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

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  1. PerfectlyFlawed

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    6 flippin months and fingers crossed, 1 more week to go. I'm waiting for my relaxer to come in the mail.
     
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    I relaxed this weekend at 8 weeks post. This time I did half and half method. Half yesterday and half today. I left it on for about 5-7 minutes. I’m pretty fast and my hair is only shoulder length. Came out well.
     
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    Relaxing on Friday and I can't wait. I'll be 17 weeks post.
     
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    6 months :eek: You go girl!
     
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    9 weeks.
    I am wearing a upart kinky straight wig now.
     
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    I just bought one the other day from Ammyzon :lachen: I haven’t worn it yet though
     
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    I’m five weeks post but I feel like 8 weeks post.
     
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    You grow new growth! Although I wish I could have enjoyed my straight hair a little longer before it started reverting :lachen:
     

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    I'm 5 weeks post.
    Plan to relax anywhere from 12 to 20 weeks post.
     
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    9 weeks post, 3 more weeks to go
     
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    Thank you!!!!♥️♥️
    But to be fair it was an accident. I've been in braids and twists for about 5 months and didn't see the point of relaxing.
     
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    Sometimes it be like that lol.
     
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    2.5 days post!!!
    :cry3: I get an error message everytime I try to upload pictures.
     
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    4 weeks post and 4 to go.
     
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    I have new growth, I just can’t tell how much I have lol. Somewhere between .5 to maybe an inch, inch and a half? Things are kinda smooth by the roots, but the shrinkage is confusing me :laugh:
     
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    I'm at 8 weeks post. I think I'm relaxing before the week is over.
    Planned on making it 12 weeks but I don't think I'll make it.
     
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    I am 15 weeks post as of today. :)

    I havent decided when Im going to relax again. Maybe at 28 weeks
     
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    Ok do not laugh at me lol but I use the Ors Children's Relaxer only because I do my own at home and I have sensitive scalp. I touch up every 4-6 months. It has been 9 weeks since my last touch up. Always wondered which is best-getting your touch up every 8-10 weeks OR waiting?? I am sure it is different for everyone.
     
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    Cool to see someone uses the brand I do.
     
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    OMG! You used the Phyto relaxer. Sweet! Is there a major difference between the Phyto and other brands? Just curious because it is expensive and I always wondered if it was worth it. I do use the Phyto shampoo, conditioner, and co wash. I just used the Cream of Nature Plex 3 part system last night in my hair with their Argan Oil leave in spray.
     
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    In 2 days I'll be 19 weeks post.

    Still rocking mini braid/twists. Hoping to make it to December. I can't believe it's already November. Having my easy hair back has made the days fly by.

    Excited to straighten my hair in Dec and do a length check. I think once a year checks are the way to go. It's also the only time I flat iron.
     
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    Well your hair looks nice!
     
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    Wow! I had no idea that you could do half and half on a relaxer. You have skill!
     
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    Currently 3 weeks post. Gave myself the shock of a lifetime because i relaxed my hair before any type of washing that included a decent amount of detangling. The shed hair that came out was about a week's worth, and i thought my hair was falling out. Lesson definitely learned.

    No idea when im gonna relax again. Maybe after 7-8 weeks. Since its getting colder I try to cut down on stretching as my new growth gets a bit unruly during the winter months.

    Will be using ORS no-lye as usual. and self relaxing as usual
     
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    I am asking because I am looking at your hair in this photo, do you find that stretching your relaxers help with growth? I was always told that and one of the reasons I wait so long. Even though I may feel like I need one sooner. I use ORS too lol. I am scary when it comes to change with a relaxer.
     
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    Do you mean my avatar?

    And its really up to the individual on how well they can manipulate their hair (roots especially), without causing any issues, mostly breakage. Depending on the time of year, products, and whatever technique i am using i can stretch for longer periods.

    If i find that my new growth isnt digging the long stretches ill relax sooner.
     
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    Thank you very much. I am trying to learn how to navigate and work at the same time LOL. I spend more time reading tips than anything. Helps more than I thought.
     
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