6 Tips For Stretching Your Relaxer was last modified: May 7th, 2016 by JenShare this:Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) healthy ends tipsinfographicrelaxer stretchingrelaxer stretching tips 19 comments Jen Healthy hair enthusiast. Hair blogger. Cloud chaser. previous post March Goals Review + April Goals next post New Items In JGA Store You may also like How To & Benefits: Hot Oil Treatments Benefits of Coconut Milk for Healthy Hair Reader Mail: Should Relaxers Be Applied From Root to Tip? Picture It: Why Neutralize? 19 comments Tochukwu October 22, 2013 at 2:53 pm Hello Jen,Your site is amazing. I started my hair journey this year April and have been stretching since then. I intend to retouch next month (Nov).As i prepare for this, please i would want to know if there is any special precaution i need to take before the relaxer so as to ensure that everthing goes on well and get reward for my effort all these months.Your response would be greatly appreciated. Reply castor oil benefits August 3, 2013 at 11:14 am Thanks for the tips 🙂 Reply Naija24 June 5, 2013 at 8:25 pm suggestions on how to relaxer stretch when you have shorter hair? Reply Daintyffany April 6, 2013 at 6:20 pm I Do All These Things ^.^ Reply C.L. April 8, 2013 at 8:20 pm So do I !!! Reply Laura Bracken October 13, 2016 at 3:09 pm Roller sets are the best for stretching your relaxer and oils help soften the new growth. Reply Age in ATL April 4, 2013 at 11:45 am I definitely agree with numbers 1 and 5. Your tips can be beneficial for transitioners as well. wwwlovingmyhair.blogspot.com/ Reply Racquel Jemison April 3, 2013 at 9:05 pm Any tips for relaxer stretching while keeping hair in braids? Also, would you suggest using a dilute protein reconstructor while the braids are still in? I'm keeping these in for 8-10 weeks (which will wind up being a 14-16 week relaxer stretch). I've heard that you should give your hair a "break" between taking the braids down and putting the relaxer in. I'm planning to give it a week, but have you heard or read anything that suggests otherwise? Reply Anonymous July 20, 2013 at 4:02 pm I removed my tree braids yesterday and relaxed my hair today. My stylist said my hair was very healthy and only needed the usual trim. I went a total of 5 months with no relaxer. I had the first tree braids in for 7 or 8 weeks, took those down and put the tree braids back in the next day. Kept those in for almost three months. Enjoying my beautiful head of shiny healthy relaxed hair. I have always taken my braids down and relaxed the next day with no issues. Reply candace April 3, 2013 at 9:01 pm Great tips Jen! Reply Kim Fancy April 3, 2013 at 5:06 pm Great tips! I'm thinking about doing my pre-poo with oils all year instead just in the winter. Reply Anonymous April 3, 2013 at 2:32 pm Great tips! I just did a 20 week stretch and while I was hoping to go a little longer by continuing to do these things, I knew that if I continued on the stretch I would lose instead of continue to gain! I'm not sure if I will stretch that long again. We shall see! Reply Candice April 3, 2013 at 2:25 pm Tried a roller set yesterday, epic fail! lol Great tips btw. Reply Anonymous April 3, 2013 at 1:26 pm Thanks Jenni! Reply GHlonghair April 3, 2013 at 12:47 pm All penned down……….great tips!! You're always an inspiration! Reply Andrea April 3, 2013 at 12:21 pm Thanks for the awesome tips, Jeni! I've started practicing my rollersetting so this will be my go to for stretching. 🙂 http://www.lengtheninglocks.blogspot.com Reply Simply Into My HAIR April 3, 2013 at 9:47 am Great tips Jeni! I really need to try out some roller sets – I must admit I am discouraged from doing them as I suck at them (remember that roller set for my first relaxer day last year -when I pretended it looked as great as yours? Yeah, that was the first and last one I did in 2012!). I may give it a try next wash day and see how it goes. Reply ContactLucy Lu April 3, 2013 at 8:45 am Cos of laziness………….since castor oil is a humectant. I wondered if that moisturisers my new growth too?I currently use it on my roots but always find it to be a mission to then use a moisturises on my new growth rootI like a simple life lolSo would castor oil do the job as well? Reply Mo Ray April 3, 2013 at 7:25 am Oooo thanks for the tips 🙂 Reply Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Notify me of follow-up comments by email.