Ok, I just started a new regimen that I'm hoping will help me retain the length. I must note that my hair grows very slow...I got 3 inches in 6 months and I know that because I have color in my hair and I have 3 inches of roots. My hair should have been mid-back length right now.
So for the next 6 months I am doing the following (I have eczema/psoriasis in the scalp, so I need to wash often).
Massage scalp with warm olive oil (to release the scales and help the stay moisturized)
Pre-poo weekly with : black strap molasses and two eggs
Wash with Castile Soap ( I like the peppermint)
Deep condition with V05 (under hooded dryer)
Rinse with cold water
Apply leave in and massage olive oil in scalp.
Blow dry and flat iron
Mid-week (Co-Wash and hot oil scalp massage. Rock my hair curly using Shea Moistures)
I'm taking Maxi-hair vitamins, drinking 3 tbs of ACV in water daily
Eating healthy as always
Drink lots of water
Mild exercise: hiking, running, walking
My biggest challenge will be doing the prepoo and deep condition...I never stay consistent due to time constraints; however, I realize if I wait until the evening to do it...I can because I have no where to go but to bed. The whole process takes 3 hours from start to finish. Don't have the patience to do it in the daytime before going somewhere.
I will see where I am in 3 months and then by month 6 determine whether my hair is just the way it is and isn't getting any longer or I really have to be on top of it.