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Topic: 3 Inches in 6 months Challenge?
Posted By: littlebabybug
Subject: 3 Inches in 6 months Challenge?
Date Posted: Jun 23 2012 at 1:23pm
Hi Guys! 

I started a Challenge last month that just ended...and i don't think anyone ended with me Unhappy, but that's okay! Because i have a new challenge that just might appeal to more of you Big smile. I want to give life to an over-arcing challenge that umbrellas a series of personal monthly challenges that you are more than welcome to join me on (more information on those posted on my blog here  http://tangledtressesme.blogspot.com/p/follow-my-monthly-challenges.html" rel="nofollow - http://tangledtressesme.blogspot.com/p/follow-my-monthly-challenges.html ). 

The over-arcing challenge is the 3-n-6 challenge, where it's basically just your personal challenge to find a routine that is guaranteed to work for you in terms of acquiring 3 inches of length in 6months. it's based on the monthly avg. growth rate, but if your hair doesn't quite grow .5in.per mo. that's ok! this challenge is still for you, too! Just adjust it to your personal rate. 

The point is that you just eliminate breakage to the best of your ability (read: minimize it as much as you can!) and reduce tangling, general hardship with your hair, not trim it, leave it alone, etc. etcetera) so that by the end of the year (Dec. 31) you have at least 3 more inches of hair to show for yourself! Now, what you do AFTER that is entirely up to you LOL But i just wanted to create this challenge to show people that they can grow longer hair provided they take care of it, which we all know- but i'm hoping that the scissor ban will motivate some people to take care of there hair better than they do, knowing that they won't be allowed to trim once the contest gets under way.

It's going to start July 1st, for which time i'll be posting starting length check pictures here as well as on both my blog and fotki. Every other month, i want you guys to length check as well, by stretching your hair if you have shrinkage. 

the only law is that you not trim. Lock your scissors up and toss the key out onto the expressway or something. Anything else is up to you- we each have different means of achieving more hair length. 

I would love for you guys to join me. Please do! I don't wanna do this alloooone

Msg me if you have any questions!!!!!

Happy healthy long hair growing.

Hug



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4 inches to BSB!
**SL reached June 2013**
Check out my blog at http://thegrowthexperience.blogspot.com



Replies:
Posted By: littlebabybug
Date Posted: Jun 23 2012 at 1:27pm
Also: If you wanna join, I'll be keeping tabs of whose names to check for so far as keeping you guys motivated and updating you on which month we're in! 


The List:
1. LittleBabyBug
2. ?


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4 inches to BSB!
**SL reached June 2013**
Check out my blog at http://thegrowthexperience.blogspot.com


Posted By: PrinceszTori
Date Posted: Jun 23 2012 at 3:56pm
im in right now im transition to natural and i would like to the bc in 6 months so im down


Posted By: Queensheba
Date Posted: Jun 24 2012 at 4:32pm
me :) iI think this willl be my last challange for the year iI plan to be wiggin hard until dec so im excited to see how much growth iI can actually retain 


Posted By: littlebabybug
Date Posted: Jun 25 2012 at 9:21pm
Alright! I'll add you two ladies to the list!
1. Princesz Tori
2. QueenSheba

If you know anyone else who you think might be up for this challenge, please spread the word! It begins July 1st. Only 5 more days to go! I'll be rounding people up in the meantime! Smile


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4 inches to BSB!
**SL reached June 2013**
Check out my blog at http://thegrowthexperience.blogspot.com


Posted By: Queensheba
Date Posted: Jun 27 2012 at 9:41pm
great relaxing and trimming on fri Wink


Posted By: Shondadini
Date Posted: Jun 27 2012 at 9:50pm
I'm down! I'll b back to post pix


Posted By: kaai
Date Posted: Jun 27 2012 at 11:01pm
okay..... 
I'm in.
I just got my rows back today. 
  so I will be wigging it out until Dec..... 

I may try a full weave.....Shocked.


Posted By: bretagnesade
Date Posted: Jun 28 2012 at 4:36am
I'm in.
Sooooooo excited!
At the end of a stretch so I can really see how I grow.


Posted By: logan
Date Posted: Jun 29 2012 at 11:04am
im in too! ill be trying that new FAST shampoo product and see if ill get results.
 
i did a trim, co-wash and took pictures yesterday. ill post my starting lenght next week.
 
i hope to get results


Posted By: AmberColour
Date Posted: Jun 30 2012 at 10:45am
I'd like to participate!
And since it's based on average growth that's great, might gain more.Smile


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Posted By: logan
Date Posted: Jul 01 2012 at 7:28am
lol @ ur avi amber
 
i washed my hair yesterday, roller set and went to bed to tired for hair dryer lol
 
i dont know how i will do to wash my hair every 2 days but i got to make it! that shampoo better give results


Posted By: AmberColour
Date Posted: Jul 01 2012 at 7:26pm
All right!
Today's the 1st!
As of now(Picture taken around June 27th):
Not quite BSL, but pretty close....Sleepy
The things I'm doing to try and retain as much length as possible is low-manipulation|high m&sing, ie. keeping my hair in twists most of the time (which I already do).
I'm going to start taking my Daily Vitamin...Embarrassed
I don't why it's so hard for me to remember to take it, but in addition to that I am going to take vitamins specifically for Hair and Nails starting tomorrow.
I don't know if they'll work or not, but it is worth a try.
I will try to keep hydrated too, ei. getting my 3 bottles of water everyday.

I figured out it's best not to keep to a strict day-to-day regi, but more efficient for me to do what is needed!Big smile
Hopefully by December 31st, 2012 I will be holding my hair close to where that tag is in my picture!!
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@logan, I had a good giggle when I first saw that. Cry
Idk what it was, but I think because it was willy wonka it made it soo funny.
It was bad, but I could not help it.Pinch
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I'm putting twists in tonight...
I did wear my hair out, but it was semi-stretched by twists so I think it's okay.




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Posted By: littlebabybug
Date Posted: Jul 01 2012 at 7:53pm
starting photo for LC taken today. 

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4 inches to BSB!
**SL reached June 2013**
Check out my blog at http://thegrowthexperience.blogspot.com


Posted By: littlebabybug
Date Posted: Jul 01 2012 at 7:59pm
thanks for the picture post ambercolour! I should be bsl by the time this challenge is over Embarrassed
I admire your hair length, i'm not gonna lie. 

now i've got the list. thanks you guys for joining! I honestly didn't think this many ppl would be interested lol 
here goes:
1. Princesz Tori
2. Queen Sheba
3. myself (littlebabybug)
4. shondadini
5. kaai
6. bretagnesade
7. logan
8. ambercolour

today marks the official day of the challenge! i wish you all well, and happy healthy hair growing. and remember, the only hard fast rule is no shears! remember to post your length check pictures at two month intervals for our "evaluation" lol (more like just encouragement to help you track your progress and keep you motivated). 



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4 inches to BSB!
**SL reached June 2013**
Check out my blog at http://thegrowthexperience.blogspot.com


Posted By: mshurdles88
Date Posted: Jul 01 2012 at 11:47pm
Can I join? First challenge ever? :)


Posted By: PrettyKelz
Date Posted: Jul 02 2012 at 1:56pm
I'd like to join, this will be my first challenge as well.


Posted By: AmberColour
Date Posted: Jul 02 2012 at 3:16pm
Y'all go on and post and get on board!^Big smile

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Posted By: PrettyKelz
Date Posted: Jul 02 2012 at 5:13pm
ok great , but since im new i have no idea how to post pictures.... any suggestions?



Posted By: littlebabybug
Date Posted: Jul 02 2012 at 9:10pm

Originally posted by mshurdles88 mshurdles88 wrote:

Can I join? First challenge ever? :)

1. Princesz Tori
2. Queen Sheba
3. myself (littlebabybug)
4. shondadini
5. kaai
6. bretagnesade
7. logan
8. ambercolour
9. mshurdles88

you're added Smile

thanks for joining! Do you have a starting pic? 


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4 inches to BSB!
**SL reached June 2013**
Check out my blog at http://thegrowthexperience.blogspot.com


Posted By: littlebabybug
Date Posted: Jul 02 2012 at 9:12pm
Originally posted by PrettyKelz PrettyKelz wrote:

I'd like to join, this will be my first challenge as well.

1. Princesz Tori
2. Queen Sheba
3. myself (littlebabybug)
4. shondadini
5. kaai
6. bretagnesade
7. logan
8. ambercolour
9. mshurdles88
10. prettykelz

welcome! It's great that you've chosen this challenge as your first! you're on the list! Make sure and post your starting pic! Or at least keep a record of your progress in another area and share with us when you can. I'd love to see how far you come over the course of the next 6 mos! 


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4 inches to BSB!
**SL reached June 2013**
Check out my blog at http://thegrowthexperience.blogspot.com


Posted By: littlebabybug
Date Posted: Jul 02 2012 at 9:14pm
Originally posted by PrettyKelz PrettyKelz wrote:

ok great , but since im new i have no idea how to post pictures.... any suggestions?


I had to open up another online area to post pictures on, like fotki or a blog or something like that, and then copy and paste from there. perhaps if you have a facebook that might work too? or tumblr? 
it won't allow me to copy and paste directly from my computer :( 



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4 inches to BSB!
**SL reached June 2013**
Check out my blog at http://thegrowthexperience.blogspot.com


Posted By: littlebabybug
Date Posted: Jul 02 2012 at 9:16pm
Originally posted by Queensheba Queensheba wrote:

great relaxing and trimming on fri Wink

hey queensheba, how'd your relax and trim session go? 


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4 inches to BSB!
**SL reached June 2013**
Check out my blog at http://thegrowthexperience.blogspot.com


Posted By: PrettyKelz
Date Posted: Jul 02 2012 at 9:34pm
keleighs phone 563This is my length right before my current protective style. i'm in senegalese twists right now since april. ill be taking them out next week. I'm relaxed but transitioning to natural. i dont plan on cutting my hair anytime soon either i want it to grow out for the rest of the year before i start cutting it off  ( i dont think short hair looks good on me... Ermm...)i'm currently 26 weeks post. 


Posted By: PrettyKelz
Date Posted: Jul 02 2012 at 9:35pm
Originally posted by littlebabybug littlebabybug wrote:

Originally posted by PrettyKelz PrettyKelz wrote:

ok great , but since im new i have no idea how to post pictures.... any suggestions?


I had to open up another online area to post pictures on, like fotki or a blog or something like that, and then copy and paste from there. perhaps if you have a facebook that might work too? or tumblr? 
it won't allow me to copy and paste directly from my computer :( 

 
Thanks


Posted By: bretagnesade
Date Posted: Jul 02 2012 at 10:39pm
Okay, sorry I'm late lol.
I relaxed (or attempted to) on June 29th and the middle and back of my head
is sort of under processed so instead of doing something about that, I'm just going to wait.
My starting length:

Hoping to get longer, fuller hair with no breaking and lots of moisture :)


Posted By: GoodGirlGoneGr8
Date Posted: Jul 02 2012 at 10:46pm
I'd like to join!

Here are the most recent pics of my hair (taken within the last month)...

Blown out:





Straightened:






Posted By: Queensheba
Date Posted: Jul 03 2012 at 1:50pm
Originally posted by littlebabybug littlebabybug wrote:

Originally posted by Queensheba Queensheba wrote:

great relaxing and trimming on fri Wink

hey queensheba, how'd your relax and trim session go?


fantabulous!!!!! after my texlax w/ ors lye  and trim excuse the lopsidded picture i suck at taking my own pics but you get the point lol




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4c natural LAST RELAXER 6/22/2012 Big chop 4/28/2013

SLOW GROWERS CLUB!!


Posted By: AmberColour
Date Posted: Jul 04 2012 at 1:33am
http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/q558/Ambritev2/SAM_1627.jpg?t=1341369289" rel="nofollow - http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/q558/Ambritev2/SAM_1627.jpg?t=1341369289
(Gotta post a link because even though it is resized it doesn't show up as such when the image code is used)
Welp, here's my twists.
I'm not liking them as usual.
They always look curled up because I do them on wet hair, oh well.
Dunno how long they'll last, but a week will be enough.


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Posted By: logan
Date Posted: Jul 04 2012 at 11:58am
omg im almost ashmed to post my starting pic lol but u guys are going to be my inpiration


Posted By: GoodGirlGoneGr8
Date Posted: Jul 04 2012 at 12:14pm
Don't be ashamed! I'm sure the majority of us stumbled upon BHM because we needed help with our hair. I have countless horror/setback stories/pics from my journey.

**goes to look for pics from beginning of hair journey**


Posted By: AmberColour
Date Posted: Jul 04 2012 at 1:01pm
Originally posted by GoodGirlGoneGr8 GoodGirlGoneGr8 wrote:

Don't be ashamed! I'm sure the majority of us stumbled upon BHM because we needed help with our hair. I have countless horror/setback stories/pics from my journey.

**goes to look for pics from beginning of hair journey**
Yes. We all had to start somewhere and it can only get better!!


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Posted By: logan
Date Posted: Jul 06 2012 at 8:07am
i tried to upload my picture but i cant find the way to do it :(
 
i click insert image but after that im lost....


Posted By: AmberColour
Date Posted: Jul 06 2012 at 8:42am
Originally posted by logan logan wrote:

i tried to upload my picture but i cant find the way to do it :(
 
i click insert image but after that im lost....
Try tinypic.com
And then just post the link (it's the easiest way to do it).


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Posted By: logan
Date Posted: Jul 06 2012 at 11:17am

oh i see tx.

but before it was possible to upload directly form the pc.....why make it so complicated Wacko


Posted By: littlebabybug
Date Posted: Jul 07 2012 at 11:50pm
Hey ladies, i have a confession! I experienced a setback today when taking down my minitwists Cry
i'm more than likely never going to attempt these things again but i wanted you to know that i fell off the cutting bandwagon. i feel quite ashamed. but i ended up snipping off a little more than an inch from my overall length to compensate for all the breakage but i just felt that you ladies should know. Please press on, and don't ignore matted roots and too small twists if this happens to you! that's where i went wrong- washing my hair in them damn things. Smh. 


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4 inches to BSB!
**SL reached June 2013**
Check out my blog at http://thegrowthexperience.blogspot.com


Posted By: Lady Law86
Date Posted: Jul 08 2012 at 9:51am
Is it too late to join? I would like to join.


Posted By: Sweet Baby Cakes
Date Posted: Jul 08 2012 at 9:51am
Can I join? I am trying to get to waist length by the end of the year.


Posted By: AmberColour
Date Posted: Jul 08 2012 at 12:48pm
Originally posted by littlebabybug littlebabybug wrote:

Hey ladies, i have a confession! I experienced a setback today when taking down my minitwists Cry
i'm more than likely never going to attempt these things again but i wanted you to know that i fell off the cutting bandwagon. i feel quite ashamed. but i ended up snipping off a little more than an inch from my overall length to compensate for all the breakage but i just felt that you ladies should know. Please press on, and don't ignore matted roots and too small twists if this happens to you! that's where i went wrong- washing my hair in them damn things. Smh. 
LBB, I am sorry to hear about your setback.Ouch
Washing in twists doesn't work for me either, being that my hair would tangle a mess!
How are you wearing your hair on a weekly basis?


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Posted By: Baha_locks
Date Posted: Jul 08 2012 at 2:39pm
is it too late to join?


Posted By: littlebabybug
Date Posted: Jul 08 2012 at 4:35pm
Originally posted by bretagnesade bretagnesade wrote:

Okay, sorry I'm late lol.
I relaxed (or attempted to) on June 29th and the middle and back of my head
is sort of under processed so instead of doing something about that, I'm just going to wait.
My starting length:

Hoping to get longer, fuller hair with no breaking and lots of moisture :)

same here. Smile


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4 inches to BSB!
**SL reached June 2013**
Check out my blog at http://thegrowthexperience.blogspot.com


Posted By: littlebabybug
Date Posted: Jul 08 2012 at 4:36pm
Originally posted by PrettyKelz PrettyKelz wrote:

keleighs phone 563This is my length right before my current protective style. i'm in senegalese twists right now since april. ill be taking them out next week. I'm relaxed but transitioning to natural. i dont plan on cutting my hair anytime soon either i want it to grow out for the rest of the year before i start cutting it off  ( i dont think short hair looks good on me... Ermm...)i'm currently 26 weeks post. 

wow! congrats on coming this far! 


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4 inches to BSB!
**SL reached June 2013**
Check out my blog at http://thegrowthexperience.blogspot.com


Posted By: littlebabybug
Date Posted: Jul 08 2012 at 4:37pm
Originally posted by GoodGirlGoneGr8 GoodGirlGoneGr8 wrote:

I'd like to join!

Here are the most recent pics of my hair (taken within the last month)...

Blown out:





Straightened:




pretty!


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4 inches to BSB!
**SL reached June 2013**
Check out my blog at http://thegrowthexperience.blogspot.com


Posted By: littlebabybug
Date Posted: Jul 08 2012 at 4:38pm
Originally posted by Queensheba Queensheba wrote:

Originally posted by littlebabybug littlebabybug wrote:

Originally posted by Queensheba Queensheba wrote:

great relaxing and trimming on fri Wink

hey queensheba, how'd your relax and trim session go?


fantabulous!!!!! after my texlax w/ ors lye  and trim excuse the lopsidded picture i suck at taking my own pics but you get the point lol



 i usually get the hubs to snap mine...when he's not being finicky lol nice LC shirt!


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4 inches to BSB!
**SL reached June 2013**
Check out my blog at http://thegrowthexperience.blogspot.com


Posted By: AmberColour
Date Posted: Jul 08 2012 at 4:39pm
@
Lady_Law,
Sweet Baby Cakes,
& Baha_locks

I would think not, plus the more the merrier!
And more pictures, lol. Embarrassed
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I'm washing my hair today--I was too tied up to do it yesterday!
I missed applying my GA yesterday, but I'm gonna be back on it tonight!
I don't know if they work or not, but I'mma find out since I did not keep track last time.
I think I'm gonna put my hair in medium sized braids and find someway to pen them up, keeping my hair stretched and easy to get to my scalp!

Hope everyone else is doing well.Thumbs Up


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Posted By: littlebabybug
Date Posted: Jul 08 2012 at 4:39pm
Originally posted by AmberColour AmberColour wrote:

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/q558/Ambritev2/SAM_1627.jpg?t=1341369289" rel="nofollow - http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/q558/Ambritev2/SAM_1627.jpg?t=1341369289
(Gotta post a link because even though it is resized it doesn't show up as such when the image code is used)
Welp, here's my twists.
I'm not liking them as usual.
They always look curled up because I do them on wet hair, oh well.
Dunno how long they'll last, but a week will be enough.

your twists are cute!!! mine curl up too once i wash...


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4 inches to BSB!
**SL reached June 2013**
Check out my blog at http://thegrowthexperience.blogspot.com


Posted By: littlebabybug
Date Posted: Jul 08 2012 at 4:40pm
Originally posted by logan logan wrote:

omg im almost ashmed to post my starting pic lol but u guys are going to be my inpiration

logan, quit trippin and post your pic LOL  if you heard about my setback from yesterday, trust me...you would NOT be ashamed. i lost 4 inches. now go ahead and post if you haven't already. i'm still makin my rounds through the thread!


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4 inches to BSB!
**SL reached June 2013**
Check out my blog at http://thegrowthexperience.blogspot.com


Posted By: littlebabybug
Date Posted: Jul 08 2012 at 4:42pm
Originally posted by Lady Law86 Lady Law86 wrote:

Is it too late to join? I would like to join.

no girl you're in! 


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4 inches to BSB!
**SL reached June 2013**
Check out my blog at http://thegrowthexperience.blogspot.com


Posted By: littlebabybug
Date Posted: Jul 08 2012 at 4:43pm
Originally posted by Sweet Baby Cakes Sweet Baby Cakes wrote:

Can I join? I am trying to get to waist length by the end of the year.

you certainly may! just post a starting pic to help you keep track of where you're coming from Smile


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4 inches to BSB!
**SL reached June 2013**
Check out my blog at http://thegrowthexperience.blogspot.com


Posted By: AmberColour
Date Posted: Jul 08 2012 at 4:50pm
@GGGGr8
Shocked
 
Girl, your hair is so thick(It's a good thing)LOL!
Are you relaxed or natural?


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Posted By: Baha_locks
Date Posted: Jul 08 2012 at 5:06pm
So this is my starting pic. I am aiming for BSL by the end of the year. (excuse those white spots on my back and this huge picEmbarrassed)
 
I'm three weeks post-relaxer, co-wash and DC weekly, moisturize daily.




Posted By: GoodGirlGoneGr8
Date Posted: Jul 08 2012 at 5:12pm
Originally posted by littlebabybug littlebabybug wrote:

Originally posted by GoodGirlGoneGr8 GoodGirlGoneGr8 wrote:

I'd like to join!

Here are the most recent pics of my hair (taken within the last month)...

pretty!
 
Thanks!!


Posted By: GoodGirlGoneGr8
Date Posted: Jul 08 2012 at 5:14pm
Originally posted by AmberColour AmberColour wrote:

@GGGGr8
Shocked
 
Girl, your hair is so thick(It's a good thing)LOL!
Are you relaxed or natural?
 
Thank you! I'm transitioning from relaxed to texlaxed. My roots are texlaxed, the ends are relaxed.
 


Posted By: GoodGirlGoneGr8
Date Posted: Jul 08 2012 at 5:27pm
Originally posted by littlebabybug littlebabybug wrote:

Hey ladies, i have a confession! I experienced a setback today when taking down my minitwists Cry
i'm more than likely never going to attempt these things again but i wanted you to know that i fell off the cutting bandwagon. i feel quite ashamed. but i ended up snipping off a little more than an inch from my overall length to compensate for all the breakage but i just felt that you ladies should know. Please press on, and don't ignore matted roots and too small twists if this happens to you! that's where i went wrong- washing my hair in them damn things. Smh. 
 
Thank you for your advice, and I'm so sorry to hear about your setback! I know exactly how you feel...back in feb, I had to chop off about 5 inches of dead, stringy, wispy ends. At first, I was a little bummed, but looking back, I'm so happy that I did it.


Posted By: GoodGirlGoneGr8
Date Posted: Jul 08 2012 at 5:30pm
Originally posted by Baha_locks Baha_locks wrote:

So this is my starting pic. I am aiming for BSL by the end of the year. (excuse those white spots on my back and this huge picEmbarrassed)
 
I'm three weeks post-relaxer, co-wash and DC weekly, moisturize daily.

 
Your hair looks so shiny and healthy!


Posted By: Baha_locks
Date Posted: Jul 08 2012 at 5:36pm
Originally posted by GoodGirlGoneGr8 GoodGirlGoneGr8 wrote:

Originally posted by Baha_locks Baha_locks wrote:

So this is my starting pic. I am aiming for BSL by the end of the year. (excuse those white spots on my back and this huge picEmbarrassed)
 
I'm three weeks post-relaxer, co-wash and DC weekly, moisturize daily.

 
Your hair looks so shiny and healthy!

Thank you!

So does yours and your hair is nice and thick!


Posted By: GoodGirlGoneGr8
Date Posted: Jul 08 2012 at 5:48pm
Baha_locks Thanks!!


Posted By: gorgeous92
Date Posted: Jul 08 2012 at 6:06pm
@Amber you have a such a nice curl pattern! im so jealous lol if my hair was lie yours i would be addicted to that white stuff LOL
@Goodgirl, your hairs thick and shiny and gorgeous Clap
@Baha shiny beautiful hair! i also am liking your tattoo!
@babybug, sry to hear about your set back :( just stay positive and at leeast you learned something right!

i wanna join :) i just relaxed yesterday. aiming for mbl by the end of the year. excuse my thin ends 
Embarrassed


Posted By: GoodGirlGoneGr8
Date Posted: Jul 08 2012 at 6:11pm
^^Thank you!


Posted By: mshurdles88
Date Posted: Jul 08 2012 at 6:20pm
I will post pics today as soon as I get to a computer!


Posted By: Baha_locks
Date Posted: Jul 08 2012 at 7:43pm
Originally posted by gorgeous92 gorgeous92 wrote:

@Amber you have a such a nice curl pattern! im so jealous lol if my hair was lie yours i would be addicted to that white stuff LOL
@Goodgirl, your hairs thick and shiny and gorgeous Clap
@Baha shiny beautiful hair! i also am liking your tattoo!
@babybug, sry to hear about your set back :( just stay positive and at leeast you learned something right!

i wanna join :) i just relaxed yesterday. aiming for mbl by the end of the year. excuse my thin ends 
Embarrassed

Thanks, I was just looking at your growth in another thread. I'm sure you will be way past mbl by that time.


Posted By: littlebabybug
Date Posted: Jul 09 2012 at 9:56am
Originally posted by Baha_locks Baha_locks wrote:

So this is my starting pic. I am aiming for BSL by the end of the year. (excuse those white spots on my back and this huge picEmbarrassed)
 
I'm three weeks post-relaxer, co-wash and DC weekly, moisturize daily.



thanks for posting! yeah, i'm quite sure you'll be probly MBL by the end of the year, assuming your hair grows the average rate!


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4 inches to BSB!
**SL reached June 2013**
Check out my blog at http://thegrowthexperience.blogspot.com


Posted By: littlebabybug
Date Posted: Jul 09 2012 at 9:59am

Originally posted by GoodGirlGoneGr8 GoodGirlGoneGr8 wrote:

Originally posted by littlebabybug littlebabybug wrote:

Hey ladies, i have a confession! I experienced a setback today when taking down my minitwists Cry
i'm more than likely never going to attempt these things again but i wanted you to know that i fell off the cutting bandwagon. i feel quite ashamed. but i ended up snipping off a little more than an inch from my overall length to compensate for all the breakage but i just felt that you ladies should know. Please press on, and don't ignore matted roots and too small twists if this happens to you! that's where i went wrong- washing my hair in them damn things. Smh. 
 
Thank you for your advice, and I'm so sorry to hear about your setback! I know exactly how you feel...back in feb, I had to chop off about 5 inches of dead, stringy, wispy ends. At first, I was a little bummed, but looking back, I'm so happy that I did it.

Update: it ended up being about 4 inches cumulative LOL
but thank you for the inspiration. I know that  in a year from now i'm probly gonna be very happy that i did what i had to do! thanks for understanding. I was like "oh, snap here it is i instituted a scissoring ban and not even a week into my own challenge did i have to clash against the almighty, overwhelming shears power! now these girls gonna be lookin at me like i'm crazy!" LOL

but wow your hair looks good!


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Posted By: littlebabybug
Date Posted: Jul 09 2012 at 10:01am
Originally posted by gorgeous92 gorgeous92 wrote:

@Amber you have a such a nice curl pattern! im so jealous lol if my hair was lie yours i would be addicted to that white stuff LOL
@Goodgirl, your hairs thick and shiny and gorgeous Clap
@Baha shiny beautiful hair! i also am liking your tattoo!
@babybug, sry to hear about your set back :( just stay positive and at leeast you learned something right!

i wanna join :) i just relaxed yesterday. aiming for mbl by the end of the year. excuse my thin ends 
Embarrassed

wha?! you're already MBL! but thanks girl!


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Posted By: littlebabybug
Date Posted: Jul 09 2012 at 10:05am
Originally posted by mshurdles88 mshurdles88 wrote:

I will post pics today as soon as I get to a computer!

alright, cool! 


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Posted By: gorgeous92
Date Posted: Jul 09 2012 at 10:13am
@baha thanks! i hope so too :) nothing would feel sweeter than surpassing my goal!
i think you'll definitely reach bsl before the year is over!
@babybug LOL i feel like im full bsl, and just grazing mbl? or maybe thats just the 
hairexia talking LOL


Posted By: GoodGirlGoneGr8
Date Posted: Jul 09 2012 at 1:28pm
Thanks littlebabybug and LOL @ "i have to clash against the almighty, overwhelming shears power"


Posted By: Baha_locks
Date Posted: Jul 10 2012 at 6:39am
@Littlebabybug Thank you, we will see
@gorgeous No Prob


Posted By: logan
Date Posted: Jul 11 2012 at 7:58am
Originally posted by littlebabybug littlebabybug wrote:

Originally posted by logan logan wrote:

omg im almost ashmed to post my starting pic lol but u guys are going to be my inpiration

logan, quit trippin and post your pic LOL  if you heard about my setback from yesterday, trust me...you would NOT be ashamed. i lost 4 inches. now go ahead and post if you haven't already. i'm still makin my rounds through the thread!
 
oh snap i feel the pressure now lol OuchLOLLOL
 
i will post them but im so busy...washing hair every 2 days is so time consumming...but i did take a few shoots after roller set. ill post them


Posted By: logan
Date Posted: Jul 11 2012 at 7:17pm
 
right after a trim in dominican republic...my first dominican blow, i was so happy hihi!!
 
right after the trim before starting the chalenge
 
 
roller set at the very end of the day


Posted By: Baha_locks
Date Posted: Jul 11 2012 at 7:25pm
^^Looks at pics and spots NO reason for shame^^

Girl ur hair is beautiful


Posted By: HisDiva
Date Posted: Jul 11 2012 at 7:30pm
I'm late. I want to join. My hair is shedding so I'm fixing to do something different. Not sure what. I'm going to take a picture right now if it's not to late.


Posted By: logan
Date Posted: Jul 11 2012 at 7:42pm
Originally posted by Baha_locks Baha_locks wrote:

^^Looks at pics and spots NO reason for shame^^

Girl ur hair is beautiful
 
 
awww thx Embarrassed
 
i abused that dominican blowout lol i went 3 times in 1 week . when i came back home my hair was fried!!! i was upset for the trim Angry but i did. like LBBB ill be happy next year that i did...well i hope!
 
but for now, i did 25% of my 2 months FAST shampoo try out. i cant wait at the end of august to see if ill continue using it.
 
argan oil is my new friend too. hope to have the best hair combination. when my hair grows up, it wants to be just like urs WinkTongue


Posted By: HisDiva
Date Posted: Jul 11 2012 at 7:43pm
I can't get the picture so I will post when I can get someone to take it but sadly I just realized my Avi pic from 2 years ago is longer than my hair now. Layers my eye She scalped me.


Posted By: GoodGirlGoneGr8
Date Posted: Jul 11 2012 at 8:27pm
logan what in the world were you ashamed of?! Your hair looks healthy!

HisDiva I know exactly how you feel. I was looking @ some pics I posted at the beginning of last year and my hair looked longer and healthier then than it does now. I'm trying to get back to that.


Posted By: gorgeous92
Date Posted: Jul 11 2012 at 9:52pm
@logan -_- really girl?? NOTHING to be ashamed of! your hair is soo pretty! it looks thick and healthy! 


Posted By: AmberColour
Date Posted: Jul 11 2012 at 10:18pm
LOL^
Yeah, your hair looks great, logan!


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Posted By: Baha_locks
Date Posted: Jul 12 2012 at 6:01am
Originally posted by logan logan wrote:

Originally posted by Baha_locks Baha_locks wrote:

^^Looks at pics and spots NO reason for shame^^

Girl ur hair is beautiful
 
 
awww thx Embarrassed
 
i abused that dominican blowout lol i went 3 times in 1 week . when i came back home my hair was fried!!! i was upset for the trim Angry but i did. like LBBB ill be happy next year that i did...well i hope!
 
but for now, i did 25% of my 2 months FAST shampoo try out. i cant wait at the end of august to see if ill continue using it.
 
argan oil is my new friend too. hope to have the best hair combination. when my hair grows up, it wants to be just like urs WinkTongue
 
 
Those blowouts are addictive so I could totally understand. But atleast you are healthy now and hey you have to start from somewhere.
 
lolol Thanks girl


Posted By: spice415
Date Posted: Jul 12 2012 at 9:57am
I want to join a WL for 2013 challenge...for pesons just starting in the summer...is anyone interested in starting one jointly?


Posted By: tatee
Date Posted: Jul 12 2012 at 10:36am
Originally posted by spice415 spice415 wrote:

I want to join a WL for 2013 challenge...for pesons just starting in the summer...is anyone interested in starting one jointly?

why are you posting the same thing in every thread.  stop it.  that shyts not cute.


Posted By: AmberColour
Date Posted: Jul 13 2012 at 10:38am
Nothing much to report from me...
I attempted to bantu-knot my hair last night, but it is very very wet, so fail unfortunately.Thumbs Down
I might pick up some conditioner when I go to the store again.
I know this is weird to say because it hasn't been enough time to notice any growth, but I feel stagnant.Unhappy
Oh, I'm gonna try and stretch my wash to the 20th. I need to start spreading my washes longer.


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Posted By: GoodGirlGoneGr8
Date Posted: Jul 13 2012 at 5:46pm
I completely forgot these pics were on my cam. Apparently my left side is shorter than the right Confused I'll get that evened out when my hair grows out a bit more. Even though I have a few strands touching APL, I'll still classify myself as SL...







Posted By: AmberColour
Date Posted: Jul 13 2012 at 7:40pm
Gorgeous hair!Shocked
And I would not worry about trimming for now if you are in protective styles!
My hair is the same way with one side being longer. I can't remember which side though.LOL
It's weird but I don't plan to cut it anytime soon.Pinch


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Posted By: logan
Date Posted: Jul 13 2012 at 8:24pm
thanks for the compliments guys! it really feels good. however...if you look closely to my roller set pic, you can actually the curtains thru my hair lol.. my end are so thin! and if i dont do the rollers properly, its not that cute! i shooould have taken a pic from today lol
 
im still on my fast shampoo challenge. washing and roller setting haire every 2 days is crazy. but im dedicated to give it a real serious try. it feels like it is growing but i dont want to get my hopes up. so ill resist to the temptation of making lengh check pic and will wait until  the end of theis month.
 
now totally of topic but im in a sharing mod LOL
 
i just added some lashed extension for 25$ and im som happy! i got those cats eyes and i feel like a total queen. im attending a weeding tomorow and plan on looking 2nd best after the bride EmbarrassedTongue
 
i just washed my hair and put on some dr deep treatment infused with argan oil so i can have those same curls! i used the hair dryer for 10 for max heat and i let sit while finishing cooking cleaning with a nice white wine.


Posted By: MsMiamiLady
Date Posted: Jul 14 2012 at 2:34pm
i missed the start up date but i'll definitely be checking up on this challenge


Posted By: PRnena
Date Posted: Jul 14 2012 at 3:04pm
What if u already get 3 inches in 6 months ?

I'm tryna get 5 with in the next six months

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11 months since BC- 1/24/12

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Posted By: GoodGirlGoneGr8
Date Posted: Jul 14 2012 at 3:19pm
^^You and me both PRnena. I'm tryna be MBL by NYE.


Posted By: PRnena
Date Posted: Jul 14 2012 at 3:34pm
I still have a TWA. I'm def at NL. I'm at 2.5 - 3 inches after shaving all my hair off in late january. Last time I went natural I think I was at 6.5 inches after a year. I wanna be at 8. I keep slacking on the vitamins. But I do my sulfur mix on and off

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I keep forgetting everyone on BHM is a 10 with a faithful man and nothing but designer in their closet.

11 months since BC- 1/24/12

( I use BHM on my phone guys)


Posted By: AmberColour
Date Posted: Jul 15 2012 at 9:09am
@GGGGr8, me too! MBL in 2012!
@PRnena, I think this challenge is just to motivate us for retention, because some people do not get 1/2 in per month, so if you get more than the 3 inches that's great too!
--/--
I deep conditioned last night and rinsed it out this morning.
I am not sure what I am going to do yet, but I'm going to eat breakfast before I do anything my hair.. Girl's gotta eat.LOL
Oh, and to the OP, are you going to take another length picture due to your unfortunate setback so you know how much you have progressed in the end?


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Posted By: AmberColour
Date Posted: Jul 15 2012 at 3:27pm
I'm wearing my hair in twists again.
I said I was tired of it but I've become so used to it.LOL
I did manage to flat-twist the front! This is the first time I was able to do this!
I uploaded this to fotki so I don't think that I can resize it. Sorry, I know it's biigggg.Confused
IMG 0172


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Posted By: AmberColour
Date Posted: Jul 16 2012 at 1:52pm
At the end of this week I am giving my ends a needed trim.
I might just search and destroy really.



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Posted By: GoodGirlGoneGr8
Date Posted: Jul 16 2012 at 4:28pm
AmberColour ur flat twists are soooo cute!!! That's a great PS.


Posted By: AmberColour
Date Posted: Jul 16 2012 at 5:24pm
Thanks!Smile
I could not seem to keep it tight throughout the whole twist so they pull up easily.  :(


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Posted By: AmberColour
Date Posted: Jul 17 2012 at 7:53am
I am going to wash my hair today or tomorrow because something came up and I have to style my hair "out".
So I will be trimming my ends after I condition--I think I might just wash&condition it (unsure right now).
I have to check when the last time I washed it as I have been kind of keeping dates in my journal.
Then I am going to blow-dry my hair and style from.
Hope it goes well.Smile
Rewind, might be better to blowdry→trim


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Posted By: Baha_locks
Date Posted: Jul 17 2012 at 6:59pm
I thought we had to lock the scissors up for this challenge, buuuutttt I did a search n destroy on sunday lol. Its therapeutic for me to actually get the damaged ends out!  Tell us how it goes!


Posted By: Baha_locks
Date Posted: Jul 17 2012 at 7:00pm
oops ^^^ Didn't see that definite trim post^^^


Posted By: AmberColour
Date Posted: Jul 17 2012 at 7:22pm
I got back late so I am going to DC overnight and then do the aforementioned tomorrow.
I'm still a bit surprised at how moisturized my hair is. o_o
Yeah, @baha, I need a trim so I have to trim (gotta give the hair what it needs c;)


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Posted By: Baha_locks
Date Posted: Jul 17 2012 at 7:28pm
Once its healthy!


Posted By: logan
Date Posted: Jul 18 2012 at 8:34am
no trimming for me! but i keep my hair most of the time in a pony tail. but i still feel like the left side of my head needs more cutting...but i will resist until at least the end of august.


Posted By: AmberColour
Date Posted: Jul 18 2012 at 11:23am
Well I changed my mind about the "blow-dry".
I am not going to use a blowdryer with combs just yet!
I kind of thought about it while I was conditioning my hair...
My kinky hair being caught at the end of the teeth and being plucked out..
Uh no.Geek

So now I am sitting underneath my blowdryer attachment waiting for my hair to dry.
I tried to band it a little bit to stretch it out.
Hopefully it works out well.
I did the same technique last night when I put in oils to prep overnight for the condition and rinse today. It definitely helped stretch my hair this morning, so I think it should do fine this time with the drying.

I did not DC overnight. I remembered I just did one not too long ago and my hair is balanced, so I don't want to overload. It takes so long to get back in balance again. 
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