Discussion in 'Hair Care Tips & Product Review Discussion' started by faithVA, Dec 3, 2018.
I'm coming along for the ride.
Did a length check on Saturday
I did my hair yesterday, and my longest parts are still solidly APL, so that was a relief. I'm still rocking with y'all until I get back to BSB.
Yay !! SL to APL is a beast, so I'm glad that you don't have to go through that!
I parted my whole head for braids yesterday. It's currently in twists.
Still in twists, but I do believe I'm coming out of my extreme hair laziness. I will braid soon if not this night. Good news is that my 2020 regimen and product list is complete!
Eta: braids done! 12/1 5am. I wasn't kidding about getting out of laziness. I started at midnight. They had to be done by tomorrow so I stop looking crazy. That's always a motivator lol
Trying to figure out how I'm going to take these waist length box braids out and when.
Monday starts week 7 and Im over these.
Went ahead & braided my hair in 6 braids & currently rocking a new curly wig.
Struggled with a cold the entire holiday, so didn't straighten my hair. Not sure when I will straighten it. Doing my hair now but going to keep it simple. Going to wash with cleansing conditioner, DC, oil, condition, air dry a bit, apply leave-in, air dry a bit. Then I will twist and sit under the dryer so my hair isn't wet for hours.
I will probably create the new thread this upcoming weekend.
@faithVA get well soon x
Thank you. I'm hoping this is the last of it.
1. sorry! I hope you got well and soon get the energy back that illness knocks out!
2. Life of a kinky curl. Straightening just never seems as important as a dc lol
3. Woo hoo! 2020 is on the horizon! We'll all be older but closer to length goals!
I think that I would bun more often if I didn't have the wackiest edges. My hair's straight with 4b edges that won't lay no matter what I do. It's a look . I did get a cute bun when I did it on wet hair, but I'm afraid of the tension causing breakage.
Sunday after church:
Prepoo - NG Rose Clay Mask mixed with evoo and avg
Rinse - Creme of Nature ACV Clarifying Rinse
Shampoo - Joico Moisture recovery Shampoo
Protein DC - Amika Triple Rx Mask
Moisture DC - Kerastase Chroma Riche mixed in with Kerastase Oleo-Relax Mask
Leave-in - Mielle Organics Pomegranate & Honey
M/S - Much later with Dudley's PCA Moisture Retainer sealed with a combination of Nairobi Vita-Sheen Hairdress and Shea Butter
If someone wants to help take my braids out, I'll give you some products....
I wish I could help. I know you have some good stuff!
I have received msm powder and vitamin c. I tried it with water yesterday. It was gross, but I'm happy I know that. I'll be adding it to orange juice but wouldn't that be too much vitamin c? How much vitamin c do I need. I took 1 tsp msm and I was fine at least yesterday when I started it. I was supposed to start with 1/8. I forgot.
This weekend I will be doing a full wash day. I'll save my color for after Christmas Day so I'll have to wear full wigs until then.
Here's my regimen:
-Prepoo - NG Rose Clay Conditioner
-Rinse with Creme of nature Apple Cider Vinegar
-Shampoo Joico Moisture Recovery
-Protein Treatment - Amika Triple Rx Mask
-Moisture Treatment - a combination of Kerastase Chroma Riche and Kerastase Olea-Relax Conditioners
-Leave-in - Redken Extreme Anti-Snap
-M/S later with Dudley's Moisture Retainer and sealed with BM Grease/Shea Butter mix.
Took 1 tsp msm with orange juice this evening. I considered purchasing hairfinity, but I won't. Instead I'll finish my daily vitamin that I need anyway, my msm powder, vitamin c, biotin, and b12... mainly because I already own a ton of vitamins. I think I have enough for the whole of next year. At least 6 months
There are 22 days to the end of this challenge. Please feel free to post your reveal photos as any time.
If you can please post both your starting picture and your ending picture so we can celebrate all of your progress.
For those hanging around in 2020, the new challenge is up.
I think that is a good idea to use up what you have.
I probably should put in two strand twist over the holiday but um, I'm not sure I'm feeling it. I think I will try at least 1 new flat twist or cornrow style.
I had a good hair week this week. Whatever I did with my regimen worked well. When I took out my flat twist, my hair was still moisturized. It was greasy but it was moisturized. I just added some Carol's Daughter Styling Foam to each twist and put it back into flat twist.
I am finally over my cold, so I will start DCing Thursday night and flat iron Friday or Saturday. I thought my flat iron was in the storage unit after I moved but I found it in the shed. I wasn't feeling buying another flat iron. I need to plug it up and make sure it works.
I have gained at least a little length. When I pull my flat twist back I can braid them in the back. Whatever extra length I have though makes my hair look fuller but not longer.
I’m slowly taking my braids out. I know i won’t finish tonight and won’t have a chance to do it tomorrow. I probably will get them all out Wednesday depending on work.
I intend on washing and doing my final length check for the year.
@faithVA fuller always seems to come right before longer, so hopefully this is your sign of upcoming length! Fullness alone is as beautiful as length
@shawnyblazes at least you'll be in time for the end of year photo. May the length be with you lol
@faithVA Thank you for making the 2020 challenge! And I'm excited to see your progress pics!
I made it 2 weeks with my straightened hair, but this junk is dry . I'll wash today and put it in a wet bun since I don't feel like flatironing right now. I saw a couple people I haven't seen in a bit, and got comments about how long my hair is! It's nice when others can clearly see your progress.
Thank you for the encouragement. I know fullness comes before length. I think I'm mentally trying to keep my expectations realistic and get ready in case my hair looks the same to me. Sometimes I feel like this hair has beaten me down.
You are welcome. I'm looking forward to getting it over with.
I think my boyfriend will enjoy the straight hair. Each year I wear my hair out less and less.
I'm finally getting my process started. Tonight I shampooed and am doing an overnight DC with TGIN. I have a lot to do tomorrow so hope to straighten on Saturday.
Still plugging away at the braids. Half my head is done. I will work on the rest tomorrow as Im off and probably wash,shampoo, treat, blowdry and attempt to flat iron on Sunday.
Before work rinsed out the deep conditioner and put in the second deep conditioner. Will see how my hair feels later?