I've learned my lesson, since then I've been committed to consistency. Even though wash days take even longer now then before (since adding my conditioning iron to the process). I firmly believe that if I'm committed to executing flawless wash day rituals each week, the likelihood of experiencing a set back is slim.
So rule #1 to avoiding a setback is: Avoid skipping wash days and always, always deep condition when you wash.
If we give our hair 52 deep conditioning nourishing treatments a year, we can rest assured that we are promoting progress, while keeping set backs at bay. If there was a healthy hair pyramid, deep conditioning treatments would be at the bottom supporting the entire structure. This year, I'm making a promise to stay on course. Another thing I'm vowing to do is utilize my steamer on the regular instead of saving it for when my hair is in need of a deep repair treatment.
Very simple, I will be following rule #1 week by week in the name of progress. Stay tuned for more tips on avoiding setbacks in future posts.