Growing out hair, need help preserving ends?

Hello, i've been on my natural hair journey since October of 2010, I did the big chop December of 2011, and I will be 19 months natural July 26. my hair is about 11-13 inches all around, i'm trying to grow it to about 16-17 inches by my two year mark (right under chest) my hair is close to the middle of my chest area now, but my ends seem to get dry and I have to trim them often, but I want to slow the trimming process, what can I do to keep my ends healthy for longer?
What is your full routine?

Really you need to identify why your ends are damaged: do you need to clarify or chelate, are you not trimming all the damage off each time so it's travelling up the hair, are they getting damaged when styling, are you overdoing the 'moisturising' or oiling?

Ingredients which can help patch repair damage include hydrolysed protein, coconut oil, ceramides and panthenol.
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect
Do you use heat? Do you gently comb with either a wide tooth comb or your fingers only when hair is wet? How often do you protein treat or deep condition?

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When i first started growing my hair out I had the same problem. My hair was hard to brush thru and generally made me miserable any time I had to do anything with it. It was mostly because I was new to trimming my own ends and this let a lot of the ends that should've gone stay. Of course, like everyone else says you should update more information.
It may help to keep your hair up and moisturize your ends more often than the rest of your hair. Good luck.
have you tried sealing with a light oil? i always keep my ends sealed, i havent had a cut/trim in over 2 years and my ends are still great. now that my hairs getting long, almost BSL ive noticed that i got to keep it put up, so i always bun it, it keeps the ends safe and tucked in. and doesnt tanlge

my hair: 3c, high porosity, high density and coarse hair (i think i finally figured that all out)
my hair loves conditioner only styling!
my hair goal length is bra strap length when curly.

I also blog about my hair journey, please feel free to read and comment/ask questions http://www.naturallycurly.com/blogs/...air-blogs/2494
I get a trim on my ends every 6 months and don't really need it any more often than that and I just got it trimmed today (literally 4 hours ago lol) I'm so happy that my ends are nice and healthy and I barely got much trimmed off. I'm running out of the products I love to use so my regimen has been off due to that and stress but I am officially stress free and things are looking up!

So starting today I'd like to get more in gear on my regimen (and of course stock in more product soon if possible). I think I'm going to wash my hair once a week as usual and do a deep condition once a week and co-wash any other day necessary and for any styling use my typical creams (in my siggy) and wrap my hair in my satin cap every night and sleep on my satin pillowcase as usual and I think I'm going to start oiling my ends every night before bed because my ends aren't bad but after 6 months I get the same length and the exact same amount trimmed off and I keep maintaining this length that just touches the bottom of my bra strap. Oh and I also want to start paying more attention to doing hot oil treatments once a week as well and not slacking.

Do you guys have any suggestions of what else I can do to keep my ends healthy?
3B, Thick, Low Porosity, High Density
Length: Mid-Back
Goal: Hip length straight (maybe waist length curly)
Beginning of hair journey: Sept. 27th, 2012

Products:
Shea moisture coconut & hibiscus:
Shampoo, hair milk, curl enhancing smoothie, shine mist, frizz free curl mousse and curling souffle

DC: Shea moisture coconut and hibiscus curl and shine conditioner
Co-Wash: Shea Moisture co-wash conditioning cleanser

Oil treatment:
Coconut oil
African Pride Olive Miracle growth oil
Moisturize your ends more often maybe do green house effect.

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