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Old 11-20-2012, 12:37 AM
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- Current length + hair type: MBL -3b/3c/4a (I have a few naturally straight strand but don't count them), Fine/Medium silky strands, Medium Density

- Regimen: I don't have a specific regimen (meaning not routine). I just go by feel and what my hair "tells" me

- Plans to get to HL: I'm on a personal 2 year braids challenge. So I will be keeping my hair hidden, Do little small trims every time I redo my braids (im also transitioning), Not using any type of heat (except the sun and hooded dryer to deep condition), Continue to finger comb, keep Moisturizing & Sealing, continue exercising, eating clean, and staying hydrated, continue taking my vitamins

- HL goal date: I'm giving myself between July and December 2014

- Plans once HL is achieved: Probably straighten or just keep protective styling until I reach Full TBL then Classic Length
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- Current length + hair type: BSL -3c/4a, Fine/Medium Strands, Medium Density

- Regimen: I don't have a specific regimen. I just go by feel and what my hair "tells" me

- Plans to get to HL: I'm on a personal 2 year braids challenge. So I will be keeping my hair hidden.

- HL goal date: Hopefully by December 2014

- Plans once HL is achieved: Probably straighten or just keep protective styling until I reach Full TBL
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Default Re: Hip Length (HL) 2014 Challenge!

I wouls like to ba added to this challenge please! I'm new here, but I am commited to being HL.

Current hair length/type: MBL, natural, Multi-textured (80% 3c, 10% 2c, 10% 3b), always been natural; never relaxed or colored

Current Reggie: Co-wash daily or every other day (unless I'm wearing a complex style, then its 1x a week), DC bi-weekly, Shampoo once a month with low sulfate poo after an olive oil/JBCO pre-poo. I usually wear wash and go's or a bun (I dance) but just recently got into PSing (buns, flat twists, other styles) and roller sets. I straighten my hair once every three months. I take these vitamins for hair and whole body health:
Biotin, MSM, Silica, Flaxseed Oil

How I will reach HL: I plan to up my vitamins, and DC more often as well as detangle less. I want to get more PS in my arsenal so I will be more likely to do it, and I will also be better about trimming and sealing my ends. (I am not one that has ever needed to trim often, but I haven't in two years, so it waaay over due LOL)

Plans Once I reach HL: Enjoy it! My hair has always been long, but I would like to see just how long I can grow it and if HL is a managable length for me.
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:21 PM
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Hello, Thank You! Yours is better!

This is the first challenge I've entered on here. I'm transitioning (14 months post) so it would be great to reach Hip Length and maintain there until I'm completely natural, then move on to TBL and Classic.
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Hello, Thank You! Yours is better!

This is the first challenge I've entered on here. I'm transitioning (14 months post) so it would be great to reach Hip Length and maintain there until I'm completely natural, then move on to TBL and Classic.
Welcome to your first challenge, @MsJamerican. This is my first time hosting one so I hope we're both successful. Good luck transitioning, must be tough managing hair that's BSL and growing.
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Welcome to your first challenge, @MsJamerican. This is my first time hosting one so I hope we're both successful. Good luck transitioning, must be tough managing hair that's BSL and growing.
Yes, it is tough. That's why I'm keeping it braided (also because it's cold and braids help me retain so much length). I was getting frustrated when it was out and was thinking about BCing but I remembered how much I hated hair so short (I BC'd back in 2009) and didn't want to go through that again.

Thanks for the luck, I'll be praying too. It's exciting just thinking about your real hair being so long and luscious. Last time I had hair so long I was about 8 yrs. old and it was always braided up with colorful beads on the ends...
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Yes, it is tough. That's why I'm keeping it braided (also because it's cold and braids help me retain so much length). I was getting frustrated when it was out and was thinking about BCing but I remembered how much I hated hair so short (I BC'd back in 2009) and didn't want to go through that again.

Thanks for the luck, I'll be praying too. It's exciting just thinking about your real hair being so long and luscious. Last time I had hair so long I was about 8 yrs. old and it was always braided up with colorful beads on the ends...
Well I believe that once you can keep a clear and positive vision that anything is possible so long hair will definitely be in your reach for 2014.
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- Current length + hair type
Bsl/mbl.....im in the fine to medium strands...medium density...normal porosity.....as far as numbers i think im mostly 4b/4a and some 3c dont really know heres a pic of my wet hair with conditioner...I dont have dry pics because ive been wearing wigs


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- Regimen
No set reggie...I mainly cowash (follow the curly girl method) and shampoo whenever I feel like I need it....I also use castor oil to seal and occasionally natural gels....sometimes I oil my scalp with jbco
- Plans to get to HL
Protect...destroy
- HL goal date
I dont know man not sure about the schedule I want to be on
- Plans once HL is achieved
Either maintain for 6 mths to a year or keep on growing to tbl...depends on how my hair is then

*I dont know why the pic is sideways and im not even sure if ut comes out large enough...dont know how to change it....oh well*
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@Aireen Thank you for starting this challenge, I was looking for a long term goal challenge, I can't believe I missed this thread, but I'm glad I found it in time

- Current length + hair type
2" past APL, relaxed fine hair with mixed textures

- Regimen
Pre-poo weekly, co-wash bi-weekly, shampoo twice a month (one of these is a clarifying poo), DC weekly alternating with moisture and protein DC's sometimes both, Hard protein week before and week after relaxer and every 6-8 weeks whilst stretching, trim when I get relaxed moisturise and seal every other day.

- Plans to get to HL
Wearing more PS
M & S every other day (I've only started doing this again the past month)
Baggying and babying my ends
Up my water intake
Wearing more PS
Stretching relaxers for longer, relaxing 3 x per year only
Taking priteva (may add fish oils and evening primrose oil)

- HL goal date
December 31st 2014

- Plans once HL is achieved
Maintain and enjoy
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@Angel of the North, you're welcome, there are no cut-offs so you would've been able to join at any point. I secretly side-eye challenges with cut-offs even though I understand why they're put into place.

May I ask how you're able to do hard protein treatments on stretched hair? Doesn't that lead to tangles for you or is it because you get your touch-ups 6-8 weeks at a time that you're able to do hard protein treatments during stretches?
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@Aireen I do 3 stretches a year 20 wks, 14.5 wks and 17.5 wks, I am able to do my protein treatments on stretched hair with no problems, I prepoo, detangle, clarify, do the protein treatment, co-wash, apply my DC and then detangle again (mostly to comb through the DC and make sure I haven't ended up with any tangles during the processes), I find I don't really have tangles by the DC stage, HTH
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I'm only BSB so I’ll be lurking here to gain inspiration.

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I'm only BSB so I’ll be lurking here to gain inspiration.

Cheering you on from the sidelines.
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I'm an inch or so from BSB and I joined. Dec 2014 is 24 months away! You can do it!
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@Aireen I do 3 stretches a year 20 wks, 14.5 wks and 17.5 wks, I am able to do my protein treatments on stretched hair with no problems, I prepoo, detangle, clarify, do the protein treatment, co-wash, apply my DC and then detangle again (mostly to comb through the DC and make sure I haven't ended up with any tangles during the processes), I find I don't really have tangles by the DC stage, HTH
Oh I misread, I knew I should've went to sleep. Wow the longest stretches I do are 16 weeks long and my hair will scream at me if any hard protein comes near it. Is the protein treatment you use hard like Aphogee 2 Step, @Angel of the North?
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I'm an inch or so from BSB and I joined. Dec 2014 is 24 months away! You can do it!
Maybe if I'm close enough to BSL by New Years. I don't want to jinx myself.
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@Aireen Yes, Aphogee 2-step was the treatment I used, during the stretches if I'm not due a relaxer, I will do a treatment every 6-8 wks in between.
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@Aireen Yes, Aphogee 2-step was the treatment I used, during the stretches if I'm not due a relaxer, I will do a treatment every 6-8 wks in between.
Ah okay well your hair certainly looks strong. @Angel of the North, do you use the balancing conditioner too?
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I did this time cos it came free with the 2-step treatment, I used it to co wash, rinsed and then used a moisturising DC
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I did this time cos it came free with the 2-step treatment, I used it to co wash, rinsed and then used a moisturising DC
Ah okay because I always wondered if there was anyone that actually LIKED the balancing conditioner, my hair hated it. I rather just let water soften my hair then use my own moisture-rich DC than use the balancing conditioner.
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So I did an impromptu curiosity length check and one chunk of lock reaches the top of my bra. I guess I can have a go ahead to join up with this challenge.

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Barely scraping BSL 3c/4a/4b
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low manipulation in the warmer months and protective styling in the cooler months. DC and oil treatments incorporated throughout.
- Plans to get to HL
Healthier lifestyle and follow reggie.
- HL goal date
When the clock strikes 12 on NYE. Giving me the most amount of time for this
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Bun drop just 'cause.
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