Can Jazzing be used as a temporary or a semi-permanent color? "If you wait too long between relaxers, you can have some breakage in the hair," says Kimble. There will be a little sweating on the bottle after you take it out but not much . After you relax your hair, your ends will be extremely dry. My philosophy behind the whole matter was that I wanted to keep as much air out as possible to prevent condensation, and water getting into the mix. I never bought the huge tub of relaxer that they sell for that reason. Oh okay, see I have never saved left over no-lye after it's been mixed. Especially after you use it. I just want to know if it is worth it to buy a big container. It's like the big container, I believe it's like 4lbs. When you have your hair relaxed, the cuticle layer has to be lifted in order to let the relaxer in. I guess it's just to keep from buying those small 15oz containers everytime you need a touchup. The activator stuff can just go in the medicine cabinet. It's a slippery slope when it comes to the length of time in between touch-ups : If it's done too often, it could have hair-damaging effects , and if it's not done enough, it becomes difficult to maintain. Once it is mixed, the oxidation process begins. When I Texlax my hair I do use a lye relaxer and mix it with some moisturizing conditioner and it slows down the processing time and effectiveness because I don't want my hair bone straight. Shoot I use Phyto and that stuff is $60 so if I don't think I'll use it all I just take what I need out of the jar and use less activator and save the rest for next time. The crisper stays dryer than any other part of the fridge. You can re use an old jar of relaxer that you had to mix, it will be inactive or it will make your hair break off. It does not require mixing with a developer and lasts anywhere from 4 – 12 shampoos. How hair relaxer works. Some box colors oxidize super fast, some as fast as 10 minutes. The only kind u can keep are the lye/no base creme relaxers that need no activator. Do you still think it will keep and if so, how long do you think it should last me. Trim your ends every 4-6 weeks to keep your hair healthy. You should never reuse a relaxer that has already been mixed. You'll just have to wait a couple days, get some more relaxer and do the back. Spending $4-5 everytime was ok for me. i just held on to the neutralizer and other stuff which i found was ok to keep using. You can easily snip them off yourself or get a trim at a salon. It can be used as both. I think the reason that they tell you this is because, once it is mixed and the longer it sets, the weaker that it become, so if you are not going to use it then it is best not to mix it then. Routinely trimming your ends keeps your hair healthy, removes split ends, and revitalizes the follicle. 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