WELCOME TO THE 2019 & BEYOND DELIGHTFULLY DELICIOUS DEEP CONDITIONING CHALLENGE!! This challenge was started because we sometimes get a little lazy and don't want to do all that's necessary for our hair to grow faster, retain more length, and become healthier, stronger, and more manageable, so the challenge helps us to encourage each other to remain consistent and persistent. This challenge is for everyone - natural, texlaxed, texturized, relaxed, and transitioning - and will last from January 1st 2018 to December 31st, 2018. You can start whenever you like. Here is what you will need for this challenge: 1. Simplicity is still key in this challenge. 2. Deep conditioning is required a minimum of once per week, be it on wet or dry hair. If you are wearing braids or weaves, once every 10-14 days would suffice. 3. Shampooing more than once a week is not required. 4. You may deep condition with heat (steam/conditioning heat caps, bonnet dryers, or hot towels and plastic cap - Samanthajones Technique) for at least 30 minutes to an hour using the deep conditioner of your choice. 5. And/or you may deep condition without heat wearing a plastic cap from a couple of hours to overnight if you dare - and wash out the following morning. 6. Please check in at least once a week to update the team on how it's going for you. Also, it would be helpful if we know what you are using as your deep conditioners of choice. This helps to inform the newbies in that we'll know if they are using the correct conditioners for their hair in an effort to avoid protein/moisture overload. 7. Let us know what kind of results you are getting from a conditioner as well, whether you liked it or not and why. 8. Please post your starting progress pic at the beginning of the challenge, and the last one will be required byDecember 27th-31st, 2018 when the challenge will end. LADIES, I NEED A LIST OF THE GREAT CONDITIONERS YOU ARE USING SO I CAN LIST THEM HERE. SOME EXAMPLES OF DEEP CONDITIONERS THAT CAN BE USED ARE: 22nd Century Deep Conditioner Affirm 5 in 1 Reconstructor (mild protein) Alikay Naturals Honey and Sage Deep Conditioner Alter Ego Energizing and Rebalancing Cream Alter Ego Garlic Treatment Oil Conditioner (great for shedding) Alter Ego Nourishing Rebalancing Conditioner Annabelle's Moisturizing Conditioner Annabelle's Perfect Blends Ayurvedic Mud Mask Annabelle's Perfect Blends Blueberry Cheesecake Moisturizing Deep Conditioner Annabelle's Perfect Blends Buriti Moringa Hair Mask Annabelle's Perfect Blends Green Tea Milk & Honey Moisturizing Mask Annabelle's Perfect Blends Hibiscus & Pomegranate Moisturizing Deep Conditioner Annabelle's Perfect Blends Marula & Honey Moisturizing Conditioner Annabelle's Perfect Blends Not Easily Broken Herbal Conditioner - strengthening/moisturizing Annabelle's Perfect Blends Pumpkin Seed Moisturizing Mask (moisturizing, protein-free) Annabelle's Perfect Blends Red Raspberry & Mint Hair Mask Annabelle's Perfect Blends Ultra Conditioning Souffle (moisturizing, protein-free) Aphogee Curlific Texture Treatment (protein) Aphogee Keratin 2 Minute Reconstructor (mild protein) As I Am Hydration Elation Intensive Conditioner (moisturizing, protein-free) Aubrey Organic Honeysuckle Rose Conditioner Aubrey Organics GPB Balancing Conditioner (mild protein) Aubrey Organics Green Algae Hair Rescue Conditioning Mask (protein) Aubrey Organis Isand naturals Conditioner Aveda Damage Remedy Intensive Restructuring Treatment Bask & Bloom Brahmi Root Hair Masque Bekura Cocao Bark Bekura Vanilla Whiskey Bekura YAM Nectar Bel Nouvo Creamy Castor Deep Conditioner Biolage FortetherapieCera-Repair Treatment (both at-home and professional) Biolage Hydratherapie Cera-Repair treatment (both at-home and professional) Biolage Hydrating and Ultra Hydrating Conditioning Balm Camille Rose Naturals Algae Renew Deep Conditioner Camille Rose Naturals Coconut Water Penetrating Hair Treatment (moisturizing, protein-free) Carols Daughter Black Vanilla Smoothie Creme Of Nature Conditioning Reconstructor (mild protein) Creme Of Nature Nourishing Conditioner Curl Junkie Curl Rehab (moisturizing, protein-free) Curls Dynasty Pumpkin Mint Deep Treatment Masque Curl Origin Coconut Kukui Double Moisture Overnight Mask Darcy's Botanicals Moisturizing Deep Conditioner Darcy's Botanicals Pumpkin Deep Conditioner Dudley's DRC 28 Protein Treatment Eden Bodyworks Jojoba Monoi All Natural Deep Conditioner (moisturizing, protein-free) Elucence Extended Moisture Repair Treatment (mild protein) Elucence Moisture Balancing Conditioner Federic Fekai Hair Mask with Shea Butter Garnier Avocado Mask Garnier Damage Erasing Butter Garnier Whole Blends Honey Treasure mask GVP Conditioning Balm (from Sally's) Hairveda Acaiberry Phytokeratin Restorative Conditioner Hairveda Sitrinillah Deep Conditioning Mask (moisturizing, protein-free) ICON Inner Home Moisture Mask J/A/S/O/N/ Sea Kelp Conditioner Jakeala Ginger Mustard Seed (Dope) Deep Conditioner Jakeala Hibiscus Flaxseed Marshmallow Conditioner Jakeala Honey Rhassoul Hair Mask Jakeala Matcha Green Tea Avocado Hair Mask Jason Natural Thin to Thick hair & Scalp Therapy Extra Volume Conditioner Joico K Pak Deep Penetrating Reconstructor (protein) Joico K Pak Intensive Hydrator Conditioner Joico Moisture Recovery Treatment Balm Kenra Moisturizing Conditioner Kenra Platinum Shea Butter Reconstructor (protein) Kera Minerals Smoothing Deep Conditioner Keracare Humecto (in the tub) Kerastase Chroma Riche Masque Kerastase Cristalliste Masque Kerastase Densifique Masque Densite Kerastase Discipline Maskeratine Kerastase Nutritive Masquintense Kerastase Nutritive Oleo Relax Masque Kerastase Resistance Therapiste Masque Kindred Butters Avocado Moss Deep Conditioner Kindred Butters Joe Joe Conditioner (moisturizing, protein-free) Kindred Butters Mango and Pumpkin Seed Deep Conditioner (moisturizing, protein-free) Kinky-Curly Stellar Strands Deep Conditioner KJ Naturals Neapolitan Hair Growth Conditioner KJ Naturals Rosemary Coconut Conditioner Komaza Care Protein Hair Strengthener LeKair Cholesterol (mild protein) L'oreal Nature's Therapy Mega Moisture Conditioner L'oreal Total Repair 5 Damage Erasing Balm L'oreal Total Repair Extreme Emergency Recovery Mask Lustrasilk Shea Butter Cholesterol Plus Mango Macadamia Natural Oil Deep Repair Masque Mielle Organics Babassu Oil and Mint Deep Conditioner Miss Key 10 in 1 Conditioner Mixed Chicks Detangling Deep Conditioner (moisturizing, protein-free) Mizani Fulfyl Conditioning Treatment (mild protein) Mizani Microfusion Conditioner Mizani Moisturefuse Mizani Thermasmooth MOP C-System Conditioner Moroccanoil Intense Hydrating Mask Moroccanoil Restorative Hair Mask My Honey Child Honey Hair Mask My Honey Child Olive You Deep Conditioner Nature's Gate Biotin Strengthening Conditioner NaturelleGrow Bamboo & Silk - strengthening NaturelleGrow Grow Thick - moisturizing/strengthening NaturelleGrow Herbal Blends DC - moisturizing/strengthening NaturelleGrow Intense Deep Conditioner NaturelleGrow Mango & Coconut DC - moisturizing NaturelleGrow Marshmallow Root, Slippery Elm Bark, & Cinnamon Deep Conditioner (moisturizing, protein-free) NaturelleGrow Natural Aloe & Avocado - strengthening NaturelleGrow Sweet Greens Deep Conditioner - moisturizing/strengthening NaturelleGrow Vanilla Fig - moisturizing Nexxus Emergencee (mild to moderate protein) Nexxus Humectress Ultimate Moisturizing Conditioner Nioxin Intensive Therapy Weightless Reconstructive Masque (mild to moderate protein) Nioxin Scalp Therapy #3 for fine chemically enhanced hair (mild to moderate protein) NuNaat Keratin Conditioner (protein) Nutrogena Triple Moisture Treatment Obia Naturals Babassu Deep Conditioner (moisturizing, protein-free) Ojon Ultra Hydrating Conditioner Organic Root Stimulator Hair Mayonnaise Organics Hair Mayonnaise Treatment for Damaged Hair (mild protein) ORS Replenishing Pak (mild protein/moisturizing) Pantene Relaxed & Natural Breakage Defense Hair Conditioning Mask Pantene Restoratives Time Renewal Replenishing Mask Phytojojoba Mask Queen Helene Cholesterol Redken All Soft Heavy Cream Rene Furtere Karite Intense Nourishing Mask (mild protein) Salerm 21 Wheat Germ Mask Shapely's Mane N Tail Shea Moisture JBCO Strengthen, Grow & Restore Treatment Masque Shea Moisture Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Intensive Hydration Masque Shea Moisture Superfruit Complex 10-in-1 Renewal System Masque Shea Moisture Yucca & Baobab Anti-Breakage Strengthening Masque Shecentit Riche Moisture Masque Shescentit Curl Moist Conditioner (moisturizing, protein-free) Shescentit Okra Reconstructor (mild protein) Silicon Mix Conditioner Silk Dreams Avocado Pudding Silky Conditioning Cream Silk Dreams Chocolate Bliss Conditioner Silk Dreams Razzberry Coconut Affair Silk Dreams Vanilla Silk Moisture Dream Silk Elements Megasilk Moisturizing Treatment Soultanicals Afrotastic Curl Elastic TGIN Honey Miracle Hair Mask The Mane Choice Green Tea and Carrot Deep Conditioner Tresemme Natural Conditioner True by Made Beautiful Intense Treatment Masque Ultra Black Hair Deep Conditioner (by Cathy Howse) Ultra Sheen Duo Tex Protein Conditioner Those who want to join, please like this post, post in this thread. Let us know: How long do you plan to be in the challenge? How often will you DC? What DCs will you use (top 5-10 if you can't list them all)? What's your hair profile (relaxed/natural, porosity, strand size, etc)? What goals do you hope regular DCs will help you achieve? Starting photo: Remember to always have fun!!! Let’s GROW!!!!!!