That's the simple truth of it. I have read about a few sisters lately who have been convinced by stylists that texturizers will make it "easier to transition." That is true, if you're trying to transition from one chemical process to another.
If you get a texturizer, and you didn't want a texturizer, ie your goal is to be chemical free, you will have to cut the texturizer out just like you have to cut the relaxer out.
A texturizer is a "mild relaxer" that loosens the natural curl of your hair rather than straightening it completely. The curls often loosen unevenly, which is why you see a lot of people with texturizers with who have some sections of their hair sticking out straight and some curled up. Texturizers can also dry the hair, and require a lot of gel to define and hold the curl, aka the wet crunchy look. Some people use Jherri Curl moisturizer products on their texturizers, which probably work better if you want to avoid the crunch.
After my first big chop, which I did at home, I went to a stylist to get my hair evened out. She kept insisting that if I put a perm in my hair it would "lay down better." She had no idea what I was doing and that this would completely defeat the purpose. All she knew is that, well, if I got a perm it would lay down better!
If you want a texturizer after being fully informed as to what it is and does, great. But please ladies, don't let anyone else convince you that you need it to make your hair "more manageable" or your process "easier."