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Delightfully Delicious Challenge 2011 (Pt.1)

halee_J

Don't worry be happy
Delightfully Delicious DC Challenge 2011 (Pt.1)

Welcome to the Delightfully Delicious Deep Conditioning Challenge 2011 (Pt.1)


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Want better retention? More moisture? Healthier hair? More managable hair? Wanna stay up on your DC game?

This challenge is for you!


This is a continuation of the famous deep conditioning challenges started by the lovely Aggie in 2008 and 2009; continued by Shay72 in 2010.

The benefits of regular deep conditioning:

  • One THE best ways to increase and maintain proper moisture levels in the hair
  • Improves manageability
  • Reduces splits and breakage i.e. great for retention
  • Effective way of maintaining protein/moisture balance

We know, but we forget, we get lazy. This challenge is to keep us consistent :yep:

Everyone is welcome! Natural, texlaxed, texturized, transitioning, and relaxed heads. Ladies with braids or cornrowed under wigs/weaves come on in!


This challenge will run in quarters:

Part 1: January 1st –March 31st
Part 2: April 1st – June 30th
Part 3: July 1st – September 30th
Part 4: October 1st - December 31st


Rules:

1. Deep condition at least once per week, on wet or dry hair. If you are wearing braids or weaves, once per 10-14 days is fine.

2. Shampooing is not required.

3. Deep condition using your method of choice: Heat cap, hooded dryer, steamer, hot towels or no heat.

4. You must DC for a minimum of 30 minutes.

5. Come check in at least once a week to update the team on how it's going for you. Also, it would be helpful if we know what you are using as your deep conditioners of choice. This helps to inform the newbies in that we'll know if they are using the correct conditioners for their hair in an effort to avoid protein/moisture overload.

6. Let us know what kind of results you are getting from a conditioner as well, whether you liked it or not and why.


***Optional: You can post your starting progress pic at the beginning of the challenge and the last one will be required by December 26th-31st, 2011 when the challenge will end.


DEEP CONDITIONERS:
Mizani Moisturefuse
Mizani Thermasmooth
Mizani Fulfyl Conditioning Treatment (moisture/protein balance)
Biolage Hydrating and Ultra Hydrating Conditioning Balm
Biolage Fortetherapie Cera-Repair Treatment (both at-home and prof'l-moisture/protein balance)
Biolage Hydratherapie Cera-Repair treatment (both at-home and prof'l-moisture/protein balance)
Nioxin Intensive Therapy Weightless Reconstructive Masque (mild to moderate protein)
Nioxin Scalp Therapy #3 for fine chemically enhanced hair (mild to moderate protein)
Aubrey Organic Honeysuckle Rose Conditioner
Aubrey Organics White Camellia Conditioner
Keracare Humecto (in the tub - great for stretching relaxers)
Lustrasilk Shea Butter Cholesterol Plus Mango
Organics Hair Mayonnaise Treatment for Damaged Hair (mild protein)
Alter Ego Garlic Treatment Oil Conditioner (great for sheddding)
Aphogee Keratin 2 Minute Reconstructor (mild protein)
Salerm 21 Wheat Germ Mask
Miss Key 10 in 1 Conditioner
Queen Helene Cholesterol
Loreal Nature's Therapy Mega Moisture Conditioner
Creme Of Nature Nourishing Conditioner
Pantene Relaxed & Natural Breakage Defense Hair Conditioning Mask
Affirm 5 in 1 Reconstructor (mild protein)
Ultra Black Hair Deep Conditioner (by Cathy Howse)
Kenra Moisturizing Conditioner
Nature's Gate Biotin Strengthening Conditioner (mild protein)
Jason Natural Thin to Thick hair & Scalp Therapy Extra Volume Conditioner
Jason Natural Jojoba Conditioner
Jason Natural Biotin Conditioner
Jason Natural Lavender Strengthening Conditioner (mild protein)
Mills Creek Keratin Conditioner (protein)
Elucence Moisture Balancing Conditioner - doubles as a delicious leave-in.
Elucence Extended Moisture Repair Treatment (moisture/protein balance)
Creme Of Nature Conditioning Reconstructor (mild protein)
Nexxus Humectress Ultimate Moisturizing Conditioner
Organic Root Stimulator Hair Mayaonnaise (mild protein)
Aubrey Organics GPB Balancing Conditioner (mild protein)
Ultra Sheen Duo Tex Protein Conditioner
Neutragena Triple Moisture Mask
GVP Conditioning Balm (from Sally's)
Joico K Pak Deep Penetrating Reconstructor (protein)
Joico K Pak Intensive Hydrator Conditioner
Joico Moisture Recovery Treatment Balm
Hairveda Sitrinillah Deep Conditioning Mask
ORS Replenishing Pak (mild protein/moisturizing)
Alter Ego Nourishing Rebalancing Conditioner
Shescentit Banana Brulee
Ojon Ultra Hydrating Conditioner
Phytojojoba Mask
Mizani Microfusion Conditioner
MOP C-System Conditioner
Redken All Soft Heavy Cream
LeKair Cholesterol (mild protein)
ICON Inner Home Moisture Mask
Aubrey Organics Green Algae Hair Rescue Conditioning Mask (protein)
Aubrey Organis Isand naturals Conditioner
J/A/S/O/N/ Sea Kelp Conditioner
Freeman's mango Papaya Conditioner
Rene Furtere Karite Intense Nourishing Mask (mild protein)
Federic Fekai Hair Mask with Shea Butter
NuNaat Keratin Conditioner (protein)
Aveda Sap Moss Conditioning detangler
Tresemme Natural Conditioner
Silk Elements Megasilk Moisturizing Treatment
Pantene Restoratives Time Renewal Replenishing Mask
Kenra Platinum Shea Butter Reconstructor (protein)
Nexxus Emergencee (mild to moderate protein)
Carols Daughter Black Vanilla Smoothie
Silicon Mix Conditioner
Alter Ego Energizing and Rebalancing Cream
Shapely's Mane N Tail
Jessicurl Weekly Deep Treatment

If you’d like to join, post in the thread or send me a PM me and I'll add you. Also, the above list is by no means exhaustive, so let me know of DC's you want to see added to the list :yep:


:yay:Challengers:yay:

13StepsAhead
Aggie
Americka
apemay1969
ATLcutey20
baglady215
bananabunneh
bbdgirl
bernag06
Beauty by Nature
bign__17
bimtheduck
Brownie518
CaramelKissed
chayilproverbs31
choctaw
CocoT
crvlnghair
cutenss
curlscience
Demi 1974
DesignerCurls
divachyk
Drtondalia
Firstborn2
gigi2011
godzchildtoo
gorjis1
Guyaneek
hannan
halee_J
HennaRo
IDareT'sHair
Idorceus
IslandDiva08
Jade Feria
janda
KandyCurls
KINSANG
kasey
KPH
La Colocha
Lisaaa Bonet
Lita
Long-n-strong Naturally
Loves Harmony
LuvlyRain3
Mecca_Goddess
mis_b_haven06
MochaMooch
MzMocha310
mzperkins
naturalagain2
Niapb
NicBenny
nkb115
ojemba
onemoretry
PositivelyRadiant
Phaer
prettyhair73
princesslocks
Ravengirl
RelaxednNapulous
RockCreak
Rossy2010
Rotasaruai
s1b000
SailorSuccess
SexySin985
Shana'
SouthernStunner
SuchaLady
tasha5951
tcole2000
tdc1978
TheGlamorousLife
thehairmaverick
Trini_Chutney
TrendySocialite
UGQueen
VonnieLuvs08
.Wanji.
wheezy807
winona
Zedster


:dance7:LET THE DEEP CONDITIONING BEGIN!!!!:dance7:
 
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IDareT'sHair

PJ Rehabilitation Center
I'm In! :grin:

Will be Steaming and Using Heat Cap Once per Week.

Will be using a Plethora of Deep Conditioners throughout this Challenge.

Thanks Halee_J!
 

Vonnieluvs08

Well-Known Member
I'm in....I love DCing. Best thing for my hair.

I will be using a heat cap.

I have a few DCs in my stash so I'll be switching up as needed.

I love this Challenge.
 

Americka

Well-Known Member
I'm in as well.

I'll be DCing (with my heat cap) every 7 to 14 days until Spring. I have a very large stash of Dominican DCs so I'll be using those until they are gone.

Thanks Halee! Awesome list of DCs!
 

LuvlyRain3

Well-Known Member
I'm down. I will be dcing overnight at least once a week with either creme of nature argan oil intensive treatment or silk elements moisturizing treatment (or whatever dc I buy. I'm a dc junkie). I'll join all 4 quarters
 

UGQueen

Active Member
I'm in!!

Ill be using my hooded dryer. Steamer. And heat cap. I dc 1/2 a week
I'll Br using different condition however :)
 

curlscience

New Member
I'm in. I'm DC'ing right now and going overnight. Will be using whatever store bought conditioning products I have (right now it's Paul Mitchell's Tea Tree Conditional) along with my own mixture of: coconut oil, EVOO, lavender, carrot seed oil (for scalp) and rose hip seed oil (for dry hair).
 

halee_J

Don't worry be happy
I'm In! :grin:

Will be Steaming and Using Heat Cap Once per Week.

Will be using a Plethora of Deep Conditioners throughout this Challenge.

Thanks Halee_J!

Somehow I knew you'd be first :grin: And that you'd be DCing with lots of variety!

I'm in....I love DCing. Best thing for my hair.

I will be using a heat cap.

I have a few DCs in my stash so I'll be switching up as needed.

I love this Challenge.

Heya Vonnie :) DCing is the ish isn't it?!

I'm in, too!!

Overnight dcer using whatever's in the stash.

Woohoo! :grin:

Hi hannan! I'll be joing you in quite a few of those O/N. Nothing like a nice o/n DC after a henna :yep:


I'm in as well.

I'll be DCing (with my heat cap) every 7 to 14 days until Spring. I have a very large stash of Dominican DCs so I'll be using those until they are gone.

Thanks Halee! Awesome list of DCs!

Hey Americka! :wave: Were gonna have a ball here :grin: You still down with those Skala condishes?

I'm down. I will be dcing overnight at least once a week with either creme of nature argan oil intensive treatment or silk elements moisturizing treatment (or whatever dc I buy. I'm a dc junkie). I'll join all 4 quarters

Cool beans! All four quarters, I love it! We going hard in 2011 :yep:

Saving my spot. Will be DCing with steam and occasionally a heating cap. :grin:

Welcome aboard! :drunk: Be sure to let us know what you're using :) Inquiring minds (PJs on the hunt) wanna know :look:

I'm in!!

Ill be using my hooded dryer. Steamer. And heat cap. I dc 1/2 a week
I'll Br using different condition however :)

Welcome UGQueen! Do you use different condishes for the steamer vs. hooded dryer?

I am in:) This challenge really kept me accountable last year

Me too :yep:


I'm in. I'm DC'ing right now and going overnight. Will be using whatever store bought conditioning products I have (right now it's Paul Mitchell's Tea Tree Conditional) along with my own mixture of: coconut oil, EVOO, lavender, carrot seed oil (for scalp) and rose hip seed oil (for dry hair).

Another o/n DCer, nice! Welocme! :)
 

choctaw

New Member
I deep condition 2x week with henna or amla/maka/brahmi or cassia and use deep conditioner/conditioner to wash out pastes. I will cheer from the sidelines :yep:
 

Americka

Well-Known Member
Yes, Ma'am! I still have a few Skalas that I am holding onto for dear life. I plan on pre-pooing and DCing with the Dominican stuff. I have about 15 of those.
 

halee_J

Don't worry be happy
I deep condition 2x week with henna or amla/maka/brahmi or cassia and use deep conditioner/conditioner to wash out pastes. I will cheer from the sidelines :yep:

Hi Choctaw! You're an honorary member :yep: Thanks for the support :)
 

HennaRo

Well-Known Member
I'm in!!

I'll use my steamer 2x a week with AO of some kind or amla/brahmi/maka paste with conditioner.
 

IDareT'sHair

PJ Rehabilitation Center
This is going to be a great Challenge for the New Year. I'm excited! I know it hasn't 'officially' started yet, but tomorrow I'll be Steaming in ButtersnBars Masque.

Let's Get this Party Started!:rocker:
 

Mecca_Goddess

New Member
Btw... I will mixing up all kinds of things trying to use up what I have and using my soft bonnet dryer...

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Meritamen

Mermaiden
Ok, this is gonna be the last challenge I join... I swear.
I dropped out of this last year and my Pibbs has been sitting in a corner ever since. I'm experimenting with my regimen, because the winter weather is making my hair and scalp extra dry, and plan to add weekly DC'ing once again. Now to find a good deep conditioner...

I'm in for at least the first part. :)
 

Firstborn2

Stop frontin, you know me!
I'm in, I'm already dc/steamin once a week bcuz of the weather. I want to perhaps dc on wednesday and steam on sundays. I'll be using Elasta QP orginal formula for my moisture and Motion CPR for now for protein. As the challenge progress I know I will be switching up.
 

halee_J

Don't worry be happy
I'm in!!

I'll use my steamer 2x a week with AO of some kind or amla/brahmi/maka paste with conditioner.

Welcome! steam 2x a week, sounds great :yep:

This is going to be a great Challenge for the New Year. I'm excited! I know it hasn't 'officially' started yet, but tomorrow I'll be Steaming in ButtersnBars Masque.

Let's Get this Party Started!:rocker:

I'm excited too! I can't wait to DC again :)

I'd like to join too!!!--kc

Added ya! Welcome kasey :) be sure to share with the details: how often, DC method, what condishes you're using etc.

I'm sooo in!

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Yay! Welcome

Awww, Halee! Thank you so much for the new thread!:kiss: I'm definitely in.:grin:

Hey wheezy! :wave: welcome aboard :grin:

Ok, this is gonna be the last challenge I join... I swear.
I dropped out of this last year and my Pibbs has been sitting in a corner ever since. I'm experimenting with my regimen, because the winter weather is making my hair and scalp extra dry, and plan to add weekly DC'ing once again. Now to find a good deep conditioner...

I'm in for at least the first part. :)

Welcome Ravengirl! :giggle: @ the bolded. That's what I keep telling myself. A regular DC diet is a sure way to combat dryness :yep:

I'm in, I'm already dc/steamin once a week bcuz of the weather. I want to perhaps dc on wednesday and steam on sundays. I'll be using Elasta QP orginal formula for my moisture and Motion CPR for now for protein. As the challenge progress I know I will be switching up.

Hey Firstborn! Welcome aboard! DCing 2x a week is the truth :yep:
 

ATLcutey20

Well-Known Member
Count me in!

I will be DC 1x/wk on dry hair for at least an hour (i have no heat appliances here). :look:
I will be alternating between ORS hair mayo & Elasta QP (until i get my AO Honeysuckle Rose Con). :yep:
 

tasha5951

Well-Known Member
Goodmorning,

I'd love to join this Challenge! I'm already pretty faithful to my weekly DCing regimen but "weekly" becomes more like 10 days so I'd like to work on that.

Right now I'm finishing up a jar of Organix Coconut Milk Deep Conditioner. I love it! However, I stocked up on 2 jars of Jessicurl Deep Conditioner so I'll switch to those until they're gone.
 
I'm def in!!! I was a part of the 08 to 09 challenge and saw major results.

I aternate between Mizani Moisturfuse with a lil natural honey :lick: and Olive Oil Replenshing pack 1x week for at least 1hr.
 

Shana'

Well-Known Member
Im in........dcing once a week

I will be using

CON Argan Packs w/ heat for 15-20 mins

or

ORS Pak overnight


*CON Repairing Condish (old formula) for 15 mins w/o heat as needed, as a protein dc/treatment followed by CON Argan pack.
 
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halee_J

Don't worry be happy
Count me in!

I will be DC 1x/wk on dry hair for at least an hour (i have no heat appliances here). :look:
I will be alternating between ORS hair mayo & Elasta QP (until i get my AO Honeysuckle Rose Con). :yep:

Hey ATLcutey :) Welcome! I don't use heat to DC either. I love ORS products. I forgot how much I like the hair mayo. I need to dig some up from my stash :yep:

Goodmorning,

I'd love to join this Challenge! I'm already pretty faithful to my weekly DCing regimen but "weekly" becomes more like 10 days so I'd like to work on that.

Right now I'm finishing up a jar of Organix Coconut Milk Deep Conditioner. I love it! However, I stocked up on 2 jars of Jessicurl Deep Conditioner so I'll switch to those until they're gone.

Welocme tasha! You came to the right place Consistency is the name of this game :yep: Stick with this and you won't be disappointed.

I'm def in!!! I was a part of the 08 to 09 challenge and saw major results.

I aternate between Mizani Moisturfuse with a lil natural honey :lick: and Olive Oil Replenshing pack 1x week for at least 1hr.

Welocme to the '11 edition! DDDC was by far the most beneficial challenge to me this year :yep: I'm a huge fan of ORS replenishing conditioner too :lick:
 
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