Hairstyles, Hair Care & Fashion

Color and Texturizer

Q: Can you use a texturizer and color at the same time for African-American hair?
A: Provided the formulas of the texturizer and hair color are compatible and your hair is in proper condition, you could have one service follow another. However, most stylists and salons would prefer that you have a period of time between chemical services to allow the hair to recover somewhat before further chemical processing.
Especially considering that the hair coloring for an African-American client will more likely include lightening the hair's natural color, the processes can be very harsh on the hair. Giving the hair's cuticle layer time to relax and again reconform along the hair shaft is a good idea and will help to lessen the risk of damage caused by strong chemical processing.
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