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FROM BC TO WAIST LENGTH! Natural growth and health CHALLENGE. Spinoff for 09 BC.

Prettyeyes

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FROM BC TO WAIST LENGTH! Natural growth and health CHALLENGE. SPINOFF.

FROM BC TO WAIST LENGTH! Natural growth and health CHALLENGE. Spinoff.
Requirements to join:

1. You must be 100% natural.
2. You must be serious.
3. You must have BC'd in 2009 and/ or have no more than 9 inches and no less than 5 inches of stretched hair. LESS THAN 5 INCHES GO TO ORIGINAL CHALLENGE.http://www.longhaircareforum.com/showthread.php?t=479554 (Exceptions may be made for people who have lost hair due to ill-health or trauma and those on the border) PM Platinum.
4. Your hair goals must be for healthy, natural WL or beyond hair.

HOW THE CHALLENGE WILL WORK!

Please, check in twice monthly minimum this is a support-group style challenge. We will be giving feedback, asking questions and giving praise.

The focus will be on WHAT IS WORKING and if something is not working addressing it immediately. Please ask for help asap so there are MINIMAL SETBACKS!!

KNOWLEDGE OF YOUR HAIR TYPE. Know your hair type and what it needs. Please have or be trying hard to develop a regimen that is suitable for your hair type.

CONSISTENCY is key, if you are not consistent, you will slow your progress and may sustain damage. Posting regularly here can keep you on track and focused.

UPDATES for hair length and hair health will be done in JUNE and DECEMBER of each year and any other time you want to. Measure hair, take pics and check condition. Inform us whenever you trim.

Each month a product/technique will be chosen as Product/Technique of the Month based on what was most beneficial to challegers in the previous month.

CHALLENGE START DATE JULY 1, 2010. Please have current pics and measurements posted by then.

THIS CHALLENGE DOSE NOT END UNTIL YOU TOUCH WL OR JULY 1, 2013. Everyone should be there by then even if you, trim regularly, are tall, have a minor setback or grow slowly. If this part scares you this challenge is not for you.

If you cut off long relaxed hair because you want long natural hair this challenge is especially for you. I have knowledge about hair growth I grew dry SL relaxed hair to full MBL relaxed hair and then BC'd. I will grow it again and so will you.

HAPPY HEALTHY NATURAL HAIR GROWING!!!!


Exceptions:
The only way you can be in this challenge with more than 9 inches (round down if not a full inch) of hair is if you last relaxed on or after October 1, 2008 (There has to be a cut-off)

Transitioners can join when they BC if their hair is close in length on average to the length of most challengers at the time.

Naturals can join anytime if their hair is close in length on average to the length of most challengers at the time.

NO ONE MAY JOIN AFTER December 1, 2010.


*SPINOFF*
Platinum will be the captain of this challenge, Aggie will be the co-captain and I will be honorary co-captain but I am in the original challenge due to BC date and length.


Challengers:
1. Platinum @ 6 inches *CAPTAIN*
2. Aggie @ 6 inches? *co-captain*
3. BermudaBeauty @ 7 inches
4. [email protected] 5 inches?
5. StephElise @ 5 inches
6. Manter26 @ 7 inches
7. Papoose @ 6 inches
8. Curly Lee @ 5 inches?
9. Winona @ 8 inches?
10. Sexysin985 @ 8 inches?
11. Anew @ 6 inches?
12. Cinnespice @ 3/6 inches (haircut)
13. EtherealEnigma @ 6 inches
14. beautifdlo @ 8 inches
15. MissAJ
16. Lishaboo @ 5 inches
17. Similie @ 9 inches
18. ConsiderCamille
19. Coolsista- Paris @ 7 inches
20. Harriettsdaughter @ 6 inches
21. Nikki2229 @ 8 inches
22. Uniqely Blessed @ 9 inches
23. Diva Esq @ 6 inches
24. Southernbeauty @ 6 inches

Joined betweenn July, 2 2010 and December 31, 2010
25. Grand Prix @ 10 inches
26. Key @ 7 inches
27. GreenD @ 8 inches
28. zazzi @ 8 inches
29. missjae09 @ 2/5 inches (layers)
30. ksk_xs @ 5 inches
31. countrychickd @ 6 inches
32. natalie20121 @ 5 inches
33. shay72 @ 5 inches
34. ajoke @ 5 inches
35. moore.1506 @ 5 inches
 
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Loves Harmony

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I would love to join this challenge. I bc July 2009. 5 1/2 - 6 Inches...

Edit to update with measurement

Regime:
PrePoo: Olive Oil
Shampoo: Con Moisturizing
Deep Cond: Curls Tea Conditioner
Leave In: Deja Milk
Moisturie w/ BRBC
Seal w/ Olive Oil
Co wash: Curls Sublime Coconut Conditioner or BeeMine Avocado Conditioner.
 
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winona

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I want in. I will be back to post regi and pics


I will shampoo with diluted (.4oz to 4oz water) Elucence Moisture Benefiting Shampoo or Clarifying Shampoo no more than once per week. Biweekly has been working for me lately

I will DC once a week at minimum. I will use heat in my hair for DCing (dryer, steam or heat cap)

I will wear some form of protective style 5 days a week (bun, cornrows, twists, ect). I have been doing this for about 6 days a week lately SO SO SO lazy LMBO

I will always wash and style hair in sections to avoid major tangling issues.

I will not flat iron my hair more than once per year.

I will post pics at least every two months begining July 1 HHG ladies
 

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Prettyeyes

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I want in. I will be back to post regi and pics


I will shampoo with diluted (.4oz to 4oz water) Elucence Moisture Benefiting Shampoo or Clarifying Shampoo no more than once per week. Biweekly has been working for me lately

I will DC once a week at minimum. I will use heat in my hair for DCing (dryer, steam or heat cap)

I will wear some form of protective style 5 days a week (bun, cornrows, twists, ect). I have been doing this for about 6 days a week lately SO SO SO lazy LMBO

I will always wash and style hair in sections to avoid major tangling issues.

I will not flat iron my hair more than once per year.

I will post pics at least every two months begining July 1 HHG ladies

Great hair and I like how you seem so serious!!!
 

Prettyeyes

Well-Known Member
Ok since you are still early let's talk about what you have been using so that you can choose your first product/technique of the month.
 
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cinnespice

Hello is me your looking for?
I forgot to put up my info.
I have been natural for about 2 years for most of my hair except the front that i permed for weaves. My hair had enough of the perm and decided to drop out in 2 places in the front of my hair. So I decided to to chop of the front of my hair and about 5 inches in the back. I knew nothing about hair care and started to google one day and came upon this website. My hair was not healthy at all, so I chopped again in feb to get rid of any possible permed ends in the front and about 3 inches all around. My hair is now is about 6 inches but the front is is only about 2.5 inches.
My hair is much healther now that i have a regimine.
Im done with the chopping.
Time to get with growing my hair.
I need to put up a fotki but im lazy, will do sometime within the next couple of weeks.
 

Prettyeyes

Well-Known Member
I forgot to put up my info.
I have been natural for about 2 years for most of my hair except the front that i permed for weaves. My hair had enough of the perm and decided to drop out in 2 places in the front of my hair. So I decided to to chop of the front of my hair and about 5 inches in the back. I knew nothing about hair care and started to google one day and came upon this website. My hair was not healthy at all, so I chopped again in feb to get rid of any possible permed ends in the front and about 3 inches all around. My hair is now is about 6 inches but the front is is only about 2.5 inches.
My hair is much healther now that i have a regimine.
Im done with the chopping.
Time to get with growing my hair.
I need to put up a fotki but im lazy, will do sometime within the next couple of weeks.
Excellent HHG and step away from the scissors!
 

Lishaboo

Well-Known Member
I'm in, I just BC on Thursday!

So my plan is to co-wash every two days.

Deep Condition every 2 weeks.

Protective styles will be braids (tree braids), flat twist and sew-in weaves (I think).

I will post some pic later this week.
 

Similie

New Member
Joining! I have always been natural just never really took care of my hair. I will be juicing with my S-curl everyday and sealing with some sort of oil. Shampooing weekly. DC'ing weekly, Co-wash 1-2 times a week, and protective styling with buns and braids (not sure of the kind just yet)
 

Papoose

The Phoenix
So I'm gonna join. I have been natural for too long not to be healthy at goal length. Maybe this challenge will keep me on point. I have about 5-7 inches, but it's shorter in the front due to poor care and setbacks. Right now, I have synthetic braids in. I'll post my pics, regi and such soon.
 

4bslbound

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I want to join this one! My last relaxer was in July 09. Most of my relaxed hair is gone, but stretched, I have about 6-8 inches (uneven due to relaxed ends).

My protective style will be sew-ins for at least next year or when I have about 12 inches.

I will upload pics this week also.

Supplements such as MSM, biotin, chlorella, ACV, and kelp will be a part of my daily diet for total body health.

Products on scalp will include esssential oils (scalp issues due to inflammation) and MT/MTG mixture. When I take my installs down, I will wear it out for a week to deep condition it, and treat it with protein.
 
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winona

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Ok since you are still early let's talk about what you have been using so that you can choose your first product/technique of the month.

I use elucence to shampoo diluted when i want to wash my scalp. I use wdt either straight(cooler months) or diluted (warmer months) as a leave in, I make a kokum butter based moisturizer that I apply over that and seal with either UNpetroleum Jelly or Kemi butter that I make. I may sometimes change up some of the ingredients in my homemade concoctions but I always leave the kokum butter in them because my hair loves that stuff. I am already in the bootcamp and DC challenge so my hair is in cornrows leading to a twistout frenchbraid. I always do everything in sections bc my hair can be very overwhelming if I don't. I use seamless combs ( STAR and MP) and fingers for styling and detangling. the reason why I make alot of my own stuff is I got tired of companies reformulating stuff for the worse. This way I never have to change the formula unless my hair tells me so. Hmmmm I think that's it.
 

bride91501

Well-Known Member
I hope I can join- I bc'd on 5/31/10.

I had about 3.5" of hair after I bc'd, 8 months after my last (and final!) relaxer.

I plan to stay weaved up in a full weave- no hair out- until I reach SL. I'll then pc with my own hair until I reach my ultimate goal of MBL (or WL? Who knows!). Below is my current regimen:

-Co-wash weekly
-castor oil edges and scalp every other day
-DC twice month
-Shampoo once/month
-keep weave in for 8 weeks, wear hair out for 1 week before next install
-protein treatment between installs
 

Prettyeyes

Well-Known Member
I hope I can join- I bc'd on 5/31/10.

I had about 3.5" of hair after I bc'd, 8 months after my last (and final!) relaxer.

I plan to stay weaved up in a full weave- no hair out- until I reach SL. I'll then pc with my own hair until I reach my ultimate goal of MBL (or WL? Who knows!). Below is my current regimen:

-Co-wash weekly
-castor oil edges and scalp every other day
-DC twice month
-Shampoo once/month
-keep weave in for 8 weeks, wear hair out for 1 week before next install
-protein treatment between installs
Please join the original challenge! Link in OP!
 

Prettyeyes

Well-Known Member
I want to join this one! My last relaxer was in July 09. Most of my relaxed hair is gone, but stretched, I have about 6-8 inches (uneven due to relaxed ends).

My protective style will be sew-ins for at least next year or when I have about 12 inches.

I will upload pics this week also.

Supplements such as MSM, biotin, chlorella, ACV, and kelp will be a part of my daily diet for total body health.

Products on scalp will include esssential oils (scalp issues due to inflammation) and MT/MTG mixture. When I take my installs down, I will wear it out for a week to deep condition it, and treat it with protein.
You must BC before you can join!
 

Prettyeyes

Well-Known Member
I use elucence to shampoo diluted when i want to wash my scalp. I use wdt either straight(cooler months) or diluted (warmer months) as a leave in, I make a kokum butter based moisturizer that I apply over that and seal with either UNpetroleum Jelly or Kemi butter that I make. I may sometimes change up some of the ingredients in my homemade concoctions but I always leave the kokum butter in them because my hair loves that stuff. I am already in the bootcamp and DC challenge so my hair is in cornrows leading to a twistout frenchbraid. I always do everything in sections bc my hair can be very overwhelming if I don't. I use seamless combs ( STAR and MP) and fingers for styling and detangling. the reason why I make alot of my own stuff is I got tired of companies reformulating stuff for the worse. This way I never have to change the formula unless my hair tells me so. Hmmmm I think that's it.
Excellent I also love to mix up stuff but too busy lately!
 

Curly Lee

Well-Known Member
I'm in! I bc'ed in May of 09 I think. lol I can't really remember, my hair didn't grown any because I didn't take care of it womp womp. I'll update with pictures in a minute.

Regimen
Shampoo weekly with diluted KC Come Clean (looking to replace, but I like it as a clarifying poo, just not weekly)
DC Weekly w/ Aubrey Organics Island Naturals
Twist with homemade leave-in and seal with Shea Butter+Grapeseed Oil
Henna biweekly
Protein DC once a month or as needed
I just came out of a protective style for a month and I plan on trying to protective style for a month at a time, but it's REALLY hard because I like to play with my hair.
I also have a trimming problem! It's bad, when my ends get even a LITTLE bit rough feeling I just cut them and not a dusting either. I already know that's set me back about 2 inches. :wallbash:
But this is a GREAT challenge end for me! Lord willing I will graduate from college May 2013 so December 2012 will be a big time for me, law school applications and senior year etc...
ETA:











 
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bermudabeauty

New Member
I'm in. I am 4a/3c hairtype. I have approximately 7 inches of hair

Regimine:

Co-Wash approx every 2-3 days with Suave Almond and Shea Butter.
Shampoo once every 7-10days with Neutrogena Triple Moisture Shampoo
Deep Condition when I wash every 7-10days with Neutrogena Triple Moisture Recovery Mask.
Moisturize with either: EVOO, or Wave Nouveau Finishing Lotion, or Herbal Essence Finishing Creme

Wear my hair in two strand twists daily. Straighten 4x/year to trim or as needed.

(click for larger view)
Twist out using Herbal Essence Finishing Creme
3 day hair after a wash n go
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CrissieD

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I want to join. I am not sure of the inches but my hair is SL in the shortest areas and between APL and BSL in the longest (the back) but I am a slow grower so I might actually need 2 full years to get to WL even though my hair is probably a little longer than 9 inches.

Oh and my hair is natural and always has been :)
 

SexySin985

Well-Known Member
Oh yes!!!! This is definitely the challange for me:grin:

I BC'ed on 7/30/09 (1 year Nappiversary approaching soon!!!) and that was the best decision I ever made:yep:

I will be getting my hair braided on Friday, July 2nd and I plan on wearing them for the remainder of the year.....

Regimen for 7-1-2010 to 12-31-2010​


Get hair Braided July 2nd 2010. (Will rebraid perimeter every 2 weeks)

Wash hair with diluted shampoo and deep condition under steamer every two weeks.

Moisturize twice daily with braid spray

Oil scalp with Boundless Tresses daily.

Take Vitamins EVERYDAY:
  • 2 Shen Min Tablets
  • 1 Iron Tablet
  • 1 GNC be-Wholesome VitaPak
  • 2000 mcg Biotin
  • 2000 mg MSM
Try to exercise regularly.

Get adequate sleep.

Drink at least 4 9 oz. bottles of water.

Eat more fruits and vegetables.

Limit intake of sugars, sweets and fried foods.


ETA: I will come back to this post to add before/after photos on Friday!!!
 
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Anew

New Member
Okay I'd like to join this challenge! I'll update this post with length pics later on tonight. I just need to find my card

My longest length is the nape, it stretches to shoulder length. Then I have shorter lengths right above that, my hair is really uneven but I'm just gonna let it grow on out

ETA My Regimen

Steam DC treatment once weekly
Co wash once weekly while in mini pixies
Redo mini pixies every other week or as needed
Moisturize and seal hair as needed
Wig it up over the pixies

So far I've been doing this and its been working for me
 
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Anew

New Member
Now that I think about it I'm just gonna break down and buy a tape measure just to make sure this is the challenge I'm supposed to be in
 

Loves Harmony

Well-Known Member
Regimen
Shampoo weekly with Curls Shampoo (looking for a different Shampoo)
Cowash w/ Curls Sublime Coconut Condition or Beemine Bee Lovely
DC Weekly w/ BeeMine BEEutiful Deep Conditioner or Curls Tea Conditioner
Protein DC once a month or as needed Beemine Avocado Conditioner
Leave in/ Light Moisturizer w/Beemine Deja Milk
Seal w/ Bee Love Hair
Detangle with Taliah Waajid Protective Mist Bodifer

Once i get settle in Biloxi,Ms i will find someone who can braid my hair.
 

Prettyeyes

Well-Known Member
Regimen
Shampoo weekly with Curls Shampoo (looking for a different Shampoo)
Cowash w/ Curls Sublime Coconut Condition or Beemine Bee Lovely
DC Weekly w/ BeeMine BEEutiful Deep Conditioner or Curls Tea Conditioner
Protein DC once a month or as needed Beemine Avocado Conditioner
Leave in/ Light Moisturizer w/Beemine Deja Milk
Seal w/ Bee Love Hair
Detangle with Taliah Waajid Protective Mist Bodifer

Once i get settle in Biloxi,Ms i will find someone who can braid my hair.

I need some Beemine products!
 

Miss AJ

New Member
08/15/09 BCer checking in...my regimen is still being tweaked cuz I'm color treated now, but for about a week or so I've been on a braidout regimen, washing every 3-4 days, moisturizing and rebraiding at night, only combing/picking on wash days, finger combing in between. I'm taking GNC Women's Ultra Mega Active and their HSN (which is changing back to Ultra Nourish once I finish this bottle), and as soon as I get off work I'm mixing up my own version of BT and will officially start using that on the 1st.
 
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