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2022 - SL/APL Challenge

faithVA

Well-Known Member
Post the following to join in

What length are you now?

What is your goal for 2022 (SL or APL)?

What's your plan/regime to reach your goal?

How will you celebrate/reward yourself when you reach your goal?

Starting Pic (Post by 12/31/2021):

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Please check in 1x a month to help keep the thread active.


Plan to post your reveal pic by 12/30/2022. You can post earlier if you reach your goal any time in between.

Post as many hair pics as you like because you know we love pics :yep:


Important Picture Dates
December 31, 2021 Starting pic
April 2022 First length check update
August 2022 Second length check update
December 2022 Final Reveal
 

faithVA

Well-Known Member
What length are you now? EL

What is your goal for 2022 (SL or APL)? SL

What's your plan/regime to reach your goal?
---Refresh my hair weekly (shampoo, condition, style)
---Curly cut every 4 months
---Protein treatments with each color

How will you celebrate/reward yourself when you reach your goal?
---No idea

Starting Pic (Post by 12/31/2021):
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Alta Angel

Well-Known Member
What is my current length? Shoulder Length

What is my goal for 2022? APL

How do I plan to get there?
  • Mist hair with leave-in at least 4 days per week
  • Retwist every 6 weeks (Wash/diluted condish/steam)
  • Steam every 3 weeks?
  • Silk (real) bonnet/scarf with silk band to protect edges
  • May incorporate Wild Growth Oil or Chebe Fenugreek spray for hair growth
How will I celebrate?
I will buy something special for my hair...hair jewelry, scarf, hat

Starting Pic (December 2021)

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B_Phlyy

Pineapple Eating Unicorn
1/1/22 Intro

What length are you now?
SL

What is your goal for 2022 (SL or APL)?
APL

What's your plan/regime to reach your goal?
Low manipulation and protective styles
Minimal heat (will likely only do 1 pass a month for the colder months)
Shampoo and DC twice a week
Co wash as needed in between
Moisturizing using LOC method daily


How will you celebrate/reward yourself when you reach your goal?
Purchasing a new blouse to help track progress to BSB/BSL in 2023



Starting Pic
(left is freshly washed with shrinkage, right is fully blow dried and flat ironed)
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GettingKinky

Well-Known Member
I’m in.

  • My current wash n go is ear length.
  • My 2022 goal is a SL wash n go
  • My plan to get there is
    • to continue to wash weekly maybe 2x a week when I’m feeling up to it
    • Keep getting maintenance trims every 16 weeks​
  • I’m not sure how I will celebrate. Maybe balayage?
 

sunnieb

Well-Known Member
I'm here!

What length are you now? SL

What is your goal for 2022 (SL or APL)? APL

What's your plan/regime to reach your goal? Pretty much what I've learned since joining LHCF - Honey/EVOO dc weekly; Relax and trim every 8 weeks; Cowash 1-2x weekly; Bun daily (with occasional passes to wear it out); shampoo/dc weekly (protein dc every 3weeks); moisturize morning and night.

How will you celebrate/reward yourself when you reach your goal? New outfit including shoes, accessories, and hair jewelry

Starting Pics (Post by 12/31/2021):

Dug out my old length check shirt so hopefully my hair reaches the numbers by next December -

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Napp

Ms. Nobody
What length are you now? Full SL

What is your goal for 2022 (SL or APL)? Full APL

What's your plan/regime to reach your goal? Shampoo and DC every 2 months. Braids under a wig. Spritz daily, alternating with S-curl no drip activator and Aphogee keratin and green reconstuctor

How will you celebrate/reward yourself when you reach your goal? I'll buy some nice perfume oils.

Starting Pic (Post by 12/31/2021):
This pic is from September but it is my most current pic. I think my hair has grown a little since then. I will not be taking down my braids until February so there's that.

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ckisland

Well-Known Member
What length are you now?
Wash n'go is brushing between my nape and SL
What is your goal for 2022 (SL or APL)?

A full SL-CBL wash n'go
What's your plan/regime to reach your goal?
Imma keep doing what I've been doing!
Shampoo and DC once a week
Potentially cowash once a week in-between washes
Either style hair in a wash n'go or bun
How will you celebrate/reward yourself when you reach your goal?
I'll buy a fancy deep conditioner!
Starting Pic (Post by 12/31/2021):
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faithVA

Well-Known Member
I'm currently doing Lou's Hydration Challenge in the Wash and Go thread. I will track my status here as well. Will be nice to be able to look back and compare my wng over the year.

It's a 7 day hydration process and I'm currently on day 3.

Day 1...............................Day 2....................................Day 3
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Meritamen

Mermaiden
What length are you now?
I'm not sure where my hair is exactly. I think my hair is halfway between SL and APL.

What is your goal for 2022 (SL or APL)?
I think reaching APL is obtainable for me in 2022.

I hope to thicken up and grow out my hairline.

I hope the hair in the front of my head will reach my shoulders in a stretched state. Right now only my hair in the back reaches my shoulders but the hair in the front is chin length. I don't like how that looks. So I'm hoping that when all my hair reaches my shoulders it will look more full overall.

What's your plan/regime to reach your goal?
I keep my routine super simple because I don't have the energy for a ton of steps. Also I am my own worst enemy when it comes to retaining any length so in order to grow my hair out I need to keep my hands out of it.

Protective style
- Keep my hair in protective styles - twists or box braids
- Wash hair once a week (or more often if needed in protective style)
- Moisturize with water and a moisturizing cream
- Make regular appointment to get hair rebraided

In-between time
- Keep hair in braids or chunky twists
- Detangle and wash hair once a week (or more often if needed)
- Moisturize with water and a moisturizing cream
- Maybe seal hair with an oil or butter
- Retwist or rebraid

How will you celebrate/reward yourself when you reach your goal?
I'm not really sure.

Starting Pic (Post by 12/31/2021):
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faithVA

Well-Known Member
What length are you now?
I'm not sure where my hair is exactly. I think my hair is halfway between SL and APL.

What is your goal for 2022 (SL or APL)?
I think reaching APL is obtainable for me in 2022.

I hope to thicken up and grow out my hairline.

I hope the hair in the front of my head will reach my shoulders in a stretched state. Right now only my hair in the back reaches my shoulders but the hair in the front is chin length. I don't like how that looks. So I'm hoping that when all my hair reaches my shoulders it will look more full overall.

What's your plan/regime to reach your goal?
I keep my routine super simple because I don't have the energy for a ton of steps. Also I am my own worst enemy when it comes to retaining any length so in order to grow my hair out I need to keep my hands out of it.

Protective style
- Keep my hair in protective styles - twists or box braids
- Wash hair once a week (or more often if needed in protective style)
- Moisturize with water and a moisturizing cream
- Make regular appointment to get hair rebraided

In-between time
- Keep hair in braids or chunky twists
- Detangle and wash hair once a week (or more often if needed)
- Moisturize with water and a moisturizing cream
- Maybe seal hair with an oil or butter
- Retwist or rebraid

How will you celebrate/reward yourself when you reach your goal?
I'm not really sure.

Starting Pic (Post by 12/31/2021):
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Welcome to the challenge. The hair you are pulling in your starting pic is already APL. Not sure about the rest of your hair.

You are welcome to stay but you may want to join the BSL challenge if they have one.
 

Meritamen

Mermaiden
Welcome to the challenge. The hair you are pulling in your starting pic is already APL. Not sure about the rest of your hair.

You are welcome to stay but you may want to join the BSL challenge if they have one.
Thank you. I can't really tell where APL is on me but I'll claim it. Doesn't look like there is a BSL specific challenge this year and I want to grow more of my hair to this length because I think I will need to do a trim soon.
 

Napp

Ms. Nobody
I am in it to win it!:cup:

I have a crazy idea that I can get to APL by April-June of this year. I measured my new growth and have one inch after a month. I'm shocked! I don't know if I measured right though since my hair is in cornrows. If that's the case that means I am growing at 1 inch per month. So If in the next 3 months I can grow and retain 3 inches I might get to APL sooner than I thought!

It all sounds like a pipe dream though. My hair usually grows at .5 inch a month but I have been consistently taking Viviscal supplements for almost a year now. I think they make my hair grow faster but I could never retain length. So with my cornrows and wig regimen I am going to see if I can retain all of my length.
 

sunnieb

Well-Known Member
We are a small crew in here but all the right people are here. Are you ladies ready to do this thing in 2022?
Small, but mighty!

I'm ready to hit APL and beyond. Thank you for starting this challenge. Yes, back in the day our challenges were large and jumpin', but good to see we're still here!

I actually put reminders on my calendar for our check ins and I've created my 2022 albums in Fotki. I'm so old school! :lol:
 

SpiritJunkie

Well-Known Member
What length are you now?
  • Front chin
  • b
What is your goal for 2022 (SL or APL)?
  • APL
What's your plan/regime to reach your
goal?
  • using OLAPLEX products
  • weekly washes
  • bi-weekly conditioning
  • braids
  • perhaps an install
How will you celebrate/reward yourself when you reach your goal?
  • not sure

Starting Pic (Post by 12/31/2021):

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Please check in 1x a month to help keep the thread active.


Plan to post your reveal pic by 12/30/2022. You can post earlier if you reach your goal any time in between.

Post as many hair pics as you like because you know we love pics :yep:


Important Picture Dates
December 31, 2021 Starting pic
April 2022 First length check update
August 2022 Second length check update
December 2022 Final Reveal

***UPdated length**
 

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secretdiamond

Well-Known Member
I'll join! Praying for no setbacks and hope I make it! :pray:

What length are you now?
  • Neck length, approaching shoulder length?

What is your goal for 2022 (SL or APL)?
  • Blunt cut/Less layers, Full SL (front & back)
    or
  • Same layers, front shoulder length & the back to be APL

What's your plan/regime to reach your goal?
  • Relaxing every 5-7 months (aim for 6)
  • Continue protective styling, protein treatments, taking care of my scalp.
  • Also, regular trims, while trying not to be too scissor happy, so I can see growth.

How will you celebrate/reward yourself when you reach your goal?

  • Wear my hair out more; finally enjoy it

Starting Pic:

Didn't take pics when I straightened & trimmed last week, so I'll have to use my old pic from Sept 2021 (ignore the dirty mirror)



Important Picture Dates
April 2022 First length check update
August 2022 Second length check update
December 2022 Final Reveal
 

Napp

Ms. Nobody
I'm tempted to take down one braid and see my length but I am going to leave my hair alone because I don't want to deal with the hassle of rebraiding it LOL I'm so excited to do a rollerset in April I bought all my supplies today so I can be ready. A bit pre emptive but I'm really and excited to see my length when its straight and all down. Hopefully I'll be closer to APL by then! I hope that getting the supplies so early wont make me want to straighten early though!
 

faithVA

Well-Known Member
I'm tempted to take down one braid and see my length but I am going to leave my hair alone because I don't want to deal with the hassle of rebraiding it LOL I'm so excited to do a rollerset in April I bought all my supplies today so I can be ready. A bit pre emptive but I'm really and excited to see my length when its straight and all down. Hopefully I'll be closer to APL by then! I hope that getting the supplies so early wont make me want to straighten early though!
Keep to your plan. It will give you time to love and pamper your hair between now and then. Not sure where you are but the weather will also be nicer and allow your rollerset to last longer. And you will have that many more inches to drool over. It will be worth the wait.
 

gforceroy

Well-Known Member
I would like to join
I have a picture from December when I got my hair straightened for the first time in over 2 years.

What length are you now?
Currently I am SL (Dec 2021)

What is your goal for 2022 (SL or APL)?
APL by Dec 2022

Plus my hair is very fine and thin so thicker would be nice

What's your plan/regime to reach your goal?
Keep my hair in some sort of twists (flat twists, individual twists etc) or buns | I have been getting my hair braided for over a year and I have breakage so maybe my hair is to delicate for braids lol.
MOISTURIZE 2X a week.
Shampoo and DC every 2/3 weeks
Might get a weave over the summer for 3/4 months then back to twists.

How will you celebrate/reward yourself when you reach your goal?
Not sure but I will probably straighten again at the end of the year to see the length again and hopefully I am at APL then.


Starting Pic (Post by 12/31/2021):
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sunnieb

Well-Known Member
Looking forward to warmer weather! Still undecided if I will protective style all year. I need to use up my gels!
I've decided to protective style most of the time, but I'll enjoy my hair often. That way I won't get bored and I get to see my hair out sometimes.

I do have a drawer full of every kind and color of headband so I dress up my buns a bit. Especially doing so many zoom meetings at work. I match my headband to my outfits all while my hair is pulled back in a moisturized bun.
 

Napp

Ms. Nobody
I tried doing a modified version of the LOC method to moisturize.(Liquid, Cream, Oil/Butter) I will see how it turns out tomorrow. I'm trying to see how I can moisturize less often and have some more longevity of my cornrows.
 
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