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13-24 mos All Natural
I'm looking to settle into a daily hair routine, with less work. I'm looking for something that I can put in, and leave for a week, or stretch for a week.
Will be practicing:
Perfecting w-n-go's upto 5 day hair
Ponytails(One pony tail)
Steaming hair for deep condishes(have yet to purchase)
19-24mos..will be mostly treatments and protective styling
8/1/2011 entered a 20wk protective style challenge!!
Hydratherma Naturals is doing this protective style challenge I decided to join because I desparatly need a break from detangling my hair...
Will be keeping it very simple on my choice of PS.. Updo's, Twisted updo's with tucked ends, and I will probably get braid exts..haven't done those in a loooong while! Almost time to celebrate my 2 year anniversary!, and I may be in braids? oh well, won't be too different from my 1 year anniversary.. : )
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My No. 1 priority is to find styles that will last all week. One of my major complaints since being natural is how much time it takes to style my hair. I love being natural but I don't want to be in the Mirror 24/7 and always in my head. I just want the hair to work.
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15 mos cont'd w/braids
I'm back on my maximum, protective styling stretch. I typically go into braids as a protective style for atleast 2 months at a time, at least twice a year.
My first goal length is shoulder, unstretched, and then armpit length unstretched. Synthetic braids are the perfect protective style for me right now, they've helped me up until this point to retain every 1/2 that I grow.
- Album was created 3 years ago and modified 3 years ago
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*In braids my 16th(worn for 6.5 weeks)
*Decided to try a Henna Gloss
*Trimmed my ends
*******Goals for this quarter********
*Settling on protective styles using my own hair, (that l prefer on me)
*Keeping cuticles flatter
*Keeping ends sealed(Kim's leave-in & shea butter)
*Perfect braid outs & proper hair stretching for dry styles.
*Perfect Stretched twist outs
*Introducing Avacodo Mask( w/ honey,Evoo,& Jojoba)
* Introduce Burdock, lavendar, & rosemary oil. (for my scalp massages)
*Introduce Argan oil
*Keep up with Hair Vitamins
*Focus on overall health.
- Album was created 2 years 10 months ago and modified 10 months ago
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19-21 mos(Apr -June 27, 2011)
Yay!! My two year mark is approaching fast, I'm so excited and very happy with my hair..
April-June 2011 targets.
Trying more herbal powders & Oils :
Bentonite Clay for the first time to cleanse.
Hesh/Kalpi Tone (adding to my Cassia treatments)
Sesa Oil (omg! Loves it)
Burdock and Lavendar oil still need to try
Tried a Protein Conditioner that my hair seems to love Aubrey Organcis GPB.
Trying out a new Liquid Vitamin called Nzuri Elxir..so far so good.
I will be trying to perfect FLAT twists(My fingers usually get fuddled when trying to do those, but I like the twist out results it gives other ladies, so I want to get that down.
I experienced a minor hiccup in month 18 with my ends (I blame the tangle teezer) So I have been constantly trimming my ends, not taking off a lot but dusting as I feel the need, so my growth retention may "appear" to be stagnant right now. But, I know it's growing, and having healthy ends is a MUST.
Protective Styles w/Twists...I want to get a leg up on my length retention since I've been trimming so much. But I've yet to keep a set of twists in past a week. So I will start the week of April 18th. I want to wear twist Mon-Saturday (twist out on Sundays) and start over. So we'll see!
**SO! The road that leads to 2 years all natural will find me doing a lot of treatments, super sealing of ends, and protecting****
I"ve placed my self on a twisting challenge 3 weeks in 2 weeks out, and then twist up again. will probably do this through the end of augusts. I will also be trying out Rhousal Clay, inbetween sets
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Mos 22-24 (July 27-Sept 27,2011)
I'm two months out from my 2year all natural anniversary! Time really does fly. During this time nothing new. I plan to continue protective styling for the rest of the summer and through the winter.
*********Will start uploading in a new folder 25-27 months on 10.27.2011********
I Joined a Hydratherma Naturals Protective Style Challenge 8-15th thru December 31st(in the rules you get 2 days out of the month to wear your hair out) Pray my Strength! I will be updating with the different PS that I choose.
So for the rest of July through August 15th I will try to get wearing my hair out, out of my system, and of course try different PS leading into my challenge..will stay protected after that. (will measure on 8-15th and again on 12-15th..I really hate focusing on length but it has to be done I was so scissor happy this year! )
Goals: Continuing to stay focused on moisture retention
Still need to try Rhassaoul Clay!
I've started homemade steaming treatments!(lol) will purchase a steamer one day.
- Album was created 2 years 4 months ago and modified 2 years 2 months ago
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So, I've been really bad about uploading new photos. I've been SO busy.. But I figure I better drop these photos here for comparisons in the future before I forget.
I'm realizing my hair has so many personalities. Sometimes it looks shorter, fuller, less full. and of course it's all contingent on how I've twisted it? Wet or dry...small or medium sized twists.... etc. Sometimes I forget just how much my hair can shrink and stretch..
I also am ready for another growth spurt with uninterrupted manipulation! So I am about to go into a "complete" protective style..(I'm thinking braid extensions "singles" for the winter).
This will be the last set for this folder and I will start adding photos to my 24-36 month journey! (I'm looking for more noticeable growth and increased moisture during this stage of my journey.)
- Album was created 2 years 1 month ago and modified 2 years 1 month ago