Relaxer / Texturizer
Afro hair can appear beautifully curly, but there are also times when you might prefer to have straight hair. Due to the make-up of afro hair, it's not always easy to create a straight style without causing a significant amount of damage to the hair. Afro hair relaxers and texturisers can be used to reduce the degree of waviness in your hair without the need to use heated styling products.
Both relaxers and texturisers are left on the hair for a specified amount of time. It's important to stick to the guidelines on the packet, as leaving the product on for too long can cause damage to your hair. The chemicals in the cream react with your hair and take effect. Once they have been washed off your hair can be styled as you wish.
Often people presume that both afro hair relaxers and texturisers are the same type of products. However, even though they are used in similar ways, they have different end results.
Relaxers are designed to loosen your curls and this can make your hair completely straight if you want to. After use your hair will be smooth and have less frizz, transforming it into a lovely straight style. They can make your hair more manageable and allow you to achieve different styles. There are both natural and chemical relaxers. The type you select will largely depend on how often you intend to use them. Chemical products can cause damage to your hair with long-term use.
Texturisers are a good choice when you don't want to take all your curls away. The chemicals in the product help to alter the appearance of each piece of hair. The effect of these products makes your hair wavier, rather than having thick curls. Texturised hair isn't as drastic a change as when a relaxer is used and leads to a more natural look.
At Paul's Hair and Beauty World we want to make it easy for you to choose the right product for your hair. We have a wide selection of afro hair relaxers and texturisers from top brands, including ORS, Soft and Beautiful, Elasta QP, Revlon, Creme of Nature and African Pride.