Recently I had a young man conversing with me about my thoughts on texturizers. His objective was to to straighten/stretch his hair without damaging it, I believe so he could then have it box briaded without the ends curling up. He had seen the videos of me braiding my husband’s hair and reached out. His question was if texturizers where his answer since he had damaged his hair with heat in the past and heard texturizers were a gentler choice.
Companies that produce texturizers will tell you they are a way to manage your hair texture. In reality a texturizer is a relaxer. They are the exact same thing chemically.
There are some really great videos on YouTube that I would recommend you watch if you’re interested in the subject.
What a Relaxer is Really Doing To Your Hair by GreenBeautyChannel
Texturizers 101 by TressedforSuccess
Both videos go into what relaxers and texturizers are as well as how do they compare.
I am not a person averse to doing what you want to with your hair, but I am averse to you being misinformed. If you look at the ingredients listed on both a products they are practically identical:
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice
Fragrance (Parfum) Linalool
The only difference between the two products is how long you leave the product on your hair.
Make informed choices when it comes to what you use on your hair and whether those products, whatever they’re called, will chemically alter your hair permanently.
Hope this helps.
* Just For Me! Soft & Beautiful Texture Softener and Just For Me! Soft & Beautiful No-Lye Relaxer for Children