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Luscious Healthy Ends Challenge - 2021

faithVA

Well-Known Member
This challenge is for everyone who wants to focus on healthier ends. We know our hair is always growing and that healthy ends are key to retention.

This challenge is for you if you...
1. had healthy ends but damaged them in some way
2. have ends that are dry, brittle, bushy
3. have ends that are thin, breaking or brittle
4. have breakage you just want to get rid of
5. have healthy ends and want to keep them that way
6. or fill in the blank

To join, post
1. Are you relaxed, texlaxed, natural, transitioning, etc
2. Current Hair Length
3. Why are you joining this challenge?
4. What have you tried to improve your ends?
5. What are you going to try to get those healthy ends?
6. Any helpful tips you learned for your fellow challengers...

Optional: Post a picture of your ends

Retention is an ongoing thing so if you join please be committed to updating at least 1x a month.
 

faithVA

Well-Known Member
1. Are you relaxed, texlaxed, natural, transitioning: Natural
2. Current Hair Length : EL (ear length)
3. Why are you joining this challenge? : To grow my hair out I need healthy ends. I need to stay on top of it.
4. What have you tried to improve your ends? : Previous years, it seems like everything. Last year I changed my shampoo regimen
5. What are you going to try to get those healthy ends?
Going to stick to at least weekly Cleanse, Condition, Style (CCS)
Will keep my ends trimmed every 3 to 4 months
Clip splits when I come across them


6. Any helpful tips you learned for your fellow challengers...
I learned that a multi-shampoo regimen could solve all of my hair dryness issues.
1. Shampoo twice.
2. Shampoo 1: clarifying, almost clarifying, all purpose, moisturizing
3. Shampoo 2: moisturizing

Will post a pic of my ends a little later.
 

Seraphina

Well-Known Member
I really need this challenge. I've been neglecting my ends and in the past, taking care of them helped me retain tremendous growth.

1. Are you relaxed, texlaxed, natural, transitioning, etc
Natura
2. Current Hair Length
Between APL and BSL. It looks BSL, but it's not full.
3. Why are you joining this challenge?
Due to previous hair color, I know my hair is growing at a decent rate, but I've been ignoring my ends and I know that taking care of them would give the kind of growth I've seen before.
4. What have you tried to improve your ends?
Lately, next to nothing. :look::confused:
5. What are you going to try to get those healthy ends?
What I did that worked in the past: moisturize and seal twice daily and henna kept my strands thick and breakage resistant. I also need to be more diligent about covering my hair when I go to bed.
6. Any helpful tips you learned for your fellow challengers...
Not now. Maybe if I have success I'll have more to share.
 

KenyafromCT

Well-Known Member
This challenge is for everyone who wants to focus on healthier ends. We know our hair is always growing and that healthy ends are key to retention.

This challenge is for you if you...
1. had healthy ends but damaged them in some way
2. have ends that are dry, brittle, bushy
3. have ends that are thin, breaking or brittle
4. have breakage you just want to get rid of
5. have healthy ends and want to keep them that way
6. or fill in the blank

To join, post
1. Are you relaxed, texlaxed, natural, transitioning, etc
2. Current Hair Length
3. Why are you joining this challenge?
4. What have you tried to improve your ends?
5. What are you going to try to get those healthy ends?
6. Any helpful tips you learned for your fellow challengers...

Optional: Post a picture of your ends

Retention is an ongoing thing so if you join please be committed to updating at least 1x a month.
I’m here!
I was all set to do it at 2am and fell asleep!! I’ll do it now sunshine. I didn’t forget. As raggedy as my ends are. I’m headed to TJ Maxx at 9:15 to grab my shampoos. Was it your that suggested I grab some salon quality shampoo from there?
 

KenyafromCT

Well-Known Member
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Hey hey hey. I’m here and going to finish the assignment now!! each time I start, I get distracted or fall asleep!


1. Are you relaxed, texlaxed, natural, transitioning- I big chopped in May of 2018/I’m still natural!! I hated my hair until 2020. I though about going back to creamy crack every day. Lolol. It was bad yall.

2. Current Hair Length- I’m ear/cheek length maybe?? I’m not sure how long it is when straightened.

3. Why are you joining this challenge- To keep me motivated to stick to my weekly routine. To continue to learn how to care for and love my hair. It was rough the first 2 years. I was relaxed from the ages of 9-49 years. So I knew absolutely nothing about my God given hair.
This challenge will also help me to fix my pitiful ends. Or so I hope.


4. What have you tried to improve your ends- I was always cutting them. Cutting 2-4 inches every few weeks. I thought they were split. I didn’t realize that I needed to just give them extra care. It was suggested to me to try a salon quality shampoo. I’m headed TJ Maxx in a few to grab some Redken or Pureology. I also added an LCO routine just for my ends and it doesn’t seem to be helping. They dry out anyways. And become tangled on themselves. My hair is in twists. I may need to go back to plaits. My ends are very exposed now. But plaits made my scalp sore. Even though they were very loose

5. What are you going to try to get those healthy ends- I am hoping to learn here! One thing I will be doing is giving them extra attention. Im not too sure outside or trying the new shampoo.

6. Any helpful tips you learned for your fellow challengers...Yes. The suggestion of the salon quality shampoo.

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faithVA

Well-Known Member
I'm wearing my hair mostly curly for now so don't have any pics of my ends. I did 2 strands a couple of weeks ago and clipped the ends. I also clip my ends after wearing my hair curly for a few days. I can see which ends need to go as my hair dries out.

My ends are in the best shape they have ever been. I have very little breakage and much better retention.

February June
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KenyafromCT

Well-Known Member
‼️I picked up Giovanni 2 Chic shampoo, their mask and leave in. I also grabbed the Redken Extreme. I’d love to know your thoughts. Are they something that I should return or keep?? Thanks. ‼️
 

KenyafromCT

Well-Known Member
‼️‼️I picked up Giovanni 2 Chic shampoo, their mask and leave in. I also grabbed the Redken Extreme. I’d love to know your thoughts. Are they something that I should return or keep?? Thanks. Both of these were taken in the past 2 weeks. ‼️‼️
 

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faithVA

Well-Known Member
‼️I picked up Giovanni 2 Chic shampoo, their mask and leave in. I also grabbed the Redken Extreme. I’d love to know your thoughts. Are they something that I should return or keep?? Thanks. ‼️
I think you are talking to me. I don't know much about the shampoos. One thing I noticed about shampoos. A moisturizing shampoo is going to look creamy or pearlized. The more transparent the shampoo the more cleansing and less moisturizing it is.

You want your second shampoo to be either a pearlized one, which means it isn't white but it isn't see through either. Or you can use a creamier one if your hair likes creamy type shampoos.

Does that make sense?

Redken Extreme seems to be for damaged hair and maybe has protein. Unless you know you need protein, I would use that on a regular basis.

The 2 chic sounds moisturizing. Try using that as your 2nd shampoo and one you already have for your first. Let me know how that works and see if you notice a difference in your hair between the first and 2nd wash.

With my first shampoo my hair feels clean. With my 2nd shampoo, it is like I have put conditioner on my hair and my hair just melts.
 

Chicoro

From Shea Butter Hater to Shea Butter Caker!
I was all set to do it at 2am and fell asleep!! I’ll do it now sunshine. I didn’t forget. As raggedy as my ends are. I’m headed to TJ Maxx at 9:15 to grab my shampoos. Was it your that suggested I grab some salon quality shampoo from there?
It was a great suggestion, but I can’t take credit for that one!
 

Chicoro

From Shea Butter Hater to Shea Butter Caker!
I haven't straightened my hair since August 2020. I am in Los Angeles, California with my mother right now. This would be a great time to get my hair done and professionally trimmed but I'm going to pass. I'm going to walk down to the beauty supply store and stock up on shea butter and castor oil and get me some baggies. I might go to CVS and get me some knee highs. All of which I use for me ends routine!
 

KenyafromCT

Well-Known Member
I haven't straightened my hair since August 2020. I am in Los Angeles, California with my mother right now. This would be a great time to get my hair done and professionally trimmed but I'm going to pass. I'm going to walk down to the beauty supply store and stock up on shea butter and castor oil and get me some baggies. I might go to CVS and get me some knee highs. All of which I use for me ends routine!
Hey sis. The knee highs sound intriguing. What do you use them for? I’m not too familiar with bagging. I need to do my research. Oh and my book arrived. I’m so excited to start it. Thank you!!!
 

Chicoro

From Shea Butter Hater to Shea Butter Caker!
Hey sis. The knee highs sound intriguing. What do you use them for? I’m not too familiar with bagging. I need to do my research. Oh and my book arrived. I’m so excited to start it. Thank you!!!

I use knee highs as pony tail holders. I can pull them as tightly as I like and they rarely break my hair.

Baggie Method from my old Fotki:




How I use a knee-high:

 
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Chicoro

From Shea Butter Hater to Shea Butter Caker!
GOAL: To Have Thick Full Ends, Tailbone Length!

To join, post
1. Are you relaxed, texlaxed, natural, transitioning, etc- Natural
2. Current Hair Length - 26 Inches in some places, tapping tailbone length
3. Why are you joining this challenge - Because the Healthy Luscious Hair Ends are the Key Master to Long Luxurious Hair Length!
4. What have you tried to improve your ends -Created a Special Routine for them
5. What are you going to try to get those healthy ends -Continue performing my Hair Ends Routine Nightly

How do I re-size my photos? Help, please! Thank you in advance.

Optional: Post a picture of your ends
Hair on Touching Leg 1 Jan 23 2021 .jpg


Retention is an ongoing thing so if you join please be committed to updating at least 1x a month.
 
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KenyafromCT

Well-Known Member
GOAL: To Have Thick Full Ends, Tailbone Length!

To join, post
1. Are you relaxed, texlaxed, natural, transitioning, etc- Natural
2. Current Hair Length - 26 Inches in some places, tapping tailbone length
3. Why are you joining this challenge - Because the Healthy Luscious Hair Ends are the Key Master to Long Luxurious Hair Length!
4. What have you tried to improve your ends -Created a Special Routine for them
5. What are you going to try to get those healthy ends -Continue performing my Hair Ends Routine Nightly

How do I re-size my photos? Help, please! Thank you in advance.

Optional: Post a picture of your ends
View attachment 473781


Retention is an ongoing thing so if you join please be committed to updating at least 1x a month.
Wow. That length sis. Amazing.
 

snoop

Well-Known Member
1. Are you relaxed, texlaxed, natural, transitioning, etc
Natural

2. Current Hair Length
WL

3. Why are you joining this challenge?
To make sure that I don't have another set back.

4. What have you tried to improve your ends?
Overall, my "end game" is pretty good. I moisturize regularly and heavily moisturize my ends when I thread them. I also trim my ends every three months.

5. What are you going to try to get those healthy ends?
I have been threading my two strand twists over the past 8 months and I want to continue doing that for the rest of the year.

6. Any helpful tips you learned for your fellow challengers...
Don't slack on keeping them tucked away.
 

Prettymetty

Natural/4b/medium-coarse
1. Are you relaxed, texlaxed, natural, transitioning, etc
Natural

2. Current Hair Length
Bsl
3. Why are you joining this challenge?
I want to thicken my hemline
4. What have you tried to improve your ends?
Trims, deep conditioners, leave ins
5. What are you going to try to get those healthy ends?
I’m staying consistent with my trims and doing low
6. Any helpful tips you learned for your fellow challengers...

Optional: Post a picture of your ends

Retention is an ongoing thing so if you join please be committed to updating at least 1x a month.

I’m in!
 

KenyafromCT

Well-Known Member
It is so annoying. I just have to check my watched threads every time I log on to see if there are new ones or I look at the list of threads to see if any have changed since my last log in. :sad:
I even said to myself yesterday that no one had posted on this thread. Lolol. Wow. Who knew?
 
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