I had a meeting in the ladies room with my co-worker and friend Tanya. I complimented her on her new, curly hairstyle and she explained that she picked up a container of Phytospecific Phytorelaxer Index 2 for coarse hair and had her hairdresser apply it.  Like me, however, Tanya hasn’t applied any chemicals to her hair for several years and she thought the product was a natural ingredient-based, non-chemical “texturizer.”

Phytospecific Phytorelaxer

Phytospecific Phytorelaxer

The texturizer debate is an interesting one.  Although Phytospecific doesn’t contain lye and does contain natural ingredients like egg and soy, it’s still meant to straighten your hair. 

About 12 years ago, I also got what I thought was a texturizer, and as it turns out, a texturizer is essentially a perm/relaxer that’s applied for a shorter time just to soften your hair’s natural curl pattern.

My friend Tanya said her hairdresser left the Phytospecific in longer than she wanted, but the relaxer should grow out in about six weeks.  In the meantime, her hair has a naturally curly look achieved by sitting under the dryer with a rod set of curlers.

Ah, if our hair could talk!  Have any of you Hot Mamas tried the Phytospecific Phytorelaxer to texturize your hair or any texturizer? And what were the results?

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