Well I am very gentle I don't get that much shedding so I know that my technique is on the ball. As for moisture as mentioned before I use moisturizing conditioner as a leave in which is as a moisturizing as lotion. I also follow up with sealing the hair with oil and follow up with spritzing with water(rose water, glycerin) ad needed. This has solved my dryness issue. My not brittle nor course.
When I mention bleaching I wanted to do ten strands tops so that I can track growth via the darken roots. Not the whole head like you implying if you read my point carefully you would notice I said “I thinking I might get a few strands bleached” I just to see what the rate of growth per month. If you can suggest a better way to measure growth from the root I am all ears.
Well I am not big on product suggestions but techniques are always great. But hell why not what lotions can you suggest? Please note that I hate product buildup, I will not use any product that stinks, or has a lot alcohol or moisture strippers or changes the feel of my hair (making it rough, sticky, ridged or tacky). That's how a lot of products failed in the past.
Oh don't forget that I live in Canada so it has to be local last time I order skin product online duties and taxes bled me.