2012 Grow Challenge!

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Thanks, hippiechic81!
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3a/3b Lots and LOTS of it!
I'll join in!
I actually just cut my almost shoulder length hair to a chin length bob, and while I do really like it (and the reduced drying time!), I'd like to grow out my hair to maybe BSL or so to maximize its wave potential. I've been taking MSM and my hair has gotten quite a bit thicker, but I haven't noticed a ton of growth yet because I only cut it last week. My hair tends to grow pretty quickly though, so I'm hoping I'll get it beyond shoulder length this year.
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Mostly 2b with bits of 2c in the front (Fia)
High Porosity (Color treated/flat iron damage)
Fine to Medium Texture
Medium Density
Normal Elasticity

Mod CG since Sept 2011
Co-Wash: Tresemme Naturals Moisture
Low-Poo: Renpure Organics Moisture
Leave in: Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie
Gel: BRHG/KCCC
This is me 2 months natural! I will show a comparison between my big chop and now. It's a lot of growth. !
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2012 Grow Challenge!-3-days-after-big-chop-major-shrinkage-002.jpg   2012 Grow Challenge!-2-months-natural.jpg  
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Shampoo: VO5 Kiwi Clarify Shampoo (monthly)

Deep Condition: Aubrey Organics Rose (1-2x a week)

Co-wash: Aubrey Organics Rose (2x a week)

Protein: Mega Tek (bimonthly, I'm sensative)

Leave-in/ Moisturizer: Vegetable Glycerin-Rose Water Spritz and/or conditioner (daily)

Sealant: Shea butter-coconut oil mixture (daily)

Hair type: 4a/4b?-0S, cottony, thick
I'll join! I'm a 2bish depending on how my hairs feeling. Right now, it's a teensy tiny bit above BSL when natural. I want at waist length when straight by the end of the year, hopefully longer. My hair grows at an average rate, probably above average during the summer, and I have barely any shrinkage. Right now, my hair is 23ish inches, measuring from the part(side with more hair) to the bottom. Waist length would be 28ish/29, measuring the same way.

ETA: I've been growing out my hair since.....Well about 2 and a half years ago? Hahah. My haircut from hell was chin length with short SHORT layers and horrible bangs. And a bad dye job to match. What a way to start out 8th grade! I
went through a growth slump when I straightened every day, but since last year I straighten like once every 2 weeks. And my hair is growing really well! I'm starting to get "Oh your hair is so LONG, did you get extensions?" comments from people.
I'll put up a pic later!

Last edited by Leeeah; 01-22-2012 at 06:48 AM.
I'm in!

I'm getting my hair cut and coloured tonight so I will ask my hairdresser to dust the ends rather than trimming them.

Last night I DT'd with a mixture of coconut oil, coconut cream, honey and conditioner.

I'm taking MSM, biotin, vitamin E, vitamin D, fish oil and olive leaf extract. I'm also trying to get as much water into me each day ad avoiding white flour. I exercise several times a week so my biggest worry there is is having to wash out sweat and oil build up.

I'll post pics soon
3B, Fine texture, normal or low porosity (I'm not sure)

Co-Wash - Say Yes to Cucumbers
Conditioner - Tresemme Naturals
DT - Jessicurl Too Shea! Extra Moisturising Conditioner
Products - Jessicurl Rockin' Ringlets Styling Potion, Jessicurl Confident Coils Styling Solution


Others I've used in the past:
Conditioner - DeLorenzo Rejuven8 Condtioner
Products - Sunsilk Curl Booster, Joico Joilotion, Garnier Fructis Styling Gel Endurance 24h
im in my hair is just shoulder length, about 24cms when curly, and 34 when stretched, i wanna get my hair to mid back length. Im taking Boition and only use natural things in my hair.
the first pic is from the 18-10-2011
the second pic is the 18-01-2012
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2012 Grow Challenge!-p1010801.jpg   2012 Grow Challenge!-p1020155.jpg  

my hair: 3c, high porosity, high density and coarse hair (i think i finally figured that all out)
my hair loves conditioner only styling!
my hair goal length is bra strap length when curly.

I also blog about my hair journey, please feel free to read and comment/ask questions http://www.naturallycurly.com/blogs/...air-blogs/2494
Some days I want to cut my colored ends but I want more lenght, my curl is more tight in my natural hair and it see ugly with the colored ends. I need be strong.
Type: 3a/3b , Growing a pixie. CG since sept/2011 porosity ? fine texture, density Medium.
Low-poo:Giovanny TTT
CO wash: Suave Coconut
Conditiner:Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition
Styling: Fsg /coconut oil/ L A Sport gel.
DT: GPV Conditioning Balm.
Pt: GVP K-pak, Ion Effective Care.
Oil:Coconut, almont, rosmery, castor oil.

Wish list
Giovanny Direc Leave in.
Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose.
CJ Curl in a Bottle.

Sorry my bad english!!
I invite you all to my NEW Facebook page is all about hair, skin and anything related with beauty it's called Heavenly Locks... Spread the word and Thanks

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I am totally in!

I am a 2c/3a and have been doing CG for almost 3 weeks now and am starting to see slight and good changes in the health of my hair.

I have been trying to grow it for ages and currently my longest layers at the back are just past my shoulders. My goal is to have it at least to BSL by next Jan. My hair grows the speed of a turtle however so I am not holding my breath lol
Does anyone have any tips for fast growth, and retaining growth? Might be helpful to make this a sort of go to place for tips over the year!
Does anyone have any tips for fast growth, and retaining growth? Might be helpful to make this a sort of go to place for tips over the year!
Originally Posted by Grace93
Take Biotin, any multivitamins and vitamin E. That will speed it up. And drink plenty of water.


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I bleached my roots this week, my hair is bottom of my neck length, I'll post pics next time I wash my hair[: I'm excited to watch it grow more.
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currently using:
5,000 MCG Biotin,
VO5 Moisture Milks
Clairol Shimmer Lights Blonde & Silver CO (once every two weeks)
LALSG


fine bleached 2a/3b hair that doesn't actually curl, it's just like an S shape that just gets tighter. sometimes some of it curls underneath though.
Does anyone have any tips for fast growth, and retaining growth? Might be helpful to make this a sort of go to place for tips over the year!
Originally Posted by Grace93
messaging your scalp with rosemary oil, (not pure its really strong!) will help. i finally go t my hands on it! i mix it with argan oil, peppermint and lavender. ive found that it helps with build up, any dirt that gets in between washes, its really good after i low poo, cause it restores my natural oils alot quicker, AND helps with any dandruff i think im in love!!!

my hair: 3c, high porosity, high density and coarse hair (i think i finally figured that all out)
my hair loves conditioner only styling!
my hair goal length is bra strap length when curly.

I also blog about my hair journey, please feel free to read and comment/ask questions http://www.naturallycurly.com/blogs/...air-blogs/2494
My hair is measuring at a little over 3.5"! My goal for right now is 6"
Shampoo: VO5 Kiwi Clarify Shampoo (monthly)

Deep Condition: Aubrey Organics Rose (1-2x a week)

Co-wash: Aubrey Organics Rose (2x a week)

Protein: Mega Tek (bimonthly, I'm sensative)

Leave-in/ Moisturizer: Vegetable Glycerin-Rose Water Spritz and/or conditioner (daily)

Sealant: Shea butter-coconut oil mixture (daily)

Hair type: 4a/4b?-0S, cottony, thick
No idea how much growth I've had really but here is one month on.
Sorry of its sideways or anything.
Here is last month
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I had to stop massaging my scalp for a while, it got soooo tender.


Sent from my iPhone, so forgive my typos.

3a, low porosity, protein sensitive, medium texture (with random coarse strands), growing out a pixie cut

Located in Tasmania, Australia



I measure my hair today and i reach a chin lenght when is wet. Only grow 0.5 inche this month. Today i start wearing my hair up in braid or something else to protect my ends.
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2012 Grow Challenge!-wet1_hair.jpg  
Type: 3a/3b , Growing a pixie. CG since sept/2011 porosity ? fine texture, density Medium.
Low-poo:Giovanny TTT
CO wash: Suave Coconut
Conditiner:Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition
Styling: Fsg /coconut oil/ L A Sport gel.
DT: GPV Conditioning Balm.
Pt: GVP K-pak, Ion Effective Care.
Oil:Coconut, almont, rosmery, castor oil.

Wish list
Giovanny Direc Leave in.
Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose.
CJ Curl in a Bottle.

Sorry my bad english!!
I took a picture on January 31st and these are my results 2012 Grow Challenge!-uploadfromtaptalk1328201310592.jpg
I think it grew almost an inch!. Still trying to figure out the correct way to measure my hair. Any tips???

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I took a picture on January 31st and these are my results Attachment 18601
I think it grew almost an inch!. Still trying to figure out the correct way to measure my hair. Any tips???

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Originally Posted by Heaven88
Heaven, the one I'm going to try is to draw some lines in a White t-shirt with one inch between each line. Will send u some more pics when I take them on the 19th.


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I'm finally getting pics up..My last measurement wasn't accurate, so this is my new starting point.. 24 inches stretched, WL on me is about 27.5/28 inches.

Last edited by Leeeah; 02-05-2012 at 09:41 AM.

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