I decided to relax at 10 weeks post instead of 12, making this the shortest stretch I've ever done...The summer heat has contributed to a lot of the growth I have this time around. Also, I've been using Jamaican Black Castor oil faithfully as a sealent after my Wave Nouveau moisturizing finishing lotion every single day. I use it on my scalp mixed with MN only on wash days though. I've done protective styles 99% of the time this summer, and only used direct heat [with a heat protectant!] only 2 times. The reason why im relaxing so early is because school is starting soon and honestly, i really dont feel like wearing my hair in a ponytail/bun. I also have a baptism to go to and many other things going on. I also decided that if i do a major trim on my ends, i will start stretching my relaxers to 6 months again just so i can be BSL by Spring 2010. You know i can not stretch that long with out braids, so if i do go along with that decision, i will be getting braids in December when im 3 months post. Stay tuned for my relaxer/trim updates coming up on Friday September 4th!