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Discussion in 'Hair Care Tips & Product Review Discussion' started by sarumoki, Dec 18, 2017.

  1. Froreal3

    Froreal3 haulin hard in the paint

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    1. Like this post. Done

    2. How long do you plan on wigging it? January to Mayish. Then September to December

    3. How will you take care of your hair while using the wig/phony pony? I shampoo weekly in twists. Every other week I take out the twists and detangle/prepoo before I shampoo. I DC with Colorful Neutral Protein Filler underneath weekly. I use Redken Anti Snap Leave In, some type of moisturizer every few days or if it feels too dry. I heavy seal with various oils and butters. I use sulfur pomade on my scalp three to four times a week.

    4. Natural, Relaxed, Texlaxed, Transitioning: Natural

    5. Current Hair Length: MBL 14 inches

    6. 2018 Hair Length Goal: WL 17 inches

    7. Starting Photo: Will post later.
     
  2. EnExitStageLeft

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    Done! :yep:

    2. How long do you plan on wigging it?

    From now (Dec. 2017 to Dec. 2018, consistently....with no breaks)

    3. How will you take care of your hair while using the wig/phony pony?

    I will moisturize/seal my hair 1x-2x a week.
    I will wash/deep condition my hair every 3-4 weeks.
    I will be chelating followed by doing a reconstructive treatment every 2-3 months.
    I will be using little to no heat with the exception of 2 heat passes (Mid-year Blow dry- June 2018 and end of the year blow dry/flat iron- December 2018; to see my results).
    I will also continue to be consistent with my vitamins (Womens Multi-Vitamin, 2,000 mg of Hydrolyzed Collagen 1&3, Omega 3's, and Probiotic)


    4. Natural, Relaxed, Texlaxed, Transitioning:

    Natural

    5. Current Hair Length:

    Because of my frequent cutting habits I'm sitting right between MBL and WL and frankly I'm sick'ud :rolleyes:. I will only trim during my two heat passes this year.

    6. 2018 Hair Length Goal:

    Full WL inching towards HL.


    7. Starting Photo

    Not the best starting photos, but these are from my recent blow out.

    IMG-1161.JPG IMG-1160.JPG
     
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  3. Froreal3

    Froreal3 haulin hard in the paint

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    Where da heck you been?! Missed you! :hug2:
     
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    Hey Hun! :bighug:. Girl, just working and living life. I lost my vigor for hair once I started wearing wigs (I got superrrrrr lazy :lachen: ). I'm back now though and I'm ready to see these hair gains. How have you been?
     
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    1. Done

    2. How long do you plan on wigging it?

    All 2018


    3. How will you take care of your hair while using the wig/phony pony?

    Wash & DC Weekly
    Oil/ massage scalp daily
    Moisturize and seal every other day
    Retwist/ rebraid every 2-3 weeks


    4. Natural, Relaxed, Texlaxed, Transitioning:

    Natural

    5. Current Hair Length:

    APL also considering doing a big chop


    6. 2018 Hair Length Goal:

    BSL


    7. Starting Photo

    Will post within a week

    ETA: I did a length check and am currently APL so updated new goal to BSL. Still considering BC.
     
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  6. Froreal3

    Froreal3 haulin hard in the paint

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    Been great! I remember you just big chopped your texlaxed hair off! Your hair has far surpassed mine! It’s forgeous! I’ve been good. Was off the forum for a bit due to finishing school last year, but now I have a new job that I love and am no longer stressed from school and my precious job that I hated! I have had a renewed interest in my hair and I’ve actually seen some growth and less breakage since introducing weekly protein.
     
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    Girl I’m so happy to see you’re doing awesome girl!!! :love:

    I’m also happy to you’re hair is flourishing. Is your hair high porosity? If so, then yeah protein is your bestie. I couldn’t get enough of it when I was texlaxed. I’m batting for the other team now though (low porosity), so a little protein for me goes a very long way.
     
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  8. Froreal3

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    It's toward the higher porosity side for some reason. IDK why because I've been natural all my life and never had a chemical treatment. Also the strands tend to be fine.
     
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    Hmmm, thats a good question. Hair can be fickle like that though, but as long as its thriving I wouldn't worry much about it.
     
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    If you are interested in joining, please respond to the following:

    1. Like this post.

    Done


    2. How long do you plan on wigging it?
    On and off all of 2018

    3. How will you take care of your hair while using the wig/phony pony?

    Braided/cornrowed andcapply Njoy pomade at least 2X weekly


    4. Natural, Relaxed, Texlaxed, Transitioning:

    Relaxed


    5. Current Hair Length:

    Earlength


    6. 2018 Hair Length Goal:

    Full Shoulder length


    7. Starting Photo

    Attached



    Please keep this thread alive with pictures of your current wigs, wig reviews, hair regimen updates, photos of your hair's progress, etc. as often as possible, but at least on:


    :gorgeous: LET'S DO THIS LADIES!!! :gorgeous:
     

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  11. coolhandlulu

    coolhandlulu Struttin' and stuntin'

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    1. Like this post.

    Done

    2. How long do you plan on wigging it?

    All of 2018

    3. How will you take care of your hair while using the wig/phony pony?

    Every 2-3 weeks...take down braids, thouroughly wash, deep condition, gently blow dry cuz its just easier to braid, drench in jbo, scalp massage, use xcel21 cream to flar twist braid. I usually have one small braid across the front side to side endeavoring to gather as much of my edges in the braid to keep them protected. Thats my only weak area now. After wigging since April, my hair has reallly gotten lush except for them edges. Usually six flat twists from front to back. So that will be my focal point. Im going to start using a wig band stay away from the front combs.

    4. Natural, Relaxed, Texlaxed, Transitioning:

    Natural, but thinking of textlaxing. Just thinking.

    5. Current Hair Length:

    Dont know. Just did hair routine today. Hopefully hubby will be home next time i do it so i can have help measuring.


    6. 2018 Hair Length Goal:


    Real simple. Thick lush edges. Everything else is flourishing right now.


    7. Starting Photo


    To be continued in about 3 weeks with next wash day.
     
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  12. coolhandlulu

    coolhandlulu Struttin' and stuntin'

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    Ive gotten wigs from the usual suspects...fridaynight hair, samsbeauty, divatress, ebonyline, amazon. The is a asian vendor on ebay, miss wen, that ships rather fast and has high quality wigs. I do all the usually prep on my wigs, but i wear them and then toss them in the wig been for later refurbishing. I like to change it up. Next wig in rotation is the long awaited ombre black to dark gray wig. Ive been wanting to do the gray ombre think for a while. It will be my first edgy wig.
     
  13. Froreal3

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    Gonna be checking out my closet to see which wig's I'mma be rocking this winter
     
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  14. Napturallypretty1908

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    Hi ladies! This is my first time trying this challenge so I'm excited to see how I do.

    1. Like this post.
    Done

    2. How long do you plan on wigging it?
    Off and on for the next six months. Will probably do braids as my summer protective style and then rejoin in early fall.

    3. How will you take care of your hair while using the wig/phony pony?
    Every two weeks, I'll take down my wigs braids, shampoo, deep condition and moisturize and then rebraid. I will oil and remoisturize every other day or when I think it necessary. I'm also going to take Manetabolism daily (if I can remember).

    4. Natural, Relaxed, Texlaxed, Transitioning:
    Natural

    5. Current Hair Length:
    Last time, I checked the longest piece was at collar length. I currently have a sew-in but will check once I take it down.


    6. 2018 Hair Length Goal:
    Regrow my edges, some break off due to stress earlier in the year. Armpit length by the end of the year.

    7. Starting Photo
    I'll take one once I'll take down my weave
     
  15. IslandMummy

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    Pardon my French but HOLY :censored:

    Why didn’t I realise your hair was so perfecto?? :bouncy:
     
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  16. Chicoro

    Chicoro From Shea Butter Hater to Shea Butter Caker!

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    By the way, it was due to the Wig Challenge of 2017, to be continued by the Wig Challenge 2018, that I learned about how to LOOK and be Glamorous! For that, I am very, very, very thankful! My theme for 2018 is: Glamorously Beautiful!:gorgeous:

    Let's go, let's go! :click::clap:

    "Take a picture. I ain't got time to wait.
    Because Baby,
    I'm a Star!"
    Prince​
     
  17. Chicoro

    Chicoro From Shea Butter Hater to Shea Butter Caker!

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    I don't know about it being 'perfecto' but shea butter is giving it all kinds of magnificence. More importantly, I thank you for the wonderful and sweet compliment! I appreciate it @IslandMummy !
     
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    sarumoki Epicurean Empress

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    My goal for 2018 is to finally take the plunge into a frontal wig and hopefully I won't look crazy.
     
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    1. Like this post.
    Completed

    2. How long do you plan on wigging it?
    Until I achieve my goal of waist length

    3. How will you take care of your hair while using the wig/phony pony?
    *Keeping Hair plaited or cornrowed under wigs
    *Wearing swig caps
    *Moisturizing & sealing Daily
    *Deep Conditioning/Hot Oil Treatment weekly under steamer


    4. Natural, Relaxed, Texlaxed, Transitioning:
    Transitioning

    5. Current Hair Length:
    Neck Length

    6. 2018 Hair Length Goal:
    Waist length

    7. Starting Photo

    1CF2D69A-6BA3-4988-83B5-D0EADD732D19.jpeg
     
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    I’ve been thinking of trying this in 2018 possible joining
     
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    I might join this challenge. I need some major growth and retention.
     
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    I pulled out a gorgeous half wig from my stash and i'm so upset I don't know the name of her anymore. Plus the color is a dead match to my natural hair color folks out here really think all this hair is mine lol.
     
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    1. Like this post. ✔

    2. How long do you plan on wigging it? Most of the time. Probably 10 out of the next 12 months.

    3. How will you take care of your hair while using the wig/phony pony? Every 1.5-2 weeks, Wash, condition, steam, rollerset, twist. Moisturize (water then oil every 3-5 days). Special/extra care during cold weather.

    4. Natural, Relaxed, Texlaxed, Transitioning: Natural texture. A bit of color on my ends.

    5. Current Hair Length: Full armpit length. A few scraggly pieces are bra strap length.

    6. 2018 Hair Length Goal: I get stuck at a little below brastrap length. So I want to get past there. I have a short torso, so I want waist length.

    7. Starting Photo ✔ Here are pics from my most recent rollerset. I passed over my hair once with heat. It will probably be next Dec. before I do that again.
    20171226_150619.jpg
     
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    Done!
    2. How long do you plan on wigging it?
    I plan to wear wigs year round, with breaks here and there when I feel like it.

    3. How will you take care of your hair while using the wig/phony pony?
    Once per week: take down braids, wash and deep condition using my thermal conditioning cap. Braid my hair in cornrows or single plaits, using water and whipped shea butter. Oil scalp as needed. I intend to have a pretty laid back approach to my regimen since it's been working for me so far.
    EDIT: I forgot to add that I will flat iron and trim my ends every 4 months (or as needed) using my Split Ender.

    4. Natural, Relaxed, Texlaxed, Transitioning:
    Natural.

    5. Current Hair Length:
    Grazing BSL, I think.
    6. 2018 Hair Length Goal:
    Full WL babyyyyy
    7. Starting Photo
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    It is GORGEOUS, just like you.
     
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    I just ordered this wig for my trip. Can't wait until she gets here!
     
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    Chicoro From Shea Butter Hater to Shea Butter Caker!

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    Aww! Thank you so much! :kiss:
     
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    Chicoro From Shea Butter Hater to Shea Butter Caker!

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    At your destination, you are just going take everybody's man huh? The wig is too cute!
     
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    I'm interested. Motherhood has taken it's toll on my hair and my ability to care for it. I'm pretty new to wig life.

    Question: Does anyone trim their edge to blend baby hairs for their wigs better?





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    2. How long do you plan on wigging it? Not sure. Until I get tired or the wig wears out.

    3. How will you take care of your hair while using the wig/phony pony?
    No clue. Need to watch the attached videos.


    4. Natural, Relaxed, Texlaxed, Transitioning:
    Natural 11 years


    5. Current Hair Length:
    almost shoulder length wet.


    6. 2018 Hair Length Goal:
    Just healthier.


    7. Starting Photo
    Later
     
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    No, trim the wig itself to blend it with your natural hairline and gel helps with the rest.
     
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