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    Posted: Jul 16 2012 at 6:53pm
i just got a relaxer 2 weeks and 1 day post relaxer but im trying to stretch to 8 weeks.im new on this stretching thing so im start little by little lol.
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Stretch just isn't possible for me. 8 weeks is my longest; at that point I can't even get a comb through my roots without breaking a comb.
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Originally posted by shamieya shamieya wrote:

Stretch just isn't possible for me. 8 weeks is my longest; at that point I can't even get a comb through my roots without breaking a comb.
 
LOL and thats exactly what im afraid of. i dont want to stretch so far to where its uncomfortable for me to where im getting breakage. stretching is supposed to be a good thing,not a bad thing.
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I thought I wanted to transition to natural but it was just too time consuming for me and I end up stretching a little on 13 months. I wanted to stretch this time every 6 months however, its seems like my hair starts shedding around week 12 - 16, so I think I will do the 16 week stretch oppose to the 6 month.
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I usually stretch for 12 weeks. At that point my arms dont possess enough strength to get through my new growth.
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Does anyone know how long is healthy enough to strecth a relaxer, and when you need to start treating the hair for breakage.. dont weann go natural but im having fun with my wigs for now ..
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I usually stretch for 6 months. I usually have box braids so it's quite easy easy for me. If it weren't for that I'd probably go for no more than 4.
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Oh and I know quite a few people who stretch for up to 18 months. They wear weaves mostly though. I'd say it depends on your hair. Theoretically you should be able to stretch indefinitely if you know how to manage breakage.
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I TRIED the natural transition thing but i didnt have the patience nor the knowledge to transition properly so i ended up with a lot of breakage.    So now im on the road to repairing and strengthing my hair. I got a relaxer back in July so its been about 4 months and inbetween then ive decided to do sew ins since soo many people say its a great way to stretch relaxers.
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^ITA sew in a great for stretching. You have a small amount of hair out, it is easier to learn what products/regimen works during the stretch. take it one week at the time . No need to go overboard if you experience more bad than good. The greater is the difference between your natural hair and the relax hair the greater your chance to experience breakage at the demarcation line. 
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