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

Discussion in 'Hair Care Tips & Product Review Discussion' started by sunnieb, Sep 24, 2011.

  1. PlanetCybertron

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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.
     
  5. PlanetCybertron

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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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  7. MzSwift

    MzSwift Texlaxed, loccing again

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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
     
  12. ItsMeLilLucky

    ItsMeLilLucky Aka Giveme D’Monee

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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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    MzSwift Texlaxed, loccing again

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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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    MzSwift Texlaxed, loccing again

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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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  20. sunnieb

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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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    MzSwift Texlaxed, loccing again

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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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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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?

    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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    Still haven't relaxed, just got more braids.
     
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