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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. KenyafromCT

    KenyafromCT Active Member

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    I'm pretty new here and have finally decided to take my hair health seriously.

    My hair is very thick and I tend to relax every 6 weeks. I decided to stretch my relaxer and I haven't relaxed since 12/31. I've been massaging my scalp with JBCO, WHGO and Alter Ego/Herb Ego hair drops (separately) several times per week. I don't think I can go much longer. It's been 9 weeks and I have a at least 2.5-3 inches of new growth and don't think I can go much longer!
     
  2. sunnieb

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    1 week post. :)
     
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  3. sunnieb

    sunnieb Well-Known Member

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    :lachen::lachen::lachen: So true! No complaints whatsoever!
     
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    I would go by growth, and not just weeks. I would relax if I were you.
     
  5. KenyafromCT

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    Ahh ok! thank you!
     
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  6. sunnieb

    sunnieb Well-Known Member

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    @KenyafromCT welcome!

    If it's time to relax, it's time. Let your hair tell you, not the calendar.

    You're over the recommended 6-8 weeks, so no worries. The reason most of us can go longer is through practice. I used to relax every 4 weeks, now I'm doing 14-18 depending on how my hair acts. :yep:
     
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  7. sharifeh

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    does anyone in here use phytorelaxer? if I relax again, that's what I'd want to use
     
  8. irisak

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    I'm 21 weeks. I'm trying to stretch until the week of my birthday which is on the 21st. I've been wearing a sew in since the New Year so I'm hoping I've got some good retention.
     
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  9. 11228

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    I used it for 2 years and switched to Lineage shea butter lye relaxed a couple of months ago with no regret. I achieve the same results without the residua I accumulate from the phyto (lye)
     
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  10. Sanity

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    Ladies I'm under the weather, I will post pics once I am better! :cry:
     
  11. Fotchygirl

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    12 weeks post, will be 13 on Saturday. I couldn't relax on Saturday since I had to visit my Parents for the weekend. I will end up relaxing at 14 weeks post since I have to do a protein treatment this coming Saturday.
     
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  12. irisak

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    So ladies I think I'm ready to feel my scalp again. I'm taking my hair down tomorrow and texlaxing Friday.
     
  13. ElegantElephant

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    Relaxed today at 16 weeks but had a lot of breakage..ugh. What kind of protein treatment do you use and how often??
     
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    I use Aphogee 2 minutes and nexxus emergencee when I need something stronger.

    Haven't in a while but I also Henna and use other Ayurveda herbs
     
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    I hope you are doing better. I wasn't feeling well either.
     
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    I'm 7 weeks and thinking about relaxing :abducted:.
     
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    2 weeks post and loving it!;)
     
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    :) 2 weeks post and I love the way my hair feels and behaves. #winning
     
  19. sunnieb

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    I love having a relaxer twin!

    Let's do this! :lol:
     
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    Omg what a bad wash day I had yesterday! I committed the biggest sin by not combing my hair before washing thinking I was going to comb it with the conditioner. Matting! Tangles! Major breakage! It is still matted in some areas but I managed to untangle most of it last night. I will do the rest bit by bit during the week. I should have kept to my resolution of 12 weeks. Definitely relaxing this Friday.
     
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    Thank you! It was some sort of super flu. I am now finally feeling better.
     
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    I just got finished washing out my relaxer. I never keep track of when I relax my hair, so I don't know how many weeks post I am, but I think it was either late November or early December. Anyway, this is my second time using what I believe is a new formulation of the Linage relaxer. My hair feels so buttery smooth after rinsing it out, almost like there's a coat of oil or conditioner on my strands. I've got their neutralizer on now, and then I'll deep condition with their moisturizing conditioner (I don't really care for this), put my leave ins and then do a cheat rollerset.
     
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    My sister texlaxed my hair today after being natural for approximately eight years. My hair was done in two sections. I used ORS, and total process was 13 minutes. I will retouch in 12-16 weeks.
     
  24. Aggie

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    4 weeks post yesterday and 10 more to go...
     
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    I relaxed today with Silk Elements.

    My last relaxer was May 2016.

    I relaxed today because I feel that I've become too dependent on wigs. I didn't retain any extraordinary length but I immediately felt that I looked better with my own hair...even if it's just pulled back in a bun :look:
     
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    My hair is getting on my nerves. I wasnt planning on relaxing until Easter but now Im like sheesh. Can I wait? If I was an emotional hair person I would have cut if off by now. I think about it at least once a month.
     
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    I am so sorry to hear this. It is a good idea to space out the detangling session to avoid frustrated ripping.

    It is not to the same extent but I always these episodes every relaxer cycle. My final wash is always like a warning. I'll retain more if only I can time it correctly and skip this "alert"
     
  28. sunnieb

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    It sounds so loooong when you say it like that! :lol:

    But, I plan to relax at 14 -16 weeks post and that's 12 or so weeks from now. :)
     
  29. sunnieb

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    When I start feeling like this, I go ahead and gather my relaxer supplies. :look:
     
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    I honestly feel like I should do just that. I have never had short hair so for me to be considering cutting it off says a lot :ohwell:

    My hair has been so unruly lately. Like I have been buying some very pricey conditioners and it hates them all. I have no idea what the problem is. I dont really protective style anymore but a wig doesnt sound all that bad right about now :yawn:
     
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