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Old 09-04-2012, 01:20 AM
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Monaleezza

I mean totally relax again. Since you are so good at stretching, you can wait 12 weeks or more if that's what you want to do.

However, I think you should determine what type of regimen your hair needs before you do anything else. Check out this article on regimen building for newbies:

http://voices.yahoo.com/hair-regimen...89.html?cat=69
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Relax the whole head? The rest of the hair is already relaxed, wouldn't re-relaxing relaxed hair be double/over processing?

Thanks for the link. Just what I need.
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Old 09-04-2012, 06:00 AM
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@Monaleezza - yes, relax the whole head. A few ladies around here do corrective relaxers as soon as 2 weeks after relaxing and it works for them.

I think that's a bit too soon for my own hair though. That's why if you wait 8 weeks or longer, it's like a normal relaxer cycle. If you're not comfortable with this, just wait until your next regular relaxer and concentrate on smoothing out your underprocessed areas.
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Old 09-05-2012, 03:44 AM
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Default Re: ~~~The LHCF Guide to Healthy Relaxed Hair~~~

I've never heard of that before. I can't imagine that could be good for the hair. I would be too scared of double-processing, so I may just relax the unprocessed bits when I next relax if I can hold out that long.

Working on my regimen now.
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@Monaleezza - sounds like a good plan!

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Old 09-12-2012, 02:49 PM
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Default Re: ~~~The LHCF Guide to Healthy Relaxed Hair~~~

Bumping...

I want to know how others would handle @Monaleeza problem of unprocessed ends.
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Thanks... Any advice would be appreciated.
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Old 09-13-2012, 01:12 PM
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me too....curious!
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I'd like to know as well. I'm sure some of these beautiful relaxed heads can answer this.
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Default Re: ~~~The LHCF Guide to Healthy Relaxed Hair~~~

I don't apply relaxer to my ends.
but I pull it down the shaft when I work it from 5 small sections to one ponytail....
when I rinse, the relaxer running by or thru my ends, shaft is enough... it's straight!

I have relaxer halfway down the length of my hair.
If I've gone a longtime (6 mos or longer) the longer i will have to pull the relaxer down....
does that make sense?
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Old 09-23-2012, 03:21 AM
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Can I clarify @karenjoe are you saying that your ends are relaxed through the rinsing of the relaxer?
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Old 09-23-2012, 11:45 PM
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Can I clarify @karenjoe are you saying that your ends are relaxed through the rinsing of the relaxer?
yep I have a relaxer I get my hair straight.

the ends don't need it...
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Old 09-24-2012, 06:58 AM
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@karenjoe For me my natural ends are much thicker than my relaxed hair and it causes a problem when styling. Imagine having an inch or more of split ends... that's what it's like. So styling and even caring for the hair is a problem because the ends are such a contrasting texture.
Washing the relaxer out has never re-relaxed my non-new growth because it doesn't sit for long enough to have an impact.

I'm still seeking advice so that when I go for my touch up in 8 weeks I can make a decision. For now I'm just doing my best to manage a bad situation.
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Hi guys, I need
I am recently relaxed after a 24month stretch in weaves.
My hair grew so much, but each time I put a weave in I would trim the ends a little, so at the time of my relax I (and the stylist) assumed my ends were still relaxed.

However, after almost a full head of relaxed hair I see that my ends are anything but relaxed. In fact, they're so bushy in comparison to the rest of my hair it looks as though I have terrible split ends that need to go. The temptation therefore, when I wear my hair in a roller-set style or straight, is to heat straighten the ends... which every LHCF user knows is a no-no.

After my stretch I don't want to chop them... but can I relax just the ends? or must I chop them off? It would be a terrible setback
a trim and then at the end of your next touch up rub a lil on the ends. then rinse.
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Old 09-26-2012, 03:57 PM
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@karenjoe For me my natural ends are much thicker than my relaxed hair and it causes a problem when styling. Imagine having an inch or more of split ends... that's what it's like. So styling and even caring for the hair is a problem because the ends are such a contrasting texture.
Washing the relaxer out has never re-relaxed my non-new growth because it doesn't sit for long enough to have an impact.

I'm still seeking advice so that when I go for my touch up in 8 weeks I can make a decision. For now I'm just doing my best to manage a bad situation.
I stopped paying someone to relax my hair when
1) they didn't apply enough relaxer on NG
2) they didn't work the relaxer. it just sat on the new growth
3) They would use whatever the shop had available...
ie) when i relax I start w 4 or 5 sections
when it's time to rinse out relaxer I have one ponytail.
I work the relaxer from 4 sections to 2, then 1 ponytail.
the relaxer is moved down the shaft a few inches.
but No I don't apply relaxer to my ends.
when I was washing my hair every week I noticed it was different. back then. no lye wouldn't last 6 weeks
no lye relaxers was different yrs ago also. they would burn & turn my hair brownish
I like Olive oil reg non lye relaxer.
when i was a kid they would comb the relaxer in my hair
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Old 09-28-2012, 02:03 PM
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Default Re: ~~~The LHCF Guide to Healthy Relaxed Hair~~~

Since I'm dealing with the same problem I have come up with a plan of action that I'd like to share. Hopefully this helps

Because my ends are underprocessed from having gone 1.5 year between relaxers and underestimating the length of my new growth, I have decided that when I go to relax again I will use good ole' fashion grease on the top of my strands that were sufficiently processed to prevent overlap, and will apply a little relaxer to the underprocessed ends and smooth. I plan to not leave it on the full processing time, however, because I am assuming that even tho my ends are bushy, some relaxer has run off on them at the last relaxer. I also plan to use the half and half method to ensure I am able to rinse quickly.

I haven't tried this yet, but if anyone has any other ideas or suggestions they are most welcome
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Old 09-29-2012, 12:52 PM
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^^ Just don't leave it on for too long, 5 mins should be enough
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will def bookmark this thread, just fully relaxed for the first time in 6 years & loving it
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Ok longterm stretchers how do you wear your hair at night?

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Old 10-04-2012, 01:18 PM
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@sckri23 Usually at a certain point in my stretch (Maybe 5-6 months in), I braid my hair up and wear wigs so I sleep with it in braids. I find that daily manipulation is just too much for my hair the deeper into my stretch I go so I don't bother with daily styling practices.
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Old 10-05-2012, 11:28 PM
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Since I'm dealing with the same problem I have come up with a plan of action that I'd like to share. Hopefully this helps

Because my ends are underprocessed from having gone 1.5 year between relaxers and underestimating the length of my new growth, I have decided that when I go to relax again I will use good ole' fashion grease on the top of my strands that were sufficiently processed to prevent overlap, and will apply a little relaxer to the underprocessed ends and smooth. I plan to not leave it on the full processing time, however, because I am assuming that even tho my ends are bushy, some relaxer has run off on them at the last relaxer. I also plan to use the half and half method to ensure I am able to rinse quickly.

I haven't tried this yet, but if anyone has any other ideas or suggestions they are most welcome
It sound like both you guys need a good trim & then relax your entire head.
if your hair isn't straight the relaxer isn't going to over process
I know over the yrs of me relaxing my hair the way it do mid way is the reason my hair stay straight. I get bushy ends if I don't trim but you can see the old relaxed hair.
warning! these photos are blurry!!
my ng is peeping thru & puffy. this hair won't lay down with out heat but you see the hair is straight...

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