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Here are some of the questions I get asked the most, and what my answers have been. This way you can get your answers immediately, without having to wait on me. And you never know, you might find answers to a few questions you didn't even know you had yet.

*This is still a work in progress. I'm continuing to add many more questions, and we are still ironing out a few quirks. But we wanted to make this available as soon as possible.

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Question:
It's been a few years since my last relaxer, and I was wondering if I have to trim off any of my hair, or if it's all my hair now?
Answer:
That's wonderful it's been several years since your last relaxer! To answer your question about cutting your hair...if you are wanting length, then your goal is to have all your hair new growth, so there is no relaxer hair left.

So if, after several years, you have a few inches of hair at the ends that was relaxed, at some point it needs to be cut off. If you don't think you have any hair with the relaxer left on it—or—your ends seem curly and healthy to you, then you don't need to trim.

If your hair grows at average speed (mine grows a bit slower), you should have about six inches of growth for every year of healthy new growth. This means if, for example, it's been two years since your last relaxer, you should have about 1 foot of new growth, or 12 inches. If your hair is less than, or about 12 inches long (and it seems curly and healthy), there is a good chance it's now all new growth, and you don't have to trim any more. It's all your hair now.

However, if you have more than 12 inches of length (and especially if the ends longer than 12 or so inches is broken or straight looking), then it means you still have some relaxed ends, and those need to be trimmed off.
 

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