I really have been embarrassed to post this online, but I decided what the heck, maybe my experience might help someone. Also, it will remind me to take action the next time this happens. As most ladies on a HHJ say, every setback is a setup for a comeback, and I will definitely do that.
So here's my last length check pic (31 March 2014):
I was pretty happy being on line 5, it meant that I was on track for BSB (line 6) by June right? Sadly, I started slacking on my hair routine.
I didn't protective style enough, I had massive breakage because I didn't do a protein treatment for a while, and I had major shedding as well. Which meant I retained zero length in the past two months coz on my last length check (5 June 2014) my hair was here:
Yep still on line 5. Whatever length I gained in the past 2 months was not retained at all. I am really mad at myself for letting this happen. I should know better by now. The only consolation I can give myself is that my ends on line 5 are thicker than they were at the end of March. Most likely because I only have texlaxed hair and NG there. But it still sucks. I might not reach my revised goal of grazing MBL by the end of the year after all.
But I am now on it like white on rice again. No more slacking. I am back under my wigs, and I am now not going to leave my hair loose for 2 weeks at a time. I am quitting using my combs, I want to try exclusively finger detangling in the meantime. I am moisturising and sealing more, and doing my inversions. I also want to get a hair, skin and nails vitamin supplement to just boost my nutrient levels. I am also getting onto that nail rubbing thing, anything to just get my growth rate up and running. To retain, I am boosting my DC sessions. And I will look for a way to add more heat when I DC.
BSB and BSL I am still coming for you this year...