@dOLLish Sounds like you're dealing with a moisture problem, I'd advice a deep conditioning treatment, but if your hair has enough protein already and just needs moisture then a protein rich deep conditioner like a mayonnaise mask will not be the right solution.
I think it's a good idea to look in to the behavior of your hair , you might benefit by tweaking your regimen. It's even more important to give your hair the moisture it needs with those tension styles like braids.Your hair might needs a break from those styles for now till your hair is strong enough again to handle it.
Are you moisturizing with a water based moisturizer and sealing with an oil(based one)?Is the moisturizer too light for your hair, might you benefit from a heavier product?
What about your nigh routine, are you sleeping on/in cotton or satin(from polyester or silk)?
Do you need that extra spritz before wrapping your hair up at night or maybe baggy(sleeping with a plastic cap after misting your hair lightly, for a while to retain moisture?http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/general-discussion-about-curly-hair/25426-does-my-hair-need-protein-moisture.html
The very long text quoted in the thread of the link above will help you determine what is causing your breakage and what you need to do.
| shrew297 wrote:|
It's been nearly four years since my BC (I was left with 1/4 inch of hair) and my hair isn't even shoulder length unstretched. That's past slow growth. Hell, that's "needs-to-be-in-a-remedial-class" growth.
Did you look in to the stretched length? That's the best way to determine if you really are a slow grower, shrinkage can be a beast (word to those with waistlength and beyond hair with shoulder length unstretched hair).
| LadyAradia wrote:|
being around negative people makes me feel grumpy and a fowl mood too. I HATE my hair right now in fact!.. i have to learn to run the other way when someone is spewing negativity bc I am very sensitive. I will pick it up and channel it. I will go do something positive to cleanse myself of this funk
That is the best approach. Sorry that negativity resulted to you not liking your hair for the moment. It can be a struggle at times to embrace yourself fully when faced with negativity,
Hope you've bounced back from it with your positive approach.