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

MzSwift

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5 weeks post and I'm JUST NOW feeling the new growth bumpies at my roots. I swear my hair grows so slowly.
Just mixed up my ayurvedic cleanser and condish. Pefecting my retention game is my focus.
 

sunnieb

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8 weeks post and plan to go at least another two weeks before relaxing. I don't even have a relaxer kit yet, so I know I'm trying to get into stretch mode.

It's funny that my old stretching habits naturally kick in. I'm trying styles that blend my newgrowth. Moisture game is on point - this keeps the newgrowth and previously relaxed hair playing nice with each other and not becoming a tangled mess.

I might go longer than 10 weeks. I'll see. I like giving my hair a relaxer break.
 

LushLox

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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.
 

Queenie

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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.

Just did the mine now. I'm also at the 16 week mark. I will trim tomorrow, but debating how much I'll trim. I'm a couple of inches from waist length.
 

sunnieb

Well-Known Member
@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.
 

Plushottie

Thicc and fione
@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.
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.
 
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