I'm already working out my hair plans and goals for 2012, and I'm sure many of you are, too. For those of you who are interested specifically in length retention and growth, I was thinking we could support each other with a challenge. The main technique I have in mind for this is keeping ends tucked away at all times, with a free pass or two.
In other words, twists/braids or twistouts/braidouts will NOT count as protecting your ends; but, if you do a French Roll, a bun or some other style where the ends of the hair are actually tucked away and protected, you're good to go. Loose hair, braids/twists or twistout/braidout hair are all fine to style-- the #1 rule is just to protect ya neck ends. Hide ya kids, hide ya wife, hide ya ends!
Yeah. I'm real strict, y'all.
So, who's coming with me? Here are the rules for the challenge:
On or before January 1, 2012, when the challenge begins, all challenge participants must post:
Here’s where it gets juicy. There will be challenge prizes! That’s right! All challenge participants will be eligible for 3 fabulous BGLH Forum giveaways! At the end of each of the 3 months during the challenge, BGLH Forum Ambassador Jodi-Ann P. and I will select 1 winner to receive some super amazing fantastic hair goodies. Forum members can join at any time during the challenge, but only those who join the challenge on or before January 1, 2012 will be eligible for the prizes.
While being a challenge participant who abides by the challenge rules (rules which include “checking in” on the challenge thread once a week!), automatically enters you, giveaway winners will be selected based on your active participation in the Forum/challenge– meaning, a Forum blog, vlog and/or photos documenting your progress, discoveries and whatever else throughout the challenge, will be the main criteria considered, when we select the winners each month. Be creative! Those of you who decide to also keep a Forum blog/vlog during the challenge should post links to your blog posts here in the official thread, so we can go check it out!
Ideally, by the end of this challenge, we'll all be winners-- of healthier, longer, stronger hair!
Marliceia J. Chavers
Sharan A. Bell
Kenya C. Easley
Ayana Nia Sears
charmaine g taylor
Kimberly N Hendrix
Natural By Nature
Vivian E. Otoo
Corner Curl Girl
Hmm. I'll do it!
I am definitely in!
I'm in it to win it!
Alright! Lemme see if I can edit my original post, so I can start a list of all of us in the challenge. Let's also start to get our starting posts ready, which should include:
1. Starting point (i.e. hair length in inches or just the usual "shoulder length," "chin length," etc.), with photo(s), ideally
2. Retention/growth goal for March 31, 2012
3. Strategy and routine to get there, while in this challenge. This can just be a rundown of your products, what your go-to protective style will be, etc.
I'm excited, y'all!
Can you help me set a realistic goal? My hair is about chin length...
"Realistic" in terms of length retained? Or, "realistic" in terms of sticking to the kinds of styles required for the challenge? Both?
If you do just mean a realistic length goal, if you don't already have a good idea of how fast your hair grows, the general rule of thumb is about 1/2" of growth per month, for most people. Since that is just a median amount of growth to expect, yours may be more or less than that, so I'd say that for a 3 month challenge such as this, a realistic goal would be to grow and retain one full inch of new growth by the time the challenge ends. Hope that helps!
Yes, I meant a growth goal and this helps a lot. Thanks
I'm in Nef!!! Wooo whoo!
I'm in there como swimwear. :)