APL 2012 Challenge

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  1. NikkiQ

    NikkiQ Well-Known Member

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    Thanks pelohello! It's weird getting comments on how I look since all people ever see is the back of my head :lachen:
     
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    HAPPY NEW YEAR'S 2013!!! LADIES :party:

    :cheers:

    Checking in to our official end of year APL 2012 Length Check! Congratulations to all who have achieved APL and continue to inspire the rest of us to reach Great Lengths :wink2:

    Many of you know I contemplated what to gift myself with this year after taking time to learn how to care for my hair. This was a long and wonderful lesson to learn and a journey I am thankful in starting with all of you! I finally decided to trim my hair as we leap into a New Year 2013! I know I know! BUT I felt my hair needed a trim especially since its last trim was January 2012. It is really perfect timing to have a new trim as January 2013 is beginning!

    Here are my length check pictures:
    1. November 2012 Length Check - aaaaahhh there goes all that hair! Weird thing about trimming is that I've yet to miss all of this hair. My hair is stronger since this trim and is easier to manage (for now! of course!)
    2. December 2012 left - here's a bobby pin marking the curling end of my newly trimmed hair and how very far is that APL line :spinning:
    3. December 2012 right - here's the right side marking APL line
    4. December 2012 rear - here's the rear of my hair marking new lengths for APL, BSL, and MBL 2013!
    5. December 2012 left - here's the texture of my hair on the left side still keeping with Organic Coconut Oil (OCO) :yep:
    6. December 2012 right - here's the texture of my hair on the right side
    7. Timmer - here's my original trimmer that I used to cut my hair in January 2012 and now December 2012

    Plus I finally have a new HTC phone with great camera coverage yet it's hard to tell since I still need to work on taking better pictures! LOL! :grin:

     

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  3. livinthevida

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    Ladies posting Part II here:
    attachments are a maximum of 5 ;)
     

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    NikkiQ your hai looks great, and so do you! Im a lurker b/c Im too busy/lazy to take pics and post them, but will be there "in spirit" in ur BSL challenge;)
     
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    girl you r on fiyah with those christmas pics!!!:grin:


     
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    Love it, congrats on your progress! Your such a pretty lady ;)
     
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    i really slacked on the last part of this years challenge but i still got some growth. :grin: my intentions were to be here a lot more but i got caught up other parts of the forum and also took a hiatus off the whole internet. :look: anyhoo here is my update for the year:

    1st April 2011
    2nd January 2012
    3rd June 2012
    4th December 2012

    i've been trying to grow out my layers this year and i'm happy that is happening. i think i get my growth spurt the last half of the year cause i don't remember being too scissor happy in the first half. i finally colored my hair with some highlights. i gotta start parting differently when i flat iron, because there's a split in the back when i wear my hair down and it annoys me. and i'd say i'm somewhere between CBL and APL? :scratchch

    congratulations to everyone on their progress and happy new year!
     

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    KiWiStyle Realtor & Foodie

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    NikkiQ your hair is fabulous AND you are so darn pretty!

    Sent from my iPhone using LHCF
     
  9. KaramelDiva1978

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    Beautiful NikkiQ! Curly and straightened! Are you sure you need to trim 1.5 inches?
     
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    Okay, I'm just under the wire, but here are my final pics for 2012...and I reached my goal! I'm so happy and pleased. :grin: My avatar was taken exactly one year ago, so that's my starting pic. The first attached pic is from just over a month ago, about 9 weeks into my stretch. The last pic is from today, 1 day after I self relaxed for the first time in six years. It came out all right, although some parts came out under-processed; overall I'm pleased with the results though, and I'll definitely do better come March.
     

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    Yeah my ends were pretty brittle and dry. I trimmed it up this afternoon and shampooed, protein treated and currently DCing. Will leave it in until tomorrow and take my starting pic for the BSL challenge. Sad how I'm the host and I either never get around to posting a pic or I completely forget all together :nono:
     
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    Happy New Year everybody!! It was an absolute pleasure to be your host and to gain new friends and family members along the way. I can't wait to see what 2013 has in store for everyone. I am forever connected to my APL family. :grouphug:
     
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    Happy new year!!!!
    My final pic for this challenge


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    NikkiQ girl u know this is the first challenge I've ever completed since joining lhcf
     
  15. NikkiQ

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    Was it really??

    Sent from my Android...Boom.
     
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    Current hair length
    ~Relaxed/Natura/Texlaxed/Loc'd: Relaxed/Texlax
    ~APL goal month: Ugh maybe June
    ~Current Reggie and styling choices: Bunning, curl formers, Bantu knot-outs, flat ironed.
    ~What do you plan on changing (if anything) to make it to APL?
    def start wearing my hair up more once it gets to shoulder length. I have always had trouble keeping it from breaking off once it hit my shoulders. So def more curls/buns/ponies the longer it gets.

    experimenting with regimen now: adding a few things to help it be healthy and thicker.

    ~Post a beginning picture:
     
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    Me too... This group of ladies give alot support and motivation to complete it.
     
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    Hi and welcome! Try and repost in the APL 2013. You'll find other ladies reaching APL this year. Happy hair growth!
     
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    damn girl! you sho is a pretty lady! oh and you hair looks nice too....:lol: congrats!
     
  20. NikkiQ

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    :lachen: Thanks shortdub78 yall are killing me with these compliments. Where is faithVA to tell me I look different in every picture she sees of me?lol
     
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    Oh, so you tryn to bring sexy back huh?

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    Go head and do your thing young lady.
     
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    Happy New Year Ladies :grin:

    Here are my final pics for the 2012 Challenge, I made it close to APL and I am happy with my results.. My hair is still not the same since having dd 3 years ago, I bc to start over but my hair texture is different and it still shed a lot; Anywho, here are my latest pics..

    Here's to 2013 :cheers:
     

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    Happy New Year Ladies, I'm wishing you all great success with all your endeavors for this new year! Thank you so much for all the support and encouragement.
     
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    Happy New Year everyone. I wasn't a very active challenger but here is my final reveal...

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    My starting pic...

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    December 2011

    I didn't make APL but I am still :grin:
     
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    Happy New Year, Ladies!

    I came in here to officially state that "I didn't make it to APL in 2012". *sigh* There, I said it.

    (venting -->) It's weired, because I did a pull test back in August and I was only an inch away. Once I flatironed my hair in December, I'm three inches away. Sure, I did a mini trim, but would that have caused me to lose over 2 inches of hair? I didn't even trim that much. Also, even though I was super careful with the flat iron, my hair feels "rough". *worried*

    (moving forward -->) I ordered the hair analysis system in hopes that I can find out if there's anything I can do to assist in making it to APL in 2013.

    Congrats to all the ladies who did make it and who are soon to make it! I'm moving onto the APL 2013 Challenge.
     
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    *edit* moving to apl 2013 aha :D
     
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    Hey ladies, I straightened my hair over Xmas but had no one to take progress pics soo here are pics I took in November with blow dried hair.

    I will be joining the APL 2013 thread because I'm not convinced yet. Next reveal is in May :drunk:
    NikkiQ whoa :rose: you and your hair are lovely! Thanks for hosting x
     

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  28. NikkiQ

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    Thanks Fyne! I hope to see you over in the BSL challenge soon! :yep:
     
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    Happy new year to you ladies. Congratulations to all of you who made it to and past APL. I enjoyed every single one of the posted pictures, even those who did not make it. I am here to officially say that i BC last night at 11 month post. I did not make it to APL, and my ends were very thin, so i decided to start over. I will post pictures of the before and after BC later in this thread and the BSL 2013 thread. I will be joining the lovely ladies over by the twa support thread, but i will be on the side line of BSL 2013 for support and the picture reveals of course, lol.
    I really enjoyed this thread and you all have been very supportive. And thank you NikkiQ for being such a great host.
     
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    Sooo I'm late, but I got blown out today so as promised here are my results:

    Jan 12
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    August 12
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    Jan 13
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    Not quite apl, but as discussed earlier...I had a setback in August that took me back to SL. I am very pleased with the length and health of my hair right now an do think I will make apl before the summer...see you in apl 13 or bsl 13. God bless!
     

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