a texturizer and a relaxer? From what I gather, a texturizer is a relaxer that is not left on as long. Who gets a texturizer here? Are there any websites that tell what the big difference between these two?
You can leave it on the same amount of time as you would leave a relaxer (when straightening), but use a milder strength when texturizing. That's what I do. The strength and timing depend on one's hair and the results they're trying to achieve. Relaxers and texturizers can be exactly the same thing. I use a relaxer to texturize. Many others do, as well. Of course, they also make relaxers marketed as "texturizers".