2. Do not skip detangling
Detangle your hair a minimum of once a week. You should do this during your weekly wash day and make sure to take your time with this process. Detangling your hair helps your hair hydrate each and every strand thoroughly and equally.
It will lead to less breakage during the styling portion of your wash day, leading to less breakage overall.
3. Wear a bonnet at night
You must wear a bonnet every night to reduce and prevent breakage! It should be 100% satin or silk and when you wear one, your curls will thank you.
Some naturals think that their hair is not growing, but it may just be breaking at the same rate that it is growing. When you do not wear a bonnet or use a satin or silk pillowcase, your curls rub against the cotton sheets and pillowcases and strip your hair of product and natural oils, thus making it dry.
If you want to retain length and see what consistency does to your hair's length, you should not skip this step at night.