What is your hair care regimen?
I wash a minimum of twice a week with shampoo. I also rinse wth distilled water or cw every other day if I am wearing protective styles. I deep condition at least once a week with heat. For my hair to be at its healthiest I have to maintain a balance between protein and moisture. One week I deep condition with protein, the next I use an intensive moisturizing conditioner. I usually air dry in a bun. If I’m wearing my hair down I rollerset and dry under a hood dryer then wrap. I moisturize daily, except the first two weeks after a relaxer when I moisturize twice daily. I relax every 10 - 12 weeks with a lye relaxer and trim only when needed. I give my hair a break every year for one relaxer cycle (10-12 weeks) by wearing braids or cornrows.
Currently how long is your hair?
Daily I take 1/2 tsp of MSM powder in water, 5 mg of biotin, 500 mg of evening primrose oil, 1000 mg of flax seed oil, 1 super b complex tablet and a multi vitamin. MSM has curbed my shedding issues, epo and flax seed oil has helped with my scalp psoriasis issues..
Do you take any supplements, if so what are they?
Currently my hair is 24 inches long from hairline to ends. My ultimate goal is mid back, I have 3 more inches to go. From looking at my pre relaxer pics my natural hair is 4a mixed with some 4b areas.
What are the things that you feel have helped you the most in achieving and maintaining your hair length?
I have found that relaxing every 10 - 12 weeks, supplements and frequent washing has boosted my hair growth. Protective styling, daily moisturizing and minimal heat has helped me retain length. LCHF helped me develop a regimen and find products that work for my hair. Thank you ladies for helping me reach my hair goals!