12 inches in 12 months - 2014

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  1. fancypants007

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    Re: 12 inches in 12 months - 2013

    Yes, it's true. It's nice when our mates support us and if they only knew the effort we put forth to achieve our goals, maybe they would understand, but probably just a little bit.
     
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    Re: 12 inches in 12 months - 2013

    Hello everyone, I hope everyone is doing OK. This is my normal check in. I'm doing quite well since my relaxer touchup and decided to keep a calendar/schedule of things I need to do to help keep me on track. I purchased Carol's Daughter Monoli oil set and tried it this weekend. It was a Today's Special on HSN a few weeks ago. I've seen it before, but this time I purchased it. I want to use it once a week and the other time I wanted to try cowashing again once a week. Well I washed my hair, conditioned it for 5 minutes and sprayed on the leave in and honestly I had very little hair in my comb. What was more impressive that got my attention was I tried to do the 2 strand twist and perm rod set and as I was doing it, I noticed very little hair fall in my sink and on my hands. Usually I have some, but this was very minimal. I was impressed with this product because I think my hair is happy. I made another batch of hair oil using oil mixed with henna and will use this in the PM and MTG in AM. I will out of town next Sunday for a week and I haven't totally engaged myself in all that I need to do to get increased inches, but when I get back I'm definitely going to be on track. Stay focused ladies because this challenge is not over yet. Stay consistent with your regime and your efforts will pay off. Always be alert to your hair needs and adjust accordingly. I say that because I was using oils and butters on my hair to seal in moisture from leave in and my hair still seemed to be dry. I then put on some Curl Free Curl activator and I could tell the difference. My hair was no longer dry. I will use this sparingly but it worked. Oh, something else I bought that I will be drying when I get back from my trip is Brazilian Split End Repair. Has anyone heard of it? I will be doing a treatment when I get back. I will check in and keep everyone posted on new products I'm using.
     
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    Re: 12 inches in 12 months - 2013

    I fell off a bit over the weekend because I need to get more organized, but will be back on it today. I am doing inversion this week. And I have my hair in flat twist extensions to help with retention. Also using a scalp treatment to help with growth and hair conditioning.

    This week will get back to vitamins, my smoothies, exercise and cooking. :yep:
     
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    I started inversion last Wednesday. Hopefully I can gain an inch with this :-/
     
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    Re: 12 inches in 12 months - 2013

    That's what I like to hear. I will be starting my inversion too as well as eating healthy, supplements, etc. when I get back from my trip. Stay consistent and focus and positive as we strive to reach our goal.
     
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    Re: 12 inches in 12 months - 2013

    That's what others achieved, hopefully you will too. Cheering you on!
     
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    I just stated using the Monoi line too. I have shampoo, conditioner and split end treatment. I'm going to see how I like it.
     
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    Re: 12 inches in 12 months - 2013

    Yes I tried it this past weekend and was impressed. I got the autoship for it. However, I was looking at a magazine and they talked about Neutrogena Triple Repair Shampoo that suppose to strengthen hair too. Neutrogena products are suppose to be high quality and I'm going to try their shampoo, conditioner and leave in and see if it delivers the same results as CD Monoi line and if it does, well I will be canceling my autoship for this product. I will give an update in the next 2 weeks.
     
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    I tried the Monoi strengthening oil and really liked it but haven't repurchased. I also tried the monoi deep conditioner mask and loved it. Saw no breakage after. I think it's a really good line. Just spendy!
     
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    Re: 12 inches in 12 months - 2013

    I've done pretty well this week with my vitamins, inversion, water, smoothies, eating and exercise. I unfortunately washed my pedometer in my pants :sad: So I may buy a fitbit. Maybe :lol:

    I have also been pretty consistent with applying my scalp treatment, spritzing and baggying.

    Next week I am going to focus on repeating this week with no major changes. I will be upping my intake of green vegetables and I may add MSM back into my regi. I am going to keep my supplements simple for now.
     
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    Re: 12 inches in 12 months - 2013

    Did anyone make the 12 inches last year?
     
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    Re: 12 inches in 12 months - 2013

    Yes, thats's why I'm interested in trying the Neutrogena brand because the Monoi is pricey. I went to Walgreens to purchase and the girl that helped me said it's a fairly new product. I purchased the shampoo, conditioner and leave in. I will be trying this tomorrow to see how it works and will keep everypone posted.
     
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    Re: 12 inches in 12 months - 2013

    You go girl, you are on the ball! But this type of consistency is what will yield results. Continue being true to yourself by being consistent and positive. I'm hoping to get 3 more inches by the end of this challenge and I think I will be satisfied. I have been off track but will be putting myself back on track starting January 27. I will be away for a week and you know how that is. Anyhow, can't wait though to be back focus on my regime.
     
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    Re: 12 inches in 12 months - 2013

    I wasn't a part of the challenge last year, but Inspiired I believe who started the challenge grew her hair to hip length and she didn't really know it. The link is below. Quite frankly, it's a challenge that is inspirational and keeps all of us motivated. Even if we don't get 12 inches in 12 months, any inches we receive adds up to more inches. We are all learning good healthy techniques and practices coupled with products that benefit our hair. This in turn leads to length and retention. One of the things I'm going to start doing is fingercombing my hair. Kimmeytube suggests this technique and Inspiired too says this is what contributed to her hair growing as long as it is. Her YouTube video is at the very end on the link I posted.

    http://www.longhaircareforum.com/showthread.php?t=591027&highlight=12+inches+in+months+2012&page=47
     
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    Thanks love for the detailed explanation. I really appreciate it. The history lesson is also helpful and inspiring. Thank you again!!!
     
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    Re: 12 inches in 12 months - 2013

    I haven't done much in the past few days. I will get back on my inversion today.

    I have focused on eating better and my weight is coming down.
     
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    Re: 12 inches in 12 months - 2013

    Sounds good. You give yourself a break, but then you put yourself right back on track. That's what this challenge is all about. Let us know some of the recipes you use to make your smoothies. I'm looking for some new ones. What scalp treatment are you using. Please share.
     
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    Re: 12 inches in 12 months - 2013

    I want to start inversion too, but I just can't get motivated to do it. Instead I think I'm going to just lay on my slantboard for 15 minutes after I massage my scalp with warm oil. I'm going to try this to see how it works. What I want to do is the GHE, but I'm finding it difficult to style my hair in the AM when it's moist. I'm considering purchasing a ponytail which would make it easy to style my hair and keep it protected the same time.
     
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    Re: 12 inches in 12 months - 2013

    You're welcome!
     
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    Re: 12 inches in 12 months - 2013

    Sounds good girl. I know you will get back on track. Please share some of your smoothie recipes.
     
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    Re: 12 inches in 12 months - 2013

    Hello ladies, I have returned and ready to get down to business. I was away for 7 days and the only thing I did to my hair was moisturise and the GHE. I wore wigs the whole time and it worked out perfectly. When I got home yesterday, the first thing I did after unpacking, was my hair. I did prepoo treatment, shampoo and deep condition and it seems like my hair got thicker and longer during those 7 days. I want to start doing the GHE more often, but I find it's challenging to style my hair in the AM because it is moist. Anyhow, I'm thinking about purchasing a ponytail which would make it easier. I'm trying hard to achieve some good length and thickness in the next couple of months because I have a special event in April and I want to style my hair. Anyhow I want to report on the products I used prior to my trip. I used Neutrogena Triple Repair shampoo and conditioner and the leave in and afterwards when I combed my hair (combing for the last time) I had no hair in my comb. I will be using these products once a week. I think these products are just as good as the CD's Monoi oil. I will be cancelling my autoship with them. I'm loving the SheaMoisture products and I started using the CFC Gold activator for moisture. Starting yesterday, I will be fingercombing my hair and to help me with it, I found a recipe for marshmallow root which is good for detangling and I will mix into my conditioner. I did Kimmeytube's method, separating hair from one another and it seemed to work out great. I just need to be patient and take my time learning this method. I will put myself back on track this week, with eating healthy, exercising, inversion, massaging scalp, taking supplements, etc. Overall I'm please with my hair, but still need to keep focused. One thing I noticed is the right side of my hair is longer than the left. I'm hoping that this will balance out so I don't have to cut off alot. Just want to say, stay encouraged and positive and keep up with those regimes. We are all hoping for increased inches and hopefully we will all get there.
     
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    Re: 12 inches in 12 months - 2013

    I wonder, what is the most inches anyone here has retained in a year?
     
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    Re: 12 inches in 12 months - 2013

    Did anyone get one inch per month?
     
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    Re: 12 inches in 12 months - 2013

    Yes, I believe that I remember a few reported they got 1 inch a month. I actually seem to get .75 a month, but to me that's still good. I hope this answers your question. We have been inspired by ones like NJoy who got 9 inches I believe in a year and Inspiired who started the first challenge (12 inches in 12 months - 2012), her hair is hip bone length. There are many others, but I remember one YouTuber who got 18 inches in 18 months. She did low manipulation and protective styles to achieve her goal. I believe it can be done, but just need to be focus and consistent! Research it to see what you find.
     
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    Re: 12 inches in 12 months - 2013

    Check back with us when this challenge is over!
     
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    Re: 12 inches in 12 months - 2013

    I haven't been checking this thread often. Sorry. My hair seems to be taking a hiatus. I am slowly getting into my eating and exercise regimen. I need to stay away from the sugar as much as I can though.

    I don't have any smoothie recipes. I use a powder called The Ultimate Meal. I love it but many people hate the taste :lol: I will be glad when it's warm again and fresh fruit is out. Then I can have it for breakfast. With the cold weather I need something a bit heavier for breakfast.

    I have all kinds of scalp treatments and I swap them out based on what I think my scalp is calling for.
    1. I am now using Silk Elements Scalp treatment prior to shampooing. Just started using this.

    2. I use 4Naturals Scalp Treatment 2x a day. I lucked up and found 2 bottles at the bss. Don't think they will be selling this anymore though.

    3. I have an oil blend with essential oils that I use here and there.

    4. And I have Nature's Blessings grease.

    And yesterday I just received Natural Oasis hair pomade.

    I suffered severe hair loss in my crown years ago and I have been on a mission to restore my scalp. When I started my scalp burned and was quite sore. And the hair at my crown was sparse. My scalp tends to stay quite dry so I stay on top of it. It has been a slow road but this is the first winter where I haven't had any signs of a scalp issue. My scalp is still less dense than the rest of my hair but now only I can tell the difference. And the thin section is getting smaller :yay:

    I bought some new products for my hair; Natural Oasis. If these work for me I will be giving away a lot of my other products and simplifying my regimen.
     
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    Re: 12 inches in 12 months - 2013

    Thanks for sharing. I'm going to be checking out "The Ultimate Meal" as well. I'm glad to hear that things are better for you this winter. I'm also glad to hear that your thin section is getting smaller. Isn't it nice when you see your efforts paying off? You hang in there girl and you will achieve the success you're looking for.
     
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    Well try the small can first if you are unsure. It's an expensive mix. I don't want you cussing me out if you buy the big one and don't like it :lol:
     
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    No problem, will do!
     
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    Hi ladies, don't have much of an update. My hair is on autopilot and I'm loving it. Still:
    - using the same products, but have enough variety so that I don't get bored.
    - washing/DC/prepoo/HOT every 7 to 10 days
    - MS daily or every other day depending on how my hair feels
    - loving butters
    - tension blow drying on wash day
    - wearing some kind of bun or twist/bun combo daily
    - oiling my scalp a couple of times a week

    So far so good, my hair seems to be retaining well and feels great.
     

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