Just done my touch up at 16 weeks post. This is a perfect timeframe for me, I think I see the most retention when I touch up at this point. I'm currently hovering around MBL but I'm going to take some of the ends off and go back to BSL.
I last trimmed about 6 weeks ago but I'm going to do a light dusting. I couldn't be bothered to straighten my hair today for the trim, but I will likely do it tomorrow.
I need to repurchase my Affirm relaxer kits as I've now run out.
This is good to know. On my wash day yesterday I didn’t see much in the comb but once I blow dry I see hair on my arm. I use to be very anti heat but still would see breakage even as a natural who basically only wears wigs. Same now as a relaxed babe.@Plushottie like with most things.... it depends. Once I get around 7 weeks, I notice way more shedding. Not breakage, but it's still a little disconcerting to see hair in my comb everyday.
I had to accept that's normal for me. Also, I do have some "mechanical" breakage simply because manipulating my hair with a thick layer of newgrowth is just going to cause it.
However, I can't argue with the stretching results. My hair was thicker and seemed to be in better condition when I stretched at least 12 weeks between relaxers.