with slightly textured roots.
  • To get smoother and softer hair that is considerably weaker at the line of segregation, which is parting the natural and the relaxed hair away.
  • To achieve healthier hair that is not damaged severely by relaxers.
  • To prevent breakage of hair very often.
  • To facilitate the process of straightening in future.
  • To make the process of getting back natural waves or curls easier.

How Texlaxing is Done?

Texlaxing your own hair needs you to have enough knowledge about the procedure and patience. We tell you how to self-texlax your hair step-by-step:

  1. Prepare your hair by dividing it into four sections with a rattail comb. Prevent overprocessing of the already damaged hair by applying olive oil or Vaseline petroleum jelly to it as a pre-relaxer treatment.
  2. Find the best relaxer for your hair and mix it properly by following the directions mentioned on it.
  3. Pour (1/2) cup olive oil or a conditioner into the relaxer and combine well so that it turns a little weaker and you get sufficient time to cover all your hair without making the bone straight.
  4. Also, apply an oil all over your hair that is extremely light-weight.
  5. Now, follow the directions and start carefully relaxing your hair with your gloved hands. For a slightly textured look, just smoothen up the hair a little with the relaxer rather than working it through the locks.
  6. Once you are done with the process, just wash the relaxer out completely by using a good quality neutralizer shampoo. This way, the process of relaxing will get restricted and your hair will be prevented from getting damaged severely.
  7. Then, deep condition your hair with a protein conditioner.
  8. After that, apply a leave-in conditioning treatment thoroughly to keep your hair moisturized.
  9. Finally, let the locks dry and sport your favorite style.


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Disadvantages of Texlaxing

Like all other hair styling methods, texlaxing also comes with its own set of drawbacks. These are:

  • It includes more than three textures, which usually becomes very tough to blend together.
  • Texlaxed hair needs to be moisturized deeply and that too in a frequent manner, which might not be possible always.
  • The ends of such hair look thinner than remaining portion, which may look odd.

So, make sure that you keep these in mind while going for it and take your decision accordingly.

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