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My Experience With the Beautiful Textures “Texture Manageability” System

Avatar • Apr 26, 2014

Recently, social media has been abuzz with word and photos of a revolutionary system that allows natural women to go from textured, to straight, and back to textured hair in the blink of an eye. That system is the Texture Manageability System by Beautiful Textures, subsidiary of Strength of Nature. If you follow popular bloggers like @tarenguy, @msvaughntv, @lexiwiththecurls, and @chimeedwards on Instagram, you saw that this product unveiling came with a Miami getaway, videos, salon events, and a photo shoot.

All of those things are fab, and I’m really happy for the ladies involved (I really am and I’m claiming my own big opportunities in 2014!), but at the end of the day one question remains –

Is the Texture Manageability System worth it?

Let’s explore.

I received a Texture Manageability System (TMS) as a part of my March OnyxBox. I couldn’t pass up 3 full size products plus the TMS for only $15. Beyond the product junkie in me that wanted 3 products, I was genuinely curious about TMS and all the social media fanfare surrounding it. I needed to know how it worked, why it worked and if there would be any adverse consequences (because of course, no brand is going to tell you what’s wrong with their product). I was also curious to see if the system would allow me to wear flat ironed hair for more than a week (which is what I typically get when I straighten using my own methods).

The system consists of a shampoo, leave-in conditioner, and anti-reversion shampoo and conditioner duo. There is also a pamphlet for instructions and general guidelines based upon texture and desired goal. Warnings of not using too much heat reappear throughout the literature. But, before I get into my own analysis, let’s start of with what Beautiful Textures has to say about their product (via beautifultextures.com):

Strength of Nature — the makers of African Pride, Beautiful Textures, Elasta QP, MegaGrowth, TCB, Pro-line and Soft & Beautiful — is revolutionizing the hair industry with a ground-breaking product:

Reversible™ Straightening Texture Manageability™

This revolutionary system has created a totally new category in hair care. Never before has hair been able to have it all — total manageability and versatility. For natural girls, it’s the flexibility to Flip™ back-and-forth from curly to straight and then back again, and if you have relaxed hair the system extends the time you need to touch-up between relaxer new growth applications.

The secret is the Inner-Active™ Leave-In Conditioner, which is infused with essential oils, natural butters and amino acids, and has no harsh chemicals. The Inner Active™ leave-in conditioner penetrates the hair, causing it to elongate and soften while making it easier to detangle. Once the detangling process is complete, the hair is blow-dried and flat ironed, creating beautifully straight, touchable soft hair with unmatched body, movement and shine — all in a fraction of the time of most traditional straightening methods.

Now in four quick steps, curly girls can go from natural curls to straight styles and back again without compromising or permanently altering their curl pattern. The system gives Reversible™ Straightening that lasts up to 6 weeks, plus the benefit to stop damaging your hair from daily heat straightening, or the choice to stop using harsh chemicals to permanently relaxed hair. But remember, the Texture Manageability™ System gives you the choice to go back to natural at any time because the Inner-Active Conditioners do not permanently change your hair texture.

Marketing jargon aside, what does TMS actually do — and how does it work? I stayed up late one night doing research, and reading information from a number of cosmetic chemistry sources. Here’s what I came up with (you can catch this excerpt on my Instagram as well):

The active ingredient in TMS is in the leave-in, which is glyoxyloyl carbocysteine. There is some interesting data from a cosmetic chemistry conference about what it does to curly and textured hair. Long story short, the Texture Manageability System is a low pH, formaldehyde-free, amino acid-rich protein treatment that deposits inside the cortex, closes the cuticle tightly/fills stress cracks, and makes hair super shiny and strong. When combined with heat, the deposits inside the hair cause a reversible, structural elongation of the cortex. Essentially, this thing is a huge deep conditioning/protein treatment activated by heat. 

Satisfied with that information, I did what I customarily do when trying any new product — a patch test. Here were my results using the shampoo and leave-in (via Instagram):

I was able to easily straighten this small segment of hair with slightly lower temperatures (around 370, I normally straighten at 380 degrees Fahrenheit). The hair felt soft and silky, and had great shine. I immediately washed it twice with tgin Moisture Rich Sulfate Free Shampoo, which resulted in a frizz-free, somewhat elongated version of my texture (which is where the “manageability” part comes in). To completely remove the system from my hair, I followed up with Lawrence Ray Concepts Complete Cleanse Shampoo, which contains SLS. My hair returned to normal, but still possessed the shine and softness. At this particular point, I was convinced that nothing terrible would happen to my hair, so I made plans to straighten it that weekend.

Before I get too far into the results, let me highlight a few things about the Texture Manageability System:

  • It isn’t permanent. Unless you use entirely too much heat (they warn strongly against that in the literature that comes with the kit) and end up with heat damage, any loosening of your texture will revert with several washes.
  • Your texture won’t 100% revert immediately. Again, in the literature they tell you that you can use the product to achieve a looser curl pattern if you don’t want to wear your hair straight.
  • Reversion requires several washes with a SULFATE-CONTAINING shampoo. I make that distinction because there are some bloggers (no shade) who are showing their reversion results with sulfate-free shampoo. If you use a more gentle cleansing agent, the looser curl results last longer. Using a more clarifying product with sulfates will help remove the Inner-Active Leave-In more quickly.

I straightened my hair with TMS (video coming soon, I documented ev-er-ry-thang) just to see if it would live up to all the hype surrounding it. In the meantime, here are my preliminary thoughts:

Cleansing Shampoo

It’s a shampoo. Not the most moisturizing or gentle, but I can understand the rationale for wanting to make sure hair is completely clean before any heat styling. Made a mental note that *if* I decided to use TMS again, I will be swapping out the shampoo for one that doesn’t dry out my hair as much.

Inner-Active Leave-In

Very liquidy, and comes with warnings of not over-applying. The bottle is slightly more than 1oz, which can lead a heavy-handed naturalista to believe it is not enough. Believe me when I say — it is MORE than enough. I used 75% of a bottle, and I think that was too much. Goes on easily, and is able to be worked through the hair while WET. But once it dries, forget about it. For whatever reason during blow drying, my hair became tangle city — even though I had detangled prior to washing, and during deep conditioning, which brings me to my next point… 

There is no deep conditioner. Or heat protectant. 

To me, the absence of these two from any thermal straightening process or system is a glaring weakness. Whether I use TMS or not, I always, always, alllllllllllways make sure I have a deep conditioner on deck — preferably one with cetrimonium chloride and protein. To make up for that lack, I deep conditioned with Eva NYC Therapy Session Hair Mask after shampooing and before applying the leave-in. And even though the Inner-Active Leave-In may offer some heat protection, I didn’t fully trust it. After transitioning for 21 months from heat damage, there was no way I was leaving this one up to chance. I incorporated Tresemme Heat Tamer Spray and Garnier Fructis Marvelous Oil serum during blow drying and flat ironing for added protection.

 

The Straightening Process

TMS was supposed to help cut down on the straightening time. And whatever strides I made in flat ironing my hair more quickly were canceled out by the obscenely difficult blow drying session. As I mentioned previously with the leave-in, working it through the hair is easy when it is damp or wet. But after you leave it on the hair for the recommended 20-ish minutes, all of that is out the window. My hair was tangled and felt coated, which made it difficult for me to work through and blow dry. That feeling dissipated somewhat once it was time to flat iron — which I think can be attributed to the Garnier serum. Here were my results:

For those that are curious, I flat iron on 380 degrees Fahrenheit. That is the temperature that I have deemed safe for my hair without heat damage with proper protection. After flat ironing, my hair was soft and shiny with movement — but it typically does when I straighten it. The major difference though? In the following days, my hair did feel coated and I definitely experienced some reversion in the form of poofiness (which I expect from natural hair that doesn’t have heat damage). At the end of 3 days, I found my straight hair to be more of a hassle than my curls (imagine that), and went on a mission to revert.

It took me 3 wash days and SLS containing shampoos to get my curl pattern restored back 100%. You can read all about wash day number one here, and wash days two and three here. All and all, I’m glad I tried the Texture Manageability System — if for no other reason than to quell my curiosity. Will I use it again? Probably not. I’m not interested in “managing” my texture, and even though the smoothness and shine was nice, I can get that from a good deep conditioning.  So to answer the question posed in the beginning — is the Texture Manageability System worth it? For me, not really. But of course, each head of hair is different.

There are some ladies who will sing the praises of TMS, others who disagree with the notion that our hair needs to be “managed”, and some who won’t care either way. Which category do you fall into, ladies?

 Would you try Texture Management System?

Note: Straight hair can be a hot-button/polarizing issue for us. Please, let’s keep all commentary respectful toward one another.

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About Christina Patrice

Born, raised, and living in Los Angeles, Christina is BGLH's resident transitioning expert and product junkie. In addition to loving all things hair, she is a fitness novice and advocate of wearing sandals year-round. For more information on transitioning, natural hair, and her own hair journey, visit maneobjective.com. Or, if you like pictures follow Christina on Instagram @maneobjective.

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darkchildlovethyhair
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While not dissing anyone who feels their hair needs to be managed, I do not think I will be using this product. I love my kinky coily hair and I have learnt how to tame the beast with natural products. Everyday is a new and exciting day with MY mane 🙂

Chel
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Chel

Isn’t that an oxymoron? You say not to diss anyone who thinks their hair needs to be managed (with the use this product), but then you just said you have learned to tame the beast that is your hair? Aren’t taming and managing the same thing? I honestly don’t mean to be rude, I just don’t understand when naturals think there is something wrong with “extended management” of ones hair when all of us pretty much take care of and manage our hair everyday with the use of moisturizing, misting, oils, head scarfs, pinappling, twist outs, Bantu, etc. Like everyone… Read more »

Cheryl
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Cheryl

I can’t agree more!! I’ve worned my hair straight for 34 years from a relaxer…I love my NATURAL curly, kinky coils and will rock them until the wheels fall off!

JazzWife
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My hair does not need to be managed nor do I struggle with “manageability” or shrinkage. I am in full acceptance mode of my hair and I like it just fine. I have been curious about TMS but not enough to try it on my own hair. (So, thank you for taking the plunge for us.) I don’t know … it reminds me of RIO, I’m just waiting for the horror stories. Anytime something new promises to be the magic fix, we rush in hair first, asking questions later. Thank you for the careful and thoughtful way you approached this… Read more »

Val
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Val

RIO! LMAO.…..remember the commercial where the guy was eating the perm!

anastasia
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anastasia

Wow..wise words @Jazzwife- I thought the exact same thing…another RIO. Before RIO it was Vigerol and before that the Blow-Out kit all of which were branded as a means to ‘manage’ highly textured hair w/o the harsh chemicals. We can see this marketing strategy in both the 18th and 19th centuries as well, but typically these products claimed to either alter hair structure, or completely change one’s phenotype.#SSDD…I’m sure we will see the latter one day in the field of genetics. Anywhoo, Ms. Celie and I (yes y’all, Ms. Celie is the name I’ve given to my hair) remember Ms.… Read more »

Lulu
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Lulu

Looks interesring but got to be honest, some of these natural hair gurus will peddle anything. The natural hair “movement” is mostly about $$$$ now imo.

lablooplah
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lablooplah

that’s quite apparent.

Japanese Lunch Time Rush
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Japanese Lunch Time Rush

I would be fine with this product if the the notion that our hair needs to be managed or tamed was a non issue. Our hair is versatile and wonderful, straight, curly, poofy, kinky, what have you.. celebrate that! It always seems like they pit one style/type against the other when they market products like these.. It’s getting better, though! I’m not interested in continuous use, but I’m wondering if you would recommend this product for a natural with dense hair, but thin strands who’s looking to straighten once for a cut and length check (yeah XP)? Multiple blog posts… Read more »

Sisie
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Sisie

I have fine strands too. The method that works for me is a roller set. Yes, you’re using heat but it’s controlled heat and it’s evenly distributed throughout your head so there’s no direct heat to burn your delicate strands.

lablooplah
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lablooplah

I honestly wish I could be like one of those girls who can get straight silky hair by flat ironing and then switch back to their curly/kinky/coily textures, but enh. I get bored too soon after straightening my hair. It’s only smooth and silky for like 2 seconds before it poofs up and moreover, my hair is dry and crunchy for weeks after straightening even if i wash and condition. It’s not worth the hustle. If really a product like this would exist ideally just for the sake of enjoying the versatility of natural hair then yes, but nah it’s… Read more »

sandy
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sandy

The majority of folks singing its praises are those who are sponsored by this company. The thing that gets me is that many of these naturalists who do videos for these companies don’t even point out that the videos they make are sponsored.

Valerie
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Valerie

Your curls look beautiful in the last pic and your hair came out beautiful! To each his own. I think its a product worth considering if you’re a natural who straightens her hair. I get bored with straight hair pretty quickly so I don’t know if I would want a product that minimizes reversion.

Deedeemaha
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Deedeemaha

Ok I will consider it. Hmm hmm NO.

Dananana
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Dananana

I don’t know about all this. Christina’s hair looks like it turned out okay, but does anyone else notice how the model at the top of the article has much smoother (and shorter) curls in the after? Now, it’s completely possible that it’s due to shrinkage, a scheduled trim, and/or she hasn’t completely gotten the product removed yet. But something about this product scares me…and my hair’s kind of sensitive to everything. That all aside, I think it might really help some naturals embrace and enjoy their hair much more, specifically naturals who struggle with maintaining and managing their hair… Read more »

Nooni
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Nooni

In the before picture, her hair is all picked out. That’s why it is bigger.

Tamikah
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Tamikah

I personally tried this product last week and it did exactly what it said it would do. I straightened my hair after being natural for 2.5 years and my hair is beyond thick and coarse. It made my hair soft and shiny, I trimmed my hair and it reverted after one wash this week. The major pro for me was that my low porosity hair can finally take some moisture without the constant steam treatments that never keep my hair moisturized for more than an hour. I have to say I think it was the heat that lifted my cuticles… Read more »

KP
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KP

The name bothers me a bit but the chemical content and potential health risks bother me more. I read a post on CurlyNikki about this kit and wasn’t very pleased. *insert “womp, womp” moment* The author did a great job at pointing out what to watch for (if you’re in to that type of thing) and how the system works chemically. From reading it, the system seems to be a keratin treatment of sorts with formaldehyde (just in a different form), which is a carcinogen. I almost feel like it’s trading one chemical (creamy crack) for another, and we’re being… Read more »

AThorn
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AThorn

I too read the article on CurlyNikki.com and although the author of that article seemed to be bias against straight haired naturals, I feel she did a better job explaining that the TMS is a straightening system no different than a keratin treatment or a brazilian blow out and can have some serious health risks. I’d take my chances with a chi heat protectant and a good flat iron. No cancer causing carcinogens up in my head! You may not see the big deal now but who knows what the long term effects could be…

Nooni
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Nooni

The article actually said, it doesn’t have formaldehye! Also, the woman who wrote the curly nikki articles seems very bitter about her own hair and seems to believe everyone with type 4 feels the same.

AThorn
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AThorn

You’re right Nooni. There is no formaldehyde. If I read the article correctly, I believe it said that when high heat is applied to the active ingredient in the leave in conditioner (glyoxyloyl carbocysteine) it acts as a carcinogen very similar to formaldehyde– like formaldehyde in different packaging.

Adina
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It looks nice. However, I don’t think I’ll be trying it.
I haven’t straightened my hair in almost six years and I personally don’t think straight styles look all that good on me anyway. I don’t even blow dry my hair, that’s how afraid of heat I am, lol.
Besides, even if I did want to try it, products like these never work very well on my 4c, dense, course hair anyway.
I’ve learned to manage my hair. So this product isn’t all that appealing to me.
But I bet some people out there might see it as a godsend. To each their own.

LBell
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LBell

Not really fiending for straight hair — for “manageability” or any other reason — so no, I won’t be trying this. However, thank you, Christina, for providing a thorough review and being brave enough to experiment! 🙂

JenniD
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JenniD

I feel the same way. This was a good review. Like the details and pictures. I’m not really into hair straightening any more. When I went natural 13 years ago I always said I could straighten my hair any time. I have not in 13 years. I got so wrapped up in learning about my natural hair in its nappy, kinky state and how to feel confident and feel good in it, finding cute styles that enhance my kinks and naps that my desire for kits like these and straight hair in general kinda faded away. I don’t want to… Read more »

Stace
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Stace

This to me seems exactly like a salon keratin treatment… It pretty much follows the same process. Shampoo , no conditioner, apply leave-in, blow dry, rinse out, then blow dry and flat iron…thats what they did to my transitioning hair when I got a keratin treatment in the salon… This just seems like an at home version. Even the coated feeling she describes is the same…that I got rid of with a proper shampoo and condition with sls free shampoo…it didn’t change my textures, but made my hair more manageable…so I say its the same thing.

Tina
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Tina

Knottinikki from ig tried this & her hair DID NOT revert back completely. Major heat damage & had to do a big chop. Open your eyes

Adeola @ TheManeCaptain
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3 washes? sulphate shampoo? that’s too much work for me. I only use heat in my hair once a year because it takes too much time, this product just makes me yawn. The company could have come up with another name for the product. but it will certainly attract people who are looking to manage their texture
http://www.themanecaptain.blogspot.ca

D.
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D.

I’m skeptical. I don’t like the sound of “chemicals” and natural hair.

cinn says...
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cinn says...

Thanks for your input on this product. I have been curious. To answer your question… No, I have zero interest in putting any chemicals in my hair for the sole purpose of altering it in anyway. Those days are behind me. I have a healthy head of thick hair and I am more then happy to work with what I have.

Ebony Johnson
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I wouldn’t try this mainly because I don’t care to wear my hair straight. I love my hair being kinky and curly. Also, if I do want to straighten my hair, I can do it without this extra step. I already have enough steps to that task. Lol. Thank you, but no thank you!

SantanaNyla
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SantanaNyla

I love your natural hair-please don’t subject it to those treatments. Couldn’t you just use Phtyo-defrisant Natural Plant Extract on wet hair and then flat iron it? Whatever, your natural hair is much better unstraightened.

tina
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tina

It’s a keratin treatment, and the naturals being paid to push this are trifling. The article on curly Nikki needs more exposure

JoLiP
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JoLiP

It seems to me that he companies making black hair products were losing money as more women stopped relaxing their hair. They found a way to gain more access to women with natural hair. I have read an article and watched a review of it on Youtube. It to me is just a Brazilian straightening treatment under a new name. I knew someone who used the Brazilian straighten treatment. It has the same steps. The marketing people for this company just found a way to seem new. Personally, if I ever straighten my hair again (heat damage recoverer…lol). I will… Read more »

Cheryl
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Cheryl

What troubles me is how hair companies never sleep on black women.…they know a significant number of us are going natural and like vultures, they swoop down and try to profit off our obession with our hair. This idea that our hair needs to be “managed” is offensive, especially when we are re-conditioning ourselves to embrace our kinky texture and feel beautiful doing so. To each it’s own…but I will keep using the natural products I make on my hair and limit the use of commerical products with the exception of those that rely on mostly natural ingredients.…

Deb
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Deb

Yep. They have all fronts covered. They have the products targeted towards making natural hair softer and of course curlier and now they are moving towards products like this.

the gypsy life
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the gypsy life

Yup. They know that there is always a market for us and our insecurities- so the moment we try to disassociate and empower ourselves, they use marketing campaigns to try to show us ways to “manage” our hair. That’s why I stay away from products that claim to make my hair “manageable” “eliminate frizz” etc., they’re all buzz words created to feed some insecurity in me and my hair.

As for the review… eh. No interest to me

Twinkle
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Twinkle

Agree..it’s actually kind of creepy.

merry
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merry

all you got was the product for this review? this reminds me of rustic beauty and some posts she did a few months back about natural bloggers just doing stuff without get paid. i wonder how many hits this article got? i wonder how many sales or at least queries on a seller’s website there are for this product as a result of this “review”. so for $15 (allegedly) you are doing a full on review for a company that stands to make a whole lot more. dang, if only black folk could figure out their worth. at any rate,… Read more »

Tabatha
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Tabatha

I believe she got it from weareonyx.com. I think that’s what she said. Its basically a place where you pay like $15/month and they send you make up and hair stuff in the mail every month (according to your hair type and color tone). They are samples so its nothing to get overly excited about. if you like it great you can buy it, but if you don’t you toss it and don’t think of it again. It has its ups cause you try it before you buy it, but then the downer is that you pay $15/month, but then,… Read more »

Christina Patrice
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Hi Merry, I don’t want you to confuse this article with some sort of sponsored post. I am in no way affiliated with Beautiful Textures. I am a subscriber (I’ll be more than happy to show you my order confirmations) of the OnyxBox, so yes, I did pay $15 for this kit + 3 full-sized products. Nowhere in the article did I say “they sent the product to me for review”. I chose to review this product on my own, like many natural ladies do for other products they purchase with their own money. The point of this article was… Read more »

Ubah Luar
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Ubah Luar

Well said.!
Nothing is for free.
Some people (women) dont even know what companys are selling/giving them.
Making the return on theit investment (ROI) even bigger.
Sad

Pat
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I won’t be trying that since I like my hair as is, not feeling straight hair. I’ll wait to hear the results from the damage done with these chemicals.

Juanita
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Juanita

Right. Its only a matter of time. I, for one, refuse to experiment with my hair.

Notimpessed
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Notimpessed

Then why did you watch a review on something you are not interested in?

Nic. E.
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Nic. E.

Can somebody please tell me what this product contain from A‑Z and whether its a perm??? It just seems too good to be true!

Cyan
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Cyan

There is a review on Curlynikki.com with all of the ingredients, etc. It was hot topic there last week.

Deb
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Deb

Thanks. I haven’t been to curlynikki’s site in a hot minute.

Tabatha
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Tabatha

Felicia Leatherwood also recommend it too, BUT the moment I heard that it could do curly straight and back again, I was skeptical. Even the hair whisperer to the stars said it was a good product, I knew something was up.

Tabitha
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Tabitha

Honestly I have found that if you add the deep conditioner to Creme of Nature’s Argan oil perm it lowers the ph balance. I can straighten or leave it curly. My curls have never reduced with this method. Im not getting this new stuff. I will continue to do my own thing.

Love yourself
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Love yourself

You know that’s considered a texturizer right?

Hansy
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Hansy

Too much negativity about this review. If you don’t like it, move on to the next article. I don’t care about straight hair but I am sure some people do and if they want to use this product to manage their hair then by all means. People should do with their hair as they please.

monique
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monique

It’s a review, which mean it will evoke opinions. Opinions are positive and negative. Some want to try it; most don’t. As simple as that.

Tabatha
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Tabatha

OH THANK THE LORD! Someone did a REVIEW! I was just talking to my hair dresser about this product. And by the sound of it I should leave it alone. I guess its like the Brazilian blowout, but not as harsh. I just got used to wearing my hair curly. So I think I’ll wear this for a little while. When I flat iron I just use Garnier’s heat protectant spray. I’m glad that you went ahead and tried it so any of us out here that were curious (Like myself) can see what it did to your house and… Read more »

Scarlet
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Does it really revert 4c hair back to it’s natural state? Besides, if you still have to use heat with it why not just use heat alone? Heat alone would achieve the same results for those who want to go temporarily straight.

Love yourself
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Love yourself

The leave in is something that coats the hair and the heat locks the coating in. That’s how it remains straight so long and you have to clarify to get rid of the coating

Caryn
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Caryn

Hey all! I tried this product on my hair and my daughters’ hair. It took me the same amount of time to straighten our hair with this product as it does without. I feel like I wasted $9 (it was $8.99 here). I followed the directions to a T. I didn’t feel the coated feeling everyone keeps talking about. My hair was reverting while I was using the flat iron. So for us it was an epic fail maybe if I added some of the steps that Christina used it will help? Idk I like to try most things once… Read more »

NaturallySonja
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NaturallySonja

I bought and tried Beautiful Textures TMS last Saturday. I used TMS according to the directions and my hair wasn’t bone straight (fine by me) but it was straight. I’ve exercised every day since using the system and my hair hasn’t fully reverted from sweat as it would if I would use a flat iron alone. I’m happy with the results so far because I needed a change after 4 years and so far it has been a nice temporary change.

Carla
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Carla

I feel like I’m managing my hair everytime I do something to it (whether washing, conditioning, styling). I consider the effort to be a form of managing my mane. I’m definitely interested in the product. I only straigten my natural tresses once a year (either Thanksgiving or Christmas). Because my hair reverts the same day I straighten, I’ll definitely be looking for an aid to help my efforts last a bit longer.

Cece Danielle
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Cece Danielle

I agree! I only use chemicals once a year to my hair (I use permanent color) so I’ve been wanting to see my hair’s length for a while. I can’t ever straighten it well enough for it to be nice and bouncy without being weighed down so much.

Primmest Plum
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Primmest Plum

No, No thank you. It just sounds like another product put out by the same companies who most likely sell caustic relaxers as well as harmful bleaching creams in Asia and Africa.

I’m good with my kinks and coils and the products I make at home with ingredients I can pronounce and know aren’t harmful.

monique
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monique

At the ATL hair show they were literally giving this stuff away. Completely free on Sat. I should’ve known something was up then lol. It’s still in the box on the floor of my linen closet.

Tania
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Tania

Thanks for the review!! I recently saw this product online and was curious how it worked. I’m almost 2years in being natural and enjoy learning as much as I can about natural care and new products. I’m still kinda” on the fence” about trying this product but this review has been definitely beneficial! !! Thanks again!!

Monica Kay
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Monica Kay

One step forward, two steps back. Why do continue to run back to these companies?

Twinkle
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Twinkle

Hell no..I don’t think anyone should trust this garbage.

Resa
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Resa

After having nothing but straight hair for 20yrs I have no interest in “managing my texture” nor do I wanna have straight hair again anytime soon. Besides my hair is protein sensitive so I’ll avoid these TMS systems at all cost and do a silk wrap if I want straight hair in the future.

Jackie
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Jackie

Pshhh I’m sold !!! Don’t get me wrong, I love my natural hair and it’s flourishing, but I’ve yet to flat iron my hair bc of my phobia of heat damage ! When I went natural, my initial mission was to be able to wear both styles kinky and straight ! I will however be looking at other systems as well to compare them all, including Motions straight finish.

dthom
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dthom

BUYERS BEWARE!!!!!!!!! I am not totally please with TMS. I purchased two kits ($11.50 each) from houseofbeauty.com (the website will not allow your order to go through with the purchase of just one kit) and was disappointed when I opened the kits. The bottles (shampoo & leave-in conditioner)were less than half full. I called customer service to complain and was told that the manufacturer of TMS intentionally fill the bottles under half. The reason for filling the bottles under half is because you only need a small amount. I called TMS directly 888–298-5448 to complain and was told the same… Read more »

Romeia
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Romeia

[img]https://bglh-marketplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/PhotoGrid_1401246979041.jpg[/img] I purchased 3 weeks ago and I loved my results. Full, bouncy, shiny hair that wasn’t bone straight. I have never been able to get results like this on my own before. Was always too stiff. Plus I used WAY less heat than I normally would to straighten my hair. This was an absolute breeze and I would absolutely purchase it again. I know many of you don’t like to experiment with your hair because you don’t want setbacks but I see it as…“it’s hair…it grows back” I wear wigs, weaves, straighten my hair etc..and will just cut it… Read more »

Kale12
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Kale12

Well stated Romeia, thank you. Some of you have not even used the product or even read or researched the ingredients for that matter and you insist on making such a broad judgement call. It’s a personal decision, just like so many other things in life LOL! Don’t get me started on that! Well as far as reviewing the product I absolutely love it. I use it on my daughters hair and I love love love it. And NO IT IS NOT A PERM…or a texturizer! (Texturizers and perms are the same thing) when using it I felt the same… Read more »

jenn
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jenn

I’ve recently used this, so I hv a question for you. After using it on your daughters’ hair, did you start to notice any thinning or increased shedding?

monique
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monique

Like others said, companies see this movement towards natural hair and are jumping on the bandwagon because they are losing money and going in the red. Personally, I don’t trust products made by companies that sell both “natural” products and relaxers; conflict of interest, and clearly more interested in profit than quality of product.

Nana
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Nana

A conflict of interest? The same company that owns Slim Fast also owns Ben and Jerry’s, now THAT’S a conflict of interest!lol It is about time that corporate America begins to accommodate what we black women want, to respect us AND our dollars! We count, we matter: MARKET to us, try to get OUR attention for once. Stop overlooking our importance and desires. Finally, we are not being ignored or forced to conform our hair to society’s approval. We can have it all. I applaud companies who are waking up and making things that WE want so that we don’t… Read more »

alphacentauri
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alphacentauri

The Author didnt use the product as sold.you decided to do your own thing and add products because you thought the line lacked a deep conditioner and heat protectant. So because you didnt use the product as its supposed to be used, you didnt get the result you wanted. It seems like u didnt want it to work from the beginning

Notimpessed
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Notimpessed

Exactly, therefore i am not totally sold on this review as she added her own products and didnt use what was directed. And I especially agree with your last sentence, it seemed as though she wanted to find a fault in the product

deedee bynoe
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deedee bynoe

I agree with the last 2 comments and it would have been nice to hear the opinion from someone who has of an african afro kinky type of hair using the product as directed…

Chelly
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Chelly

She has African hair because she is a black woman lol smh

Tiffani
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Tiffani

Okay. You know what she means. Simmer down.

nbwhite
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nbwhite

We know she has black hair but what she is talking about is someone that has a kinkier hair type such as in type 4 category.

d williams
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d williams

you should have just follow the directions with the system I don’t think you gave it a fair chance because you used your other products with it. Just my opinion.

Skylar Slush
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Skylar Slush

I definitely agree with the above comments. She added additional products that were not in the instructions. Every youtube review that I’ve seen of people who add extra products, their hair comes out poofy–as if they never straightened it. But for those that followed the instructions, their results were amazing. Comparable to getting a perm. Therefore, this review is invalid and should be removed.

me
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me

I agree and the box clearly states multiple times DO NOT OVERSATURATE YOUR HAIR!!! The fact that %75 of the bottle was used to me shows that she did not follow directions.

Danielle
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Danielle

I don’t think her review should be removed at all. This is her review and she chose to use precautions as she saw fit. It is her hair, and anyone who is going natural or is natural wants to protect there hair completely. Especially when trying a new product, this one does seem a little skeptical at first. She also said that this product is not for her based on the steps that she had taken. If everyone wants to use this product as they see fit, then go ahead, but don’t bash someone that had the courage and the… Read more »

taylorjbeans
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taylorjbeans

I understand her using precautions Danielle, but she also risks the quality of the review by mixing other products. I don’t want her to damage her hair, but it helps more to experience the product on its own and recommend adding xyz if that’s what she sees fit. I do admire the thoroughness of her reviews though.

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jay923
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jay923

This is a bogus review and accomplishes nothing. You didn’t use the product as directed. That’s like me going into a restaurant ordering a meal and before I taste it I add all my own spices and condiments and then go on yelp and write a review about how awful it is. If you would’ve followed directions and then felt something was missing then did it this way to see if there was any improvements that would’ve made more sense. You already did the patch test and knew it wouldn’t damage your hair so your reasoning for altering the product… Read more »

Shameka
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Shameka

I used this product expecting great results like many other naturals have blogged About but not even close I wouldn’t recommend this product to anyone.
My hair is 3c-4a I guess bsl and I can straighten it well without this system but it frizzes as soon as I sweat or go out doors. My hair did the same thing with this product in it and it feels dull and lifeless.
I would never use this product again :/

Mignon
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Mignon

Christina, can we see a video of you demonstrating how you applied the Beautiful Textures TMS product? If so, where can we view it? Thanks.

Renee
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Renee

I used the product three weeks ago.

My Experience:
It does exactly what it says, when you adhere to the package instructions.
I have only applied heat on these occasions, once to blow dry, flat iron
curl wand twice in three weeks.

I experienced shedding, to me it was more than usual.

tracey
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tracey

it was a good review, though if your hair is not her texture and you don’t use the additional products she mentioned, you won’t get her results. Since she very clearly stated what she used in addition to the TMS kit, how she used it, and what happened, she’s fulfilled her responsibility. It wouldn’ve been a bad review had she pretended that her results — good or bad — were due to the kit, thereby lying to the reader. The only questions this review leaves unanswered: how good is the kit and should I buy it? I still don’t know

Phillygurl
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Phillygurl

I persoanlly tried tihs product. I had cut my hair and gone natural for nine months, growing it out through braids and weaves. The texture of my natural hair is difficult to maintain, after doing lots of reading on the different “natural“hair products such as Etae, brazillian keratin treatment and Korean hair straightening, I resolved toput a texturizer in my hair. I live an active lifestyle and need to be able to continue my worksouts and such without the hassle of dealing with my hair. I also needed to give my hair a break from the tresses which in the… Read more »

Tias F.
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Tias F.

I just used it as well, and i followed the instructions to a T. I didn’t even add a heat protectant, to my apprehension, but I wanted to test out the full product. I have very thick, tightly spiraled 4b/c hair and it did nothing for it. My hair tangled faster, I felt like I had more breakage, and the results were no different than when I’d straighten it without it. In fact, it’s only been 2 days and my roots are reverted and my ends are stragely (yes, I need to clip my ends but it shouldn’t be this… Read more »

amma
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amma

ive tried it and it was good.but my hair reverted almost immediately. it took my ends a couple more days.im 4c so I was happy atleast it could stretch my hair and show me my entire hair length though it didnt last.its ok.id use it again for same results.i give it a 6 out of 10.

Katrenia
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Katrenia

I’m in the process of trying it, I got as high as above the ears, and stopped, I have already decided that it isn’t worth the hassle, the blow drying is what I didn’t like, my hair was just as she mention, coated feeling. And let me say that I don’t blame the writer of this review…I stopped because it’s too much heat from the blow dryer and the flatiron…made me wonder if I’m damaging my hair. I’m not going to finish going to revert it back, don’t want to take a chance.

chitown_gal2014
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chitown_gal2014

I’ve tried this product twice. The first time I thought it was HORRIBLE! My hair was sticky and poofy and felt like it had residue on it the whole time. I washed it out after one day and my curls popped right back. The second time, I strictly adhered to the directions by NOT over saturating my hair with the leave-in. It came out GORGEOUS! I got sooo many compliments on how shiny and sleek my hair looked. The first time I was obviously a little overzealous with the leave-in because my hair is thick so I thought I needed… Read more »

Anika
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Anika

I used the afriecan pride version to this i used it twice and that was the beginning of september and we are in november my hair has not fully returned to natural. Right now i look like i am transitioning. My sister is using this product every week and when she washes her hair it comes back. I probably have heat damage becuase the middle of my head is natural again but the texture is different very different. This product i will never use again.

Lorilee
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Lorilee

I tried the beautiful textures kit a week ago and I didn’t like it so when I went to revert back to my natural hair, my curl pattern is looser, which I don’t care for and my hair is straight in the very front and im not sure if thats due to heat damage but I’ve only washed my hair once and I left my hair straight for five days so I thought it’d come out right away…needless to say, I wouldn’t use the product again. It ain’t for me.

yuuplol
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yuuplol

i have 4c hair and about 3 weeks later i have no reversion at all! it’s great! i’m about to wash my hair now and honestly im hoping for a slightly looser curl pattern like some reviews have mentioned. Im going to wash with the included shampoo and conditioner packets with a dab of my own shampoo and conditioner mixed in in hopes of maintaining the texture manageability into my non straight styles. also: do not use too much leave conditioner! from reading reviews this seems to be the main thing that gives people poor results. with 4c hair i… Read more »

Alycia
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Alycia

If you want something with longer effects, try the Design Essentials Strengthening Therapy System!!! I have 4b hair and it definitely loosened my curls after my first wash b/c it lasts for 3 months and reverts back by itself over time

Shoy
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Shoy

I used the TMS last week and I can say I HATE it. Lol initially, my hair was soft, silky, shiny, and it moved! After working out which I do normally, my hair became dull, stiff, dry and the roots are puffy. ???? I can’t wait to wash my hair. I’m experiencing shedding but I chalk it up to the amounts of heat I put in order for it to look a certain way after the massive puff. I’ve decided to do a Botox treatment instead. Overall I wouldnt recommend this product.

Alycia
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Alycia

If you have the money and know a salon nearby that offers it, try the Design Essentials Strengthening Therapy System. I didn’t experience any breakage or stiffness. My hair was shiny and felt stronger the whole time. It also lasts 3 months without having to wash anything out. Your hair just reverts back to its normal texture by itself

ash
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ash

I know people who used this product and it damaged their hair. Ladies don’t risk it. The author is getting paid to tell u she loves it.

CoilyGal
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CoilyGal

But the author did not tell us she loved it …not even close. She said she was glad she tried it out of curiosity but wasn’t impressed with the results and probably would not even use it again –it was not for her. Everyone’s hair is different and what works ok or even great on one person may cause damage to another, and vice versa. It’s always important to know that you may be taking a risk with a product like this and I’ haven’t tried it. But just like any other hair product, you can’t be certain about the… Read more »

Alycia
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Alycia

I tried something similar but it was done at a PROFESSIONAL salon using the Design Essentials Strengthening Therapy System. Imagine having all the benefits that this product listed, but it actually WORKS with NO damage and lasts for 3 months!! It is not permanent, but made my 4b hair much more manageable and my straightened hair lasted a lot longer. I loved it!!! It actually did what it said–strengthened my hair, locked moisture in, and made my texture slightly more manageable. However it is REALLY expensive so I will not be getting it again anytime soon, but for those that… Read more »

Fiona50
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Fiona50

I was skeptical about using this product as well, but I cast my skepticism aside and I am glad I did. I love the product and it does exactly what it says if you FOLLOW The Directios. My hair is soft as silk and permanently color treated. I have shampooed 2 times in last three weeks and have had great results. I love my curls and have been natural about 8yrs. It’s nice to be able to change my look without resorting to a wig.

Tam
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Tam

Please DO NOT USE (4C HAIR WARNING) I should have known better but I tried it anyway. It burned in a certain spot, but I stupidly ignored it. At first the hair is extremely dry and after flat ironing you have a straighter head of hair. However, this stuff thinned my hair out, especially in the area where I felt the burning. I had been natural for 2 years at the time I tried it. I am 4c afro-american. I will NEVER use this again. My daughter warned me but I didn’t listen. She’s been natural all of her life(over… Read more »

Marcelle Williams
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After reading this review, I actually think this product may be for those who are inbetween. Like naturals who like to straighten their hair as well as wear it curly or those who are transitioning. The latter I can actually attest to because when I was transitioning it was hard to “manage” or deal with. I am thankful for this review because I thought this was just supposed to make it easier to flat iron your hair if you are natural without having repercussions. But that is how a lot of the YouTubers made it seem.

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