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    ^^^Aw, no! You can't leave us!
    Glad you're going to drop by though. I was tempted to join one of the other challenges, but I don't wanna be too ambitious :P LOL

    I like hearing about other's experiences with their regimens and stuff, but I need to stop questioning my own. If it works for me, I need to keep doing it. I was reading on different forum about ladies saying bunning damages their ends or breaks their hair off...esp the sock bun/donut (my fave)

    That hairstyle is the TRUTH for me as far as retaining length. Ouchless bands do not break my hair off. And I have wrapped my donut in satin so....

    I had an epiphany last night as far as my regimen.

    I can't bun unless my hair is stretched, (at this point). So I need to keep it that way, while minimizing tangles and manipulation. I don't want to braid my hair every night. So...

    During the day, I'll wear a mid-high or low bun like I always do. Changing up whether it's smack in the middle, or on the side, etc... But at night, I will take that down and do light finger combing on dry hair and put my hair into a high bun towards my forehead. I will spray leave-in on the hair before I bun it. It's kind of like pineappling. That way my ends are protected all day, and all night! It's not tight at all! And I can sleep in any position without discomfort!

    I can co-wash once a week, I guess.
    Last edited by CoilyHairedBeauty; 01-14-2014 at 05:34 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AStone View Post
    Does anyone want to join me for a BSL challenge? The official start date is January 1st, this is more of a recruiting post.

    The rules of the challenge are as follows:
    By January 1st please
    - Post a start picture showing current length.
    - Post your current regimen as well as your plan for the duration of the challenge.
    - Update at least once every three months. (picture updates are most welcome)


    Let's grow together

    Taken from January 12th (a bit late)

    -Beauty Without Cruelty Leave-in Conditioner
    -Water
    -Olive Oil/Avocado Butter sealants
    -Turban as protective style most of the week
    -Wash Day is once monthly (if even) with ACV, Dessert Essence Coconut Conditioner, and/or Pure glycerin bar soap

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    Slight update: I don't think I'll be doing buns on stretched hair anymore. My hair stays moisturized better in its natural state. So I guess I'll be doing wet/damp buns as my main protective style.

    This hair here. I seriously thought I couldn't do a top knot on shrunken hair. Well, I was proven wrong. It's small, but it's mine!

    http://instagram.com/p/jTBBxJOTz0/


    And here's what I'm working with:
    http://instagram.com/p/iaWdGEuT2Z/
    http://instagram.com/p/iZvTSUuT_M/
    http://instagram.com/p/i4pRuGuTz2/
    "Authenticity is true beauty."
    "Asking God why He gave us this hair, then praying for it to grow..." Stahp it!
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    Thanks @Astone and @amourese for the recs

    Twists and buns seem to be my go to protective styles although it takes forever to get the bun to look the way I want them to

    Twists all last week , buns this week on stretched hair and hopefully a cowash and deep condition/protein treatment this Saturday

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    Quote Originally Posted by AStone View Post
    Does anyone want to join me for a BSL challenge? The official start date is January 1st, this is more of a recruiting post.

    The rules of the challenge are as follows:
    By January 1st please
    - Post a start picture showing current length.
    - Post your current regimen as well as your plan for the duration of the challenge.
    - Update at least once every three months. (picture updates are most welcome)


    Let's grow together

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    Sorry for sideway image! Pic was taken last month. Had a small set back the week before last. I detangled and washed which was ok but then used creme of nature intense conditioning treatment which tangled and knotted my hair so bad that even following up with a moisturizing condish didn't help! It was so bad I had to comb the knots out (I am on a no comb challenge btw). Needless to say that conditioner is in the garbage.
    Yet another natural hair journey...
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/shell98/

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    Welcome to the challenge shell98


    Update: twists are a good protective style, but the aftermath of the twists are doing a bit more harm than good. Sooo I'll just continue doing buns to grow my hair and I wash it more when it's out than when twisted

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    I would like to join. I am pretty close to BSL if looking at the hair closest to my neck. But the hair at my crown is somewhere between SL and APL. Plus I am hoping for BSL unstretched. I will try and post a pic on my next wash/detangle day (sometime this weekend)
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    Update:



    The back of my hair is full armpit length.
    The sides are grazing apl.
    The front (bangs) is about collar bone length.


    ...whaaaaaat?!




    ETA: Can I claim APL?

    Like many, I have layers, and have always measured length milestones with the lowest layer. For SL, I did make sure the sides were actually touching my shoulders before I claimed it.
    Last edited by CoilyHairedBeauty; 03-17-2014 at 04:31 AM.
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    I'm back in here, my hair is the same length as my previous length-check picture. I have been having a truckload of setbacks, perhaps this will help me stay focused.

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