How Long after Highlights should I wait for relaxer?

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  1. bonafidelatina

    bonafidelatina New Member

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    Hello LongHairCareForum,

    I'm a newbie.

    For the new year I wanted a change so I got highlights which came out really nice. I am a relaxed girl...my last relaxer was in September (I usually relax every7-8 months b/c I just get mild and its only to loosen my curl).

    After getting highlights I started reading various blogs and most say that I should have relaxed (touchup) first and then after 2-3 weeks do the highlights...so I'm worried b/c I guess I did it backwards.

    Wanted to ask for any of you that have experienced this...how long do I have to wait post-highlights to relax????

    I was thinking of doing it in Spring...but my new growth is getting up there so Im anxious!!!

    Any tips are appreciated.

    Thanks!
     
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    tbaby_8 Active Member

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    Bare minimum 2 weeks, but me personally I would wait at least 3-4 weeks and do protein treatments and conditioning treatments in between the time. Highlights, not properly taken care of, can cause shedding and breakage. So really baby your hair. I found out the hard way and now I had to cut at lot of my hair. I was almost mid back and now I am back to shoulder length because of the breakage.
     
  3. **SaSSy**

    **SaSSy** Straighten my curls out season bishes!

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    I personally don't believe in double processing (Cathy Howse ol' skool mentality) but if you feel you have to I would wait atleast 4 weeks and use protein in between the time you relaxed to getting the highlights. And if you're not I would become a relaxer stretcher so the relaxer doesn't touch the highlights.
     
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    When i got my highlights i waited only two weeks. Word of advice, make sure to keep your hair well moisturized at all times. Try to deep condition on a regular basis with a moisturizing conditioner.
     
  5. bonafidelatina

    bonafidelatina New Member

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    Great thanks ladies!!! I will just keep it moisturized for now and opt for a relaxer in like March :)
     

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