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Topic: how long can you go without a perm
Posted By: sexyyella316
Subject: how long can you go without a perm
Date Posted: April 29 2006 at 7:10pm
I can go atleast three months without a perm

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Arita a.k.a Sexyyella316



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Posted By: BabyImaStarr
Date Posted: April 29 2006 at 7:21pm
I am currently 18 weeks post relaxer and I think that I am going to relax in about 2 weeks.

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Posted By: Renata22
Date Posted: April 29 2006 at 8:50pm
I only relax twice a year...every six months. You CAN go without a perm for a very long time...the only deal is that many people simply don't WANT to.

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Hair type: who knows?
Length: 23 inches as of 3/10/06
MY HAIR IS OFFICIALLY BRA STRAP LENGTH!!
Goal: Waist Length, which is only 30 inches so
ADVISE ME ON HOW TO GET JUST 7 MORE INCHES OF GROWTH!


Posted By: cmesweet
Date Posted: April 30 2006 at 8:34am
2  years

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Natural
BC May 9, 2004



Posted By: Phoenix1017
Date Posted: April 30 2006 at 7:38pm
I think 6 months is the longest I would ever like to go without.

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Posted By: sweetalmond2
Date Posted: April 30 2006 at 10:25pm
I agree with  Renata22, I only relax my hair twice a year. I find my hair grows better and there is less breakage. 

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Posted By: 1hairlover
Date Posted: April 30 2006 at 11:19pm
I am hairstylist of 20years and it depends on the person hair, if it thicks and you go a long time such as 10, 15 weeks and beyond you will get a lot of shredding, and it even breaks most of the time.The line of demarcation can be a killer on hair so you have to be very careful. The person life style their climate, and so many other factors come into play with relaxer. 95% of my clients are press and curl. I really do dislike relaxers.

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lovelove


Posted By: ThAbAdDeStBaBy
Date Posted: May 01 2006 at 3:32am

Well I went 2+ years without getting one and I know if I feel the need again I can do it LOL. But for right now I get a touch-up done huhmmmm every other month or season (sorry it all depends on how I feel).



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ThAbAdDeStBaBy
http://public.fotki.com/ThAbAdDeStBaBy3 - http://public.fotki.com/ThAbAdDeStBaBy3
Hair Goal: BSL by late 2007-early 2008
Hair now: net weave w/EP-RT




Posted By: mayfletcher
Date Posted: May 01 2006 at 7:00am
How do you keep your new growth straight? Do any of you manage to do it with out heat? If so how?


Posted By: BrownDiva
Date Posted: May 01 2006 at 3:07pm
Doesn't it also depend upon hair type.  For example someone with fine 3a/b hair can probably go longer than someone with say thick 4a/b hair.   I dunno.


Posted By: Honeydoo
Date Posted: May 02 2006 at 10:57am
I'm sure I could go forever without one, but recently it's every 4months or so.

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pw: bombay


Posted By: tffy2004
Date Posted: May 02 2006 at 12:40pm
I have two months to go and that will be my first 6 month stretch.  I don't straighten my newgrowth I just put my hair in a style when I go to bed that will put tension on my new growth or a style that will flatten it.

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Goal:Waistlength Natural Hair!


Posted By: longhairgrower
Date Posted: May 02 2006 at 7:51pm

For some reason it is hard for me to stretch my relaxers because If I go past 8 weeks my hair starts to break off badly. Evertime I comb my hair I see long strands with no white bulb so I think its breakage.  Does anyone know what I could do to help me stretch my relaxers without the bad breakage.



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longhairgrower



Posted By: Renata22
Date Posted: May 02 2006 at 9:43pm
I have really coarse, thick hair. The trick is that I don't get it relaxed really straight. Texlaxed, I think they call it. I love it. I love natural hair, but I just couldn't handle the length and thickness of it, so I had my hair done like this so that I could have the kinkyness of it (even if it's not as much) without all the bulk.

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Hair type: who knows?
Length: 23 inches as of 3/10/06
MY HAIR IS OFFICIALLY BRA STRAP LENGTH!!
Goal: Waist Length, which is only 30 inches so
ADVISE ME ON HOW TO GET JUST 7 MORE INCHES OF GROWTH!


Posted By: Champagne_Wishe
Date Posted: May 03 2006 at 9:28pm
At least two months for me.  The longest I went was 6 months.


Posted By: loveya4ever
Date Posted: May 10 2006 at 10:47am
The longest time that ive went has been 5 monthes.  I flat iron my new growth.


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Loveya4ever
http://public.fotki.com/redhotlala/


Posted By: Renata22
Date Posted: May 10 2006 at 11:29pm
loveya4ever, is that you in the pic? If so, your hair is gorgeous. Now I have 3 people on this site to envy: you, Pokahontas, and Phoenix.
 
I seriously can't wait until MOST black women have long, gorgeous hair.


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Hair type: who knows?
Length: 23 inches as of 3/10/06
MY HAIR IS OFFICIALLY BRA STRAP LENGTH!!
Goal: Waist Length, which is only 30 inches so
ADVISE ME ON HOW TO GET JUST 7 MORE INCHES OF GROWTH!


Posted By: tffy2004
Date Posted: May 11 2006 at 11:23am

Renata22 Congratulations I noticeed that you got another inch of growth.  I always check on your signature to see how your growing is going.



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Goal:Waistlength Natural Hair!


Posted By: Supersugar
Date Posted: May 11 2006 at 11:26am
It's been almost five months for me.  Am I shedding?  Yes.  Am I glad that I'm laying off the chemcials and learning how to work with my hair's texture?  Yes.  Smile  I won't have processed hair forever, so I gotta learn to care for the real stuff now.  Wink

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Make every day you have count, before the time comes for you to count every day you have.


Posted By: Renata22
Date Posted: May 11 2006 at 11:56pm
Thanks, tffy.
 
Straight and dry, IT IS NOW OFFICALLY BRA STRAP LENGTH!!! Air-dried "puffy", it looks a little longer than shoulder length.
 
And can you imagine how much longer it will look when I get it relaxed in another 4 months or so.
 
I'm going to lose a few centimeters this weekend, because I'm getting a trim. My stylist only "dusts" my hair and doesn't even take a half inch, so I'm lucky!!!
 
I wish you all could visit my stylist.


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Hair type: who knows?
Length: 23 inches as of 3/10/06
MY HAIR IS OFFICIALLY BRA STRAP LENGTH!!
Goal: Waist Length, which is only 30 inches so
ADVISE ME ON HOW TO GET JUST 7 MORE INCHES OF GROWTH!


Posted By: loveya4ever
Date Posted: May 14 2006 at 11:48am
Originally posted by Renata22 Renata22 wrote:

loveya4ever, is that you in the pic? If so, your hair is gorgeous. Now I have 3 people on this site to envy: you, Pokahontas, and Phoenix.
 
I seriously can't wait until MOST black women have long, gorgeous hair.


Hey how are you????

Yes that is a picture of my crazy hair.  Thank you for the compliments!!!!

Yes many black women will have nice healthy hair in the future because we a learning how to take care of it better.  That is exciting isnt it. Smile  My 11 year old sister is trying to do her own hair now.....Shes got a lot to learn!!! But it will happen.

I dont relax my hair super straight either.... I love to keep that natural curl pattern because it keeps the hair full. 


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Loveya4ever
http://public.fotki.com/redhotlala/


Posted By: kathyblack
Date Posted: September 26 2007 at 4:35pm
The longest I've waited was around 3 months I'm going to wait 6 months this relaxer I hope I can do it.


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MY mother bids me bind my hair
With bands of rosy hue,
Tie up my sleeves with ribbons rare,
And lace my bodice blue.

http://public.fotki.com/kathyblack/


Posted By: ccmuffingirl
Date Posted: October 01 2007 at 8:48pm
I plan on waiting a bit before I get my next relaxer.  I want to give my scalp a break and in the mean time look for better and safer relaxers.

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"And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair"--Kahlil Gibran
http://public.fotki.com/ccmuffingirl/


Posted By: Aggie
Date Posted: October 07 2007 at 9:52pm

I've gone as long as 14 weeks many times before. The last time I've gone that long was about 2 years ago. I have to admit, my hair was healthier then than it is now as I relax every 6-8 weeks currently.

I am 4 and a half weeks post relaxer now and decided that I will resume my stretches between relaxers - perhaps every 12-14 weeks again for a start but I ultimately want to stretch 16-18 weeks at a time in a year's time.  


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Bahama Mama...Enjoyed my stay, but He'll take me away like a thief in the night!! I'm ready now Lord, so take me by surprise.


Posted By: kathyblack
Date Posted: October 08 2007 at 3:38pm
Yes, Loveya4ever you hair is really nice I wish I could be at your hair stage now.

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MY mother bids me bind my hair
With bands of rosy hue,
Tie up my sleeves with ribbons rare,
And lace my bodice blue.

http://public.fotki.com/kathyblack/


Posted By: kathyblack
Date Posted: October 08 2007 at 3:38pm
I give it  1 year.

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MY mother bids me bind my hair
With bands of rosy hue,
Tie up my sleeves with ribbons rare,
And lace my bodice blue.

http://public.fotki.com/kathyblack/


Posted By: Deon09
Date Posted: October 24 2007 at 9:45pm
Well I have not had a perm since Dec. 27 but im thinking about getting one on Friday so we will see what happens.

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I'm not gonna give up this time!!! My hair is gonna grow no matter what they say!!!



Posted By: ke-ke
Date Posted: December 04 2007 at 3:08pm
I haven't had a perm in 3 years and I'm loving it. I'm about to start going to a natural hair care salon and let them deal with it I have very thick hair so I keep it in a sew in weave during the hotter month now that it is winter I will be rockin my natural hair


Posted By: Aggie
Date Posted: December 04 2007 at 8:48pm
Whoopieeee!!!  I will be 13 weeks post on this coming Thursday which is in 2 days. I think I'm gonna make it to my 16-18 weeks afterall.

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Bahama Mama...Enjoyed my stay, but He'll take me away like a thief in the night!! I'm ready now Lord, so take me by surprise.


Posted By: ladyflash
Date Posted: December 05 2007 at 8:34am
I texturize my hair 2x a year. I recently learned it is not necessary for me to apply chemicals in the winter. I can flat iron my hair and my new growth will stay straight until I wash. However in the summer it gets really hot here in NY and to keep my hair uniform, I will relax my new growth.
It is correct to say that how often you relax your hair depends on climate, hair texture, lifestyle, etc...


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Posted By: take chances
Date Posted: December 13 2007 at 9:14pm
From what I remember, just about 3 months.

I hate when girls relax their hair as soon as they have new growth in their roots, and wonder why their hair is so damaged and never grows longer. lol Ever heard of grease??? A headband?


Posted By: cheekyfa1
Date Posted: December 17 2007 at 9:26pm
Longest I've gone was 7 months but I'm trying for a year this time around.

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Current Length: V near brastrap
Last relaxer: Dec. 23, 2007
Next Relaxer: Aug. 3, 2008
First hair goal:Bottom of bra-strap
Second hair goal:Mid-back length



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