This picture shows from when I cut a few inches of damaged hair last May through my most recent relaxer (yesterday):
I didn't reach my goal of shoulder length when I wanted to, but I did reach it!
Last year, I would get a trim every other relaxer, but I've been getting a "dusting" every relaxer, which is every 10 weeks now. I really like my ends to look even. My stylist told me that my hair looks and feels great!