Well I finally did it…I used HEAT!!! I did not straighten my 150 loose twists bone straight (in the featured picture)  just for the sole reason of not risking heat damage because of my fine strands. After the use of heat I have about 30% shrinkage left. It has been three years since I have used heat of any kind, and to tell you the truth it will be the last or at least another three years. The elimination of heat in my regimen is one of the main reasons why I was and am able to retain length for my 4b/c fine strands. For those who have been waiting patiently, I will explain next week (accompanied with pictures)  just how I did it and let me just say the heat used was so low I literally could touch the heated appliance, lol.