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~~~waist Length Dreams~~~ Challenge 2018

Discussion in 'Hair Care Tips & Product Review Discussion' started by Froreal3, Nov 9, 2015.

  1. JJamiah

    JJamiah Well-Known Member

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    I have been taking good care of this mane lately :)
    Well twice a week I was with a cleansing conditioner; I use between Wen Pomegranate and Hairone Coconut which I love. I deep condition with Miss Jessie's Rapid Recover, Sweet BabyBack treatment or an ORS packet. I am using some of the conditioners and cleansers I have lying around. I get maximum shrinkage when my hair is properly moisturized.
     
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    Prettymetty Natural/4b/medium-coarse

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    I'm still on the grow. My hair is super healthy right now...growth is still slowish, but I'm happy overall.
     
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    I've been in some form of braids the last two months. I really miss my hair. I'm getting my crochet braids taken out Saturday, and then I'll get another install in 2 weeks. I doubt I can go another 4 straight months of braids (different installs) because of how much I miss the fabulousness of my hair, but I'll try to make it through Feb. I'm sticking with my crochet braids for a wedding in December, but I have another wedding in March, and I think I'll straighten and touch up my color then.
     
  4. Evolving78

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    Will this challenge be going on for next year? If so, I would like to join, but I won’t have a starting pic until Dec.
    APL
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    Goal WL
    Wash and condition twice a week
    Dry under hooded dryer. Once hair gets longer, will go back to roller setting. Moisturize and seal, and do oil scalp massages
    I haven’t measured officially, but probably 4-5 inches, so it may take me a solid year.
     
  5. Froreal3

    Froreal3 haulin hard in the paint

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    Hi ladies. My hair is seeing some type of retention/growth. I was super frustrated with it and pretty much forgot about any hope of further growth/retention. I wore wigs for the majority of the year but have been bunning for the past 2-3 months. The nape/back is now 14", which is technically MBL on me, up from 11". It's never been 14" back there as it grows/retains slowly. The sides are about 15" which I've never seen. I added more consistent and stronger protein via Colorful Neutral Protein Filler weekly under my DC. My hair feels very strong when I rinse this out. If my hair continues on this path, I hope to retain the last 3" in the back/nape to WL (17" on me).
     
  6. charmtreese

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    I measured the back of my hair a couple of days ago and I was just at 18 inches. I haven't straightened my hair this year, but plan to do so at the end of December. I may not be full WL in the back...probably just grazing. I will take pictures this weekend when I untwist my hair.
     
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  7. faithVA

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    Will be waiting :pop:
     
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  8. GettingKinky

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    This is the last time my hair will be straight this year. I had an inch or so trimmed and it was badly needed. If all goes well I'll reach WL next year as a natural. :)


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  9. Evolving78

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    It looks good!
     
  10. Chicoro

    Chicoro From Shea Butter Hater to Shea Butter Caker!

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    And I'll be salivating :drool: in anticipation.
     
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  11. charmtreese

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    So, I didn't take a picture of my hair out of twist. But here is a pull-and-see LC in twist. 2018 should be my year for WL. Right now I'm still hanging around MBL.
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  12. shanelallyn30

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    oh yeah you will definitely make it. you can just claim that in your head already and its hip time. congrats in advance. and how tall are you?

     
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    You may be WL once you straighten.
     
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  14. charmtreese

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    Lol...thank you. I'm 5'7.
     
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    your welcome. its so funny because i been telling everyone im 5'10 and one of the physicians in the ER was like no sweet cheeks you barely 5'8. killed my life in 3 seconds. lmao
     
  16. Froreal3

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    :drool::drool::drool:
     
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    Froreal3 haulin hard in the paint

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    Soooo jealous! You are definitely making it! I’ve always loved your hair!
     
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  18. Froreal3

    Froreal3 haulin hard in the paint

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    I haven’t done a pull test in the back of me because I am lazy. Lol but rest assured I am not WL. The nape is hovering around MBL, which is the longest it’s ever been after being stalled for a couple years. I took a twist down and my sister is like “wow your hair is long!” I’m like “yeah ok.” She rolled her eyes at me because she is now a twa after shaving to a Caesar.

    Im reincorporating a little of Njoy’s sulfur cream so I can get a little boost for the next couple months. I’m gonna keep my regimen consistent with my products because it seems to be kinda working. I have not seen the pieces come off my ends or as much shedding since I’ve upped my protein to weekly. Maybe 2018 will be like 2013 when I grew/retained 4 inches.
     
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  19. Froreal3

    Froreal3 haulin hard in the paint

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    I’m about to start a WL 2018 thread. Imma push myself to make it. Maybe with my new reggie I will.

    ETA: just updated the thread title for next year
     
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  20. NaturallyATLPCH

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    Just wanted to come in and say beautiful hair ladies! I hope you reach your length goals!
     
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    Froreal3 haulin hard in the paint

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    I'm gonna update the first post to include new check-in dates.

    Has anyone routine changed or will you change it to grow and retain this year? I'm re-incoporating sulfur into my regimen and now I use protein weekly. My hair doesn't seem to do well when it actually feels moisturized. Seems to be retaining now that it's got this strong/proteiny feeling. To maintain that, I have to use keratin each week.
     
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    My routine has changed a little and I will update it when I post my starting picture for the 2018 Wig Challenge.
     
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    Update
    Relaxed
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    Relax when my hair tells me to.
    Wash and dc twice a week, until styling options change
    Use direct heat sparingly
    Wear a bun
    M&S when needed
    Dec 2018 goal
    Will have a new pic in Jan.
     
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  25. Firstborn2

    Firstborn2 Stop frontin, you know me!

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    Hello Ladies, I disappeared from this challenge. I suffered a major set back from neglect. I'm ready to get back on track although I don't think I will make waist length next year. I'm surely going to give it my all.
     
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    I'm still in this challenge and i'm currently at MBL ! No changes to my regimen except that 2018 i'm focused on retention and Hydration. I will be dusting by 1/4 of an inch every 3 months, and consistently take Manetabolism Plus for the year as well as use Curly Proverbs oil and AyurvedicPowders and techniques for optimum growth
     
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    I will be giving myself a hot oil treatment, wash and deep condition tomorrow. I will also roll my hair with flexi rods.
     
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    Firstborn2 Stop frontin, you know me!

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    I need to post a starting pic. I will do that this weekend. I'm so disappointed in my non progress.
     
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    So I'm about 6-8 inches out. So far my style is the same EVERYDAY (two long braids). The only thing I haven't done is buns. There is zero time for a setback, I'm afraid to switch it up because my style has worked thus far. I can do a loose bun which makes it look fuller if I pull my hair "almost" through my hair tie made from stockings. I don't like a tight bun because my hair is fine so it doesn't look big. So....should I try it, would the loose bun suffice till summer??? Will I get significant growth with it instead of my usual two braids? I live in iceberg NYC by the way...
     
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    I wanna join!! :)
    EDIT: Just kidding, Im an idiot and didnt realize my "mid-back" is actually my waist.
    I wish you ladies luck in reaching your goal!
     
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