Okay I finally got a trim.
Because I noticed a small trend when I combed my hair once a week. I would always find mini o rings (about 1/8 of inch in diameter) on the floor and counter top of the bathroom or where ever I styled/detangled my hair. I know I have excessively slow growing hair (about 1/4 inch) that why I reduce triming to once ever 6 months. But I have been realizing these o ring pieces and I think this is the culprit to why I have seen no length retention in over year and a half.
I think the trim may have help a bit it seem like less than before may be down to half or two thirds the amount (so about 8-15 pieces not accounting for what I don't notice when I wash) I only detangle once a week. But it has been a brutally dry winter where I am (I am in Canada) I know because I suffered a pretty bad eczema break.
These o rings are a major problem can any one make some solutions? I have started leaving the conditioner in and air drying till almost dry before styling and that maybe helping but it is to soon to tell for certain. I thinking I might get a few strands bleached so I can see what my hair growth actually is (never bleached though) But if my hair growth is 1/4 inch a month then…
What should I do to retain length?
(weaves, extension maybe)
How do I stop the o rings from happening?
(especially since the trimming didn't help, much)
Use sulfate free shampoo.
Do oil rinses (reduces single strand knots)
Partly detangle in the shower
Now leave the conditioner in (moisturizing or normal).
style/detangle after almost dry, spritz when needed.
Was a transitioner (unknowingly) no big chop.
Seal hair with a light oil/butter combo.
Now seal ends with cones (seems to be working)
Got a healthy scalp according to a dermatologist
(I may challenge that, but that's another topic)
Health diet even lost additional 5 pounds post workout
Haven't seen length retention in over year and a half
EL when really shrunken and just brush SL when stretched