I eat an organic, non-GMO, whole-food, primarily plant-based diet. I take about 30 vitamins and minerals and high potency probiotics daily. I wash my hair every 3-4 days with coconut milk shampoo and conditioner. This hair has never been blow dried, has been straightened and curled maybe twice in its lifetime with me. I use a mixture of coconut, almond, argan, olive, and tea tree oils on it to moisturize and brush only with a wide-tooth comb daily. I only ever wear it down or in a braid. I sleep with it in a braid every night. I do not smoke anything nor go into smoking areas.