I'm in. I have a twa again and looking to grow my hair out to full and thick APL by December 2013.....again! I am in no rush this time around. I just want my hair healthy and my ends without SSKs and splits and with that I will be super happy.
I use primarily sulfate-free shampoos from Moroccanoil, Keracare and Aubrey Organics and use the conditioners too. I am mildly texlaxed so I also use Mizani Thermasmooth and Moisturfusion conditioners to further soften my hair.
I am particularly fond of AO HSR, GPB, and White Camellia, Moroccanoil Hydrating Moisturizing conditioners and also Keracare Creme Humecto.
I deep condition my hair one to two times a week depending on the time I have to do it. I texlax and henna my hair once every 3-4 months and protective style using wigs only for now.
I alternate between Dudley's drc 28, Duo Tek and Keracare Super Reconstructor hardcore protein treatments for strengthening my hair but I also use some milder protein treatments in between when my hair needs them.
I baggy my whole head one to two times a week, massage my scalp with some mn/sulfur/jbco mix about 2-3 times a week, moisturize with Keracare Oil Moisturizer with Jojoba oil or BB Oil Moisturizer with Castor Oil and seal with Jamaican Black Castor Oil.
I do hot oil rinses/treatments when necessary and use an awesome prepoo (AVG, EVOO, and EVCO) that softens my new growth really well. These are especially helpful on shampoo and henna days.
Shampooing my hair is not necessary everytime I wash but I do so at least once a week to get the product buildup off my hair and scalp to prevent itchiness and to keep my scalp pores clean. A clean scalp to me means healthy hair growth.