Hip Length And Beyond. 2019 Challenge!

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  1. I Am So Blessed

    I Am So Blessed I'm easy going.

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    Someone is in this to WIN THIS! *high kick ballerina styles*
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    Welcome to the main stage! You know what to do from here on out. Get that bonnet missy. We don't play games round here. :smirk:

    :grouphug2:So glad to have you!
     
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    I Am So Blessed I'm easy going.

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    I will make a solid list of all the brave believers on the 25th of December.
    Then it'll be "official tissue". There's no turning back after The List is made. Prepare to be "kept after" after that point.

    :angeldevil:
     
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    I do protective style, but I think that it's just regular wear and tear from washing, styling, etc. I'm not very gentle when I take my twists out, especially at my ends, so that's probably where the worst damage is coming from. By the 3rd month my ends thin out. I don't actually trim that much. In theory it's about an inch but it's mostly the scraggly ends, so it's probably more like a dusting. These are the ends that usually catch up on each other and make detangling difficult after a while. Don't worry, I don't actively try to cut length.
     
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    I Am So Blessed I'm easy going.

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    Thank you I figured these were the reasons....all except the twists part. Twists can be a pain to take down sometimes so I get it.
     
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    Thank you and prayerfully 2019 will be the year we all claim it!
     
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    Actually, I'm at and past tailbone length! I made my official and formal announcement in the Shea butter regimen thread. BUT the caveat is that I have scraggly strands at that length. The bulk or majority of my hair is not there. So, technically some parts of my hair can rightfully participate in this HL challenge.

    Regarding enforcement, I have found if people have fun in a thread and if they feel safe and appreciated, they will post pictures on their own accord. Safe is defined here as not having judgment and genuinely and authentically welcoming and accepting people.
     
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    faithVA Well-Known Member

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    You can change the actual thread title too if you want. There should be a thread tool setting under the title that let's you edit the title.
     
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    I Am So Blessed I'm easy going.

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    To the latter: of course, you know I meant that in a jokingly/fun, encouraging, non judgement sorta way:greedy:. Not that I have to emphasize that at all, but ya never know. Speaking of exceptance...pictures are highly excepted:grinwink:. We're here to have fun.
     
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    I Am So Blessed I'm easy going.

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    Done. Thank you Dear.
     
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    I Am So Blessed I'm easy going.

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    I'd like to give everyone a special thanks for joining. Thank you!
     
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    Idk what length I am now. Maybe full TBL? I haven't had my hair pressed since Jan or Feb. I'm planning to get it straightened and trimmed either this month or next month, so I'll post a pic then.

    I don't really have a length goal for next year either. Just plan to maintain wherever I am.

    This past year my regimen has been mostly wash and go's. I co wash every 1-2 weeks and wear my hair down or in a pony until my next wash day. I've been loving the simplicity.
     
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    I Am So Blessed I'm easy going.

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    This is awesome! We're delighted to have you join us. :clap:. Swingin hair sista!
     
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    Feel like I should just go ahead and relax around New Years to get it out the way for next year. Finals are over, bills are caught up and paid, and I can breathe and spend my hard earned money on products, like the PJ I proudfully am. I’m seriously stuck between which product line to stick with for the challenge. I’m also coming to terms with the fact that I’m still going to buy other products. Can’t help it.

    I took the Use up your stash challenge a bit too seriously, and ran out of literally everything. Even the sample packets of stuff you get in relaxer kits that I save for no reason. Bought some 24 ounce conditioner from Costco, but I’m well aware conditioner doesn’t last more than 2-3 weeks when I buy it.

    Bekura Beauty or Bask and Bloom Essentials.

    Bask and bloom is noticeably cheaper, but Bekura has larger amounts of products. And I’m legit dying to use that YAM nectar deep conditioner. I’m two breaths away from buying it right here and now. Bask and Bloom has that starter kit with 5 products for 60$, all decent sizes. That’s what’s drawing me to it. Decent price for months worth of products. If I go with Bekura I’m looking at 200$. Minimum. Idk.
     
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    I haven't deep conditioned in about 6 months. There was a time when I DC'd weekly, then every 2 weeks. Now that my hair is in better shape, co-washes are working just fine. My braid outs and twist outs are so soft now.

    I don't recommend cutting out DC's if your hair feels dry, but if you have good hydration it might be ok to cut back.
     
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    flyygirlll2 Lioness mane

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    I’d like to join but I’m known to always cut my hair :look: but that is due to the tangling and knots I usually deal with. Since I just trimmed last week and I plan to keep my hair stretched via blow drying. I’m hoping it will help to eliminate the ssk’s. I keep my hair in a protective style a majority of the time since I can’t be bothered and it’s easier to deal with that way. I wear twists a lot.

    Here’s a starting pic. I will not be straightening my hair for a while after this, at least by myself cause I can’t really get my hair really straight.

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    @flyygirlll2 ,
    I'd say in your posted photo, post #45, you are at waist length!!!!!
     
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    flyygirlll2 Lioness mane

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    You are so sweet :2inlove: At first I was like nah... but I didn’t factor in that my hair still had shrinkage after straightening it. I think I was just sitting at WL if my hair was really straight. Now I’m not sure since I did trim a little bit off and my hair has reverted quite a bit. I think I’m right above WL now after the trim.
     
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    Hey! Thanks for the tag. I'm in. I was looking at photos from last December compared to this Wednesday and I'm not impressed. To be fair last Dec was flat ironed hair compared to Weds blow dry. I'm hoping to get to tailbone length by the end of next Dec.

    I'm currently in braids. This is my first time with cornrolls as part of the style. I really like how they turned out but they are really tight in a few places at the front. Two days out and I'm still feeling it. So for the sake of my edges I don't know if I'll do this again or at least I'll insist on them not being too tight.

    I plan to keep them in 6-8 weeks. I'll post pics of my hair when I take them out. I'll probably join @faithVA's twist braids and bun challenge as well. As much as I love my look with these braids and the goddess locs I did I think my hair will be better off protected and without extensions and tight braids. Plus I'm very impressed with the you tuber with thigh length twists. We shall see.
     
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    I'm in. I'm already grazing HL but want to be past TBL. I did reach TBL a while back, cut my hair to mid back, now I'm back to HL.
     
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    Pic forthcoming. My hair was supposed to get flat ironed last week and is still in the blow dried twists from last week... I plan to m&s with leave in and Shea butter and see if I can rock out with these twists a few days longer.

    @iamsoblessed - thanks for hosting this challenge!!
     
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