Who's gonna start the 2012 waist length callenge ;-)

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Still at shoulder length, trying to get to waist length...let's see
I totally wanna join! I'll try my best for end of 2012, but if it doesn't happen by end of 2012, it'll happen in 2013. I'll have to assemble some pics to share in this thread to show my hair progress. I haven't cut my hair in a while, so I may need to trim a couple of ends, but we'll see. The picture in my avatar is from December 2011, and my hair's grown a little since then.

I've been natural for a little over 3 years (after close to 20 years of relaxers and BKT).

Haven't used any heat styling including diffuser in over half a year--trying to see if I can do away with it completely! I blow-dried twice last year, both times for bridesmaid duties.

Goal is to get it long, all the way down my back, the way it used to be before I ever used relaxers. I also want it long to the point where it won't bother me so much to have it trimmed-- you know how it is: you're trying to grow your hair so you don't wanna cut anything I figure if it's super long, I won't avoid trims or haircuts so desperately, LOL.
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I'm about half way through a 100 day folic acid challenge except I trimmed a couple weeks ago..
Folic acid is great. I've been using the Nature Made brand.
I'm in!! My hair is just past my shoulders right now and it grows very slow, so it will probably take me 3 years to get to the waist but I'd like to try and see.
Originally Posted by risos
I read this and thought "only 3 years?" ...My hair must grow ultra-slow...

I'd like to join the challenge, but somehow I know my hair won't make it to waist for at least a year or few. My hair is currently Bras Strap length? Barely. It's taken me years to get it from shoulder to here, so...

Has anyone had success with adding just Folic Acid tablets to their diets? Plain biotin broke me out badly, but I want to take something... Thank you.
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Originally Posted by chicabelleza


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Growing out Pixie since 5-10-2008 with some trims and anxiety chops along the way...

hair details: BSL(c)/MBL(s) - 2b/2c (MPD if truth be told) - f/m, iii, porosity med-low.

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oh yeah, and I'm newly gluten free...thanks to celiac
Have you been able to notice any changes though or not yet?
I'm about half way through a 100 day folic acid challenge except I trimmed a couple weeks ago..
Folic acid is great. I've been using the Nature Made brand.

I read this and thought "only 3 years?" ...My hair must grow ultra-slow...

I'd like to join the challenge, but somehow I know my hair won't make it to waist for at least a year or few. My hair is currently Bras Strap length? Barely. It's taken me years to get it from shoulder to here, so...

Has anyone had success with adding just Folic Acid tablets to their diets? Plain biotin broke me out badly, but I want to take something... Thank you.
Originally Posted by AsLckyGrl


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Originally Posted by chicabelleza


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Originally Posted by Libra_Moon


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Not yet... still getting 1/2" a month...haven't measured in about a month though.

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Growing out Pixie since 5-10-2008 with some trims and anxiety chops along the way...

hair details: BSL(c)/MBL(s) - 2b/2c (MPD if truth be told) - f/m, iii, porosity med-low.

Please feel free to follow my FB blog page as I go through Cosmetology school abd beyond

what else do you need/want to know? Blame all spelling mistakes on me, my fat fingers or autocorrect.

oh yeah, and I'm newly gluten free...thanks to celiac
I'd like to join the challenge I'm trying to grow my hair out to donate in a year and a half or so. right now my hair is between shoulder and bsl straight. Im planning on growing it til I'm a senior in hs then donating it right before graduation.
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Routine!
Shampoo n/a
Conditioner Vo5 Moisture Milks
Leave in Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie
Shower, comb, apply leave in and mousse in wet hair then scrunch out the water and sometimes.
Second day, Wake up mist with water and smooth Shea Moisture Curl enhancing smoothie over hair
I can't believe after almost 4 years, I'm currently fighting the urge to dye my hair a blue black. I was experimenting with honey as a humectant not realizing it has peroxide in it. It didnt drastically lighten my hair but it's noticeable to me....and I don't like it You can see the difference in my curly hair update pics, the first picture is darker than the rest. I would feel more comfortable using a semi- permanent color, but seeing as how I co-wash everyday, I'm pretty sure that would be a waste of time. I think my hair got so damaged the last time I dyed my hair because I was trying to achieve a color much lighter than my natural color. So I'm thinking that going darker won't be so hard on my hair. Its kinda frustrating *sigh*

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Has anybody else made it yet?
Big Chop from hip - 5/2014
Enjoying the journey to APL or BSL!
Nope and I'm back on the flat iron wagon lol, Maybe I'll get to waist length within a year??
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TYPE: 3C
Current State: Growing out keratin treatment.
High Density, Medium Porosity
Length: MBL stretched
Doing what I want when I want! Getting tempted to bkt the nape save me lol
TriMixDiva ]Nope and I'm back on the flat iron wagon lol, Maybe I'll get to waist length within a year??

My hair was your length last year before I cut 6 inches off for summer. I live in the south and it gets HOT
rockin the curls God gave me.

Routine!
Shampoo n/a
Conditioner Vo5 Moisture Milks
Leave in Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie
Shower, comb, apply leave in and mousse in wet hair then scrunch out the water and sometimes.
Second day, Wake up mist with water and smooth Shea Moisture Curl enhancing smoothie over hair
@ TriMixDiva your hair looks great either way. I had a hair dye relapse myself lol. I used Bigen in blue
Black.
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God your hair looks so pretty and healthy!

@ TriMixDiva your hair looks great either way. I had a hair dye relapse myself lol. I used Bigen in blue
Black.
Originally Posted by Jeliah
TYPE: 3C
Current State: Growing out keratin treatment.
High Density, Medium Porosity
Length: MBL stretched
Doing what I want when I want! Getting tempted to bkt the nape save me lol
Oh and thank you lol! duurrrrr pregnancy foggy brain..
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TYPE: 3C
Current State: Growing out keratin treatment.
High Density, Medium Porosity
Length: MBL stretched
Doing what I want when I want! Getting tempted to bkt the nape save me lol
Has anybody else made it yet?
Originally Posted by LISA LISA
I made it, but I can't remember if I signed up on this particular challenge.

Thanks TriMixDiva!!! :-)
Well it looks like everyone is having their little challenges. I just got a "melt" in my hair. I absolutely love it, but I'm sure it's not too great in the long run, I'll post pictures when I get the chance but I left my natural roots and had my hairstylist do the ombre technique to lighten my ends to a gold color. Sounds weird, but it looks better than it sounds, I promise! And hair is probably about 5 inches away from waistlength (stretched of course)
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What's a melt? Is it color?

I'm thinking maybe once I reach my goal lefty whatever that is...I may try that Ombré color thing


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Back on Cones,so now my routine is,wash with Deva No-Poo every other day or so. Occasionally use 365 sulfate free,maybe use low sulfate shampoo mixed with conditioner once every two weeks are longer. I condition with Aussie Moist or HEHH. I style with a little GF TN,and finish up with tons of GN Pure Clean Smoothing Cream. No frizz...slippy, happy hair.
Okay, I know I'm a little late to the game in joining this thread, but it looks fun I've actually been growing my hair out since about April 2011, when I cut it to just above shoulder length. I dyed my hair several times in the fall (including highlights), so my hair was at a really fried/unhealthy state right before I started CG at the end of December 2011.

Here is from several years ago:
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Here is last September, after cut/dye and before CG:
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And here is now:
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I think I'm currently about BSL, or almost, in the very back; I get it trimmed every 10-12 weeks to help keep my layers/shape looking good while I'm growing it out. My goal is for the longest length to be between MBL and WL, so that from the front I still have a lot of longer layers.
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2c/3a, botticelli/wavy/'swavy (huh?)
fine, dense, normal porosity/elasticity, dry climate

My favorite brands are Kinky Curly, As I am, Curly Kinks, Curl Junkie, and Darcy's Botanicals. Also love sealing with oils (loving argan oil right now) and styling with jelly products (KCCC is my current favorite). Mostly trying to keep it simple!

CG since 12/29/2011

Last edited by jsuzkelley; 05-17-2012 at 11:39 AM.
I had to give myself a trim/shape up. One side looked like it was growing faster than the other. The last picture was a day I used styling cream instead of gel.

Last edited by Jeliah; 05-26-2012 at 07:54 AM.
What's a melt? Is it color?

I'm thinking maybe once I reach my goal lefty whatever that is...I may try that Ombré color thing


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Originally Posted by GoddessCurls
Yeah the ombré technique is the same thing as a melt

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