Definitely going to keep up with this thread. My mom asked me the other night if I'd cut my hair, and that question forced me back to reality: breakage. I've been natural almost four years and my length retention was ok, not fantastic, but ok, but I've noticed a lot of breakage. I know most of it was due to my last semester in college, dealing with stress and all of that.
Definitely going to increase protein and find that balance between protein and moisture. Buy more coconut oil and go back to my simple regimen. I'm trying to make it to BSL curly in three years or less.
I also want to incorporate henna and indigo into my regimen because I want to dye my hair jet black.