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  1. MzSwift

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    TOTALLY forgot that I invested in a whole bunch of drawstring ponytails!! Time to put those babies to good use. Great way to protect my bun. Don't know how I forgot these. I think I'll rock one of the curly ones I have.

    Hard to decide-

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    The proof is in the pudding..... or moisturizer in this case!

    Took this pic on Monday:

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    After a trim and being vigilant about taking time to moisturize and seal nightly, here's my hair this morning:

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    I will definitely retain what I grow with ends that look like this in my daily bun! :yep:
     
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    Wow @sunnieb you are DOING IT, sis! KUTGW!!! :toocool:

    I tell you, consistency IS the most important step in any regi or life change.
     
  4. ItsMeLilLucky

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    You are so totally right. I have a hard time with consistency.
     
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    Okay @sunnieb I see you sis!
     
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    Looked at some pics from almost two years ago and realized I’ve been at the same length all this time. Between breakage for various reasons and haircuts I have nothing to show for the last two years in regards to my hair.
    I read @PlanetCybertron and @MzSwift recent posts on their hair care and realized I need to do better!
     
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    I tried that amino acid shot and I think I like it! A 10 sec shot of protein is right up my alley. My strands felt stronger upon rinsing it out and it was easy to do in the shower.

    I'm thinking of trying to incorporate it into my relaxing process. But, I'm a bit concerned. It begins to "warm" a bit which is why it is only left on the hair for 10 sec. Not sure I want that after relaxing. But it seems to be a very quick and efficient way of infusing protein into the strands after a chemical procedure that breaks protein bonds.

    I typically play it safe when it comes to my hair and not try new things. But this may be what I need to get to longer lengths.
     
  9. ItsMeLilLucky

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    @Wenbev dont feel bad, I shaved my hair off last year and I feel like my hair is just stuck at the same length. Now to be totally honest, I have been mistreating my hair by being too lazy. I definitely understand where you’re coming from.
     
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    Yes! Got my hair done! I was supposed to get it trimmed but I turned it into a cut :lachen:
     
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    I gots my hair done thank you Jesus:toocool:im not sure how long it is now since it’s feathered, but before I told him to cut it, I’m pretty sure it was back to the length I had before I shaved it off.
     

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    @ItsMeLilLucky

    Purty!! Did you get it colored or is that your natural color?
     
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    Thanks love! I colored it before I went back texlaxed in June. My natural color is like a 1b. It looks acceptable straight, but when it’s natural it looks dirty :lachen:
     
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    @Wenbev you got this! Stay consistent and keep your eyes on the prize! I'm at NL right now, so I understand.

    @ItsMeLilLucky cute cut, color, and feathering! :gorgeous:
     
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    My Ulta order is here! I swear these BOGO sales are taking what little extra money I have! :lol:

    However, my hair is high maintenance and that's that. I'm trying a couple of Redken products - Extreme Anti-Snap leave-in treatment and Extreme Length Sealer.

    I'm serious about keeping what I grow!

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  16. ItsMeLilLucky

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    Luckily I’m moving so I can’t indulge :lachen: I wanna try some Redken products too, tell me how it goes for you.

    You grow girl!
     
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    Nice!
    I really like the anti-snap. Let me know what you think about the length sealer.
     
  18. ItsMeLilLucky

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    Does anybody wear their hair straight and out? I’m tryna see something. :scratchchin:

    No really, :lol: I got my hair straightened and I really like the ease of it. I’m debating on if I wanna continue on this path.
     
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    I do but when I do it’s half up half down.
     
  20. MzSwift

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    I think you should go for it!
    Lots of ladies did that growing up. I think if you stay up on your DCing, moisture/protein and sleeping on silk/satin, you can do it!

    There was a relaxed hair spotlight on a lady I posted waay back and she said she doesn't PS either. She just keeps up on those things I mentioned. She has pretty hair too. I have to search my posts to find her and then I'll post the link again.
     
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    Here's the lady -- I think.

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    http://www.hairliciousinc.com/2015/07/loving-my-relaxed-hair-presents.html

    ETA another one of her pics.

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    She doesn't believe in being a slave to PSing and she either blow dry and flat irons or rollersets to dry her hair after her weekly/biweekly cowash and DC. She credits EVCO as her hair's champion but it seems to me that keeping her regi simple and CONSISTENT was the key. Technique vs product. Cowashing vs using a more drying cleansing method. Also, she says uses a moisturizing DC every time she DCs. Her hair is beautiful.

    I saw lots of progress w that technique as well, except I credited my progress to constant PSing. I may have been wrong about that. It may have been CONSISTENTLY doing my weekly moisturizing cleansing and DCing. I'm working my way back to that.
     
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    @MzSwift Thanks so much! I’m so happy that you found the post for me.
     
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    I have so many freaking layers *facepalm* and my hair has already reverted :lachen:

    I put it in two braids and put a scarf on my head until I can figure out what I wanna do next.
     
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    I did another Moremo water protein tx again today. My hair still smelled good from the one I did last week! I think I like getting extra protein this way. Time will tell if my hair loves it. Guess I should take pictures or something, but my hair isn't loose so it's harder to see its effects.
     
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    Oh, I've also been sleeping in a baggied bun. We've got 4 more months left in this year. I'm hoping to have some good retention at the EOTY. :pray:
     
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    The things I learn from this board. I have never heard of the Gina curl before. It looks so pretty. What did you think of it last time you had it done?
     
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    I have worn my hair out a fair amount this summer. I reason that if I can't let my hair down every now and again, then there is no point in growing it long
     
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    I'm thinking about doing that this fall. The only issue I have is that when my hair is out, I struggle with how to protect it from damage.
     
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    So in looking back at the healthy hair practices of the long haired LHCF relaxed ladies of Christmas Past, LOL, I'm finding a common practice of only stretching 12-16 weeks at a time. A few outliers were doing 20 weeks stretches. Those who did longer stretches were those who stayed under wigs, weaves or braids.

    I tend to only relax twice a year and I don't think I'm seeing any adverse effects but I wonder if I'm not reaching my potential because I'm dealing with lots of new growth most of the time. I would like to see if I can maintain long hair without having to constantly PS. But last year I saw so much progress using crochet styles. I typically retain very well by doing mini braids for months at a time. But they make me hair lazy. And now, the longer my hair gets, the more time consuming those are to put in and take down. :(
     

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