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Relaxed Heads: How many weeks post relaxer are you and when is your next touch up???

Discussion in 'Hair Care Tips & Product Review Discussion' started by sunnieb, Sep 24, 2011.

  1. BillsBackerz67

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    Re: Relaxed Heads: How many weeks post relaxer are you and when is your next touch up

    Today is 8 months relaxer free and prob wont be relaxing again. My stylist who originally did my hair wont be back in town till august. By that time it would be 15 months smh. The back of my head is natural and the front is still relaxed. I cut my hair into a bob again lol.
     
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    Re: Relaxed Heads: How many weeks post relaxer are you and when is your next touch up

    I'm 11 weeks post relaxer today. I will be relaxing on February 17. I can't wait. I'm hoping for a nice length surprise :yep:
     
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    Re: Relaxed Heads: How many weeks post relaxer are you and when is your next touch up


    I'm 10 weeks post.

    Uhhh......whenever I get the money to go lol I'm a broke college student with a very tiny part-time job. That money goes to gas for my car, new hair for my clip ins (which I only buy once every six months, it's a big buy but I don't do it often), and Vday for the boyfriend. Probably will have enough like 6 weeks from now

    Not sure, I'm going to to a new salon.

    Like I said, I'm going to a salon. I tried it once by myself and never again. I'm really really slow with my hair and wasnt able to get it all in my hair within the time limit and was SO afraid of overprocessing that I actually was drastically underprocessed. I just can't do it. So I'm going to a salon that someone on this site recommended :) Her hair is wonderful and it seems pretty good so we'll see how that goes. If worse comes to worse, I'll just get my mom to do it like usual (though I'd rather try to go to a professional).

    I'm just soooo afraid of my hair breaking at the line of demarcation <--- I think that's what it is called. It tends to do that after too long
     
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    Re: Relaxed Heads: How many weeks post relaxer are you and when is your next touch up

    I'm 30 minutes post, lol. Just relaxed after an 11 week stretch. It felt more like the 14 weeks I was shooting for though...the hair in my crown was ridiculously thick.
     
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    Re: Relaxed Heads: How many weeks post relaxer are you and when is your next touch up

    I am 117 weeks post. I'm planning to relax in another 22 weeks or anytime this year, when the feeling hits me.
     
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    Re: Relaxed Heads: How many weeks post relaxer are you and when is your next touch up

    The last time I had a full relaxer I believe was May 23. 2011... I still touch up my edges because I wear a partial sew in. I don't plan on relaxing my hair anytime soon, just continue touching up the edges once every two-three months.

    At one point I stopped relaxing 1 1/2-2years and my hair grew extremly thick, healthy and longer, reason being I never touched it due to weaves. I wore my natural hair down for awhile because it was soooo beautiful, then I relaxed my hair and it thinned it bad!!! It may have been longer but it was thin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am trying to get the hair I once had....
     
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    Re: Relaxed Heads: How many weeks post relaxer are you and when is your next touch up

    I will be 28 weeks on the 12th February. :bouncegre
     
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    Re: Relaxed Heads: How many weeks post relaxer are you and when is your next touch up

    Almost 4 weeks! Not relaxing again until the end of April.
     
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    Re: Relaxed Heads: How many weeks post relaxer are you and when is your next touch up

    10 weeks post shooting for 12
     
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    Re: Relaxed Heads: How many weeks post relaxer are you and when is your next touch up

    13 weeks post. This is the longest that I have ever stretched. Going for 6 months!
     
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    Re: Relaxed Heads: How many weeks post relaxer are you and when is your next touch up

    im 11 wk post this is the longest ive ever stretched rollersetting&blowing my roots has really helped me stretch longer.im going to relax next saturday and then i wont be relaxing until late may/early june
     
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    Almost 4 weeks post. I'm a slow grower so I'm yet to see any new growth. Hair feels freshly relaxed and moisturized. Thanks to my steamer and change in techniques.
     
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    Re: Relaxed Heads: How many weeks post relaxer are you and when is your next touch up

    :drunk:Relaxing today after 17 weeks! I'm so excited:drunk:
     
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    Well I guess I lied! STILL not relaxed yet so I guess that makes me 26 weeks post now.

    Was going to do this weekend but then yesterday I scrrrraaaatched my scalp like crazy!

    Sent from my Sony Xperia Arc
     
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    I get them 2 a year. So around 25 weeks or more...
     
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    Re: Relaxed Heads: How many weeks post relaxer are you and when is your next touch up

    I am currently 24 weeks plus a few days post almost 25 weeks. Need to find me my relaxer. Time to relax soon. :grin:
     
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    I'm only 5 wk post relaxer. Last touch up was 18 wks post, I'd like to stretch that long again next touch up time. I need to find a Dominican salon that is not anti perm and will blow out my roots or I'll hv figure out a flat iron technique for when I want my hair straight. I went to a blk salon and with one swipe of the flat iron she got my hair bone straight. I tried at home with several swipes of my Solia and my hair proofed up the next day.
     
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    Re: Relaxed Heads: How many weeks post relaxer are you and when is your next touch up

    Just relaxed after 16 weeks. Next up? 16 weeks!!
     
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    Re: Relaxed Heads: How many weeks post relaxer are you and when is your next touch up

    26 months three weeks and counting, next touchup will be in July 2012.
     
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    Re: Relaxed Heads: How many weeks post relaxer are you and when is your next touch up

    those of you who stretch 12+ weeks how do you stretch for so long?what helps?
     
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    Re: Relaxed Heads: How many weeks post relaxer are you and when is your next touch up

    12 wks today and just finished relaxing my hair. Dang I am tired now. I need a nap.
     
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    Re: Relaxed Heads: How many weeks post relaxer are you and when is your next touch up

    Weekly deep cond, not trying to comb dry hair, detangle/combing hair with lot's of cond in it, low manipulation, protective style, roller setting, using protein on line of demarcation followed by moisturizing cond and a whole lot of patience.
     
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    Re: Relaxed Heads: How many weeks post relaxer are you and when is your next touch up

    I will be 12 weeks post tomorrow and have a minimum of 4 more weeks to go but my stretch is still going extremely well so I think I may try stretching my texlaxer for 18 - 20 weeks.

    Since I started using Chicoro's Moisture Drench prepoo, it has been super easy for me to stretch longer and longer and maybe...just maybe - I will be able to easily stretch for 26 weeks this time around. We'll see:look:
     
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    Re: Relaxed Heads: How many weeks post relaxer are you and when is your next touch up

    I'm at 9 weeks and 1 day. I'm trying to go for a minimum of 12 weeks. I go to the salon weekly for wash & set & then she blow dries my roots on a low setting (not much head on the length unless i ask for her to straighten it out a bit). There's still some texture at the roots but its better than not blow drying at all.

    I really just wanna see how long I can go for!
     
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    Re: Relaxed Heads: How many weeks post relaxer are you and when is your next touch up

    I'm 29 weeks post. I am not sure when I will relax. Maybe in December for my birthday. I keep my hair in braids (no extensions). Castor oil, moitsurizing and ayurveda products has helped my hair. I normally do my braids every 3-4 weeks.
     
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    janeemat what conditioner do you use for combing/detangling?
     
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    I am 10wks on Thursday.
     
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    Re: Relaxed Heads: How many weeks post relaxer are you and when is your next touch up

    Checking in 26 weeks next Sat + touch up day.

    Things that helped:
    • Keeping up with the moisture/protein balance
    • Never letting the NG get dry/crunchy (pre poo/oil rinse)
    • Giving myself plenty of time - things took longer i.e - detangling/washing
    • Some products stopped working as well/hair didnt respond to like before (I altered my regimen week 17+ more moisture less manipulation was needed)
    • The deeper the stretch the more moisture, less manipulation, more patience and care needed :yep:
     
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    Re: Relaxed Heads: How many weeks post relaxer are you and when is your next touch up

    I was stretched for 15 weeks+ and did experience breakage in the back which was another set back. Now that I know how to care for my NG I don't plan to have any more setbacks.

    I did my relaxer myself 2-3 weeks ago, and was under-processed.I am going to wait 3 more weeks to get it relaxed again. Do you ladies think this is a good idea?
     
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    Re: Relaxed Heads: How many weeks post relaxer are you and when is your next touch up

    I am only two weeks post a virgin relaxer. I self relaxed and my roots didn't get straight though looser than natural. I self relaxed and plan to continue, I perfer to be independent, the salon here don't command my trust.
    i am undecided about how long to stretch.... I went natural via BC shortly after discovering hair forums hence I am a newbie with relaxed hair. I was solely dependent on salons during my previous relaxed days. Aiming for 12weeks, hope to go longer.
     

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