Apl 2018

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  1. SAPNK

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    Yep. Being able to wear twists/ braids with your natural hair could be a game changer.
     
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    On Friday, I washed my hair for the first time this year. I'm focusing on my ends this quarter. They are popping and little perfect circles are everywhere when I detangle.
     
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    I stated before that I was going to water wash or cowash every 4 days. I water rinsed and conditioned on Thursday. Instead of water rinsing today I decided to try aloevera again. I think it makes my hair hard but I wanted to try it again before I ruled it out. I spritzed my hair and scalp and bagged for a while. I then took down my twist, spritzed my hair and scalp and resisted my hair. I then spritzed my hair and scalp again and bagged for a little longer.

    I want to see if having a hydrated scalp leads to hydrated hair. I'
    Not sure if this is enough moisture though. I've never been able to remoisturize my hair and have it last more than a day.
     
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  4. Cattypus1

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

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    I have been imagining APL myself and pissed that I just can’t seem to get there. My hair is obviously (at least to me) longer but my back must be getting longer too!:cry3::cry3::cry3:
     
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  5. faithVA

    faithVA Well-Known Member

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    :lol: Sorry to laugh but I'm going to use that. Yep: my back is getting longer.
     
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    Cattypus1 That's not how any of this works...

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    That’s so pretty!
     
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  7. faithVA

    faithVA Well-Known Member

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    Simple but pretty. I hope I get there soon.
     
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    Cattypus1 That's not how any of this works...

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    No worries, it feels like the scene from the Shining where the hallway gets longer and you can’t get to the end. Anyway, I think I forgot to post my staring pics so I’ve got to get cracking!
     
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    Cattypus1 That's not how any of this works...

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    4DD65396-F093-4C2F-95F6-E3C16638FD56.jpeg 28BFB24C-7C93-4079-97E4-BB87989EF711.jpeg
    What length are you now?

    Between CBL and APL

    What's your regimen?
    Clay wash and DC each week. Roller set or Twistouts for styling.

    What do you need to do/change to reach APL?
    Be consistent! Get a real trim and focus on moisture/protein balance.

    Goal areas:
    Crown

    What month would you like to reach your goal?

    Jan 2018 but my lengthening back is conspiring against me to make it October 2018.

    Post your starting pic of areas NOT APL.
     
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  10. Soaring Eagle

    Soaring Eagle Singin’ the praises of the baggy method

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    Wow, even with the baggy method? Are you high porosity? That last statement is very interesting to me. Have you tried heavy sealing? In the words of @AdoraAdora24, “have you tried Curl Activator”?
     
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  11. faithVA

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    I heavy seal on wash day and it last for about 4 days.

    I have used curl activator in the past. I can' remember exactly what happened but I don't think it rehydrated my hair. I do think it mde it sticky. I'm using a glycerin spray now and trying it out.

    I'm low porosity. I just think that spraying and rubbibg it on isn't enough to get it into my strands. I think most of that just sits on my strands.

    My hair usually feels hard after baggying.
     
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  12. B_Phlyy

    B_Phlyy Overdressed and Always On Time

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    Last night was the first water hit my head since the new year. Just co washed and LOC. I think my oil, which is not really an oil, is drying my ends out. Tonight I'm going to shampoo and heavy seal.
     
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    Is it too late to join?

    Post the following to join

    What length are you now? Shoulder

    What's your regimen? None

    What do you need to do/change to reach APL? protective styles, keep my hair stretched

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

    What month would you like to reach your goal? Aug

    Post your starting pic.
    ***If you have a section/sections already APL, post a pic of the areas NOT APL***
     
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    Welcome @writtenthought. Glad to have you join us.
     
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    Thanks. I will post pics soon. It will be of me and my 12 year old daughter. Same starting length. Same regimen.

     
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    Well I've had 2 strand twists in my head for about 5 days. My hair isn't as moisturized as I desire so I need to tweak a few things. I plan to try s-curl & Shea butter for awhile and see if it'll make a difference.
     
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    Has anyone tried The Mane choice Anti-breakage &repair antidote split end treatment?

    I tried the growth oil, my hair grew really fast. I think I will add this back.
     
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    I have it but I haven't used it enough yet to give you a review. I like the consistency of it.
     
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    When my hair is down, I have a bad habit of pulling it to see if it has grown. I'm not sure why I do it because the piece I pull has been sitting in the same spot for a year. I guess I just like punishment. So I have promised myself, I won't do any pull test until April when it is time to do my length check.

    I am proud of myself. Today I detangled, oiled my scalp and water rinsed and didn't pull it to check not once. I was tempted though :lol: Hopefully, by sticking to this I can be pleasantly surprised each length check.
     
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    Instead of water rinsing Monday, I tried the aloe vera gel. It was OK. Maybe next time I will try soaking my hair a bit more with it before ruling it out. I may try it on Tuesday when it's my next rinse day.

    Tonight I oiled my scalp. I decided to try just a water rinse, no shampoo and no conditioner. I have quite a bit of oil in my hair but I will see how it goes. I am going to spritz my hair with Mane Choice Restorative spray and then seal with Daily Hair Dressing Butter. I think I'm going to try shampooing once a month and water rinsing every 4 days after that and see how that works. If my hair dries out I will know it is due to build up and it will give me a benchmark to how often I really need to shampoo.
     
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    Miss617 Always left of center

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    Washed my hair today. Banded it to air dry. Will style tomorrow.
     
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    I’m terrible at taking care of my hair when I wear wigs, so yesterday, I took down my cornrows and flat twists, moisturized them and redid them.

    And the reason there are cornrows AND flat twists? I can’t cornrow front to back. I can only do them if I part my hair in middle and braid them towards my ears. :wallbash:

    I’ll get it eventually. IIRC, I had the same problem when I first learned to flat twist.
     
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    I think I'll wash my hair tomorrow and put it in a bun for next week. I can't believe I'm saying that, lol.
     
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    I went to the gym and knew i would be done late so I decided to shower while I was there. I brought a ton of body products but no specific hair products. Stupid. When I get to my parents house I’m all set to get in bed but can’t find my bonnet. Then realized it wa out in the car. I thought about it and had to let it go. I wasn’t getting dressed again and going out in the rain at 1 in the morning for my bonnet. So I put this wack arse pony puff thing in and called it a night. I looked at myself in the mirror when I woke up and was ashamed. I look crazy lol
     
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    Hi @faithVA, if you commented, it didn’t post.
     
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    Miss617 Always left of center

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    I can cornrow it for you. :p
     
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    Show off! :lol:

    But I might take you up on that. :look: I’m thinking about crochet braids for our trip but I don’t wanna pay the money to have it braided.
     
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    Miss617 Always left of center

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    Lol, nah, I just think I could probably do a better job on someone else's hair than my own, at least as far as getting the parts straight. But yeah, just let me know! I haven't thought about what I'm gonna do with mine yet.
     
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    I have an appointment for box braids on Sunday....give my hair a rest for a few weeks.
     
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