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

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  1. lalla

    lalla Well-Known Member

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    I relaxed two days ago.

    I will detail my process here as I think it might help someone. I use the Affirm system + Olaplex.
    I relax for 15 minutes with Affirm, 20 minutes for Affirm + Olaplex. I don't get bone straight hair, I keep some texture and a lot of volume and that's the way I like it.

    I split my hair into 5 parts, 3 in the front and two in the back. I did aroun 12 to 15 loose twists per section.
    Afterwards, I applied protecto on my hair and vaseline on my face, neck and ears.
    I mixed 3/16 of olaplex 1 into the relaxer (around 200g).
    It took my sister and I 3 minutes to apply the relaxer. I combed it through and let it sit until it was time to rinse.
    I rinsed very well then applied Olaplex 2 and the 5 in 1 reconstructor. I let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes then rinsed and shampooed with the neutralizing shampoo. It's important to let it sit and to make sure there is no pink. If your hair smells like relaxer you haven't rinsed it well enough. I then conditioned with Joico moisturizing conditioner.

    My hair feels great. I gave myself a trim.
     
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    I relaxed on Friday. Last relaxer was Sept 22nd. I stopped doing my own relaxers. I always moved too slowly and over processed some sections and under processed others. I tried relaxing in halves and that didn't work well for me either. A coworker recommended a Dominican salon and they do a great job. $45 and includes a steam treatment.
     
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  3. MzSwift

    MzSwift Texlaxed, Fine

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    You have beautiful hair! I keep seeing Olaplex being mentioned around here. I think I'm gonna look into it. I really need a good replacement for my Motions CPR. The 5-n-1 reconstructor you mentioned is Olaplex brand?

    What a very simple alternative! I remember admiring the Dominican Blowout results when I was natural. I've always wanted to visit a Dominican salon, they are so affordable and they know how to make hair look so pretty. But there aren't any near me :(
     
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    Still haven't relaxed, just got more braids.
     
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  5. MzSwift

    MzSwift Texlaxed, Fine

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    Lol, I'm in extensions too. And I'm loving the lazy hair so it'll be a while before I relax again
     
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    13 weeks post and 4 more to go.
     
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  7. ItsMeLilLucky

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    4 days post and I’ll probably relax in April or May.
     
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    11 weeks post, relaxing tomorrow
     
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    I might need to just braid my hair and " rest" from it for a bit. Coz at this rate :nono:.
     
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    Yes please, ma'am. Thank you. :blush2:
     
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    My guy suggested I do this too. And I have all these wigs I'm not putting to use. Ok, I will wait and see how I feel by the summer :blush2:
     
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    I think Im about 13 weeks post, trying to get to 26 o_O
     
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    I'm 22 weeks post not sure when I'll touch-up.. Although I'm neck length in the back and ear length on the sides, so far so good... If my hair continue being good, I'll go longer ..
     
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    15 weeks post and 2 more to go. The struggle is so real right now.
     
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    :lachen:

    You can do it, sis! Lol
     
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    8 weeks post today and relaxing this weekend.

    Gotta go to Sally's and get a few supplies. :yep:
     
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    16 weeks post and one ore to go. Relaxing on Friday.
     
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    30 minutes post and relaxing in 8 weeks.:)
     
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    12 weeks post. Not yet sure when I'll relax. It's Feb now, so maybe sometime in May. Both DH and I have big birthdays in May this year and our wedding anniversary is also in May.
     
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    I’m about 3 weeks this time, and I’m really looking into thermal reconditioning. I might stretch a year. This means me having to actually leave my hair alone minus the washing and deep conditioning :lachen:

    Does anyone get this done?
     
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    I've never had a thermal reconditioning but isn't that what Zoe Saldana is rumored to have? If so, it looks really straight! GL if you decide to do it!

    I've thought about using BKT or something similar to stretch my relaxers for a year but I can't get past the formaldehyde. Even the formaldehyde free ones don't seem too safe.

    So I've decided to just rock crochet braids (Lazy Girl technique only) to hide my hair and stretch my relaxer. I figure if I do a new style a month, the time will go by before I know it. Lol
     
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    @ItsMeLilLucky I'm thinking of doing a one year stretch next year. I'm researching flat irons right now.

    Also, I think I printed tips from Sylver2 way back when she documented her stretch.
     
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    That sounds a little drastic for you. Aren't you more of an 8 to 12 weeker? Are you still having issues with your nape?
     
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    It is, but if you want the service done, you need 5-6 inches of virgin hair so it doesn’t overlap on the relaxed hair. My nape got itself together a while back lol. I’m undecided as of yet, but if I do get it I’ll probably start stretching next year. That means I’ll have to get used to not switching my styles so often.
     
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    Please share :)
     
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    Oh, Ok. I see..lol
    I missed the thermal reconditioning part.
     
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    I will! I'll tag you in Relaxed Hair Thread if I find it.
     
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    I know! We'll see how it goes. After 2 years of babying and treating my hair like fine silk, its just not where it should be.

    My nape is ok. The rest of my head is going through "thangs" now. I don't have anything to lose at this point.

    Who knows? This Relaxer Queen might become a Heat Straightened Natural for a bit. I'm open to anything. :drunk:
     
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    I just got a touch up 2 weeks ago at 10weeks. I think I might stretch 12 weeks this time
     
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