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
These are beautiful!
Nothing new, mostly bunning...again :P
so im pretty sure these crochet braids are coming out soon. more than likely, saturday or sunday evening. i love knowing that my hair is just chillin, growing buuut i miss it. besides, the hair synthetic is starting to mat and tangle since ive been a little lax about tying it up at night lately. my scalp is itchy too so it needs a good washing.
'tis all. :)
It's been 4 weeks since my last wash; quite a difference in my usual routine. Usually, I wash (read: oil wash and deep condition) my hair weekly. That has been difficult since I've been on travel most of the month. I am wondering if my hair growth has been stunted, since one of the best conditions for hair grownth is a scalp free of dirt and dubris. One thing I have consistently done is take down my hair once a week, spritz it with Aloe Vera Juice, lightly finger detangle to remove any shed hairs, and seal with my homemade shea butter cream. This has kept my hair from drying out and looking dull, despite the nastiness going on in my scalp.
Congrats to all the ladies who've survived the challenge!
Hello ladies! Sorry that I am posting so late. I had a busy week. SO I am in the process of braiding my hair. I will be officially done braiding it today. It took a total of four days to do. I finally bought castor oil for my scalp, and it has reduced the itching. :) SO I will post pictures up on Monday. :) Have a great weekend!!
Tried some flat twists, by some, I mean a grand total of four in the front of my head. Yay for small victories :) The rest is twisted and pulled back into a bun...which at the moment, I can't get the ponytail holder out -lol!
UPDATE UPDATE!!! Sorry i've been away so long ladies (probably hasn't been that long but it feels like forever lol!)..Anywhoo so I decided to put some twists in my hair to get it out of the way and not manipulate my hair too much. It took me about 6-7 hours to put them in, but i was very relaxed with it (just pop in a I few movies and you'll be surprised how fast it goes by!) I feel so free!! Haven't taken too many photos of them (yet lol!) but here's a couple of them so far..please excuse the goofiness, it was late and i was tired of studying for my neuro exam lol
This was after i dipped my ends in hot water. Not sure if you can really see the ends in this pic but they're a lot smoother than in the pic above
I'm about to take mine out (individual braids). do you wash it or do you go ahead and style it?
Hey guys! I've decided to keep my kinky twists for 6 weeks, instead of 8. I have really enjoyed them, but I think I'm craving some loose hair (i.e. extension-free and not braided/twisted hair, but still in a bun or updo!). So, since this weekend marked 3 weeks in, it was my halfway point, and I redid all the twists on the perimeter of my head, to refresh the style. For this week, my hair is in a low side bun. That is all!
It was really warm this past week and I really wanted to have my hair out and loose! I fought the urge and I'm still doing buns and rolls.