For majority of the summer, my hair was curly (which is the way it loves to be, and flourishes that way). The most important thing I did to my hair was the loc method. It allowed my hair to keep the mousiture, so that it grew a lot. My hair is drier, I’d say my hair type is like 3C, but my hair shaft is different so it doesn’t always retain mousiture. It grew a lot, and to be honest I was surprised. I did a lot to my hair to make sure it was taken care of, conditioning (at least one deep condition a week and regular conditioning pre-styling at least three times a week), washed (or co-washed at least once of week), drank lots of water, used the loc method every time I did my hair, and protective styled. Happy styling!