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Old 09-30-2012, 09:25 PM   #21
 
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I'd like to join this challenge too! I haven't heat styled other than occasionally diffusing in a while, but I'm going to stop that completely as well. I've noticed that the best way to speed up my drying time is by plopping. It really helps pull the extra water out of my hair while encouraging my curls and avoiding frizz. I plop right out of the shower and then finish getting ready; I take it out before I leave, but I know some people leave it in until they get to work. It won't dry your hair completely, but it does keep it from dripping all over you. Some people with shorter hair have found that plopping does not work for them, as it smashes the curls funny; in that case, I would suggest using a non-terry towel (flour sack, cotton t-shirt, micro fiber) to gently squeeze the extra water out. As far as styles, I like the suggestions of braids and buns. One of my favorite styles (especially for second day hair) is to braid the front section of my hair then pull it all into a curly side ponytail.
Yay glad you're joining! I'm giving up diffusing too. I'm so excited we have so many people joining. I'm already in bed now or i would, but tomorrow I'm posting my befores. Can't wait to compare to the afterrr. And yes i love how that looks, my hair won't hold that style bit it is super cute.

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Old 09-30-2012, 09:26 PM   #22
 
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Ill join I'm trying to bring my curls back to health.
No heat id definitely the way to go then. Good luck!

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Old 10-01-2012, 12:22 AM   #23
 
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Ill join I'm trying to bring my curls back to health.
No heat id definitely the way to go then. Good luck!

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Granted, I don't use heat anyhow (hair dryers, curling irons, etc), I'm in.
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Old 10-01-2012, 06:09 PM   #24
 
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My before pictures. :/ i HATE the unevenness of my hair. This is actually progress though. I'm trying to grow it and even it out. The left and right used to grow and be atleast 3 inches longer than the middle. VERY noticeable and looked like extensions. Now, it's a tad bit more blended. but still not even. No matter how much i cut it, it always grows quicker, and it's also a looser curl. So that doesn't help at all. Anyways, this is my starting point. Let's see where this takes me.

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Old 10-01-2012, 06:12 PM   #25
 
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:26 AM   #26
 
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Looking beautiful. Keep us posted.
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:30 AM   #27
 
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Looking beautiful. Keep us posted.
Thank you. i will, definitely. I plan on updating pictures and personal thoughts here every two weeks. Kind of short time, but i feel it'll help.

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Old 10-02-2012, 11:36 AM   #28
 
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Looking beautiful. Keep us posted.
Thank you. i will, definitely. I plan on updating pictures and personal thoughts here every two weeks. Kind of short time, but i feel it'll help.

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I'm sure it'll look even more gorgeous than it already is. Plus, new insights are always good.
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Old 10-02-2012, 11:39 AM   #29
 
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You're too kind. and yes i agree!

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Old 10-03-2012, 12:06 AM   #30
 
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Mind if I join too? I gave up my flat iron about 2 months ago, and I haven't had a blow dryer, diffuser or otherwise, near my hair in about 5 months. I only use it when I'm trying to quick dry for coloring my hair...which I'm stepping away from as well.

When I was in high school, many many moons ago, I used a dryer every morning. It took me a really long time to finally figure out how to care for my hair, The flat iron I used for a while for the whole straight bang/curly back look, but it TOTALLY fried my bangs, even with the tourmaline plates. So, I cut off the damage and gave the iron to my wavy roommate.
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Old 10-03-2012, 01:00 AM   #31
 
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I want to join.....I haven't used heat on my hair in a little more than 5 months.

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Old 10-03-2012, 01:25 AM   #32
 
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I'm posting pics of my hair hoping it'll be more uniform in the future. After being pregnant with my second child my hair became dry and lost lots of it's curl. Dying it didn't help with the curls and it lost about 50% of the curl in the front. Also, last year was a very difficult and stressful year and my hair suffered tremendously being ultra dry and crappy. Sooo, the pic of the back shows that hair has retained all it's curl and is quite curly.


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Old 10-03-2012, 03:32 AM   #33
 
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Yay! Two more people. Wow, 2 months and 5 months. You guys are doing great.

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Yay! Two more people. Wow, 2 months and 5 months. You guys are doing great.

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Count me in as well.
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Old 10-03-2012, 05:54 AM   #35
 
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Count me in as well.
Gooood good good! Hopefully everybody sticks to it. We can all support eachother.

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Old 10-03-2012, 05:57 PM   #36
 
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I'll join will post pictures tomorrow when I wash my hair. Trying to grow it 6 inches by the end of June.
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Yay! Two more people. Wow, 2 months and 5 months. You guys are doing great.

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Thanks!! I'm trying to grow my hair out for my wedding next October (376 days to go!!), and this is the longest it has been in YEARS. My roommate told me not long ago that if I ever cut it again, other than trims, she was going to kick my butt...lol.

Unfortunately, now, I have to find a new stylist. The only lady in town that I would let within 50 ft. of my hair with a pair of scissors has gotten a new job in an office for a non-profit. She was voted best stylist in my city for 3 years in a row for a reason. So now the search begins...because even though you may only want a trim it's amazing how things can go from a trim to a nightmare in a matter of snips.
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Old 10-03-2012, 11:38 PM   #38
 
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I'm game! My hair hasn't been at its best lately, and I'm fighting the urge to straighten it. This challenge should help me! I'll post photos of my "before" hair tomorrow or Friday after I do a protein treatment (Aphogee 2 Step) because my hair looks nightmarish right now! How often should we post updates? Once a month? Every two months?
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Old 10-04-2012, 12:50 AM   #39
 
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I'm game! My hair hasn't been at its best lately, and I'm fighting the urge to straighten it. This challenge should help me! I'll post photos of my "before" hair tomorrow or Friday after I do a protein treatment (Aphogee 2 Step) because my hair looks nightmarish right now! How often should we post updates? Once a month? Every two months?
Negative on straightening it! That would be appeasing the corporate suits that want straight hair.
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Old 10-04-2012, 03:09 AM   #40
 
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I'm game! My hair hasn't been at its best lately, and I'm fighting the urge to straighten it. This challenge should help me! I'll post photos of my "before" hair tomorrow or Friday after I do a protein treatment (Aphogee 2 Step) because my hair looks nightmarish right now! How often should we post updates? Once a month? Every two months?
I think monthly would be better. I haven't straightened since August and i see improvement when i stretch it. Cause otherwise, curly it looks almost the same lol.

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