There are two types of release from Hajj; scholars refer to it as the first and the second release.

The first release from ihram occurs when a pilgrim has performed two of the three rituals: pelting, shaving or cutting of hair, and tawaf. In this case, he is allowed to change into ordinary clothes and free of the taboos associated with ihram except for spousal relations.

If on the other hand, he has performed all of the three, the second and final release also occurs, and hence he is free of all restrictions, including spousal relations.