How do you style it?I'm 4a/b. I wasn't taking any vitamins. I only do a full "wash day" with shampoo, dc and manipulation 1 - 2x per month. In the past I did full wash days 1- 2x a week, but found I wasn't happy with the amount of manipulation and broken hairs given my tiny coils. Its not for everyone, but since I have switched to reducing manipulation I've retained nearly all 6" compared to the usual 4". I also don't seem to have much breakage like before. Not sure why this is. I keep my hair cornrowed/flat twisted under a satin cap with a wig on top daily. I remember those stocking wig caps contributed to a set back in the past. I don't mess with my hair most of the time basically, except to spray moisture in it. I didn't use heat. I feel incorrect use of heat can set a lot of people back with retention. Along with too much manipulation. I only use a comb 2 x a month. Recently I saw people scoffing at this but patience is definitely key. I do the same thing with my hair day in day out. This stops me doing impulsive things or trying products and processes that may give me a set back. hope that helps someone lol
Are you sure your hair likes henna?[USER=244830 said:SimJam[/USER];19006103]when I was relaxed YES ... as a natural for the last 2 years its been a frikkin pain to retain even 3 inches a year.
I dont know what Im doing wrong ... my hair grows a good 6 - 8 inches a year (from my henna colouring) but aparently everything breaks off and I have not been able to find a solution.
Im gonna try braids as a last resort
hmmmmmm now thats something I had not thought of.Are you sure your hair likes henna?
Reading is fundamental...pics posted upthread.I'm close barring no random setbacks.
Protective Style often
Wash 1x weekly
Moisturize & Seal daily
Don't go doing Team Too Much
Have fun but experiment in moderation
These pics show Jun 2012 - Sep 2013. I trimmed almost every touch or every other touch up.