Grow It Long 2020 Challenge

Discussion in 'Hair Care Tips & Product Review Discussion' started by NaturalShe94, Dec 16, 2019.

  1. Mapleoats

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    @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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    She's 16 months - walking and trying to talking! :babyg:
     
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    Available with Prime in the US as well. Just haven't pulled the trigger yet since I wanted find something made a bit more locally. Might get one of the sampler sets first. I also want to try their laundry bar for dishes and shoes. Which Ethique bar do you like for your hair?
     
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    Cowash day ! I must say Asiam Jamaican Black Castor Oil Cowash is my new cowash staple instead of the Asiam Coconut Cowash. The JBCO one has so much more slip. I love it. I won’t be rebuying the coconut one.
     
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    It's official. I had a setback. My sister looked at my hair and told me that it looked shorter and choppy :cry3::cry3:. I don't know how it happened so fast! I'm so sad.
     
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    I’m so sorry. :-(
     
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    I've tried the sample kit and used the regular size healie kiwi and St clements. To me they all seem to work more or less the same. The St clements was probably my favourite. One thing I've noticed is that they melt very easily in the shower tho. Not sure if that's normal of other shampoo bars
     
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    Something caused breakage
     
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    My only real challenge is Learning to not over trim my hair
     
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  10. NaturalShe94

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    Oh Nooo :(
    Any idea what could’ve caused that?
     
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    Ordered some henna and a henna gloss from henna sooq. Trying to embrace my grays but my hair looks ashy and blue lol. My grays are also not as curly as the rest of my hair.
     
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    I'm too heavy handed when applying products!

    A greasy neck, night scarf, and pillow case are not sexy! :pullhair:
     
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    I loveeeeeee box braids. I would say its my favorite PS but it's honestly the only PS that I have used and its shown to work miracles on my hair. I'm at 3 weeks now but I just started a bunch of OLLY brand vitamins so hopefully that's why I'm having to get them re done so soon. I can usually last like about 5 weeks, the 5th week I'm usually looking a lil rough though lol. Are you going to get them re installed ?
     
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    Do you trim your own hair ?
     
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    The only things that I did differently were that I washed my hair more often, I styled without heat and I styled my hair more often. I've found some heat trained youtubers with long hair that I'm going to watch.
     
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    I’m getting a curly cut in Feb. Hopefully I can get the shape I want without losing too much length. Then I’m all about growing. :)
     
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    Yea...I'm just gonna stick to dusting
     
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    I wouldn't do heat training. You're asking for heat damage. That's all it is. Probably need to pay more attention on how you handle your hair
     
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    I'm already heat trained. I've been wearing my hair straight since last April/May, and I experienced heat damage in the beginning. My hair's been growing consistently since then. I lost less hair the last time I straightened it at the end of December than I did when I was doing my hair without any heat. It's very possible that my hair has just worn out, and I'll be able to tell over the next few weeks of wearing it straight.
     
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    I'm too lazy to search on YouTube. What is heat training? Are you pressing your natural hair after each wash? are your curls looser? TIA
     
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    Yes, basically. The degree your hair loosens varies from person to person, but there's a loss in the tightness of your original curl pattern. I'm natural but my hair looks very much like relaxed hair when it's wet. I have a wave to my hair and barely any shrinkage. I have to "touch up" my roots with the flatiron because I essentially have new growth that doesn't match the length of my hair.
     
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    What do you mean "has just worn out"?
     
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    I love OLLY brand vitamins. Anytime someone asks me about my hair or nails, I point to OLLY.
     
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    So herlucidsky updated her fotki ( https://public.fotki.com/Herlucidsky/my-natural-hair-) in December and she included a picture of her ends which are 11 years old, and said were looking weathered and needed a trim.

    Her 11 year old weathered ends look honestly better than my ends after a fresh trim. I've been struggling with my ends for years and it's significantly impacted my ability to retain length I believe. Does anyone have experience with improving their ends and still gaining length? I feel like I have to choose one or the other at this point..

    Or are her ends just the exception and most ends don't actually look that good? Lol
     
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    Basically damaging your hair with heat so that the texture is loose
     
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    Yay! And Lol, yeah the new growth is less stretched once I wash and condition. One of the things I do to get a little more wear out of the style is to put it into an updo that I leave in for 1-2 weeks. I get style inspiration from loc updos a lot. But once it's up, I don't have to do much manipulation to it for a while, only spraying my scalp every other day or so.

    Here are some of my old updo pix:



     
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    Myself as well. I struggled with terrible ends for a while. I keep my ends tucked and moisture infused. I go to work 5 days a week, I don't care to have a luscious wash n go, twist out, braid out or whatever for work. Hair jail for work all week, simple. Also the ends are also the most weak and highly porous part of your hair, so keeping up with some sort of protein treatment or a leave in with a lot of protein in it once in a while will strengthen them. Another thing I do is keep up with regular dusting, not trimming, but dusting. Please get sharp shears. Dull ones cause more damage. You'll also notice more splits after a trim if dull shears were used. I can't run away from splits, its just not possible for my hair. Looking out for "weathered" ends like herlucidsky or ends with, what I like to call, triple splits is what I take off. Also when you decide to wear your hair out and you've got ends that's frizzing up, while the rest of your hair is in tact, that needs to go. As well as pay attention to your hemline. If your hemline is thin then, chop chop.... If none of the above apply to your hair then PUT THE SHEARS DOWN.
     
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    Love these updos!
     
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    Sounds like you need to dust and not trim
     
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    What's wrong with her ends? It sounds like @NaturalShe94 is saying her ends don't curl anymore, or don't stay together in twists anymore? Is that possible for our hair type? I assumed from that pic that her whole length was twisted and she just unraveled her ends to show them to us. And they don't look bad to me. They look like the entire length of my hair. i don't get it.
     

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