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Here are some of the questions I get asked the most, and what my answers have been. This way you can get your answers immediately, without having to wait on me. And you never know, you might find answers to a few questions you didn't even know you had yet.

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Question:
Will a texturizer or "natural" relaxer damage my hair?
Answer:
I tried to wear my hair texturized for many years, and it still wouldn't grow. That's because even the texutizer was too harsh and damaging for my hair, so it made it break apart. If your hair is as fragile as mine, even a texturizer is too harsh for your hair. A texturizer uses the same brutal chemicals of the same strength as oven cleaners, drain clog removers, and hair removers. You just leave the texturizer on for less time. But even one second is too long. Imagine leaving Draino on your hair for a few minutes. No matter what the box says, or hair dressers day, this will terribly damage your hair if it's anything like mine. These chemicals will damage your hair severely enough to cause it to break off. So I would strongly say absolutely do not get a texturizer put in your beautiful hair.

Anything that permanently alters your hair texture damages it without question. Many perms say misleading things on their boxes about how they condition hair, and how they are gentle. Nothing could be further from the truth. These use highly alkaline chemicals that change the molecular structure of your hair. The pH used to do the job is similar to the pH used in clog removers and oven cleaners. Just because it may say "No Lye" doesn't mean they aren't still using chemicals as strong as lye. This goes for texturizers and "kiddie" perms, too.

"Natural" Relaxers:

About "natural" relaxers: Anything that permanently alters your hair texture damages it without question. Many perms say misleading things on their boxes about how they condition hair, and how they are gentle. Nothing could be further from the truth. These use either highly alkaline or acidic chemicals that change the molecular structure of your hair. The pH used to do the job is similar to the pH used in clog removers and oven cleaners. Just because it may say "No Lye" doesn't mean they aren't still using chemicals as strong as lye. This goes for texturizers, naturlaxers, and "kiddie" perms, too. I don't know if you remember RIO, but it marketed itself as an all natural relaxer (as did Copa--which I think had an infomercial that said it was so natural you could eat it). Both these caused massive hair loss in women, and I'm pretty sure they were both shut down after countless lawsuits were brought against them.

All that is to say that I would strongly and vehemently suggest you not use anything that will permanently change your natural hair if you are wanting healthy, thicker, longer hair.
 

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