I've been protective styling with sew-ins since February? I think. The second time I went (ima have to look at my posts here to see when that was), I got a major trim... first time in 10yrs and much needed. My next app is in 2 weeks where I get my current weave taken down. I may opt for mini twists this time instead of weave. But at my last app, my hair looked and felt great. She said (my stylist is shannon) my hair grows slightly faster than average and seemed surprised at the amount of new growth I had. So she recommends that I only leave my weaves in for 6wks. But yea, I'm still loving the service!