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Two Month Protective Styling Challenge

CURLYanddy_CURLYanddy_ Posts: 198Registered Users
Okay, so I'm doing a protective style challenge for the months of January and February. I'm doing mini twists for the first month, and box braids for the second month.

I'm also aiming for complete mid-back length by the end of February which will be my 2.5 year mark of being natural and my 3.5 year mark of growing my natural hair.

(As soon as I figure out how to upload a picture, I will do so!)

Anyone want to join me? Come on! You know you want to...


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  • Amethyst_KissesAmethyst_Kisses Posts: 67Registered Users
    Omggg id love to join :') I'm planning on getting braids and a sew in for the next 2weeks. What r the rules?
  • dee-naturedee-nature Posts: 630Registered Users
    Im in. I am @ bsl (but not true bsl) i want mid back length too and I love how this challenge is a short term goals!

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    = 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:

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  • CURLYanddy_CURLYanddy_ Posts: 198Registered Users
    @Amethyst_Kisses @dee-nature

    Yay! So, the rules aren't strict:

    - Just wear a protective or low manipulation hair style.
    - Keep hair moisturized. (I'm using coconut, castor, and olive oil on my scalp and hair after every wash and on the ends when needed.)
    - Keep your scalp clean so your pores won't get clogged. (I will be washing once or twice a week.)

    I'm going to try to keep my twists in for the whole month, then do the same for the braids.

    Anyone want to add on?


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  • CURLYanddy_CURLYanddy_ Posts: 198Registered Users
    Oh! And I wash with conditioner only, but that's not apart of the rules. I just wanted to throw that in there...


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  • CURLYanddy_CURLYanddy_ Posts: 198Registered Users
    @dee-nature Yes! I didn't want to do anything extreme. One step at a time, one step at a time. Haha!


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  • SimplyTSimplyT Posts: 33Registered Users
    Oh I am definitely in! I just made APL and I was already on a personal protective style challenge so this is perfect ladies.

    I'll be installing some Marley Twists soon and will rotate between those and wigs. When do you want us to post pictures?
    BC-SL-CBL-APL-BSL-MBL-WL-HL!(Ultimate goal unless I change my mind:dontknow:)

    -Dont know hair type!&Don't wanna- Just have a lovely assortment of coils and curls of all sizes:afro:

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  • CURLYanddy_CURLYanddy_ Posts: 198Registered Users
    @SimplyT Yay! Go girl! At the end of this month would be good and then not another one until we are completely done. But the thing is... I don't know how to post pictures! :(


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  • LoveInBetweenLoveInBetween Posts: 392Registered Users
    I'm in! I've been wearing my hair loose lately and I would like to protect it for the remaining harsh wintery months and to help retain length to reach my waist length goal. (:

    My protective style of choice will be bun and braids w/o extensions and lot and LOTS of shea butter!!!
    Curl Routine
    Co: As I am Coconut CoWash,VO5 Claifying Conditioner
    DC: Macadamia Repair Masque
    LI: KCKT, Suave Naturals Coconut
    Style Creme: Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie
    Gel: KCCC, Eco Styler Argan Oil
    Sealer: EVCO, EVOO

    3b/3c, High Desity, High Porosity, Medium Texture, BSL
    ""Live by the sun, love by the moon"


  • CURLYanddy_CURLYanddy_ Posts: 198Registered Users
    @LoveInBetween Cool! Let's do this! Don't forget to post a picture at the end of this month. HOPEFULLY, I will be able to figure out how to do so by then... :/


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  • LoveInBetweenLoveInBetween Posts: 392Registered Users
    At the end of Dec or Jan?
    Curl Routine
    Co: As I am Coconut CoWash,VO5 Claifying Conditioner
    DC: Macadamia Repair Masque
    LI: KCKT, Suave Naturals Coconut
    Style Creme: Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie
    Gel: KCCC, Eco Styler Argan Oil
    Sealer: EVCO, EVOO

    3b/3c, High Desity, High Porosity, Medium Texture, BSL
    ""Live by the sun, love by the moon"


  • CURLYanddy_CURLYanddy_ Posts: 198Registered Users
    @LoveInBetween This month. December.


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  • Nadiva99Nadiva99 Posts: 2Registered Users
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    Oh! And I wash with conditioner only, but that's not apart of the rules. I just wanted to throw that in there...


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    I just put in crotchet braids for my protective style. I'm going to try and do protective styles for at least the next 3 months. I used no heat for 3 months in the summer and my hair grew loads! Fingers crossed ladies :hello2:
  • CURLYanddy_CURLYanddy_ Posts: 198Registered Users
    @Nadiva99 Okay, cool. That looks good! And you have a really nice bone structure. :)


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  • Nadiva99Nadiva99 Posts: 2Registered Users
    Thank you. It was really easy to do and easy to maintain. I will take pics of my next protective style and keep an eye on the growth. I too co-wash!
  • LoveInBetweenLoveInBetween Posts: 392Registered Users
    Okay, got it. And it looks like we all co wash.. (:
    Curl Routine
    Co: As I am Coconut CoWash,VO5 Claifying Conditioner
    DC: Macadamia Repair Masque
    LI: KCKT, Suave Naturals Coconut
    Style Creme: Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie
    Gel: KCCC, Eco Styler Argan Oil
    Sealer: EVCO, EVOO

    3b/3c, High Desity, High Porosity, Medium Texture, BSL
    ""Live by the sun, love by the moon"


  • SimplyTSimplyT Posts: 33Registered Users
    Lol im the outsider again, I shampoo my hair but im installing my twist( a little a day) and will post pics of my hair and protective style at the end of the month

    @CurlyYanddy, you'll figure out the picture thing- if only I could explain lol- is it a phone problem?

    @Nadiva99- very cute!
    BC-SL-CBL-APL-BSL-MBL-WL-HL!(Ultimate goal unless I change my mind:dontknow:)

    -Dont know hair type!&Don't wanna- Just have a lovely assortment of coils and curls of all sizes:afro:

    event.png
  • CURLYanddy_CURLYanddy_ Posts: 198Registered Users
    @Nadiva99 You're welcome. Cool!


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  • CURLYanddy_CURLYanddy_ Posts: 198Registered Users
    @SimplyT Haha! Yeah, I figured someone was going to be. I was waiting for it!

    It IS a phone problem, but I have the SAME problem on my laptop. :(


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  • Amethyst_KissesAmethyst_Kisses Posts: 67Registered Users
    SimplyT wrote: »
    Lol im the outsider again, I shampoo my hair but im installing my twist( a little a day) and will post pics of my hair and protective style at the end of the month

    @CurlyYanddy, you'll figure out the picture thing- if only I could explain lol- is it a phone problem?

    @Nadiva99- very cute!

    I shampoo 2x 's a month :) glad I'm not the only curly rebel
  • SimplyTSimplyT Posts: 33Registered Users
    SimplyT wrote: »
    Lol im the outsider again, I shampoo my hair but im installing my twist( a little a day) and will post pics of my hair and protective style at the end of the month

    @CurlyYanddy, you'll figure out the picture thing- if only I could explain lol- is it a phone problem?

    @Nadiva99- very cute!

    I shampoo 2x 's a month :) glad I'm not the only curly rebel


    Yay i'm not alone-I shampoo twice a week as well
    BC-SL-CBL-APL-BSL-MBL-WL-HL!(Ultimate goal unless I change my mind:dontknow:)

    -Dont know hair type!&Don't wanna- Just have a lovely assortment of coils and curls of all sizes:afro:

    event.png
  • dee-naturedee-nature Posts: 630Registered Users
    @dee-nature Yes! I didn't want to do anything extreme. One step at a time, one step at a time. Haha!


    - Sent from Anddy's iPhone. 😋
    I LOVE IT! Short term goals are more achievable. Rules are simple.

    Might i add (for my personal goal)

    Wrap hair nightly w/ satin silk scarf





    Sent from my MB612 using CurlTalk App
    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

  • JayesmommyJayesmommy Posts: 29Registered Users
    I'm in! It's harder on me to cowash every other day during the winter without getting sick ... I guess while im transitioning it'll help with hair growth. Any easy protective style ideas?
  • CURLYanddy_CURLYanddy_ Posts: 198Registered Users
    dee-nature wrote: »
    @dee-nature Yes! I didn't want to do anything extreme. One step at a time, one step at a time. Haha!


    - Sent from Anddy's iPhone. 😋
    I LOVE IT! Short term goals are more achievable. Rules are simple.

    Might i add (for my personal goal)

    Wrap hair nightly w/ satin silk scarf





    Sent from my MB612 using CurlTalk App

    Oh, yeah! Definitely! I figured like that was a "common law" or something. Haha! I didn't go into depth...


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  • CURLYanddy_CURLYanddy_ Posts: 198Registered Users
    Jayesmommy wrote: »
    I'm in! It's harder on me to cowash every other day during the winter without getting sick ... I guess while im transitioning it'll help with hair growth. Any easy protective style ideas?

    BUNS... And I've found that using hair combs to tuck in my hair is really easy! It literally took about ten seconds to do.

    But, if co-washing every other day is helping you, I say go for it! You could definitely do it at night before bed. :)


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  • dee-naturedee-nature Posts: 630Registered Users
    I decided to add amla,henna,and brahim powder treatment to my weekly regimen so that should speed up the process

    Sent from my MB612 using CurlTalk App
    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

  • CURLYanddy_CURLYanddy_ Posts: 198Registered Users
    dee-nature wrote: »
    I decided to add amla,henna,and brahim powder treatment to my weekly regimen so that should speed up the process

    Sent from my MB612 using CurlTalk App

    Cool! So, what exactly does amla and brahim do?


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  • dee-naturedee-nature Posts: 630Registered Users
    Cool! So, what exactly does amla and brahim do?


    - Sent from Anddy's iPhone. 😋[/QUOTE]

    Hesh Amla Powder Promotes hair growth - Controls hair fall - Cures scalp infection - Controls premature graying of hair -Can be used to cleanse and tone skin from excess dirt -Can be added to Henna instead of other acids for dye release -Helps clear acne and reduce blackheads


    Hesh Brahmi Powder has the following advantages: - Cools the scalp and induces sound sleep - Controls dandruff - Makes hair long, dark, Dense & lustrous -Strengthens hair roots -Reduces Hair fallout and thinning

    Btw this is straight from the site


    Sent from my MB612 using CurlTalk App
    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

  • dee-naturedee-nature Posts: 630Registered Users
    I shampoo as needed like when my scalp itch & has build up. And thats prob 1x a month. Will be posting my pic today!

    Sent from my MB612 using CurlTalk App
    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

  • breanaajadebreanaajade Posts: 54Registered Users
    Im in. this is two loose cornrows going into a bun. I do protective styles all the time because I do indoor track. I was at a meet in these.

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