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  1. water_n_oil

    water_n_oil Well-Known Member

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    @mayoo what shampoo bar are you using?
     
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    Due to Covid & still having to go to work, I decided to keep my hair braided. So since March I’ve just been washing my hair & getting it braided. I make sure to moisturizer & oil my scalp. Hopefully I see some growth when I take my hair down.
     
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    mayoo Well-Known Member

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    I'm still using the 22nd century shampoo bar. The mango butter one because it doesn't sting my eyes
     
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    keranikki I am me, me I am, please be you

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    I would claim TBL. Claiming it really depends upon whether you want to wait for the bulk of your hair to reach that point or not.
     
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    I remember an old thread with a few of us stretching our hair out to about that length; we were wearing pants with pockets in our pictures so we called it MPPL... mid pants pocket length, :lol:. Or it can be called BCL (butt crack length). Whatever the name, you are well on your way to classic length. :D
     
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    Y’all I feel like my hair is growinggg. I’m so excited for the next length check but nervous cause I don’t wanna be disappointed lol :lachen::drunk:
     
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    Same here lol did a lenght check in april, I'm aproaching MBL but im to scared to do a lenght check, dont want to be disapointed hahahaha
     
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    I've gotten lazy........just keeping my hair in plaits and scarf when home. Hopefully my growth won't suffer.
     
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    I'm sure it'll be fine as long as you're moisturizing in between.
     
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    keranikki I am me, me I am, please be you

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    F441B982-C1F5-4556-86E7-2B1B40C23088.jpeg I know I’m supposed....I’m just scissor happy and this color is getting on my nerves. It has thinned out my hair and loosened my curl pattern. I cut two inches off this evening. My hair feels better.
    I will not reach my original goal, but I’m still striving for longer lengths. My goal is now APL by December.

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  11. ms.tatiana

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    I brought some garlic & onion oil (yeah it smells) on Instagram the makers claimed it helps with thickness, currently applying it to my edges.
     
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    keranikki I am me, me I am, please be you

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    Don't forget to massage the area. It helps with circulation and relieves tension in that area. Tight muscles can hinder growth.
     
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    Add some lemongrass EO to your mix and it wont smell bad
     
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    Thank you. I was trying to figure something out I was like almond oil or almond oil both aren’t that stronger tho.
     
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    healthy hair is better than long hair with dry ends
     
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    Thanks. I try to massage it it, but I’ve wondered if I should get a derma roller. I heard that it’s only good on freshly washed hair.
     
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    TamaraShaniece Ayurvedic Life

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    Im super duper late: I love it. I use it as part of the LOC Method to seal everything in. I compare this to Belle Bar Argan & Shine Butter.

    I’ll wash my hair, use leave in, oil, and styling cream to plait (6). The next day, I’ll lightly mist w/ a curl refresher spray and seal w/ the Curl Smiler and begin to 2 strand twist (24). My hair stays moisturized for 2 days. I’ll spray twist w/ a refresher spray, squeeze in some leave in and seal w/ the curl smiler. HTH
     
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    Prettymetty Natural/4b/medium-coarse

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    My bday braids. I did them a week ago. I’ll probably take them down in a week or 2. I really want to try the prismax Hair Botox my boyfriend got me, but I should wait until August. I’ll do a trim at that time. I may put in some more braids for 4th of July or wear my short curly wig. Either way I’ll be cute! I learned to do lashes so I’m super excited
     
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    So it's about time for our 2nd progress update, in about 10 days. I'm intending to do a small trim. But I've been thinking about the logic of trims. I don't really have split ends. What I have are knots. If I trim just the last 1/4" or something, I'll only get a small number of knots. Most of the knots are probably 1/2"-1" above the end of the hair. So it doesn't make a lot of sense for me to trim for the purpose of cutting out knots if I cut less than the length where all the knots are. I'd trim that 1/4" and still have all the knots. Which is one of the reasons I don't do trims that short anyway.

    On the other hand, if I cut 1" more often than about once every 3 months, my hair would stay about the same length, since 1" is what I've been retaining per 3 months for the last half a year or so. So I have to cut enough for it actually have an effect, but I can't cut too often or I won't see any growth. After I cut, knots will develop quickly again, so it's not even like cutting gives me more than a month of easier detangling.

    I think I"m going to aim for 1/2" this trim. That will get some of the knots, certainly not all of them. I'm not even sure if it will get most of them. But maybe it will be enough to make a difference. I might go ahead and flat iron, too, since I'm off most of this week. That would mean that of the roughly 2" I've retained in the last 6 months, I can keep 1 1/2" of it.

    This woman, whose hair is nothing at all like mine, was talking about how she only trims once a year. I don't know if I'd be willing to go that long, but it was interesting to hear her talk about it (around 2:00)

     
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    Good news is that your ends look thick!

    As for me, I took out my mini twists a few days ago (like literally 3 days ago). .. I mean I tore out my mini twists.

    It felt like hay, i've been baggying with conditioner. Its getting better. i will do an acv rinse when i shower

    I wasn't sure why i was getting so much shedding until I remembered that I have not been taking my iron supplements since it is in a multi and I was not sure if I can take them at the same time as the hairfinity . I'm going to alternate the iron multi and the hairfinity. im afraid of getting too much of a synthetic vitamin in a day

    well.. i hope i'm growing some hair. if i happen to make my bsl goal, the next year or two, I am going to just cut it as it passes bsl
     
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    What happened?

    Did you moisturize your mini twists while you were wearing them?

    Did you prep them before taking them down?
     
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    I was moisturizing them at first, but then I fell off, so I took them all out. The roots looked matted, but they weren't. I did put on some conditioner to take them down, but not every section.

    Last night, I did an ACV rinse and detangled. I didn't lose as much hair, which was great! I cowashed with Roux Porosity Conditioner something and then put on Megatek. I just rinsed that out and put more on the ends.

    ETA: I just put castor oil on the roots
     
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    I applied NJoy’s growth pomade on my edges & CCN Fenugreek growth oil on the rest of my scalp.

    Happy Hair Growing!
     
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    Your hair looks literally an inch longer than mine. I wonder myself, is that considered TBL? It looks TBL to me! Is classic your goal? Cause you’re almost there lol!
     
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    I follow her. Her tips seem useful but I dont think it can work for everyone. I trim once a year, but I can do that because my ends are tucked majority of the time year round & I only flat iron once a year. About 8 years ago when I use to straighten all the time & wore my hair down practically everyday I trimmed every 8-10 weeks..... Do you think there’s anything you could do different to prevent knots at your ends?
     
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    If there's something I could do to prevent knots, I either don't know it or am not willing to do it. I never wear loose hair these days, I wear twists, usually in a bun, but sometimes in a ponytail. It's now to the point where I feel physically uncomfortable when I feel hair touching my skin. I use mild heat to blow dry occasionally, and I actually think this reduces the number of knots. But, actually, I just remembered, I am trying something new. I'm trying flax seed gel on the ends of my twists, followed indigenous strands' advice.

    When you trim, why do you do it? What is wrong with your ends that makes you trim?
     
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    Because they split and I dont want it to start looking thinned out. I also want to keep it growing together.
     
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    My little hair piece behind my left ear started out at 9" flat-ironed. It is 11" pulled wet now.... it may be a .5 inch longer if it was flatironed. I clipped .5 inch in April.

    I have not been taking my iron supplements. I have taken 2 month of Hairfinity. For the rest of the year, I will be sure to take my iron supplements. I will finish the one bottle of Hairfinity that I have left, but I will not be replacing it. I will continue with my biotin that I've been taking all year until it finishes. I don't think that is doing anything for my hair, but it may be doing something for my skin.
     
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    Are you taking a multivitamin as well? I was taking hairfinity at one point. But I switched to Nature Bounty Hair Skin & Nails and I actually notice results with a multi vs just one vitamin.
     
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    Usually! My iron is in a multi vitamin. That is the one I am going to start taking again. I'll see how it affects my hair growth the next few months
     
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