For the past 3 years I have worn my hair in its natural state 99 % of the time and have retained an okay amount of length with the help of protective styles. From my experience and others, it seems that wearing kinky hair in a stretched state (braids, twists, blown out...) lend to better retention IOW less chance of single strand knots, matting, dryness.
I had a eureka moment after stalking err viewing the cwk straight plates videos! http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=74NvbIRKNVw
Wearing my hair straight for a few months for better retention without the risk of heat damage may be what the trichologist ordered ;-)
Anyone up for a challenge?
Use straight plates after shampooing or co-washing
Share starting before/after "straight plate" photos
Check in at least bi weekly
Challenge date: August-December
Note: challenge is of course open to relaxed heads as well!
Link to kickstarter/pre-orderhttps://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1855194586/cwk-straight-plates-straighten-hair-without-heat
Edited by thelurkingKind - May 18 2014 at 11:26pm