I have noticed that it’s not often that we, relaxed ladies, reveal how long we leave relaxer in our hair. It’s way more customary to share our DC time than our relaxer application time. And that’s with good reason, you don’t want someone to burn their scalp/over process their hair by relying on a time that works for your hair. Plus thus we’re all after a different “after relaxer” texture. Finding the right relaxer application time depends on (1) what relaxer you’re using, (2) your desired degree of straightness, (3) your hair’s resistance, and (3) trial and error.