Growth Challenge?

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I feel like my hair is shedding way too much. Is it true that sometimes different seasons can make your hair shed more? I feel like before the summer officially starts I shed a bunch and then grow a bunch.

Or maybe I just need a new comb or something...I don't even know.
Originally Posted by itsKelCeeEee
I'm going to have to agree with you. My wonderful hair is so seasonal it's ridiculous. Winter my hair is hybernating, doesn't grow more than 1/4" if that, no shedding or breakage unless I caused it by fussing with new products. Spring I can get about 1 inch a month. Summer shead city no matter what I do (so far) to stop it. Fall 1/4-1/2" growth, minor shedding. I can set a clock to my hair's seasonal cycle right now.
Hey all! So I'm rocking these box braids right now and loving the low maintenance. I did wash my scalp yesterday. I sprayed my scalp really well with cool water. Then in another spray bottle I mixed distilled vinegar(ran out of acv) and water and put a few drops of orange essential oil for smell. Sprayed that on my scalp liberally and rubbed. Then I used my water spray bottle to rinse really well. When I was finished I sprayed just my braids with my wen conditioner and water mix. I didn't wash my braids in the shower cuz I didn't wanna wait for my hair to dry plus I was being lazy.

Pros:
All in all it turned out well it was my first time cleaning my hair like that. I liked it for the simple fact that it didn't disturb my braids to much so I don't have that much frizz going on. And I didn't wait very long for my hair to dry.

Cons:
My hair is clean but I like the feeling of my hair being thoroughly clean I get when my hair is sopping wet.
Hey all! So I'm rocking these box braids right now and loving the low maintenance. I did wash my scalp yesterday. I sprayed my scalp really well with cool water. Then in another spray bottle I mixed distilled vinegar(ran out of acv) and water and put a few drops of orange essential oil for smell. Sprayed that on my scalp liberally and rubbed. Then I used my water spray bottle to rinse really well. When I was finished I sprayed just my braids with my wen conditioner and water mix. I didn't wash my braids in the shower cuz I didn't wanna wait for my hair to dry plus I was being lazy.

Pros:
All in all it turned out well it was my first time cleaning my hair like that. I liked it for the simple fact that it didn't disturb my braids to much so I don't have that much frizz going on. And I didn't wait very long for my hair to dry.

Cons:
My hair is clean but I like the feeling of my hair being thoroughly clean I get when my hair is sopping wet.
Originally Posted by Shondadini
NICE. I'll have to remember that when I get my hair braided.

Right now my hair's in twists. i really like them. Although my shoulder length hair shrank up to my ears...GRR! Lol

Big Chop: 11/25/09
Cottony/fluffy, medium/coarse, high density & porosity
SL - APL - BSB - BSL - MBL - WL - HL
I'm here

I feel like my hair is shedding way too much. Is it true that sometimes different seasons can make your hair shed more? I feel like before the summer officially starts I shed a bunch and then grow a bunch.

Or maybe I just need a new comb or something...I don't even know.
Originally Posted by itsKelCeeEee
I'm going to have to agree with you. My wonderful hair is so seasonal it's ridiculous. Winter my hair is hybernating, doesn't grow more than 1/4" if that, no shedding or breakage unless I caused it by fussing with new products. Spring I can get about 1 inch a month. Summer shead city no matter what I do (so far) to stop it. Fall 1/4-1/2" growth, minor shedding. I can set a clock to my hair's seasonal cycle right now.
Originally Posted by makeupvixen
Okay YAY. It's not just me And that exact same pattern sounds just like my hair, only somehow it grows like crazy while shedding at the same time...? It don't make no sense. Haha.

Big Chop: 11/25/09
Cottony/fluffy, medium/coarse, high density & porosity
SL - APL - BSB - BSL - MBL - WL - HL
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I'm in box braids myself. Been in them since May 15, so this is week 3 for me. I'm trying to go 8 weeks but we shall see. As for washing them, I'm one of those people that have to completely submerge their hair in water in order for it to feel clean so I'll just have to deal with the fuzzies. I'm dying to take these braids dow. I miss my fro so much. But I know as soon as I take them out, I'll be back to hating my hair again. We love to hate each other.

As for the shedding, I can't speak on that because I'm braided up but I'm hoping it skips me.
Type - 4B
Natural Scene w/ Mishaps since September 12, 2006
Last Big Chop February 11, 2010

Working on a product list...

EL ~ NL ~ SL ~ BSB ~ APL ~ BSL ~ MBL
Count me in 2. See siggie for current bun pic.

Current length: 2 inches from apl
End of yr goal: Hoping to be apl if not closer to bsl

Current Products:
*Suave Almond & Shea Butter condish for co-wash
*Braggs Organic ACV to clarify
*SM Raw Shea butter shampoo & restorative condish to
wash/condition (add grapeseed oil to condish for slip to
detangle)
*Distilled H20 & Grapeseed oil for daily spritz x2
*Soft-N-Free Milk Protein & Olive Oil for PT
*Whipped shea butter mix (shea butter, coconut oil &
grapeseed oil) to style
*Coconut oil for hot oil treatment & pre-poo

Maybe I'll start measuring the thickness of my buns since I don't wear my hair out often & posting pics w/measurements or else just doing a pull & stretch pic & posting. I don't plan on straightening until my aunts wedding in October so I will post a straight pic then.

Happy hair growing ladies!
Hair Type: A head full of THICK, normal porosity curls/coils that I am TOTALLY in LUV with!
(Transitioned for 16 & 1/2 months)


Loving: MC LI Condish, Raw shea butter, Coconut & Grapeseed Oil, SM raw shea butter shampoo,HEHH Conditioner, Braggs ACV & Egg, Mayo & EVOO PT's








Last edited by JaylensMami10; 06-08-2011 at 12:13 PM. Reason: error
Current Length
front=9
sides=10
back=8
Goal Length for this challenge
front=12
sides=13
back=11

Regimen
  • wash every week or at least every 2wks
  • DC every week
  • twists/twistouts
Products
GF 3-min DC
suave coconut condish
tresseme curly condish

mane n tail shampoo
HE curly shampoo

ACV
honey
avocado, extra virgin, coconut, jojoba, grapeseed, peppermint, oil

Starting Pic

below is a
flatironed hair in a bun and
twostrandtwist bantuknotout on flat ironed hair down
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3c front crown,4a in middle back
LOIS: OS, thin, dense, cottony

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Hair Regimen












Current length:
Front- just below bottom lip
Sides- collar bone
Back- shoulder

Goal length:
Front- under chin
Sides-apl
Back- past shoulder

Regimen:
Wash Weekly with Shea Moisture Shampoo
Cowash midweek if needed with Trader Joe's Nourish Conditioner
Leave in- shea moisture curl and style milk
Style in puff (b/c it's really hot) until I have enough hair for a bun.
Styler- Shea moisture curl enhancing Smoothie
Seal- pure Shea butter


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I'm here too!

Current length: Almost 4 months since BC. I'm a little past ear length stretch on the sides, half way down my neck in the back and a little past my eye brows in the front

End of yr goal: At least to the end of my nose in the front, stretched. End of my neck in the back.

^^ I hope that makes sense lol

Current Products:
*Suave Naturals Juicy Apple condish for co-wash
*Shampoo with SM Moisture Retention once a month
*DC with Giovanni Deeper Moisture
*Moisturize with BRBC (maybe, gotta find what works for me)

Right now I'm just doing WnGs because two strand twists don't look very good on my hair yet. I just found out I'm low porosity so I'm trying to figure out a way to get my cuticle open long enough to moisturize.
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LITTLE JOEY HAS A SIBLING ON THE WAY!
Current length:
Front- just below bottom lip
Sides- collar bone
Back- shoulder

Goal length:
Front- under chin
Sides-apl
Back- past shoulder

Regimen:
Wash Weekly with Shea Moisture Shampoo
Cowash midweek if needed with Trader Joe's Nourish Conditioner
Leave in- shea moisture curl and style milk
Style in puff (b/c it's really hot) until I have enough hair for a bun.
Styler- Shea moisture curl enhancing Smoothie
Seal- pure Shea butter


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Originally Posted by mrsjaxn84
i have about the same length as you
3c front crown,4a in middle back
LOIS: OS, thin, dense, cottony

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My stuff from Enso Naturals is here. I want to experiment sooo bad but I'm fighting the urge to take my braids out. I have some new growth and they are fuzzy (which I hate). But once again, I'm trying to hang in there for a full 8 weeks.

All of these brand new products staring me in my face...I feel like a junkie...I want to use sooooo BAD!!! God help me...
Type - 4B
Natural Scene w/ Mishaps since September 12, 2006
Last Big Chop February 11, 2010

Working on a product list...

EL ~ NL ~ SL ~ BSB ~ APL ~ BSL ~ MBL
Hey peeps so I'm checking in. I had my hair braided so my routine did variate much but I took my hair down this weekend. I did a pre poo with coconut oil and washed the next day with Vo5 clarifying shampoo diluted. After that I did the aphogee 2 keratin treatment and followed up with my organix root stimulator deep conditioner. I ended up leaving that in and sealed with a little coconut oil. My hair doesn't mind it at all and is super soft. As for growth I seem to have retained about 3/4 of and inch which makes me happy for 5 weeks in braids. I'll post pix soon. Happy growing
since ive last checked in, i put in long genie locs. I absolutely love them because they look so real. Ive had them in so far for 4 weeks and will leave them in for one more to make 5.

i would leave them in longer but my hair is grwing really fast and the new growth is starting to LOC!!!! I cant have that so after another week theyre out. i would definetely do these again but prob only during the summer months.
3c front crown,4a in middle back
LOIS: OS, thin, dense, cottony

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Hair Regimen












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