Apl 2018

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  1. Rocky91

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    I can actually! I have a photo of my last check. I have to wait until lunch break or when I get home later tonight
     
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    shawnyblazes Bette Davis Eyes

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    Im slightly over my hair.

    When I took my last crochet down, I cut a braid of my own hair. Not sure if I updated in this thread. Its on a slant and in the very front. I was so close to cutting all my hair off. The very front of my hair is fine and extra fragile. For the life of me I cant figure out how to grow it out and maintain it. It will break and, grow. Repeat and rinse. Cycle after cycle.

    The only thing that doesn't bother me is getting kinky twists religiously. Which in 2019, I might have to go down that route and just do the best I can.

    I want to go get it braided up but I think that spot is a good 2 inches long now. I'll have a length check soon. Might be before Friday, because I have an event at work and I'm trying to get my hair done prior to that.

    That will be my official end of the year check.


    someone pour some product out for my hair :oops:
     
  4. growbaby

    growbaby Well-Known Member

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    The bottom half is for sure reaching APL.. I took some quick pull test pics yesterday, not official official length check but enough to see I will definitely claim graduation from this challenge lol.. I’ll post final length check pics in dec.
     

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  5. growbaby

    growbaby Well-Known Member

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    You ever try using JBCO for the front?
     
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  6. shawnyblazes

    shawnyblazes Bette Davis Eyes

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    LOL. I use just about everythang good and natural on this head.

    Xcel/JBCO are great for me. Its just super fragile there. Its the first line of breakage for me. I had to do some thinking and I realized when its stretched and braided , its fine. I just have to keep it up. When my hair is super moisturized and curly, that's when it tangles and breaks upon itself. @growbaby
     
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    I’m so sorry, having super moisturized hair is the goal, I can’t imagine that being the reason for breakage. At least you know your hair and can continue to work towards a solution.
     
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  8. shawnyblazes

    shawnyblazes Bette Davis Eyes

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    Yup. I'm not wearing washngos anymore because of it. I knew years ago it wasn't the best style for my hair because it curls up so much that eventually the curls web to each other and I'd literally have to wet my hair every day to keep the curls from tangling. Beautiful curls and lush but not so good for retaining hair after while.
    Ah well, Im not complaining, just whining.

    I can grow hair , some folks cant. I'm thankful for whats on my head.
     
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  9. Cattypus1

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

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    Well ladies...I’m loced up so I won’t be making APL anytime soon. Good luck...(bows out of thread) gotta go check the loc threads.
     
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  10. faithVA

    faithVA Well-Known Member

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    It looks beautiful and I can see your longest layer is getting really close to apl.
     
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    faithVA Well-Known Member

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    Looking forward to. You never know. You can get 1/4 to 1/2 inch in 3 weeks depending on your growth.
     
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    faithVA Well-Known Member

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    Show us that beautiful hair.
     
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    faithVA Well-Known Member

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    Enjoy your locs
     
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    faithVA Well-Known Member

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    Ok we will wait.
     
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    faithVA Well-Known Member

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    :bighug: Go ahead and braid it up.
     
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    Congratulations. It looks fantastic.
     
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    faithVA Well-Known Member

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    I'm preparing my hair early for my flat iron next month. I'm using the aphoghee amino acid treatment and then in will use the aphoghee 2 step protein. I will do a henna/amla tomorrow.

    I'm not sure when I will actually straighten my hair.
     
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  18. B_Phlyy

    B_Phlyy Overdressed and Always On Time

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    If I can figure out how to post pics, I'll do an ed of year length check.
     
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    ItsMeLilLucky Aka Giveme D’Monee

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    Upload to Imgflip, create a meme, upload a pic, generate meme, then copy the url (if you’re on your phone you can probably long press the pic and the option should pop up), and then come here and click the mountain and paste it.
     
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    ItsMeLilLucky Aka Giveme D’Monee

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    For the visual people like myself lol



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    faithVA Well-Known Member

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    Crop your pictures as much as possible and resize them to be smaller if you can. The main issue with posting pictures is they are too large.
     
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    sunflora Flowah Powah

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    27NOV.png Well, here's a quick check, I just ran over the back with the flat iron on the lowest setting. That's two months, but it's not an inch. My growth is somewhat below average.

    That birthmark is maybe an inch from APL. I've still got awhile to go. Don't see a point in doing another length check in 3 weeks... I'd rather just forget about it for awhile. Maybe mid 2019, fingers crossed.
     
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    Thanks for the update. Yeah, I think mid 2019 you should be there.
     
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    I ended up using Komaza protein in the back and Aphoghee for the rest. I just wanted to use up the Komaza. I like the Komaza better. I will use up the rest of the Aphogee and then repurchase Komaza.

    Now I have the Mane Choice Type 4 Hair Mask in. I am under the dryer for 30 minutes. After that I will leave the conditioner in, twist my hair up and go to bed. I will rinse tomorrow and put in the henna/amla and try to leave it in for 3 hours. I think that is as long as I can stand it.
     
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    sunflora Flowah Powah

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    I just noticed, that's the length my hair always stops at in that picture. Right before the ridge of my elephant's back. I wonder if that is indeed my terminal length? To be fair, I usually end up cutting it every time I get that far, but I've often cut it because it won't seem to grow anymore (I used to believecutting hair made it grow). I'm rather nervous that's it for me.
     
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    I dont thin it's your terminal length. I think it is that you keep cutting it. You should make yourself a promise not to cut in 2019 to see what happens.
     
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    topnotch1010 Real Housewife of Houston

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    You did a fantastic job hosting this challenge, @faithVA !! You really kept this thread alive!

    I will be posting a flat ironed pic on or around Christmas, because I want to flat iron it for the holiday and it’ll be my 2 year anniversary of BC.

    I really appreciate everyone’s support and I have graduated. I’m now beyond APL.

    Can’t wait to see the end of the year hair porn!!:drool:
     
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    topnotch1010 Real Housewife of Houston

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    Agreed. I think that has made the biggest difference in my growth, promising myself not to cut it. I’m only cutting it once every 5 years.
     
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    I totally agree. I'm not part of the challenge and mostly lurk, but I think this is one of the most harmful practices to us with textured hair. I trim usually every 6-8 months. My stylist wants me to trim every 3 months. Regular trims (IMO) are just cutting off progress when most of us already have retention issues as it is.
    My hair is usually bunned so I don't too much care about uneven ends. I just figure I'll do a deep trim once I get to my goal length.
     
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    I think I actually got 1/2 inch from the last time I hennaed my hair sometime in October. I don't think I usually get 1/2 inch. Based on that I think I'm going to hold off on my length check until the end of December to see if I can get another 1/2". I'm also off that week so I won't have to rush. Since I've already done my protein treatments though, it should be a much shorter day than usual. I can just shampoo, deep condition, blow dry and flat iron. I am looking forward to it :yep:
     

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