Thanks for the update @curledlove and congrats on reaching WL. My hair is now officially APL! I've never had arm pit length hair before so I'm ecstatic. I don't have any spit ends and my hair seems to be doing well. I just did a deep conditioning treatment last night so it's nice and strong and moisturized.
I don't know if I've ever mentioned the Greenhouse Effect in this thread, but I've reincorporated that method in my routine. Basically, the GHE is a method that involved sleeping with moisturized and sealed hair covered with a shower cap and two or three additional layers (satin scarf, bonnet, winter hat, etc) in order to create a hot, steamy environment for the hair. The excess heat is supposed to increase blood flow to the scalp, thereby causing the scalp to produce more sebum to promote hair growth.
It's been almost a full year since this thread was created, so how is everyone's hair doing? How much length were you able to retain?