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Inversion Challenge 2017 & Beyond

Chicoro

From Shea Butter Hater to Shea Butter Caker!
I started out with hair being 21 inches in the back and 22 inches in the front. My hair in the back is officially 21.5 inches now and my hair in the front may be shorter than 22 inches. BUT, the hair in the crown is about 24 inches. I think this is where I got me length and thickness gains.
 

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

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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!

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@Smiley79 check out PureSilver's photos!
I'm so humbled by your response. I get so impatient at times with my hair and progress. I don't have a tonne of styles to show and I need to upgrade my phone so I can take better pics.

For those interested, since my big chop I've only used heat in my hair once and that is shown in picture 6 where i attempted a blow out.

My main protective style is cornrows under wigs which I keep in for at its very least 7 days at a time. I don't like wash days so I always try to was my hair every 2 weeks. Whenever I wash I do large plaits to stretch and keep those in to let my hair dry over two days after which I do 7-8 cornrows all going to the back.

Ive been using mainly natural oils, Ayurvedic powders and oil mixes I created. My vitamin/supplement consists of different things but what I was mainly consistent in taking since July 2016 to Sept 2017 is Manetabolism which thickened my hair and gave me some length. Lately I did a simple castor oil mix which has been working well.

@Chicoro your questions are answered below.

I have never actually measures in inches with a tape measure but I know it's more than 6 inches and I have trimmed at least 3 times.

The progress I have achieved Is a result of cumulative techniques and products. I should add that I don't have a set regiment but I use products that really work and protective styling is KEY for me. I'm a little past shoulder length stretched of course.

My goal for next year Dec 31 is BSL. I'll only trim 2 times more deep conditioning and more protective styling. I may experiment with new techniques as well.
 

Chicoro

From Shea Butter Hater to Shea Butter Caker!
Day #6 of 7, inverted for 5 minutes, no massage and laid on my stomach.


I am late with this because I'm supposed to invert at the end of the month based on my regular schedule. But, I am want to stay as consistent as I can so I'll be late which is better than never. In 2017, I only missed one month of inversion in August. Interestingly, that's when I got a growth spurt but other factors had changed, too.
 

I Am So Blessed

I'm easy going.
I have been looking for this thread again!! So glad I found it.

Today I completed my first day of Inversion method. :abducted:

*Off to read prior posts*
 

eocceas

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I am so embarrassed that I fell off so hard. Ugghhh! Sry guys for not being in the trenches with y'all. Was a super weird time in my life. Well, I simplified my routine to the bare minimal. I only touch my hair 2x a mo. 1st and 15th to co-wash, re-twist and seal. Inverted for the 1st 2-3 mo. then fell off. But I guess I did prove that if you do nothing your hair will grow. My goal is to start fresh this year...
 

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Chicoro

From Shea Butter Hater to Shea Butter Caker!
I am so embarrassed that I fell off so hard. Ugghhh! Sry guys for not being in the trenches with y'all. Was a super weird time in my life. Well, I simplified my routine to the bare minimal. I only touch my hair 2x a mo. 1st and 15th to co-wash, re-twist and seal. Inverted for the 1st 2-3 mo. then fell off. But I guess I did prove that if you do nothing your hair will grow. My goal is to start fresh this year...
It looks like your starting length was about 1 inch below armpit length. Then, it looks like in addition to this, you retained another six inches! Congratulations on retaining all those inches of length!

What is your hair routine exactly? Are you using any shea butter or other butters?
 
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eocceas

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It looks like your starting length was about 1 inch below armpit length. Then, it looks like in addition to this, you retained another six inches! Congratulations on retaining all those inches of length!

What is your hair routine exactly? Are you using any shea butter or other butters?
Thnx luv! I can only imagine my results if I included the inversion method like I was supposed to lol but all good, I'll take it and jump back on the saddle and do better.

On the 1st of the mo. I'll pre-poo overnight then wash with a diluted moisturizing shampoo (1st scrub my scalp w/ACV) rinse, deep condition, leave-in, twist w/curl defining pudding then seal ends with shea butter.

I repeat the same thing on the 15th except instead of shampooing, I co-wash. That's all I do for the most part.

I may do a GHE and a protein treatment here and there and also a Henna & Indigo treatment here and there to keep the greys at bay lol.
 
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Chicoro

From Shea Butter Hater to Shea Butter Caker!
Day #1 of 7 for Inversion for month of December, 2017.Wet scalp with XCEL, massaged head for 5 minutes with Moringa oil and inverted for 5 minutes! I enjoyed my session.

I believe that massaging the hair is an important component of the effectiveness of inversion. So, I have made a decision to do it each time.

I also take a niacin which gives me a flush. I just time it at the same time I do my massage and inversion.
 

Chicoro

From Shea Butter Hater to Shea Butter Caker!
Day #2 of 7 for Inversion for month of December, 2017.

I believe that massaging the hair is an important component of the effectiveness of inversion. So, I have made a decision to do it each time.

I also take a niacin which gives me a flush. I just time it at the same time I do my massage and inversion.
 
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