1.Low/No direct heat
2.Low manipulation - Only comb/brush on wash days
3.Deep Conditioning weekly.
4.Protective Styles - half wigs, phony ponies, braids, lace fronts, sew ins and crochets. Anything that protects your real hair from you, and everyday styling.
5.No trimming - only dust as needed.
6.Moisturizing and sealing.
7.Last but not least, constantly gaining knowledge and inspiration