Q1 What does the term Texturizer mean ?


Answer 1:The term texturizer traditionally referred to the  temporary change of the hair from its natural state to a different state with the use of products and/or  tools (e.g the use of gels,mousses ,creams to give straight hair a different visual effect;the use of thinning shears to remove density to give hair more flow or a give a more shattered finish;the use of rods on fine lime hair to give more body). Texturizers as they relate to Afro hair traditionally referred to the relaxation of a tighter curl pattern to a much looser curl pattern on short cropped ladies or gents hair. In more recent times the Afro hair clients have been using the term texturizer somewhat loosely to describe the relaxation of their hair to less than straight formation with the intent of maintaining more body and greater tensile strength to hair shaft. In effect it is the same process as the shorter cropped hair but the final result usually is still to have a straigtht finish.

Q2 What causes my relaxed hair to shed?

Answer:2 Hair that has been excessively/over- relaxed affects  the tensile strenght and elasticity of the hair. This can lead to the  the breakage of hair  along the shaft . The excessive  use of hot curling and flat irons and agressive blow drying can also cause or contribute to breakage on  hair that is already stressed from over relaxation . The constant use of profesionally formulated protein and moisture treatments can assist in maintaining your relaxed hair provided that the hair is not already overprocessed and beyond repair. In this case it is recommend to cut the damaged hair.

Q3  Why is my hair very dry ? What can I do to correct this situation? 

 Dry hair in most cases is symptomatic of dehydrated hair; hair lacking in sufficient moisture to maintain its softness and suppleness. Dryness can be the result of the hairs natural state of moisture deficiency which is common in excessively curly /coiled  natural hair . Dryness can also be a result of loss moisture due to over processing by chemicals such as relaxers , colors and other chemical services including Keratin treatments. Frequent blow drying and hot pressing are also contributing factors. To remedy dehydrated hair one has to enbark on an ongoing programe of moisture treatments and in cases where the hair cuticle is over porous a  combination of protein and moisture  replenishments to lock the cuticle and avoid los of moisture 

Q4  What can I do with my very thin relaxed hair ?

Answer: As a first suggestion,  unless it is being done to avoid demarcation line  breakage , a healthier choice for the hair would be to have it relaxed with the appropiate relaxer but to a degree of less than 100% straight , the final state depending on factors such as curl pattern, density and maintenance. Relaxing or texturizing hair to a lesser degree (50-80%) maintains width and elasticity to the individual strands and allows for more density and tensile strength. It should be noted that it is not so  much the strength of the relaxer but the degree of reduction you allow on the hair strands . If the hair is not ecessively curly and not overly resistant then it may be useful to use the milder form of relaxers. Under no circumstances isa a "sensitive scalp relaxer " recommended for fine thinner hair.

In addition a very creative cut utilizing strong layering . some graduation and in some cases channeling in crown and frontal areas will support a much stronger and fuller finish. Avoid one length cuts for fine, thin hair. The use of body enhancing  hair dressing products such as mousses, light creams, volumizers and the use of dry finishing sprays are also helpful. The use of roller sets and dry wrapping will also go along way towards more body.

Q5 How do I choose a good hairdresser to maintain my hair in a healthy state.