Currently I am battling dry hair, and shedding more than usual. I'm not sure if its the added stress that I've been experiencing or the lack of me caring for my hair properly. So for the month of September I will be protective styling my hair. The weather is changing and I want my hair to thrive like it did in the summer. At night I will go back to adding water (the best moisture technique) and sealing my ends with castor oil mixed with peppermint oil. When I sealed my ends using castor oil not only did I retain length, shedding went down to a minimum. I already started Monday with this change lets see how much length I can retain.