The last month has brought about mostly good things in the hair department. I seem to have noticed an uptick in shedding but perhaps it's a summer thing. It's nowhere near as dramatic as the shed from the summer of 2008. It could be partly from stress too as I just moved and that is a huge endeavor.
On the plus side, I continue with regular coconut oil applications. I've been allowing for a 24 hour absorption time before washing it out. I've also come up with a routine for beach activities. I wet my hair before leaving the house and smother it with coconut oil. Then when I arrive at the beach, I apply a generous amount of jojoba oil as a top layer. It seems to work well to repel the salt water and sun damage as well.
My ends are definitely better but they still have a ways to go. I don't feel that the extra care and regular coconut oil applications will be enough. I'm planning on having another inch trimmed next month and may go to a regular routine of getting an inch trimmed every three months. I think after a 6 months to 1 year timeframe of doing this, my hair will hopefully get back to the fully health state I'm shooting for.
Here are four photos taken yesterday: