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Luscious Healthy Ends Challenge 2022

GGsKin

Well-Known Member
Last night, I used a smidge of Olaplex no.6 to lightly coat my length and ends. I sectioned off the area for intentional care, and put two plaits in. I added a little more no.6 to those ends as I braided down the length. I finished the ends in little bantu knots and put my hair in 3 loose knots for bed. Today, my hair is bunned, with the braids knots in the centre.
 

Chicoro

5 Year Shea Anniversary: Started Dec 16th, 2016!
Last night, I used a smidge of Olaplex no.6 to lightly coat my length and ends. I sectioned off the area for intentional care, and put two plaits in. I added a little more no.6 to those ends as I braided down the length. I finished the ends in little bantu knots and put my hair in 3 loose knots for bed. Today, my hair is bunned, with the braids knots in the centre.
I think you are going to notice a difference, as in an improvement, in that area in about two to three weeks.
 

GettingKinky

Well-Known Member
I’m going to move my wash day from Saturday to Wednesday morning before work, but I have to figure out when I’ll have time for my olaplex treatment.

I could do olaplex before I go to bed on Tuesday, but I’ve never left the treatment in overnight and I don’t really want to go to bed with wet hair.

I guess I could just get up even earlier on Wednesday and do the treatment before my morning workout.
 

AtlantaJJ

Well-Known Member
I am trying new products and attempted to use gel for the first time to help provide extra hold for my braid out. It didn't go well at all! It required me co-wash the gel out and to do a DC. In general, I am recovering from breakage in my crown due to stress, grief, and neglect over the past two years. I lost my dad in July, 2020 and it took a physical toll on me. I am bouncing back now!! I babied my ends and crown last night while I was doing my hair. My crown is a tighter 4c, mostly frizz and prone to tangles, and snarls, where my sides and back are more of a 4a/b with more curls and normal porosity. My crown is about 4 inches shorter than my sides and back because I refuse to do a full big chop. I'm trimming as the crown grows out. Ayurveda is saving my hair life right now, I have new growth popping up everywhere and protein is going to help me get on my way to length retention.

I'm working my way up to an Aphogee 2 step!! My crown needs it!
 

Chicoro

5 Year Shea Anniversary: Started Dec 16th, 2016!
I am trying new products and attempted to use gel for the first time to help provide extra hold for my braid out. It didn't go well at all! It required me co-wash the gel out and to do a DC. In general, I am recovering from breakage in my crown due to stress, grief, and neglect over the past two years. I lost my dad in July, 2020 and it took a physical toll on me. I am bouncing back now!! I babied my ends and crown last night while I was doing my hair. My crown is a tighter 4c, mostly frizz and prone to tangles, and snarls, where my sides and back are more of a 4a/b with more curls and normal porosity. My crown is about 4 inches shorter than my sides and back because I refuse to do a full big chop. I'm trimming as the crown grows out. Ayurveda is saving my hair life right now, I have new growth popping up everywhere and protein is going to help me get on my way to length retention.

I'm working my way up to an Aphogee 2 step!! My crown needs it!

I am sorry to hear about the loss of your precious parent, your dad. As the days go by, the heartache becomes more faint and the sun starts to shine brighter. Know that your father will always be with you.

So happy to hear that you are feeling up to focusing on your hair and yourself. Continue to give yourself grace.

Keep us posted about the state of your hair in your crown area. Glad to know your new growth is 'poppin'!
 

Chicoro

5 Year Shea Anniversary: Started Dec 16th, 2016!

Alright, let's focus on our priceless crowns the last few days left here in April 2022. That could mean your crown area in your head, the figurative crown which your afro-textured hair represents or the hair ends. Let's go, gals!



 

LushLox

Well-Known Member
I love Olaplex but I'm tired of buying it all the time; I wish they sold the products in bigger bottles. And it's not to say that I'm heavy handed at all.

But hey ho let me put in my usual order. I might bite the bullet and do a bit of a bulk order to keep me going for a while longer.
 

GettingKinky

Well-Known Member
I love Olaplex but I'm tired of buying it all the time; I wish they sold the products in bigger bottles. And it's not to say that I'm heavy handed at all.

But hey ho let me put in my usual order. I might bite the bullet and do a bit of a bulk order to keep me going for a while longer.
The last time Space NK had a sale I stocked up so I don’t have to purchase it very often.
 

keranikki

Natural, 3abc/4a, Fine, medium density
Placing a shower cap over my hair after layering my leave-ins has really upped the moisturization level of my hair. I'm pleased with how my curls are reacting. This step is a definite keeper. I will take pictures next time.
So now, I use a showercap twice during my wash day: 1) when I DC and 2) after adding leave-in. I did a mid-week wash today with Dr. Bronner's Eucalyptus soap, Aphogee Pro-vitamin Shampoo, and APB Vita DC. I'm keeping the Olaplex and protein (mild) treatments to weekly. We'll see in another month if this will be a solid regimen for me.
 

Chicoro

5 Year Shea Anniversary: Started Dec 16th, 2016!
My hair ends care continues to stay low maintenance and consistent. I keep envisioning and speaking out the success of the bun drop in December 2020.
Remember, your tongue is a powerful instrument. May you use it to always create and build an environment that supports you and propagates joy and inner peach!


Happy Luscious Healthy Ends to you!

Here's to your hair being a mermaid's hair dream.






 

Chicoro

5 Year Shea Anniversary: Started Dec 16th, 2016!
Before I re-upped on my lip balm, I made a concoction of baobab, shea, and SVR Blur Sun secure spf 50 for interim use. Last night, I used this mix to coat the ends of my two centre braids, before wrapping up for bed.
UVA and UVB light can break down the protein on the hair strands, especially if you do not usually cover your hair in the sun. I think this will add great protection and a nice barrier between your precious hair strands and the sun. Great concoction!
 

GGsKin

Well-Known Member
UVA and UVB light can break down the protein on the hair strands, especially if you do not usually cover your hair in the sun. I think this will add great protection and a nice barrier between your precious hair strands and the sun. Great concoction!
@Chicoro Thanks! I believe I was majorly affected by this during the summer that I consistently used the shea mixes I was making a couple of years ago (shout out to THE thread). While the mixes were great on my hair and skin, I believe the essential oils in the mix combined with the sun exposure on my crown, aided in some of the damage I experienced.
 

Chicoro

5 Year Shea Anniversary: Started Dec 16th, 2016!
@Chicoro Thanks! I believe I was majorly affected by this during the summer that I consistently used the shea mixes I was making a couple of years ago (shout out to THE thread). While the mixes were great on my hair and skin, I believe the essential oils in the mix combined with the sun exposure on my crown, aided in some of the damage I experienced.

Certain citrus based essential oils can make the hair photosensitive. Did you use any color or lightener in your hair at all?Alternatively, if your hair is naturally brown, then the melanin [granules] make-up of your hair may be different than that of other people who darker or black hair. It is quite possible that the size and quantity of the melanin in your hair is different. There is a possibility that because of these differences, identified by the natural brown color of your hair, that it can mean that your hair is more easily susceptible to being negatively impacted by the sun. If that is the case, wearing a hat for the summer, EVERY time you step out the door, may need to be in order to protect your precious tendrils of hair.

In a slight digression, my hair doesn't see the sun because of melasma. What I mean is I wear a wide brimmed, soft hat to cover and protect my face in the sun. As a consequence, my hair stays covered as well. My hat is cotton and I wear a satin scarf between my hair and my hat. You may need to consider doing something similarly, albeit, for different reasons more directly hair focused, but not because of having a skin issue (like me!).
 
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BeautifulRoots

Well-Known Member
I have been wearing my hair in blowouts recently and protective styling in 10 braids during the week. Added a mix of olive, coconut, and castor oil to my ends. I'm enjoying my hair stretched, much easier to manage during wash day since most of the tangles are gone. Admittedly, I have been concentrating more on growing back some thinning areas of my scalp (crown and edges) instead of ends care. Got to get back to babying my ends more.
 

Chicoro

5 Year Shea Anniversary: Started Dec 16th, 2016!
I have been wearing my hair in blowouts recently and protective styling in 10 braids during the week. Added a mix of olive, coconut, and castor oil to my ends. I'm enjoying my hair stretched, much easier to manage during wash day since most of the tangles are gone. Admittedly, I have been concentrating more on growing back some thinning areas of my scalp (crown and edges) instead of ends care. Got to get back to babying my ends more.
It all funnels down into the same place and goal: having healthy length! You're good.
 
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