I recently decided to try the Avlon Texture Release line on wash day spontaneously when I realised that I simply wanted a small break from my natural hair.
This blog is just a quick overview of the Texture Release shampoo and conditioner. The line does have a full kit that is offered in salons only thus, I only had the basic shampoo and conditioner. I'm saying that to say, this isn't going to be the full picture of what the texture release can potentially do.
I loved the way this shampoo smelt. Probably because of the hibiscus extract in it. The consistently of the shampoo was lightweight but lathered beautifully and a little goes a long way. I shampooed twice to make sure that my hair was clarified. This didn't leave my hair feeling like straw but I will add that I pre-pooed with the African Pride Pre-Poo and added some oil to it.
Overall, I am impressed with the shampoo. I can see it working well for relaxed hair and natural girls.
After a nice experience with the shampoo, I was slightly disappointed with the conditioner. I went in expecting it to act as my natural hair conditioners do and simply put it doesn't. The consistency was chalk like and came out like a paste. It didn't add much slip to my hair which was difficult because my hair needed a boost of moisture after the shampoo.
Despite the chalky appearance, it applied quick thin. I noticed that my hair had no curl definition demonstrating to me that it did the job. Like with all my conditioners, I sat under my hooded dryer for 20 minutes per the instructions. I noticed that it had absorbed into my hair and that my hair felt stronger due to the protein and I didn't have as much breakage when I was combing through it.
The verdict is that I think it did its job. Just like the shampoo, this line is perfect for relaxed hair and natural hair.
The Final Results
I used the Keracare Thermal Wonder as my heat protectant. Below are the results. Please excuse the split ends.
Overall, I really enjoyed the Texture Release shampoo and conditioner. It did provide me with less curl definition which helped the blow drying and straightening process.
Normally, I really struggle with doing a blow out but my hair took it well. I will add an update once I wash my hair and will note how my hair reverted back to its kinks.