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  1. faithVA

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    Welcome to APL 2018. Everyone is welcome. Feel free to join us even if you don't think you will make APL in 2018. :welcome::welcome4:


    Post the following to join

    What length are you now?

    What's your regimen?

    What do you need to do/change to reach APL?

    Goal areas: back, front, sides, crowns if already APL in a section/sections

    What month would you like to reach your goal?

    Post your starting pic.
    ***If you have a section/sections already APL, post a pic of the areas NOT APL***


    The challenge will officially start on January 1st, 2018 and end December 31st, 2018.

    Check in at least 1x a month to let us know you are on track and to support everyone else. Let's do what we can to keep this thread lively.

    Pictures
    Starting Pic:
    Post by 12/31/2017 of the area that is NOT APL.
    Grand Reveal: Post by 12/21/2018. Earlier if you reach APL during the year.
    During the Year: Post pics of your goal areas so we can follow your progress.

    Length Updates
    April 2018
    August 2018
    December 2018 : Grand Reveal


    Post as many hair pics as you like because you know we love pics :yep:
     
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2017
  2. faithVA

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    4. Miss617
    5. Evallusion
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  3. apple_natural

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    I"M IN!

    What length are you now?
    SL

    What's your regimen?
    Currently.. none

    What's do you need to do/change to reach APL?
    ACV rinse and dc once a week
    LOC with glycerin spray and shea butter mix
    satin bonnet at night
    Straighten and clip ends twice a year
    vitamins, exercise, nutrients, water
    NO hair styles that last longer than a week (besides braids for 3 weeks)
    No wigs.. this is because i neglect my hair under wigs
    Braid/bun styles all year

    Goal areas: back, front, sides, crowns.
    my goal is full APL

    What month would you like to reach your goal?
    it would be really nice to be fully APL by August!! my back up goal is December

    Post your starting pic of areas NOT APL.
    Posted in my photo album
     
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  4. faithVA

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    What length are you now? SL

    What's your regimen?
    --Use the Mane Choice Egyptian and Easy on the Curl Lines
    --Shampoo, cowash or water rinse at least once a week and shampoo at least once a month.
    --Some form of LOC and keep my hair in some type of protective style probably twist.
    --Vitamins and Magnesium Daily
    --Back to exercising 3 days a week
    --Increase my vegetable intake

    What do you need to do/change to reach APL?
    --I need to increase my shampoo, cowash or water rinse to every 4 days versus once a week. I need to keep doing what I have been doing for 2017 and improve my ends.

    Goal areas: The back. My sides and front won't make it to APL until 2019

    What month would you like to reach your goal? September

    Post your starting pic.
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    Last edited: Dec 18, 2017
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  8. Cattypus1

    Cattypus1 That's not how any of this works...

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    What length are you now?
    Neck length?

    What's your regimen?
    Shampoo once a week with Nexxus Therappe and condition with Nexxus Humectress. I’m adding Neutrogena anti-residue formula every other week or when my hair feels coated.

    Every two weeks I use Nexxus Polymedic Emergency Reconstructor, followed by KeraCare Humecto Creme Conditioner.

    I relax every 8-9 weeks with Linange lye relaxer followed by the reconstructor and HCC.

    I only trim when I have to...not often. I think this is what has held me back in years past...the need for blunt ends. I’m over it.

    Now that I can wear a bun, I sometimes cowash during the week and mostly keep it bunned up.

    What's do you need to do/change to reach APL?

    I really think I just need to keep doing what I’m doing.

    Goal areas: back, front, sides, crowns.

    All of it. :look:

    What month would you like to reach your goal?

    I’ll give myself until Dec.2018


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    FEB. 2017


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    OCT. 2017



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    NOV. 2017
     
  10. Miss617

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    What length are you now? Mostly shoulder length.

    What's your regimen? No real regimen. I wash weekly, maybe every week and a half, and generally twist or braid my hair.

    What's do you need to do/change to reach APL? Get my ends under control and be gentler and more patient with the styling process. I will continue to twist and braid and maybe bun. I have been blowdrying a lot more than usual (and now that my husband has bought me a darn near $90 blowdryer, I feel obligated to use it), but I will keep heat to a minimum.

    Goal areas: Everything, but mostly back and sides. The front of my hair is almost always shorter.

    What month would you like to reach your goal? By December because I don't know how fast my hair grows.

    Post your starting pic of areas NOT APL. I will return with starting pictures at the end of the month.

    This is from October after blowdrying and flat ironing.
     

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    I'm in!

    Getting my hair treated, trimmed and straightened on Tuesday Jan 16, 2018 so I'll be back with pictures and accurate stats.
     
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    What length are you now? SL

    What's your regimen?

    Currently (may change)

    Weekly- Pre-poo with Coconut Oil, Aloe, and Herbs; Cowash; Deep Condition (Steam); CP Tea Rinse; Leave-in Conditioner, Seal with CP Oil, Braid up and wear wig

    Monthly- Shampoo; Henna Gloss (Steam); Deep Condition (Steam); Leave-in Conditioner, Seal with CP Oil; roller set


    What do you need to do/change to reach APL? Consistency is key for me. No matter the products I use, I need to follow the regimen above. I will pay attention to my hair's behavior in order to maintain protein/moisture balance.

    Goal areas: Everywhere! My hair grows in phases (layers), so I know the back will reach APL first. The front will catch up in time.

    What month would you like to reach your goal? I expect the back to reach APL by August and the front to reach it by December of 2018.

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    I am in!

    What length are you now? CBL

    What's your regimen?
    Stretch relaxer 20 weeks
    Deep condition 1x a week.
    Protein 1x month.
    No heat
    Moisture and seal
    Bun at 8-10 weeks post relaxer
    Baby ends

    What do you need to do/change to reach APL?
    Stay the course
    No cutting

    Goal areas:
    Crown and nape

    What month would you like to reach your goal? June 2018!
     
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    Evallusion Yes, that's really me.

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    What length are you now?
    SL

    What's your regimen?
    Wash, Deep Condition and braid (under wigs) once a month. Weekly cowashes. Daily moisturizing.

    What do you need to do/change to reach APL?
    Stay consistent. Moisture moisture moisture! And gentle detangling.

    Goal areas:
    back and sides the rest should be achievable by 2019. So I'll be in this challenge twice. Yay for staying back, lol.

    What month would you like to reach your goal?

    Dec 2018; slow growers unite!

    Post your starting pic of areas NOT APL.

    Will be up by the 31st. I just did my hair. It's my birthday today!!!
     
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    I'm in.

    What length are you now? I'm claiming SL for the end of 2017 (not sure really, this is a tricky length. TWA)

    What's your regimen? Shampoo and deep condition on Sundays. co-wash mid week. Detangle every two months realistically. (I know me).

    ETA: I'm testing out Carefree Curl Gold underneath my whipped shea butter for retention


    What do you need to do/change to reach APL? Continuing with low/no manipulation is working for me.

    Goal areas: back, front, sides, crowns. Healthy all around head of hair

    What month would you like to reach your goal? December 2018

    Post your starting pic of areas NOT APL.
     

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    Evallusion Yes, that's really me.

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    Glad to see so many ladies joining. This might be bigger than 2017 :yay:
     
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    Evallusion Yes, that's really me.

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    Thank you ladies! I had a grown woman birthday. Basically, I went to work! By my next birthday, I'm hoping to be APL. Jesus be some retention!
     
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    What length are you now?
    Neck length /Shoulder length

    What's your regimen?
    Shampoo and deep condition once a week and wear hair blow dried down, now since its cold I been wearing a pulled back bun.

    What do you need to do/change to reach APL?
    Keep low manipulation hair styles, I choose bunning because I've had success previously.

    Goal areas: back, front, sides, crowns if already APL in a section/sections?
    My back hair usually grows faster than the side and front area, so I'll say back then sides will catch up.

    What month would you like to reach your goal?
    I would like to say September if I'm aggressive with it protecting my hair but I'll leave it at December 2018 for setbacks.

    Post your starting pic.
    ***If you have a section/sections already APL, post a pic of the areas NOT APL***


    The challenge will officially start on January 1st, 2018 and end December 31st, 2018.

    Check in at least 1x a month to let us know you are on track and to support everyone else. Let's do what we can to keep this thread lively.

    Pictures
    Starting Pic:
    Post by 12/31/2017 of the area that is NOT APL.
    Grand Reveal: Post by 12/21/2018. Earlier if you reach APL during the year.
    During the Year: Post pics of your goal areas so we can follow your progress.

    Length Updates
    April 2018
    August 2018
    December 2018 : Grand Reveal


    Post as many hair pics as you like because you know we love pics :yep:[/QUOTE]
     

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    I'm in! I'll post pics later.

    What length are you now?
    Neck length /Shoulder length

    What's your regimen?
    Currently (Dec. 2017), I'm using henna weekly. This includes a hot oil prepoo, clarify/shampoo, Napur Henna Gloss, VO5 Cowash, SM DC, Curlformer set to stretch, then style.

    What do you need to do/change to reach APL?
    Keep low manipulation hair styles, Henna weekly until January, then 2x per month. DC weekly, take vitamins and drink DE daily. Drink infused water all day. Exercise daily (when possible).

    Goal areas: back, front, sides, crowns if already APL in a section/sections?
    My front area, definitely. My back grows quickly. My goal is to grow my crown and entire front half of my hair to APL by the end of 2018. I'd also like to increase the thickness as much as I can.

    What month would you like to reach your goal?
    I would love to reach my goal by October... but I'll give myself until the end of December.

    Post your starting pic.
    ***If you have a section/sections already APL, post a pic of the areas NOT APL***


    The challenge will officially start on January 1st, 2018 and end December 31st, 2018.[​IMG]

    Check in at least 1x a month to let us know you are on track and to support everyone else. Let's do what we can to keep this thread lively.

    Pictures
    Starting Pic:
    Post by 12/31/2017 of the area that is NOT APL.
    Grand Reveal: Post by 12/21/2018. Earlier if you reach APL during the year.
    During the Year: Post pics of your goal areas so we can follow your progress.

    Length Updates
    April 2018
    August 2018
    December 2018 : Grand Reveal


    Post as many hair pics as you like because you know we love pics :yep:
     
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    1. What length are you now: Ear length
    2. What's your regimen: I pre-poo, shampoo, tea rinse, DC weekly; LOC method every night with a scalp massage; henna/indigo every 4-6 weeks; I rotate between wash n go styles and wearing wigs. I also drink bamboo tea and take HSN vitamins.
    3. What do you need to do/change to reach APL: I will continue with my current regimen, eat healthier, and exercise more. I'm going to try to consistently do the 7 day inversion method once a month to see if that will help. Anything else you would like to share: I hope to be SL by April 2018 and APL by December 2018.
    4. Goal areas: will come back with measurements.
    5. What month would you like to reach your goal: December 2018
     
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