This thread is perfect for me!

I'm in!

I will commit to the following rules:
1. Healthy diet lots of water (also has great benefit for my nails!)
2. No heat styling (I never heat style)
3. No chemical treatment (never done before)
4. No trimming (I haven't been to stylist in more than a year... I sporadically cut my own hair with a trimming scissor, and then I only cut the split ends)
5. No fine-toothed combs or brushes (I occasionally use a brush, but will quit this)
6. No manipulation (I don't do that)

Sub challenges I'm taking:

1 Silk pillowcase (been using that for a while now!)
2 Finger detangling (Already do that most of the times)
6 Castor oil scalp stimulation (did that for a long while with Jamaican Black castor oil and really sped up my growth!!)


My hair & growth:

1. Curl type: 3a/2c/2b/3b (in order of prevalance)
2. Strand thickness: medium
3. Porosity: Mostly medium, also have some low and high porosity strands.
4. Density: Very high
5. Elasticity: High or medium
6. Current lenth: 40 inches (tailbone length when straight) (measured from hair line at forehead!)
7. The length I aim for: 50 (mid-thigh length when straight)
8. Challenge rules I commit to: 1, 2, 6.

9. Other techniques:
- Protective styling (my hair is getting so long, it will be more convenient anyway).
- Low-poo and co-washing.
- Daily scalp massage (with Jamaican Black Castor oil)
- Multi vitamins & minerals (many different kinds), and protein.
- Wear elastics without metal part to avoid damage

10. How I keep my hair strong and moisturized:
- PT: EO Keratin conditioner (as it is, at least twice a month)
- DT: Mostly The Body Shop Rainforest moisture conditioner or other moisturizing conditioner (with some added penetrating oils, at least twice a month)
- Leave in: Mostly a light product.
- LOC: Leave in spray (see next), grapeseed oil, styling mousse (Jane Carter)
- Spray leave in (Desert Essence Red Raspberry conditioner made into spray conditioner)

At hip length, going for mid-thigh!
3A/2C M iii med porosity, high elasticity

HGs:
Clarify: Nivea IR
Lo-poo: Nature's Gate CR
CW: Elvive Volume Collagen
RO: TBS Rainforest Moisture, etc

LI: Elvive volume collagen, KCKT
Seal: Grapeseed oil
Gel: Studioline

PT: EO Keratin co
DT: RO+oils
Hairgrowth stim.: JBCO+EVCO


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Last edited by Aqua_Lily; 11-27-2013 at 10:41 AM.