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2012 Grow Out Challenge!

NaturlbellaNaturlbella Posts: 59Registered Users
Hello Natural Beauties!

Interested in a grow out challenge for 2012? I noticed we all have individual goals, however sometimes we need a little support. :wav:

**GUIDELINES**
  1. Join the challenge by becoming a member of the 2012 Grow-Out Challengers Community social group (go to community, then click social groups, become a member :toothy10:)
  2. The challenge will start on December 31, 2011 and run through December 31,2012.
  3. The challenge is open to join at any time. No cut off date!
  4. Post pictures with updates, ideas, and and anything else hair related that you'd like to share.
  5. KEEP POSITIVE!!! We're here to support each other.
**UPDATES** every three months :clock:


March 31st
June 30th
September 30th
December 31st :occasion7:

Share this info once you join the community:

~Current hair length
~Relaxed/Natura/Texlaxed/Loc'd
~Length goal month
~Current Regimen and styling choices
~What do you plan on changing (if anything) to make it to your goal?
~Post a beginning picture

Hope to see you around!!!
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  • Nc-chickNc-chick Posts: 186Registered Users
    Im in as of now... Will posted all thing you ask at 31 of this month.... I maybe going back to school soon so this will help me... :)

    Sent from my MB525 using CurlTalk App
  • cysycacysyca Posts: 362Registered Users
    I'm in too...will post pics on Dec 31st. This is my first challenge 
    Live For Today!
  • JessicazFroJessicazFro Posts: 1,446Registered Users
    Joined :)

    Sent from my SPH-M920 using CurlTalk App
    tex-laxed(pfffttt) :dontknow:
    Thick/coarse/low porosity/low elasticity
    4a/b cottony/spongy

    At war with my indestructible, armadillo hair...MY WILL BE DONE!

    imager.php?id=2689460&t=o GIFSoup
    :tongue:
  • GoddessLalaGoddessLala Posts: 351Registered Users
    I'm in :)
  • honeybrowncandy78honeybrowncandy78 Posts: 88Registered Users
    I'm in!

    Sent from my T-Mobile G2 using CurlTalk App
  • KeybooKeyboo Posts: 33Registered Users
    Im all in :)

    Sent from my SCH-I400 using CurlTalk App
  • Butterfly_CurlzButterfly_Curlz Posts: 955Registered Users
    I'm in too. I'm still transitioning and I will be right at 18months at the end of the yr so that will be good. I haven't decided whether or not I'm going to stop transitioning at the 2yr mark or go on for 3yrs but I'm all for growing out my hair regardless!
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Hair Type: A head full of THICK, normal porosity curls/coils that I am TOTALLY in LUV with!
    (Transitioned for 16 & 1/2 months)


    Loving:love10:: MC LI Condish, Raw shea butter, Coconut & Grapeseed Oil, SM raw shea butter shampoo,HEHH Conditioner, Braggs ACV & Egg, Mayo & EVOO PT's



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  • FabledBeautyFabledBeauty Posts: 145Registered Users
    Ive never done a challenge,so why not!! Im in!
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    Getting there slowly but surely!

    Natural Since the Beginning of January 2011!:headbang:
    Current: Full Collar Bone
    Texture: 3B/C & 4A
    Goal: APL by New Years 2013 :afro:

    See my Natural Journey on Fotki: www.fotki.com/fabledbeauty

    Current Favs<3 Taaliah Waajid Curly Curl Cream, Vegetable Glycerin and Pure Argan Oil!!!
  • FallOutCurlFallOutCurl Posts: 339Registered Users
    I'm in... Hopefully I manage to stay online long enough to reach the end. EXCITED!!!
  • CurlyHeartCurlyHeart Posts: 1Registered Users
    I'm in! I've been a lurker for a while but I want to start to participate. :)

    I've been natural for 2 years but did a second BC over the summer and would like to eventually get back to where I was (on my way to APL).
  • tbabyytbabyy Posts: 570Registered Users
    im in too!
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    LITTLE JOEY HAS A SIBLING ON THE WAY! :toothy7:
  • dtyoungdtyoung Posts: 19Registered Users
    I'm in!

    Sent from my PC36100 using CurlTalk App
  • Butterfly_CurlzButterfly_Curlz Posts: 955Registered Users
    I just had to update. In my earlier post I said I was going to be transitioning a lot longer and I was planning on it but I did a spur of the moment BC last night. So I am completely natural now after transitioning for 16 months and 2weeks:occasion7:! My longest layer reaches my shoulders and my shortest layer reaches my chin when stretched. I made my first official puff last night and I can still make a bun so I'm beyond pressed! Lol. I'm so focused on maintaining my healthy hair, diet and exercise reggie so EVERYTHING will fall into place. I ultimately want apl/bsl curly hair and mbl straight hair.

    Happy hair growing ladies!
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Hair Type: A head full of THICK, normal porosity curls/coils that I am TOTALLY in LUV with!
    (Transitioned for 16 & 1/2 months)


    Loving:love10:: MC LI Condish, Raw shea butter, Coconut & Grapeseed Oil, SM raw shea butter shampoo,HEHH Conditioner, Braggs ACV & Egg, Mayo & EVOO PT's



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  • cysycacysyca Posts: 362Registered Users
    OMG NaturalBeauty, congratulations. I believe the best BCs are the ones you don't plan. Can't wait to see pics. 
    Live For Today!
  • ss40ss40 Posts: 1,790Registered Users
    I'm in if you don't mind a 4b joining the challenge :)
    :nike:About my hair:
    weekly shampoo-HE Honey I'm Strong
    daily conditioner-HE Honey I'm Strong (use as li)
    go to style-Pocahontas braids
  • Butterfly_CurlzButterfly_Curlz Posts: 955Registered Users
    cysyca wrote: »
    OMG NaturalBeauty, congratulations. I believe the best BCs are the ones you don't plan. Can't wait to see pics. 

    Thanks so much! I am BEYOND EXCITED! I am kinda mad at myself for not doing it before now. Lol. I was soooooooooo hung up on hanging onto those relaxed ends and I was just looking at them last night like why?! I had chopped off 4inches back in January so I only had another 3inches of relaxed ends left and they just looked sooo sad hanging onto my beautiful curls so I just said F it and started cutting! I'm glad I did. All of that anxiety over cutting for nothing! LOL.

    I wanted to take some pics last night but it took me FOREVER to BC. I cut my hair in very small sections and went section by section and literally curl by curl bc I wanted to make sure all of those relaxed ends were GONE so I didn't finish my hair (wash, BC and style) until 4:30am. Needless to say by that time I was not up for taking pics! Lol. I will however get some updated ones and when I do I will definitely post them. The only thing I have now is my bag of relaxed ends! Lol.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Hair Type: A head full of THICK, normal porosity curls/coils that I am TOTALLY in LUV with!
    (Transitioned for 16 & 1/2 months)


    Loving:love10:: MC LI Condish, Raw shea butter, Coconut & Grapeseed Oil, SM raw shea butter shampoo,HEHH Conditioner, Braggs ACV & Egg, Mayo & EVOO PT's



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  • ss40ss40 Posts: 1,790Registered Users
    cysyca wrote: »
    OMG NaturalBeauty, congratulations. I believe the best BCs are the ones you don't plan. Can't wait to see pics. 

    Thanks so much! I am BEYOND EXCITED! I am kinda mad at myself for not doing it before now. Lol. I was soooooooooo hung up on hanging onto those relaxed ends and I was just looking at them last night like why?! I had chopped off 4inches back in January so I only had another 3inches of relaxed ends left and they just looked sooo sad hanging onto my beautiful curls so I just said F it and started cutting! I'm glad I did. All of that anxiety over cutting for nothing! LOL.

    I wanted to take some pics last night but it took me FOREVER to BC. I cut my hair in very small sections and went section by section and literally curl by curl bc I wanted to make sure all of those relaxed ends were GONE so I didn't finish my hair (wash, BC and style) until 4:30am. Needless to say by that time I was not up for taking pics! Lol. I will however get some updated ones and when I do I will definitely post them. The only thing I have now is my bag of relaxed ends! Lol.

    Congrats on your bc. It does feel good when you cut the the last of the little relaxed stragglers
    :nike:About my hair:
    weekly shampoo-HE Honey I'm Strong
    daily conditioner-HE Honey I'm Strong (use as li)
    go to style-Pocahontas braids
  • Butterfly_CurlzButterfly_Curlz Posts: 955Registered Users
    sienna40 wrote: »
    cysyca wrote: »
    OMG NaturalBeauty, congratulations. I believe the best BCs are the ones you don't plan. Can't wait to see pics. 

    Thanks so much! I am BEYOND EXCITED! I am kinda mad at myself for not doing it before now. Lol. I was soooooooooo hung up on hanging onto those relaxed ends and I was just looking at them last night like why?! I had chopped off 4inches back in January so I only had another 3inches of relaxed ends left and they just looked sooo sad hanging onto my beautiful curls so I just said F it and started cutting! I'm glad I did. All of that anxiety over cutting for nothing! LOL.

    I wanted to take some pics last night but it took me FOREVER to BC. I cut my hair in very small sections and went section by section and literally curl by curl bc I wanted to make sure all of those relaxed ends were GONE so I didn't finish my hair (wash, BC and style) until 4:30am. Needless to say by that time I was not up for taking pics! Lol. I will however get some updated ones and when I do I will definitely post them. The only thing I have now is my bag of relaxed ends! Lol.

    Congrats on your bc. It does feel good when you cut the the last of the little relaxed stragglers

    Thanks! Yes it does. I really have no clue why I was stressing over it so much. It's like the anxiety over dealing w/the 2 different textures (or 3 in my case lol), not truly seeing your hair,etc is now gone! I'm in love!:love5:LOL
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Hair Type: A head full of THICK, normal porosity curls/coils that I am TOTALLY in LUV with!
    (Transitioned for 16 & 1/2 months)


    Loving:love10:: MC LI Condish, Raw shea butter, Coconut & Grapeseed Oil, SM raw shea butter shampoo,HEHH Conditioner, Braggs ACV & Egg, Mayo & EVOO PT's



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  • tbabyytbabyy Posts: 570Registered Users
    sienna40 wrote: »

    Thanks so much! I am BEYOND EXCITED! I am kinda mad at myself for not doing it before now. Lol. I was soooooooooo hung up on hanging onto those relaxed ends and I was just looking at them last night like why?! I had chopped off 4inches back in January so I only had another 3inches of relaxed ends left and they just looked sooo sad hanging onto my beautiful curls so I just said F it and started cutting! I'm glad I did. All of that anxiety over cutting for nothing! LOL.

    I wanted to take some pics last night but it took me FOREVER to BC. I cut my hair in very small sections and went section by section and literally curl by curl bc I wanted to make sure all of those relaxed ends were GONE so I didn't finish my hair (wash, BC and style) until 4:30am. Needless to say by that time I was not up for taking pics! Lol. I will however get some updated ones and when I do I will definitely post them. The only thing I have now is my bag of relaxed ends! Lol.

    Congrats on your bc. It does feel good when you cut the the last of the little relaxed stragglers

    Thanks! Yes it does. I really have no clue why I was stressing over it so much. It's like the anxiety over dealing w/the 2 different textures (or 3 in my case lol), not truly seeing your hair,etc is now gone! I'm in love!:love5:LOL

    Congrats!!! I wish you lots of success on your journey!!

    from the cellular device
    -*I can't fit into a box*-
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    LITTLE JOEY HAS A SIBLING ON THE WAY! :toothy7:
  • NaturlbellaNaturlbella Posts: 59Registered Users
    Cool! I'm soo excited about this journey together!!! :reindeer:
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  • bklyn_bellebklyn_belle Posts: 423Registered Users
    Im in wooo !

    Sent from my HTC Glacier using CurlTalk App
    Texture: proud 4a (3c at the nape).
    Regimen: co-wash everyday.deep condition, de-tangle and seal once a week.
    Current Favs: Treseme Naturals shampoo & conditioner, wide tooth comb, coconut oil, Shea Moisture curling smoothie, ampro clear styling gel .
    Protective Style: buns

    visit my fashion & culture website: /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.beautyandthestreetmag.blogspot.com" class="Popup
  • Butterfly_CurlzButterfly_Curlz Posts: 955Registered Users
    tbabyy wrote: »
    sienna40 wrote: »

    Congrats on your bc. It does feel good when you cut the the last of the little relaxed stragglers

    Thanks! Yes it does. I really have no clue why I was stressing over it so much. It's like the anxiety over dealing w/the 2 different textures (or 3 in my case lol), not truly seeing your hair,etc is now gone! I'm in love!:love5:LOL

    Congrats!!! I wish you lots of success on your journey!!

    from the cellular device
    -*I can't fit into a box*-

    Thanks!
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Hair Type: A head full of THICK, normal porosity curls/coils that I am TOTALLY in LUV with!
    (Transitioned for 16 & 1/2 months)


    Loving:love10:: MC LI Condish, Raw shea butter, Coconut & Grapeseed Oil, SM raw shea butter shampoo,HEHH Conditioner, Braggs ACV & Egg, Mayo & EVOO PT's



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  • BlackAngelPlayahBlackAngelPlayah Posts: 1,419Registered Users
    I'm in. Soon as I get on the "master computer" to find the communities. Wait.. Are they on the app? Hmmm. Anyway, I have to get better about covering my hair up at night.

    Jen :D
    :afro:FroZen:afro:
  • SisouSisou Posts: 10Registered Users
    I am definitely in. I was hoping for a new year challange to do. It will be my first.:pl:
    I will post my photo, etc in group closer to the start day.
    Thick/medium, low porosity, 4a/4b hair.
  • SARIESARIE Posts: 71Registered Users
    I'm in. I hope to make at least BSL at the end of 2012.
  • afrofemmefataleafrofemmefatale Posts: 11Registered Users
    I'm in! I just BCed 3 weeks ago so this is perfect :)
  • Jo SomebodyJo Somebody Posts: 1,578Registered Users
    I shall join! I'm more about health than length, but it'd be nice to keep a photo record of my growth as I keep forgetting to take photos!
    My hair is in the 4s, low in porosity, high in density and coarse. :happy6:

    Love: QB - all of it, Bobeam - shampoo bars, Darcy's Botanicals - Pumpkin Seed Conditioner, Coconut Cupuacu Pomade, KBN - Shealoe Leave-in, Oyin - Juices & Berries, Kinky Curly - Knot Today, Ayurvedic treatments, my Denman and the cloud of kinky goodness on my head that I get to play with! :love8:
  • cysycacysyca Posts: 362Registered Users
    :thumbright:
    ~My current hair length is 9 to 10 inches.
    ~I am Natural (approximately 3 years).
    ~My length goal month is 1/2 to 1 inch (I'm at SL and would like to reach APL by the summer).
    ~My current regimen is monthly henna/indigo and tension blowout followed by mini twists (I keep them in for 3 to 4 weeks).
    ~What I plan on changing to make my goal is to gently detangle my hair and protect my ends (wear a hat in the winter).
    Live For Today!
  • Mrschris0497Mrschris0497 Posts: 1Registered Users
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    My current hair length: This picture was in June 2011, I do a length check once a year. I think it is armpit length.
    ~I am Natural
    ~My length goal month is 1/2 to 1 inch (I would like to reach Mid-Back Length by the Dec. 2013).
    ~My current regimen is weekly henna & musturd oil hot oil treatments.
    ~I DC w/heat 3x week.
    ~I sleep with satin head scarf and silk pillow cases.
    ~I use my homemade leave in.
    ~What I plan on changing to make my goal
    Stay consistent, continue no heat and protective styles. :love5:
    Happy Growing Ladies
  • PrettycurlsPrettycurls Posts: 1,482Registered Users
    I tried t join the group twice and I am over the tech issues. I can't post, I can't upload a pic. Because I keep getting the message that BB font code not allowed. And I am doing nothing but simply typing. Not adding crap to the code. At any rate.

    ~Current hair length
    Tailbone

    ~Relaxed/Natura/Texlaxed/Loc'd
    Natural


    ~Length goal month
    Oct-Dec-2012



    ~Current Regimen and styling choices
    Protein DT 6 weeks, Cowash every two weeks, two braids


    ~What do you plan on changing (if anything) to make it to your goal?
    Experimenting with oils




    ~Post a beginning picture
    View image: rsz dec 11 tl full front
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