Step 1: Separate hair in quarters. Take a good look at your new growth and determine where the line of demarcation is (where your relaxed hair meets your natural hair). Coat your already processed hair with vaseline and/or baby oil.
|Separate in quarters|
Step 2: Add conditioner or oils to the relaxer to dilute the strength. This slows down the processing of the hair and allows you time for application if you move slowly like me lol.
|About 50/50 regular relaxer and conditioner|
Step 3: I apply my relaxer with my hands (using gloves ofcourse).. smoothing as I go along. I do not comb through
Step 4: I leave the relaxer in for about 10 minutes
|Dont worry if the relaxer gets on already processed hair as its slathered with vaseline and baby oil|
Step 5: I rinse out the relaxer with warm water and use Neutralizing Shampoo TWICE
Step 6: Deep Condition with a heavy to medium Protein Conditioner.
This is basically my touch-up process. I use alota grease, oils and conditioner to ensure that my ahir is well protected and that my relaxer is not too strong. Hope this was useful to someone, texturizing is really not difficult as all.
N.B: Processing time is very important in not over processing your hair. The first time you texturize you should collect shed hair and practice the process on the hair so that you can figure out what length of time would give you your desired curl pattern. I know already from my experience that 10-15 mins with my diluted relaxer would give me the curl I want.
Hope this was useful... feel free to hit me up with your questions.