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Nightingale

On the Grow and Keeping it Semi-DIY
I also wear my twists in buns. I think it matches me lol. Anything looks good with earings and mascara... Also neat parts. I sectioned my hair last month and I'm aiming to keep the same sections until the end of the year.

Braids and twists help me stay motivated because I can see the new growth
I hate regular buns, but twists in buns are super cute to me.
 

ckisland

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From what I've observed over the years on the hair boards, when ladies started to make changes to a regi that was working for them, it would trigger a setback. Now it's a different story if you're trying to solve a particular hair or process issue though. Try whatever you want to get the results you want. :)
This is me all day!! I feel like I'm experiencing the start of a setback :nono: . I wanted to go heatless this month, but I don't seem to know how to handle my hair in this state without it. I'm going to wash, DC and flatiron my hair in the next day or two.
 

Mapleoats

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@NaturalShe94 @GettingKinky @ckisland thank you ladies!


Love it. I'm telling you, we got the same look, lol. I even showed my husband and was like "think quick, is this me or nah". He knew it wasn't me, but admitted it was close! Now tell us about that hair accessory.

I undid my twists today for a twist out. Looks fab, if I do say so myself. I'll probably wash in a day or two, which will be the last wash of my 3 wash cycle. I absolutely love that I figured out a way to only comb once every 3-4 weeks.
Thanks! Haha that is so funny! The accessory has a small comb attachment and just slides into the hair! It’s by the Scunci brand, got from the dollar store. Only combing once every 3-4 weeks? Tell me more! If I go more than a week without a thorough detangling I’d have a very long wash day ahead of me lol.
 
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mayoo

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Hey ladies~

Can I join?

Natural, Relaxed, Texlaxed:
Natural~

Current Length: Hip length

Goal Length: Tailbone

Plan to reach goal length: Consistency ~~ keeping my hair DCed and Shea buttered up.

Regimen:
Wash 1x per week
DCing 1x per week
Apply leave in, Oil and butter
Twist or braid up. Twists and buns are usually worn in a bun throughout the week and then unravelled on Friday

Protective Styles:
Twists and Braid-outs styled in bun

Staple Products:
Raw Shea butter
22nd century Shampoo bar
Cheapie conditioner
Extra virgin Olive oil

Starting Pic: attached~
 

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nyeredzi

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@NaturalShe94 @GettingKinky @ckisland thank you ladies!




Thanks! Haha that is so funny! The accessory has a small comb attachment and just slides into the hair! It’s by the Scunci brand, got from the dollar store. Only combing once every 3-4 weeks? Tell me more! If I go more than a week without a thorough detangling I’d have a very long wash day ahead of me lol.
I posted the basics of my regimen here:
https://longhaircareforum.com/threads/grow-it-long-2020-challenge.847329/page-4#post-25388591
I used to also detangle every week, couldn't figure out how to wash and then not detangle because every wash would cause too many tangles. But I often didn't get my hair *thoroughly* detangled, and honestly can't without that blow dry. Keeping in twists the majority of the time + the thorough detangle once a month + the intermediate finger detangle seems to do the trick. Also, though, I have less hair than I used to. I'm still not 100% sure it would have worked on the volume of hair I had before I had my 2 kids and just got older.
 

MzSwift

Texlaxed, loccing again
Hey ladies~

Can I join?

Natural, Relaxed, Texlaxed:
Natural~

Current Length: Hip length

Goal Length: Tailbone

Plan to reach goal length: Consistency ~~ keeping my hair DCed and Shea buttered up.

Regimen:
Wash 1x per week
DCing 1x per week
Apply leave in, Oil and butter
Twist or braid up. Twists and buns are usually worn in a bun throughout the week and then unravelled on Friday

Protective Styles:
Twists and Braid-outs styled in bun

Staple Products:
Raw Shea butter
22nd century Shampoo bar
Cheapie conditioner
Extra virgin Olive oil

Starting Pic: attached~

:badcop::bat:
Uh ma'am, this here is a "Grow It Long" challenge. Seems you've lost your way. Perhaps you're looking for the "I Can't Sit Down Without My Long Hair Getting In The Way" challenge or the "I Don't Have to Hurt Myself While Pulling My Hair for a Length Check" challenge??












j/k :laugh:

Your hair is bananas!! Beautiful! Love it!! :love::drool:
 

NaturalShe94

Well-Known Member
Hey ladies~

Can I join?

Natural, Relaxed, Texlaxed:
Natural~

Current Length: Hip length

Goal Length: Tailbone

Plan to reach goal length: Consistency ~~ keeping my hair DCed and Shea buttered up.

Regimen:
Wash 1x per week
DCing 1x per week
Apply leave in, Oil and butter
Twist or braid up. Twists and buns are usually worn in a bun throughout the week and then unravelled on Friday

Protective Styles:
Twists and Braid-outs styled in bun

Staple Products:
Raw Shea butter
22nd century Shampoo bar
Cheapie conditioner
Extra virgin Olive oil

Starting Pic: attached~
Nope. Nope. No you cannot!
Not until you tell me what "cheapie conditioner" is. :naughty:
 

CurliDiva

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So, I'll be 6 months postpartum tomorrow. Starting at about 3 months postpartum my hair started shedding a ton, I mean like a whole lot. I cried. I was staying on my prescribed prenatal vitamins like my doc told me too (I am breastfeeding), my hormones are out of control due to me breastfeeding. I've had one cycle since I had my girl and haven't had one again. I've also gained a ton of weight for no reason. Like for real. I was all belly during my pregnancy, my doc even had me going to monthly ultrasounds because she claims I wasn't gaining like I'm suppose too. Then suddenly 2 months postpartum all this weight came on out of no where. So my body is just doing its' own thing apparently. Anyway, starting about a week ago I ditched my prenatals and bought postnatal vitamins that I happen to just run into while in Target. My shedding has calmed down TREMENDOUSLY and I even feel a lot better. My cycle just came on too, not sure if that's a good or bad thing being that I'm breastfeeding, but, I'm super happy that my hair shedding is back to normal. I started worrying about my ends. Hopefully, this means my hormones will be regulated a little better as well because I'm also not sure if postpartum/breastfeeding hormones have affected my growth rate.
Congratulations, new Mommy!
 

mayoo

Well-Known Member
:badcop::bat:
Uh ma'am, this here is a "Grow It Long" challenge. Seems you've lost your way. Perhaps you're looking for the "I Can't Sit Down Without My Long Hair Getting In The Way" challenge or the "I Don't Have to Hurt Myself While Pulling My Hair for a Length Check" challenge??

j/k :laugh:

Your hair is bananas!! Beautiful! Love it!! :love::drool:
:lachen::lachen::lachen:yoooo you are sooo funny, I cannot. Pshh I wish it was long enough to sit on. Still got a long way to go

Thank you, though. You're very kind.
 

mayoo

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Nope. Nope. No you cannot!
Not until you tell me what "cheapie conditioner" is. :naughty:
:lachen: I just use the phrase to describe every cheap conditioner that I detangle with

The current one I'm using is from Sainsbury's (British supermarket)- pic attached if you're interested

Since I'm no longer in the UK, I'm gonna start using Suave

Can I join now? :look: Pretty please ~~~~
 

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GettingKinky

Well-Known Member
Thank you~
Your hair in your profile pic is just :lick:


Good luck with the wash and go though... Mine are still neck length at best lol
Thanks! My profile picture is so old. I haven’t straightened my hair in over 2 years, but my stylist used to do an amazing job with the flat iron.

Are you serious? All that hair and your wash n go is neck length? Maybe I should just accept that shrinkage is always going to win.
 

mayoo

Well-Known Member
Thanks! My profile picture is so old. I haven’t straightened my hair in over 2 years, but my stylist used to do an amazing job with the flat iron.

Are you serious? All that hair and your wash n go is neck length? Maybe I should just accept that shrinkage is always going to win.
Unfortunately, I'm serious :cry3:
At the same time I'm really bad at wash and gos... The shrinkage plus the refusing the dry are the main reasons why there is no day-2 for my hair. I mean, if yours can hack it then I guess your hair could be more stretched too?
 

mayoo

Well-Known Member
@mayoo Omgoodness, your hair is everything! That 22nd Century shampoo bar is the best. I haven't used it in a while though with the price increase plus the cost of shipping.
Thank you~:blush2:
Yeah, the price and shipping kill me. I ordered 2 a few months ago so I'll be good for a long while.

In the meantime, I'm looking for a replacement shampoo bar (mainly on etsy).

Have you tried any others that you like?
 

GettingKinky

Well-Known Member
Unfortunately, I'm serious :cry3:
At the same time I'm really bad at wash and gos... The shrinkage plus the refusing the dry are the main reasons why there is no day-2 for my hair. I mean, if yours can hack it then I guess your hair could be more stretched too?
I could stretch my hair, but every time I try my curls are distorted and I don’t like the way they look.
 

water_n_oil

Well-Known Member
Thank you~:blush2:
Yeah, the price and shipping kill me. I ordered 2 a few months ago so I'll be good for a long while.

In the meantime, I'm looking for a replacement shampoo bar (mainly on etsy).

Have you tried any others that you like?
Chagrin Valley (they ayurvedic one especially) and most of the bars from Bobeam. I've been trying to find a good replacement too though. I've been contemplating trying Ethique but they're pretty expensive plus it ships all the way from New Zealand which I feel is kind of wasteful (trying to be more zero/low waste) not to mention expensive af to ship if ordered direct. I've heard nothing but praise for Wildlands ACV bar on Etsy but I haven't tried it yet.
 

mayoo

Well-Known Member
Chagrin Valley (they ayurvedic one especially) and most of the bars from Bobeam. I've been trying to find a good replacement too though. I've been contemplating trying Ethique but they're pretty expensive plus it ships all the way from New Zealand which I feel is kind of wasteful (trying to be more zero/low waste) not to mention expensive af to ship if ordered direct. I've heard nothing but praise for Wildlands ACV bar on Etsy but I haven't tried it yet.
I think I've seen the Wildlamds ACV bar on etsy! Seems like my cue to buy :bouncy:
 
@MzSwift & @LonDone ..okay sooo I washed and conditioned my hair in the box braids yesterday. I used the Shea Moisture Jamaican black castor oil line for both. And then I used the Mane Choice Tropical Moringa Sweet Oil & Honey Mask for my deep condition. I left it in for an hour with no heat. And then I finished with a no rinse leave in, the Shea Moisture Jamaican black castor oil brand.

@MzSwift you made me start thinking after you mentioned not changing what works for me in order to avoid setbacks so I just used my staple products. I love all Shea Moisture and Mane Choice products & I think I might be a product junkie lol

Only bad side is that I probably have to get my braids re done a little sooner because my new growth is now more noticeable ... or a lot more noticeable :giggle: .. which is okay it just means my hair is growing good! Thanks for the advice I'm going to DC in my PS for now on!
 

Mapleoats

Well-Known Member
Chagrin Valley (they ayurvedic one especially) and most of the bars from Bobeam. I've been trying to find a good replacement too though. I've been contemplating trying Ethique but they're pretty expensive plus it ships all the way from New Zealand which I feel is kind of wasteful (trying to be more zero/low waste) not to mention expensive af to ship if ordered direct. I've heard nothing but praise for Wildlands ACV bar on Etsy but I haven't tried it yet.
@mayoo @water_n_oil I loooveeeee ethique shampoo bars!!! And they are now available on Amazon prime! Atleast here in Canada
 
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