Stretching Relaxers

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Relaxer Day | September 2016

I literally lost track of this relaxer stretch.  I’m not sure how it happened, but I had no idea whether I had relaxed my hair in March or April. :/  That’s why every time I updated you guys there was a four week swing, lol.  Thankfully after looking back at my social media posts last week, I

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most effective tactics for retaining length on a relaxer stretch

After struggling with retaining length for over two years, I finally saw success thanks to all of your invaluable suggestions.  It really helped to get me in gear and focused on these last two relaxer stretches.  After cutting about three inches in October 2015, I was able to gain it all back (see: last length check).

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Slip???  What is Slip?

With the increased length of my relaxer stretches a few things have increased in importance to me and one of them has been slip.  I always heard people get excited about a product (particularly deep conditioners) when they had slip.  But as a relaxed head I didn’t get what all the fuss was about.  However,

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How To | Stretch Your Relaxers For More Than 12-16 Weeks.

Normally when stretching your relaxer for 12 weeks or less, we can follow a pretty standard hair regimen: Shampoo, DC and style with minimal breakage.  But for most of us when we hit 12 to 16 weeks, that’s when things start to go awry.  Between the dryness, tangles and issues with styling two different hair

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Still aiming for stretched and detangled new growth, I opted for a flexirod set (click here for my tutorial) after last week’s blow out.  Putting my hair on the flexi rods forces me to go throughout my entire head in small sections to detangle, thus ensuring that I remove the shed hairs.

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…NOT!  Lol, I know I shouldn’t joke about things like that, especially given the number of relaxed hair blogger who have transitioned within the last year.  But not me, at least not right now anyway.  I will however be attempting my first ever six month stretch and I feel like I will have to embrace