Bsl/mbl Challenge 2019, Let's Go!

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  1. Saga

    Saga The Generous Queen

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    Decided to go with short kinky twists instead of box braids and...yea my hair is too long to do bob length styles anymore. Right now I have styled my Twists into a form of crown, but I'm definitely going to try a longer version for my next install.
     
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    bjade757 Active Member

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    I’m joining! I’ve been dealing with some breakage the last couple of months, so I’m planning to do a serious trim next week. Here’s a pic of my air dried hair.
     

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  3. cocosweet

    cocosweet Well-Known Member

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    I’m in.

    Type: 4a/4b
    High porosity
    Length: shoulder length
    Texture: fine, dense s curls

    Will likely rotate between wash and go, twists, and puffs.

    Current products: Cantu shea butter shampoo, Cantu hydrating cream leave in conditioner, rice water spray 2-3x a week, Proclaim curl activator

    Goal: MBL by September
    Starting Length: 10.5 at nape and front. Sides are 10.5”-11” depending on what strand I grab
     

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  4. pikkonoloidlee

    pikkonoloidlee Active Member

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    I feel like I'm finally getting into a groove with my wash days. Being able to bun again without putting too much stress on my edges helps. This is what I used:
    - Shea Moisture Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Intensive Hydration Treatment Masque
    - Olaplex No. 4
    - Olaplex No. 5
    - KCKT
    - 50/50 Fractionated Coconut Oil and Squalane Oil
    - Shea Butter on ends
    - KCCC
     
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  5. SunySydeofLyfe

    SunySydeofLyfe Well-Known Member

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    I need some protein! I want to thicken up or give the illusion. Think I’ll do protein this week
     
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    I'm very happy with how my hair is doing lately.

    I washed with Nioxin system 6 shampoo/conditioner and did aphoghee 2 min. I then blow-dried half way and put my hair in a bun for the rest of the day. Today I put a half wig on and blended my hair and it came out super cute.
     
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    Haven’t been able to trim yet. Noticed some breakage when I relaxed Monday so I held off on blow drying and flat ironing. Seems that the it’s a ten leave in got most of the breakage under control. When I wash again on Friday, I’ll do another protein treatment, deep condition and a henna treatment. Hopefully I’ll be able to trim after that so I can get a good starting pic.
     
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  8. shawnyblazes

    shawnyblazes Bette Davis Eyes

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    I started viviscal 4 days ago and incorporating rice water rinses/leave in.

    One more week will be 6 weeks in these box braids. I need to henna soon.
     
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    My mom is getting married in June, if I could get 3 inches on this super regimen I would be so happy and bsl! Let’s gro
     
  10. CoilyArielBrowe

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    I'm trying to start my wash day today. I think I'll just detangle and pre-poo. Since I straightened my a few weeks ago my scalp has been acting up. So i'm trying a new shampoo this week.

    Prepoo: Water, Olive Oil, SSI Curl Moist
    Shampoo: Alikay Naturals Moisturizing Black Soap
    Deep Conditioner: TGIN Honey Hair Miracle
    Leave-In/Styler/Sealant: Alikay Naturals Lemongrass Leave-In, SSI Honey Buttercream, Alikay Shea Yogurt
     
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    It's so weird that a similar thing was happening to me...well not my entire scalp, just my hairline at the front. I parted my hair all over to check, and the rest of my scalp was fine but the front kept flaking no matter what I put on it. I even tried using my acid toner there, to exfoliate the dead skin. The only remedy that did the trick for me was my fine toothed comb because I'm not ready to wash my hair yet:spinning:.
     
  12. Prettymetty

    Prettymetty Natural/4b/medium-coarse

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    I did a Keratin treatment last Thursday. My first wash was yesterday. My hair was so smooth and easy to detangle. I straightened it. I trimmed an inch from my longest later just now. My hair looks much thicker now. I’ll do an all over trim in March.
     
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    I'm ready... going for MBL
    Wash 2x a week I'll try.
    Deep condition weekly
    Moisturize and seal nightly
    Box braids large and small
     
  14. CoilyArielBrowe

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    I understand, if it wasn't for my scalp I would've postponed wash day. So far the new shampoo I tried seems to have eliminated some of the flakes. I have gone at some of the worse patches with a comb this week. :blush2:. However, it started to bring back childhood memories of having flakes combed out and I reluctantly decided it was better to wash than to continue down that path. I was also tired of trying to hide scratching at my scalp lol. :oops:
     
  15. Prettymetty

    Prettymetty Natural/4b/medium-coarse

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    I ended up trimming an inch from my longest layer a couple days ago. I believe it was a beneficial trim day (root work I think). I am really happy with my hair right now. I may wash it again tomorrow. I’m off!
     
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