So you're a naturalista huh? Or atleast an aspiring naturalista? OK baby girl, let's do this then. I have searched high and low, read a thousand reviews, the pros and cons, just to find you the best texturizer for natural hair.
You may already know, I'm a big supporter of the natural hair movement and everybody knows how harmful traditional relaxers are to your beautiful black hair. (Or anyone's hair for that matter...)
So AN-Y-WAAAAAYS, I found a couple truly CHEMICAL-FREE tex-lax options for you that have been getting alot of great reviews online. The biggest thing to hit the natural relaxer market is called Natural-Laxer MIX and I will give you all the details right now...
Natural Laxer Mix - TRUE Natural Hair Relaxer
Natural-Laxer Mix is an honest-to-goodness 100% chemical-free, organic and natural hair relaxer. Not straightener, but relaxer.
It is very gentle on your luscious locks and doesn't permanently change the structure of your hair like other "natural" texturizers that are laced with chemicals. ( Many don't realize that typical texturizers are much like regular perm relaxers...)
Natural-Laxer Mix gently opens up your natural curl/wave pattern in order to help make your hair easier to manage. It defines your natural curl and wave pattern. It does not straighten and break down your hair, but instead strengthens and beautifies it.
Women are going CRAZY over this stuff!
Natural-Laxer Mix is a blend of finely-ground, exotic sun-dried herbs mixed with pure unadulterated clay from the Sahara Desert. This stuff even works wonders on your skin if you mix it with their Natural-Laxer Rose Water & Natural-Laxer Hair Oil.
Because it is 100% NATURAL, non-caustic, and mild, it is safe to put in at home and is a great alternative to perms or relaxers for young black, ethnic, or bi-racial girls.(If you even think about perming them little girls, me and you gon' fight.)
It is great for all hair types and for facials too.
Women who've used it say that it gives a velvety finish and eliminates dryness.
INGREDIENTS: Sahara Clay, rose petals, fenugreek, myrtle, sage and nettle.
Cons: Not many, but a few women were expecting more straightening to happen and were disappointed by that. This product isn't made and marketed as a straightener. It does what it says it does.
You want to read some more reviews? Smart move, check out the amazon review section.
Henna Is An Option For Natural Texturizing
You may also want to check out what the beautiful Dawn Michelle is doing, at her blog she talks about how much better henna is than using hair texturizers.
I don't know much about how good or bad henna is, but it definitely seems to be working for her!
Some women are even fans of using baking soda as a natural texturizer, even calling it their "baking soda relaxer", check out Alma's article at blackhairinformation.com on the different mixes and applications of baking soda for softer hair.
If You Don't Mind "Natural Texturizers" With Chemicals....
Many "natural" texturizers, claim to be more natural because they don't use Lye. These no-Lye relaxers are less damaging, true.
But they still cause damage. Regardless, I know you may be looking for something to tex-lax your hair with a little more OOMPH than truly natural products.
Two of the more popular texturizers for natural hair are Silk Elements No-Lye No-Mix Texturizer and Soft and Beautiful Botanicals Texturizer
Silk Elements Texturizer Review By The Beautiful Kassandra
Here's a few video higlights, Kassandra says...
- She was very happy with it and says it gave her the hair she always wanted.
- She had really coarse hair and tight ringlets and said it worked great.
- She realizes it is breaking down the hair but it's mild.
- Her hair doesn't tangle as much after application
- She takes care of her hair as natural hair that's easier to manage.
- She shows every hair product she used to achieve her sexy look in 45 minutes.
And Below... The Soft and Beautiful Botanicals Texturizer Review By The Amazing Ria
Here's a few video highlights, Ria says...
- She had cut off quite a bit of hair and decided to apply a Botanicals texturizer.
- She was originally happy with it while it was still wet.
- She was a bit disappointed that neither gloves or a wooden spatula came with the packaging.
- She updated the vid to say that she won't be using this texturizer again as it did dry out my hair.
- That Botanicals didn't give her the curl definition/elongation she was looking for when her hair wasn't wet.
For the full review, go to her channel right here... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubL16opqMx8
So the choice is yours, whether you want to go chemical-free or not. These are some of the choices considered the best texturizer for natural hair. Get real customer reviews of Natural-Lax mix.
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