One year + questions
You are totally right, the journey takes quite a while, but at least you feel comfortably with the stage you are at right now!
I don't use Vickies shampoo because of the hight shipping costs to europe, but i think it's not a problem of the shampoo quality.
Do you wash with the bars or do you use the liquid shampoo, and how often do you wash your hair?
The balls you get at the ends are totally normal, i have them too at 20 month right now but they will get less noticeable the longer you're at it.
You can help your hair to lock by spraying seasalt dilluted in water at your head a few hours short before washing, because seasalt seems to
help in your process. And if your hair gets oily pretty quick, you might have to wash more often, because that also slows down the process.
Keep on doing what you are doing, i think you are doing just fine!