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2020 & Beyond Delightfully Delicious Deep Conditioning Challenge

Jade Feria

Well-Known Member
WELCOME TO THE 2020 & BEYOND DELIGHTFULLY DELICIOUS DEEP CONDITIONING CHALLENGE!!
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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!!! :bouncy::dance7::circle:Let’s GROW!!!!!!
 
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Jade Feria

Well-Known Member
How long do you plan to be in the challenge? All year
How often will you DC? 1x per week, up to 2x per week in the winter
What DCs will you use (top 5-10 if you can't list them all)? I have about 60 containers in my stash. Top 5 are Annabelle's Perfect Blend Ultra Conditioning SoufflÏe, Naturelle Grow Marshmallow Root & Slippery Elm DC, Carol's Daughter Rhassoul Clay Mask, Mielle Organics Babassu Oil & Mint DC, and Curl Origin Coconut Kukui Double Moisture Overnight Mask. Also will be trying out some DCs from Kindred Butters, Sarenzo Beauty, J. Monique's, Shescentit, and the brands named in the top 5. I also make Ayurvedic glosses with my DCs.
What's your hair profile (relaxed/natural, porosity, strand size, etc)? Natural, 4a-ish/very coily, medium to low porosity, fine to medium strands
What goals do you hope regular DCs will help you achieve? Super hydration for better retention; stronger, thicker hair/strands
Starting photo: Sorry for blurriness.
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ETA: Wet hair with leave-in
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uofmpanther

4ab, lopo, fine, low-med density
How long do you plan to be in the challenge? All year
How often will you DC? 1x per week
What DCs will you use (top 5-10 if you can't list them all)? Mielle Organics Babassu Mint, Curl Junkie Repair Me, Jakeala hair masks (I have 3)
What's your hair profile (relaxed/natural, porosity, strand size, etc)? Natural, 4ab, fine strands, low porosity, low to medium density
What goals do you hope regular DCs will help you achieve? Length retention to reach waist length with healthy hair and more density.
Starting photo: will post later
 

wheezy807

Well-Known Member
I'm here for it!
How long do you plan to be in the challenge? All year round
How often will you DC? Once a week
What DCs will you use (top 5-10 if you can't list them all)? Various, mainly Shea Moisture
What's your hair profile (relaxed/natural, porosity, strand size,etc)? natural, 4a
What goals do you hope regular DCs will help you achieve? Retain moisture=length & healthier hair. I also hope to achieve thicker hair.
Starting photo: I'll post it next week, wash day.
 

naturalagain2

Well-Known Member
Add me please....

How long do you plan to be in the challenge? For the whole year of 2018


How often will you DC? 1x week

What DCs will you use (top 5-10 if you can't list them all)? My main boo will be Keracare Humecto and Keracare Dry & Itchy Scalp Conditioner. I plan to try out others 1 at a time though just for variety. I also will be adding Ayurvedic herbs as least once a month to my DC's. I will challenge myself to sit under the dryer for 30 - 40 mins to see if heat will make a difference overtime.

What's your hair profile (relaxed/natural, porosity, strand size, etc)? Natural, Fine hair with Normal Porosity

What goals do you hope regular DCs will help you achieve? I want to keep my hair soft, manageable, moisturized and strong hair so I can retain as much length as possible.

Starting photo: Hair Dec 2017.jpgHair (2) Dec 2017.jpg
 
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Jade Feria

Well-Known Member
I dc'ed last night, overnight under a plastic cap, with TGIN Honey Miracle Hair Mask. My hair was like butter this morning when i rinsed it out.:love: I think i have found a new staple...i know, I'm late to the party lol.
You and I both, I just started using it myself lol. I mixed it in a gloss though; so far I haven't used it alone. Hmmm, I might do that today.
 

GGsKin

Well-Known Member
I'm in for 2018.

How long do you plan to be in the challenge?
All of 2018.

How often will you DC?
At least once a week. I need to regain consistency with my washes.

What DCs will you use (top 5-10 if you can't list them all)?
Tried and trues: APB UCS, APB PMM, Mielle Organics, Mill Creek Botanical's Jojoba, Aphogee Two Step, Clay with Silk Amino Acids.

What's your hair profile (relaxed/natural, porosity, strand size, etc)?

Natural, fine-medium strands, low-normal porosity.

What goals do you hope regular DCs will help you achieve?
Better elasticity with moisture/ protein balance. Longer, healthy hair.

Starting photo: will update.
 

Rozlewis

Well-Known Member
Hello - I'm in for 2018.

How long do you plan to be in the challenge?
All of 2018.

How often will you DC?
1 -2 times weekly

What DCs will you use (top 5-10 if you can't list them all)?
Silk Dreams Vanilla Silk Cream Moisture Dream, APB UCS, Mielle Organics, Mane Chrise, Naturelle Grow, Komaza Care

What's your hair profile (relaxed/natural, porosity, strand size, etc)?

Texlaxed, high to normal porosity, medium strands

What goals do you hope regular DCs will help you achieve?
Healthier hair

Starting photo: Will update with a picture after I trim my ends.
 

NappyNelle

Kinky Coily 4A, Fine Strands, WSL
I'm in again!

How long do you plan to be in the challenge?


How often will you DC?

Every week or biweekly.

What DCs will you use (top 5-10 if you can't list them all)?
Giovanni Smooth as Silk Deeper Moisture
JOICO K- Pak Reconstruct Conditioner
JOICO K-Pak Deep Penetrating Constructor
JOICO Moisture Recovery Treatment Balm

What's your hair profile (relaxed/natural, porosity, strand size, etc)?
Natural, WSL, fine strands, normal porosity

What goals do you hope regular DCs will help you achieve?
Healthy, strong, shiny hair
 

NaturallyATLPCH

Well-Known Member
I am in for 2018.

How long do you plan to be in the challenge?
All of 2018.

How often will you DC?
At least once a week.

What DCs will you use (top 5-10 if you can't list them all)?
APB Not Easily Broken DC, SSI Restore and Repair Mask, APB Bamboo and Algae DC (main ones)
I do have others I will be using to use up my stash:
Curl Junkie Deep Fix
Bekura Babassu Conditioner Drench
SSI Pomegranate Pear Restorative Mask
MC Green Tea and Carrot Mask to name a few

What's your hair profile (relaxed/natural, porosity, strand size, etc)?

Natural, fine strands, medium density, medium-low porosity

What goals do you hope regular DCs will help you achieve?
Healthy hair

Starting photo: I will post but I am not trying to grow out my hair.
 
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Shay72

Natural, 4A
I'm in. I'll try to stay the entire year :look:

How long do you plan to be in the challenge?
All of 2018

How often will you DC?

At least once per week

What DCs will you use (top 5-10 if you can't list them all)?
J Monique's Wheat Grass & Spinach
J Monique's Burdock Root & Nettle
J Monique's Hibiscus & Broccoli
J Monique's Irish Moss & Cocoa
J Monique's Triple Seaweed

What's your hair profile (relaxed/natural, porosity, strand size, etc)?

Natural, fine, 4a, low porosity

What goals do you hope regular DCs will help you achieve?
Balance of moisture and strength
 

Froreal3

haulin hard in the paint
How long do you plan to be in the challenge?
All of 2018

How often will you DC?

1x per week

What DCs will you use (top 5-10 if you can't list them all)?
Joico Moisture Recovery Balm
APB Not Easily Broken
APB Keratin

What's your hair profile (relaxed/natural, porosity, strand size, etc)?

Natural, fine, 4b, on the higher porosity side

What goals do you hope regular DCs will help you achieve?
Moisture with a good amount of strength to aid in length retention.
 

fifigirl

Well-Known Member
How long do you plan to be in the challenge? All year

How often will you DC? 2-3x a week

What DCs will you use (top 5-10 if you can't list them all)? Manechoice easy on the curls detangling hydration conditioner, Giovanni Smooth as silk conditioner, Aphogee 2 minute conditioner, ORS replenishing deep conditioner and any other conditions i feel like trying

What's your hair profile (relaxed/natural, porosity, strand size, etc)?Texlaxed

What goals do you hope regular DCs will help you achieve? Length retention, Moisture balance, healthy hair and ends

Starting photo: will add a picture shortly
 

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NappyNelle

Kinky Coily 4A, Fine Strands, WSL
Should we start posting here, too?

Pre-Poo: Vatika, NW21 and Castor oil
Pre-Poo 2: Cantu ACV Root Rinse
Shampoo: Giovanni Smooth as Silk Deeper Moisture
Protein: JOICO K-Pak Deep Penetrating Reconstructor (under the heat cap)
Moisture: Giovanni Smooth as Silk Deeper Moisture (under the heat cap)

Merry Christmas :holiday:
 

NCHairDiva

WAIST LENGTH 2019
Screenshot_20171227-224907.jpg Im ready!
I will deep condition every 2 weeks or with take down of my protective style.
I use Giovanni and Mixed Chicks Deep Conditioner....(looking for other great products)
I DC with my heating cap every time.
I may try to DC in my protective style when I can...
I will do this for the entire year of 2018
DC every 2 weeks
I am 100% natural
Im hoping to retain more length and have better moisture control in 2018
 
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Jade Feria

Well-Known Member
Should we start posting here, too?

Pre-Poo: Vatika, NW21 and Castor oil
Pre-Poo 2: Cantu ACV Root Rinse
Shampoo: Giovanni Smooth as Silk Deeper Moisture
Protein: JOICO K-Pak Deep Penetrating Reconstructor (under the heat cap)
Moisture: Giovanni Smooth as Silk Deeper Moisture (under the heat cap)

Merry Christmas :holiday:
Yes, I'll just continue from this challenge from this point forward.
 

GGsKin

Well-Known Member
It had been a couple of weeks since wash day, so I started my wash on Friday with a scalp dermabrasion treatment, followed by a protein DC with Nexxus Polymedic Emergency Reconstructor. I liked how this snotty bit of goodness felt on my hair. As I rubbed it in, coils and squiggles were reappearing. Left on for 30mins, my hair felt springy upon rinsing.

I topped a kalpi tone rinse with moisture DC; Alikay Avocado Cream on left and APB UCS on right, all topped with coconut oil (on roots) and castor oil (roots and ends).

I've styled my hair up but I'm still waiting for it to fully dry before making my assessment.
 

IDareT'sHair

PJ Rehabilitation Center
@AbsyBlvd
Please "mention me" when you do your final assessment. I would like to hear more about Alikay's Avocado. I've had it in my stash for a minute but never used it.:look:

Was tempted to get a b/up during the Sales but didn't. I don't know if its the color or what, but for some reason, I keep skipping past it for other DC'ers.:eek:
 

GGsKin

Well-Known Member
@AbsyBlvd
Please "mention me" when you do your final assessment. I would like to hear more about Alikay's Avocado. I've had it in my stash for a minute but never used it.:look:

Was tempted to get a b/up during the Sales but didn't. I don't know if its the color or what, but for some reason, I keep skipping past it for other DC'ers.:eek:
@IDareT'sHair That colour had me like:eek: when I opened it. It is reeally green isn't it? I've been meaning to try it for some time (and that honey and sage one).

The Avocado has much less slip than UCS but still had my hair feeling soft upon application. It seemed to penetrate well. On initial inspection after rinsing, the Alikay side looked more elongated but felt as soft as the UCS side (wet). I don't think I like the scent (minty/eucalyptusy/herby). It isn't bad or strong but I know I'm spoiled with APB's scented delights.

...but there's a lot of green.
 

IDareT'sHair

PJ Rehabilitation Center
@AbsyBlvd
That Green got me like:peek:

Awww I thought it was gone smell fruity or something.:angry2: Thanks for the Heads-Up.

I really like the Honey & Sage even though it's a weird baby poop color:barf: but it works great.
I have that too.

Agreed about APB's Scents!:2inlove:
 

kxlot79

Kitchen Mixtress
How long do you plan to be in the challenge? At least through til Jan 2019, longer if I find it helpful
How often will you DC? Weekly minimum, sometimes twice a week
What DCs will you use (top 5-10 if you can't list them all)? I’m trying to restrain myself from buying more DCs til I use these up (which I will be actively doing) 1. SM manuka Honey DC
2. Eden BW Jojoba Monoi DC 3. Naturelle Majestic Oil Hydrating Repair 4. Theorie Green Tea Mask 5. Ouidad Omega 3 Replenishing Rx
What's your hair profile (relaxed/natural, porosity, strand size, etc)? Natural- Type 4, normal porosity, fine strands, O-shaped coils, high density and high shrinkage, pretty uniform pattern/density/strands across my head.
What goals do you hope regular DCs will help you achieve? Longer, healthier, more manageable hair
Starting photo:
Starting photo doesn’t want to be added after posting (edited in) so I’ll just do a comparison update post at my next length check
 
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