2014 One Inch Per Month Challenge

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Progress! *Dances*

Okay, so I FINALLY feel like my hair is getting back on track. It seemed to have had a bit of a growth spurt in the last couple of days and I think I'm finally hurdling over that plateau.

Also, side note: I'm currently rocking very decent third day hair for the first time in what feels like ages. Think my hair is lapping up these Faith in Nature conditioners or something, I don't know!
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3A with some 3B thrown in. Medium porosity. Medium Thickness. High density.

Pre-poo: Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
Low-poo: SM Coconut & Hibiscus shampoo / ElastaQP Créme Conditioning shampoo
Conditioner: Jason Moisturising Aloe Vera Conditioner

D/C: Experimenting!

Leave-in: Baptism rinse
Styler: Ouidad Climate Control Heat & Humidity


UK curly. CG since October 2013.
Aiming for WL curls (eventually)
It always amazes me how much shrinkage curly hair can get, especially the tighter curls. How do you stretch it? I always blow dry mine, but stretching would be better.
Originally Posted by sixelamy
I did 4 Bantu Knots that I secured with bobby pins after I had let my hair air dry for a long while on wash day. Then I just slept with a scarf on my head. On dry hair I usually just do banding. I just loop the hair ties so that they cover a lot of length as they wrap around my hair, and place them sort close together so they don't have as many places to really poof out. I haven't done them close enough to get it completely straight ever- I get too lazy.

I've been contemplating doing more stretched out styles so that was supposed to be the beginning of one, that ended up just straight, lol.
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3C/4A, fine texture, low-medium density, and low porosity
CG since November 2013.

Pre-Poo: infrequent now, Coconut Oil overnight
Shampoo: Curls unleashed/for occasional sulfate wash when needed, everlasting sunshine.
Conditioner: Suave Naturals Everlasting Sunshine and GVP's conditioning balm.
Styler: iagirl's flaxseed curl cream or gelatin gel/conditioner mix. <3
PT: iagirl's gelatin treatment 3-4 times a month, with conditioner/honey/avj
Nice to see everyone's hair is turning around if they've had issues. Not to mention everyone's hair doing its thing. Still doing the waiting game lol.
My hair is a lot healthier after that cut but I'm still shedding globs. I'm starting to think its just seasonal or something.

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Sometimes I get carried away and manipulate him too much. He tells me he's fine on his own but I never listen. I wash him less now and all in all we're happy.
Beast's Favorite Things:
Shea Moisture
Kinky Curly
Curl Junkie
Natural Stuff
BC #2: 10/2/13
2c/3a/3b w/ loose botticellis, whirls and curls,
Coarse, High Porosity;CG since 2007
I have a trim scheduled for next month. I need layers something bad, my hair is so thick!

What's weird to me is to feel my hair fall onto my back when I turn my head and turn it back.

What are some weird things you gals are noticing now that your hair is longer?
2c-3a - coarse - normal-high porosity - high density - growing out to donate

NP/LP: KMF Whenever Cond./ YTCucs, Giovanni TTTT
RO/LI: Sevi Pumpkin Seed DC / CJ Argan & Olive Oil, KCKT, YTBbs
DT: Coconut Oil + scalp massage
OIL/STYLER: SM Elixir / KCCC, SS CEJ
COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
It enjoys getting caught under my handbag straps, a lot more!
3A with some 3B thrown in. Medium porosity. Medium Thickness. High density.

Pre-poo: Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
Low-poo: SM Coconut & Hibiscus shampoo / ElastaQP Créme Conditioning shampoo
Conditioner: Jason Moisturising Aloe Vera Conditioner

D/C: Experimenting!

Leave-in: Baptism rinse
Styler: Ouidad Climate Control Heat & Humidity


UK curly. CG since October 2013.
Aiming for WL curls (eventually)
it gets in my face any time I look down

OH! and I GOT A TANGLE
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Last edited by butter52; 08-22-2014 at 06:31 AM.
Yesterday was the first day of Fall classes- I was so super excited, lols. I'm not even a student anymore but I love the chance for new beginnings. I had been on break for about 3 weeks and forcing my hair to go a little longer between washes- the shedding has gotten a little scary though. Maybe it IS seasonal but still.

Among other news, I also finally had a tangle that I couldn't un-knot. I had to cut it out. Well ok, I maybe could have gotten it out but I just didn't have enough patience. Tons of conditioner, even tried using the eye end of my smallest needle to try to find the middle which was when I gave up.

Lastly, longer hair doesn't flatten out on the sides as much into a mohawk. I'm more able to fluff and go (hence able to go longer between washes too, hmm)! =)
3C/4A, fine texture, low-medium density, and low porosity
CG since November 2013.

Pre-Poo: infrequent now, Coconut Oil overnight
Shampoo: Curls unleashed/for occasional sulfate wash when needed, everlasting sunshine.
Conditioner: Suave Naturals Everlasting Sunshine and GVP's conditioning balm.
Styler: iagirl's flaxseed curl cream or gelatin gel/conditioner mix. <3
PT: iagirl's gelatin treatment 3-4 times a month, with conditioner/honey/avj
I also can't see when going down stairs. I have to hold my hair out of my face.
2c-3a - coarse - normal-high porosity - high density - growing out to donate

NP/LP: KMF Whenever Cond./ YTCucs, Giovanni TTTT
RO/LI: Sevi Pumpkin Seed DC / CJ Argan & Olive Oil, KCKT, YTBbs
DT: Coconut Oil + scalp massage
OIL/STYLER: SM Elixir / KCCC, SS CEJ
COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
I straightened my hair again today. I was talking with my supervisor and she commented on how long it's getting. Squee!
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2c-3a - coarse - normal-high porosity - high density - growing out to donate

NP/LP: KMF Whenever Cond./ YTCucs, Giovanni TTTT
RO/LI: Sevi Pumpkin Seed DC / CJ Argan & Olive Oil, KCKT, YTBbs
DT: Coconut Oil + scalp massage
OIL/STYLER: SM Elixir / KCCC, SS CEJ
COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
Just measured my hair in my ponytail today. I have about 4 more inches to go to be able to donate my hair! So that means I have about 6 more months to go. Exciting!
2c-3a - coarse - normal-high porosity - high density - growing out to donate

NP/LP: KMF Whenever Cond./ YTCucs, Giovanni TTTT
RO/LI: Sevi Pumpkin Seed DC / CJ Argan & Olive Oil, KCKT, YTBbs
DT: Coconut Oil + scalp massage
OIL/STYLER: SM Elixir / KCCC, SS CEJ
COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
YAY, AMY! Well done
3A with some 3B thrown in. Medium porosity. Medium Thickness. High density.

Pre-poo: Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
Low-poo: SM Coconut & Hibiscus shampoo / ElastaQP Créme Conditioning shampoo
Conditioner: Jason Moisturising Aloe Vera Conditioner

D/C: Experimenting!

Leave-in: Baptism rinse
Styler: Ouidad Climate Control Heat & Humidity


UK curly. CG since October 2013.
Aiming for WL curls (eventually)
You guys.. I can't stand my hair much longer!! Especially when it's straight. It won't stay out of my face! And I keep eating it with every bite of food. I either wear it down, or up in a ponytail or faux bun. I want cute styles, but it's at an awkward length where it's too short for braids, and too long to wear completely down. Any ideas?
2c-3a - coarse - normal-high porosity - high density - growing out to donate

NP/LP: KMF Whenever Cond./ YTCucs, Giovanni TTTT
RO/LI: Sevi Pumpkin Seed DC / CJ Argan & Olive Oil, KCKT, YTBbs
DT: Coconut Oil + scalp massage
OIL/STYLER: SM Elixir / KCCC, SS CEJ
COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
@sixelamy Have you tried doing like pin curls or rag curls? You can take the curls and squash them against your head in their natural curly shapes (almost like a plop) and pin them. I think it looks really cute/retro.

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Sometimes I get carried away and manipulate him too much. He tells me he's fine on his own but I never listen. I wash him less now and all in all we're happy.
Beast's Favorite Things:
Shea Moisture
Kinky Curly
Curl Junkie
Natural Stuff
BC #2: 10/2/13
2c/3a/3b w/ loose botticellis, whirls and curls,
Coarse, High Porosity;CG since 2007
Hmm I've never tried that. I kinda like it, thanks! I like messy looks with my hair off my neck. I may try this soon on a night I'm not going out.
2c-3a - coarse - normal-high porosity - high density - growing out to donate

NP/LP: KMF Whenever Cond./ YTCucs, Giovanni TTTT
RO/LI: Sevi Pumpkin Seed DC / CJ Argan & Olive Oil, KCKT, YTBbs
DT: Coconut Oil + scalp massage
OIL/STYLER: SM Elixir / KCCC, SS CEJ
COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
Yeah and you can make faux Betty Paige style things with your "bangs" (if you dont have any, experiment with different parts and using a round brush to shape your curls in a cute swooshy/ringlety coil) etc. You can even make cute print bandanas with that Rosie the Riveter kind of bandana look. Its super cute, easy, versatile, and can keep your hair off your neck.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I317 using CurlTalk App
Sometimes I get carried away and manipulate him too much. He tells me he's fine on his own but I never listen. I wash him less now and all in all we're happy.
Beast's Favorite Things:
Shea Moisture
Kinky Curly
Curl Junkie
Natural Stuff
BC #2: 10/2/13
2c/3a/3b w/ loose botticellis, whirls and curls,
Coarse, High Porosity;CG since 2007
I had a bit of a setback. I had to trim. But I havent colored sinc Feb and I have about 5-6 inches of growth.

I went back to shampoo diluted with water and now I am just leaving my conditioner in and sealing with oil. I am also wearing ghana plaits. I still cant figure out how to tie the ends though...
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Hey! It's been a while since I've done a length check and so now I'm going to post the results from my latest one to see how my hair is growing!

Middle/Top: I went from 10.5 inches (6-21-14) to 12 inches
Front: I went from 9.5 inches (6-21-14) to 10.5 inches
Back: I went from 7 inches (6-21-14) to 8.5 inches

Yay! Okay, this seems to be going fairly well. I've been doing a lot of scalp massages over the last couple of months, so that may contribute to my growth, but it's still not enough to reach 12 inches in 12 months... *sigh*
hiiiiiii guys! How's everyone's hair journey going? Next month marks my first year natural! Yayyyy!!! I'm gonna be flat ironing to see my length so definitely will be taking a pic. Hoping I'm at least half-way to my year's goal of shoulder-length hair. I know the back's there but not sure how far the sides and front are. I think the sides might be halfway. Ohhhh I'm so excited! Wish me luck
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Curl type: 3C/4A
Strand thickness: Fine/Medium
Porosity: low to medium to high (depends on where on my head)
Density: medium
Leave in product: Paul Mitchell The Conditioner
Co-wash : Mizani True Textures Cleansing Cream
Conditioner: still trying stuff. Atm: DnL Au Naturale Knot-out Conditioner
DC: Anything at hand. Suggestions?
PT: Hair Mayonaise
Sealant: Olive oil only or Raw Shea Butter mixture
Gel: Curls Unleashed Set it off Curls Boosting Jelly
Next month marks my first year natural! Yayyyy!!!
Originally Posted by asagi
Me too, me too, me too!!!! Can't believe it's been a year since I've straightened my hair as well O_O DUDE. Achievement.
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3A with some 3B thrown in. Medium porosity. Medium Thickness. High density.

Pre-poo: Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
Low-poo: SM Coconut & Hibiscus shampoo / ElastaQP Créme Conditioning shampoo
Conditioner: Jason Moisturising Aloe Vera Conditioner

D/C: Experimenting!

Leave-in: Baptism rinse
Styler: Ouidad Climate Control Heat & Humidity


UK curly. CG since October 2013.
Aiming for WL curls (eventually)
Next month marks my first year natural! Yayyyy!!!
Originally Posted by asagi
Me too, me too, me too!!!! Can't believe it's been a year since I've straightened my hair as well O_O DUDE. Achievement.
Originally Posted by BotticelliBrit
Hey BotticelliBrit that's great! Are you planning on any special hairstyle in celebration?
Curl type: 3C/4A
Strand thickness: Fine/Medium
Porosity: low to medium to high (depends on where on my head)
Density: medium
Leave in product: Paul Mitchell The Conditioner
Co-wash : Mizani True Textures Cleansing Cream
Conditioner: still trying stuff. Atm: DnL Au Naturale Knot-out Conditioner
DC: Anything at hand. Suggestions?
PT: Hair Mayonaise
Sealant: Olive oil only or Raw Shea Butter mixture
Gel: Curls Unleashed Set it off Curls Boosting Jelly

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