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10.05.2019

Healthy Hair Journey Update: All about my Texlax Process

On your left last texlax done early May- end April and on your right most recent textlax
Hi everyone,

Upon request, I am sharing my texlax process with you. The initial commitment was to share some video footages of the overall process. but unfortunately I couldn't make it: I borrowed a selfie stick and did not try it until the moment came for me to film. It was either too small or do not have the proper cable for either of my phones. As a result, I tried to take pictures as much as possible. I will do my best to explain how I care for my hair before, during and after a texlax process.


FYI, my last texlaxer was first week of May so I extend for almost 6 months and here are new growth. 

When I decide to do my touch ups, I leave my hair to rest the week prior or at least 5 days prior with minimal manipulation between my LCO routine. At the Eve of the texlax, I use one of my mixture and heavily saturated my hair from roots to ends and GHE (GreenHouse Effect) overnight.

Can you see the new growth???
New Growth :-)
 
Ready for bed: 2 plastic caps + 2 sateen bonnets (I know my head is small - lol)
 My oil mixture contains about 60% of EVOO, 20% of Coconut oil (in general the coconut is the #1 ingredient but for pre-texlax treatment it came in second or 3rd position) 7% of grapeseed oil, 5% of avocado oil 5%sesame oil & Hairfinity hair oil (sometimes I use natural amla) and the 3% is for my essential oils. This time I used: rosemary, tea tree, eucalyptus, ylang ylang, horsetail.

My hair after the GHE and getting ready for the process. Please note how greasy my hair is - I reapplied oil on the length in the morning but I could have skipped that step.

What I use for my texlax (oil in my hair + deep hydrating conditioner in the relaxer mixture). Please note there is different texlax method. This is what works for me. I have 3C type in front and 4B:

1 box of Phyto Specific Relaxer Index 1 + 2 TBSP of Mielle Organics Mongongo Oil Hydrating Conditioner.r (usually I use Shea Moisture Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Intensive Hydration Hair Masque  but went with the Mielle because I forgot to stop by the store and get it prior to go to the salon. I still prefer the Shea Moisture)
 
  
After the application and the regular washing process,  I shampooed with an hydrating shampoo followed by a deep conditioner and went under the steamer for about 15 minutes (I think I did 20 this time).
Can you tell my hair is not fully relaxed :-) the back is worst: Puffy :-)
Then,I rinsed out with my hydrating regular conditioner followed by my leave-in conditioner, roller set and 2 hours under the dryer set to medium heat.

The result after a very soft brushing. Please note that my hair is strong and a little puffy. I didn't feel the need to do a proper brushing and flat iron for a length check. I'll do it maybe for Christmas.



Other products used (direct link to purchase included):

On your left last texlax done early May- end April and on your right most recent textlax

My long term goal is to reach WL (Waist lenght). I am currently missing about 2 inches (or maybe not since I did not flat iron my hair to get the exact length). Anyway, since my goal will be reached before the end of 2019, I am not sure what I should do next: set a new goal to reach tailbone length or go back NL or SL. What do you think? Please comment below.


With a little bit of wave just as in picture taken during previous touch ups



Hope this help. Feedback are highly appreciated as this blogpost is created upon request. 

As usual, Thank you for stopping by.

XoXo,

Moumous

If you are local, Mielle Organics, hairfinity and most of the oils are available @pharmamelia

I go to Exotiques Salon de Coiffure

Linking up with those wonderful ladies here

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19 comments:

  1. Bonjour lamoumous, je voudrais savoir comment commencé le processus? Mes cheveux sont permanentés, fin, colorés(cellophane). Dois-je enlever la permanente ou je peux le faire avec la prochaine repousse? Pi pour les touch-ups on doit attendre combien de temps? Merci

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    1. Bonjour Titelle. A ta prochaine retouche evidemment. Il faudra faire un bon nettoyage après pour enlever les pointes fins car tu entames automatiquement une transition car le texlax ne va pas étirer les cheveux comme la permanente car tu amoindris les effets agressifs avec le conditionner et les huiles. Maintenant dépendamment de la longueur du cheveux ca prendra un temps X pour avoir les cheveux avec une meme texture. Pour les touch ups le minimum de temps a attendre avant de faire une retouche est de 12 semaines. Moi j'ai fait le double. Ca varie en fonction du type et de l'état du cheveux et surtout de ta capacité à garder tes repousses souples et hydrater.
      Entre autre, le cellophane ne va pas t'aider si les cheveux sont fins au contraire...

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  2. Bonjour Lamoumous, comme d'habitude c'est avec beaucoup de plaisir que j'ai lu cette publication. Combien de temps as-tu mis à atteindre ton objectif?

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    1. J'ai commencé mon journey 6 ans de cela mais j'avais fait un big shop a 2 reprises donc ca m'a pris a peut pres 3 ans ou 2 1/2 ans pour passer de SL (shoulder lenght) a cette longueur. Merci pour le support

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  3. Bonjour Lamoumous, comme d'habitude c'est avec beaucoup de plaisir que j'ai lu cette publication. Combien de temps as-tu mis à atteindre ton objectif?

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    1. J'ai commencé mon journey 6 ans de cela. Mais j'avais fait une coupe de cheveux en cours de route. Cela m'a pris plus ou moins 2 ans pour arriver à cette longueur.

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  4. Bonjour Lamoumous ! Vos cheveux sont super jolis et très fournis. C'est toujours avec plaisir que je lis tes posts. Pour une personne qui n'a pas appliqué la personne, pourrais-tu suggérer une routine pour la repousse ?
    Grosse bise !
    Pamela.

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  5. Bonjour Lamoumous, comme d'habitude, c'est toujours avec plaisir que je lis tes posts. Vos cheveux sont super jolis et très fournis. J'aimerais savoir si une personne a les cheveux naturels, peut-elle appliquer ta routine et obtenir des résultats comme le tien ?
    Merci.
    Pamela

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    1. Bonjour Pamela,

      Le textlaxer est une condition ou le cheveu est defrisé à au moins 50-60% donc il revient a la personne de définir si cette routine lui convient. Cependant, Il est plus facile de débuter cette routine avec les cheveux naturels car la texture sera uniforme des le depart :-).
      Maintenant, le texlax ne fait pas pousser les cheveux - il est simplement une méthode moins agressive pour assouplir ses cheveux. Le cheveu est moins fragile donc facilite la rétention de la longueur.

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  6. Your hair looks fabulous and I thank you for sharing your routine on The Style Six weekly link up!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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  7. Wow, what a difference after the relaxing process! Thanks so much for linking up with me!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    1. Thanks Shelbee- so not your cup of tea through lol

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    2. Not necessarily not my cup of tea, I just have very different hair from yours! I can’t get my hair to hold a curl for anything...that is my struggle...thick pin straight hair! Lol

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  8. This is such a difference! Your hair looks so nice. Thank you for linking with My Red Carpet.

    Anna
    www.glamadventure.com

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  9. Your hair looks lovely, it's great you have a routine that works for you! :)

    Hope that had a great weekend! I went out to a fashion show, it was a lot of fun and a bit different for me! :)

    Thank you so much for joining the #weekdayWearLinkUp :)

    Away From Blue

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    1. Hey Mica :-) thanks for stopping by. Lucky you. my weekend was the same - kids running around driving me nuts -lol :-)

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