So 2010 got off to a really rough start for my hair. In May 2009 I thought I had made decent progress but I was horrified at my December 2009 pic. I didn't even realize I was in the middle of a setback. I experienced post-partum shedding and was so tired after the baby that I neglected my hair which led to breakage. I didn't retain any length and I even lost some! I should have trimmed my hair then instead of holding on to those raggedy ends. I finally bit the bullet and trimmed in July and I feel sooooo much better about my hair! I feel more confident about my journey and that I can move on toward APL which feels like it's taking me FOREVER. Also, I've been getting used to texlaxing my hair and I think I've finally figured out the best way for me!