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

PlanetCybertron

Well-Known Member
Ok I will definitely check that out. I have been trying to learn how to roller set my hair to be honest. Simple and easy. I have every type of roller you can think of seriously but lack that skill lol. I even have the professional dryer and chair in my house. Both dusty at this point. I have no shortage of products and/or equipment. I was told by a friend years ago to join a blog of some sort but ol' skool here did not want to LOL

Ive lost all patience for anything other than chunky braids and chunky twists. Any other type of style takes me well over 2-3 hours just from how gently I have to treat my hair.
 

Holly007

Member
This is not my Avatar LOL. This is my actual pic of when I got my first hair cut. First pic I ever posted on social media too but I figured it may help when I ask questions.
 

PlanetCybertron

Well-Known Member
This is not my Avatar LOL. This is my actual pic of when I got my first hair cut. First pic I ever posted on social media too but I figured it may help when I ask questions.
It took maybe 15-20 minutes for her to flat iron my hair and I have the exact same tools she used at home.

It’s good to post a few pics here and there. Visuals help us give tips and advice so we can all help eachother.

Ooooo chile, I don’t even wanna admit how long it takes me to straighten my hair. Lol More power to the ladies who can get presses and blowouts done with the quickness. Surely isn’t me lol
 

Holly007

Member
Ive lost all patience for anything other than chunky braids and chunky twists. Any other type of style takes me well over 2-3 hours just from how gently I have to treat my hair.

I feel you there. One of my main issues-the time it takes. I cut my hair so I can't just ponytail it out like I used to do. I do not really style my hair. Just a few flips of the flat iron to create some type of curl or wave. That is it. Let me try to find a pic of where I did my own hair LOL. Do not laugh. Even though I am already LOL
 

sunnieb

Well-Known Member
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.

No judgement in here!

I used to stretch 14 - 16 weeks between relaxers. I've been relaxing every 8 weeks for 2 years with no problems.
 

MzSwift

Texlaxed, loccing again
Relaxing in the next two weeks. Not sure how long it's been, only that my feels like it needs it

I feel you, sis.

I'm trying to make it to December but debating whether or not to go ahead and relax in the next couple of days. I usually wait until the EOTY for a final length check but I have family coming into town and I won't have time to do my hair.
 

MzSwift

Texlaxed, loccing again
Currently 10 minutes post. Relaxed after 20 weeks, 5 days post. I still want to PS but I don't want to put too much stress on the demarcation line.

Oh and I just learned that neutralizing shampoos are not created equal. Wow. Finished up the Isoplus neutralizing poo. It was cheap and had color indicator. I used it for 2 quick washes and then I finished it off and added in Motions moisturizing neutralizing poo. OMG! My hair instantly felt softer and like it started detangling itself.

I used a mid step protein bc I couldn't remember why I stopped. I think my relaxer looks straighter than I intended :(

ETA: PICS!!:D

Prep

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Relaxer

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Neutralizing

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Results

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Amino Acid Tx - still on my head bc I'm too tired to rinse after all of the neutralizing steps and mixing. SMH

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Sanity

Cosmetologist
Currently 10 minutes post. Relaxed after 20 weeks, 5 days post. I still want to PS but I don't want to put too much stress on the demarcation line.

Oh and I just learned that neutralizing shampoos are not created equal. Wow. Finished up the Isoplus neutralizing poo. It was cheap and had color indicator. I used it for 2 quick washes and then I finished it off and added in Motions moisturizing neutralizing poo. OMG! My hair instantly felt softer and like it started detangling itself.

I used a mid step protein bc I couldn't remember why I stopped. I think my relaxer looks straighter than I intended :(

ETA: PICS!!:D

Prep

View media item 130407View media item 130405
Relaxer

View media item 130411
Neutralizing

View media item 130409
Results

View media item 130413
Amino Acid Tx - still on my head bc I'm too tired to rinse after all of the neutralizing steps and mixing. SMH

View media item 130417
:toocool: Beautiful and Thick!! Hair twin!! :bdance:
 

lalla

Well-Known Member
I relaxed two days ago.

I will detail my process here as I think it might help someone. I use the Affirm system + Olaplex.
I relax for 15 minutes with Affirm, 20 minutes for Affirm + Olaplex. I don't get bone straight hair, I keep some texture and a lot of volume and that's the way I like it.

I split my hair into 5 parts, 3 in the front and two in the back. I did aroun 12 to 15 loose twists per section.
Afterwards, I applied protecto on my hair and vaseline on my face, neck and ears.
I mixed 3/16 of olaplex 1 into the relaxer (around 200g).
It took my sister and I 3 minutes to apply the relaxer. I combed it through and let it sit until it was time to rinse.
I rinsed very well then applied Olaplex 2 and the 5 in 1 reconstructor. I let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes then rinsed and shampooed with the neutralizing shampoo. It's important to let it sit and to make sure there is no pink. If your hair smells like relaxer you haven't rinsed it well enough. I then conditioned with Joico moisturizing conditioner.

My hair feels great. I gave myself a trim.
 

MACGlossChick

Well-Known Member
I relaxed on Friday. Last relaxer was Sept 22nd. I stopped doing my own relaxers. I always moved too slowly and over processed some sections and under processed others. I tried relaxing in halves and that didn't work well for me either. A coworker recommended a Dominican salon and they do a great job. $45 and includes a steam treatment.
 

MzSwift

Texlaxed, loccing again
I relaxed two days ago.

I will detail my process here as I think it might help someone. I use the Affirm system + Olaplex.
I relax for 15 minutes with Affirm, 20 minutes for Affirm + Olaplex. I don't get bone straight hair, I keep some texture and a lot of volume and that's the way I like it.

I split my hair into 5 parts, 3 in the front and two in the back. I did aroun 12 to 15 loose twists per section.
Afterwards, I applied protecto on my hair and vaseline on my face, neck and ears.
I mixed 3/16 of olaplex 1 into the relaxer (around 200g).
It took my sister and I 3 minutes to apply the relaxer. I combed it through and let it sit until it was time to rinse.
I rinsed very well then applied Olaplex 2 and the 5 in 1 reconstructor. I let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes then rinsed and shampooed with the neutralizing shampoo. It's important to let it sit and to make sure there is no pink. If your hair smells like relaxer you haven't rinsed it well enough. I then conditioned with Joico moisturizing conditioner.

My hair feels great. I gave myself a trim.

You have beautiful hair! I keep seeing Olaplex being mentioned around here. I think I'm gonna look into it. I really need a good replacement for my Motions CPR. The 5-n-1 reconstructor you mentioned is Olaplex brand?

I relaxed on Friday. Last relaxer was Sept 22nd. I stopped doing my own relaxers. I always moved too slowly and over processed some sections and under processed others. I tried relaxing in halves and that didn't work well for me either. A coworker recommended a Dominican salon and they do a great job. $45 and includes a steam treatment.

What a very simple alternative! I remember admiring the Dominican Blowout results when I was natural. I've always wanted to visit a Dominican salon, they are so affordable and they know how to make hair look so pretty. But there aren't any near me :(
 
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