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  1. Soaring Eagle

    Soaring Eagle Singin’ the praises of the baggy method

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    Thank you for the detailed response. It’s always a pleasure.
     
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    You're welcome hon. I am going out to look for shea butter today but if I don't find any, I will add it to my list of products to purchase this month. I believe I have a tiny bit of refined shea but not unrefined in my stash. I don't know if refined is as good - it probably isn't, so I will get what I feel is best for my hair growth efforts. I believe this aids in preventing the hair from breaking off.
     
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    Lucia Well-Known Member

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    It’s a little discouraging to not be where I know I should be, but I know it will grow back.
    Thank goodness all my stressors have been resolved and I now have that time to take care of myself like I did before all these changes.
    @Chicoro
    Thanks for caring and great advice as always. :bighug:
    You’re always lifting your fellow women up in the hair game, I really appreciate it and please never stop being you.

    1 of of my stressors was moving south to a warmer climate, I used to live in Illinois.
    No cold arctic winters with several feet of snow here, just humidity and rain and little bit cold like 50’s F. (To other people who live here it’s cold, to me it’s a little bit cold :lol: )
    That’s why I’m not using straight butters and blending them with oils so there not as heavy and I’m not using as much to get the moisturizing effect. Also I’m almost 100% sure I have low porosity hair so it will help with absorbstion, I can still use a soft butter instead of gel on the length and ends over a creamy leave in that’s what I used to do.
     
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  5. Chicoro

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    Glad you accomplished your goal @Lucia. Congratulations on the move!
     
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  6. Lucia

    Lucia Well-Known Member

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    Here’s another woman who’s big on butters. Modern Mrs Huxtable







     
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    YvetteWithJoy On break

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    Lucia, I just read the brochure in your siggy.

    It is really blessing me, because I struggle some with balancing being my real self in a relatable way and being a representative for God. I'm still working it out, but your brochure gave me encouragement and a nudge. I'm actually sitting here tearing up, this has been such a weight on my heart.

    And, oh: Godspeed with your hair goals! You're getting there, for sure.
     
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  8. Lucia

    Lucia Well-Known Member

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    Just take it 1 day a time, like the serenity prayer says, you will get there
    Thanks and your welcome. Godbless

    Btw I like your product stash pics
    How do you like that soultanics oil? TIA
     
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    YvetteWithJoy On break

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    I like the prepoo oil a lot. However, I have found that creamier substances are better for me for detangling. Nice quality oil, though.

    Their Knot Dressing oil smells divine! If I weren't using the DIY CurlyProverbz oil, I would probably be using the Knot Dressing oil.

    Thanks. Yes! He'll get me there. :smile:
     
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    I just applied and massaged my CP Ayurveda Growth Oil for 5 minutes, moisturized my ends with APB Moisturizing Hair Lotion and Inverted for 5 minutes.

    Day 5 of my Inversion for the month of November is complete.
     
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    I just applied and massaged my CP Ayurveda Growth Oil for 5 minutes, moisturized my ends with APB Moisturizing Hair Lotion and Inverted for 5 minutes.

    Day 6 of my Inversion for the month of November is complete.
     
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    No oil tonight but did a 2 minutes scalp massage with 5 minutes inversion.

    Day 7 of my Inversion for the month of November is complete.
     
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    Tonight I:

    Just finished massaging some Curly Proverbz Ayurveda Hair growth oil on my scalp and pre oiled the length to green house effect while I sleep tonight.

    Tomorrow I will be:

    Pouring the herbal paste left over from my henna tea rinse on my scalp in the shower in the morning.
    Cowashing it out with Joico K-Pak Color Conditioner
    Deep Conditioning with SSI Peach Conditioner
    Moisturize with APB Cupuacu Avocado Moisturizer
    Style 3 big plaits and wear my wig for the day
     
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    love her hair! ...subscribed
     
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    For my longest braid, I took my hair loose, wet it and stretched and measured it. It's about 24 inches. Although this is long, it didn't seem to gain that much length in 2017. That's okay because I did a transition of my hair routine and hair process.

    I realize that my hair is thickening up at this newer length. I'm at the thickening stage. My hair drops in length and gets longer, then stays at the length and waits for the rest of the hair to catch up to the length and thickens. That can last anywhere from 3 to 8 months.

    I may not see any new length until April to June 2018.
     
  17. Lucia

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    Last week I:
    Scalp massage and inversion w Ayurvedic oil, then moisturize w Tgin butter or CRN Milk or butter, seal w Shea avocado oil blend nightly (I don’t undo my braids unless they unravel)
    Co washed and DC 1 time
    usual moisture seal routine, then air dried in loose braids
    PS under wigs
     
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    Gorgeous women and I love her hair texture. I believe her hair is tailbone length.
     
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    Tailbone length: Thick and Full!

     
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    In September I was 2 inches from tail bone length. Today, on December 3rd, 2017, now I am only 1 inch from tail bone length!!!!!! WE counting strands, not bulk, ya'll!

    Recapitulation:
    • July 16th, 2017- 3 inches from tail bone length
    • September 5th, 2017 - 2 inches from tail bone length
    • December 3rd, 2017 - 1 inch from tail bone length
    Here's what's 'inconsistent'. I started with hair at 21 inches in the back in January 2017. Now, 12 months later my hair is 21.5 inches. AND, I gained 4 inches, but not in the back, but in the crown. Yet, the progress to tail bone is being 'measured', by pulling the hair in the back of my head.

    The 1 inch from tail bone is there for sure. The measurements of the length and growth amount may be what I miscalculated. I don't know, though.

    I'm going to measure 1 more time to see if I actually reach tail bone length by December 31st, 2017.
     
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    Grazing tailbone. You can go to 14:24 to see it in its full glory.
     
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    :grin: you’re almost there I’ll be waiting for update pics congrats
     
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    To good to be true? Possible or not?

     
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    I have finally hit mid back length after realizing I needed protein more often and more protective styling.
    @Chicoro how do you soften your shea butter? I bought a tub and it's yellow and hard at room temperature. Should I microwave or heat it? TIA.
     
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    I am interested in people who have difficulty gaining length even when they:
    1. Deep condition
    2. Stop using heat
    3. Stop coloring or relaxing
    4. Begin protective styling
    5. Stop cutting their hair
    And still had difficulty growing their hair, yet they found a way. My focus is on techniques and processes to gain length on afro-textured hair, specifically hair in the 3 to 4 range [ I hate hair typing], that responds and grows based on a PROCESS that is repeatable and can be transferred to other people. Most importantly, I am interested in processes and procedures people develop to gain length on their hair that are based on knowledge and understanding.

    That 52 inches video in post #866 contains none of what I have mentioned.
     
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    Thank you for the congratulations!

    It's only strands @Lucia . Although, I am a believer in the idea that if one strand can get to a certain length, the rest of the hair can, too.

    The great thing for me is that I understand the process for gaining tail bone length on afro-textured hair. I started out with a theory. In practice, the results have proven my theory to be correct, true and workable for me. I don't even need to see if the process works for other people. That is because I know it does. The reason being I created and refined this tailbone growth process based on observing about 10 other people's processes. Some go as far back as 5+ years from Fotki members to people I've seen on Youtube today. So, I know it works!

    In addition to this, the science I have in my head, as it relates to hair growth, substantiates the process as well. I just didn't 'see it' before. Now, I see it.
     
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