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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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Lots of New Growth | 23 Weeks Post Relaxer Wash Day

I made it to the (almost) end you guys!  I’m 23 weeks post relaxer and relaxer day is on the horizon.  This second attempt at stretching for 6 months was a little more daunting than the last, but I did my best to be patient with my new growth.  In preparation for my relaxer day, I

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Moisturizing Pre-Poo | Aloe Vera & Wheat Germ Oil

My current moisturizing pre-poo treatment was inspired by the Moisture-Drenched Pre-Poo*.  Ms. Chicoro’s recipe calls for three ingredients: 1/2 cup Aloe vera juice or gel, 1-2 Tablespoons of your favorite oil and 1/4 cup of coconut oil.  I have been using about a half cup of Aloe Vera Juice and 2-3 Tablespoons of Wheat Germ Oil for my moisturizing pre-poo.

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How to Be A Successful 'Serial Bunner'

Protective Styling has been a crucial component to my growth length retention rate.  And with the ease, cost effectiveness and low commitment of buns, they are a favorite for healthy hair journeyers, like myself.  Of course you can incorporate braids, wigs, weaves and other methods as a protectively style on your hair journey, but my personal