The best advice I got from LadyEsquire almost a year ago on Fotki was to texlax the hairline. It's how I kept my length in my nape. As you can see I had some old Allan Payne chest hair looking taco meat thing going on back there due to overprocessing and picking at my nape all the time. The pics are over 10 months. I've retained my edges the same way. I never relax my hairline straight. They are just too fine and take too much manipulation for that.