How Often Should We Relax?

Although there are a lot of ladies going natural, I choose to keep my hair relaxed.  I believe you can have healthy relaxed hair.  However, my stylist and I sometimes disagree about how often hair should be relaxed.  I know it varies some based on the texture or grade of your hair, but what are the signs that you relaxed ladies use to tell it's time  for a touch up?  How soon is too soon?

Posted on January 25, 2011 at 1:40 am
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AllboutMartini
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I was told 10-12 weeks is recommended however when my new-growths start growing in I get a lot of breakage so to prevent too much breakage I tend to relax my hair at 8-9 weeks.


I think every 4 weeks is too soon but everyone is different.


 


hth

Posted on January 28, 2011 at 2:28 pm
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I usually go 6-8 weeks.

Posted on January 28, 2011 at 2:35 pm
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i recently got a shorter haircut. i relax my hair every 3 weeks because my hair is a bit coarse and very thick. so i need for it to stay smooth or im gonna look like a sheep's butt lol.


when my hair was longer though, i relaxed it every 6weeks. how i used to tell when it was time was by running my fingers through my hair and feeling for new growth. also, my edges get really kinky so that was another sign that it was time to relax it.

Posted on February 2, 2011 at 5:31 pm
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we do every 3 months...my daughter can go for awhile without any breakage but I am transitioning her back to natural after the wedding she has naturally gorgeous hair it was just so much to deal with!!!!

Posted on February 10, 2011 at 3:57 am
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I just got a perm after 2 1/2 years!!!!! I will try to go at least 2 months before getting one!

Posted on February 10, 2011 at 3:44 pm
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I do my touch up between weeks 14 and 16

Posted on February 15, 2011 at 6:49 pm
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i did 7 months ! i press more

Posted on February 18, 2011 at 8:37 pm
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I try for 12 weeks

Posted on March 22, 2011 at 3:36 pm
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everyone has different issues. i know ppl who if they go just 1 or 2 weeks past their usual time the hair breaks off, so even if they wanted to wait they couldn't. then some can go months before that decide to. but too soon after the last one causes overprocessing

Posted on March 23, 2011 at 11:56 am
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I recently relaxed after being natural 3 years...I am anxious to transition BACK to natural.  I suppose I will wait until after the wedding...but gosh...getting a relaxer is too much of a hassle for me!  I also miss my wash n go curls!


To answer the question...I usually go 6-8 weeks for my full head...and my back is touched up after three as I have a very short hair cut and my hair grows fast.

Posted on May 27, 2011 at 7:02 am
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For me it ends up being about eight weeks.
Posted on May 28, 2011 at 9:12 pm
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I usually wait until about 12 weeks. Sometimes longer.
Posted on May 29, 2011 at 6:03 pm
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6-8 wks for me

Posted on May 30, 2011 at 1:32 pm

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