Keep your hair UP and away to get past this length! If not, you may be stuck there for a while... At this length, I deep conditioned, braided, took the braids out, then pinned it in a protective style or a bun weekly.
Originally Posted by CURLYanddy_
I'm fairly new to curly care and styles; can you elaborate on types of protective styles? Follow up question: what do you use to hold your hair in place with these styles--hair ties? Bobby pins? Clips? (My staple hair device is 'no-breakage' hair ties for ponytails, buns, and braids, but maybe even these are damaging?) Also, when you say you braid, do you mean while your hair is still wet/damp, or after it has dried naturally?