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Protective Styling Challenge, July 1 - August 31, 2011


Protective Styling Challenge, July 1 - August 31, 2011

Join this group if you want to take part in our 2-month protective styling challenge!! Let's retain that length!

Members: 91
Latest Activity: Nov 25, 2013

Discussion Forum

How Tight is Too Tight?

Started by Tyneshia Duren. Last reply by Roni Met May 30, 2012. 1 Reply

So I'm transitioning to my natural hair after years of relaxers. I chopped off a good portion and have been rocking twist outs for some time. I've decided to put in yarn braids to protect my hair and…Continue

Tags: styling, protective, installiation, yarn, braids

Progress....Have you seen any improvement in length/strength since the start of the challenge

Started by Jodi-Ann P. (Forum Ambassador). Last reply by Melissa B Dec 24, 2011. 8 Replies

This challenge is about using protective styling to promote healthy hair in all areas including increased moisture retention, length retention and increased hair strength. We are half way through…Continue

How do you keep your edges neat?

Started by Agbeke. Last reply by Leah Nov 7, 2011. 3 Replies

So I alternate between two french braids and flat twist up dos but I've always struggled with my in I really didn't do much with them. And as a result my styles end up looking a bit rough.…Continue

Protecting My Hair When I Go To Bed

Started by Deneya Carter Aug 26, 2011. 0 Replies

What I do before I go to bed is put my hair in two braids. That makes my hair wavy when I take it out in the morning.

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Comment by Akaylah J. on October 8, 2011 at 2:26pm
Just recently uploaded a photo of my progress :) My hair has really retained length.
Comment by Yvonne Smith on September 22, 2011 at 11:22am
Comment by Leila N. on September 15, 2011 at 9:16am
Wow Glenda, It looks awesome!! You can definitely see the growth. How many times did you re-do the mini-braids? And how long did you keep them in each time?
Comment by Leila N. on August 24, 2011 at 8:04pm

Okay, the ladies of the health challenge are putting us to shame, lol. They're so focused and motivated (see it here:


Maybe we need someone to be the ambassador/moderator/ringleader of our protective styling challenge so we don't fall off the rails. What do you think?

Comment by taustin on August 3, 2011 at 4:20pm
hey ladies - i began the challenge around 7/1 and so far i havent quite accumulated 1 inch per month but it has grown significantly. when you only have 5in you gotta get really creative... i usually put about 10-12 box braids in and pin then randomly or do some kind of braided corn row style leaving the front portion out for variety - how's everyone else progressing?
Comment by Valeaka Freeman on July 14, 2011 at 11:40pm
well, my twisted up do only lasted a week and a half, but it created a really cute twist out.
Comment by Erin Wright on July 14, 2011 at 11:27pm
omg, I want more pictures! I'm loving these two styles that were posted up here, I'm gonna try 'em out! :)
Comment by Laura Bromley on July 12, 2011 at 12:18pm

@Leila...Yes I do it myself. I can't braid well so its twisted.. Thank you! :-)



Comment by Leila N. on July 11, 2011 at 9:29am
@Laura... Do you do that style yourself? Or does someone do it for you? It's lovely!
Comment by Laura Bromley on July 10, 2011 at 5:36pm
I'm in!!! I know its a little late but who cares. I've been rocking this style for 2days and its holding up pretty well! I'm going to wear this style for 1wk and a half.

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