I want to do my best to document this 24 week stretch attempt so that (1) if it is successful, I’ll know what to do next time or (2) if it is a failure I’ll be able to pin point where things went wrong. Since I usually get stressed with my stretch around 15-17 weeks (see: this and that), I feel like now (at 14 weeks) would be a good time to start keeping track of what I am doing and to start taking steps to avoid the stress that often comes. Up until this point I have been washing or cowashing my hair 1-2 times a week depending on whether there is buildup on my scalp. What products I use change, but I always do some variation of a pre-poo, cleanse/co-wash, deep condition, add a leave-in and air dry.
(P.S. I’m in the market for a new blow dryer, I think I’ve outgrown this Conair one. Plus, for all the heat that it blows it doesn’t straighten/smooth my hair as much as I would like. Any suggestions? I’m thinking of getting one that has a concentrator and/or a comb attachment.)