It's hard to believe that less than 2 years ago, I was getting a relaxer every 6 weeks, and now I'm at 12! I NEVER thought I could go this long without a touch-up, but with the right products and maintenance, I've done it. I actually feel like I could go one or two more weeks, but I won't push it.
No secret, but the key for me is weekly deep conditioning, and keeping my hair (especially my ends) moisturized.
I know I haven't made it to APL yet, but I'm excited to see how much my hair has grown after my relaxer this week.