Bsl/mbl Challenge 2019, Let's Go!

Discussion in 'Hair Care Tips & Product Review Discussion' started by Caramel74, Dec 9, 2018.

  1. DMJ's Mom

    DMJ's Mom Well-Known Member

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2007
    Messages:
    1,272
    Likes Received:
    114
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Just another update from my hair cut. It’s been about 2 weeks since I got it done and I’ve noticed that my ends are getting knotted quickly. It’s odd because my routine hasn’t changed and neither have my products. I’m not sure if it’s because I had a blunt cut from last year and this cut put a little bit of layers in it or what is going on. I’m going to blowout my hair soon and possibly cut more to get back my blunt cut. I’ll post and updated length check photo at that time.
     
    Last edited: May 26, 2019
  2. Caramel74

    Caramel74 Well-Known Member

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2013
    Messages:
    455
    Likes Received:
    1,389
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    Rhode Island
    @pikkonoloidlee

    Thank you :rose:

    Starting is rough but I'm going to give it my all
    :D

    I'm content w my strands being healthy n once in a blue moon have it done
    :angel:
     
    pikkonoloidlee likes this.
  3. Caramel74

    Caramel74 Well-Known Member

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2013
    Messages:
    455
    Likes Received:
    1,389
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    Rhode Island
    @DMJ's Mom

    The Deva cut specialists might have a bit of knowledge too. This art is new for us curlies, and they may have a product and or process for you.

    :heart3:
     
  4. Prettymetty

    Prettymetty Natural/4b/medium-coarse

    Blog Posts:
    1
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2013
    Messages:
    7,422
    Likes Received:
    19,803
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    Hey ladies. Either my new flat iron is failing me or my keratin treatment. My hair instantly reverts at the roots. I’ll get a new blow dryer and see how that works.

    I may have to go back to uncurly keratin. It has been the best/longest lasting keratin treatment so far.
     
  5. shawnyblazes

    shawnyblazes Bette Davis Eyes

    Blog Posts:
    3
    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2008
    Messages:
    7,369
    Likes Received:
    33,181
    Trophy Points:
    113
  6. Prettymetty

    Prettymetty Natural/4b/medium-coarse

    Blog Posts:
    1
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2013
    Messages:
    7,422
    Likes Received:
    19,803
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    I wanted to see what else was out there. I used Ok keratin, blue Salvador and some other one from Amazon. The last one was $50 for 16 oz

    Uncurly is $75 for 4oz, but I get 2-3 uses out of it
     
  7. keranikki

    keranikki Well-Known Member

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2012
    Messages:
    1,182
    Albums:
    2
    Likes Received:
    6,054
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    VA- South of nowhere
    Just checking in!

    @Caramel74 Best of luck to you! Sending positive vibes!
    @Prettymetty Welcome new admin!

    I have been maintaining WNGs for the last 2 months or so. Wigs, weaves, and any style with added hair is just too much right now. The Virginia heat is here to stay for a while. Speaking of heat, the humidity this week is going to be high, so I'm currently wearing a bun.

    I'm getting hair-anorexia. I know my hair is growing, but the shrinkage is deceiving. I notice that my hairs continue to shrink throughout the week as it dries out in a WNG. I feel like I'm stuck at APL, but I want to believe it's all in my mind. I have no plans to straighten my air until Fall/Winter time frame.
     
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2019
  8. pikkonoloidlee

    pikkonoloidlee Well-Known Member

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2011
    Messages:
    102
    Likes Received:
    466
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Just a mini length check as I probably won't straighten til the end of the year. I'm not so great at reaching it behind my back but I still see some progress. The shorter layers of my hair have a lot further to go.
     

    Attached Files:

  9. Caramel74

    Caramel74 Well-Known Member

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2013
    Messages:
    455
    Likes Received:
    1,389
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    Rhode Island
    @keranikki

    New England heat & humidity is on its way as well. Your plan is perfect! I went from cbl to apl just from wet bunning.

    P.s. you bootyful
    :2inlove:
     
    keranikki likes this.
  10. Caramel74

    Caramel74 Well-Known Member

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2013
    Messages:
    455
    Likes Received:
    1,389
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    Rhode Island
  11. Caramel74

    Caramel74 Well-Known Member

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2013
    Messages:
    455
    Likes Received:
    1,389
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    Rhode Island
    @Prettymetty

    I hope it works boo, could be weather... I'm on my summer hair sometimes box braid a lil bangie bang air dry n stretch the back wit a corn braid n flip those dry ends outta sight.

    :cupid:
     
  12. Prettymetty

    Prettymetty Natural/4b/medium-coarse

    Blog Posts:
    1
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2013
    Messages:
    7,422
    Likes Received:
    19,803
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    I just sectioned my hair, braided it up and drenched it in coconut oil. I’ll wash it tomorrow. My son is graduating pre-k so I have to look cute.
     
    keranikki, faithVA, Caramel74 and 3 others like this.
  13. Prettymetty

    Prettymetty Natural/4b/medium-coarse

    Blog Posts:
    1
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2013
    Messages:
    7,422
    Likes Received:
    19,803
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    E69659D7-0013-4D32-97A7-068ED3BFC575.jpeg I’m just getting around to washing my hair. I ended wigging it to graduation...

    I washed with Kerastase fluidaliste shampoo and I’m under the dryer With Chronologiste. I got a new blunt bob wig today that’s super cute. I’ll wear it for the next couple weeks.

    Pic: Me and the kiddos headed to graduation.
     
    Caramel74, faithVA, GGsKin and 3 others like this.
  14. pikkonoloidlee

    pikkonoloidlee Well-Known Member

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2011
    Messages:
    102
    Likes Received:
    466
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Still doing the same thing pretty much. Washing every other day and then throwing it into a bun. One recent change - because of lack of storage on my shower I've decided to only use the shampoo bar for travel so I'm back using shampoo and conditioner. Things still seem to be on track and my hair feels good overall.
     
    GGsKin, keranikki, faithVA and 2 others like this.
  15. keranikki

    keranikki Well-Known Member

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2012
    Messages:
    1,182
    Albums:
    2
    Likes Received:
    6,054
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    VA- South of nowhere
    I’m still hanging in there. I have been living a great WNG life, until yesterday. My hair is too long to wear curly, while in uniform. Oh how I wish I had more shrinkage. At first, I thought that I would be one of those curly girls whose hair would stay at neck length no matter how long it got. I was so wrong.
    It is just my nape that hangs down too far. The rest has some catching up to do.

    EDIT: Looking at this post made me laugh. On 27 May, I posted how I was having hair anorexia. Then yesterday, I post about how I wish I had more shrinkage.:lachen:Oooh, I really need to make up my mind.
    On another note, I had a good bit of growth between 27 May and 18 Jun. My bang is approximately an inch past my chin. Next wash day, I will break out the measuring tape.
     
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2019
  16. GGsKin

    GGsKin Well-Known Member

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2014
    Messages:
    3,939
    Media:
    2
    Albums:
    2
    Likes Received:
    17,428
    Trophy Points:
    113
    I want to trim my hair, but with the unpredictable weather, I can't be bothered to straighten. Just gonna wait it out until the urge grows.
     
  17. pikkonoloidlee

    pikkonoloidlee Well-Known Member

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2011
    Messages:
    102
    Likes Received:
    466
    Trophy Points:
    63
    My hair desperately needed to be colored.

    Last night I used Arctic Fox Purple Rain left on for a few hours then added a random hair mask plus the hot oil treatment I've been using on top and left on overnight.

    This morning I used:
    - Nexxus Color Assure Shampoo
    - Not Your Mother's Naturals Royal Honey & Kalahari Desert Melon Conditioner
    - Kinky Curly Knot Today
    - Kinky Curly Curling Custard
     
  18. pikkonoloidlee

    pikkonoloidlee Well-Known Member

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2011
    Messages:
    102
    Likes Received:
    466
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Ever since you posted this I've been thinking about it a lot. I feel like I've noticed the same thing since I had layers cut in last year.
     
    keranikki likes this.
  19. DMJ's Mom

    DMJ's Mom Well-Known Member

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2007
    Messages:
    1,272
    Likes Received:
    114
    Trophy Points:
    63
    It’s crazy but I’m glad I’m not the only that had that issue! I never updated but I did blow it out and there were random longer parts all over and a weird short patch. I went in and trimmed my ends back to pretty much blunt and the excessive knots and tangles went away. I think I’ll stick to trimming and shaping my own hair from now on. It was beautiful in a wash and go but for how I normally wear my hair Deva Cuts are not a good fit so won’t be doing that again.
     
  20. Prettymetty

    Prettymetty Natural/4b/medium-coarse

    Blog Posts:
    1
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2013
    Messages:
    7,422
    Likes Received:
    19,803
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    I started to take my braids down tonight, but I’m really tired. I worked almost 12 hours today. I’ll take them down Monday for sure. I may even start tomorrow night
     
  21. Prettymetty

    Prettymetty Natural/4b/medium-coarse

    Blog Posts:
    1
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2013
    Messages:
    7,422
    Likes Received:
    19,803
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    Pics?! That color sounds really pretty
     
    pikkonoloidlee likes this.
  22. pikkonoloidlee

    pikkonoloidlee Well-Known Member

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2011
    Messages:
    102
    Likes Received:
    466
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Sure. You can pretty much only see it where my hair has been bleached though
     

    Attached Files:

  23. Prettymetty

    Prettymetty Natural/4b/medium-coarse

    Blog Posts:
    1
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2013
    Messages:
    7,422
    Likes Received:
    19,803
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    Braids are down. It took me about 45 minutes to unbraid my hair and plait it for my wig tomorrow. I may do some more braids in a couple weeks.
     
  24. Prettymetty

    Prettymetty Natural/4b/medium-coarse

    Blog Posts:
    1
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2013
    Messages:
    7,422
    Likes Received:
    19,803
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    Hey ladies. I sprayed my hair with aloe juice and massaged some monistat into my scalp, then moisturized my ends with Garnier sleek and shine cream. I’m trying to end the year with full mbl hair. I’ll try not to trim until December if I can make it that long.
     
  25. Prettymetty

    Prettymetty Natural/4b/medium-coarse

    Blog Posts:
    1
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2013
    Messages:
    7,422
    Likes Received:
    19,803
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    Bump...


    I wanna hear about y’alls week. What worked? What didn’t? Anything new? Let’s hear it!
     
    keranikki likes this.
  26. imaginary

    imaginary Well-Known Member

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2010
    Messages:
    1,245
    Media:
    29
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    3,723
    Trophy Points:
    113
    I've been wearing my ponytail out (but pinned up) rather than my fake pony. I think it looks nicer but without a doubt the fake pony protects my hair more. Idk I just needed a break I think, or maybe a new type of marley hair for it. Hair has been behaving, which I'm grateful for.
     
  27. GGsKin

    GGsKin Well-Known Member

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2014
    Messages:
    3,939
    Media:
    2
    Albums:
    2
    Likes Received:
    17,428
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Haven't been washing my hair as often as I would like. Last time was two weeks ago. I've been wearing my hair with a centre part, in two banana clips with my ends out. I will style my ends 'away' next wash day, when I change my style.

    I made a new batch of whipped Shea butter a week or two ago and I've been buttering up my skin and hair. Love it.

    Scalp massaging; smoothing any sebum present down my strands, misting my hair with water and sealing everything with my Shea butter mix and a little gel (or gel with whipped shea butter mixed in) and sleeping with my silk scarf has my hair feeling soft and looking hydrated and sheeny/ shiny. I need to wash my hair.
     
  28. keranikki

    keranikki Well-Known Member

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2012
    Messages:
    1,182
    Albums:
    2
    Likes Received:
    6,054
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    VA- South of nowhere
    I had my color retouched a week ago and wore a silk press. I finally realized my stylist didn’t realize that my hair grows in layers. The last time she trimmed my hair was in late April. I didn’t think it was time for a trim, but she made a comment about my thin ends. She then informed me of a client who’s hair thins as it grows. I just thought to myself “I guess I don’t come often enough for her to know my hair”. So, once again, I’m just above APL (I love a good hemline too). No more trimming though!

    I can’t wear WNG anymore, while in uniform. My hair is too long.

    I no longer wear hair pieces to make a bun. My hair is now long enough to make a decent small bun. I love my hair and the transformation it has made!

    My hair is growing in well and at a average pace. I should still reach BSL by December.
     
  29. Prettymetty

    Prettymetty Natural/4b/medium-coarse

    Blog Posts:
    1
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2013
    Messages:
    7,422
    Likes Received:
    19,803
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    Awesome!! Thanks for the updates ladies
     
  30. Prettymetty

    Prettymetty Natural/4b/medium-coarse

    Blog Posts:
    1
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2013
    Messages:
    7,422
    Likes Received:
    19,803
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    Are you in the military?
     

Share This Page