Hip–Tailbone Length (HL–TBL) 2014 Challenge!

Discussion in 'Hair Care Tips & Product Review Discussion' started by Aireen, Oct 31, 2012.

  1. growbaby

    growbaby New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2011
    Messages:
    609
    Likes Received:
    2,199
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    California
    Omg I am no where near in this challenge. I just wanted to say that your hair is sooo beautimus!!! I have half a mind to make it my screen saver! :drool: :thud:
     
  2. Papoose

    Papoose The Phoenix

    Joined:
    May 26, 2005
    Messages:
    1,147
    Likes Received:
    3,379
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    In my skin
    Re: Hip Length (HL) 2014 Challenge!

    I REALLY want to join this challenge, but I suck at them. I may lurk though...
     
  3. bebezazueta

    bebezazueta Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 24, 2010
    Messages:
    2,280
    Likes Received:
    6,273
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Louisiana
    Thank you! You are so sweet! LOL!
     
  4. SunRai Naturals

    SunRai Naturals Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2010
    Messages:
    761
    Likes Received:
    3,844
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Re: Hip Length (HL) 2014 Challenge!

    - Current length + hair type : Full APL + Type 4 mostly 4c and some 4b. Coarse/Kinky/Mostly dense with fine strands.

    - Regimen: I keep my hair in cornrows all of the time and that is the foundation of my styles (wigs, crochet braids, bun with cornrows out, beanie hats, etc). I keep them in for 4 to 6 weeks and then re-do one at a time so my hair is never all out. I found that helped me reduce tangles. My hair tangles very easily and the strands are fine so keep it stretched is key for my type of hair. I exclusively finger detangle. I always keep my hair stretched so I wash and condition while in cornrows. I deep condition 1x-2x per week alternating between protein and moisturizing conditioner. I shampoo once every two weeks, Clarify once every 4-6 weeks, and try to co-wash daily but most of the time it ends up being around 3 times per week. I use rinse-out conditioner as a leave-in. That works the best for me because my hair is coarse and tends to get dry. I seal with butter and oils.

    - Plans to get to HL: Stick to my regimen above-especially co-washing dialy. Exercise, Eat Healthy, and Drink a lot of water. I've observed that the main thing that makes my hair grow faster is exercising and co-washing frequently. I think that it has something to do with the scalp circulation. Without it I will get 1/4 inch per month versus 1/2 inch per month or a little more.

    - HL goal date: December 31, 2014. I hope I make it!!

    - Plans once HL is achieved: I'd like to flat iron it and I'm looking forward to wearing natural box braids on my hair at that length.
     
  5. Aireen

    Aireen Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2008
    Messages:
    3,912
    Likes Received:
    8,346
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Re: Hip Length (HL) 2014 Challenge!

    Join! You have until the END of 2014. :grin:
     
  6. sharifeh

    sharifeh Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2009
    Messages:
    12,800
    Likes Received:
    24,496
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    exposing my midriff
    Re: Hip Length (HL) 2014 Challenge!

    I'm happy about this thread too. While my hair has gotten better because of this site, I still have trouble retaining length. Every time I reach BSL My ends are always a mess and I end up back btwn APL and BSL or SL and APL. :nono: I hope that this long term thread will help me stay focused. Plus it's good motivation since all of you have gorgeous hair.

    The long term thing was a great idea. I'm determined to not fail at this challenge. :lachen: help me ya'll

     
  7. Danniquin

    Danniquin New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2009
    Messages:
    207
    Likes Received:
    413
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Wonderland
    Re: Hip Length (HL) 2014 Challenge!

    I want to join!!

    Necessary Details :

    - Current length + hair type -Between Mbl and WL, hair type 4-ish?
    - Regimen -Moisturize and Seal at least every other day, DC once a week, Co-wash once a week. Braidout almost every night.
    - Plans to get to HL -Cut out the heat and stick with my regggie!
    - HL goal date -By the end of 2013
    - Plans once HL is achieved -Get a nice cut and then flaunt it! :grin:
     
  8. Aireen

    Aireen Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2008
    Messages:
    3,912
    Likes Received:
    8,346
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Re: Hip Length (HL) 2014 Challenge!

    Welcome! Your hair looks lovely in your DP.
     
  9. Danniquin

    Danniquin New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2009
    Messages:
    207
    Likes Received:
    413
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Wonderland
    Re: Hip Length (HL) 2014 Challenge!

    Thank You!! :) That reminds me, I will post a starting pic in December when I relax.
     
  10. Aireen

    Aireen Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2008
    Messages:
    3,912
    Likes Received:
    8,346
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Re: Hip Length (HL) 2014 Challenge!

    No rush, looking forward to the pictures though.
     
  11. MsJamerican

    MsJamerican Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2008
    Messages:
    239
    Likes Received:
    1,009
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Re: Hip Length (HL) 2014 Challenge!

    - Current length + hair type: MBL -3b/3c/4a (I have a few naturally straight strand but don't count them), Fine/Medium silky strands, Medium Density

    - Regimen: I don't have a specific regimen (meaning not routine). I just go by feel and what my hair "tells" me

    - Plans to get to HL: I'm on a personal 2 year braids challenge. So I will be keeping my hair hidden, Do little small trims every time I redo my braids (im also transitioning), Not using any type of heat (except the sun and hooded dryer to deep condition), Continue to finger comb, keep Moisturizing & Sealing, continue exercising, eating clean, and staying hydrated, continue taking my vitamins

    - HL goal date: I'm giving myself between July and December 2014

    - Plans once HL is achieved: Probably straighten or just keep protective styling until I reach Full TBL then Classic Length
     
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2012
  12. Aireen

    Aireen Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2008
    Messages:
    3,912
    Likes Received:
    8,346
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Re: Hip Length (HL) 2014 Challenge!

    Welcome! I'm loving your siggy! <3
     
  13. nyqtpy21

    nyqtpy21 New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2012
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    14
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Re: Hip Length (HL) 2014 Challenge!

    I wouls like to ba added to this challenge please! I'm new here, but I am commited to being HL.

    Current hair length/type: MBL, natural, Multi-textured (80% 3c, 10% 2c, 10% 3b), always been natural; never relaxed or colored

    Current Reggie: Co-wash daily or every other day (unless I'm wearing a complex style, then its 1x a week), DC bi-weekly, Shampoo once a month with low sulfate poo after an olive oil/JBCO pre-poo. I usually wear wash and go's or a bun (I dance) but just recently got into PSing (buns, flat twists, other styles) and roller sets. I straighten my hair once every three months. I take these vitamins for hair and whole body health:
    Biotin, MSM, Silica, Flaxseed Oil

    How I will reach HL: I plan to up my vitamins, and DC more often as well as detangle less. I want to get more PS in my arsenal so I will be more likely to do it, and I will also be better about trimming and sealing my ends. (I am not one that has ever needed to trim often, but I haven't in two years, so it waaay over due LOL)

    Plans Once I reach HL: Enjoy it! My hair has always been long, but I would like to see just how long I can grow it and if HL is a managable length for me.
     
  14. MsJamerican

    MsJamerican Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2008
    Messages:
    239
    Likes Received:
    1,009
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Re: Hip Length (HL) 2014 Challenge!

    Hello, Thank You! Yours is better!

    This is the first challenge I've entered on here. I'm transitioning (14 months post) so it would be great to reach Hip Length and maintain there until I'm completely natural, then move on to TBL and Classic.
     
  15. Aireen

    Aireen Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2008
    Messages:
    3,912
    Likes Received:
    8,346
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Re: Hip Length (HL) 2014 Challenge!

    Welcome to your first challenge, @MsJamerican. This is my first time hosting one so I hope we're both successful. Good luck transitioning, must be tough managing hair that's BSL and growing.
     
  16. MsJamerican

    MsJamerican Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2008
    Messages:
    239
    Likes Received:
    1,009
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Re: Hip Length (HL) 2014 Challenge!

    Yes, it is tough. That's why I'm keeping it braided (also because it's cold and braids help me retain so much length). I was getting frustrated when it was out and was thinking about BCing but I remembered how much I hated hair so short (I BC'd back in 2009) and didn't want to go through that again. :nono:

    Thanks for the luck, I'll be praying too. It's exciting just thinking about your real hair being so long and luscious. :love5: Last time I had hair so long I was about 8 yrs. old and it was always braided up with colorful beads on the ends...
     
  17. Aireen

    Aireen Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2008
    Messages:
    3,912
    Likes Received:
    8,346
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Re: Hip Length (HL) 2014 Challenge!

    Well I believe that once you can keep a clear and positive vision that anything is possible so long hair will definitely be in your reach for 2014. :grin:
     
  18. ChocolatePie777

    ChocolatePie777 New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2010
    Messages:
    2,524
    Likes Received:
    5,926
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Necessary Details :

    - Current length + hair type
    Bsl/mbl.....im in the fine to medium strands...medium density...normal porosity.....as far as numbers i think im mostly 4b/4a and some 3c dont really know heres a pic of my wet hair with conditioner...I dont have dry pics because ive been wearing wigs


    ForumRunner_20121203_233052.jpg


    ForumRunner_20121203_233427.jpg


    - Regimen
    No set reggie...I mainly cowash (follow the curly girl method) and shampoo whenever I feel like I need it....I also use castor oil to seal and occasionally natural gels....sometimes I oil my scalp with jbco
    - Plans to get to HL
    Protect...destroy
    - HL goal date
    I dont know man not sure about the schedule I want to be on
    - Plans once HL is achieved
    Either maintain for 6 mths to a year or keep on growing to tbl...depends on how my hair is then

    *I dont know why the pic is sideways and im not even sure if ut comes out large enough...dont know how to change it....oh well*
     
  19. Angel of the North

    Angel of the North New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2009
    Messages:
    1,031
    Likes Received:
    1,125
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Re: Hip Length (HL) 2014 Challenge!

    Aireen Thank you for starting this challenge, I was looking for a long term goal challenge, I can't believe I missed this thread, but I'm glad I found it in time :)

    - Current length + hair type
    2" past APL, relaxed fine hair with mixed textures

    - Regimen
    Pre-poo weekly, co-wash bi-weekly, shampoo twice a month (one of these is a clarifying poo), DC weekly alternating with moisture and protein DC's sometimes both, Hard protein week before and week after relaxer and every 6-8 weeks whilst stretching, trim when I get relaxed moisturise and seal every other day.

    - Plans to get to HL
    Wearing more PS
    M & S every other day (I've only started doing this again the past month)
    Baggying and babying my ends
    Up my water intake
    Wearing more PS
    Stretching relaxers for longer, relaxing 3 x per year only
    Taking priteva (may add fish oils and evening primrose oil)

    - HL goal date
    December 31st 2014

    - Plans once HL is achieved
    Maintain and enjoy
     
  20. Aireen

    Aireen Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2008
    Messages:
    3,912
    Likes Received:
    8,346
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Re: Hip Length (HL) 2014 Challenge!

    @Angel of the North, you're welcome, there are no cut-offs so you would've been able to join at any point. I secretly side-eye challenges with cut-offs even though I understand why they're put into place. :lol:

    May I ask how you're able to do hard protein treatments on stretched hair? Doesn't that lead to tangles for you or is it because you get your touch-ups 6-8 weeks at a time that you're able to do hard protein treatments during stretches?
     
  21. Angel of the North

    Angel of the North New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2009
    Messages:
    1,031
    Likes Received:
    1,125
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Re: Hip Length (HL) 2014 Challenge!

    Aireen I do 3 stretches a year 20 wks, 14.5 wks and 17.5 wks, I am able to do my protein treatments on stretched hair with no problems, I prepoo, detangle, clarify, do the protein treatment, co-wash, apply my DC and then detangle again (mostly to comb through the DC and make sure I haven't ended up with any tangles during the processes), I find I don't really have tangles by the DC stage, HTH
     
  22. Fhrizzball

    Fhrizzball Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2008
    Messages:
    1,908
    Likes Received:
    1,414
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    where you're not
    Re: Hip Length (HL) 2014 Challenge!

    I'm only BSB so I’ll be lurking here to gain inspiration.

    Cheering you on from the sidelines. :yep:
     
  23. WantNatural

    WantNatural New Member

    Joined:
    May 2, 2009
    Messages:
    351
    Likes Received:
    517
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    My world...I love it here...
    Re: Hip Length (HL) 2014 Challenge!

    Fhrizzball

    I'm an inch or so from BSB and I joined. Dec 2014 is 24 months away! You can do it!
     
  24. Aireen

    Aireen Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2008
    Messages:
    3,912
    Likes Received:
    8,346
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Re: Hip Length (HL) 2014 Challenge!

    Oh I misread, I knew I should've went to sleep. :look: Wow the longest stretches I do are 16 weeks long and my hair will scream at me if any hard protein comes near it. Is the protein treatment you use hard like Aphogee 2 Step, Angel of the North?
     
  25. Fhrizzball

    Fhrizzball Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2008
    Messages:
    1,908
    Likes Received:
    1,414
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    where you're not
    Re: Hip Length (HL) 2014 Challenge!

    Maybe if I'm close enough to BSL by New Years. I don't want to jinx myself.:rolleyes:
     
  26. Angel of the North

    Angel of the North New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2009
    Messages:
    1,031
    Likes Received:
    1,125
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Re: Hip Length (HL) 2014 Challenge!

    Aireen Yes, Aphogee 2-step was the treatment I used, during the stretches if I'm not due a relaxer, I will do a treatment every 6-8 wks in between.
     
  27. Aireen

    Aireen Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2008
    Messages:
    3,912
    Likes Received:
    8,346
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Re: Hip Length (HL) 2014 Challenge!

    Ah okay well your hair certainly looks strong. :grin: Angel of the North, do you use the balancing conditioner too?
     
  28. Angel of the North

    Angel of the North New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2009
    Messages:
    1,031
    Likes Received:
    1,125
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Re: Hip Length (HL) 2014 Challenge!

    I did this time cos it came free with the 2-step treatment, I used it to co wash, rinsed and then used a moisturising DC
     
  29. Aireen

    Aireen Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2008
    Messages:
    3,912
    Likes Received:
    8,346
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Re: Hip Length (HL) 2014 Challenge!

    Ah okay because I always wondered if there was anyone that actually LIKED the balancing conditioner, my hair hated it. I rather just let water soften my hair then use my own moisture-rich DC than use the balancing conditioner.
     
  30. Fhrizzball

    Fhrizzball Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2008
    Messages:
    1,908
    Likes Received:
    1,414
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    where you're not
    Re: Hip Length (HL) 2014 Challenge!

    So I did an impromptu curiosity length check and one chunk of lock reaches the top of my bra. I guess I can have a go ahead to join up with this challenge.

    Necessary Details :

    - Current length + hair type
    Barely scraping BSL 3c/4a/4b
    - Regimen
    low manipulation in the warmer months and protective styling in the cooler months. DC and oil treatments incorporated throughout.
    - Plans to get to HL
    Healthier lifestyle and follow reggie.
    - HL goal date
    When the clock strikes 12 on NYE. Giving me the most amount of time for this
    - Plans once HL is achieved
    Bun drop just 'cause.
     

Share This Page