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

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  1. sunnieb

    sunnieb Well-Known Member

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    6 weeks post and 2 weeks to go....
     
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    I'll be exactly 10 weeks post on Wednesday. I really want to do another 16 week stretch, but this breakage is starting to get on my nerves.

    I might try a hard protein treatment (I've been eyeing the Joico K-Pak Deep Penetrating since Aphogee 2-Step was pretty useless for me in January) next Saturday/Sunday and see if that helps. But if not, I'll probably book an appointment with my stylist at either 12 or 13 weeks.
     
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    15 minutes post. Would have been 25 weeks post tomorrow.
    Sitting now with ACV and neutralizing shampoo on my hair.
    Did a lot of things differently. My scalp is actually tingling this time as I didn't base with Vaseline. I used Blue Magic grease and EVOO instead. Fortunately, I texlax so I rinsed almost as soon as I finished applying.

    Did a protein tx yesterday. So my hair felt very strong. I didn't do a mid step protein but I plan to follow up my neutralizing with Joico K-pak reconstructor. I also plan to airdry, blowout, flat iron and trim. Hopefully I can get some good pix. But if they make me look fat, I'm not posting them. Lol
     
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    Oh no. You better post those pics! :spank: :lol:
     
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    20 weeks post, The shedding isnt to bad. I used 6n1 with a moisturizing conditioner and baggied for 2 hrs. I plan to relax on the 29th after vacation,
    My hair look thin, My newgrowth has overpowered and my length isn't showing lol.
    I did trimmed my ends in twists while I airdried.
     
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    Hair poofed in the shower, I am relaxing tonight! :cry3:
     
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    I have to cut off a few inches... Back to line 7, Sigh. Maybe I will reach my goal by Jan 2020.
     
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    You WILL do it, sis! :)
     
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    Posting here as well. I have no length goal this year. I just hope to retain as much as possible and to lose weight so I'm not embarrassed to post my pix. Lol, SMH.

    Here's where I am post 1 1/2" trim and after a blowout. Finally, got a new length check shirt. Lol
     
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    Thank you sis! I am going to borrow your idea of incorporating *auvedic* powders, I need to switch up my conditioning regimen stat!
     
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    7 weeks post and relaxing this Friday or Saturday.
     
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    Relaxed Tuesday with ors lye and followed with Mizani bond phorce treatment
     
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    I am currently 17 weeks post. Not positive when i will be relaxing next. Maybe this weekend. or the weekend of April 15th, in enough time for my birthday. My last appointment , she round brush dried my hair, and I found that my hair is quite manageable even without a relaxer.

    I know I will relax because she has to do a correction. But I will probably just do 2 a year now. Seems to be working.
     
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    @MzSwift Thick from root to tip, beautiful hair :yep:
     
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    Currently 14 weeks post. Will relax next week at 15 weeks post. I’m so looking forward to it. I love a fresh relaxer and I can get to see my progress. Will also go to haircuttery and get a deep trim. I haven’t done a deep trim in a year, only a few light ones.
     
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    Hi ladies, I just renewed my subscription. I got demotivated with my hair and didn't renew for a long time but am back with renewed energy. I can't even remember when I last relaxed my hair and it is in a bad state. The new growth is so bad. I have asked my sister to relax my hair on Saturday but unfortunately she doesn't know how to blow dry and neither do I. I will wait a week then do a treatment at the salon so that they can blow dry and trim my hair. Then I will post a pic.
     
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    Welcome back! You can definitely baby your hair back to health! We’re here to help if you have questions.

    About the blowdrying, I recently purchased a hot air brush and I plan to use it with each wash and DC. It was so easy to use and my hair feels better when I blow out vs airdrying loose. It’s very much like brushing your hair. Maybe you can try one of those?

    Here’s the one I bought:






    And here’s a relaxed lady using an air brush for her wash and DC process:

     
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    Thanks @MzSwift, will definitely look it up.
     
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    She passed that brush through that section a lot of times. Is that how folks use their hot brush?

    I don't use it like that I'll do two passes and when I've finished the whole head I'll do one more brush through otherwise I may as well just flat iron lol. My brush is very good though, no need to keep going over the section.
     
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    Lol, I honestly dunno.
    I see it as a blowdryer that’s easier to hold and manuever so I probably use it like her. I go over the section on low blast until it’s dry. I find that the brush bristles are more flexible, like a paddle brush, than a blow dryer attachment so it feels like less manipulation. Is yours like that? My old hot air brush bristles were rigid hard plastic so I was pleasantly suprised by this new one.

    I also don’t follow it with a flat iron :nono: - blow drying gets my hair straight enough.
     
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    Actually I’m saying mine is a hot air brush it isn’t, it’s not meant to be used on damp hair, dry hair only. So I guess you would need to go over the section a few times if the hair is damp.

    My brush is like a straightening brush, it gets my hair sleek with just the two passes.
     
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    One hour post, 8 weeks to go.
     
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    6 weeks post and 11 more to go
     
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    I'll be at exactly 12 weeks this Wednesday. I didn't end up doing a hardcore protein treatment just yet, but upping my light protein (2x/week now) and adding SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie to my regimen seems to have helped minimize my breakage a lot already so I might not do one at all, idk yet. Using more Silicon Mix has helped with taming my new growth too, so I might make it through my 16 week stretch after all. :D Hopefully I didn't jinx it lol.
     
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    80 weeks post today.
     
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    1 week post, 7 to go.
     
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    That hair is oh so purrty sis! :gorgeous::grin:
    You are well on your way to hip length. I'm thinking with your next touch up since you tend to stretch :yep:
     
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    Aww sis. Thank you. :sneakyhug:
     
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