Hello thanks for the reply! well i live in southern california its been about 45-65 here and rainy.. i trimmed my hair lastnight and as i shower tonight im going to see if i still have breakage .. i hope not =-( explains why my hair doesnt seem to be getting longer.. I will have to look up that beemine, something without protein is good for me.. as the curl junkie rehab does nothing for my hair. my hair is barely touching my shoulders after the trim, so its kind of hard to do buns. i think maybe i should get an oil to seal my ends.. this winter is so harsh, its my first full winter natural! no i dont massage my scalp, i was going to use this "virgin hair fer." it has stuff in it that makes your scalp tingle but it also has mineral oil in it.. so ehhh. i dont think ill use it. im going to check your blog now!