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Growth Challenge...reloaded

curlynikkicurlynikki Posts: 2,420Registered Users
Is anyone interested in a grow-out challenge?!

Well, I've seen some curlies do this on NC before, but I came along too late. My motivations? I want my hair to be atleast shoulder length un-stretched by 8-8-08 (my wedding!!). It seems that my hair would show length if I didn't do certain things to hinder the growth for styling purposes.

As far as the rules, I'm not sure...maybe:

1. Little to no heat (15 mins for expedited drying but not for styling, i.e. stretching roots for length)
2. Daily/nightly moisturizing
3. Weekly DT's?
4. No products with alcohol (I sometimes use hair spray :? )
5. Taking hair vitamins regularly (biotin, flaxseed oil, evening primrose...)
6. When in doubt...step away from the scissors :shock:
7. Any others you guys can think of??

If you're interested, share your motivations, goal and any other rules you can come up with :)
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  • mariposamariposa Posts: 177Registered Users
    i am - i had posted in the 3c column by accident - i'm definitely not 3c.... i'm 4a/b..... or 4b with a definite curl pattern

    i think for christmas i would like it mostly to be chin-shoulder length streched...... and mostly bra strap length by next summer, if not earlier

    my hair curls/shrinks so much (90%) i'm not sure there's any point to saying how long i would like it to be unstretched...... ideally it would be around my shoulders or just above

    it is currently growing quite a bit and i'm happy with that

    more on techniques later
    4a/4b tiny penspring curls
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  • HeatherNicoleHeatherNicole Posts: 1,316Registered Users
    I would like to participate in this...first of all, I need a trim something terrible. So I'll let you know when I get that cause I only trim when my hair is straight. However, I can tell now what I need to do

    Internally


    Eat better (though I have gotten better)

    Drink more water (I was kickin butt in this during the summer why I stopped I dunno)

    Exercise regularly (I'm a sporatic exerciser)

    Take my damn vitamins ( I'm going to add a couple more to the routine, like biotin, fish oil, and Complex B I think)

    Externally

    STOP PICKING and PULLING AT MY DAMN ENDS I swear I have more knots and splits due to this than anything else

    Deep Treatment once a week

    Be more gentle when I detangle

    I already do protective styling...meaning I wear it in a pony all the time. So I think I might start wearing it out more and get some air in my scalp

    Find a sweet moisturizing product (thinking about [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Oyin-Handmade-Whipped-Pudding-p-353.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=oyin-whipped-pudding]Whipped Pudding[/buylink] by Oyin) to use daily. If I do this I'm definitely wearing my hair in a pony the majority of the time and moisturizing either every night or every other night. If someone knows a good recipe that'd be awesome too.

    My goal: I don't care about reaching BSL anytime soon within the next couple years is awesome by me. I'll be happy with shoulder length by the time next year though.


    I couldn't leave my homie Nikki abandoned in here so I thought I'd chime in. And who knows..maybe it's the motivation I've needed.
    Thick coarse 3c/4a prone to dryness.
    Staples
    Aphogee 2 Step treatment
    Generic Biolage Conditioning Balm
    Tigi MM Conditioner
    Creme of Nature Shampoo for dry hair
    KCCC
    Denman D3
    Giovanni Direct Leave-in
    SheaMoisture Leave-in
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  • curlynikkicurlynikki Posts: 2,420Registered Users
    I couldn't leave my homie Nikki abandoned in here so I thought I'd chime in. And who knows..maybe it's the motivation I've needed.


    :oops: awww .... well, ,Lord knows I need the motivation and I'm doing good so far, even with the water. I need to stop picking at my ends ...and get a trim pretty soon because I do have quite a few knots. By the way, the biotin, is definitely working. I'm not sure if its helping the hair on my head, but my eyebrows (I know, right) are growing like crazy and so is the hair on my legs... I literally have to shave every morning. Oh and definitely get some Coconut oil if you don't have any. I used some last night under my leave-in and my hair is soft and my rough ass ends are smooth. I was going to take pics last night, but it was my 5 yr anniversary 8) so I was a lil' busy. I'll take pics today.
  • mariposamariposa Posts: 177Registered Users
    nikki i just looked at your album - really adore your hair
    4a/4b tiny penspring curls
    Lifelong natural i.e. never relaxed

    hair growth journey
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  • curlynikkicurlynikki Posts: 2,420Registered Users
    Thanx Mariposa! You made my day :D
  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users
    Okay I'll chime. I want to state my goals and how I intend to achieve them.

    Goal: Add 2 inches to hair's length in the next year; Stop breakage; hair is strong and healthy, with a good supporting cut.

    Means:
    - Trim off the skanky ends (it's been 4 months :oops: ) getting cut 10/21 - get trims when needed (8 weeks?)
    - Eat more fruits and veggies, drink water; lower salt intake; add flaxseed
    - Exercise at least 4 times per week
    - Get more sun exposure (walks)
    - Continue use of oils, conditioners, etc.
    - Continue to love my hair
    - Clear the clutter from my life physical and mental.
    - Add more love in my life.
    - ETA Plenty of sleep - (thanks dsg-girly&curly)
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    Hear that crash? It's me falling off the CG wagon.
  • curlynikkicurlynikki Posts: 2,420Registered Users
    Karenmc3, you always give such great advice, I was just wondering...

    when are you going to post pics of your hair?! :D I'd love to see your curls and have another fotki to stalk.
  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users
    Curlynikki, I'd love to show my curls and I am sorry that you all could not see the before mod-CG versus the after. But I am ashamed to say I am an electronic cavewoman :oops: I barely use this fancy Medicenter PC. That and just time and fear. I have a gift certificate and can buy a camera anytime and there's a Best Buy right across the street from my workplace. But then I have to research the best one, then when I buy it, OMG I have to hook it up (where's the scream emoticon). I am technically challenged. And get this: I sell computer storage - RAID systems for enterprise Data centers. I can explain all the different systems and the features and bennies. But don't get me near one please. That's what tech support is for :) Soon, I hope.

    Any digital camera recs? (for dummies :lol: )
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    Playing with my hair is a hobby. Fluffy, fine natural 4a. Goal= Healthy, beautiful hair that retains its length.
    Hear that crash? It's me falling off the CG wagon.
  • curlynikkicurlynikki Posts: 2,420Registered Users
    Oh well, I'll just be waiting impatiently. It is pretty cool that you sell all of that high tech equiptment (none of which I knew what you were talking about) but are intimidated by digi cams. I was too. My fiance bought a nice one a few months ago and I didn't start using it until recently. I'm not one to read instruction manuals, so as long as it is on a relatively easy setting (like a disposable camera), I'm good. I just snap, plug it into the back of the comp. and voila :) Easy enough after a couple of tries...just doing it the first time takes some guts, :lol:

    I totally understand your apprehension :D
  • semperfemmesemperfemme Posts: 64Registered Users
    I'd like to join in too!I feel like my hair growth has been suffering from always wearing my coily fro out. I think a nice bout of protective styling will do me some good.

    Here are my short-term hair goals;

    1. Keep my twist styles for at least 2 weeks at a time.

    2. Deep condition Bi-weekly and actually stick with it.

    3. Do a light protein treatment every six weeks.

    4. Stick to my vitamin regimen.

    5. Keep up with my water intake.

    6. 20 mins cardio 6 days per week.

    In the long run, I'd like to have bra-strap length by June 2007. I'm a little above armpit length when stretched. I want to stay in protective styles until June as I've worn my hair out for the past 2 years.

    I like the rules we have so far! :Smurf1:smurf1.gif Now we just have to figure out how long the challenge is going to last. I also think it would be good to have OFFICIAL check in dates, where we have to post pics in our fotkis and give a brief synopsis of our routines and how they may have changed. You can update as you go along of course, but it may make it easier for people who don't have the time or patience to come to the boards on the regular.
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  • curlynikkicurlynikki Posts: 2,420Registered Users
    Now we just have to figure out how long the challenge is going to last. I also think it would be good to have OFFICIAL check in dates, where we have to post pics in our fotkis and give a brief synopsis of our routines and how they may have changed. You can update as you go along of course, but it may make it easier for people who don't have the time or patience to come to the boards on the regular.

    Great ideas! Give us some guidelines!
  • dsg-girlycurlydsg-girlycurly Posts: 343Registered Users
    I would love to join this growth challenge. I'm currently participating in another growth challenge that ends May 2007 on the transitioner board. However, this challenge will end around my 2nd Nappiversary and I'm hoping for unstretched shoulder length by then...so I'm in. I plan on:

    Wearing protective styles for the winter months
    Wash n Wears in the summer months
    Weekly deep conditions and detangling
    Daily moisturizing
    Low pooing (occasional clarifying poos to eliminate buildup)
    Taking vitamins
    Drinking water
    Exercising
    Trims when necessary
    and here is the big one -- getting Plenty of Sleep

    This is what I need -- I'll be checking in!
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

    4A&B -- Henna and the entire Essential Balms product line; lately Carol's Daughter honey mimosa & black vanilla leave-in. Staple products are SheaMoisture, Aubrey Organics and Trader Joes Norish Spa conditioner, ACV and IC Fantasia Gel. I'm also Mixtress (I love making my own hair concoctions :glasses9:)

    Be encouraged -- Cuzz Fuzz is what it Duzz!!

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  • curlynikkicurlynikki Posts: 2,420Registered Users
    I was going to start a new topic for this, but I figured most of you would come here and read it anyway...

    Last night, I tried a really simple recipe from np.com and I love it! I dumped my fantasia gel into a bowl and added about a cup of coconut oil to it. I mixed it up and the gel basically stayed the same texture, its just white now. I did my usual routine...leave-in, added the gel on top and brushed it through and sat under the hooded dryer (on low) for about 20 minutes to dry it to about 80%. The curls are gorgeous and soft. The hold is slightly firm like fantasia but you can tell its much more moisturizing. Its a great alternative to leaving gel alone all together like I was considering. Give it a try if you want a moisturizing gel. The lady from np also suggested mixing it with aloe vera gel too.

    just thought i'd share
  • semperfemmesemperfemme Posts: 64Registered Users
    Okie Dokie,

    How about we do a check in every 30th until the end of the challenge. (Is this six months or a year long?) On this day we post links to the challeneg section of our fotkis and post a nice paragraph (or something) talking about what we did, how well we've stayed on our goals, and of course, how much growth we've obtained since last check in.

    Every album owner should start a new section for this challenge so that other members can instantly access and compliment their respective progress.

    Let's see if we can all get our first length shots and new folders set up by this Friday, which happens to also be the 13th.

    What do you think Nikki?

    It's so weird calling you Nikki, that's my name too. LOL!
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  • curlynikkicurlynikki Posts: 2,420Registered Users
    Ewww....Friday the 13th, I didn't realize.

    Those guidelines sound great! Let's initially try for 6 months, and we'll keep going if we need to. I'll put up length pics either tonight or tomorrow :)
  • mariposamariposa Posts: 177Registered Users
    curlynikki wrote:
    Ewww....Friday the 13th, I didn't realize.

    Those guidelines sound great! Let's initially try for 6 months, and we'll keep going if we need to. I'll put up length pics either tonight or tomorrow :)

    i made a fotki yesterday - yay!
    dunno when i'll get length pics in though
    as far as the guidelines
    how about checking in at least 2x month - once seems too long
    i would like it to be weekly but that's probably too often

    maybe by 15th and 30th each month and posting a photo or update at least 1x month?
    4a/4b tiny penspring curls
    Lifelong natural i.e. never relaxed

    hair growth journey
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  • curlynikkicurlynikki Posts: 2,420Registered Users
    made a fotki yesterday - yay!


    Yay! When are you going to post it?!
    2 check ins per month (minimum) sounds great! I'll post pics 2x per month and I'll check in probably more than that. Good luck ladies!
  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users
    Related but shameless guano -- I need to buy a camera very soon so I can start a photojournal and am looking for recommendations. So if you are in love with your digital camera, please post in

    http://www.naturallycurly.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=87393&highlight=
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    Playing with my hair is a hobby. Fluffy, fine natural 4a. Goal= Healthy, beautiful hair that retains its length.
    Hear that crash? It's me falling off the CG wagon.
  • FleurztyFleurzty Posts: 795Registered Users
    I haven't posted in a while, but I am definitely interested in doing the hair challenge. I actually just twisted my hair, and I hope to leave it alone for at least 2 weeks.
    In a month, it'll be my 2-year anniversary, and I think my hair has done well. It's bacl to almost its original length. My challenges are as follow:
    1) Smoothe my ends, use more butters
    2) Wear hair in more protective styles
    3) Deep condition weekly
    4) Detangle once or twice a week
    5) Start taking a multivitamin
    6) Drink more water

    I'm sure I can find more things I'm doing wrong if I think hard enough. I'll start with these and see how it goes. I want more growth and healthy, shiny, soft hair. I'll try to post pictures regularly over the next 6 months.
  • curlynikkicurlynikki Posts: 2,420Registered Users
    I haven't posted in a while, but I am definitely interested in doing the hair challenge.

    Fleurzty, you have absolutely beautiful hair! I really enjoyed looking through your album. Your curls are perfect and the color is gorgeous :D
  • mariposamariposa Posts: 177Registered Users
    curlynikki wrote:
    made a fotki yesterday - yay!


    Yay! When are you going to post it?!
    2 check ins per month (minimum) sounds great! I'll post pics 2x per month and I'll check in probably more than that. Good luck ladies!

    when i have pics in it.....

    btw can someone help w- a system to do the length pics

    my hair looks the same when it grows because of shrinkage and i can't see myself learning to measure - i think i would require someone to help me for that and it's too complex

    i'm thinking i could pull hair from different sections and take photos to compare..... hoping i get the same sections each time..... perhaps i should do it with wet hair..... trying to be consistent

    also i could take hairline photos of the spots i'm hoping to fill in

    any thoughts?
    4a/4b tiny penspring curls
    Lifelong natural i.e. never relaxed

    hair growth journey
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  • mariposamariposa Posts: 177Registered Users
    mariposa wrote:
    i am - i had posted in the 3c column by accident - i'm definitely not 3c.... i'm 4a/b..... or 4b with a definite curl pattern

    i think for christmas i would like it mostly to be chin-shoulder length streched...... and mostly bra strap length by next summer, if not earlier

    my hair curls/shrinks so much (90%) i'm not sure there's any point to saying how long i would like it to be unstretched...... ideally it would be around my shoulders or just above

    it is currently growing quite a bit and i'm happy with that

    more on techniques later

    Would like to clarify my hair goals
    1) Hair to be healthy and happy
    2) have a good system with plenty of different products on hand to use - with some set ideas on how to use them
    3) no more allergy-related scalp problems - which actually have gone away since i overhauled the routine at beginning august
    4) breakage/bald spots at temples to be filled in and have strong growth so that it can be protectively braided by march/feb... ideally at least 1 inch shrunk
    5)short bits of hairline to be at least 1-2" shrunken
    6) 80% of the top and front to be at least chin length stretched by feb
    7) 85% of total head to be at least shoulder length stretched by beginning august of next year (of course challenge is not running that long)
    my main concern is the front.... if the back stayed the way it looks right now it wouldn't be a terrible thing...... it's the unevennness that i want to get rid of and especially the front is just at a funny uneven stage that limits how i can wear my hair

    ROUTINE / METHODS

    This will probably have to change as the weather gets colder
    1) washing hair 5-7 days week, using different cleansing methods
    2) massaging & oiling hairline and front/top of head w- special mixtures - ideally every day but realistically will shoot for no fewer than 5 days a week including the oil times below where i oil the hair shaft
    3) heat cap treatments at least 4 times a week as follows:
    -- 2 nights with egg yolk mixtures...... w- a different one for scalp (see above)
    -- 2 nights with just plain oil in hair on at least the last 2/3 of the hair shaft.....
    -- i seem to get best results if i rinse/wet hair before adding DT and then leave on for hours, using microhaircap with other additions (e.g.) woollen hat over plastic cap (keeps heat in).... then i rinse out in the shower and this seems to cleanse hair.... will only use something else if there is hairline buildup
    (btw i know people will think all this heat this sounds crazy but my hair loves it and it seems to be keeping it clean.... i don't think that the yolk will cause protein problems.... or if it did i should have noticed by now)
    4) putting a little bit of oil or some conditioner on ends at night time if not doing a treatment....... when i say little i mean lightly spritzing and or rubbing some coconut oil in palms and then brushing lightly on ends (i would ideally do this every night but probably won't happen)
    5) shampoo only when necessary - ideally not more than every 1-2 weeks but may be necessary more often if there is buildup in hairline
    6) protective styling when possible
    7) sleeping w- satin bonnet and satin pillowcases
    8) find a good winter routine.... when i'm done experimenting and have more $ perhaps can get cornrows or something done.... definitely plan on extensions for when it's really cold b/c i plan on wearing lots hats etc and don't want hair to be damaged.... and also want to have a good protective style for growth
    9) perhaps i should line my winter hats that have snagging fibers?
    10) Vitamins - have not started this yet

    Any suggestions/ critique?
    :?:
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    Lifelong natural i.e. never relaxed

    hair growth journey
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  • FleurztyFleurzty Posts: 795Registered Users
    Thanks a lot curlynikki. I love your albums too. Your curls are so defined. It's very pretty. I had to change the setting on the other albums, including the Challenge.
  • semperfemmesemperfemme Posts: 64Registered Users
    Hey everyone! Happy Friday the 13th. I hope everyone got their albums up, I can't wait to check them out today.

    I like that idea of checking in twice a month, I too think it will keep everyone more motivated. I can't wait to see everyone's progress.

    I just put my length shots up in my fotki in the Naturally Curly Challenge folder. I think I'm at about 6 inches or so, I didn't measure. I hope I can make it to arm pit length by the end of the challenge. *crosses fingers*
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  • mariposamariposa Posts: 177Registered Users
    semper great photos
    i have similar ones taken earlier in the week - just need to put

    our lengths are not that different but mine is a lot more uneven so i think i have more work to do..... i would like to be able to wear my hair like that and not have it look funny

    yours looks very even to me - did you have it cut/shaped?
    4a/4b tiny penspring curls
    Lifelong natural i.e. never relaxed

    hair growth journey
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  • semperfemmesemperfemme Posts: 64Registered Users
    mariposa wrote:
    semper great photos
    i have similar ones taken earlier in the week - just need to put

    our lengths are not that different but mine is a lot more uneven so i think i have more work to do..... i would like to be able to wear my hair like that and not have it look funny

    yours looks very even to me - did you have it cut/shaped?

    Thanks Mariposa! I can't wait to see your pics. I hope you get your album up real soon. To answer your question a few posts ago, I just body part measure in general areas; side, nape, and bang. These give me a pretty good glimpse into my progress. I'm a bit past shoulder now.

    In regards to uneven hair, you may have sections that grow a bit slower than others. I think everyone does, so no matter what the only way you'll have even hair through a blunt cut. From your routine, it sounds like you treat your hair very well, so I'm sure your hair is thriving. It looks healthy in your avatar too so I have a visual.

    I honestly don't know why my hair looks even that in the picture LOL! I just gave myself a trim recently so that may explain it.

    Now hurry with those pictures! :P

    BTW: Fleurtzy your hair is beautiful! I'm sure your progress is going to be spectacular and I look forward to seeing it. Definitely agree with CurlyNikki about the color.
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  • curlynikkicurlynikki Posts: 2,420Registered Users
    I've posted my pics ladies!

    I think instead of actually measuring ( i have no tape measure), I'll just always wear my Duke shirt so I can compare the length over the capital D on the shirt. I made a new album...check it out :D
  • HeatherNicoleHeatherNicole Posts: 1,316Registered Users
    KIDS!!!! I bought some Biotin today. I think it's 1000mg. 5'm straightening my hair sometime this week, probably thursday night and trimming my terrible ends, God they look bad. After that I'll post some pics so you can see my beautiful self. lol. Kidding! I think I'm going to straighten and trim every 2 or 3 months so track progress. Hopefully this will mark the beginning of a new leaf.

    Oh yeah, I'm thinking of trying Giovanni products the 50.50 shampoo and recondish, and the leave in. They all sound so good, and I'm happy about the price. Let me know if you've ladies tried any of them.
    Thick coarse 3c/4a prone to dryness.
    Staples
    Aphogee 2 Step treatment
    Generic Biolage Conditioning Balm
    Tigi MM Conditioner
    Creme of Nature Shampoo for dry hair
    KCCC
    Denman D3
    Giovanni Direct Leave-in
    SheaMoisture Leave-in
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  • curlynikkicurlynikki Posts: 2,420Registered Users
    Just the Giovanni direct leave-in. It's really light but extremely moisturizing. I read on another thread that you should use it after wringing your hair dry twice. A little goes a long way :D

    I straightened my hair and snipped the ends this weekend. It's in pin curls now, I'll take pics tomorrow or Monday :D
  • mariposamariposa Posts: 177Registered Users
    mariposa wrote:
    semper great photos
    i have similar ones taken earlier in the week - just need to put

    our lengths are not that different but mine is a lot more uneven so i think i have more work to do..... i would like to be able to wear my hair like that and not have it look funny

    yours looks very even to me - did you have it cut/shaped?

    Thanks Mariposa! I can't wait to see your pics. I hope you get your album up real soon. To answer your question a few posts ago, I just body part measure in general areas; side, nape, and bang. These give me a pretty good glimpse into my progress. I'm a bit past shoulder now.

    In regards to uneven hair, you may have sections that grow a bit slower than others. I think everyone does, so no matter what the only way you'll have even hair through a blunt cut. From your routine, it sounds like you treat your hair very well, so I'm sure your hair is thriving. It looks healthy in your avatar too so I have a visual.

    I honestly don't know why my hair looks even that in the picture LOL! I just gave myself a trim recently so that may explain it.

    Now hurry with those pictures! :P

    i'm hurrying :)
    i actually labeled all and took the last few pics (hairline) yesterday
    should be able to upload them later tonight

    got a lot of stuff done concerning the supplements i.e. placed first order, found out some interesting additional information
    started taking biotin friday etc
    4a/4b tiny penspring curls
    Lifelong natural i.e. never relaxed

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