I made the big chop 6 months ago and my hair has really not grown since.
I am having trouble keeping the moisture in my hair. I am also having trouble with my hair falling or breaking off. I have almost tried everything. I am not sure if I am using the right conditioner or not.
What kind of shampoo/cleanser are you using? If you are not already doing so, I would recommend using a sulfate-free shampoo or better yet a cleansing conditioner. Especially since you are having issues with dryness you may want to co-wash most of the time and then shampoo with a moisturizing sulfate free cleanser like once a month, or once every few co-washes switch to the shampoo. SheaMoisture has some good shampoos like their new Jamaican Black Castor oil one and the Superfruit one (can buy at Target I think). Even more important than a daily conditioner, (which is good for detangling when your hair is wet so just be sure it has lots of "slip" to make detangling easier) is the leave-in/moisturizer you use and what you use to lock in the moisture. Tips:Comb/detangle your hair when wet and saturated with conditioner only. Don't comb when its dry. Use your fingers or a wide tooth comb only.Use and oil or butter over a lighter moisturizer and/or a buttery cream to lock in moisture (oil/butters: shea butter, jojoba oil, olive oil, almond oil, any natural oil blend without additives like silicones). Re-moisturize with a light spritz of water and light moisturizer daily every other day or as needed. Good moisturizers/leave-ins: Obia Natural Hair Care Curl Moisture Creme, SheaMoisture Raw Shea Extra-Moisture Transitioning Milk, Oyin Handmade Hair Dew, Curl Junkie Curl Assurance Smoothing Lotion (lighter and slippery).Moisturizing methods to try: Loc Method: http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/kinky-ha...http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/curly-ha...Maximum Hydration Method: http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/curl-pro...http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/curly-ha...I hope this helps!