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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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    :lachen:

    Only for a loooooong stretch. I plan to be buried with my beloved relaxer! :drunk:
     
  2. I Am So Blessed

    I Am So Blessed I'm easy going.

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    You're relaxed now? :DMan I been away for a while. ;)

    HHJ!
     
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  3. ItsMeLilLucky

    ItsMeLilLucky Aka Giveme D’Monee

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    Yes since maybe July or August. Idk lol Where have you been? :cry3:

    Thanks babe :)
     
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    I Am So Blessed I'm easy going.

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    I hope your enjoying it! I've been working and watching TV mostly LOL.
     
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  5. sunnieb

    sunnieb Well-Known Member

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    4 weeks post. Relaxing in 4 weeks.

    Guess I need to buy some relaxer! :)
     
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    4 weeks post and 13 more to go
     
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  7. sunnieb

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    5 weeks post relaxing in 3 weeks
     
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    How many weeks post relaxer are you right now?
    8 weeks

    When is your next touch up?
    In 4 weeks but may go longer if my new growth remains this manageable.

    What relaxer will you use?
    Mizani Butter Blends normal -lye

    Are you going to a salon or will you self-relax?
    Self relax
     
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  9. sunnieb

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    6 weeks post.

    Ordered relaxer online and will relax at 8 weeks out whenever when I get the delivery.
     
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    sunnieb Well-Known Member

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    Got relaxer kit in the mail yesterday so I'm definitely relaxing at 8 weeks post.
     
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  11. MzSwift

    MzSwift Texlaxed, Fine

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    19 weeks post (tmrrw).
    1.5 weeks into mini braids.
    I still plan to wait until May to relax. Even though we're shut in, DH and I still have big birthdays to celebrate and our wedding anniversary in May.
     
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    10 weeks post today. Will relax in 2 weeks but may go longer.
     
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    9 weeks. Will go to 12 since I’m shut in
     
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    How are we all doing ladies during these difficult times.

    I'm 5 weeks post. I will relax at about 16 weeks; I'm not going out anyway so I may as well make the most of my confinement.
     
  15. MzSwift

    MzSwift Texlaxed, Fine

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    @LushLox Hey stranger!! :hiya: I have missed seeing you around and your luscious locks! :missu:

    I'm a SAHM and DH was already home 4 days a week so it's not been much adjusting as far as that. But my teen has no school for the rest of the year and wooo, this boy is restless! I told him we're doing Home Economics since he doesn't have any other work. There's lots of painting, cooking, cleaning, yardwork and various other projects he can help me tackle. Lol. Showed him how to work the grill yesterday and he grilled lunch for us. His teachers will be distributing lesson plans in the coming weeks to give us some guidance so I'll keep him busy until then. Lol.

    How are you coping over there?
     
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    Hiya, missed you too! I just needed a bit of a break for a while, too distracting and I've had a busy year. But I'm indoors for the foreseeable future now so things are....different!

    I'm in the same situation, my son's school is finished now and I need to keep him motivated and doing different things. He cooked dinner today, he's very good and it gives me a break lol!
     
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    5 minutes post!

    Doing mid-relaxer protein step now.
     
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  18. SpiceUpMyHair

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    1 week post. Relaxing at 10 weeks.
     
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  19. MzSwift

    MzSwift Texlaxed, Fine

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    Just finished relaxing. Sitting here under my conditioning cap with my post-relaxer DC baking in K-pak reconstructor and hydrator. Trying to finish those up. I'm not sure that they've added any benefit to my hair except to make it easier to throw on a protein DC since I don't have to mix it up beforehand.

    Will be back to add pix.

    ETA, OK here are a few pix:

    Pre-relaxer prep.
    Pre-sectioned and twisted the night before then loosely bunned the twists.



    I did my parts differently and learned that I prefer to apply horizontally. I think it took me longer to apply this time even though I only had 8 sections, like usual. I did 2 horizontal in the back and then the rest vertically going straight back. I found those more awkward to apply the relaxer.


    I did a mid-step moisturizing DC, as instructed, using Motions Moisture Plus and I liked it. My hair felt softer while applying it and after I neutralized.


    I applied my usual protein/moisture DC afterwards using Joico K-pak Reconstructor and the k-pak Hydrator. I haven't rinsed it out yet. Can't wait to finish this stuff up yet. Might end up sticking with my Amino Acid mix post-relaxer.

     
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  20. MzSwift

    MzSwift Texlaxed, Fine

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    Alright so I'm definitely doing the Amino Acid tx after my relaxers for sure. I have a sensitive sense of smell. Even after thoroughly rinsing out my relaxer, mid-step tx, neutralizing 3x, ACV rinse and final DC tx, I can still smell the relaxer smell underneath the leave in. It's slight, but I still smell it. It has always been that way, even when I only had 2" of hair. The only time I don't smell it is if I use the baking soda tx after relaxing.

    So I decided to try a WNG using mousse and I will be doing a wash and amino acid tx in the coming days. *sad smile*
     
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  21. bajandoc86

    bajandoc86 Lipstick Lover

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    9 weeks post currently w/ thick, dense NG and I struggled a bit to part my hair to apply my oil prepoo today. I also think my hair being this short makes it a bit more difficult to handle with the difference in textures.

    I’m not sure how long we will be on lockdown here in London, so even though I was aiming for 10-12 weeks post before I relax I doubt going to a salon at that time will be feasible. And then if it isn’t, I’m not confident enough to relax myself and worry that I’ll be more prone to breakage at my demarcation line the longer I hold out.


    I may have no choice but to do it myself and even then...:ohwell: I’ll try to focus on figuring out ways to keep my NG pliable and soft - that might be the key to a longer stretch until this is all over.
     
  22. MzSwift

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    If you're nervous about doing your own touch up, and we have no clue how long things will be locked down, do you have any trusty PSs that you could alternate for a few months? That would help you limit manipulation and help you stretch until you're ready to do your hair or have someone else do it.

    I typically stretch for approx 6 months at a time and the ONLY way I can do that is with PSing. After my new growth gets to be too much, I alternate between various extensions or wig styles to get me through to the next relaxer.
     
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  23. bajandoc86

    bajandoc86 Lipstick Lover

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    My usual PS was straight back cornrows under wigs. Problem is I’m nervous about causing more breakage tryna wrangle my short hair into cornrows. I got some SCurl in the mail today so hoping that helps to soften the new growth and make it more manageable.
     
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    10 weeks post and 3 more to go before relaxing.
     
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    Ah, ok. Yes, cornrow and wigging is one of my main PSs too! So I didn't know how to cornrow until I was in my 30's and on this HHG. LOL. I had 3" of hair. What I learned was that when my hair was shorter, I had to do smaller rows. I had about 12-15 rows, no kidding. As my hair grew longer, I could cut it down by half and the last time I did cornrows, I only needed 6 for a flat base. I think you can do it!

    You can also do plaits too and just rock curlier wigs so that it camouflages any lumps. GL w the s-curl! I used to like using cholesterol conditioner to make it easier to grab my short hair.
     
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    I completely lost count of how long ago I relaxed. My hair is in about 8 braids now, held in a pony. I've washed and redone it once. I'll relax when it becomes too tangly

    So far so good.
     
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    Hi I'm also in London. Is there anyone that you recommend? When the city opens up I'm planning to go to http://dominicanhr.co.uk/ to help ease the new growth and then get a relaxer when I'm back in the states
     
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    How many weeks post relaxer are you right now?

    12 weeks



    When is your next touch up?

    Late May???



    What relaxer will you use?

    Linange Shea Butter Texturizer



    Are you going to a salon or will you self-relax?

    Salon
     
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    I'll be 3 weeks post on Thursday.

    Deciding if I want to order another Design Essentials Sensitive Scalp or switch to a box relaxer I can get easily.

    I used to be able to order it anywhere and I really want to be able to walk in a store and get it. Hmmm....
     
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    GL @sunnieb ! I know how tricky it can be to switch relaxers. But you're the relaxer queen so if anyone could successfully navigate it all, it would be you! :)
     
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