2015 True Waist Length Challenge

BeautyOGBeautyOG Posts: 383Registered Users Curl Neophyte
So I've been looking around for a current challenge and still haven't found one... So, I'm making my own.

I have always had long hair (about MBL when stretched) and I've always wanted WL or HL hair (not stretched)
My ultimate goal is Classic length, but I'm trying to take it one step at a time.

A bit of hair history; my hair is low porosity, high density, thick and medium strands, 3b/3c (my frizz and new growth is 3a) and I am MBL. I've been a natural for almost a year starting August.
My hair if cared for properly will grow very fast (1 1/2 a month at prime) but I get a lot of breakage.
Around the start of this year I almost reached WL but All the length broke off and then i did a mini chop to APL or BSL. It grew back to MBL but now I want WL back, and then some.

Basically, I'm going to post a picture and write an update on the health and growth of my hair each month until January 2016. You can do whatever you were doing before with your hair, nothing special.

The challenge officially starts June 1st.

So who wants to join me?
If no one is interested in this challenge I will probably delete this post.
My Hair:
3b - Low Porosity - High Density - Medium/Course Strands - Virgin Hair - Armpit Length, Curly


Current Products:
DIY Shampoo
Tresemme Aloe Conditioner
It's a 10 Leave In
Sweet Almond Oil
Tresemme Mousse

Current Length Goal: Waist Length, Curly

Comments

  • kurlygurlykurlygurly Posts: 644Registered Users
    .
    3b-ish... normal to low porosity....med. texture
    Wash: Desert Essence Coconut shampoo, Acure argon shampoo
    Deep Trestment: Nature's Nectars deep conditioner/styler
    Condition: Nature's Nectars luv-n-a-bottle, Nature's Gate pomegranate sunflower
    LEAVE-IN:Nature's Nectars luv-n-a-bottle, Natures Gate pomegranate sunflower
    STYLE: Nature's Nectars Sweet Shea butter blend, Ecostyler gel
    hemp oil, jojoba oil
    www.naturesnectars.net
  • SandiSandi Posts: 364Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    While I'm highly skeptical I'll get to that length in 2015, I am currently growing out, so I'd like to join.
    Hair Type: 3c/4a, Coarse, Med-High Density, Med-Low Porosity
    Curly since '09
  • BeautyOGBeautyOG Posts: 383Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Ok great!
    I'll be posting a picture or write an update on the health and growth of my hair every month until January 2016.
    My Hair:
    3b - Low Porosity - High Density - Medium/Course Strands - Virgin Hair - Armpit Length, Curly


    Current Products:
    DIY Shampoo
    Tresemme Aloe Conditioner
    It's a 10 Leave In
    Sweet Almond Oil
    Tresemme Mousse

    Current Length Goal: Waist Length, Curly

  • BeautyOGBeautyOG Posts: 383Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Ok great!
    I'll be posting a picture or write an update on the health and growth of my hair every month until January 2016.
    My Hair:
    3b - Low Porosity - High Density - Medium/Course Strands - Virgin Hair - Armpit Length, Curly


    Current Products:
    DIY Shampoo
    Tresemme Aloe Conditioner
    It's a 10 Leave In
    Sweet Almond Oil
    Tresemme Mousse

    Current Length Goal: Waist Length, Curly

  • RaenboughRaenbough Posts: 22Registered Users
    I'm in! My ultimate goal is waistlength and right now I'm close to BSL unstreched so I dont know if I'll be exactly waist length by the end of the year but I can try! My hair grows fast. My hair is 2c/3a with 3b underneath. I also have bleach and heat damage but I haven't touched either in a year so I'm in recovery :)
  • BeautyOGBeautyOG Posts: 383Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Ok, I know I'm a week latter than I said, but I just got two new puppies last week and they have been my keeping me up all week.
    Anyway, today I clarified my hair, did a protein treatment, and I'm protective styling for a week and a half to two weeks depending on how greasy my will get.
    My hair felt much better after the protein treatment and was much stronger. It was also soft and manageable.

    On another note, sunkissalba in doing a hair growth challenge too. So if you don't know who she is here is the link to the video:
    https://youtu.be/9vj34pv13P0
    I'm going to join so I thought you guys might like to as well. 😊 I am still going to do this one but I thought about sort of doing a colab of sorts; how we feel the oil treatments are working for us etc, etc...
    We don't have to but it was a thought.

    See you all next month! 😀

    Sent from my QMV7B using CurlTalk App
    My Hair:
    3b - Low Porosity - High Density - Medium/Course Strands - Virgin Hair - Armpit Length, Curly


    Current Products:
    DIY Shampoo
    Tresemme Aloe Conditioner
    It's a 10 Leave In
    Sweet Almond Oil
    Tresemme Mousse

    Current Length Goal: Waist Length, Curly

  • JarahJarah Posts: 5Registered Users
    I'm in also!...
    But I have a long way to go... My hair is at my jawline! But I'm still here and working hard on getting my locks back! Last summer I had to get my hair cut down to an inch from my scalp due to going from red to blond... oh.. the horror :( My hair was at mid back! Well.. back to the drawing board I guess. So yeah! Anxious for your updates!
    From bob to Boho. My 30 inch hair growth challenge:nike:.
  • BeautyOGBeautyOG Posts: 383Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Hello everyone!
    Sorry for the late update, I had some technical problems.
    Any who, a lot has changed in my regimen. I am trying to find just right method of washing and styling.

    So lately I've been 'shampooing' my hair with ACV twice a month and co washing the rest of the time. And I'm washing twice a week. If you guys follow Naptural85, you may have seen her 25 min co wash video. (Click the link if you haven't: https://youtu.be/uS3-x_2IGHs) this is what I do when I wash with some variations like masks or trims etc.

    For styling I keep it simple: I squeeze out the water and hop out the shower. Then I quickly apply small amount of SM yucca and plantain hair milk and rake in some AVG. Then I braid or twist my hair and let it air dry.

    I have been doing the #AlbasLongHairChallange and I can honestly say that my hair has grown an inch since I started. (Which has only been about two weeks ago) I just recently added Peppermint to my regimen and when I first started to use it I used too much. But it felt sooo good to my scalp! It was a nice cooling sensation. I do believe that the peppermint was what helped my hair grow.

    Sorry I have no picture this month but I will definitely have one next time.

    On a side note, I am thinking about making a blog. it would be about hair and beauty exercise and health. Would you guys be interested in it?

    You all can post about how your hair journey is going anytime you want. Don't be shy!

    God bless! 😘

    Sent from my QMV7B using CurlTalk App
    My Hair:
    3b - Low Porosity - High Density - Medium/Course Strands - Virgin Hair - Armpit Length, Curly


    Current Products:
    DIY Shampoo
    Tresemme Aloe Conditioner
    It's a 10 Leave In
    Sweet Almond Oil
    Tresemme Mousse

    Current Length Goal: Waist Length, Curly

  • BosslaydeeBosslaydee Posts: 28Registered Users
    Awesome! Ive been wanting to start a challenge for years now.
    Heres a little about my hair:
    4a/4b/3c
    I BCd back in sept of 2012, its now currently around MBL or BSL stretched, CBL curly. Low porosity. Havent used heat since january of this year, i got a brazilian blowout in december. Currently im doing the water wash only method, rinsing my hair daily with my showers, and ive been seeing some great growth results, but it makes my hair so dry. so i wont be able to do this without oils. i just started re incorporating EVOO, JBCO, coconut oil and peppermint oil in my reg. i just spray my hair with distilled water and rub the oil concoction on my scalp. makes my hair super moisturized for days without reapplying, but i do it every day or every other day. Also this summer ive been growing like 1 1/2 - 2 inches a month, crazy. But i think its cuz i work landscaping so im out in the sun all day soaking up the vitamins.
    Anyhoosles, i feel i can get to waist length before the years up. just need to fine tune my regimen to help with my breakage. hopefully you guys can offer some good insight :p
    :toothy4:4a/3c mix.:toothy4:

    BC: 09/28/12 :occasion9:
    growing everyday.

    one step at a time.. :sleepy3:
    SL / APL / BSL / MBL / WL


  • BeautyOGBeautyOG Posts: 383Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Welcome bosslaydee! 😀 hope you enjoy!

    Sent from my QMV7B using CurlTalk App
    My Hair:
    3b - Low Porosity - High Density - Medium/Course Strands - Virgin Hair - Armpit Length, Curly


    Current Products:
    DIY Shampoo
    Tresemme Aloe Conditioner
    It's a 10 Leave In
    Sweet Almond Oil
    Tresemme Mousse

    Current Length Goal: Waist Length, Curly

  • JessiejessJessiejess Posts: 20Registered Users
    I'd like to join too! There is another growth challenge for 2015 but you can never have too many ! LOL I have 3a maybe 3b in some sections. I don't dye anymore but I did bleach it in sections for the summer. I will resume henna after my vacation in 4 weeks. My hair is the healthiest its been ever despite the bleach and my curls are coming back more than I expected which is why I think some parts maybe 3b. My goal is waist length. I've never had it that long ever! My longest is 11.5 inches and the shortest is 8.5 as of 6/22/15.. this is a recent picture! I'd love to see some pics of your curls ladies!
  • BeautyOGBeautyOG Posts: 383Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Hello everyone!
    Yesterday I was officially a CG for 1year! And on top of that I proudly announce that I have reached WL! Yippee!
    I wasn't able to take a picture of the length just yet; today was a messy wash day. But I will by this weekend. (I going on vacation so no promises)
    I've finally found a good regimen for myself that I've enjoy doing. So without further a do, here's my current hair regimen!

    1) PREP/PRE POO
    I will apply coconut oil and OGX sea mineral conditioner to my dry hair and let it sit for a minimum of 5 mins.
    This is either done the night before wash day or an hour before I wash it.
    2) CLEANSE SCALP
    I don't use shampoo, I use ACV or conditioner. The first and third week I use ACV and the second and forth week I use conditioner. I massage my scalp with my fingers and a massage brush.
    3) DETANGLE
    if I don't already have conditioner in my hair I'll apply some now and grab my 'jumbo rake comb' and detangle my hair in forth's or half's depending on how tangled it is. After I'm done I rinse 60 to 75% of the conditioner out, squeeze the excess water out and bun it up.
    4) STYLE
    Now oddly enough, I'm transitioning so I can't do a wash n go. (Not all my hair is damaged, that's why I still made it to WL) So what I do is I do Naptual85' 2014 twist out routine on wet, not stretched hair just applying DIY flaxseed gel to the length of hair and sealing the ends with castor oil.
    I wear the twists under a Beanie for two or three days as a protective style before I undo the twists.

    Every Wednesday I co wash my hair repeating all the steps above. If I'm doing a strengthening mask it will replace the prep/pre poo step above and I do that the weeks I do the ACV rinse.

    These pictures were taken a week ago and my hair wasn't as long then. I just not a picture person.

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    God Bless!


    Sent from my QMV7B using CurlTalk App
    My Hair:
    3b - Low Porosity - High Density - Medium/Course Strands - Virgin Hair - Armpit Length, Curly


    Current Products:
    DIY Shampoo
    Tresemme Aloe Conditioner
    It's a 10 Leave In
    Sweet Almond Oil
    Tresemme Mousse

    Current Length Goal: Waist Length, Curly

  • curledlovecurledlove Posts: 444Registered Users
    I know I am late but, I would like to join you ladies. I've had many ups and downs with my natural hair but I've never had the guts to cut it off like i"ve wanted to. As a result, here I am almost 8 years natural with MBL-WL hair. Sometimes its WL dry and unstretched, sometimes it shrinks to MBL. I'm currently pregnant so between hormones and prenatal vitamins its grown a lot lately. I currently don't have a set regimen. I usually wash with As I am shampoo and use GVP conditioning balm to detangle (with a penman) and use kinky curly knot today and kinky curly curling custard. I will try to post a recent pic.
    3c/4a
    I made it! Tailbone length stretched, WL curly

    Teri Laflesh's book "Curly Like Me" sits on my desk and everytime I get frustrated and an impulse tells me to shave my head, I look at it in hopes that one day my hair will graze the top of my butt.




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  • midnightbohomidnightboho Posts: 37Registered Users
    I've been trying to grow my hair longer since the middle of May, so I definitely wanna join in! I hope I'm to WL (dry and unstretched) by December. That's my goal anyway.

    I'm not following the CG method because I have a ton of products I'd like to use up first, but I hope to be CG before the end of the year.

    In the mean time, I'm taking extra care with my hair in the hopes to stimulate more growth each month.
    3b with 2c/3a bits thrown in for fun; 2a underneath and around temple
    Medium density, Normal porosity, The Humid South
    Present color (full highlights) damage
    Lifelong product junkie | HG: Ion Thickening Styler
    SL APL BSL MBL WL HL| Hoping to reach MBL by 12/15
    Curl crush: Keri Russell, circa Felicity days
  • BeautyOGBeautyOG Posts: 383Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    And I'm back! Did you miss me?! (JK)
    I'm sooo sorry I'm late! Life just got in the way.
    Nothing much has changed. Not my regimen, products, anything... Except, I've cut about 2 inches of hair off (a result from a poorly done trim that was supposed to keep my length. I forgot what it is called). So my hair is no longer waist length. :( I just have so many split ends my hair always breaks off!
    Does anyone have a 'quick fix' until I can get a good trim? I would really appreciate it! :D

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    Sent from my QMV7B using CurlTalk App
    My Hair:
    3b - Low Porosity - High Density - Medium/Course Strands - Virgin Hair - Armpit Length, Curly


    Current Products:
    DIY Shampoo
    Tresemme Aloe Conditioner
    It's a 10 Leave In
    Sweet Almond Oil
    Tresemme Mousse

    Current Length Goal: Waist Length, Curly

  • BeautyOGBeautyOG Posts: 383Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I'm back to give an update!
    I made it to waist length, and now I want to cut off a good oh, lets say, 4 or 5 inches and start with fresh ends. I haven't had a good trim in 3+ years and it's really showing. Plus, I want to grow out of my heat and 'over-manipulation' damage. I have made little to no improvement in growing out my damage in the past 15 months.
    That being said, I plan to go 100% CG, and 100% 'Begin Neglect'.
    I also plan to start taking Biotin, for personal health reasons, and other vitemen supplements. Some other things I plan to do are taking a cleanse and going semi-vegan or at least eat healthier, drink a gallon of water a day, and exercising consistently. (I do exercise, just not every day.)
    That's about it. I don't have any pictures right now because I'm just not a camera person. I try, but it takes so much to pull out my phone and snap a pic. I'll post some pictures soon though. I plan to straighten my hair when I cut it, so it's be the perfect time to take pictures of before and after.
    My Hair:
    3b - Low Porosity - High Density - Medium/Course Strands - Virgin Hair - Armpit Length, Curly


    Current Products:
    DIY Shampoo
    Tresemme Aloe Conditioner
    It's a 10 Leave In
    Sweet Almond Oil
    Tresemme Mousse

    Current Length Goal: Waist Length, Curly

  • CurlyCorianderCurlyCoriander Posts: 4Registered Users
    Wow! I can't imagine EVER getting my hair to be waist length!
  • BeautyOGBeautyOG Posts: 383Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Here is another update! In the past 6 months I've gained about 6 inches. I still plan to cut my hair, so I can start fresh for 2016. My next goal is hip length and waist length curly!

    (I can't upload photos here, I d don't know why. Look at the other hair growth challenge in CurlTalk to see my progress from June to now!)

    What I've been doing:
    1.) Putting my hair is a snood 95% of the time
    2.) Sealing my ends with castor oil
    3.) Keeping my scalp free of oil
    4.) Braiding or Bantu knotting 99% of the time
    5.) I'm taking biotin (only for health purposes, I really don't notice any extra hair growth while taking biotin)

    What I'll be doing in the future:
    1.) Using FRW
    2.) Experimenting with wash n' gos
    3.) Possibly experimenting with old fashioned hair care methods

    My Routine for 2016:
    1.) Prep w FRW for 1-2 hours
    2.) Shampoo and Condition (Homemade shampoo and SM conditioner
    3.) Detangle with a wide tooth comb
    4.) Style with LA Looks sports gel and seal with castor oil


    Happy New Year!


    ~Jenae (Sent from CurlTalk App)
    My Hair:
    3b - Low Porosity - High Density - Medium/Course Strands - Virgin Hair - Armpit Length, Curly


    Current Products:
    DIY Shampoo
    Tresemme Aloe Conditioner
    It's a 10 Leave In
    Sweet Almond Oil
    Tresemme Mousse

    Current Length Goal: Waist Length, Curly

  • curlytwirlycurlytwirly Posts: 360Registered Users
    So I had a lot of hair growth in the last year! I actually did a video about a few methods I used https://youtu.be/DA-v9DeiF8Q

    ...BUT I am still debating whether this year I should try to shoot for longer hair or possibly cut it...hmmmm...the thing is once my hair starts to get too long it starts to annoy me, but when I cut it I get sad like it'll never grow back again, LOL! decisions, decisions :scratch:
  • curlytwirlycurlytwirly Posts: 360Registered Users
    Ooops...I thought this was a 2016 challenge lol...I got a bit confused on the dates. I'll try to look to see if there is anything going on in 2016 on another post...or are you keeping this one going?
  • BeautyOGBeautyOG Posts: 383Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I have another one for 2016. It is a rice water challenge.

    ~Jenae 3b/C/iii/LP (Sent from CurlTalk App)
    My Hair:
    3b - Low Porosity - High Density - Medium/Course Strands - Virgin Hair - Armpit Length, Curly


    Current Products:
    DIY Shampoo
    Tresemme Aloe Conditioner
    It's a 10 Leave In
    Sweet Almond Oil
    Tresemme Mousse

    Current Length Goal: Waist Length, Curly

  • AquarielleAquarielle Posts: 64Registered Users
    What are your intentions on the rice water? I just can't imagine soaking it and not eating it... but that's just me :tongue5:
  • BeautyOGBeautyOG Posts: 383Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Aquarielle wrote: »
    What are your intentions on the rice water? I just can't imagine soaking it and not eating it... but that's just me :tongue5:

    Lol! That's what I thought at first!
    What the rice water is supposed to do is repair your hair, reduce frizz, and promote healthy hair growth. I will be applying it to my hair and leaving it in for an hour before washing.



    ~Jenae 3b/C/iii/LP (Sent from CurlTalk App)
    My Hair:
    3b - Low Porosity - High Density - Medium/Course Strands - Virgin Hair - Armpit Length, Curly


    Current Products:
    DIY Shampoo
    Tresemme Aloe Conditioner
    It's a 10 Leave In
    Sweet Almond Oil
    Tresemme Mousse

    Current Length Goal: Waist Length, Curly

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