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Thursday, August 7, 2014

What The Heck Is A Texlaxing And Is It Natural?


I hear this question quite often in hair forums, groups and on blogs. It’s a funny word that has been around forever (or so it seems) and if I try and think back to the first time I ever heard it was when A Different World was on TV. Jada Pinkett was one of the new cast members and she was rocking a short cut, what we would now today call a TWA and her hair was curly or wavy. 

Everyone loved it and said she just has a texturizer in her hair to make it look that way. Sorry, but back in the day, if you had wavy hair or curly hair and you were brown you must have put some chemicals in it to look that way, pardon our ignorance but that’s what we all thought. Anyway, fast forward to today and the word is popping up again and with less restrictions. 

Back then, it was understood that if you had a texturizer you could only wear your hair ultra short and honestly, I have no idea why. Maybe it was because longer hair needed higher maintenance and most women were already using full blown relaxers on their longer hair. 

You can read the rest of my article over at Blackhairinformation.com

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2 comments

  1. Thanks for sharing. I have thought about getting a texlax so many times but stopped myself because I actually love my natural hair :)

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  2. Seriously NaturalAugust 7, 2014 at 9:38 PM

    Sometimes we need a reminder what we REALLY want for our hair! Thanks for sharing.

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