2017 Bsl/mbl Challenge

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  1. Prettymetty

    Prettymetty Natural/4b/medium-coarse

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    Lets grow ladies! 2017 is quickly approaching so mark your spot in this challenge. Like this post and comment below to join.

    Rules:
    1. Drink water
    2. Eat clean (whole foods)
    3. Keep your ends moisturized
    4. Wash or cowash/DC weekly
    5. Massage scalp > once a week
    6. Post starting pic
    7. Updates are in March, June, September and December
     
  2. Prettymetty

    Prettymetty Natural/4b/medium-coarse

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    Ok. I just did a bkt (3rd one). I used Uncurly Keratin ando afterwards I trimmed 1/2-1inch all over.

    My regimen is: wash and DC weekly
    Moisturize daily
    Spray xcel21 when I'm wearing wigs
    Use a growth oil when my hair is straight
    Bkt every 2-3 months
    Trim during Solstices and Equinoxes
    I mainly use Kerastase products, but my heat protectant is Suave Keratin and my moisturizer is Herbal Essences Bombshell babe.

    Starting pic below
     

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  3. chocolat79

    chocolat79 Well-Known Member

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    I want to join! I can't post a starting pic until next month though. But I think I'm grazing APL, so I hope to get to BSL.

    Regimen:
    • Wear PS 99% of time
    • Alternate Njoy's Sulfur oil with Camille Rose Growth serum
    • Take internal growth aids including Phytospecific Cap'Energy, Phytophanere, Beautifully bamboo tea/ supplements/ drink matcha tea
    • Steam weekly
    • Exercise more
    • Shampoo/DC/henna when I take down my PS
    Starting pic:
    [​IMG][/IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  4. long.hair.dont.care

    long.hair.dont.care Well-Known Member

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    Joining yall. Starting picture :
    LHDC dec 2016 (bsb:bsl).jpg

    My hair just got to BSL :) next stop MBL, im around 2 inches away. My "problem" is that my hair grows in layers and so I want to try growing those shorter layers out to BSL. I tried trimming the longer parts to be even, that didnt work for long. I'll be focusing on the area of hair sides/above and across my ears section on the back of my head, that are currently APLish.

    Regimen includes:
    -daily: biotin(internal), scalp massages, water & oil spray
    -weekly: wash, deep condition and protein treat if needed
    -long term protective style (under wigs or crochet)
    -trim 2/3 times a year
     
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  5. bajandoc86

    bajandoc86 Lipstick Lover

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    I will be lurking.
     
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    I'm joining, holding my spot.
     
  7. NCHairDiva

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    Im joining this. I will take down my Protective style on Jan 8th and will post my starting pic then. Here are my stats.
    Fine strands
    Natural
    BSL
    I will be in protecrive styles 99% of the time only whereing my hair during take downs (2 or 3 days) then back to Protective styling.
    I will wash my hair every 2 weeks
    Deep Condition every 2 weeks
    Steam every 2 to 3 weeks
    Moisturizing nightly and sealing
    Keeping it simple
     
  8. Caramel74

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    Thank you for doing this @Prettymetty. I'm definitely in :)
     

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    tashboog I'm on Instagram

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    I would like to join :supergrin:. I'll update with my info. later.
     
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  10. Prettymetty

    Prettymetty Natural/4b/medium-coarse

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    20161221_230543.jpg I'll be wearing buns for the next week or 2. After that I will go back to my wig regimen (celies and xcel21).

    My red color is fading, so I will put on a rinse before my next bkt.
     
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    @Prettymetty, very nice loose bun - how do you do it?
     
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    @Caramel74, pretty, pretty curls!
     
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    @Daina Thank you love :2inlove: When they're behaving that is when they're not it's ...
    :afropick:
    :lachen:
     
  14. Prettymetty

    Prettymetty Natural/4b/medium-coarse

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    Thanks. I gather it like I'm making a ponytail, then I twist it around once and put a goody spin pin. I love those spin pins :yep:
     
  15. NaturallyBri87

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    I'm in. Want to reach mbl by the end of 2017. Starting pic below
     

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  16. SweetestChick

    SweetestChick Long hair fanatic

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    Would like to join this challenge! Will post my pic in another week (sorry) when I do my December check-in over at the Surge/Xcel 21 thread.

    Going for BSL, but if I can do even better by the end of next year...awesome. :D
     
  17. tashboog

    tashboog I'm on Instagram

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    I'm currently BSB but my goal is to reach full BSL.
    My regimen:
    Protective style until May using puffy twist extensions.
    Moisturize with a sponge every two days and seal with a butter.
    Sponge wash extensions once a week.
    After twist removal, do a protein treatment and wear hair out for 2 weeks. Roller set in between twist sets to stretch my hair.
     

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  18. HappyAtLast

    HappyAtLast 2017 Simplicity (Goals: fitness, MBL, weekly DC)

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    • Currently texlaxed and APL. Last texlaxed 9/14/16. No plans to texlaxed anytime soon.
    • Go-to styles are braidouts and buns
    • Goal to wash and DC 1x weekly
    • Special attention to ends
    • Twice weekly scalp massages with Xcel21 and oil
    Starting pics: IMG_20161220_121443501~2.jpg IMG_20161220_121422967~2.jpg
     
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    I'm in! Post later
     
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    I'm back in this challenge for the new year. I'm grazing mbl and hope to be full mbl by March.

    Regimen: moisturize daily, wash biweekly. Single braids under wig as protective style, rebraided biweekly.

    20161224_183555.jpg
     
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    @tashboog can you please explain how you moisturize with a sponge? Are you wetting the sponge with a moisturizer and then putting your hair in between and squeezing? I'm interested in this method.
     
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    @NaturallyBri87 this is the crown & glory method I'm using. What I do is place my liquid moisturizer in a bowl then dip the sponge and saturate it then squeeze it into twist. It's supposed to help get the moisture in better than just spraying the hair.

     
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    @tashboog thank you!! I'm definitely going to try this.
     
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  24. HappyAtLast

    HappyAtLast 2017 Simplicity (Goals: fitness, MBL, weekly DC)

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    Can you give more info about your BKT? Your hair looks really good and healthy. I'm still seeking an alternative to texlaxing. Do you have a previous thread detailing it? I have a ton of questions please!

    Do you do it yourself or at salon?
    What brand?
    What temp?
    How is hair prepped?
    When you redo it, is it on new growth only?
    How does the straightness hold up in high humidity?
    How do you maintain, like do you flat iron each wash day?
    How does the hair look and act when air drying or doing braid out type styles?
     
  25. Prettymetty

    Prettymetty Natural/4b/medium-coarse

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    I do it myself.
    Brand is Uncurly Keratin.
    I use 450 degrees to seal it (3-5 passes)
    To prep my hair I use their clarifying shampoo and let the lather sit 5 minutes.
    I do the roots and the length, because I'm afraid to flat iron my ends without any products.
    The treatment makes my hair feel kinky straight, but after the first wash it blow dries really silky.
    I mainly wear wigs so I only use heat to seal the treatment every 2-3 months.
    I paid around $70 for the kit and I got 3 treatments. Now that my hair is longer I'll probably only get 2 treatments out of a bottle.
    My hair doesn't revert as easy as it did before with humidity.
    I don't weare braidouts, but my twists and braids are much smoother. When I unravel them it looks like relaxed or texlaxed hair.
     
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    HappyAtLast 2017 Simplicity (Goals: fitness, MBL, weekly DC)

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    Thanks for this info. I'm actually reading up on Uncurly right now, so I'm on the right track!
     
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    Hi Ladies, I would like to join. My hair is relaxed and almost APL. I wasn't in any challenge this year because I was battling the eczema of the scalp. I couldn't relax or color my hair because my scalp would just be on fire. I couldn't handle the relaxed hair and the new growth and lost a lot of hair in the process. I was finally able to relax my hair and noticed that it had thinned out considerably. Hopefully I can nurse it back to health. Let me see if I can upload thr pic since I have been struggling with it.
     

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    My regimen will be to wash and DC my hair every week. Base my scalp with castor oil after every wash. Moisturise with African Pride and seal with coconut oil every second day. Relax with ORS regular every 3 months. No more stretching for me, too much growth is what causes me scalp problems.
     
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    @NaturallyBri87 you are welcome :supergrin:. Definitely give it a try. It really does work better at making sure all your strands get moisturized when in protective styles.
     
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    Happy Holidays my fellow LHCFers :supergrin:. May we all reach our hair goals in 2017 :supergrin:!
     

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