Choklatekiss79 said:Welcome, welcome, welcome!!!! crvlnghair, ldp, Me2, SNyeema, caribeandiva, Incredible1ne
Natural sistas can definitely join the challenge.
We all have the same goal - healthier and longer hair!
BTW..As we get closer to April 1, Ill post an official list of everyone participating in the challenge.
This is such a great idea. I have the same goal, but already I am doing the crown and glory challenge - I'm with you in spirit.
I do have a question about keeping a photo journal of hair growth progress.
How do you set it up?
I have been taking pictures once a month for the last two months during one of my unbraided periods - length sides and back - so I don't really have much, but I don't know how.
Can you help?
Choklatekiss79 said:Hi newflowers.....thanks for responding and joining us in spirit!
To set up a photo journal, you can use fotki (although there are tons of other online photo journals.) Go to www.fotki.com, then click the Join Fitki button. The site will walk you through how to set everything up. Let me know if you have trouble uploading the pics. I think youll find that its pretty easy, but feel free to give me a shout if you get stuck.
Choklatekiss79 said:Hello Everyone:
It's so encouraging as a newbie to find LHCF and see that so many women with varying hair types have grown their hair to beautiful lengths.
For us short and sassy sisters, I thought it would be fun to form a mini support group. If you're neck length and above and want to achieve greater lengths, join the challenge and let's make it happen!
The Great Lengths Challenge will begin April 1, 2007 and will run for 9 months until December 31, 2007.
I'm really excited about this challenge. Also, it would be really neat if everyone could share progress photos each month throughout the challenge. I'll make sure mine are uploaded and ready to go at the start of the challenge. Send a cyber shout if you want in!!!
- ABSOLUTELY NO HEAT!!! (hood dryers OK)
- ***Since many of us may not be able to pull our hair into a bun or pony just yet, baggying and co washing are optional.***
- 9-12 week relaxer stretches (YOU CAN DO IT!)
- Weekly pre-poos and shampoos (This can be done bi-weekly if you are doing the co-wash method.)
- Weekly deep conditioners (moisture or protein depending on what your hair needs from week to week)
- Twice a day moisture and oil treatments
- At least two vitamin supplements per day
- 8-10 glassses of water per day (it's good for more than just your hair)
- Combing no more than twice per day (roller setting, wrapping, or flex rod setting will make this possible)erplexed
- 30 minutes of exercise at least 3 times per week (yes, walking counts, but working up a good sweat is even better!)
I'm in! I am a newbie and was feeling a bit discouraged because it seemed that everyone here already had length. I cut my shoulder length hair back in November because I had an incident with a sew in and it caused a lot of breakage on my right side, so I chopped it all off and decided to start all over. Currently my hair is layered, some above my ear, some at the ear level and the rest a little past my ear but not yet touching my shoulder, something like Kelly Rowlandâ€™s in that Nelly video "Dilemma". There is a picture of what my hair looks like in my avatar. My only issues would be the no heat, I usually curl once a week and the relaxer stretch, but I am going to try. I know the curling can't be done because I go to the salon every two weeks, so I will at least cut it back to every two weeks!
I only have a few questions:
What is a pre-poo and perplexed?
Does putting Vatika oil on the scalp before bed count as an oil treatment or do you mean hot oil?
I am in! Like alot of the ladies participating, I am a newbie. I have a question. I already know that I will spend the majority of my time in braids. Can I still participate if I don't intend to relax my hair until September?
I say intend because we all know about the "best laid plans"!
count me in. I'm natural, about a half to a whole inch from Shoulder length stretched. But I want to get there unstretched. So I'll be protective styling and trying to work out. The water thing is going to be a struggle but I need to do it!!!!! Yay, I'm excited!