I am officially 3 months post big chop and 14 months post relaxer. I had a sew in for 2 months and it helped me gain and retain length. I oiled my hair every 2 to 3 days with an applicator bottle, going in between braids and making sure to get to the scalp. I oiled and rolled my natural hair that was left out. I hope to try more protective styles to keep my hair healthy and growing.