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BSL 2013 Challenge

NikkiQ

Well-Known Member
Hey ladies!!!! :wave:

As promised, here is the BSL 2013 challenge that most of my ladies from the APL 2012 challenge were excited to join and I couldn't be happier to host again! Same format as APL 2012. Hey if it ain't broke...don't fix it :lol:

(copied from APL 2012 challenge)

Okay ladies...let's do this!

I wanted to create a thread for us ladies striving to make it to BSL/BSB next year and to have a great support group to help us reach this milestone.Enough with the chit chat. Let's get down to business.


*The Guidelines*

  1. Join the challenge by clicking "thanks" on this post and I'll add you to the list.
  2. The challenge will officially begin on December 31, 2012 and run til December 31,2013.
  3. The challenge is open to join at any time. No cut off date!
  4. Post pictures with updates, PS ideas, and and anything else hair related that you'd like to share.
  5. STAY POSITIVE!! We're all on a HHJ so let's lift each other up and help out whenever we can.
*Update Dates*

March 31st
June 30th
September 30th
December 31st

For challengers wanting to join, after thanking this post answer the following questions

~Current hair length
~Relaxed/Natural/Texlaxed/Loc'd
~BSL goal month
~Current Reggie and styling choices
~What do you plan on changing (if anything) to make it to BSL?
~Post a beginning picture

If I miss your name, mention me in a post on here calling me out on it or PM me!

Challengers
20perlz
3jsmom
4bslbound
910LC
ajacks
ajargon02
alanaturelle
alenanicole
Americka
Angel of the North
Angelicus May :woot:
angieang0123
aprilj1
AriBee09
Ash25
Asha's-Hair
Ashawn Arraine
babychocolate
baddison
bajandoc86
bellashair
BGT
bibs
Blairx0
blondemane
BraunSugar
buddhas_mom
Camille322
Carla From VA
Carmelella
Cattypus1
CharnellG
chassiecrane
chelseatiara
cherrynicole
ChevaliYAY
CoffeeBrown
coolsista-paris
Courtdb1
coyacoy
crlsweetie912
Curllover
Curlygirly9
Curlywurly10
CurlsBazillion
DaiseeDay
DaLady82
Damaged but not out
DanceOnTheSkylines
Dee Raven
deedoswell
deltagyrl
DominicanBrazilian82
dr.j
Duchesse
EasypeaZee
ecadnacmc
Eiano
EnExitStageLeft
esi.adokowa
fatimablush
FemmeFatale
Fhrizzball March :yay:
fifigirl
Firstborn2
Foxglove
FroFab
futurelonglocks
g.lo
gabulldawg
garciagirl
gennatay
GettingKinky June :yahoo:
gforceroy
GrowAHead
growbaby March :reddancer:
Growingmyhairlong
Guyaneek
gvin89
GWtheVoice
HeadofCurls
HoneyA
HoneyKitt
Honey Bee
IceQueen
Iluvsmuhgrass
ImanAdero June :brucelee:
Incognitus
IndifinableJoli
isawstars
itsjusthair88
ItsSunniDee
jaded_faerie
jayjaycurlz
jazzygirl225
JC-Junkie
jcoenterprise
JJamiah
JosieLynn
jprayze
JulietWhiskey
kandiekj100
keranikki
Kb3auty
Kerryann
Keyari06
Killahkurlz
Kimmy1978
KinkyKurlz
kismettt
Kiwi
KiWiStyle
koolkittychick
KPH
kristaa.10
KurlyNinja
 
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NikkiQ

Well-Known Member
Holding this spot in case I need to extend the challengers list. I have a feeling it's gonna be a long one :giggle:

**Continued Challengers List**
lady_godiva
LadyRaider
lamaria211
lawyer2be371
laylaaa
lengthbeyondurthoughts
Leomanetresses727
lexxi
lindsaywhat
Lissa0821
livinthevida
longhair18
longhairdreaming
LoveArianna
Lovingmywaves12
LovLeeLaDee
Lucie
lucky8502
LucSra
Madesa
mamaline
mami2010
MangaManiac
maninyee
ManiiSweetheart
Meritamen
MicheePrings
Miss AJ
Miss_C
miss stress
missbugg21
missliberia
Mjon912
MrsWatson
ms.mimi
mscece1
Ms_CoCo37
msjustrelax
MyAngelEyez~C~U
myhairgrowstoo
Mz.MoMo5235
Nat1984
naturalagain2
NaturallyMede
nazjha
Neala21
neenahbud
nemi95
nevaeh
newnyer
nishkiara
Nomadiclady
Nnelove
NonnieMarie
ojemba
okange76
Oneprettypa
Onhergrind09 June :brucelee:
pearlific1
Pedrhina
pelohello
PerfectlyFlawed
Phaer
pink219
PinkPeony
polished07
pookaloo83
praisedancer
Pynkdiamonds
ramore07
RayRayFurious
RegaLady
RockCreak
ronie
SafieB
sandalex13
Seamonster
SelahOco
sexcchef
sharifeh
Shelew
shesheshe22
Sholapie
shortdub78
s1b000
silentdove13
SimJam
simplyconfident
SincerelyBeautiful
smgreene67
sofash
soleyyoun
Songbirdb
Starronda June :wiggle:
Sugoi
SUNSHINE BABY
SunySydeofLyfe
susanzmorg
sydwrites
tashboog
teysmith April :woot:
Thann
theNaturalWonders
tiffers
tiffjust2002 April :yay:
TLC2010
Tonto
topnotch1010
tricemcc
trinity8mod8
Trixie58
tuffCOOKIE
tw3636
UGQueen
venusfly
wheezy807
yasunset
yoli184
Your Cheeziness
youwillrise
yuhlovevybz
 
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bajandoc86

Lipstick Lover
I'm IN!!!!! :yay:


Current hair length - Grazing APL

Relaxed/Natural/Texlaxed/Loc'd - Natural

BSL goal month - September 2013 at the earliest - if not, Dec 2013 is fine.

Current Reggie and styling choices - Currently I shampoo/DC (under steamer) once a week and either do 2 strand twists, 2 strand flat twists, or updos incorporating the two. Regarding products I use mostly clays (bentonite/rhassoul), and ayurvedic powders (amla & brahmi etc) to condition my hair. But I also love a good handmade yummy smelling DC - so I have a hair stash cupboard :look: filled with DB, CJ, QB, Shescentit, Bear Fruit Hair etc. :lick:

What do you plan on changing (if anything) to make it to BSL?
Not changing anything....stick to my twists and updos, regular DCs, moisturising and sealing.

Post a beginning picture - using my Sept 2012 progress pic, since I'd really like to make BSL by Sept 2013 (for my bday :grin:)
 
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Evolving78

Well-Known Member
i'm in!
Current hair length- APL
~Relaxed/Natural/Texlaxed/Loc'd - Relaxed
~BSL goal month -Feb
~Current Reggie and styling choices - poo weekly, cowash weekly, dc 2x weekly, air dry and bun. i M&S daily. i do like to wear my hair down flat ironed, roller set, or hot rollers.
~What do you plan on changing (if anything) to make it to BSL? i plan on challenging myself to use heat once a month. i plan on bunning my hair until i reach my goal.
~Post a beginning picture
 
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gforceroy

Well-Known Member
Count me in!!

~Current hair length
APL
~Relaxed/Natural/Texlaxed/Loc'd

Natural
~BSL goal month
December 2013
~Current Reggie and styling choices
Wash and DC once a week. PS 24/7 underneath a wig.
~What do you plan on changing (if anything) to make it to BSL?
Nothing.
~Post a beginning picture
I will in December.
 
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Guinan

Re-Branding
LET'S GROW GROW GROW!!! :party:

Current hair length
APL (I have officially claimed it:spinning:)

~Relaxed/Natural/Texlaxed/Loc'd
I am texlax

BSL goal month
I am hoping to make BSB by Jan 2013 and maybe BSL by March 2013.

~Current Reggie and styling choices
At this point, I am by any means necessary. So I plan on doing buns, braidouts, mini braids and wigs as my styles.

My Reggie:
*Co-Wash 2x a week when doing buns/braidouts
*DC 2X'S a week
*M&S every day
*Baggy when needed
*Take biotin and Silica
*MN daily on scalp

~What do you plan on changing (if anything) to make it to BSL
So far I have added Silica and MN to my reggie.
 

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KiWiStyle

Realtor & Foodie
I'm in it to win it!!! Thanks for starting the new challenge NikkiQ!

~Current hair length -Full SL & Beyond

~Relaxed/Natural/Texlaxed/Loc'd - Relaxed

~BSL goal month - December 2013

~Current Reggie and styling choices
- Pree-Poo with oil and/or oil and conditioners OR a special fridge mix.
- Shampoo & steam DC once a week.
- CW- every other 2-3 days a week.
- Stretch Relaxers 12-16 weeks.
- Protein treatments as needed.
- Henna once a month but will start doing them bi-weekly soon.
- Ayurveda Powders.
- I air dry 100% of the time, use direct heat 4-5 times a year. I rotate my protective styles; buns, a single french braid or 2 flat twists.

~What do you plan on changing (if anything) to make it to BSL? I plan to start CW'ing more and wearing my plastic conditioner cap in the house in the dry winter months to prevent drying. My overall Regimen will stay the same.

~Post a beginning picture
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Kerryann

Well-Known Member
~Current hair length
APL


~Relaxed/Natural/Texlaxed/Loc'd
Natural

~BSL goal month
December


~Current Reggie and styling choices
Braids for protective styling, oiling scalp, steaming etc

~What do you plan on changing (if anything) to make it to BSL?
Nothing

~Post a beginning picture
Pic coming at the end of APL challenge
 

DominicanBrazilian82

Well-Known Member
NikkiQ I'm definitely in! BSL by 12/13 is definitely my goal :). I am going to relax next Thursday after a 20 week stretch. Will be back to post my pic and details at that time :)
 

KurlyNinja

New Member
I'm in! I'm hoping to make BSB by december, but I know I won't make BSL.

~Current hair length APL

~Relaxed/Natural/Texlaxed/Loc'd
Natural!

~BSL goal month March 2013 - I'll be 3 year post relaxer then

~Current Reggie and styling choices Stretched styles, buns and up-dos.
Low manipulation. Aloe vera rinses. Co-washes are to a minimum right now because of the cold weather, but as it warms up they'll become more frequent.

~What do you plan on changing (if anything) to make it to BSL? Not much, but we'll see how I'll progress

~Post a beginning picture




Will also repost another one for December
 

Miss AJ

New Member
Current hair length: APL

Relaxed/Natural/Texlaxed/Loc'd: Natural
BSL goal month: August, December as a late default
Current Reggie and style choices:
Wash/deep condition/blow dry OR band to stretch once a week; bun; re-do bun every other day and oil scalp with sulfur oil
In order to get to BSL I will LIVE in my bun like I'm still in the Air Force, I get lazy and go back to out styles fairly easily and I need to go HAM cuz I WANT BSL lol.

Beginning pics: The first is from August 2012 after a flat iron and light trim, second is my blow out from this past Saturday (Oct 27, 2012).
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jprayze

Well-Known Member
I cannot tell you all how happy I am that SO many of us are taking this journey together to BSL (and beyond).:grin:

Here's my answers:

~Current hair length: APL
~Relaxed/Natural/Texlaxed/Loc'd: Natural 3b/c
~BSL goal month: March 2013 for BSB (hoping sooner), December 2013 for BSL (My strap is more like MBL!)
~Current Reggie and styling choices
Styles Alternate between curly and straight (2 weeks curly, 2 wks straight)
Buns about 5 days/wk
MN mix daily all over scalp
EO mix daily on thin areas
Started Vitamin Regimen Oct 2012 -- Multi, 1000 mcg biotin, Viviscal (Extra Strength) 2x/day, Calcium/Vit D (2x/day)

~What do you plan on changing (if anything) to make it to BSL?
  • Manage my heat usage (no more than 1x/month)
  • Add sulfur to my regi (will start using Liquid Gold in January)
  • Dust once a month (haven't been doing regularly)
  • Trim no more than quarterly
  • Perfect my roller sets (lots of rollers and flexirods going to waste)
~Post a beginning picture I want my final check in pic for APL 2012 to be my beginning for BSL 2013. So I will be back in December with pics.
 
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BGT

Well-Known Member
~Current hair length: APL
~Relaxed/Natural/Texlaxed/Loc'd: Relaxed
~BSL goal month: I'm just a few inches away, so my goal month is March-April 2013
~Current Reggie and styling choices: I relax every 8-10 weeks (if I stretch longer, I start shedding); until the end of the year, I'll be co-washing every 2 days and bunning. I get a touch up December 29, and if there's noticeable retention, I will continue.
~What do you plan on changing (if anything) to make it to BSL?: I am taking hair vitamins, upping my water intake and working out.
~Post a beginning picture

Where is BSL in my picture? The "and"?
 

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pookaloo83

New Member
~Current hair length -Grazing APL
~Relaxed/Natural/Texlaxed/Loc'd-Natural
~BSL goal month-September 2013
~Current Reggie and styling choices-I wash about every two weeks. I don't dc like I should, but I'm gonna change that.
~What do you plan on changing (if anything) to make it to BSL? I plan to PS more. I've been wearing my hair in twists lately. And washing them in the twists and re twisting once it's dry.

~Post a beginning picture
From September 2012

 

lamaria211

Well-Known Member
In here!!!!!!!!!!!!:yep:
ok so i want bsl by dec. 31 so bad i cant taste it.
current regimen:
Sat- rinse out overnight prepoo, wash and DC for 2 hrs 1 hr using heat
Sun- moisturize and seal
Mon- Cowash
Tue- moisturize and seal
Wed- dry dc for 30 mins then cowash
Thur-moisturize and seal
Fri- morning M&S, night put on over night prepoo
Bunning 7 days a week, drinking plenty of water and using ceramide rich products
Protein x2 monthly ( aphogee 2 min or CJ repair me, Kerastase force reconstructors)
Clarify hair bimonthly
Texlax every 12+ weeks
STOP CUTTING:swearing:
 

SimJam

Well-Known Member
~ Current hair length
a sneeze away from APL

~ Relaxed/Natural/Texlaxed/Loc'd

~ BSL goal month
October 2013

~ Current Reggie and styling choices
wash, DC (protein and moisture), twist weekly
styles: twists, twistouts, puffs. Will start bunning now that I can :grin:

~ What do you plan on changing (if anything) to make it to BSL?
Will not be changing anything, cept maybe for quarterly trimming if needed to keep SSKs and split ends at bay

~ Post a beginning picture

october 2012



I wasnt wearing the bra im measuring BSL from .... lol this bra wud make BSL too easy
 
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Meritamen

Mermaiden
Sign me up! So excited to be in a BSL challenge.

~Current hair length: APL

~Relaxed/Natural/Texlaxed/Loc'd: Natural

~BSL goal month: November

~Current Reggie and styling choices: wigs, braidouts, and twistouts. My regimen is simple...
Wash with sulfate-free shampoo and deep condition under a hooded dryer for 20 minutes.
Moisturize and seal when needed.
Cowash mid-week if needed.
Get a professional trim one to two times a year.
Dust in-between trims.

~What do you plan on changing (if anything) to make it to BSL? Going to be strict with my routine doesn't need to be tweaked.

~Post a beginning picture: will post soon.
 
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gvin89

Active Member
Yall know I'm in too! Thanks @NikkiQ!

~Current hair length: SL
~Relaxed/Natural/Texlaxed/Loc'd: Natural
~BSL goal month: Dec '13 (Playing it safe)
~Current Reggie and styling choices: Wash and condition weekly...flat twists or 2 strand twists
~What do you plan on changing (if anything) to make it to BSL? Hiding my ends and moisturizing more often.
~Post a beginning picture

Let's do this ladies!
 
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Realhairdontcare

Well-Known Member
I wanna join but I'm gonna hold off until december because I am going to post an end of year pic in the apl challenge and I will use that pic for this challenge.

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