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Inversion Challenge 2017 & Beyond

NCHairDiva

WAIST LENGTH 2019
Day 3: I am still on track. I massaged my scalp for 10 minutes after supplying the caffeine oil. Then I inverted for about 6-7 minues (I meant to do 5, lol)
What I have noticed is that the braid I added to the back of my head with the tight rubber band is now not so tight. It does appear tight anymore. I may be growing a bit... I need to make it 2 more nights.
I am also doing the GHE. I am taking Silica and a multi vitamin as well.
#waistlengthformywedding LOL
 

Aggie

Well-Known Member
I was doimg some light reading and ran accross an article that explained that caffeine is a stimulant and it would stimulate hair follicles....wake them up. Get the blood flowing on the scalp, etc.
So I wanted to try something simple. I put 2 tablespoons of black coffee into 3.5oz of EVOO into a small glass jar. I put the jar into a pot of boiling water. I let it sit in the hot water on low heat for 3-4 hours. Then I let the oils sit for about 8 hrs. In the end I used a cheese cloth to strain the coffee out. And use the oil.... I did add a few drops of Vitamin E oil.... I will look for the info on it and post when I find it.
Oh please do @NCHairDiva Thanks for sharing. I guess I could use my candle warmer to diffuse the coffee beans in oil. I have some vitamin E oil as well.
 

Aggie

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I saw Babylon Kay on YouTube with Caffeine oil. I'm confused about it. I know it constricts the blood vessels, yet can quicken the heartbeat (more blood). I'd need to go back and look at her video to understand what the benefits of it are.
I think I saw that in my YT timeline/recommended videos to watch, but never watched it. I may just do so now that you mention it.
 

Chicoro

From Shea Butter Hater to Shea Butter Caker!
I think I saw that in my YT timeline/recommended videos to watch, but never watched it. I may just do so now that you mention it.
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It's a recipe! She shows you how to make caffeine oil! It looks easy and fun to make.

Her hair is gorgeous. I think I want to play today so I am going to get some robusta coffee beans, grind them and make some oil!
 
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Evolving78

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I’m trying this out again. I don’t think it did anything for me the last time, but hey it’s almost the end of the year! Lol Day 1 completed yesterday.
 

Saga

The Generous Queen
Finally strained my jars of oil into some bottles after almost 2 weeks of them marinating.
The scent of the coffee is so delicious, and I'm not even a coffee lover :look:


Day 1 Inversion
Massage and inverted for 4 minutes. No oil, but used ACV as scalp tonic for my wash later/
 
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Saga

The Generous Queen
I did day 2 Inversion on Thursday, didn't do one yesterday due to a headache but I did massage oil into my scalp.
 

PureSilver

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When you have the best challengers in a thread it makes your heart smile. Thank you everyone with all my heart for keeping this challenge alive I promised a length check in August but i will deliver tomorrow no BS. Now should i Straighten a piece or just pull on it?

I do inversions whenever i color. That position, yes that's 3x per week consistently. I find it easier to do this way. Don't judge me :blink: my length check will prove it.
 

Smiley79

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When you have the best challengers in a thread it makes your heart smile. Thank you everyone with all my heart for keeping this challenge alive I promised a length check in August but i will deliver tomorrow no BS. Now should i Straighten a piece or just pull on it?

I do inversions whenever i color. That position, yes that's 3x per week consistently. I find it easier to do this way. Don't judge me :blink: my length check will prove it.


I'm sitting here thinking when you color your hair. I'm like you only do it a few times a year? Smh. Been a long day.
 

hareluvah

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I'm in for this challenge for the coming year. I've been off and on LHCF for the past 8 years or so. I'm doing ife360TV Naturally 's 1 year of ayurveda challenge on youtube as well. I feel like I've got a whole lot going on in my oils that I infuse so I may tweak some things in the future. For now I'm using avocado, castor, coconut and olive oil infused with chebe, bhringraj, and henna. Then I moisturize with a fenugreek spritz.

But, as soon as the rest of my ingredients arrive I will do a cold infusion of avocado, castor, coconut, and olive oil with fenugreek, chebe, bhringraj, bhrami, ground coffee and patchouli essential oil with home made vanilla oil (vanilla beans infused in almond oil) for scent.

My whole regimen is ayurvedic, from shampoo to deep conditioning to gels/pomades and creams and butters. So far, my hair is loving it. I got sick of finding amazing products that either got discontinued or were bought out by a hot mess company or the formulas changed.

I'm thinking that maybe taking some pics will help with motivation but I am very private when it comes to photo sharing. I have very very fine hair and a lot of it that tangles very easily. Staying positive and hoping to retain all the length I get in the coming year.

I will invert 7 days out of the month, a bit TMI but I usually start it the Saturday after my monthly visitor ends (I've read mixed messages about inverting and menstruating so I just avoid it) and I do regular scalp massages pretty much every evening before I go to bed.

My shortest layer is chin length and my longest layer is collar bone. I've been natural for 20 years and have always wanted long hair. Set back after set back led me to cut it off multiple times. I also love experimenting with hair as well and have even shaved it multiple times. I didn't learn or realize I had fine hair for a lot of my journey so things like coloring or straightening my hair are no no's for me (I learned the hard way). Anyways, I WANT LONG HAIR. Yes, I'm thankful for the hair on my head and that even though my hair is fine it is high density. Yes, I am thankful that it grows quickly, but I am ready for that retention!!!!! No setbacks!!!!!!! Amen!

So thankful for you ladies and for this thread!
 

Chicoro

From Shea Butter Hater to Shea Butter Caker!
When you have the best challengers in a thread it makes your heart smile. Thank you everyone with all my heart for keeping this challenge alive I promised a length check in August but i will deliver tomorrow no BS. Now should i Straighten a piece or just pull on it?

I do inversions whenever i color. That position, yes that's 3x per week consistently. I find it easier to do this way. Don't judge me :blink: my length check will prove it.


WHERE IS THE :flahssssss:PHO-TOES! WHERE IS THE :camera:PHO-TOES!!!!:click:

:needpics:
 

Chicoro

From Shea Butter Hater to Shea Butter Caker!
When you have the best challengers in a thread it makes your heart smile. Thank you everyone with all my heart for keeping this challenge alive I promised a length check in August but i will deliver tomorrow no BS. Now should i Straighten a piece or just pull on it?

I do inversions whenever i color. That position, yes that's 3x per week consistently. I find it easier to do this way. Don't judge me :blink: my length check will prove it.

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lol, no my dear, i mean when i color as in with the SO yep, i get a good 4- mins in doing that particular position.

:eek:

You lucky thing, YOU! Where's the bitter, :mad: jealous :( emoji so I can express my true, innermost feelings, in images?
 
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PureSilver

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1st pic BC July 10, 2016

2nd pic May 20, 2017

3rd pic: July 2, 2017

4th pic clay Wash: July 30, 2017

5th pic October 12, 2017

6th pic September 23, 2017

7th 8th 9th & 10th pics are from Yesterday

@Chicoro @Aggie @Smiley79
 

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Chicoro

From Shea Butter Hater to Shea Butter Caker!
1st pic BC July 10, 2016

2nd pic May 20, 2017

3rd pic: July 2, 2017

4th pic clay Wash: July 30, 2017

5th pic October 12, 2017

6th pic September 23, 2017

7th 8th 9th & 10th pics are from Yesterday

@Chicoro @Aggie @Smiley79


Thank you for coming and sharing your incredible results with us and WITH PITCHAS, too!!!

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Only Snoopy can express the sheer joy I feel when I get to see Hair progress photos!
4000 LIKES for THIS!!!!!!!!!

There is a picture where you are pulling the hair from the crown of the scalp directly into the air. It looks to me like the hair is about 13+ inches in length, from root to tip! How much length have you gained since your big chop?

Excellent, excellent progress. It's amazing how the texture busts out and shows itself with every new inch of longer length! Your hair is Bustin' Loose with some serious beautiful texture. The thickness and length are great as well. Go @PureSilver, GO!

That is some fabulous progress you have made and documented. Do you think this length is mainly due to the inversion process? Or, do you believe it is one effective component of several effective components of your entire process. Meaning, it is just one piece of your growth success? Are you past shoulder length, at armpit length or beyond?

Congratulations on your wonderful progress!

@Aggie come and see PureSilver's photos!

@Smiley79 check out PureSilver's photos!
 
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Chicoro

From Shea Butter Hater to Shea Butter Caker!
Day #4/7, inverted for 5 minutes and no massage.

I laid on the edge of my bed with my head hanging. I felt like someone was choking me with their hands around my throat. I'm quite sure the blood rushed to my head.
 
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