Grow It Long 2020 Challenge

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  1. nyeredzi

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    Love it. I'm telling you, we got the same look, lol. I even showed my husband and was like "think quick, is this me or nah". He knew it wasn't me, but admitted it was close! Now tell us about that hair accessory.

    I undid my twists today for a twist out. Looks fab, if I do say so myself. I'll probably wash in a day or two, which will be the last wash of my 3 wash cycle. I absolutely love that I figured out a way to only comb once every 3-4 weeks.
     
  2. Nightingale

    Nightingale On the Grow and Keeping it Semi-DIY

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    I hate regular buns, but twists in buns are super cute to me.
     
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    NaturalShe94 Well-Known Member

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    Oh wow, beautiful!
     
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    This is me all day!! I feel like I'm experiencing the start of a setback :nono: . I wanted to go heatless this month, but I don't seem to know how to handle my hair in this state without it. I'm going to wash, DC and flatiron my hair in the next day or two.
     
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    @NaturalShe94 @GettingKinky @ckisland thank you ladies!


    Thanks! Haha that is so funny! The accessory has a small comb attachment and just slides into the hair! It’s by the Scunci brand, got from the dollar store. Only combing once every 3-4 weeks? Tell me more! If I go more than a week without a thorough detangling I’d have a very long wash day ahead of me lol.
     
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  8. mayoo

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    Hey ladies~

    Can I join?

    Natural, Relaxed, Texlaxed:
    Natural~

    Current Length: Hip length

    Goal Length: Tailbone

    Plan to reach goal length: Consistency ~~ keeping my hair DCed and Shea buttered up.

    Regimen:
    Wash 1x per week
    DCing 1x per week
    Apply leave in, Oil and butter
    Twist or braid up. Twists and buns are usually worn in a bun throughout the week and then unravelled on Friday

    Protective Styles:
    Twists and Braid-outs styled in bun

    Staple Products:
    Raw Shea butter
    22nd century Shampoo bar
    Cheapie conditioner
    Extra virgin Olive oil

    Starting Pic: attached~
     

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    nyeredzi Well-Known Member

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    I posted the basics of my regimen here:
    https://longhaircareforum.com/threads/grow-it-long-2020-challenge.847329/page-4#post-25388591
    I used to also detangle every week, couldn't figure out how to wash and then not detangle because every wash would cause too many tangles. But I often didn't get my hair *thoroughly* detangled, and honestly can't without that blow dry. Keeping in twists the majority of the time + the thorough detangle once a month + the intermediate finger detangle seems to do the trick. Also, though, I have less hair than I used to. I'm still not 100% sure it would have worked on the volume of hair I had before I had my 2 kids and just got older.
     
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    MzSwift Texlaxed, Fine

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    :badcop::bat:
    Uh ma'am, this here is a "Grow It Long" challenge. Seems you've lost your way. Perhaps you're looking for the "I Can't Sit Down Without My Long Hair Getting In The Way" challenge or the "I Don't Have to Hurt Myself While Pulling My Hair for a Length Check" challenge??












    j/k :laugh:

    Your hair is bananas!! Beautiful! Love it!! :love::drool:
     
  11. NaturalShe94

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    Nope. Nope. No you cannot!
    Not until you tell me what "cheapie conditioner" is. :naughty:
     
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    @mayoo your hair is beautiful - so long and thick. This has confirmed for me that I probably need hip length hair for my wash n go to have any kind of length.
     
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    Congratulations, new Mommy!
     
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    Thank you! I see your siggy, Congrats to you too!!!
    How old is your little one?
     
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    I've had in my box braids for 3 weeks now. Trying to keep them in for 1 or 2 weeks more. It has been great not having to do my hair every week lol.
     
  16. mayoo

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    :lachen::lachen::lachen:yoooo you are sooo funny, I cannot. Pshh I wish it was long enough to sit on. Still got a long way to go

    Thank you, though. You're very kind.
     
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    mayoo Well-Known Member

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    :lachen: I just use the phrase to describe every cheap conditioner that I detangle with

    The current one I'm using is from Sainsbury's (British supermarket)- pic attached if you're interested

    Since I'm no longer in the UK, I'm gonna start using Suave

    Can I join now? :look: Pretty please ~~~~
     

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    Thank you~
    Your hair in your profile pic is just :lick:

    Good luck with the wash and go though... Mine are still neck length at best lol
     
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    :yep::yep::yep:
    Our secretary @apple_natural will be adding you to the list! :woot:

    Such gorgeous hairrrr :drool:
     
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    Thanks! My profile picture is so old. I haven’t straightened my hair in over 2 years, but my stylist used to do an amazing job with the flat iron.

    Are you serious? All that hair and your wash n go is neck length? Maybe I should just accept that shrinkage is always going to win.
     
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    @mayoo Omgoodness, your hair is everything! That 22nd Century shampoo bar is the best. I haven't used it in a while though with the price increase plus the cost of shipping.
     
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    Unfortunately, I'm serious :cry3:
    At the same time I'm really bad at wash and gos... The shrinkage plus the refusing the dry are the main reasons why there is no day-2 for my hair. I mean, if yours can hack it then I guess your hair could be more stretched too?
     
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    Thank you~:blush2:
    Yeah, the price and shipping kill me. I ordered 2 a few months ago so I'll be good for a long while.

    In the meantime, I'm looking for a replacement shampoo bar (mainly on etsy).

    Have you tried any others that you like?
     
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    I could stretch my hair, but every time I try my curls are distorted and I don’t like the way they look.
     
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    Chagrin Valley (they ayurvedic one especially) and most of the bars from Bobeam. I've been trying to find a good replacement too though. I've been contemplating trying Ethique but they're pretty expensive plus it ships all the way from New Zealand which I feel is kind of wasteful (trying to be more zero/low waste) not to mention expensive af to ship if ordered direct. I've heard nothing but praise for Wildlands ACV bar on Etsy but I haven't tried it yet.
     
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    Same~~~ that's one of the main reasons I couldn't ever master day 2 hair :cry3:
    What went up, never really came down :lachen:
     
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    I can do a loose pineapple and get my hair to come back down, but I’ve switched from pineapple-ing to using a buff.
     
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    I think I've seen the Wildlamds ACV bar on etsy! Seems like my cue to buy :bouncy:
     
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    Omg @mayoo this thread is just rich with all you long haired folk. I'm so in love

    Challengers list on page 8
     
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    @MzSwift & @LonDone ..okay sooo I washed and conditioned my hair in the box braids yesterday. I used the Shea Moisture Jamaican black castor oil line for both. And then I used the Mane Choice Tropical Moringa Sweet Oil & Honey Mask for my deep condition. I left it in for an hour with no heat. And then I finished with a no rinse leave in, the Shea Moisture Jamaican black castor oil brand.

    @MzSwift you made me start thinking after you mentioned not changing what works for me in order to avoid setbacks so I just used my staple products. I love all Shea Moisture and Mane Choice products & I think I might be a product junkie lol

    Only bad side is that I probably have to get my braids re done a little sooner because my new growth is now more noticeable ... or a lot more noticeable :giggle: .. which is okay it just means my hair is growing good! Thanks for the advice I'm going to DC in my PS for now on!
     
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