Bsl/mbl Challenge 2019, Let's Go!

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  1. Prettymetty

    Prettymetty Natural/4b/medium-coarse

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    I’m under the dryer with Therapiste. I shampood with extensioniste. I’ll blow dry and straighten later
     
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    How do you like Lush Jason & Argan oil shampoo bar? I found it among my stash and decided to use this evening. My hair felt clean, but not stripped. I only had to complete one lather.
     
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    Hey everyone,

    When is our next length check?
     
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  4. Prettymetty

    Prettymetty Natural/4b/medium-coarse

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    Idk, but I plan to do a lunar trim tomorrow and I may post a pic after. It feels like my hair stopped growing lol. Maybe it just really needs a good trim
     
  5. pikkonoloidlee

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    I'm really liking it so far. The same experience as you that it cleans well without stripping. I don't notice any residue, my scalp is clean so it's good on that front. So far no complaints from me. I don't feel that I need to condition afterwards either although I still use leave in. (With regular shampoo bars I skip conditioner altogether but I don't feel that this is quite enough) I also seem to be avoiding the waxy build up I usually get with shampoo bars...even while doing vinegar rinses it was inevitable with other bars.
     
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    Prettymetty Natural/4b/medium-coarse

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    79899703-E839-4BE6-8D13-8A7C024DE9FF.jpeg I did a lengthening trim tonight. I evened up my right and left side... Now I can continue on and grow to full mbl at one length
     
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    Whenever you want to is fine by me
     
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    I will try to do a length check in a month, or maybe two.

    I need to find at least two styles I like, that I can do with (mostly) my own hair. I dont mind adding a faux pony, but I want to take a break from long term protective styling.
     
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    Mini twists! :cloud9:
     
  10. pikkonoloidlee

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    I intended to keep the twists in for a month but my scalp started acting up so I took them out last night. It may be better to wait until allergy season is over to put some more in.

    Tonight I used:
    - Lush Damaged Hot Oil Treatment
    - KCKT
    - Curls Creme Brulee Curl Cream

    I'll be shampooing this weekend.
     
  11. Prettymetty

    Prettymetty Natural/4b/medium-coarse

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    Hey ladies. I washed and dcd a couple days ago. I didn’t blow dry after this time. I just detangled and braided it really tight. These braids should last a couple weeks. I spray my hair and ends daily with aloe vera juice.
     
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    I'm surprised thought I'd have a zillion alerts. Missed wash day but its OK. Something I've learned in my hair journey, is to listen to my strands. Nobody knows our heads like we do!

    Ladies if it seems I have fallen off the face of the earth, please continue to support one another in my absence, Thank you.

    :amen::lock::rosebud::takecover::theteam:
     
  13. shawnyblazes

    shawnyblazes Bette Davis Eyes

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    I’m close to BSL. If I don’t do anything crazy I should hit it by the end of the year.

    I’ve been toying with relaxing or going the keratin route.

    Getting crochet installed today. I’ll see how I feel after I take it down in 6-8 weeks.
     
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    I've been so behind n stressed, but I finally washed n conditioned w Aussie. Then DCing w Sally's expensive stuff as we speak.

    Think I need to completely stay away from flatiron except for cuts only! Or bangs if I can't wet it for whatever reason. This forum has taught me to embrace n appreciate my natural hair. N I spent all my young years trying to be who I wasn't. I'm glad that is over now....
     
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    I am now parking myself in this thread, since my back just reached (and passed armpit)
    I have 3 inches until bra strap, which I know I can achieve by the end of the year,
    if all goes well. please please please let me get a summer growth spurt! :amen:
     
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    Super excited and nervous my Deva Cut is tomorrow. It’s been years since anyone else touched my head and I don’t want to loose my mostly blunt shape. I’ll post pics and updates tomorrow. I’m pretty excited though to get rid of the last of this styling damage
     
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    So I’m back as promised with my update. I went to Tosin Elizebeth Hair salon in Brandon Fl. I gave her a bit of my hair history and a run down of my current regimen. She explained my hair was dehydrated (I kind of expected that) suggested some additional steps in my regimen (such as using a curl refresher daily). She gave product suggestions without being pushy about purchasing from her.
    I explained I was nervous as it had been years since someone other than me handled my hair. She kept me facing the mirror pretty much the entire cut (or with a mirror in hand). Explained everything she was doing as well as what products and tools she used.
    She did a really good job keeping my shape (my hair is almost a blunt cut). I wanted to keep my bangs long because I rarely wear a wash n go, so she didn’t shape them like the rest of my hair and we pinned them up with Bobby pins. (So please ignore in the photo, it looks wonky due to my not wanting her to cut a lot)
    She took her time and even though we went over my appointment time (45 minutes!) she didn’t rush me out the door or charge for the extra time. She was more Deva inspired than actual Deva. I say that because she didn’t solely use Deva care products (which I was fine with).
     

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    Prettymetty Natural/4b/medium-coarse

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    I’m doing a 2-3 hour prepoo. Aloe juice and Not your mothers blonde moment. Later I’ll shampoo and keratin treat. I trimmed a couple weeks ago so it should look nice...
     
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    Get it girl, I'm so excited for you!

    :bling:
     
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    I love it, you look absolutely beautiful! I've been talking about Deva cuts a lot w the curly ladies at the gym, pretty sure its the way I need to go next time I get some significant length.

    :heart:
     
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    Prettymetty Natural/4b/medium-coarse

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    I’m currently rinsing my ends dark brown. I got tired of the ombré... Afterwards I will dc and blow dry
     
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    I'm going to ask nicely for the last time. Can someone take over as Admin??

    Couple reasons, one being I accept Im genetically predetermined at CBL. Ion have much to give. Two, returning to work so I will have even less time. Three, Id like to spend my efforts in a forum that is more realistic for me, no offense to anyone.

    Thank you, take care, happy growing!

    :eh::saythat::sekret::thud::thumbsup:
     
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    Prettymetty Natural/4b/medium-coarse

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    I’ll do it!!
     
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    I've been wearing my hair in a banana clip high puff. I haven't done a protein treatment in a good few months and my hair is suffering from a little breakage (I notice when removing shed hairs). I plan to give it some protein soon when I have some time for wet, flat hair.

    Last night I applied Nature's Ego fenugreek serum to my scalp and massaged my head. To try and avoid more ssk and tangles, I dampened sections of my hair with a spray bottle of water and removed shed hairs. I reapplied gel to my ends, applied whipped shea butter over the top and smoothed back up into my clip.
     
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    shawnyblazes Bette Davis Eyes

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    This install will have been in for two weeks this coming Saturday.

    I will keep this in for another week or so, depending on time. I dont like my knots and how much hair she used. Its real thin ( 3 packs) and you can see the knots when the hair is up. Im not pleased with her doing my hair this time.
     
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    Prettymetty Natural/4b/medium-coarse

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    How is everyone doing today? I slept in satin covered flex rollers to get some waves. I’ll see how it turned out right before I go to work
     
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    Love you and thank you boo boo, I just can not do it an ion want to neglect our peoples!!

    :2inlove::rose::rolleyes::bah::bighug::boredwrk::cheers:
     
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    Prettymetty Natural/4b/medium-coarse

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    Love you too honey!!
     
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    @Caramel74 best of luck to you with your hair growth :rose:

    I got a new job recently and have been pretty busy lately but things should be settling down again in the near future. :spinning:
     
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