Hi, Ladies! So, I was supposed to be on a long stretch, but I caved and relaxed at 12 weeks. However, I used the new Mizani Butter Blend and it was AWESOME!! My hair is incredibly silky and it was very easy to use. This was my first time self-relaxing with a lye relaxer (I have always been a no-lye girl), and honestly I was afraid of what might happen. I felt absolutely no burning or tingling in my scalp (I did stop my BT 5 days before and was sure to clarify). It didn't get my hair bone straight, but no lye relaxer (when I have gone to the salon) has even been able to do that. I don't mind, I like the slight wave. This is definitely a keeper! I also colored with Bigen during the relaxer process, and I am loving this black hair. I highly recommend this. My hair is silky, soft and shiny. I don't think I will be trying anything else for a long time. And now that I got over my initial fear of self-relaxing with lye, it's on now! Unfortunately, I cannot post pictures because I am on the HYH til Christmas challenge. But know this - that BT works wonders - I am on track to surpass my goals!