Apl\bsb 2019 Challenge

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  1. SunkissedLife

    SunkissedLife basking in the sun

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    Went to my fav stylist for my regular blowut/flat iron + trim (I go every few months but thinking to cut this back to twice a year in the future once I get my hair in a good state)

    unfortunately I felt like she completely rushed and didn't use the extra care and consideration she normally does :/ but we all have off days and Still think she gave me a great trim which turned into a mini cut because of breakage :cry3:I think the breakage (which I noticed as well) is a result of the poor hair care and stress when I was super sick in February. Also she said my growth was stagnant :cry3:so we'll have to keep an eye and see but she not wrong it’s basically the same length as it was at Thanksgiving. I will likely go back for another trim in June and give my hair all kinds of TLC between now and then. Once my hair gets back healthy root to tip I think I will only trim twice a year.

    I think I finally have a good routine with good techniques and healthy products that will help stop breakage, reduce shedding, and increase growth and shine. Fingers crossed. I pray I'll be full APL by December.

    I'm thinking of incorporating Black Seed Oil into my regimen. I want to take the capsules for internal full body health and add the oil to my HOT pre-poo and scalp oil mix for growth and to improve the overall quality of my hair.


     
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  2. Aggie

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    Not bad @SunkissedLife. Lookin' good girlie
     
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  3. SunkissedLife

    SunkissedLife basking in the sun

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    @Aggie thanks!! I really wasn’t feeling great about it but hey although it’s not much longer it’s definitely getting healthier!!
     
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    Looks good. It all looks thicker.
     
  5. faithVA

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    Looks good. You are pretty close to APL so with your new changes, I really think you can make it by December if not before.
     
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    My regimen this weekend is:

    Pre-poo - Chicoro's moisture pre-poo of AVG and EVCO - I need the big guns this weekend and this works well on my hair.
    Shampoo - Natur Growth Bambu shampo
    Protein DC - Natur Growth Bambu DC
    Moisturizing DC - Afro Love Hair Souffle mixed with Bekura YAM Nectar
    Leave-in - IN Aloe and Hibiscus
    M/S - CFCG Curl Moisturizer and BM Grease or diy Shea Butter
    Style - Bunning since my hair still roots still look pretty dark from my henna color last weekend.
     
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  7. faithVA

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    Doing my henna tonight. I knew I had shorter sections in my hair but tonight while putting it in sections, I realized that the short section on the back right is 3 times as large as the short section on the right. So I must have hade a lot more breakage on that side. I'm not sure why.

    Nothing to do but let it grow out which I think will take most of the year :ohwell:
     
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  8. shawnyblazes

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    Three weeks in and my grays are showing at my roots. I planned on staying in these 8 weeks but It may just be six depending on how my hair starts looking.
     
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    Have you tried a touch up stick? Might help extend 5he braids a bit longer.
     
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    That's a darn good idea @faithVA Thank you!!!!
     
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    So excited that it's check in month! Currently rocking a plastic cap and a head full of henna
     
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    It is check in month :yay:
     
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    Here are my check in photos
    IMG_20190402_235917-1008x756.jpg IMG_20190402_235802-979x1305.jpg IMG_20190402_235844-979x1305.jpg
    My arm pits are really lined up with the mole on my chest. They look higher than they are because I have to lift my arms to take the photo
     
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    Alright so I feel like my hair grows much slower than I'd like to.
    But I won't torture myself by trying to compare to December's starting pics, so here's my progress pics for today.
    I'm not measuring bangs, they haven't budged:darkcloud:
     

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    You are really close. Straightened hair you are there.
     
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    Great job. Thanks for posting your progress pics.
     
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    Thanks ladies for posting your pics and getting us started.it's very motivating.
     
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    I will post my progress pics at the end of April.
     
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    This week I will be:

    -Prepooing with Chicoro's Moisture Drench Prepoo - AVJ, EVCO and EVOO
    -Shampoo with Afro Love Mint Eucalyptus Rosemary Shampoo

    -Protein Deep Conditioning with Natur Growth Bambu Nourishing Treatment
    -Moisture Deep Condition with Afro Love Raw Honey and Shea Butter Hair Treatment
    -Leave-in with IN Aloe and Hibiscus

    -M/S with CFCG Curl Moisturizer and Shea Butter/Blue Magic Grease
    -Styling - Bunning with Wetline Xtreme Gel, MO Curling Custard.

    For my scalp, massaged some Castor Cayena Scalp drops for growth stimulation today and will again through the weekend.
     
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  20. shawnyblazes

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    I won’t have progress pictures this month.

    I’m taking my hair down May 5th for 8 weeks total protective styling.
     
  21. B_Phlyy

    B_Phlyy Pineapple Eating Unicorn

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    I'll be posting a progress pic but not exactly sure when. I need a full 3-4 days to take down my hair, wash, dry, and possibly straighten and the next 2 weeks aren't looking good for me to have that kind of time.
     
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    Post when you can. We love pictures but they are first for your benefit to have a comparison along the way. Catching issues and making necessary changes every 4 months is more helpful than getting to the end of the year and being surprised.
     
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  23. SunkissedLife

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    This will be my progress pic for this quarter. Hoping to see much increases thickness and health (fingers crossed less sheddding!) by the end of summer.

    Back to curly wash day:
    • Henna Sooq neem cassia wash to shampoo
    • Strengthening Ayurvedic pack 45 min
    • Deep condition w heat on and off 45 min
    • LOC to Style in two slicked back braids using ATON leave in + butter + CRN serum *added hair for two jumbo braids for a cute but still protective style for dreamville fest
     
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    That's a great progress shot. Can't wait to see your progress in August and December. :yep:
     
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    Did an oil rinse this wash day. I really liked it. Think I will start incorporating these every wash day, esp in lieu of Ayurvedic herb pastes.
     
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    I’ve incorporated Stunbababez rice leave in instead of Curls and Potions.

    In 4 weeks I hope I have a promising review to leave.
     
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    Here is my April check in!

    The top right is from Jan. The bottom right is from the beginning of this month.

    I added the left picture because it doesn't seem as long when my SO pulls my nape. So my length checks seem inconsistent.

    Regardless, I should be able to make APL this year lol

    I also have crochet locks currently. I went to another stylist than my usual since she was affordable. She claimed I needed a trim really bad, but I JUST got one in January. She got pissy when I said naw lol. If I need a trim I will get one from my usual stylist. I don't trust everyone with my hair.
    A month ago I was told my hair was fine and that I take good care of it so I was skeptical to say the least.
     

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    I took all my mini braids out over the weekend. Going to clarify tonight in preparation for coloring this weekend. That's when I'll do an update.
     
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    So I've reached APL in my back and side layers of hair, as per my long time estimate.

    I think the rice water and/or the Xcel spray has really helped, even though I wasn't using them in a serious manner.

    I will figure out how to attach my update picture and post it.
     
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    Headed into week 6 of my protective style this Sunday. Made an appointment for my next protective style on May 11th.

    I’ll probably take my hair down mid 7th week.
     
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