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    Posted: Apr 11 2007 at 10:52pm
I've had micros off and on for over a year and now I want to change it up a bit and get a relaxer.  Does anyone know if it's safe to get a perm the next day after taking out micros?  I have a friend who says it's better to wait a couple of weeks before putting chemicals in your hair, because your hair could fall out. Of course I wouldn't do a home perm-- I'd go to a salon. So I'm just curious to know if there's any truth to that or if it's an old wives tale. Has anyone had a negative experience getting a relaxer right after braids?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr 12 2007 at 3:09pm
i havent had a negative experience, but i agree with your friend. for my hair, it needs a few weeks as an adjusting period without the braids, and it also gives me a chance to nurse my hair with constant moisturizing, a few good washings, and lots of deep conditioning. HTH!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr 12 2007 at 8:15pm
Cosign.  Plus your hair is so weak after taking down the braids, your hair needs moisture and protein and relief from the tension from braids.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr 12 2007 at 11:27pm
Wait at least two weeks.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr 13 2007 at 10:42am
wait for at least 2 weeks. You must DC your  hair  for that time

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr 19 2007 at 9:29am
SensibleSista, what did you do and what were the results? 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr 19 2007 at 1:44pm
I've worn braids/micros several times throughout my life. I've always wait 10..
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Minutes! Tongue Yeah, I know the law is to wait but I've always immediately touched up, it never had any adverse affects on my hair.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr 20 2007 at 2:49pm
well, i'm not going to take out my braids until next month. so right now i'm just in the information gathering phase.  i haven't really dealt with own my hair in over a year and a half--i've had braids the whole time. so i'm a little nervous about what i'm going to do with it after taking down my braids.  I gotta say, I absolutely love this site! I feel much more knowledgeable about hair care after reading these message boardsTongue
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr 20 2007 at 8:42pm
ita wait 2 weeks the least 2 get ur hair braided after a relax job
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr 23 2007 at 1:55am
Unlike the other ladies, I wait a couple of days (like 2-5) before relaxing

It depends, if I have canerows then I'll wash a 2-3 days before removing the braids and comb my hair thoroughly to get all the shed hair out then relax 2 days after.  If I have single braids then most likely some of the synthetic hair will remain in my hair so after removing the braids I wash my hair and therefore have to wait at least 3-4 days after that before relaxing.

Also, I've never had any problems with relaxing my hair in this period.  My hair never fell out, broken off etc. and continued to remain in it's healthy state.



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