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    Hello Ladies!
    I haven't been active as I should have,. As a result, I have suffered many of ways. Last summer(2011). I looked at a photo when I was in Philadephia doing an internship andd I saw how long my fro had gotten. During that time my hair streched was on its ways pass SL hair. Unfortunately, due to my life changes, being a nep, stresses about graduating from college, family isssues, finances, and not to mention snip snip. My hair suffered so....as a result my hair is a reasonable length back to where it hair been when i enter college. Now, that I am a graduate and out of a stressful eniviroment ( apart of that was due to myself taking too much aware of everyone adivice, other than my own) I decided to challenge myself and get my hair and life together.
    Doing some research, I looked into pH balance and after 3 yrs on Jun 27th I will be a total natural. Instead of BC i will work on a new regimen to get my hair to glorious lengths for myself. My ultimate goal is to have a full set of curl touching my shoulders including my bangs.
    So any tips on pH balance will be helpful and protective styling which i had the wrong notion. This journey has been a learning process for me and I realize all that I still do not know.

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    When you say that you had the wrong notion about protective styling, what do you mean? I see protective styling as putting my hair into a style thta will allow me to leave my hair alone for a certain amount of time without having to refresh it and whatnot. For me, that timeframe is one week. Others can go longer. As for pH balance, I really don't know a LOT about that. I do conditioner washes, and I don't really have pH or moisture issues as a result of my regimen.

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    Kimmay on You Tube has a lot of information on PH balances. The fairly new line, As I Am" also claim that all of their products are PH balanced. If you check their site, they will also tell you the PH level of all of their products. I did learn that the PH of hair is between 4.5-6.5. Honestly that part of hair care (ph strips used to test products, etc) doesnt interest me. If I try a product and I like it, its a keeper, if I dont like it, I dont buy it again.

    Sorry about your setback!

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    It is all good.Thanks for the advice @ CajunCutie HOla!!!!!!!!!!!!! As i Am i think i am going to give up on trying a bunch of products and go to them and Komaza because my hair grew and retain alot of lenth last year than now.
    @gilroygal like i did not protect my ends so much and shud focus a bit more on them

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    You are on the right track. Ph balance and PS has helped me retain alot of length with ends in great condition in a short amount of time. The hair growing out my scalp is 2yr and 5months, im almost BSL. I dont use strips but I know whats acidic and akaline. I wash my hair twice a month. There is nothing wrong with using strips.
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