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Topic: Post Pix: 1 Yr of Growth
Posted By: Swift
Subject: Post Pix: 1 Yr of Growth
Date Posted: Apr 27 2012 at 7:07pm
I was NOT feeling my progress from Dec 2011 to Apr 2012 so I decided to look back throught my Fotki for inspiration.  After looking at my progress over a year's time, I felt soo much better.
 
SO LADIES!!Big smile
 
Let's inspire ourselves!!!  Some ladies might have great growth in a few month's time but let's do one better - let's post 1 year's worth of progress.  *does the Kid n Play with the air*
 
24-Apr-2011
 
26-Apr-2012
 
I don't care whether you post your fro, twistout, braidout, puff, edges, nape or length shot, show me some GROWTH!!
 
 


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BC: 10-Jun-09, 0" Ceasar
Ayurveda * Low cones/sulfates * Low Manipulation
LTG: Big poofy hair
Trying to KISS
http://public.fotki.com/MzSwift/



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Posted By: ebonynicole
Date Posted: Apr 27 2012 at 8:42pm
Wow!! That's alota growth in 1 yr. What was your regimen like??? And thanks for this post.. I'm aim for apl but my hair in the back is about the same length as yours in the first pic. It gives me hope that I can do it too.

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Posted By: Miss SDY
Date Posted: Apr 27 2012 at 10:05pm
I needed to see this... I'm feeling some kind of way about my hair... :-/

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Posted By: LovilyLocs
Date Posted: Apr 27 2012 at 10:13pm
Wow Congratulations!  That's some amazing growth.  Very inspiring.


Posted By: Lilnicka4u2nv
Date Posted: Apr 27 2012 at 10:24pm
Sexy naps sissy!!!

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Posted By: Lilnicka4u2nv
Date Posted: Apr 27 2012 at 10:33pm
My 1st year of healthy hair journey

Dec 08




Dec 09


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Posted By: Lilnicka4u2nv
Date Posted: Apr 27 2012 at 10:36pm
Dang it just hit me that I retained very well in my first year Geek


what the flickel was I doing then?

I cant believe i'm going on 4 years Cry


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Posted By: combwreckr
Date Posted: Apr 27 2012 at 10:49pm
So encouraging! Heart
Long live this thread!


Posted By: blackarosoe
Date Posted: Apr 27 2012 at 10:56pm
So inspiring this give me courage to go on.


Posted By: kandi*tess
Date Posted: Apr 28 2012 at 2:16am
Ooh I like this thread.

Swift what is your exact regimen, that is some amazing growth.

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Posted By: Lite Brite
Date Posted: Apr 28 2012 at 2:20am
Originally posted by kandi*tess kandi*tess wrote:

Ooh I like this thread.

Swift what is your exact regimen, that is some amazing growth.


This!!

The end of May will mark 1 year from my despised haircut. and July will make 1 year from on-and-off using megatek. I will post pics sometime between then


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Posted By: PowerPuffGirl
Date Posted: Apr 28 2012 at 7:14am
Not even touching Swift's growth/retention *drools*, but I'm getting there 1 day at a time :)

1st pic: Nape strand comes to where my finger is. Longest portion in crown area which is probably why I could even make a bunny tail LOL.

Now, grazing APL just shy of my 2 year Nappiversary in June *diddy bops*


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Truly Black > Creamy Crack

Although I walk through the valley of flat irons and lyes, I will fear no breakage, for I am Naptural.


Posted By: Swift
Date Posted: Apr 28 2012 at 9:15am
Whohoo!  P0rn, p0rn, p0rn!!!
 
Nike-
Yeah sis, when you figure out what the "fickel" you were doing, go ahead and post that for us ;)
 
PPG-
Girl, that's some good growth!!  I bet your puff is even bigger now!
 
 


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BC: 10-Jun-09, 0" Ceasar
Ayurveda * Low cones/sulfates * Low Manipulation
LTG: Big poofy hair
Trying to KISS
http://public.fotki.com/MzSwift/


Posted By: Swift
Date Posted: Apr 28 2012 at 9:41am
Oh, I forgot to post this!  PLEASE post a summary of your regi!!
 
Just like my siggy says, Ayurveda, Low cones/sulfates and Low manipulation have been my saving grace!!
 
-Wash/DC (protein followed by moisturizing) once per week
-Frequent water rinsing/cowashing (3-4 times per week)
-M&S twice per day
-Apply any scalp oil or mix nightly before M&Sing (some kind of sulfur/MT mix)
-Style my hair once per week or 2 weeks and leave it in that style
-Rock a satin skull cap around the house, under my wigs/hats/headwraps and when I sleep.
-Finger detangle and de-shed while I convert or refresh my style.
 
Honestly, I owe the great majority of health and growth to using ayurveda powders.  I noticed the most improvment in my hair once I started using the powders regularly.  Before that, I was always PSing and using scalp growth aids.  The growth aids aren't doing much for my hair but I'll continue to use them until the sulfur is all gone.
 
ETA:  Uhh someone told me that's not specific enough.
 
Cleanser = Suave TC condish + Shikakai/Amla powder + hot water + oil
Conditioner = Suave TC + Brahmi/Henna/Bhringraj/Cassia/Hibiscus powder + hot water + oil (if I use henna, I don't use cassia)
Daily Moisturizer = Suave TC + oil + water
Oils: EVOO, Grapeseed, Safflower
Moisturizing DC = Queen Helene Cholesterol + honey + EVOO + Sea salt (and sometimes Hibiscus powder)
Protein DC = Full fat yogurt or an egg or Megatek or Motions CPR or Moisturizing DC + one of them
EO's= Grapefruit, Orange, Lemon, Lavender, Peppermint
 
Scalp mixes:
 
Sulfur infused EVOO or Grapeseed oil + MT + peppermint/lavender/orange oil
Bhringraj infused EVOO or Grapeseed oil + cayenne pepper + peppermint/lavender/orange oil
 
I was trying to be brief so I hope this covers everything!
 


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BC: 10-Jun-09, 0" Ceasar
Ayurveda * Low cones/sulfates * Low Manipulation
LTG: Big poofy hair
Trying to KISS
http://public.fotki.com/MzSwift/


Posted By: Lilnicka4u2nv
Date Posted: Apr 28 2012 at 10:10am
this was my regimen back then


Daily
-Co wash and detangle every other day or two with V05 conditioner.
-V05 Strawberries n Cream as leave in
-Moisturize w/ S-curl ,Elasta QP Mango Butter on ends.
-Apply Megatek to nape and edges only.
-Seal with Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Weekly:
-Deep condition every sunday w/ Lustrasilk Shea Butter Cholesterol

Monthly:
-Clarify w/ lemon juice and water mix
-Egg and Mayo for 2 hrs(if needed)followed by DC treatment

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  It appears I was doing alot more co-washing...that's typically my summer routine now days...


   Dropping detangling tools, Low Manipulation and stretched styles have been my saving grace...


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Posted By: Swift
Date Posted: Apr 28 2012 at 10:45am

Keep the pix coming, ladies!! :)

Blowout Ponytail Puff
Oct 2010 (I don't think I've ever shown anyone this pic):
Dec 2011 (My first REAL one!!):


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BC: 10-Jun-09, 0" Ceasar
Ayurveda * Low cones/sulfates * Low Manipulation
LTG: Big poofy hair
Trying to KISS
http://public.fotki.com/MzSwift/


Posted By: PowerPuffGirl
Date Posted: Apr 28 2012 at 10:53am
Hair type: 4b/c

Moisturize at least twice daily
Sulfate-free Shea Moisture shampoo every 2nd or 3rd wash
Cowash 1-2x per week
Leave-In: Shea Moisture Curl Smoothie & Coconut Oil

Deep Condition: Ideally, 1x per week over night
Protein: Listen to my hair...typically, every 2-3 months
Protective Styling: 2 strand twists
Oils (I like/have lots): Coconut, shea, carrot, vitamin e, jojoba, sweet almond, avocado, castor



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Your resident militant Natural

Truly Black > Creamy Crack

Although I walk through the valley of flat irons and lyes, I will fear no breakage, for I am Naptural.


Posted By: Miss SDY
Date Posted: Apr 28 2012 at 11:17am
Great motivation ladies!!!! *drool*
 
My one year nappiversary of my second and final bc will be in September and I hope I can put my hair in a real puff! That's why these next 4 months are very important to me!


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Closing in on APL!!!



Posted By: Swift
Date Posted: Apr 28 2012 at 11:47am
You can do it, SDY!!

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BC: 10-Jun-09, 0" Ceasar
Ayurveda * Low cones/sulfates * Low Manipulation
LTG: Big poofy hair
Trying to KISS
http://public.fotki.com/MzSwift/


Posted By: yaya24
Date Posted: Apr 28 2012 at 12:28pm
Great pics/ progress in here ladies!

SWIFTTTTTTTT Shocked

ShockedShockedShockedShockedShocked

OMG!!!
Your growth is fire sis!! Clap

I've been slacking and my progress sucks right now. #sadface#
I'm about to get back to protective styling. wigs and twists really helped with my retention.

All this puff/bun/twistout business is not doing my hair any justice.






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TexLAXED 1.25.13'
SL starting alllll the way over. Watch me work.
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Posted By: luvmybiga$$fro
Date Posted: Apr 28 2012 at 12:51pm
Awesome progress, Swifty! Great thread! Look @ these growing ladies!!!

Well here's a comparison pic of January 2011 - April 2011.

I know that's not a year, but I usually don't take a lot of pics. Give me a minute to pull up more.


Here's a puff comparison:
2010:


And 2012



My puff in the second pic is cut off, but I noticed that as my hair gets longer, its way harder to keep it uniformed.

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Happy 9th Nappiversay to Me and Cleo!


Posted By: Lilnicka4u2nv
Date Posted: Apr 28 2012 at 1:33pm
Look at that sexy puff!!!!


*drools*


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Posted By: bronzeg
Date Posted: Apr 28 2012 at 5:52pm
BLOOD CLATTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!! awesome progress pics!!

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Last Relaxer: July 2010
BC: Jan. 2011


Posted By: bronzeg
Date Posted: Apr 28 2012 at 6:00pm
april 2011:
wash and go puff
april 2012:
wash and go puff


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Last Relaxer: July 2010
BC: Jan. 2011


Posted By: Lilnicka4u2nv
Date Posted: Apr 28 2012 at 6:05pm
Bronzie yessss!!!!Clap

it seems like just yesterday you BC'd Cry

Your hair is growing fast and beautifully!


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Posted By: dchristi214
Date Posted: Apr 28 2012 at 6:07pm
Awesome growth ladies!


Posted By: yaya24
Date Posted: Apr 28 2012 at 6:54pm
Yay more beautiful picccccccssss

Wow Bronze!!!
Seems like just yesterday....


Great growth ladies!
Clap


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TexLAXED 1.25.13'
SL starting alllll the way over. Watch me work.
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Posted By: bronzeg
Date Posted: Apr 28 2012 at 6:59pm
thanks ladies!!! i actually did  double take when i posted these pics...progress pics are the troof! whe ever you are discouraged..look at older pics

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Last Relaxer: July 2010
BC: Jan. 2011


Posted By: luvmybiga$$fro
Date Posted: Apr 28 2012 at 8:29pm
Originally posted by Lilnicka4u2nv Lilnicka4u2nv wrote:

Look at that sexy puff!!!!


*drools*


Thanks, Hun! I think puffs are sexy and elegant too!

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Happy 9th Nappiversay to Me and Cleo!


Posted By: Swift
Date Posted: Apr 29 2012 at 9:13am
Luv-
Cleo is getting even more obnoxiously BIG!  I love it!!  You have a puff that dreams are made of!
 
Speaking of puffs, OMG BRONZE!!!  That puff is getting HUGE!  And your curls look bigger.  I can't wait to see how big it'll be in another year.


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BC: 10-Jun-09, 0" Ceasar
Ayurveda * Low cones/sulfates * Low Manipulation
LTG: Big poofy hair
Trying to KISS
http://public.fotki.com/MzSwift/


Posted By: Heavy Rotation
Date Posted: Apr 29 2012 at 9:18am
GREAT growth, ladies!!!  your hair looks great!

@swift, awesome, awesome growth, lady! :-)


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Natural Hair Girls do it curled up.


Posted By: Swift
Date Posted: Apr 29 2012 at 9:25am
Thanks so much, Heavy! <3
I can't wait to see yours!  hint, hint...


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BC: 10-Jun-09, 0" Ceasar
Ayurveda * Low cones/sulfates * Low Manipulation
LTG: Big poofy hair
Trying to KISS
http://public.fotki.com/MzSwift/


Posted By: Heavy Rotation
Date Posted: Apr 30 2012 at 1:04pm
lol i will try, i will try. :-)

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Natural Hair Girls do it curled up.


Posted By: ennoed
Date Posted: Apr 30 2012 at 2:31pm
Heart this thread

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BC: 04/05/11
SL: 04/11
APL: 06/11
BSL: 02/12
MBL: 06/12
WSL: 10/12


Posted By: PepInMyStep
Date Posted: Apr 30 2012 at 4:02pm
MARCH 25TH, 2010



MARCH 24TH, 2011





Posted By: luvmybiga$$fro
Date Posted: Apr 30 2012 at 5:35pm
Oooohh my!! Mo's pics of gorgeous healthy hair!! Ita with taking pics and looking back. I usually am a slacker with taking pics, but I've been trying to do better. It really does help keep ya motivated and aware of ya hair.

I forgot to post my Reggie. Although the puff pics are 2 years apart, my Reggie was pretty much the same, except I don't really DC anymore. I don't use a traditional DC anymore. I use condish and oils(moisturizing /protein as needed). I cowash frequently in the warmer months and I wash 1x monthly with daily watering in the colder months. I usually have my hair straightened 1-2xs per year. I also get my hair trimmed during that time as well.

My staples are: Tresseme Condish, Mane N Tail Original Condish, Mane N Tail Detangler, Ecostyler Klear, Vaseline, and Blue Magic Coconut Grease.

Styling- Puffs, Buns, Banded Ponies, and plaitouts, which look like twistouts. That's all folks!

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Happy 9th Nappiversay to Me and Cleo!


Posted By: Swift
Date Posted: Apr 30 2012 at 9:09pm
Yaya- <3
Hey sis!!  I don't believe for a minute that you haven't made good progress.  Your hair grows like nobody's business!
Yup, after this week is over, I'm going back to my wigs as well.  LOVE them when it comes to retention. 


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BC: 10-Jun-09, 0" Ceasar
Ayurveda * Low cones/sulfates * Low Manipulation
LTG: Big poofy hair
Trying to KISS
http://public.fotki.com/MzSwift/


Posted By: Swift
Date Posted: Apr 30 2012 at 9:10pm
Wow, Pep!
You've made some GREAT progress and you even colored your hair!!
You still color and you are still retaining!  Get it girl!


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BC: 10-Jun-09, 0" Ceasar
Ayurveda * Low cones/sulfates * Low Manipulation
LTG: Big poofy hair
Trying to KISS
http://public.fotki.com/MzSwift/


Posted By: iBetYouhNvNika
Date Posted: May 01 2012 at 9:54am
* wishes swift would just post her full hhj*

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Posted By: KikiScorpio92
Date Posted: May 01 2012 at 1:45pm
This thread is awesome if I could find some pcitures that compliment my 1 year from neck length to colloar bone length I would totally upload.. keep it coming girls!!

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Posted By: Carib_n_curly
Date Posted: May 01 2012 at 8:55pm
*wipes tears* 

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Posted By: silkyswag
Date Posted: May 02 2012 at 3:53am
Dang Swifty!! Can I play in your hurr? Lol


Posted By: yaya24
Date Posted: May 02 2012 at 7:43am
Originally posted by Swift Swift wrote:

Yaya- <3
Hey sis!!  I don't believe for a minute that you haven't made good progress.  Your hair grows like nobody's business!
Yup, after this week is over, I'm going back to my wigs as well.  LOVE them when it comes to retention. 


Awwe thanks!
Growth is still steady, but I need to get on my retention game.

I did a few chops between December and March, but now I'm back on track.
Aiming for BSL in December.

You are so inspirational Swifty  Clap



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TexLAXED 1.25.13'
SL starting alllll the way over. Watch me work.
APL 2013
     
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Posted By: iBetYouhNvNika
Date Posted: May 02 2012 at 10:12am
Yaya, no pictures ?

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Posted By: Rumbera
Date Posted: May 02 2012 at 12:19pm
Awesome growth Swift.


Posted By: yaya24
Date Posted: May 02 2012 at 6:54pm
Originally posted by iBetYouhNvNika iBetYouhNvNika wrote:

Yaya, no pictures ?
Awwe Cry
 
I'm not taking pics again until my 28th bday (in October).
You know that watched pot saying..
 
Well I'm done with watching this pot....LOL


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iRep ♥ Naija
TexLAXED 1.25.13'
SL starting alllll the way over. Watch me work.
APL 2013
     
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Posted By: Swift
Date Posted: May 02 2012 at 7:00pm
Originally posted by iBetYouhNvNika iBetYouhNvNika wrote:

* wishes swift would just post her full hhj*
 
Embarrassed
I plan to do that for my Nappiversary in June.  IIRC, YOU have had some great growth too, missy!!  Where are YOUR pix???AngrySmile
 
And IA, Yaya needs to come with the progress pix b/c my growth partner's progress has always encouraged me :)
 
 
SILKYYYYY-
OMG, am I seeing a ghost?!!  I was JUST thinking about you!  I hope you're doing well, hotstuff!
Where da pix?  Me and Thickums have got some catching up to do. mm-hmm.
 
CARIB-
You are my favorite lifelong natty lady.  You just gonna come up in here all silent like that?
You know I love your lush hair!


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BC: 10-Jun-09, 0" Ceasar
Ayurveda * Low cones/sulfates * Low Manipulation
LTG: Big poofy hair
Trying to KISS
http://public.fotki.com/MzSwift/


Posted By: mskraizy
Date Posted: May 02 2012 at 8:33pm
This. Thread.












THANK YA LAWD!!!!!!!!! Gorgeous pictures and growth ladies!! I'm loving the inspiration! This past year my hair growth seems barely noticeable so I don't think I should post but I'm inspired to make this year my best year yet!


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Dealing with the same hell, just different devils..."



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Posted By: Carib_n_curly
Date Posted: May 05 2012 at 4:02pm
YAY! LIFE LONG NATURALS! 
Swifty Heart


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Posted By: ashaun
Date Posted: May 05 2012 at 4:23pm
Amazing progress ladies


Posted By: luvmybiga$$fro
Date Posted: May 05 2012 at 6:08pm

I don't take pics often and their usually years apart. I'm trying to not constantly strtch or worry bout my growth. But, I know that taking pics far apart helps to see how far I've come though. So, I'm taking progress pics a little more often, but I have stopped (for the most part-lol) pulling hair to check for growth.

Here's a bun pic from 2010:
 
 
and one from the PS Challenge of 2011-12
 
 
Here's Cleo stretched(but w/o a full brushing out) in 2011
 
Here's Cleo at my half-assed attempt at a blown out on semi -detangled stretced hair in 2012
 
Lastly, here's a pic of Cleo in a fro(same pic as my avi) in 2011
 
and here she is 2012
 


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Happy 9th Nappiversay to Me and Cleo!


Posted By: NataleeC
Date Posted: May 06 2012 at 3:45am
^^where did your face go??



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Start Length: CBL
Hair length post cut: FNL
Cut Date: Nov 28,2010
Hair Goal for 2012: MBL/WL
Status: Transitioning.
PS: Full Sew Ins
Journey Start Date: Feb. 21, 2010.


Posted By: Swift
Date Posted: May 06 2012 at 8:03am
CLEOOOOOO!  I mean, LUUVVVV!  My fro wants to be like yours when it grows up!

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BC: 10-Jun-09, 0" Ceasar
Ayurveda * Low cones/sulfates * Low Manipulation
LTG: Big poofy hair
Trying to KISS
http://public.fotki.com/MzSwift/


Posted By: Swift
Date Posted: May 06 2012 at 8:13am
Keep 'em coming, ladies!!
 
November 2010
 
 
December 2011
 
 
November 2009
 
November 2010


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BC: 10-Jun-09, 0" Ceasar
Ayurveda * Low cones/sulfates * Low Manipulation
LTG: Big poofy hair
Trying to KISS
http://public.fotki.com/MzSwift/


Posted By: Sleek
Date Posted: May 06 2012 at 9:37am
ClapNice thread awww Swift and Cleo keep it coming.......I don't take a lot of picsDisapprove i should start


Posted By: Miss SDY
Date Posted: May 06 2012 at 9:57am
Motivation!!!! Keep it coming ladies!

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NL----[SL]----APL----BSB----BSL

Closing in on APL!!!



Posted By: luvmybiga$$fro
Date Posted: May 06 2012 at 11:19am
Originally posted by NataleeC NataleeC wrote:

^^where did your face go??

Nat, Cleo ate herLOL!!!

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Happy 9th Nappiversay to Me and Cleo!


Posted By: luvmybiga$$fro
Date Posted: May 06 2012 at 11:21am
Originally posted by Swift Swift wrote:

CLEOOOOOO!  I mean, LUUVVVV!  My fro wants to be like yours when it grows up!
 
I need some of those fast growing genes of yours sent my way. I also need some of those braiding skills -asap!


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Happy 9th Nappiversay to Me and Cleo!


Posted By: mslaydii
Date Posted: May 06 2012 at 11:22am
that's a nice fro!!!


Posted By: luvmybiga$$fro
Date Posted: May 06 2012 at 11:24am

Sleek, you should!! I don't take a lot of pics either because I'm usually behind the camera. But, since I need a break from my job, I sneak away to the ladies room and click awayLOL



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Happy 9th Nappiversay to Me and Cleo!


Posted By: luvmybiga$$fro
Date Posted: May 06 2012 at 11:26am
Originally posted by mslaydii mslaydii wrote:

that's a nice fro!!!
Thanky kindly and welcome to BHM!!!!!

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Happy 9th Nappiversay to Me and Cleo!


Posted By: Sleek
Date Posted: May 06 2012 at 12:08pm
Originally posted by luvmybiga$$fro luvmybiga$$fro wrote:

Sleek, you should!! I don't take a lot of pics either because I'm usually behind the camera. But, since I need a break from my job, I sneak away to the ladies room and click awayLOL

 
I will thxs


Posted By: Swift
Date Posted: May 06 2012 at 12:38pm
Yay! *awaits pix of Sleek's pretty hair*

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BC: 10-Jun-09, 0" Ceasar
Ayurveda * Low cones/sulfates * Low Manipulation
LTG: Big poofy hair
Trying to KISS
http://public.fotki.com/MzSwift/


Posted By: iBetYouhNvNika
Date Posted: May 07 2012 at 1:56am
Originally posted by yaya24 yaya24 wrote:

Originally posted by iBetYouhNvNika iBetYouhNvNika wrote:

Yaya, no pictures ?



Awwe Cry

 

I'm not taking pics again until my 28th bday (in October).

You know that watched pot saying..

 

Well I'm done with watching this pot....LOL



I guess I must wait,

My birthday is in October too ! * E five*

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Posted By: iBetYouhNvNika
Date Posted: May 07 2012 at 1:58am
Originally posted by Swift Swift wrote:



[QUOTE=iBetYouhNvNika]* wishes swift would just post her full hhj*

 
Embarrassed
I plan to do that for my Nappiversary in June.  IIRC, YOU have had some great growth too, missy!!  Where are YOUR pix???AngrySmile
 


*Tip toes out of thread *

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Posted By: ebonynicole
Date Posted: May 07 2012 at 2:17pm
I ammmm sooo jealous of CLEO!!! I can't wait for my fro to get there!!!

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anythings possible w/ God!!
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Posted By: ebonynicole
Date Posted: May 07 2012 at 2:18pm
I ammmm sooo jealous of CLEO!!! I can't wait for my fro to get there!!!

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IG: @BraidingBeauty pinterest:Ebony Odon
anythings possible w/ God!!
fotki.com/ebonicole<b


Posted By: Swift
Date Posted: May 09 2012 at 7:45pm
*grabs IBYNN by the collar and pulls her back in*
Not so fast, missy!!
You never know who'll be inspired by your pix. Go 'head and post them! :)
 
Ebonynicole-
Yes, CLEO is the bomb diggity!!


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BC: 10-Jun-09, 0" Ceasar
Ayurveda * Low cones/sulfates * Low Manipulation
LTG: Big poofy hair
Trying to KISS
http://public.fotki.com/MzSwift/


Posted By: luvmybiga$$fro
Date Posted: May 20 2012 at 5:25pm
Originally posted by ebonynicole ebonynicole wrote:

I ammmm sooo jealous of CLEO!!! I can't wait for my fro to get there!!!


EBay, don't u dare be jealous of CLEO! She is a motivator and supporter. No hate or shade! We can't wait to see that mane of yours hit the stratsophere!

Swifty- my admirer- u know u make me blush with the CLEO luv! Thank you! I luvs your fast growing hair!

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Happy 9th Nappiversay to Me and Cleo!


Posted By: Ritle
Date Posted: May 20 2012 at 10:07pm
Before heading back to my book, I have to say the hairporn is off the hook!!!

From Swift(first contribution) to Luvmybiga$$fro and Cleo(latest contribution) and every single contribution in between, loving it and the progress is amazing!

A round of applause from me and make sure to give yourselves a hand as well.


Posted By: csungrl09
Date Posted: May 21 2012 at 1:46am
This thread is awesome.

I don't have many pics to post but I'll see if I can put something together to post later

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Even with a low LSAT, i'm a hot commodity.


Posted By: breBR3bre
Date Posted: May 21 2012 at 1:53am
Originally posted by csungrl09 csungrl09 wrote:

This thread is awesome.

I don't have many pics to post but I'll see if I can put something together to post later
THIS


Posted By: Swift
Date Posted: May 21 2012 at 9:57am
*runs in out of breath*
Aww, I thought there were more pix posted :(   C'mon ladies, don't be shy!  Even a couple inches of progress IS progress :)

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BC: 10-Jun-09, 0" Ceasar
Ayurveda * Low cones/sulfates * Low Manipulation
LTG: Big poofy hair
Trying to KISS
http://public.fotki.com/MzSwift/


Posted By: NaturallyMickee
Date Posted: May 21 2012 at 10:57am
love this thread...my turn!


May 2011



may 2012



front-may 2011



may2012



blow out comparison 1 year..january 2011-january 2012



i'm happy i took pics because i don't feel like it's growing until i can see the fruits of my labor! and after 2 major trims it's nice to see the progress and the difference a year makes...



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Big chop 1-11-11

2YEARs NATURAL!!!
**fOCUSING ON HEALTHY HAIR FOR 2013**
<<**YEAR 3 WILL BE MY BEST**>>
*Goals*
EL NL SL {FSL} APL BSL



Posted By: CincygirlD
Date Posted: May 23 2012 at 7:15am
All of you ladies are looking good!!! It's been almost 1 year since my 2nd BC down to a ceasar. I get it cut weekly and have really been paying attention to my scalp. I'm ALMOST ready to start to grow it out again, but I never did find out why it falls out in the crown the way it does. I'm not sure yet ladies, but I LOVE all the progress you all have made.


Posted By: kandi*tess
Date Posted: May 23 2012 at 7:27am
Cincygirl have you seen a doctor about the hair loss?

Just to check there's no serious underlying condition.

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"Claiming that someone else's marriage is against your religion is like being angry at someone for eating a doughnut because you're on a diet"


Posted By: CincygirlD
Date Posted: May 23 2012 at 10:46am
Yup, I've had shampoos, creams, rubs, scalp INJECTIONS and much more. I initially thought it was the relaxers but after going natural and it happening again I'm just not sure. It grows (never as much as the rest) then comes out by the handful just in that spot. There is one lady here in my state that Nike suggested I see, and that is my next step. She will be my determining factor on if I try to let it grow out or not.


Posted By: Momeijheii
Date Posted: May 24 2012 at 4:05pm
It's been a while since I've posted hurr pikchas.

http://hotimg23.fotki.com/a/69_139/105_172/1308513940675-vi.jpg" rel="nofollow - June '11
http://hotimg23.fotki.com/p/a/69_139/105_172/meatcleaver757.jpg" rel="nofollow - April '12
http://hotimg23.fotki.com/a/69_139/105_172/Photoon42512at12_35PM2.jpg" rel="nofollow - April '12  
I can't be bothered to resize. :(


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Chubby chicken bringing the ruckus. It's tha killa called Momehjijijijijiji



Posted By: darlinnic
Date Posted: May 24 2012 at 9:02pm
My contribution:

May 2011: 4 months post relaxer with eaten up chewed up relaxed hair.  This pic is taken after a sew in.




May 2012: 16 months post relaxer This pic is also taken after a sew in



May 2011 Front view



May 2012 Side view




I guess my hair grew.. I don't think im on track though


Posted By: csungrl09
Date Posted: May 25 2012 at 2:06am
okay, here are the photos i promised!

this is sometime last year, april or may (im not sure)


&&this is from two days ago.


i see a huge difference when i look at it like this! yay me [: lol


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Even with a low LSAT, i'm a hot commodity.


Posted By: Swift
Date Posted: May 25 2012 at 6:33am
OMGeee!!  Look at all of this hair!!
 
Mikee-
Love the color, chica! 
 
Momei-
Look at that fro GRO!!  The puff is gonna surprise you in the fall ;)
 
Darlin-
Your hair has grown soo much AND it looks thicker and healthier!
Girl, there is no question you're on track.  Your bangs when from between your eyes to tucked under your chin!
 
Csun-
Love your coils and that robe in the first set of pix!  You'll be APL before you know it!!
 


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BC: 10-Jun-09, 0" Ceasar
Ayurveda * Low cones/sulfates * Low Manipulation
LTG: Big poofy hair
Trying to KISS
http://public.fotki.com/MzSwift/


Posted By: Swift
Date Posted: May 25 2012 at 6:35am
Cincy- ((BIG HUG))
Heeey stranger!  I sure hope you're able to find the solution soon.  When it's just happening in one spot, I can't help but think that stress may be a factor.


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BC: 10-Jun-09, 0" Ceasar
Ayurveda * Low cones/sulfates * Low Manipulation
LTG: Big poofy hair
Trying to KISS
http://public.fotki.com/MzSwift/


Posted By: luvmybiga$$fro
Date Posted: May 27 2012 at 6:00am
Originally posted by CincygirlD CincygirlD wrote:

All of you ladies are looking good!!! It's been almost 1 year since my 2nd BC down to a ceasar. I get it cut weekly and have really been paying attention to my scalp. I'm ALMOST ready to start to grow it out again, but I never did find out why it falls out in the crown the way it does. I'm not sure yet ladies, but I LOVE all the progress you all have made.


Cincy, sorry to hear your hair woes. I wanted to ask how long were you natural before the 2nd BC? I ask be because its been reported that it can take several years for the perm to be purged from the scalp. Maybe that particular part of your hair was scab hair. Maybe that particular part of your hair needs a daily dose if a light protein followed my moisture. While focusing on the entire head is important, your problem area needs the most care. I loved ur former hhj and look forward to your new one. You must look soooo cute with that TWA!!

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Happy 9th Nappiversay to Me and Cleo!


Posted By: darlinnic
Date Posted: May 28 2012 at 11:18am
Hey Swift
Thanks for the compliment. I feel like I have no clue what I am doing. I've been transitioning through weaves and I have a little bit of leaveout so I experiment with it. I can not seem to keep my leaveout moisturized. I'm scared because if I can't keep 1 inch of hair healthy what will I do with my own head?? Oh well I must be doing something right because it's growing.


Posted By: csungrl09
Date Posted: May 28 2012 at 1:13pm
Originally posted by Swift Swift wrote:



OMGeee!!  Look at all of this hair!!
 
Mikee-
Love the color, chica! 
 
Momei-
Look at that fro GRO!!  The puff is gonna surprise you in the fall ;)
 
Darlin-
Your hair has grown soo much AND it looks thicker and healthier!
Girl, there is no question you're on track.  Your bangs when from between your eyes to tucked under your chin!
 
Csun-
Love your coils and that robe in the first set of pix!  You'll be APL before you know it!!
 



Swift, thank you. I love that robe too. I'm already a lil past APL. I'm working on full APL and next bsl.

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Even with a low LSAT, i'm a hot commodity.


Posted By: MinnieMe
Date Posted: May 28 2012 at 1:29pm
Swift your progress is nothing short of amazing Cry

Kuddos to all the ladies who posted pics...What a difference one year makes!


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HJ Anniversary 2-17-13


Posted By: Jess
Date Posted: May 31 2012 at 3:59pm
AMAZING progress!

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Posted By: darlinnic
Date Posted: Jun 09 2012 at 6:09pm
Bump


Posted By: starnonymous
Date Posted: Jun 09 2012 at 10:35pm
Great progress ladies! You all inspire me! Thank you for starting this thread Swift


Posted By: Swift
Date Posted: Jun 10 2012 at 9:10am
Originally posted by Swift Swift wrote:

I was NOT feeling my progress from Dec 2011 to Apr 2012 so I decided to look back throught my Fotki for inspiration.  After looking at my progress over a year's time, I felt soo much better.
 
SO LADIES!!Big smile
 
Let's inspire ourselves!!!  Some ladies might have great growth in a few month's time but let's do one better - let's post 1 year's worth of progress.  *does the Kid n Play with the air*
 
24-Apr-2011
 
26-Apr-2012
 
I don't care whether you post your fro, twistout, braidout, puff, edges, nape or length shot, show me some GROWTH!!
 
 
 
Since my original photo isn't showing and BHM won't allow me to edit my original post...


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BC: 10-Jun-09, 0" Ceasar
Ayurveda * Low cones/sulfates * Low Manipulation
LTG: Big poofy hair
Trying to KISS
http://public.fotki.com/MzSwift/


Posted By: SassyShani
Date Posted: Jun 12 2012 at 10:43pm
Motivating!


Posted By: Blue1206
Date Posted: Jun 13 2012 at 12:43am
All that growth in a year! Wow. Well done

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Current Length: SL
My site:
http://shaystouch.wordpress.com/

x Perfectly Imperfect x


Posted By: James Avery
Date Posted: Jun 13 2012 at 2:05am
wow, must say im impressedClap

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God bless




Posted By: Chey
Date Posted: Jun 13 2012 at 7:46am
nice progress!! with all that brushing n blowouts, i really didnt retain much my first year :(, im still encouraged though, just gotta cut off my damaged hair n keep it going!

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http://nylonboutique.bigcartel.com/
https://twitter.com/#!/nylonboutique


Posted By: Chey
Date Posted: Jun 14 2012 at 8:05am
okok so i went through my pictures and i found some and hey ! i think i did retain a good amount of hair.

For some reason i def feel like i couldve retained alot more but ... its cool

april 2011



june 2012 



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http://nylonboutique.bigcartel.com/
https://twitter.com/#!/nylonboutique


Posted By: thelurkingKind
Date Posted: Jun 17 2012 at 10:03pm
Love this thread! My paltry contribution;

1st photo is June 26, 2011  and 2nd photo is June 15, 2012




1st photo is July 19, 2011  and 2nd photo is June 15, 2012


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youtube: carlyfanjaxfan


Posted By: mangachan
Date Posted: Jun 17 2012 at 10:59pm
Man, how did I miss this thread, these pictures are great!  Show this to every black nappy hair hater on earth.




Posted By: ennoed
Date Posted: Jun 18 2012 at 5:28pm
wow great progress chey & thelurkingkind!!!

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BC: 04/05/11
SL: 04/11
APL: 06/11
BSL: 02/12
MBL: 06/12
WSL: 10/12


Posted By: Swift
Date Posted: Jun 19 2012 at 5:35pm
O.M.Geeee!!!  You ladies are looking fabulous!!
 
Isn't it encouraging to see how far you've come?


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BC: 10-Jun-09, 0" Ceasar
Ayurveda * Low cones/sulfates * Low Manipulation
LTG: Big poofy hair
Trying to KISS
http://public.fotki.com/MzSwift/


Posted By: Swift
Date Posted: Jun 19 2012 at 5:41pm
Oh yeah, where dem regi's?? Huh?! *giving the crazy, cock-eyed stare*

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BC: 10-Jun-09, 0" Ceasar
Ayurveda * Low cones/sulfates * Low Manipulation
LTG: Big poofy hair
Trying to KISS
http://public.fotki.com/MzSwift/



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