Just a quick story, above is a picture of the last time I relaxed my mum's hair (about April 2011). Shortly afterwards the relaxer broke her hair. But to be honest I think this was through mainly neglect. My mum is a low maintenance person and she didn't keep up with her regimen. I advised her to stop relaxing. Instead my mum does protective styles (braids or a wig). I encourage her to deep condition and use the correct products (e.g. sulfate free shampoos and oils). Below is her hair as of the first week of August 2012:
*sigh* how jealous am I? Her hair grows like weeds and where is her regimen? She doesn't have one! I guess less is more.