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

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  1. Holly007

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    I am sorry lol. I didn't realize it was your Avatar. I need a pic to show my hair. That may help when I have questions. I can't wait to master 1 technique. I will be thinking I am doing something then [email protected][QUOTE="PlanetCybertron.
     
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    Its all good. You can use it for reference since i try to update my avatar monthly anyways. Haven't updated this latest one in about 2 months, but ehh its whatever.

    If you're gonna pick 1 technique, for starters, I'd say you would be off to a good start looking through the length retention thread to get some good info

    Here's a link:
    https://longhaircareforum.com/threads/techniques-for-hair-growth-and-length-retention.845067/
     
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    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
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    It took maybe 15-20 minutes for her to flat iron my hair and I have the exact same tools she used at home.
     
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    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
     
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    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
     
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    MzSwift Texlaxed, Fine

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    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.
     
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    Have to share this great find with my Relaxed ladies

     
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    Now that it’s getting cooler I might be able to go to 9 or 10 weeks post
     
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    I’m gonna see if I can stretch it to March. My hair is doing good so far. I don’t have a specific day, but I do try to wash my hair once a week.
     
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    2 weeks post , 8-9 weeks to go.
     
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    4 weeks post and 13 more to go.
     
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    12 weeks post, not sure when I'm going to touch-up.. Couple more weeks but not exactly sure when..
     
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    Relaxing in the next two weeks. Not sure how long it's been, only that my hair feels like it needs it
     
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    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.
     
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    I might go 9 weeks this time around since that'll put me at December 1st. I'd rather relax after Thanksgiving but before Christmas season gets into full swing. :yep:
     
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    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


    Relaxer


    Neutralizing


    Results


    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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    Looking good @MzSwift!

    I'm 7 weeks post today.
     
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    :toocool: Beautiful and Thick!! Hair twin!! :bdance:
     
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    Thanks so much, ladies! :kiss:
     
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    8 weeks post and I think I'll do a honey treatment and dc today.

    Relaxing after Thanksgiving.
     
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    A few hours post relaxer and loving it!

    Relaxing again in 8 weeks. :)
     
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    18 weeks post. I am relaxing today.
     
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