Relaxer Stretchers Support Thread

Discussion in 'Hair Care Tips & Product Review Discussion' started by prettypuff1, Mar 1, 2007.

  1. Lurkee

    Lurkee Well-Known Member

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    shortdub78, what liquid moisturisers are you using? I mainly moisturise with EVCO but I want to mix it up. TIA.
     
  2. bettysmsboop

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    I am currently 12 and will be 13 weeks before I get my next relaxer at the salon. I am so proud of myself:yep: I usually on do 8 to 10 weeks. I have managed to keep my new growth under control with CW, DC, and protein treatments. Hopefully I will happy with my results next Friday:grin: This stretch has also allowed me to use a lot of my products so it will be time to replenish which is also exciting as well:yay::weird::trampolin:bouncegre
     
  3. Evolving78

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    i don't use the natural stuff, but i use Wave Nouveau Moisturizing Mist.
     
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    That's so good!:congrats: I'm trying to go for 4 months. I'll be 12 weeks post on Friday and that is the longest I've ever been.

    How'd you make it to 4 months?
     
  5. Lilmama1011

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    13 and two days shooting for 5 months(20 weeks) but I don't know because my b day at 17 weeks but then again it's another day and I have more important things to worry bout other than my birthday like getting financially stable....
     
  6. BadMamaJama

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    I made 12 weeks last night. I also had the best wash day ever by not combing my hair while in the shower. When I got out I let it dry some then sprayed Sta Soft Fro on it and then combed my hair. I lost a little hair but not a lot. Def not like my last weeks wash.
    I'm feeling like a professional stretcherer right about now. I def can make it to 4 months. Maybe I'll even try for longer!
     
  7. growbaby

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    Made 16 weeks post yesterday.. I still have 5 more weeks before my relaxer. I'm suuuuper anxious to see how it turns out. I'm definitely SICK of this bun, thank goodness my flexirods will arrive in the mail in a few days.
     
  8. sunnieb

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    I'm 4 weeks post and shooting for 17 weeks this time.

    I plan to do more and longer moisturizing dc's and use WEN fig during the last few weeks.

    Sent from my SGPT12 using LHCF
     
  9. DominicanBrazilian82

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    12 weeks post! Stretching to 15 or 21 weeks. Will make that determination at the end of my MN "trial month"... So either 3 weeks or 9 weeks to go!

    Sent from my iPhone using LHCF
     
  10. beauti

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    dont think i've ever posted in here...
    1 week post! Twenty something more to go! :look:
     
  11. gabulldawg

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    It's been getting harder and harder for me to stretch, so I'm thinking about increasing my stretch time back to 12 Weeks. My hair had started top become unbearable around 8 Weeks post, so that's when I relaxed last time. I'm going to try to hold out for 12 Weeks this go round, which would mean I'll be relaxing around the end of October. Seems like a long way away. :sad:
     
  12. Stillsaddity

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    This is my first time posting in this thread. It's also only my second stretch ever. I made it about 13 weeks the last time but I'm pushing for 16 weeks this time. I'm 10 weeks 2 days and my edges are too unruly. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to tame them?
     
  13. siick

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    I really like ORS edge control. its alcohol free, too
    a little goes a long way. use that, the your hair down with a scarf for a bit and you should be good
     
  14. Stillsaddity

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    What is ORS? I'm still trying to learn all of the acronyms...
     
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    Stillsaddity Organic Root Stimulator
     
  16. mschristine

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    9 weeks post which means I'm halfway there:) going to start cowashing every other day and wash and DC every 2 weeks
     
  17. DominicanBrazilian82

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    Do you find stretching your wash helps with stretching your relaxer?

    Sent from my iPhone using LHCF
     
  18. mschristine

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    Oh yes! Since I'm cowashing more, shampooing and deep conditioning every week is a little much for me
     
  19. DominicanBrazilian82

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    What are your usual hairstyles?

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  20. Brwnbeauti

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    11 weeks post... But if my husband calls me nappy ONE MORE TIME! :-/
     
  21. mschristine

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    Buns, buns and more buns, lol
     
  22. sweetypoo705

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    I just completed my 2nd 25 week stretch!! Cowashing, deep conditioning, and bunning have gotten me through. I am 3 weeks post now, and I am adding jojoba oil, grape seed oil and ACV rinses to my regi
     
  23. Carmelella

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    How much retention did u get :). Have u seen good retention and health with 25 week stretches? I'm shooting for 24
     
  24. sweetypoo705

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    Hi:). I measured 3 inches of new growth both times, but I trimmed about an inch each time because I'm aiming for thicker, healthier ends. Seriously, long stretching was not and has not been difficult. My hair is thicker, even though I have combo fine,somewhat medium textured strands. I know your hair will definitely benefit- it is beautiful in your pic:).
     
  25. Carmelella

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    My profile pic? Lol. That is not me. That is some actress I found on google, lol
     
  26. sweetypoo705

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    Oops(blush)! I'm sure your hair will be beautiful after your stretch;)
     
  27. Stillsaddity

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    Trying Jamaican Mango & Lime new growth creme for the first time today. Hoping that it helps me make it through these last four weeks of my first 16 week stretch. Has anyone ever used this?
     
  28. DominicanBrazilian82

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    Please update us on this product. I have never used anything on my new growth until recently (as I am in my first intentional stretch ever in my life)... I'm am 13 weeks post and am seeking a product to use specifically for my new growth.

    Sent from my iPhone using LHCF
     
  29. Cattypus1

    Cattypus1 That's not how any of this works...

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    I am in my second ever stretch. I stretched for 15&1/2 weeks last time and I'm at week 9 going for 20+ this time. I hennaed about a week and a half ago and I swear the henna changed my texture. It doesn't really look that different to me but it doesn't feel like I'm going to shave my head or relax like I usually do at around 6 weeks. I can actually feel my scalp!
     
  30. Monaleezza

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    I'm desperate for something for my new growth. Like DB82 this is my first intentional stretch and I'm only 8 weeks post and just started to struggle.
    My fingers are forever at my roots attempting to separate and the itching has begun.

    What stretch tips do you ladies have to go the distance?
     

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