Beautiful Textures Texture Manageability System

The Beautiful Textures Naturally Straight Texture Manageability System is another version of a Brazilian Keratin Treatment.  Let’s just get that out of the way now.  I filmed my application here:

I’ve tried and posted about my use of Lasio (at salon), Rejuvenol (at salon and at home about 12 times) and the Marcia Teixeira Chocolate Keratin Treatment (at salon) and I know a keratin treatment when I use it.  It may not smell as harsh when blow drying and flat ironing, or maybe I’m used to the smell, but the Texture Manageability System is a keratin treatment that seems to use a different version of formaldehyde.  I paid $8.99 for this system at Walgreens.   It was not sent to me.

So how does it compare to the others?

First, to be clear, I only used 300 – 350 degrees on my flat iron because my hair is type 4a/3c medium sized strands I should only need 300 degrees to straighten with one pass, per my Komaza Hair Care Analysis.  Second, I was in need of a trim, badly, and got a trim once I finished my hair since I had a lot of snags at my ends during the application and blow out.

Step 1:

The shampoo foamed up just as much as the Rejuvenol clarifying shampoo, if not more.  However, the shampoo for the Beautiful Textures Texture Manageability System did not leave my hair feeling stripped which I often felt with Rejuvenol pre-treatment shampoo.  You only need a quarter sized amount to get a lot of suds, just like with the Rejuvenol shampoo.  It foams more as water is added.  I shampooed my hair twice although it was already clean from my Havana Twist take down and wash.

Ingredients in Gentle Cleansing Shampoo: Aqua , Sodium Olefin Sulfonate , Shea Butter Amidopropyl Betaine , PEG-150 Distearate, PEG-75 Shea Butter Glycerides

Step 2:

This keratin treatment seemed a bit easier than the Rejuvenol (the one I used at home like 12 times) in that the Beautiful Textures Texture Manageability System Inner Active Leave In Conditioner is almost like a detangling lotion.  If it were not for my straggly ends, that would come across better on video.  The consistency of the product is very thin, not a conditioner at all, so don’t expect anything thick or heavy.  It’s very runny.  The Rejuvenol is also runny, not thick at all, albeit a little thicker than the TMS treatment.  A photo comparison is below.  I used my keratin treatment brush – a color application brush – to apply.  The difference here is with Rejuvenol you blow dry twice, once with no product to 10% dampness, and then apply the treatment and blow dry again 100%.

I used my own vinyl gloves, not the plastic gloves that were provided, and I recommend using gloves for any keratin type of treatment.  I used about 50% of the 35 gram (1.23 oz) bottle.  Yes, I weighed it to be sure.  The directions say not to use to much and don’t over saturate the hair.  You use only a small amount at the roots and comb through to the ends of the hair trying to avoid the scalp.  The Rejuvenol treatment directions note that the hair should be coated, although I use 2 ounces for my entire head with Rejuvenol, well more than with the TMS.

Ingredients in Inner-Active Leave-In Conditioner: Aqua , Glyoxyloyl Carbocysteine , Glyoxyloyl Keratin Amino Acids, Shea Butter Aminodpropyltrimonium Chloride , CyclopentaSiloxane , dimethiconol , dimethicone crosspolymer , Silanetriol , panthenol , Isopropyl Palmitate, methylchloroisothiazolinone , methylisothiazolinone

Ingredients in Rejuvenol Brazilian Keratin Treatment with Collagen: Water, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Propylene Glycol, Amodimethicone, Cetrimonium Chloride, Cyclopentasiloxane, Formaldehyde, Dimethicone, Cetaryl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, hydrolyzed Collagen, Fragrance

Step 3:

After the TMS application was complete, I set my timer for 20 minutes.  I do not suggest waiting too much longer as your hair will dry out to much to get a good blow dry.  I used my FHI Heat Nano Salon Pro 2000 blow dryer with a comb attachment set on medium warm heat.  The blow out was a simple process, despite the tangled ends, and I attribute this to the Inner Active conditioner acting as a detanling lotion.  I never noticed Rejuvenol acting as a detangler.  This is probably because TMS was created to take advantage of the natural hair revolution for Black women while Rejuvenol was created for a broader market without kinky coils that needs much detangling.

Although I was working close to my eyes, they did not water at all with this TMS system.  My eyes watered due to the fumes from application of Lasio, Rejuvenol or Marcia Teixeira.  The only way to avoid the watering eyes with those treatments was to focus the blow dryer entirely away from my face and of course wearing a protective mask.

Step 4:

After the blow out I set up my FHI Runway flat iron to 300 degrees and let it heat up.  There is a temperature guide included in the directions.  I used the comb chase method and flat ironed my entire head at 300 – 350 degrees.  I did one pass per section with the flat iron.  My camera did when I was filming but you can see the comb chase method in some of my other keratin or flat iron videos.  I did not notice any fumes during the flat iron, fumes which are normal for keratin treatments, but this may be due to the lower heat setting.

I ran out to get a trim before the salon closed since my ends were such a mess (no trim in 7 months) and came back to get a quick clip of my finished hair.  I have no plans to keep my hair straight for 2 weeks (getting my Havana Twists reinstalled) but since this is so similar to my other keratin treatments I have no doubt that my straight hair could last for weeks at a time, even through humidity.

There is no mention of a waiting period for this treatment while my keratin treatments have always required a waiting period of 3 days to keep the hair straight (no pins or clips) before washing off the coating.


My hair is not super straight, by preference, but I could get straighter results with a higher flat iron setting or more than one pass of the flat iron.  The entire process could be completed in 2 – 3 hours depending on hair length and how familiar you are with blowing out your own hair.

There is a tingling sensation on my scalp from the product, similar to the sensation I get with Rejuvenol when the product gets on my scalp.  It’s not painful or uncomfortable really, but it’s noticeable….something I have not noticed in a while since I haven’t done a Rejuvenol treatment in some time.  There is also a familiar tingling sensation on my hands, since I did take off the gloves after applying the Inner Active conditioner.  Again, it’s not painful at all but noticeable and familiar.

My hair feels lightly coated, similar to my results with Rejuvenol but that treatment left my hair feeling more heavily coated.  The odor of my finished hair is similar to the odor with Rejuvenol.  It’s not a bad smell or even a chemical smell but it’s a familiar odor in my pillow and head wrap.  They are marketing this as “Naturally Straight” but it smells and performs like a formaldehyde based keratin treatment down to the familiar smell and tingling sensation in my scalp and on my hands.

Proceed at your own risk.  If you don’t want to venture into the world of keratin treatments, this product is not for you.