Note that I said MY hair. I just want to caution all of the stretchers that long stretches if you are planning to relax again just might not be for you. With all of the detangling that you have to do, there will definitely be hair lost and breakage even with washing just once a week. I bunned, moisturized, deep cond, protein treatment, low manipulation and still did not have good results. I'm starting over now with this hair journey and I'm going to take DLewis advice and "leave Ms Hair Alone". From now going forth I will NEVER past 12 wks post. If my hair says relax me at 11 wks, that's what I will do...you get the picture. I will listen to my hair. My hair is in a side bun this week and this morning I took my scarf off and did not touch her. I will say that I did a good job self relaxing and lost NO hair during the process. The proof is in a post I did earlier "Fell off 6 month stretch".