Thank you so much for tagging me, so flattering and humbling at the same time . @caribeandiva and @Chicoro have shared tremendous tips, pertaining to moisturizing. Which is indeed something I used to do very often, but fell of the bandwagon. Definitely need to get back to that. @caribeandiva has already pointed out to 'consistency', I would like to remain in that frame of thought and share some internal tips about the attitude one must adopt, that aid in this regard: IMHO, it's better to be consistent with 1-3 practices, that you are sure to keep up regularly; than a bunch of techniques and products that you use sporadically. That will not yield the best results and will only frustrate you in the end. Also, keep in mind that as life progresses, you will have a limited resource of time, depending on your family situation. So it's really not a good idea to adopt a hair routine that takes aeons. We all know the saying: "there are no ugly women, only lazy ones". The same applies to hair, it will take effort. But the great thing is, in the end, you actually gain time. Again, as life progresses, your family situation changes. Chances are you have to attend a lot of get togethers, weddings and so forth. Imagine N-E-V-E-R having to stress over what you will do with your hair again? Not having to buy a last minute weave or wig that is overpriced and doesn't really bring out your beauty? Well, with much effort, you can achieve that. At the time I started growing out my hair, I was also attending college and working part time. But we still made time to devour information about our HHJ on LHCF. As @Chicoro mentioned, it does indeed take an average of 5 years to grow beautiful, long and luscious hair. In your case @ajoke, I believe you will be more patient this time around. At least that's been my case since cutting my hair earlier this year. Because now you have so much knowledge, just like you had that webinar with that lady, there are tons of Black women offering this service now. And it helps, because sometimes you just need to hear that one peace of information, that will click with you and turn your hair around. The key of course is...patience. Just like in life, there will be setbacks. And just like IRL, there will always be a solution. We are lucky in that we have LHCF, most women don't. There's a wealth of information here, there's truly nothing new under the sun. Whatever you're experiencing with your hair, another woman is going through it or has conquered it. Ask questions about it and get the help you need.