"Seeing your hair makes me want to start taking better care of my hair, but it's just too much work"
That's a comment I received from a friend, only because she remembers how my hair was when it was cut really short due to damage.
My response was that it doesn't take a lot of time or work(although it does require change in current methods) to get your hair to be healthy and grow. I may do a lot...but that's only because I am super anal with my hair and I found new things that work for me.
For those that think the same...my best advise is to start off small.
When, I first embarked in my hair journey..I kept things super simple and this may even work for you.
***Washed, Deep Conditioned(I only used one type of DC, ORS Replenishing pack because it had a nice blend of moisture and protein) and roller set once a week or every 2 weeks depending on how my scalp felt
***Wrapped nightly- with silk or satin scarf
***Detangled as needed
***Trimmed/dusted every 8 weeks
***Relaxed every 8, 10 or 12 weeks.
The main things you have to pay attention to are your Moisture and Protein balance (especially for those who are relaxed), be cautious of how you manipulate your hair and be EXTRA cautious of overprocessing when relaxing.
Taking care of your hair shouldn't be complicated. You just have to find what works for you, be aware of the "hazards" and you will def see some progress! :-)