Waist Length Challenge 2015

Discussion in 'Hair Care Tips & Product Review Discussion' started by JJamiah, Sep 19, 2013.

  1. ojemba

    ojemba New Member

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    Thank you.. Sorry forgot to post that pic


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    I deep condition with queen Helen then rinsed out (I'm not a frequent poo person) then I added my leave in then air dry for about 1 hour. Applied the grape seed oil then blow dry using the tension method, I applied the silk elements then flat ironed.

    Hope that helps
     
  2. nakialovesshoes

    nakialovesshoes Well-Known Member

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    I would like to join if it's not too late. I just relaxed after 2.5 years of being natural & I'm loving my hair. My siggy is my starting length. I don't have a time line I just hope to hit WL some time next year.
     
  3. Duchess007

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    Thanks, ojemba! I'm going to try flat ironing my hair for my next round of length checks and I need all the help I can get. :)
     
  4. JJamiah

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  5. ojemba

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    For my 3rd year natural I'm going on a 99% PS with my homemade wigs. I'm getting a weave next week but once that's out I'll return to using wigs.

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  6. Straighthoodtea

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    I think I'm going to do the inversion method next week. I've been so skeptical. The best way for me to quell my curiousity is to actually try it. What I plan to do is do a normal week of Protective styling and see what my growth is at the end of the week. Then do a week of inversion method after and compare the two. I just need a "growth tshirt":look:
     
  7. nemi95

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    I really want this, but my personal problems are zeroing out any growth and retention. I've not had a trim but my hair is shorter than the BSL that it was in January. I have a bad habit of snapping off and pulling out hair when I'm under stress. And I'm extremely stressed right now! I see no end to it in the immediate future. My hair is dry and disgusting looking. I've been transitioning for 2 years, but I'm seriously thinking about a texlax... ;(
     

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  8. greenandchic

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    I did a much needed trim/dusting about two weeks ago. I realized I haven't dusted my ends since November and it showed. I hate cutting my hair but it feels good to let go of those ends.

    I need to get back in the habit of sealing my ends daily.
     
  9. Duchess007

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    ^Preach

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  10. Duchess007

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    Have you thought about trimming off the damage , doing some heavy duty deep conditioning, and putting your hair away for a while?

    You could braid it up and throw on a wig or crochet braids for a month, install mini braids or mini twists for 2-3 weeks, or install braids or twists with synthetic hair for up to 8 weeks. Just something to get you through your time of stress until you're ready to deal with your hair again. :)

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  11. nemi95

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    Yeah trimming is on my list of things to do. I've never done mini braids but I think that may be the thing for me. I've never had a weave or worn a wig so I'm not convinced I should spend a bunch of money on them. Tonight I plan on doing a DC, then washing in sections, making about 5 large flat twists and letting it dry overnight. It will look like a stretched WNG. That will last until Saturday. Or I'm thinking about going back to daily co-washing and wet bunning . My hair was never dry and it was put away.
     
  12. Duchess007

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    ^^I love a flat twist out!


    Hair vacations are KEY. Like cheat days for dieters! :D A synthetic curly wig can cost as little as $30, if you go that route.

    http://youtu.be/q9YwXd0pflk
    http://youtu.be/8vZOt2c_82c

    Good luck, whichever way you choose to go!

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  13. Froreal3

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    Nothing much to report. I think I will take a break from my sulfur use. I just don't feel like applying and massaging it all the time. I think I may go ahead and just try to drink as much water as possible, exercise, and eat properly. I'll also try these Manetabolism vitamins. I hope I get them soon. I will do a length check in June.
     
  14. Tonto

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    Checking in! I hope we can see clearly. I removed my weave today after a month and 3/4 lol and here is my length check. I think I’m a slow grower
     

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  15. greenbees

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    I needed a break from wigs so now I'm just found braidouts and styling them into buns.
     
  16. jprayze

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    Hey everyone!! I'm checking in...things are going well and hoping I'll hit MBL by the end of June. Why don't I ever know what to do with my hair for special events? I'm going to an event in 2 weeks. I want to get my hair done Friday (if I go to a stylist) and travel Sat am for the event Sat nite. What's a good travel friendly hairdo for a special (cocktail formal) event? Any ideas?
     
  17. greenandchic

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    Nothing to report but I am wearing my hair out more but pineappleing it at night instead of manipulating it so much. I just spray with a liquid leave in and scrunch with oil to M&S daily. We'll see how I do with this...
     
  18. nakialovesshoes

    nakialovesshoes Well-Known Member

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    jprayze - I always like pin-ups for formals.
     
  19. krissyhair

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    I have been weary to check in because it seemed like my hair wasn't growing. I pull down the same section of hair for length checks.

    Then I remembered the terrible, awful, uneven "half inch trim" I got two months ago. So I measured a different part, and it's making good progress. It's much longer than I expected. I can make BSL before the school year starts, but I'll need another trim to even it up.

    Regimen is the same as usual: shampoo weekly, cowash in between, wear loose or in buns, oil the strands well with coconut oil.
     
  20. Tulips4u

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    Your hair is thick and gorgeous! Amazing shrinkage!
     
  21. Firstborn2

    Firstborn2 Stop frontin, you know me!

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    Checking in, hair is in braids but I haven't done much moisturizing. I have to get back to that. I'm hair lazy right now:ohwell:
     
  22. nakialovesshoes

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    Another hair lazy checking in. My hair doesn't feel like it's growing but the new growth on my shed hairs says otherwise. What are your goals for this year since this is the 2015 challenge? We have 8 months left & my goal is for my hair to be beyond the bottom of my brastrap.

    I wear my bra low so technically the top of my bra is MBL based on my torso length but I've always said that I won't claim MBL until my hair is at the bottom of the strap.
     
  23. krissyhair

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    8 months??? I thought I had until the end of 2015 lol.
     
  24. Duchess007

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    For this year, I want to hit full MBL (even my shortest layers). My longest layers are there already. Never gonna happen for the short layers tho! :)

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  25. Kentmane

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    Can I join this challenge......

    I really do wish for WL hair, don't know if it is too late for me
     
  26. ImanAdero

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    Today is am wash day for me.

    Used the Naked cleansing Conditioner by HE. Next did an ApHogee 2 step but instead of using their conditioner I'm deep conditioning with the Shea Moisture Restorative Conditioner (which I liked putting in).

    Bought a 2 oz KBB Sweet Ambrosia leave in I might use and then I'll twist it up.

    I gotta use some of the products I already have though 0_0
     
  27. nakialovesshoes

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    krissyhair - Perhaps you misunderstood what I was asking. My question was even though this is the 2015 challenge, what was everyone's goals for this year. HTH...
     
  28. krissyhair

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    I got you. Well, my goals for this year are to grow another 3 inches. I'm shooting low because I know I will need a trim.
     
  29. PureSilver

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    I know i need to cut at least 2'' but i wont till i hit Full BSL
     
  30. iVR

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    You could just trim a 1/4" each month until the 2 inches are gone or you run the risk of having to cut even more off once you reach BSL.
     

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