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Does a texturizer make hair curly?

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A texturizer does not make hair curly; it provides curly or frizzy hair more manageable, defined curls. Texturizing hair is best performed by an experienced stylist. A stylist knows which products to use and how long to leave them in the hair in order to achieve the desired results depending on the hair's specific needs and natural texture.

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Hair texturizers relax unmanageable kinky, curly or frizzy hair in order to allow the hair to be more defined, manageable and versatile. Texturizers are a good option for people who want to be able to occasionally straighten the hair without having to completely relax it. Touch-up maintenance is recommended every 3 to 5 months, depending on hair growth.

Mild hair relaxers are used in hair texturizing. There are no-lye texturizing options available, but these can be more drying to the hair than those containing lye. For both, the scalp must be based, meaning scalp-protecting products must be used to protect the scalp during the application of chemicals.

Caring for curls after texturizing treatments includes cleaning the hair with a gentle cleansing cream, avoiding styling products that can dry out the hair such as SD alcohol and deep conditioning with conditioner that has a high moisture content.

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