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i have african american hair. i was thinking of getting a texturizer

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i have african american hair. i was thinking of getting a texturizer to straighten my hair. Does a texturizer always damage hair
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: General
Expert:  Cher replied 6 years ago.
Hello Customer, and welcome back to JustAnswer!

Texturizers are chemicals that are made to relax curls, so even if a product touts it's 'all natural', if it is a texturizer that guarantees to straighten, it will still cause some degree of damage.

Texturizers are 'relaxers' that are kept on the hair for a shorter period of time, so they 'relax' curls less, but keep in mind that they are both composed of chemicals to remove curl from hair.

Using a texturizer on hair that has not been 'processed' before, or 'relaxed' should cause less damage than if it is used on hair that is already processed. Also, it's best to use it on shorter hair because if you keep your hair short, you can keep trimming the ends and cutting off any parts that are damaged, to help keep your hair in a healthier state.

The following articles are informative, regarding this process:

Keep in mind it is recommended to have an experienced professional hairdresser texturize your hair, to avoid disasters and damaging results.

I hope you have found this answer helpful; if so, please click 'Accept' and leave positive feedback. If you need additional information, please click 'Reply'. Thanks for the opportunity to be of help.

Best wishes,

Edited by Cher on 9/2/2010 at 2:53 AM EST
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