Hip–Tailbone Length (HL–TBL) 2015-2016 Challenge!

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  1. MsKinkycurl

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    I did a rough measurement today while freshening my twists and I think I only need 2 inches until my hair reaches my belly button and 4 inches until my hair reaches the top of my hip bone!

    I'm not sure if the twists are just helping me see my length or if my new twist friendly regimen is giving me a growth spurt. I plan to take down my twists for Christmas but I may reinstall them after New Years. My growth usually slows during the cold months.

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  2. SmilingElephant

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    Goals for 2015-2016



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  3. Aireen

    Aireen Well-Known Member

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    SmilingElephant, I need to get on the level of that last pic, YAAAASSSSS! :grin::blush::lovedrool:
     
  4. sharifeh

    sharifeh Well-Known Member

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    Aireen

    I'm not at this length but I like to hang out in here :)

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  5. Aireen

    Aireen Well-Known Member

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    Of course, please do, sharifeh~ :)
     
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    So what products are you all planning on using for the challenge?

    I find my hair really does well with Mixed Chicks and OGX (aka Organix) stuff. I love the whole line of mixed chicks, the leave in, DC and shampoo. I'm twitching right now bc all I have left is the shampoo lol!

    I'd like to try some salon brands as well tho, like Paul Mitchell and redken.

    How bout u ladies? :)
     
  7. Aireen

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    GIIIIRRLLL. I don't know how to answer this. I'm a PJ and I feel like stuff stops working on my hair after a while. :sad:

    My shampoos + serum are pretty set. Clear Hair & Scalp Therapy Complete Care, Creme of Nature Argan Oil Shampoo, and Motions Neutralizing Shampoo – definitely staples, I just need to figure out how to rotate them. L'Oreal Paris Nutri-Sleek Precious Oils – ugh, loooove this stuff, I'm so addicted to this serum. As for conditioners, the only set ones are Mill Creek Keratin Conditioner and Mill Creek Biotin Conditioner – I only use those to strengthen before my stretch gets difficult and after that I wing it... :nono:

    I need to find a conditioner/DC that is moisturizing and leaves lasting slip for both my NG + relaxed hair during a deep stretch. I feel like the stuff I really like eventually stops working. Organix was my main squeeze, especially the Awapuhi range but it hasn't been giving my hair enough lately... maybe I needa try one of their new lines. :sad:
     
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  8. ElevatedEnergy

    ElevatedEnergy Rooted Yet Flowing

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    The only thing new I added were moisturizers. I'll keep using my same products:

    Elucence shampoos
    Curl Junkie & Giovanni conditioners
    Darcy Botanicals moisturizers
     
  9. MsKinkycurl

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    I am reworking my regimen a little but my always by my side, ride or dies are:

    TJ TTT
    Henna
    Shea butter mix
    Coconut oil
    Homemade Shea conditioner ( the secret ingredient is wheat germ and Argan oils)

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  10. SmilingElephant

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    I keep forgetting we now have a trader Joe's here in Orlando! I wanted to try that tea tree conditioner for co washing. :)

    I just hate that it's alllll the way across town. :( lol
     
  11. Aireen

    Aireen Well-Known Member

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    I need to wash my hair... =__=;; It's disgusting. I have to do steam treatments soon too, my hair could use the treat.
     
  12. MsKinkycurl

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    The closest store is far from me too. I always stock up when I go and buy at least four bottles. They are cheap and quality so it's worth it for me.

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    • Current length:
    attached some pics. The one with the black shirt was taken yesterday. The others were a few months ago. I will take another later..I'm MBL or so.

    • Regimen: weaves, deep and leave-in conditioners, oil every day, monthly dustings which have helped a looot..have been using the flat iron more often lately :sad:

    • Exact goal length: until it touches my butt lol. HL? :yep:

    • Exact goal date: I honestly don't know. ASAP. Lol. :drunk:

    • Tools + plans to help reach final goal: Cut down on the flat-ironing and keep dusting.

    • Maintenance + plans once goal is achieved: Same stuff that I'm already doing, or any better methods I come across along the way.
     

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  14. Aireen

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    Welcome, melahnee! Thanks for joining us for round 2. Your hair looks great!
     
  15. ElevatedEnergy

    ElevatedEnergy Rooted Yet Flowing

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    Currently marinating my hair in some Silk Elements Megasilk conditioner until the mernting! I only use this when I straighten so I'm forcing myself to stop being lazy and just get on with the get on.
     
  16. melahnee

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    Thank you!! been working quite hard. :grin:
     
  17. LaFemmeNaturelle

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    Aireen I'm in! My hair growth has stalled at WL and I need to get back on a good easy regimen to maintain my growth in 2015.

    I'll ave to experiment to find the right reggie for me since I'll be starting residency next year.

    Details:

    • Current length: WL
    • Regimen: *Trial* Wash, DC, and detangle bi-weekly, moisturize as needed, braidout for 1 week, bun for 1 week. Co-wash as needed.
    • Exact goal length: Full hip
    • Exact goal date: December 31st 2015
    • Tools + plans to help reach final goal: Stop neglecting my hair! I need to come up with a trim schedule.
    • Maintenance + plans once goal is achieved: I've always wanted a nice u-shaped hip length so maybe I'll do that.
     
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  18. KinksAndInk

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    Aireen I'm in!!!

    Details:
    • Current length: Mid back length but I will be cutting about 2 inches next week to even things out and get rid of some dry, crispy ends.
    • Regimen: Working on tweaking this but for now I'll continue to prepoo with coconut oil (for a day or 2 depending on how busy (lazy) I am), rotate bentonite clay and cowashes weekly, deep condition and protein treatments weekly, put in 4-6 twists to dry then bun in the morning.
    • Exact goal length: Tailbone length
    • Exact goal date: 12/31/16
    • Tools + plans to help reach final goal: eat better, drink more water, rid myself of HIA (hand in hair) syndrome, exercise, scalp massages, vitamins (multi and Manetabolism), take better care of my ends, take more pictures of my growth, protective styles during fall and winter and reduce stress.
    • Maintenance + plans once goal is achieved: Probably cut to waist length.
     
  19. HappyAtLast

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    LaVgirl. AWESOME!!! What's your straightening technique, products, frequency, etc? How do you normally style your hair? Im also 4a.
     
  20. Aireen

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    Added the two new members! Welcome! :grin: Glad to see this challenging filling nicely. Soooo excitedddddd! :grin: If anyone has inspiration to share or fun questions, please post~ I want this challenge to be active and positive~ :yay:
     
  21. curlycrocheter

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    I'll be back for round 2! Im alllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllmost HL. I think I need a good 2 inches to actually claim it. So my goal for 2015 is shooting for TBL.

    With that said.........I have the serious urge to cut. I'm just kind of tired of taking care of my hair lol! I'll be back with pics after my camera cord arrives.
     
  22. Duchess007

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    Please count me in, Aireen!

    Details:

    • Current length: WL, stretched (may be trimming back a bit at the beginning of the year)
    • Regimen: Weekly pre-poo, co-wash, and DC; 3x a week M&S; twists/braids/buns 5 days a week; henna monthly; henna gloss monthly; clay wash biweekly; + some long-term (6-8 week) PSing
    • Exact goal length: WL, unstretched
    • Exact goal date: December 2016
    • Tools + plans to help reach final goal: Clays, herbs, henna, teas, oils, ACV, AVJ, vitamins, VO5, finger detangling
    • Maintenance + plans once goal is achieved: Semi-annual flat-iron trims, winter PSing for 2-month stretch


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  23. Aireen

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    Yaaaaass, curlycrocheter! I was wondering if you'd be here for round 2. :grin: Love your hair pics! Maybe just give your hair a trim? I know sometimes my hair is tougher to deal with when I have ends that need to be cut.
     
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    Im only apl-ish but can i join? I would like to make it to hl/tbl by dec 2016. I dont know of that is realistic or not
     
  25. Aireen

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    Of course, you can join! Honestly it's not about everyone making it at the end. It would be nice, but I wanted a place for everyone with the same goal to chat, get tips, be inspired, etc. :grin: I'll add you to the list, Napp~ Remember to fill out the deets when you're ready.
     
  26. ElevatedEnergy

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    I'm mad I straightened my hair only for it to look like my roller set hair. Too many new things happened this straightening session. New technique, new flat iron, new products = unpredictable outcome. I may straighten again very soon and go back to my old products and old technique but just crank the flat iron up more. I had to guess what to put the temp on since it only has a setting of 140 and 410. When I finished my entire head, I realized I had the dial in the middle which is probably like 200 degrees!!! That's nothing for my hair, so I'm not gonna even count this as a heat pass. This is what my hair looked like this time versus last month. I guess I'll just rock a ponytail until I can muster up the energy to wash and try again. I hate mediocre anything....and I don't go for poofy straight. I want BONE THUGS IN HARMONY straight. If I'm gonna risk heat damage, it gotta be worth it & that joint better last about 3 weeks too.
     
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  27. MileHighDiva

    MileHighDiva A+ Hair Care Queen

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    :lachen::lol::lachen::lol::lachen::lol::lachen:

    lulu97, It still looks beautiful, as usual, :yep:
     
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    your post is funny but i totally agree- if I'm going through the process it better be relaxed straight and last for 3 weeks damn it! :lachen::look::look:
     
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    So i just got my new phone and just figured out how to use the app on here :look: Lol!

    I just went to Target and bought some new Mixed Chicks leave-in Conditioner And the deep conditioner. I'll be using them tomorrow.

    LuLu92 you are too funny! I feel you though! :lol:
     
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    So I'm trying to make the best of this busted flat iron job. I wore it in a semi bantu knot and pinned down the tail end with hair candy. Still gonna try and make this last about 2 weeks.

    I now know the biggest mistake I made was not wanting to straighten in the first place. I just felt like I needed to since I hit 3 years of natural hair growth and I just HAD to see what my hair looked like straight....as if my hair grew 10 inches from last month when I last did it. lmbo So from now on, if I'm not in the mood or I'm not craving straight hair, I'mma sit my butt down somewhere.

    I did get a chance to evaluate my ends, and I only had to dust in a few areas. YES!
     
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