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Hip Tbl & Beyond Challenge 2018

Daina

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:bighug:@NaturalShe94 hugs sis, it may not be as bad as you think! It can definitely get obsessive. I trimmed on straight hair and every few days thought I was seeing splits so kept trimming. I finally had to put my hair in twists for the rest of the month to stop myself. I'm going to leave it alone till March and get a professional trim then.
 

SmilingElephant

Well-Known Member
Sooooooooooo....hiiii? :wave:

Yo, lemme tell y'all that this year has been one great big huge rollercoaster! The semester is almost over, i'm fighting to keep my grades up, graduation is around the corner, and so much other crazy stuff has been happening! So, please, please, PLEASE spare me the beating for not showing up frequently. :(

Update on hair: I have gained a nice amount of thickness in my hair, but now I am just waiting for the curls to get back to the fullness and length that it used to hang at before the major shed. I have looked at pics of my hair from earlier this year and last year, and my hair looks one-third of the way it used to be.

So, I just re-upped on my HSN vitamins, I have been doing my best to keep up with my water intake, fruits and veggies, and so on. I have been eating so much, I am getting theeyucccckkkhhhhh! :lachen: Chhhhhyyyyyy, I jiggle everywhere, I like it, though. :grin: When I get some more time, I will look for the pics (If I can find any, because I don't take a lot of selfies. I've never been much of a photo-taking person lol :look:)
 

NaturalShe94

Well-Known Member
:bighug:@NaturalShe94 hugs sis, it may not be as bad as you think! It can definitely get obsessive. I trimmed on straight hair and every few days thought I was seeing splits so kept trimming. I finally had to put my hair in twists for the rest of the month to stop myself. I'm going to leave it alone till March and get a professional trim then.

Awe thanks! Hopefully not. Ive been so afraid to come here to the dominicans because they are rough. Im here now. After today, never again. After this trim. I wont be trimming again for a while and if I need to trim, Ill be sure to trim on blown out hair myself vs curly hair.
 

NaturalShe94

Well-Known Member
So my hair is sitting just below WL now. However, it looks so healthy and my ends look great so Im not as disappointed as I thought I’d be. With the ends being in good shape, it will grow back in no time. I didn’t update right after the salon visit, sorry. It was raining outside so I had her wrap it right after the trim and it’s been wrapped all weekend.
 

Daina

Well-Known Member
So my hair is sitting just below WL now. However, it looks so healthy and my ends look great so Im not as disappointed as I thought I’d be. With the ends being in good shape, it will grow back in no time. I didn’t update right after the salon visit, sorry. It was raining outside so I had her wrap it right after the trim and it’s been wrapped all weekend.

Glad to hear it wasn't as bad as you thought!
 

NaturalShe94

Well-Known Member
Thanks a lot ya’ll. :)

Ive been battling morning sickness... Which sometimes feel like all day sickness. :( So my mood hasn’t really been great and I shouldve washed my hair by now and I haven’t. It’s been tied up. Maybe, I’ll have the energy sometime during the week for a wash. Trying to hang in there. Thanks again for the well wishes.
 

Daina

Well-Known Member
Thanks a lot ya’ll. :)

Ive been battling morning sickness... Which sometimes feel like all day sickness. :( So my mood hasn’t really been great and I shouldve washed my hair by now and I haven’t. It’s been tied up. Maybe, I’ll have the energy sometime during the week for a wash. Trying to hang in there. Thanks again for the well wishes.

Congrats sis and I pray the morning sickness passes soon!
 

SmilingElephant

Well-Known Member
Hey ladies!!

Okay! So I have graduated from college last week Friday, getting over the flu (how about I walked across the stage sick as a dog!?), and I am now transitioning back into adult life!

As I look for employment to help finance my real endeavors, I have also dedicated 2019 to continue to nourish my hair and get it back on point! I saw the other thread for next year...just kinda nervous about a challenge versus going my own pace with everything.
 

faithVA

Well-Known Member
Hey ladies!!

Okay! So I have graduated from college last week Friday, getting over the flu (how about I walked across the stage sick as a dog!?), and I am now transitioning back into adult life!

As I look for employment to help finance my real endeavors, I have also dedicated 2019 to continue to nourish my hair and get it back on point! I saw the other thread for next year...just kinda nervous about a challenge versus going my own pace with everything.
Congratulations on your graduation and I'm glad you are feeling better.

No need to be concerned about joining the challenge. The ladies in the hip length and beyond are as sweet as they come. They will be nothing but encouragment and comraderie no matter what pace you want to go. Just fun and no pressure.
 

SmilingElephant

Well-Known Member
Congratulations on your graduation and I'm glad you are feeling better.

No need to be concerned about joining the challenge. The ladies in the hip length and beyond are as sweet as they come. They will be nothing but encouragment and comraderie no matter what pace you want to go. Just fun and no pressure.

Thank you so much! I saw your reply to me over there :grin: I think I'll go ahead and join. I've been looking up some ideas to boost my hair growth and looking into how to schedule them into my new life. I'll post over there.
 

Daina

Well-Known Member
Hey ladies!!

Okay! So I have graduated from college last week Friday, getting over the flu (how about I walked across the stage sick as a dog!?), and I am now transitioning back into adult life!

As I look for employment to help finance my real endeavors, I have also dedicated 2019 to continue to nourish my hair and get it back on point! I saw the other thread for next year...just kinda nervous about a challenge versus going my own pace with everything.

@SmilingElephant, congrats on graduating!!!!
 

ElevatedEnergy

Rooted Yet Flowing
Hi Ladies!

Since I started this challenge in Oct 2016, I have reached some awesome lengths. I've hit Hip, TBL & Classic and I hope you all have reached some of your goal lengths within the Challenge.

My hair status now:
2018 was all about damage control....mostly stemming from postpartum shedding & over manipulation. I spent most of the year trimming off thin ends, nursing my edges back and increasing my moisture levels. I did my final trim of the year a few days ago so I am ending the year between Waist & Hip. I've come full circle with my hair so I'm kinda back where I started at the beginning of the challenge. But that's ok, as fresh starts & New Beginnings are sometimes needed!

I wish you all a Merry Christmas, Happy New Year & I pray you continue to flourish in all areas of your life!!! :grouphug3::heart:
 

trclemons

Well-Known Member
Hey ladies!!

Okay! So I have graduated from college last week Friday, getting over the flu (how about I walked across the stage sick as a dog!?), and I am now transitioning back into adult life!

As I look for employment to help finance my real endeavors, I have also dedicated 2019 to continue to nourish my hair and get it back on point! I saw the other thread for next year...just kinda nervous about a challenge versus going my own pace with everything.
CONGRATULATIONS! When you recover from the flu, make sure you celebrate this major accomplishment in your life.
 

SmilingElephant

Well-Known Member
@beauti @trclemons Thank you!! I am a LOT better, physically, now...took a visit to the hospital and a few hot toddys but I am pretty good now. :yep: I'm still trying to get used to not having to go to class, finish a million assignments, rush to class, deal with professors, yadda yadda yadda. Ya know...completing college with a severe mental illness is no walk in the park at all! I'm still in a state of shock and trying to deal with the transition mentally.

This is the kind of stuff I NEVER hear about graduating college...the days right after graduation, what it's really like, especially for people with mental illness, I can't tell you the HORROR I had to deal with trying to get professors to understand, being looked down upon, threatened to be removed from classes, all because they don't understand how hard it is just to HAVE the illness, and then trying to be productive in classes when your brain wants to do otherwise...utter shock. But I did it!

I want to go to grad school, but I am so terrified...especially after I got so stressed out and malnourished to the point that I lost SO much of my hair! I am over 7 years natural and my hair literally looks like it did in 2012...but it is making progress, thank God! I've started experimenting with rice water and so far I like what I am seeing with it :yep: I spray it on my scalp and hair and my hair feels so soft and healthy! :love: I am also still doing my JBCO, HSN vitamins, making myself drink lots of water, and trying really hard to stay calm. I also have to watch my pressure because it's been spiking this year. 2018 was a very very hard year, but I accomplished so so so so so much. Only with the help of God...half of the stuff that I do should be impossible for me, but I keep my faith. I have faith He will give me my hair back lol.
 

Daina

Well-Known Member
@beauti @trclemons Thank you!! I am a LOT better, physically, now...took a visit to the hospital and a few hot toddys but I am pretty good now. :yep: I'm still trying to get used to not having to go to class, finish a million assignments, rush to class, deal with professors, yadda yadda yadda. Ya know...completing college with a severe mental illness is no walk in the park at all! I'm still in a state of shock and trying to deal with the transition mentally.

This is the kind of stuff I NEVER hear about graduating college...the days right after graduation, what it's really like, especially for people with mental illness, I can't tell you the HORROR I had to deal with trying to get professors to understand, being looked down upon, threatened to be removed from classes, all because they don't understand how hard it is just to HAVE the illness, and then trying to be productive in classes when your brain wants to do otherwise...utter shock. But I did it!

I want to go to grad school, but I am so terrified...especially after I got so stressed out and malnourished to the point that I lost SO much of my hair! I am over 7 years natural and my hair literally looks like it did in 2012...but it is making progress, thank God! I've started experimenting with rice water and so far I like what I am seeing with it :yep: I spray it on my scalp and hair and my hair feels so soft and healthy! :love: I am also still doing my JBCO, HSN vitamins, making myself drink lots of water, and trying really hard to stay calm. I also have to watch my pressure because it's been spiking this year. 2018 was a very very hard year, but I accomplished so so so so so much. Only with the help of God...half of the stuff that I do should be impossible for me, but I keep my faith. I have faith He will give me my hair back lol.

Keep the faith and keep praying! God can do anything but fail and He blesses us beyond our wildest dreams if we release it all to him! He will direct your path and order your steps just trust in Him.
 

Alma Petra

Well-Known Member
Hi Ladies!

Since I started this challenge in Oct 2016, I have reached some awesome lengths. I've hit Hip, TBL & Classic and I hope you all have reached some of your goal lengths within the Challenge.

My hair status now:
2018 was all about damage control....mostly stemming from postpartum shedding & over manipulation. I spent most of the year trimming off thin ends, nursing my edges back and increasing my moisture levels. I did my final trim of the year a few days ago so I am ending the year between Waist & Hip. I've come full circle with my hair so I'm kinda back where I started at the beginning of the challenge. But that's ok, as fresh starts & New Beginnings are sometimes needed!

I wish you all a Merry Christmas, Happy New Year & I pray you continue to flourish in all areas of your life!!! :grouphug3::heart:
Merry Christmas Lulu! I'm so glad to see you are back and I'm hoping that you are going to hang around for long! I miss your kind posts and photos of your beautiful hair. I'm glad to hear that your hair is getting back on track. You were there before so you can sure get back there again. You are already at a unicorn length now!
 

ElevatedEnergy

Rooted Yet Flowing
Merry Christmas Lulu! I'm so glad to see you are back and I'm hoping that you are going to hang around for long! I miss your kind posts and photos of your beautiful hair. I'm glad to hear that your hair is getting back on track. You were there before so you can sure get back there again. You are already at a unicorn length now!

Thank you & Merry Christmas to you Sis! My routine is super boring & I don't stray from it so I wont be on the hair side much. However, I will be in a Challenge or two in other areas on the board...so I will be around when time allows.:love4:
 
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