Hi everyone. My name is Breanna. I have 3b/3c hair I believe. I'm not really sure. (My youtube is Breanna Nicole and my instagram is Breanna____Nicole) maybe someone can tell me. Back in January I straightened my hair for new years and afterwards I decided that I wanted to grow my hair out. (I rarely straightened my hair before january but I had taken hairfinity for 3 months so I wanted to see the results). Anyway, when I went back to curly hair, I decided that i would not use ANY heat for AT LEAST A YEAR. So it's been 6 months that I haven't used any heat. (And i have no desire to straighten my hair lol too much work). I can't exactly tell how long my hair is but i may be mid back length or a little bit past mid back length. My GOAL is ultimately tailbone length. So I've been doing A LOT to help increase my hair growth. I'll list them down below and if any of you guys want to join me in the next 6 months (Lets try to grow 1 inch a month) without heat and growing our hair out, let me know! Vitamins: I started back on hairfinity in march I plan on continuing to take them all the way to january. I also started the blueberry bliss liquid hair vitamin (for a youtube video lol) about a month ago. I plan to at least take it for 3 months (it's pricey). Lastly I've just been taking these biotin pills from walmart (I bought them a while ago and don't want them to go to waste)Night time hair routine: I apply VIRGIN HAIR FERTILIZER to my scalp and length of my hair every night and also Jamaican black castor oil to my ends and edges. Day time hair routine: I apply african shea butter to my scalp and the length of my hair. I also spray my hair with water mixed with AMLA (Indian herb known to help with growth, thickness, and strengthening hair).Hair styles: I work with animals so I always have my hair up in a bun or in braids. Wash days: I co wash every week, shampoo once a month. I use a scalp massager to stimulate growth while washing my hair. Condition. I deep condition every week and rotate between different ones, i also sit under a hooded dryer for 30 minutesInversion method: i did this for like 2 or 3 months but became inconsistent with it. I'm going to start back on it soon. (Supposedly grow an inch in a week). *At most...only do it ONCE a month*This is what I've been doing to grow and take care of my hair. It's really been showing great results. If you have your own ideas/methods to growing out your hair, then share them! This is just what I do. But if you want to join the NO HEAT and an INCH A MONTH CHALLENGE for the next 6 months let me know. Comment what you plan to do in your hair routine to achieve your goal. Hair type:Transitioning/relaxed/natural:Current length:Goal length:Any other comments/tips you want to add!

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I recently have had my hair cut into a long bob and I regret it so I turned to the straightener almost everyday. I've decided to give straightening up and I've only managed a few weeks without it at the moment. I have been struggling with my hair drying out and because it's very thick my top layer of hair becomes almost straw like so I've started washing every day which I know Is very bad so I am going to try to stop.My current hair routine: Before I wash my hair I usually put argan oil from root to tip and massage it into my scalp. I then use L'Oréal Elvive curl nourishment shampoo and conditioner in the shower. I am aware they have sulfates and silicones in them but I have struggled to find sulfate and silicone free products that are affordable. If you have any suggestions I would be happy. Before I condition I use an argan oil based deep conditioner and leave it in for 3 minutes then wash it out. Once I've done all of that I flip my head upside down scrunch it once and then tie it up in a tshirt. I've tried the inversion method but I became bored and I ended up forgetting about it. My hair type is 2c/3a depending on the humidity etc. At the moment my hair is just below my shoulders and my goal is where it was before and that was the top of my rib cage.
I'm really glad you're going on this journey! It's really trial and error, especially with the shampoos and conditioners. I know for myself, when it comes to shampoo/conditioner, I don't really care if it has sulfates or anything in it. Because i only shampoo my hair once a month. What i would recommend instead of using shampoo is either a co wash (you can use your favorite conditioner or you can buy a co wash) and use it as a shampoo. Or you can also do an ACV rinse, grab a spray bottle and fill it with apple cider vinegar and the other half water. Spray it in your hair (drench your hair) and scrub your scalp the way you would with shampoo. ACV is a natural cleanser and it restores the Ph balance in your hair as well as makes it shiny. Some sulfate free shampoos and conditioners i know of are by the shea moisture, they're all natural. What i would do is stretch your wash days to 3-5 days if you can't do a week. Your hair/scalp will eventually get use to the longer periods between wash days. If you're concerned about your hair getting oily, it's suppose to. The natural oils from your scalp are very healthy for your hair, and when you wash your hair every day or even every other day your scalp produces more oil because it thinks you're just going to wash it out. If you stretch your wash days and let your natural oils flow, it'll help with the dryness. Lastly with the wash process, always deep condition. At least once a week. Some really good ones i've tried are are the aussie 3 minute miracle, jamaican black castor oil one from shea moisture, the manuka honey and mufura oil one from shea moisture, and the curls blueberry bliss reparative hair mask. I let these sit in my hair (excluding the 3 minute one) for 30 minutes with a hooded dryer and at least an hour without a hooded dryer. I hope this helped!