I can relate. I think my last relaxer was November 2009. I know I had a Chi chemical straigtener sometime in spring of 2010, and my hair stylist relaxed just my edges sometime in the summer of 2010. After that...nothing. But here I am in October 2012 with some straight ends still, about 3 inches left (that I can't seem to part with just yet until my hair get backs to a length i'm more comfortable with). I feel like I'm just cutting, and cutting and cutting. My hair was just passed shoulder length, and the entire time up until about April of 2012, i was blow drying and flat ironing my hair every week. I don't know if my hair just grows slower than everyone else's hair and/or if it's heat damage from the constant flat ironing.