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

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  1. Chrismiss

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    Probably 13-14 weeks post. Just made an appt to relax on Friday(4/12). I even wrote the target date for relaxer in my planner at the beginning of the year.
     
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    So ladies I did relax 2 weeks ago and my hair was so damaged it wasn't worth posting. Some of my hair is ear length, some shoulder and some at APL. It is also very thin. I will try to nurse it back to health by doing regular washes and deep conditioners. Hopefully it can still be saved.
     
  3. sunnieb

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    2 weeks post and 6 to go
     
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    Oh no!

    I haven't read through the thread. Do you know what caused this?

    Please watch your stress levels. That's what took my hair out.
     
  5. Rozlewis

    Rozlewis Well-Known Member

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    8 weeks post and 9 more to go.
     
  6. SpiceUpMyHair

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    4 weeks post, next relaxer in 8 weeks
     
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    8 weeks post will relax in 4-6 weeks.
     
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    I think it was lack of care @sunnieb.
     
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    3 weeks post. I relaxed at 13 weeks 6 days post. My hair tangled badly. "YouTube Broke My Hair" badly. In short, my hair is only texlaxed and still behaves much like my natural hair, which always tangled when washed loose. I thought washing out relaxer in twists would lead to tangles but I'm willing to try.

    Thankfully, I didn't freak out. It took me about a week and a half, but I finished without losing more hair than usual.

    I want to stretch for 16 weeks but will do at least 12 before my next touch-up.
     
  10. sunnieb

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    3 weeks post and 5 to go.
     
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    Four weeks post, planning on box braids so it may be a while before my next touch up
     
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    Hi All! Quick question...

    How much is too much to pay for a relaxer, treatment and standard straight style?
     
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  13. MzSwift

    MzSwift Texlaxed, Fine

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    I’m sorry, I’ve always done my own. But if I were gonna go to a shop, I would call around and get price quotes from 3+ shops. GL to you!
     
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    Thank you! I wanted to know if I was looking in the wrong places because a lot of black hairdressers/salons I'm seeing nowadays charge anywhere from $150-$200+ for a relaxer (and trim).
     
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    Hello!! I am newly relaxed! Been natural over 3 years. 2 weeks post relaxer. BSL currently. Goal WSL.
     
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  16. MzSwift

    MzSwift Texlaxed, Fine

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    Wow!
    With YT, hair forums and blogs giving women access to do our own hair, I thought the salons would be more reasonably priced. I've heard that Dominican salons are less expensive, like super cheap, Lol. Do you have any near you? They may do chemical services as well.
     
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    MzSwift Texlaxed, Fine

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    :eek:

    What happened to $50 - $75????

    I guess it's HAS been a long time since I went to a salon.
     
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    Right! You'd think! I have several Dominican salons nearby but the last time I got a relaxer from a Dominican salon, it was severely over-processed; language barrier is REAL y'all. I had to at some point during the process explain to the owner (the only one who spoke fluent English) what I wanted done but by then, it had been too late. That was almost 1.5 years ago. I'd have to do my research and find one where they speak fluent English because I'm particular about what I'd like done (I dont wan't to be relaxed bone straight).

    ETA: I haven't done mine in awhile because I don't work fast and when I did the half and half method, it worked but I found it a bit tedious (and got anxiety from trying to keep water out of one side).
     
  21. MzSwift

    MzSwift Texlaxed, Fine

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    Lol, hilariously frustrating! But I totally get it.

    If you're just doing a touch up, I think you can do it yourself!
    Forget the tedious half n half method. The real champ is in properly prepping your hair so that you can work quickly when the relaxer is being applied. @sunnieb , a few other ladies and I subscribe to pre-twisting the hair into the sections in which you plan to relax. I make my sections bigger bc I texlax. But other ladies do many smaller sections for straighter results. All you have to do is grab a twist apply and move on.

    For instance, I've found that I only need 8 sections/twists in order to apply and then I spend the rest of my time smoothing. So my application time is only about 3-5 minutes and then I spend a few minutes smoothing with my hands.

    My prep, on the other hand, can take a long time depending on how my hair is before I relax. I base my scalp with vaseline, coat my hair in oil and condish, and then twist. I slather vaseline on my twists right before I start applying my relaxer either the next day or later the same day.

    Does that sound like something you could do? That way you have more control over how your hair turns out.
     
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    I most definitely can! I clearly haven't spent enough time in this thread. Will give touching up my own hair another go.

    Thank you so much!!!
     
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    @outspokenwallflower I self-relax since 2012 but when I did go to the salon it was $225.00 for relaxer, DC and trim.
     
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    84.5 weeks post
     
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    I am also slow with relaxer touch ups. I do smaller sections and I have my husband apply the relaxer to the back half while I do the front. Then I do all the smoothing myself. I find it less stressful.
     
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    6 weeks post. Next touch up in 5-6 weeks
     
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    2 weeks 1 day post 9 weeks 6 days till my next one
     
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    85 weeks 1 day post today...
     
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    6 weeks post and relaxing in 2 weeks.
     
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