GrOw OuT ChAlLeNgE sUmMeR o9!!

are you ready to grow out your hair for the summer? here are the rules! If you need to adjust rules for your hair feel free to.(dont bend them to much!!)

guidelines (rules):

1. no heat (flat iron,curling iron etc) roller setting is allowed.

2.eat healthy!

3.deep condition at least 1x a week for however long you want (I do it overnight)

4.co wash at least 1x a week (I do it every other day)

5. detangle hair only when wet and in sections (use fingers or wide tooth combs) a paddle brush works really well for me,start at end working up.

6.tie your hair up at night (I braid my hair in pig tails and put a satin bonnet on it, after co washing,aplying hair lotion, and applying gel.If i did not co wash that day.. I simply put hair lotion and gel and do the pig tails.)

7.massage scalp daily

8. wear PROTECTIVE STYLES!! as often as you can

9.check length only once and awhile!

10.no trimming!~dusting is ok.

11.drink PLENTY of water!!

12.moisterize hair everyday! (use cocounut oil or whatever oil you want to speal your ends!)

13. get plenty of sleep

14. excersize at least 3x a week.

((2nd day hair)))

1.untie your hair

2. spray a conditioning detangler

3.apply hair lotion

4.apply gel

5. use a paddle brush to detangle. (optional, you can use a wide tooth comb or whatever you want)

6. style.(I suggest bunning ladies!!)




starting date: may~28~09**

ending date: august~18~09**


last day to join challenge: june~11~09**

Thank you!***♥♥



the offical members are!!:

akam90
lightskinbaby
jessica1229
lil'curls
ellageorgina
rachel_bo
smokindiva
Knotty
jam6352
coilgirl
Hislittlecurlygirl
KurleeEdna
ladycat
curlywurlygurly
Quiana252
justkitty6
mamacurl3
anniekay
RadixMalorum
Sweetestk13
NaturallyCurlyEnnovy
HausOfCurls
Brey-n-curls
DotDotDot

thank you all 4 joining please keep all of us posted before and after pics are not a must but would be nice and once again thanks for joining!!

Last edited by relaxedmess!; 06-13-2009 at 12:00 PM.
Oo I want to join but can I already planned on wearing twists all summer, only taking them out once an month. Can I still join?
i wanna join! i already do all of these things! except for the getting lots of sleep..i work 12 hour shifts the whole summer!
I want to join... my last relaxer was in Feb. and I have been doing some of these things already...
3c, F, 1c/ii
Currently using:
Giovanni Smooth as Silk Deep Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner. Plus Giovanni Smooth as Silk Xtreme Protein Hair Fusion . Also Proclaim hair gloss to give my hair shine and moisturized.

*2 years natural and loving it* (the process continues)...
would a protective style include ponytails or buns?
3c, F, 1c/ii
Currently using:
Giovanni Smooth as Silk Deep Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner. Plus Giovanni Smooth as Silk Xtreme Protein Hair Fusion . Also Proclaim hair gloss to give my hair shine and moisturized.

*2 years natural and loving it* (the process continues)...
Oo I want to join but can I already planned on wearing twists all summer, only taking them out once an month. Can I still join?
Originally Posted by Akam90
of course you can
lightkinbaby of course you can join and you 2 jessica!

and ponytails are more protective then letting hair completly out but bunning is best~!!
oh forgot to mention ladies~use sultfate free shampoo 1x a week!!~

more gentle for the hair

also here are some hair tip sites to go to~

http://www.longhairdontcare.net/long...t-lengths.html


http://www.curlynikki.com/2009/02/ro...-tutorial.html
I'd like to join, I've been wanting to try to see what my hair looks like when it is longer. What is the difference between dusting and trimming, though?
Teenage curly with 3a-3b course curls
Shampoo: DCLP
Rinse Out: GVP conditioning balm in winter. Devacurl One Condition in Summer
Co Wash: Suave
Styler: LA Looks Curl Gel
Leave in: Devacurl One Condition




I'm going to join ladies!
If we don't use shampoo is co-washing okay because i never shampoo!
How much growth should we be expecting??
3b-med texture-med porosity
CG from 21-05-09 2nd try!
Conditioners: Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose, Aubrey Organics GPB Protein
Stylers: CJ CCCC, CJ AFG, KCCC
Gel: Lavera Organic

My hair LOVES CURL JUNKIE <3
www.fotki.com/loopyloops.

I'm so joining! My hair's super short and I can't wait for it to be long and curly and pretty!
This challenge is right up my alley. I really need this because I'm so tempted to straighten my hair out. Whew, this is right on time.

One great tip I'd like to share when washing your hair that might hopefully help someone else. I co-wash with conditioner but I dont put it directly on my scalp. I don't rinse it out until I take my shampoo and wash my scalp. When I'm done washing my scalp I rinse both the shampoo and conditioner out. Once you rinse it all out you won't be left with the stripped feeling. I've been seeing great results and less tangles. Just wanted to share and if anyone has tips please share them. I'm always on the lookout for great ideals.

Quick question, how often do we report in and do we have to post a "before" picture to this thread?

Thanks again for this challenge. I'm super excited!
"In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends."
-MLK

Loves: Henna, Amla, Rhassoul clay, avocado butter, aloe vera gel, flax seed gel and castor oil.
I want to join, but I might get a trim this summer. I haven't trimmed my hair in almost a year and my ends are full of pixie knots.
3c/4a
I'd like to join, I've been wanting to try to see what my hair looks like when it is longer. What is the difference between dusting and trimming, though?
Originally Posted by Lil'curls
Yes u can join

Dusting is cutting off less than half an inch

Trimming is cutting off inches
I want to join, but I might get a trim this summer. I haven't trimmed my hair in almost a year and my ends are full of pixie knots.
Originally Posted by Knotty
Of course u can join!

Ok u can trim but only when your ends look like hell!! Lol
This challenge is right up my alley. I really need this because I'm so tempted to straighten my hair out. Whew, this is right on time.

One great tip I'd like to share when washing your hair that might hopefully help someone else. I co-wash with conditioner but I dont put it directly on my scalp. I don't rinse it out until I take my shampoo and wash my scalp. When I'm done washing my scalp I rinse both the shampoo and conditioner out. Once you rinse it all out you won't be left with the stripped feeling. I've been seeing great results and less tangles. Just wanted to share and if anyone has tips please share them. I'm always on the lookout for great ideals.

Quick question, how often do we report in and do we have to post a "before" picture to this thread?

Thanks again for this challenge. I'm super excited!
Originally Posted by smokindiva
U can join!

Thanx 4 the tip my hair always felt stripped after shampooing even if it was sultfate free!!
This challenge is right up my alley. I really need this because I'm so tempted to straighten my hair out. Whew, this is right on time.

One great tip I'd like to share when washing your hair that might hopefully help someone else. I co-wash with conditioner but I dont put it directly on my scalp. I don't rinse it out until I take my shampoo and wash my scalp. When I'm done washing my scalp I rinse both the shampoo and conditioner out. Once you rinse it all out you won't be left with the stripped feeling. I've been seeing great results and less tangles. Just wanted to share and if anyone has tips please share them. I'm always on the lookout for great ideals.

Quick question, how often do we report in and do we have to post a "before" picture to this thread?

Thanks again for this challenge. I'm super excited!
Originally Posted by smokindiva
U can join!

Thanx 4 the tip my hair always felt stripped after shampooing even if it was sultfate free!!
Originally Posted by relaxedmess!
Also report in when u see progress or if u just want 2 share a tip

Before/after pics isn't a must but wld be fine!
I'm so joining! My hair's super short and I can't wait for it to be long and curly and pretty!
Originally Posted by rachel_bo
Well use sure not alone!! U can join
I'm going to join ladies!
If we don't use shampoo is co-washing okay because i never shampoo!
How much growth should we be expecting??
Originally Posted by ellageorgina
Yes it's. Fine if u don't shampoo!

Just make sure u clearify 1x a monlth!

And if it hair grows at a normal rate u shld b expecting a inch and a half

But don't worry cuz after this thread I'll post a new one and all of u will b on the list already
I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO IN!!!!
Low-Poo: Hairveda's Shampoo Bar
Co- Wash: Suave Professionals
Rinse-out Conditioners: HE LTR , GF Triple Nutrition, Lustrasilk Shea/Mango Cholesterol
Deep Conditioner: Lustrasilk S/M Cholesterol + honey, EVOO, coconut oil

Moisturizers:
Hairveda's 3-n-1 Creme & Blended Beauty's Curl Styling Lotion


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