A texturizer is the term used to describe a chemical process that is performed to slightly change or manipulate the hair’s natural texture or curl pattern. For example, slightly curly hair would be less curly or wavy after a texturizer is done. In order to accomplish this chemical hair service an alkaline-based product such as sodium hydroxide commonly known as lye, is typically used. The texturizer process is permanent.
- Reduce frizziness
- Reduce puffiness
- Reduce bulkiness of thicker hair
- Loosen up hair prone to kinks or tangles
- Preserve more hair integrity and strength than relaxing or other chemical processes
- Still able to wear hairstyles with texture because hair still retains a strong curl pattern
- Does not create a drastic line of demarcation at the roots when new hair grows in
- Depending on hair texture and/or hair length may only need to be done 2 – 3 times per year
- Permanently alters natural curl pattern of existing hair growth
- Not reversible
- Will only slightly change whatever your natural curl pattern already is
- Hair gets straighter each time
It may sound simple or easy but this is not a DIY project ( Do-It-Yourself) or for “kitchen beauticians”. Only someone with chemical knowledge and training should perform this service.
If you think texturizing is the way to go for you I would suggest, as with all chemical services, make an appointment with a licensed, professional hairstylist skilled in chemical applications.