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Luscious Healthy Ends Challenge 2022

faithVA

Well-Known Member
@Chicoro, thank you for hosting.

I'm in. I still need to keep focused on my ends.

Due to my hair issues in 2020, I hadn't done a full hair routine since 2019. Yesterday, I shampooed and deep conditioned. Today, I blowed dried, flat ironed and then trimmed with my Split Ender. I didn't take a picture of my loose hair after the Split Ender but I was happy with the results.

Changing my shampoo regimen improved my ends drastically and I retained more in this 1 year than I had in the previous 3.

This is my pic before my trim
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After I trimmed I twisted it up and happy with the results.
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Chicoro

5 Year Shea Anniversary: Started Dec 16th, 2016!
@Chicoro, thank you for hosting.

I'm in. I still need to keep focused on my ends.

Due to my hair issues in 2020, I hadn't done a full hair routine since 2019. Yesterday, I shampooed and deep conditioned. Today, I blowed dried, flat ironed and then trimmed with my Split Ender. I didn't take a picture of my loose hair after the Split Ender but I was happy with the results.

Changing my shampoo regimen improved my ends drastically and I retained more in this 1 year than I had in the previous 3.

This is my pic before my trim
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After I trimmed I twisted it up and happy with the results.
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I can see the difference in the length of your hair. BRAVO!! :headspin: :happydance: :clapping: :clapping::clap:


Bzzzzzzzzzzz ! We got the Queen Bee in the House ya'll! What an honor. Congratulations on retaining so much more length in 2021 than in 2018 through 2020! That's simply AMAZING!

Question: What exactly did you change in your shampoo regimen to help with improving your ends so drastically? I think that would be so helpful to know. Thank you in advance.
 

GGsKin

Well-Known Member
I last trimmed my hair October 23rd. Since it's loose, and this week will make 8 weeks, I want to trim this weekend. I'll probably get it done on Friday.
I didn't wash my hair until Christmas eve. And I didn't trim it. I'm conflicted about how much I want to take off, and I don't feel like blowdrying my hair right now. So I'll nurse, and wait it out.

ETA: I wrote this long spiel about the conflict and the deleted because it felt like rambling. I decided to add because the discussions on blunt trims, lengthen/ thickening stages, and @Chicoro your comment on the catchup time of the bulk, to the longer lengths of your hair all spoke to how I'm feeling. My ends are ok but my length is very uneven. 1. My hair is thinner having suffered heat damage in the summer, and hairline breakage due to heavy braids last year. 2. The bulk of my hair overall has retained length but the lower longer length feels like its growing even further away.

Overall my length is feeling stringy and for aesthetics and health, I have an urge to cut back shorter than APL, until most of the damage has grown out. It doesn't look terrible so I could also maintain at APL. I don't want to shoot myself in the foot with retention. I also don't want the difference in lengths to cause me more problems. I'm still undecided so I'm going to be paying closer attention to my hair while I wait it out.
 
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Chicoro

5 Year Shea Anniversary: Started Dec 16th, 2016!
I'm inspired, motivated and READY!



I know what my Luscious Healthy Ends Challenge 2022 goal is! I have ALWAYS wanted to do a bun drop video like my girl Reniece did in 2011. This lady has magic in her hands when it comes to doing hair, as well as her own.

That's it! I want to do a bun drop video at the end of December 2022!

Here's a sample of what one looks like:

 

Chicoro

5 Year Shea Anniversary: Started Dec 16th, 2016!
Yes!!!!!! Every time I go hard on one of these challenges there are so many AHA moments. The amount of knowledge and learning that happens is so much fun and incredible. I make so many connections that I didn't make before. Because sometimes what is NOT said can be quite telling and helpful, too!
 
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BeautifulRoots

Well-Known Member
What is your Luscious Healthy Ends Challenge 2022, besides Healthy Ends, of course?
I want to get my ends more even. I did a layered cut a few years ago which looked cute at the time, but now I am dealing with different areas of hair growing to different lengths. I would like to get my hair to an even length where the majority is the same length. This will require some trimming I'm sure, but I don't trust people with scissors anymore. Lol! Anyone know how to self trim? :look:

Also, I want to get breakage under control. Lately I've seen little broken hairs while styling, so I would like to get that in check during this challenge as well.
 

Chicoro

5 Year Shea Anniversary: Started Dec 16th, 2016!
I want to get my ends more even. I did a layered cut a few years ago which looked cute at the time, but now I am dealing with different areas of hair growing to different lengths. I would like to get my hair to an even length where the majority is the same length. This will require some trimming I'm sure, but I don't trust people with scissors anymore. Lol! Anyone know how to self trim? :look:

Also, I want to get breakage under control. Lately I've seen little broken hairs while styling, so I would like to get that in check during this challenge as well.

Okay! Those are great goals to have. I think when we have goals, we have a better chance to sticking to something!
 

Napp

Ms. Nobody
I'm inspired, motivated and READY!



I know what my Luscious Healthy Ends Challenge 2022 goal is! I have ALWAYS wanted to do a bun drop video like my girl Reniece did in 2011. This lady has magic in her hands when it comes to doing hair, as well as her own.

That's it! I want to do a bun drop video at the end of December 2022!

Here's a sample of what one looks like:


I'm actually sad at this video. My hair will never be that full and healthy :cry3:
 

Chicoro

5 Year Shea Anniversary: Started Dec 16th, 2016!
@LushLox and @wheezy807 ,

What ya'll doing outside in Lurkdom? You know it's cold out there. Come on inside of the Hotel California, which is my pet name for this thread. It's a lovely place.


You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave. devil:

Where is that Rick James Gif when you need it?
 

Chicoro

5 Year Shea Anniversary: Started Dec 16th, 2016!
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Come on @Napp ! I got work to do, too. I stick to stuff for 3 days, then I get tired. That's why we are here to support one another to reach places we may have NEVER seen or been to before! Get them hair feets dressed and ready. They are about to be on the MOVE!!!!


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Mapleoats

Well-Known Member
What is your Luscious Healthy Ends Challenge 2022, besides Healthy Ends, of course?
I’m also working on my scalp health in 2022. In 2020 I had gotten my scalp to a really good state, using my ACV mix on my scalp every few days. I fell off that completely this year and the flakes have returned with a vengeance. I’m going to return to my ACV mix as well as try out these products by the Inkey List



I know how to take care of the length of my hair so 2022 is all about nailing the details.. my scalp and ends.
 

Chicoro

5 Year Shea Anniversary: Started Dec 16th, 2016!
I’m also working on my scalp health in 2022. In 2020 I had gotten my scalp to a really good state, using my ACV mix on my scalp every few days. I fell off that completely this year and the flakes have returned with a vengeance. I’m going to return to my ACV mix as well as try out these products by the Inkey List



I know how to take care of the length of my hair so 2022 is all about nailing the details.. my scalp and ends.


These products look great! Good luck. Glad you are here so we can learn and experience with you!
 

Chicoro

5 Year Shea Anniversary: Started Dec 16th, 2016!
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But let's line up and join this thread with style and grace,
At and with a soulful pace.
Cause once you in, you can't escape this place.
 
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MizzBFly

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@MizzBFly , I see you buzzing around. C'mon on in here, pretty gal!
I’m here and I’m in. 2021 was an extremely pivotal and traumatic year for me. My hair responded by thinning in 6mo ALL OVER something I’ve NEVER experienced before. Hair fall by stress was real for me, I don’t believe it’s my age that contributed to this. I got my hair straightened in March after reaching waist in Dec and this ho3 took me back again in Oct- albeit the stylist didn’t use a moisture treatment but I got a steam treatment and I lost lots of hair through the detangle smh + you know I detangled b4 I got there and the ball was huge. (Not going there again) plus I was also coming out of 2month knotless braids. Since washing out the silk press, I’ve been wearing my hair in one style only, curly pony dassit! I guess next wash I can straighten a section to compare to Dec-22. Thank you for listening to my Ted talk :giggle:

ETA: 1st pic Oct (Bra Strap); 2nd pic March (Shoulder Blade) I ain’t even try to check I was pissed ( double negatives included )
 

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NaturalEnigma

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I’m here and I’m in. 2020 was an extremely pivotal and traumatic year for me. My hair responded by thinning in 6mo ALL OVER something I’ve NEVER experienced before. Hair fall by stress was real for me, I don’t believe it’s my age that contributed to this. I got my hair straightened in March after reaching waist in Dec and this ho3 took me back again in Oct- albeit the stylist didn’t use a moisture treatment but I got a steam treatment and I lost lots of hair through the detangle smh + you know I detangled b4 I got there and the ball was huge. (Not going there again) plus I was also coming out of 2month knotless braids. Since washing out the silk press, I’ve been wearing my hair in one style only, curly pony dassit! I guess next wash I can straighten a section to compare to Dec-22. Thank you for listening to my Ted talk :giggle:

ETA: 1st pic Oct (Bra Strap); 2nd pic March (Shoulder Blade) I ain’t even try to check I was pissed ( double negatives included )
You and your hair look beautiful!
 

faithVA

Well-Known Member
I can see the difference in the length of your hair. BRAVO!! :headspin: :happydance: :clapping: :clapping::clap:


Bzzzzzzzzzzz ! We got the Queen Bee in the House ya'll! What an honor. Congratulations on retaining so much more length in 2021 than in 2018 through 2020! That's simply AMAZING!

Question: What exactly did you change in your shampoo regimen to help with improving your ends so drastically? I think that would be so helpful to know. Thank you in advance.
@Chicoro, Who knew you were such a fire ball :lol:

Early 2020, I was schooled in rotating my shampoos and knowing how and when to use them.
My first shampoo is either: clarifying, almost clarifying, all purpose or moisturizing. So I have 4 shampoos in rotation.
My second shampoo is always a moisturizing shampoo.

Before I was using an all purpose shampoo the majority of time and using it for the first and 2nd wash. It was drying out my hair. To counter that I was using conditioner and then trying to hold the moisture in oils/butters and creams. But with the new rotation, my regimen is just shampoo, conditioner and styler (leave-in or gel).

My hair is no longer dry and brittle so I don't have that extreme breakage I used to have.. I use fewer products. My hair stays hydrated longer. And my wash day is much shorter because I don't have a lot of steps.

Looking forward to seeing how she does in 2022.
 
I'm inspired, motivated and READY!



I know what my Luscious Healthy Ends Challenge 2022 goal is! I have ALWAYS wanted to do a bun drop video like my girl Reniece did in 2011. This lady has magic in her hands when it comes to doing hair, as well as her own.

That's it! I want to do a bun drop video at the end of December 2022!

Here's a sample of what one looks like:

Oh you got me. This is a bomb goal.
 

Chicoro

5 Year Shea Anniversary: Started Dec 16th, 2016!
I’m also working on my scalp health in 2022. In 2020 I had gotten my scalp to a really good state, using my ACV mix on my scalp every few days. I fell off that completely this year and the flakes have returned with a vengeance. I’m going to return to my ACV mix as well as try out these products by the Inkey List



I know how to take care of the length of my hair so 2022 is all about nailing the details.. my scalp and ends.

I LOVE this product! I've never used it but I have lactic acid and I have 10% glycolic acid. I will be incorporating my own DIY 10% glycolic scalp exfoliator like this in my regimen in 2022!!!! This picture is WAY too big!

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WHAT IT IS:
This gentle exfoliating scrub formulated with both chemical and physical exfoliators, helps to remove product buildup and dead skin cells to leave hair looking healthy. This unique formulation also helps to protect and balance the scalp’s microbiome and keep the hair follicles clean. Excess of buildup on the scalp can disrupt the healthy function of the hair follicle. Removing the buildup encourages the roots to lift up, as well as normal hair growth.

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Chicoro

5 Year Shea Anniversary: Started Dec 16th, 2016!
I’m here and I’m in. 2020 was an extremely pivotal and traumatic year for me. My hair responded by thinning in 6mo ALL OVER something I’ve NEVER experienced before. Hair fall by stress was real for me, I don’t believe it’s my age that contributed to this. I got my hair straightened in March after reaching waist in Dec and this ho3 took me back again in Oct- albeit the stylist didn’t use a moisture treatment but I got a steam treatment and I lost lots of hair through the detangle smh + you know I detangled b4 I got there and the ball was huge. (Not going there again) plus I was also coming out of 2month knotless braids. Since washing out the silk press, I’ve been wearing my hair in one style only, curly pony dassit! I guess next wash I can straighten a section to compare to Dec-22. Thank you for listening to my Ted talk :giggle:

ETA: 1st pic Oct (Bra Strap); 2nd pic March (Shoulder Blade) I ain’t even try to check I was pissed ( double negatives included )


Wooo weee! Somebody is looking Barbie Doll Pretty! I am so sorry about the situation with your hair. I personally enjoyed the TedTalk. If this is a TedTalk, then mine are Ted Dissertations. *You see how I brought the attention back to myself*...

Regarding stress, every year this girl I knew would lose her hair during finals, in December, when we were attending the university. So, her doctor put her on Vitamin B Complex - Stress Formula.

Vitamin B is not made by the body. It is necessary for the beating of the heart, which in my opinion, is a pretty important function. When you stress, you lose/deplete Vitamin B up to 3x more than normal. And when you low, your body has to choose where to put this precious nutrient.

Your body wants to keep you alive. So you body wisdom says,
"Alex, we are going to choose the heart, for $500!"

Hence, the hair and nails and skin might suffer.

Thus, it may be something to consider discussing with your physician about the appropriateness and the possible addition of Vitamin B Complex Stress formula, into your life.

We got you, though!
 
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