2014 One Inch Per Month Challenge
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Join Date: Sep 2013
So ready for this!!
3A, with a bit of 3B hanging around on there too
Low porosity (will do the Goosefootprints test soon just to be sure of this!). Buut based on how my hair behaves I'm going with low for now.
Current length (including a photo if possible):
Shoulder-length when curly
The length I aim for:
Ultimately I want to go for hip-length when curly (though that won't be achieved just in this year lol).
The challenge rules that I commit to:
Healthy diet with lots of water -
do this anyway).
No or minimal heat styling -
don't use heat really. Except a diffuser once in a blue moon.
No harsh chemical treatments -
don't use these any more anyway
No excessive hair trimming (at most 3 times per year) -
this suits me fine.
No fine-toothed combs or brushes -
only ever finger detangle anyway.
Low manipulation as much as possible -
don't tend to manipulate my hair at all.
Other techniques I intend to use for hair growth and retention:
DC (what with? How often?):
Nothing But Intense Healing Mask, once per week.
PT (what with? How often?):
Going to try the gelatin treatment and see how my hair responds.
Leave in product:
Hairveda Red Tea Moisturiser / Darcy's Botanicals Daily Leave-In Conditioner.
Because of my low porosity this doesn't tend to work too well for me. May have to experiment a bit!
Scalp massages! I low-poo as it is, but may give co-washing a go too at some point.
Curly type: 3A Botticelli curls. Medium porosity / density.
Pre-poo: Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
Low-poo: Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Shine
Conditioner: FiN Raspberry and Cranberry, or FiN Chocolate
D/C: For now it's Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Restorative, mixed with honey & other goodies
Leave-in: My DNA
Styler: Ouidad Climate Control Heat & Humidity, or
Umberto Giannini Scrunching Jelly
UK curly. CG since October 2013.
Aiming for WL curls (eventually)