Hello curlies!

We've come up with a new challenge for those interested in growing their hair out in 2014

The goal is simple: to grow and retain one inch of healthy hair every month through TLC and various growth-enhancing techniques, and with the encouragement and support of each other.

You are all welcome to join ladies. Just hit "reply" and tell us about your commitment to the challenge with the help of the included list below.

Let's first start by the RULES of the challenge:

  1. Make sure you take a healthy diet with lots of water
  2. No or minimal heat styling (at most once a month)
  3. No harsh chemical treatments (relaxer overlap, overlapping color treatments or color with perm, etc)
  4. No excessive hair trimming (at most 3 times per year)
  5. No fine-toothed combs or brushes
  6. Low manipulation as much as possible
Those who join the challenge can choose to commit to some or to ALL of the rules as suits them best.


And here are some suggested sub-challenges that we can choose from every 2 months:

  1. Satin or silk scarf or pillowcase for night time
  2. Finger detangling. No popping/tearing hair with combs and brushes
  3. Baggying
  4. Greenhouse effect
  5. Inversion
  6. Castor oil scalp stimulation
  7. Henna
  8. Got anything else in mind?


Everybody who joins the challenge should state the following: (just answer as many as you can )

  1. Curl type:
  2. Strand thickness:
  3. Porosity:
  4. Current length (including a photo if possible):
  5. The length I aim for:
  6. The challenge rules that I commit to: (plz pick from the blue list above)

  7. Other techniques I intend to use for hair growth and retention. For example:
    • Protective styling: braiding, bunning, etc
    • No poo/low poo/co-washing
    • Regular scalp massage (what with?)
    • Vitamins and supplements (plz specify)
    • Other techniques (plz specify)
  8. Techniques and products you will use to keep your hair strong and moisturized. For example:
    • DC (what with? How often?)
    • PT (what with? How often?)
    • Leave in product
    • LOC method?
    • Others (plz specify)


We officially start by the first of January. But those who would like to cheat can start right away and enjoy the benefit of being one month/one inch ahead of themselves and their goals

We should report our progress at least once every 2 months (a photo of the achieved progress, the growth rate, the retained length in inches, compliance with all our commitments, any problems, setbacks, success stories, etc)

There is no need to straighten for measurements, you can measure the hair curly or just manually stretch it to make a measurement.

Last edited by MaraHanna; 11-25-2013 at 01:22 PM.