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~~~waist Length Dreams~~~ Challenge 2018

Froreal3

haulin hard in the paint
Moisturized my 8 large twists with AVJ/water/glycerine mix, APB Cupuacu Avocado moisturizer, and sealed with APB Hair & Body butter (which is shea butter). Pinned them back up under my wig till wash day which is Sunday.
 

GettingKinky

Well-Known Member
I think I'm in the middle of a setback. The last time I had my hair straightened I for heat damage and now every time I wash, I lose more hair than usual. I'm not sure what to do.
 

Alma Petra

Well-Known Member
I think I'm in the middle of a setback. The last time I had my hair straightened I for heat damage and now every time I wash, I lose more hair than usual. I'm not sure what to do.
Are the hairs broken? Or do you have increased shedding?
For breakage I would:
-incorporate oil rinsing
-increase moisture level through for example DCs
-adopt finger-detangling and avoid combs
-try strengthening agents such as olaplex or protein if moisture doesn't help
 

GettingKinky

Well-Known Member
Are the hairs broken? Or do you have increased shedding?
For breakage I would:
-incorporate oil rinsing
-increase moisture level through for example DCs
-adopt finger-detangling and avoid combs
-try strengthening agents such as olaplex or protein if moisture doesn't help

Thanks. I definitely think detangling in the shower was a mistake. I think my hair is just weakened and coming out too easily. It doesn't seem like it's breaking.
 

Colocha

acne cream and afro dreams
I joined this challenge but I don't think I have updated in some time. I am around 2 or 3 inches from waist length. I was very close in August but straightened my hair and trimmed a good bit after that. I don't consider it a setback. Instead it lets me know that my hair is growing and that I should be there soon if I keep the straight and narrow. Here's a LC on roller set hair from today. I originally had an expected date of mid year, but I'll give it to year end. I'm enjoying my hair and I wear it up for class/work the vast majority of the time.

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sgold04

Well-Known Member
I'm officially back in the game, fa real this time. The Shea regimen thread has inspired me--two days in and I'm already experiencing less tangles and knots.

I'm sure I posted this in here before, but 20 inches measuring from my nape is WL on me. I'm currently at about 14 or 15" after my trim 3 weeks ago. I'm straightening in early March and I don't plan on trimming...but we'll see what my ends are looking like, my last trim was on curly hair, so I'm afraid it will look a mess straight. I hope to have 17" by June, and reach WL by March 2019 (accounting for one trim in that time)
 

Royalq

Well-Known Member
I think I'm in the middle of a setback. The last time I had my hair straightened I for heat damage and now every time I wash, I lose more hair than usual. I'm not sure what to do.
Me too. IDK whats going on. Its not breakage but im pulling out clumps of long hair. I straightened by hair early December but I used heat protection. My hair usually sheds alot but not this sort of endless hair. Also its tangling up in small clumps which it normally doesnt do.
 

GGsKin

Well-Known Member
Me too. IDK whats going on. Its not breakage but im pulling out clumps of long hair. I straightened by hair early December but I used heat protection. My hair usually sheds alot but not this sort of endless hair. Also its tangling up in small clumps which it normally doesnt do.

I haven't straightened my sl/apl length but (I pray) I'm coming out of a crazy shedding period just like this. After a few washes, the shed hair was endless. Only today did I throw away the palm full of hair I lost from one sitting alone (even after waiting 3 weeks to wash, it was a lot for me). And my hair was abnormally tangling 1-2inches away from my roots. It started to freak me out. I trimmed (well...hacked) I did a scalp exfoliation (1st time), protein treatment, DCd and jumped on the Shea train, and I've been doing the Shea slide:bdance:. I love to lurk here. I should join this thread.
 

NCHairDiva

WAIST LENGTH 2019
Ok ladies I have my product line up coming together!
1st we have: Hemani Argon Oil (3.99)
2nd in line is: Virgin Black Seed Oils 250ml (19.99)
This was am order. Just happy I got it! NOW!!! I found a Indian grocery store in Columbia SC..... Sooooo, I got a few things.
*Rose Powder $1.99
*Henna (2) $3.50
*Whole Shikakai $2.99
*Brahmi Powder (2) 2.50
*Misha Indigo Powder (100g) $3.99
*Amala Powder (400g) $2.99
*Neem Oil (30ml) $2.49

I'm elated. I wish I could have looked more but my baby was in there running a muck. Smh But it' a start.
I'm open to advise on recipes....please!!!
 

Evolving78

Well-Known Member
Me too. IDK whats going on. Its not breakage but im pulling out clumps of long hair. I straightened by hair early December but I used heat protection. My hair usually sheds alot but not this sort of endless hair. Also its tangling up in small clumps which it normally doesnt do.
I would look into a dht blocker shampoo and contact your doctor
 
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