I had a breakage taper for years. I kept getting trims to deal with it but it would reappear.
For me, not using conditioner and swtiching to catnip stopped the taper completely, http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/...&articleid=118. I can still get a growth taper if I neglect trims though. It is not the same thing.
Just find products that reduce breakage and they can contain cones, http://ktanihairsense.blogspot.com/2...hair-care.html.