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Tips for retaining length

JohariJohari Posts: 673Registered Users
Buns helped me

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  • chicabellezachicabelleza Posts: 82Registered Users
    Updos, & baggying a few nights a week helped a lot. Henna is my new secret weapon. ;)

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  • TriMixDivaTriMixDiva Posts: 255Registered Users
    Sew in weaves helped me get from SL to BSL. Now I'm just hoping keeping my hair moisturized and stopping heat damage while trimming away damaged ends over time will take me the rest of the way :)
    TYPE: 3C
    Current State: Just bc'd but still growing out heat damage in the front that goes to the root
    High Density, Medium Porosity
    Length: Grazing SL curly with tons of layers
    Goal: MBL curly? 2019?
    Doing what I want when I want!
  • BekkaPooBekkaPoo Posts: 3,861Registered Users
    Not trimming excessively, and oily buns (meaning, keeping my hair oiled and up in a bun).
    "The challenge is to be yourself in a world that is trying to make you like everybody else."
    "...rationality is not necessary to sell things.."
    My staples: Mane n Tail (cowash), Garnier Fructis Sleek n Shine (leave in condish), Grapeseed oil or shea butter (sealing), Organic Root Stimulator Elasticitea (leave-in condish & light hold)
  • curry curlscurry curls Posts: 969Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    BekkaPoo wrote: »
    Not trimming excessively, and oily buns (meaning, keeping my hair oiled and up in a bun).

    BekkaPoo, can you wear buns at your length? My hair is about your length now, and I can't imagine trying to put it in a bun. If so, how do you do it?? :)
    Started CG July 8, 2008 :)


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    Co-wash: Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle or Trader Joe's Nourish Spa
    Rinse out: Ion Effective Care Treatment
    Leave-in/Styling: Alba Botanica leave in with Kenra Moisturizing Conditioner :love2: on top
  • CurlyCoilyMeCurlyCoilyMe Posts: 130Registered Users
    Keeping it in stretched styles, from braid/twist outs works for me. :)
  • Heaven88Heaven88 Posts: 148Registered Users
    I seal my ends with carrot oil!!!!uploadfromtaptalk1326944170449.jpg

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  • UP LisaUP Lisa Posts: 98Registered Users
    Don't let it dry out. Keep it up as much as possible. Treat it very gently. Sleep on a satin pillowcase with hair contained in some way.
    2b. Dark Golden Blond. Very fine texture. Medium thickness. Thrilled to find waves!!!
  • dededededede Posts: 78Registered Users
    Johari wrote: »
    Buns helped me

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    What about those with hair too short to bun?

    How I Retain Length: Keeping it stretched (banding), M+S daily or twice a day, Deep Conditioning, no heat, low manipulation, cowashing in sections, detangling gently, and search and destroy every 3-4 months. Maybe longer if my hair can stand it
    4.5"-5"
    4 months natural
    8 months post
    4a/4b
    My go-to styles: Wash-N-Go Pony puffs
  • twirlygrannytwirlygranny Posts: 1,114Banned Users Curl Neophyte
    Moisture & no heat! I have never straightened since I've been natural (10yrs) and my staple style is the Wash n Go
  • Nikki JONikki JO Posts: 40Registered Users
    Thx for the tips. I'm applying a lot of these and seeing results as far as thickness and moisture go. I'm hoping to see results with length as well.


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  • dededededede Posts: 78Registered Users
    Updos, & baggying a few nights a week helped a lot. Henna is my new secret weapon. ;)

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    how is Henna helping you? I'm hoping to try it in June or sooner.
    4.5"-5"
    4 months natural
    8 months post
    4a/4b
    My go-to styles: Wash-N-Go Pony puffs
  • adthomasadthomas Posts: 5,525Registered Users
    No direct heat. Keeping hair stretched.Removing shed hair regularly. Weekly dcs. And sealing my ends with shea butter mixed with a light oil to make application easier. I only use butter on the ends and it has helped reduce the amount of knots and tangle by keeping my ends clumped.
    Yes, it's real. No, you can't touch it. :wav:
  • chicabellezachicabelleza Posts: 82Registered Users
    Henna helps protect my hair from sun damage & it sometimes acts as a protein treatment, even though I still use protein once or twice a month since I don't always henna my whole head. I used henna on all of my hair a few times but now I mainly just use it on my roots so I don't overdo it :) HTH.
    APoemDream wrote: »
    Updos, & baggying a few nights a week helped a lot. Henna is my new secret weapon. ;)

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    how is Henna helping you? I'm hoping to try it in June or sooner.



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  • LISA LISALISA LISA Posts: 566Registered Users
    Sleeping in one of these:
    Products — Bonbons Cheveux Boutique

    They aren't the sexiest things ever, but they protect very well.
    Big Chop from hip - 5/2014
    Enjoying the journey to APL or BSL!
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  • WeaveWhispererWeaveWhisperer Posts: 3Registered Users
    I wear protective styles ...buns and also sew in weaves.

    I use NO heat when possible, and if I use heat on the portion of hair left out of my sew in weave I only use heat ONCE and I don't keep going over it with heat!

    I also keep my hair heavily moisturized.

    If you're interested in weaves and natural hair DIY projects, check me on Youtube: TheWeaveWhisperer

    xoxo
    Naila
  • dee-naturedee-nature Posts: 630Registered Users
    1.mini twists high buns
    2.sew in weave
    hair type: 4a VERY dense u39v2snfy.png

    hair goal
    = WL Aug. 23, 2013

    My hair LOVES oil
    :love5:
    2. "Being natural must be the new crack cus im hooked!!":afro:

    “Being happy doesn't mean that everything is
    perfect. It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.”:wav:

    www.fotki.com/dee-nature-619

  • PuertoricangirlPuertoricangirl Posts: 428Registered Users
    Trimming when needed, using protective styles sometimes, no heat, silk scrunchies, satin pillowcases, deep treatments, shampoo bars, washing once a week, no dying it, acv rinses, beer rinses to remove build-up :) ImageUploadedByCurlTalk1354553056.896423.jpg these also have really improved the health and shine!
    3A/3B Fine/Medium curly, Low Porosity, Medium density, long length.

    *Shampoo & Conditioner: Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscus Curl and shine
    *Leave-in: Kinky Curly Knot Today and GVP Condtioning Balm
    *Cream Stylers: Shea Moisture Curl enhancing smoothie, Coconut and hibiscus styling milk
    Gels: L.A Looks Sports Gel, and Kinky Curly Curling Custard
    *Serum: Curly Hair Solutions Curl Keeper

    :blob7:
  • RobotQT1RobotQT1 Posts: 56Registered Users
    * I bun my hair every day and use protective styles

    * No excessive heat. I always air-dry after patting my hair with a towel to prevent myself from dripping everywhere. If I do use a blow-dryer, I have it on the cool setting and I only use my dryer if I'm in a hurry and want to wear my hair down (for once)

    * I try to deep condition weekly, but sometimes I go a bit longer cuz what I use is a bit spendy for what I currently make at work

    * Sometimes I skip a day or two between co-washes

    * Trim as needed, and even then only the damaged stuff. I plan to get trims once every three-four months so I don't lose all of my new growth

    * Wrap in a satin cap at night

    * I use a wide-toothed comb to detangle after I get out of the shower. I've used my boar-bristle brush a couple times to more evenly spread out the oils I put on my hair. When I comb, I always go from bottom to top, and hold my hair above the spot I'm detangling so I don't tug too much at the roots

    * Every once in a while I let my hair down to give it a break from being up all the time
    3C, almost shoulder length (when stretched). Low Porosity, Protein Sensitive.
    Low Poo: Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo
    Shampoo: Proclaim Olive Glossing Shampoo
    RO: Eden Bodyworks Coconut Shea Cleansing Co-Wash
    LI: Proclaim Olive Glossing Condish
    Oils: JBCO, EVOO, Grapeseed Oil
    Styling: Fantasia IC Hair Polisher
    DC: Sally's GVP Conditioning Balm


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  • JohariJohari Posts: 673Registered Users
    I started doing 2 strand twists & its working ;)

    I don't bun as much, i switch it between ponytail or French braid.
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  • missroseemissrosee Posts: 1Registered Users
    mini twists , very low manipulation ( including finger detangling ) and moisture helped me !
    STAPLES
    Cleanser - Curl Junkie Daily Fix Cleansing Conditioner , Head and Shoulders Original
    DC - Jane Carter Nutrient Replenishing Conditioner
    Leave In - Ojon Damage Reverse Restorative Conditioner :cheers::cheers::cheers:
    Sealant - Jojoba Oil
    Moisturizer/Styler - Qhemet Biologics Aethiopika Butter
    Remoisturizer - Water

    Treatment
    Henna (mixed w/ coconut milk and lime; 8-12 hrs) ; rinsed w/ HEHH