12 Inches In 12 Months - 2016

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  1. coconifah

    coconifah A natural girl living in an unnatural world

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    Ok then im in.
    I am bsl looking to reach mbl by protective styling and heat once a month only.
     
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    Prettymetty Natural/4b/medium-coarse

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    I inverted today with liquid gold oil on my scalp. I'm looking forward to wash day (Sunday). I want to use my Loreal smooth intense samples
     
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    Just for reference, I have high porosity, spongy, frizzy, fine, high density 4a/3c hair. :afropick:

    Starting pic on 12/7

    My weekly regimen will be:

    Dry/Damp Detangle with Ghee
    Wash /Cowash (depends on hair needs)
    Amla powder/Maka powder/ Banana Mix
    Mild to moderate protein treatment
    Deep condition (with heat)
    Roux Porosity Control

    Separate hair in 4 sections.
    Moisturize w/ Aloe Vera juice/water mix
    Apply Leave In ( Soultanicals knot Sauce currently)
    Apply Oil (Avocado)
    Seal with Soultanicals Marula-Muru Moisture Guru
    Cornrow/or plait (lol)

    Aphoghee 2 step - monthly

    Apply my own version of NJoy's growth oil (nightly)
    Apply baggie /GHE under silk scarf ( nightly)
    Multivit and Biotin nightly
    Wig daily

    *Thinking of a method to moisturize /seal with my cornrows/plaits daily.*

    * I also will be exploring different products that give me lasting moisture. I need 4 days to be impressed.
    I ordered Soultanicals, Oyin, and Qhemet over Black Friday, so I will be experimenting to see what works.*
     
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  4. nothidden

    nothidden TeamNatural95-Fractals/Zigzags-SisterLocks2017

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    Well that was easy! Just noticed the "Upload a File" button below :spinning:. So again..

    Current (Stretched) Length: Front 5.5" (upper lip); Nape 4.5" (CBL); Crown 5.5"
    Goal Length Having Retained 12 inches: 12" added to the above; I really just want to see if I can actually get 12" in 12 months. If not, I'll settle for double what I already have.
    Starting Pic: Below...
    NH_StartingPic_12N12.png

    I am on Day 4 of the Inversion Method (no oil). I do it in the shower w/Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle after warm water saturates my hair.
    I'm sticking with KCKT/coconut water and watered-down KCCC.
    This weekend I plan to cleanse w/Terressentials mud wash/coconut water; and apply a DIY conditioner containing avocado and black strap molasses.
     
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  5. sonia1965

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    I hope its not too late for me to join?

    I am currently 14 weeks post texlex with a keratin treatment. I've fallen off the wagon for over a year and aim to get back on track in 2016, so this is the perfect challenge for me.

    Hair type, fine 4a, and currently different lengths all over due to past breakage! At the back, just below shoulder length.

    My regime will be -
    Daily vitamins - phyto and natures bounty Hair Nails and Skin
    Water intake
    Deep conditioning once a week
    Inversion every 4 weeks
    Exercise at least 3 hours a week

    This will be the start, but likely to be reviewed as we go on.

    I would be happy with 6 inches of healthy and thicker hair!

    IMG_20151205_161534.jpg IMG_20151205_161935.jpg
     

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  6. Kells

    Kells Well-Known Member

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    Hi Sonia, it's not too late to join. Welcome to the challenge.
     
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  7. unlvgirl

    unlvgirl My Crown and Glory

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    I am in as well
     
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    I dont know how I missed this challenge, but count me in!!

    Current Length: APL
    Goal LengthHaving Retained 12 inches: 22inches, that would put me at Whip length
    Starting Pic: See Below

    I'm REALLY gonna try to stick to the requirements of this challenge. That would be CRAZY and AWESOME if I could go from APL to WHip length in a year :drunk::drunk:
     

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  9. morgandenae

    morgandenae Morgan Denae'

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    I'm here for it !!!

    Will Be ....
    1. Scalp massages everyday in mini twist & wash&gos 2x week when protective styling in buns or goddess braid and I don't want to touch my hair until the next wash day.
    2. Protective styles/low manipulation: mini twists, buns, goddess braids. So 95% of the time if you count wash n goes as low manipulation
    3. Will use heat 4x a year on length checks to assess my hair and trim my ends
    4. Exercise 3x a week
    5. Green House Effect in mini twists
    7. Will moisture and seal (LCO) 2x week on cowash and wash days, mist with water every night before tieing hair up.
    8. Whenever you shampoo, co-wash and deep condition, pre-poo if you must (particularly coconut oil to reduce swelling), make sure to detangle (includes finger combing) and divide hair into sections when washing it. (Always)
    10. Wear my satin bonnet every night maybe even invest in some nice pillows.
    11. 96oz of water a day (let us pray)
    12. Will be transitioning into pescetarian (no meat but fish) and then hopefully vegetarian (no meat or fish) by the end of the year.
    13. Take a daily multi-vitamin. Also have Manetabolism (old one) until the end of the year then Country Life plus Biotin lined up.
    14. Sulfur Oil/MN
    15. Yoga if I can find the time !
    17. Pray
    *Will also be incorporating Green Smoothies, Protein Shakes, inversions and Bamboo Leaf Tea as much as possible.

    Current Length: APL
    Goal Length Having Retained 12 inches: Hip and tell me what? Uhmp
    Starting Pic:


    IMG_20151206_003504-2-2.jpg
     
  10. islanchile

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    Hey Everyone!

    I would like to join the challenge. I'm short on time so I'll post my regimen later.

    In the meantime:

    Current length: CBL
    Goal length: BSL
    Starting pic (see below)

    Looking forward to this!
     

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    I took down my bun once this week to get an good moisture and seal. Been rocking the same bun since.
    Tomorrow is wash day. Thinking of chunky twists to put in to last the week.
    I got three days of walking, gotta increase this I know.
     
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    I forgot to post my reggie:

    I'm trying out this new reggie until feb. The reggie is:

    Monday: Full MHM (but no DC overnight)
    Wednesday: Water rinse (optional)
    Friday: Water rinse (might do on Thursday, based on schedule )
    Inverting once a month using WGHO
    Daily massages
     
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  13. coconifah

    coconifah A natural girl living in an unnatural world

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    Can someone please tell me how to upload my pics. You can private message me because I need details lol
     
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    I'm in....
    I actually will be taking my braids out this week...
    I will post a picture and more info then...

    Thanks, guys
     
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  15. Kells

    Kells Well-Known Member

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    Hi unlvgirl, do you have your challenge stats and a starting pic?


    Hey coconifah, can you not upload it from the upload a file button under the comment box?
     
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    I washed my hair today. I wanted to do a protein treatment but I didn't have enough time. I think I will do a protein treatment on Wed for when I do my water wash. Detangling wasn't too bad today. I have my hair in twists and letting them air dry overnight. Tomorrow I will bun it up with a side part with a curly bang.
     
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    If your pics aren't uploading when selecting "upload a file", then you may have to resize the photo. I had to download a photo resizer in order to upload photos and the size could be no more than 250x250.
     
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    Hi Ladies!

    My starting pic is attached. I've also included a shot of my right side that I'm working on. This area has grown out very different from the rest of my hair, very brittle and weak and breaking after a few inches of growth. This area was also very itchy in my scalp (same on the left side), would thin and/or develop a bald spot, would recover after I treat it for a few months but would end up getting weak and falling out again. Since starting my HHJ again, focusing on my diet, it's the strongest and longest I've seen it in a long time so even though it looks short and broken, I'm very happy with it. I will have to trim off a few inches of damage throughout the year but since I'll be braided up most of the year, will only trim a little at a time.

    I had to include a pic of my braid out fro today because I need to post a nice hair pic already!

    Btw, I removed my crotchet braids on Saturday. I used SM Purif Mask and safflower oil to remove she's hair and build-up, poo'd with SM super fruit, protein treated with Aubrey GBP and DC'd with Keracare humecto(first time and I like!). I'm leaving my hair out this week and used SM restorative conditioner as a leave-in, Elasta QP olive oil and mango butter to moisturize and safflower oil to seal for my braid out. My hair could be a bit more moisturized but this is the softest it's ever been without glycerin based moisturizers.

    I will reinstall crotchet braids next week hopefully. My regimen works best with me in braids.

    Happy hair growing!
     

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    My hair's been in flat 2-strand twists since 2 days after the beginning of the challenge.
    I wash and DC once a week, but water rinse everyday.
    Today, I did an ACV rinse and water rinsed.
    Will oil and massage later tonight.
     
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    Prettymetty Natural/4b/medium-coarse

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    @Kells your Dora bob is too cute :)
     
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    Kells Well-Known Member

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    Thank you Prettymetty!
    It's cute when it reverts back to natural curl, I almost want to stay at this length and play with it for a while lol
    I think before it gets too much longer, I need to do a rod set on it, but then keep it moving.
     
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    I'm going to do this. The shortest layer of my hair is just scraping APL with the Lingest layer scraping MBL. My end goal is MBL hair all over.
     
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    I took down my twists and bunned it. My twists were so soft and juicy. I also oiled my scalp with WGHO and gave myself a scalp massage
     
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    I moisturized my hair and massaged my scalp earlier, its nice and invigorating.
     
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    Currently my hair is in braids so I have been washing them and left the conditioner on my hair. I feel like this marley hair just sucks up everything. But I am spritzing it daily which my hair normally appreciates.
    I have not really been doing scalp massages or anything because it feels weird with the big old braid.

    I am still contemplating my supplement regimen. Typically I switch every year because it takes like 60 days to see a change but I hope by measuring my hair once a month I will be able to tell if my hair is actually growing. In the past I have felt like I do not get length but my strands feel different like stronger at the roots and I do not shed as much. Anyways I am thinking either beautifully bamboo and keratin or millie organics.

    I was wondering how many inches do you get using a supplement?
     
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    Currently massaging my scalp and spreading that sebum
     
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    @Ajna , i take chlorella, but i haven't really measured if it contributes to my hair growth but it def helps with my skin. I find that taking a vitamin, exercising and eating right has my hair growing like weeds.
     
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    YesToHair! 4C/hi-po/Fine strands/med-low density.

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    Took my vitamins
    Scalp oiled massaged, inverted and having some water

    Need to up my exercise and nutrition game!
     
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    coconifah A natural girl living in an unnatural world

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    No it wont let me upload them. Im doing this from my iphone could that be the problem?
     
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    Bout to do my hair. For today I'm water rinsing. I might do a protein treatment too. This weekend I plan on wearing a twistout.
     
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