Q. I am very dissatisfied with my new relaxer—it didn’t take. Since I did it myself, can I do it over again right away?
A. No, no and no! You risk over-processing your hair if you don’t know what you’re doing. And, even though your hair may not look straight, you now have chemically treated hair. Visit a stylist and talk about your options. He or she may be able to get your hair up to speed. Normally, you should wait six weeks between relaxer touch-ups.