Apl\bsb 2019 Challenge

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  1. shawnyblazes

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    5 weeks tomorrow in this PS.


    I saw a lady with kinky twists in this past weekend and they looked so nice. I cant wait to get mine installed after this crochet braids.
     
  2. B_Phlyy

    B_Phlyy Overdressed and Always On Time

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    Today makes just over 5 weeks with my mini braids. I've been redoing some of them just about every other day so I'm taking that as a sign to take them down soon. Will probably do it this weekend. I may even touch up my color.

    Nothing bad has happened, but I think I am going to have to stop using my grease on my ends every day like I did last winter. I have noticed that doing it more than 2 days in a room causes an increase in dryness. Not to the point where I'm getting breakage, just that my hair feels worse. There are so many variables that have changed so I can't pinpoint just one thing. Right now I've cut the greasing to just my edges where the wig is and only do it 2x per week.
     
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    I'm sure it is, but no problem. I often feel the same way. I don't even wear my hair out at all.
     
  4. faithVA

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    Nothing going on here. Getting back to my every other day rinse and condition.

    I pulled my nap and it is slowly moving towards my armpit in the front. Let's see where it is by the end of March.
     
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    If my nape wasn't so hostile I could actually wear a bun. But my nape is about 2 to 3 inches shorter than the rest of my hair :nono: I'm not sure why it hates me so much.
     
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  6. faithVA

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    I did a Cherry Lola treatment tonight, mudwash and then DC. I have always done a Cherry Lola Carmel treatment which I hate because it is so messy and it smells bad. The Cherry Lola is simpler and not messy if you use Greek Yogurt. My hair was much smoother when I finished.

    I'm not sure how often I will do it. I will see how my hair feels when I wash out the DC tomorrow.
     
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  7. ms.tatiana

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    I have been wearing clips in. Just washed my hair and wanted to show some of my progress.

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  8. faithVA

    faithVA Well-Known Member

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    Great progress. What type of clip ins are you wearing? What do they look like?
     
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    I am currently at my hair appointment getting my usual wash, deep condition and braids in a circle.

    My hair is way thicker, and it looks like I got about 3/4 inch of growth, so my vitamins must be working lol. I usually get a bit less than a half an inch (I am a slow grower).

    Today my stylist asked me "What are you going to do with all this hair when you wear it out?"

    I haven't really thought about that because I have just been so focused on reaching a length goal. This time last year my hair was thin, the ends were bad (I had to cut 3 inches). I am also low porosity so it's harder to moisturize and it took me a while to find products that actually WORK. This is the thickest my hair has been in years (still a way to go) and my ends are the most blunt and even in a while. This was achieved though from protective styling all year and not wearing my hair out AT ALL, besides the day or two before getting my hair rebraided.

    Honestly I am anxious to wear my hair out. I didn't even know my hair could be this dense. It used to be fine density now it's medium with fine, medium strands. Okay, I am guess I am just rambling at this point but I just need to figure out how to transition to wearing my hair out more without losing the length and thickness that I gained so my hair won't be like before .

    Sorry this is way longer than I expected :blah:
     
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  10. Aggie

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    Currently doing my hair right now:

    -Prepoo - Curl Origins Overnight Mask
    -Shampoo - Kerastase Therapiste Shampoo
    -Deep Conditioners - a combination of Mielle Organics Babassu & Mint DC (protein) and SSI Rose Clay DC (moisturizing).
    -Leave-in - IN Hibiscus and Aloe Leave-in
    -Moisturizer and sealant - SCurl Moisturizer, QB BRBC and BM Grease.
     
  11. ms.tatiana

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    I was being cheap lol. The clip ins I have now I got from Amazon. Here’s the link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0777L963Q?psc=1&ref=ppx_pop_mob_b_pd_title

    My hair blends better with 3c-4a clip ins but again I was being cheap and I have been making these clip ins work for me.

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  12. faithVA

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    I can't wait to see all of this dense healthy hair. I am so glad things are going so well with your hair.
     
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  14. shawnyblazes

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    6 weeks tomorrow. I’m looking forward to this weekend.
     
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  15. B_Phlyy

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    I took my mini braids out over the weekend and I wore my hair in an oil soaked puff for 2 days. I don't think it looked horrible and I didn't notice an increase in breakage when I did finally get around to washing it.

    And this is always my conundrum around this time of year. My hair is healthy enough to wear out without my wig but anything after 3 days of being out and I run the risk of a setback.
     
  16. shawnyblazes

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    I ordered the Surya Brasil Henna cream to color my hair this weekend after washing.

    Im looking at my stash now and figuring out what products I want to use.

    I really want to color on Wednesday and get it kinky twisted on Sunday for an event. I don't plan on my hair being out too much for awhile.
     
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  17. shawnyblazes

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    My last length check was Dec 2, 2018.

    Im hoping I retained at least an inch after I trim my hair this upcoming weekend.
     
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    BrownSkinPoppin formerly NaturallyBri87

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    Got a silk press this past Saturday and my stylist told me I had a lot of shedding and she was washing my hair. I brushed it off as normal shedding after being in twists for two months but she was concerned. So I'm going to give the Nioxin System 2 line a go to see if that helps.

    In other news, I got a trim so I'm a little past collar bone right now.
     
  19. mzteaze

    mzteaze Pilates and Yoga Kinda Gal

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    So....I tried a Curlformers set this week. It didn't turn out the way I wanted because it emphasized my thinning areas. I might comb my hair out to length check but I feel like a length check is useless because I need fullness more than length.

    So discouraging.
     
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    Editing all of this LOL!!

    For some reason I thought that I had joined this challenge back in like early Feb :look: .

    What length are you now?
    Full SL

    What's your regimen?
    I'm going to be figuring this out as I go LOL! My plan was to wear my hair straight for the next 4 weeks, but my hair has already started to revert in the back :lol:. I've been keeping up with the Setting for Success threads, and I think Imma mosey my regimen that way.

    Tentative Reggie:

    Shampoo and DC weekly
    Seal and set hair with perm rods (braid n'curl, twist n'curl, flattwist n'curl)
    Wear hair down 1 day, then put away into low man style (dutch braids, buns, clipped up, halo twists)
    Moisturize and reset (if needed) on day 3, then back into style until wash day

    What do you need to do/change to reach APL?
    Stop constantly wearing wash n'gos
    Keep hair is stretched style
    Not trim for the next 4 months :look:

    What month do you expect to reach your goal?
    I hope to be APL by June :pray:
    Then I can work on getting to BSL by the end of the year
     
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  21. shawnyblazes

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    I didn’t get any pictures for length check when I took my hair out. I immediately installed kinky twists last night

    I captured this off a video I did using the revair.
     

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    So I used some new products yesterday, and I have mixed feelings about them. But what's new LOL!!!
    I did a twist n'curl with perm rods curled up the length of the twists, so it came out really defined!

    Tomorrow I'm thinking that I'll do a bun with bangs.

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    It turned out really nice
     
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    I've been wearing my hair "out" from under my wig all week and I love it. I'm probably going to have to do a trim soon but I'm going to wait until next month. Also thinking of adding rice water to my routine but I want to do more research.
     
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    I just bought some waveformers on eBay.

    I was watching a bunch of videos and I think after my crochet braids install I will try these out!

     
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    I have a lot of single strand knots. I'm having to do extensive work on them. I am trying to preserve length, though. I think it's working.

    Because I like to organize my hair ideas so that I cannot say I don't know what to do with my hair, I have decided on a week hair style budget for the year. I can put it in a bun up to one week at a time, braids up to 8 weeks at a time, or in clip ins up to two weeks at a time. I will check in here once a week.

    Week Budget:
    Bun - 26 weeks
    Clip ins - 6 weeks
    Braids - 9 weeks

    I need to get more leave in. I use Cantu.
     
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    Did a henna + indigo 2 step at the beginning of the week - now my hair is all one color yay! and I hope combatting any damage the salon color did in addition to thickening my hair.

    Did a hot oil scalp massage with EVOO/EVCO + ylang ylang essential oil. Loved this and y-y essential oil is supposed to have all kinds of good benefits for hair not to mention the great sleep I got last night!

    Shampooed twice and currently deep conditioning under the dryer with Obia Naturals Babassu deep conditioner < love this stuff, makes my curls pop and gives my hair that good moisturized feeling. Going to rinse, LOC and put in twists or braids.

    I have a blowout + trim scheduled for Friday so trying to show my hair extra love before that. Excited and nervous to see what my hair will be like.
     
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    I gave myself a henna and indigo treatment earlier today, massaged some Castor Argan/Cayena drops on scalp and moisturized my hair with CFCG Activator Moisturizer on my hair's length.
     
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