I am currently at 22 weeks post as of Saturday, May 11,2013. I must say that this new growth isn't that easy, but it is a lot easier than it was when I was 16 weeks post. The first time it was all so new to me and I had never went without a relaxer (perm) for that long. However, now I have been doing some research, looking up tips and tricks and I finally figured out a way to maintain my new growth. I deep condition with either ORS conditioner or Mane and Tail Conditioner. I think rinse it out and apply my leave in which is Cantu Shea Butter. I love CSB. It smells so good. I apply in it a way simpler to applying a relaxer but not really that much in detail. I apply it to my roots first then the rest of my hair. By doing this step it helps to soften the new growth A LOT!!!!
I also moisturize with ORS moisturizing hair lotion and seal with olive oil. You do not have use any of these products but this is what works for me.
I have a video on my YouTube channel. Please go check it out if you haven't already.
Love Ya Lots, NitraBoo