4. Keep a healthy diet (drink your water)
What you eat can directly affect the health of your hair. It's important to get all the nutrients, protein, and water that you can, especially in the colder months. It may be harder to drink water in the winter, but you should still aim to get your 8 cups daily.
Drinking water helps promote healthy hair growth from root to ends, by keeping your scalp moisturized and free of problems like dryness and itchiness. Once your hair is moisturized, it will break less and length can then start to be retained.
5. Sleep with a Satin/Silk Pillowcase
Your night time routine has to be just as important as your normal hair routine. You should always make sure to sleep on a silk or satin pillowcase if your bonnet is not lined with silk or satin.
A lot of curly naturals struggle with their curls looking super bomb when they do it and for the entire day, but then not so good the next morning. It's probably because they did not protect their curls at night properly.
Sleeping with a satin or silk pillow case will allow you to lose less moisture because less product is rubbing off of your hair and onto the pillow. Your curls will also still have shine and not be as frizzy.