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Apl\bsb 2019 Challenge

faithVA

Well-Known Member
:yay: I finished my hair. As I thought, I gained more thickness and just a little length. I didn't make APL. My crown is now neck length. The upper back is now just reaching my shoulder.

My hair is healthier this year than last year. Hopefully in 2020 that translates into length.

December 2018 is on the left. December 2019 on the right.
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Aggie

Well-Known Member
:yay: I finished my hair. As I thought, I gained more thickness and just a little length. I didn't make APL. My crown is now neck length. The upper back is now just reaching my shoulder.

My hair is healthier this year than last year. Hopefully in 2020 that translates into length.

December 2018 is on the left. December 2019 on the right.
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Wowwww! Nice @faithVA. Your hair has so much improved. Whatever you are doing girl, keep doing it. It's working. Slow and steady wins.
 

Bette Davis Eyes

The "OG" Product Junkie
@faithVA You've made some legit progress!! Your hair definitely looks healthier, fuller and thicker!
@shawnyblazes Your hair looks really really healthy. It's in great shape and very thick at the ends! Where does your hair fall on your body? It's hard for me to tell.
Thanks. @ckisland
I’m at the bottom of BSB but an inch away from BSL depending what on bra I have on.
 

faithVA

Well-Known Member
I did my regular flat twist out. Just playing around to see if I have anything in my stash that will work as a styling product. I will probably wear it out tomorrow and put it back up into flat twist tomorrow night. I like my flat ironed hair but it is so soft it doesn't hold a style. It wont even hold my flat twist well. I put in bantu knots tonight and will see what it looks like.

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Bette Davis Eyes

The "OG" Product Junkie
I don't like heat on my hair. Its so apparent its fine and like cotton candy. @faithVA I put bantuknots in last night and it barely held the style but I didn't put a styler. Just used a little butter on my hair.

it's very wispy , lightweight and soft. Tonight, I'll attempt to put in some type of braids that will stay until Saturday when I will henna.
 

faithVA

Well-Known Member
I don't like heat on my hair. Its so apparent its fine and like cotton candy. @faithVA I put bantuknots in last night and it barely held the style but I didn't put a styler. Just used a little butter on my hair.

it's very wispy , lightweight and soft. Tonight, I'll attempt to put in some type of braids that will stay until Saturday when I will henna.
Yeah if you want some curls, you have to definitely use something for hold.
 

AmethystLily

Cynic on the outside; Dreamer on the inside
I mentioned this in the "random hair thoughts" thread: I noticed something that's a happy surprise... I believe I can officially claim APL. Still a pain in the tail-feather to take pics of my back, but that would've been the clearest way to show it. That said, even in the front I brush APL fully stretched.
For reference/comparison:
December 2018
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July 2019
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September 2019
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December 2019
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It seems that braids work best with my hair as far as health and length retention. Far less daily manipulation, generally easy to clean/moisturize, and fairly long-lasting (I try not to leave them in more than a month for fear of matting). Now if I can lay off the scissors other than for dusting the barest minimum...
 
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Aggie

Well-Known Member
Today I had some time on my hands so I washed and deep conditioned my hair. MY scalp was a little itchy too so here is what I used:

-Nairobi Detox Shampoo
-Nairobi PamperSoft Moisturizing & Detangling Shampoo
-Nairobi PamperPak Moisturizing Conditioning Treatment
-Redken Extreme Anti-Snap Protein leave-in followed by
-Mielle Organics Pomegranate & Honey leave-in
-Air Drying and will M/S with Nairobi Daily Moisturizing Hairdress and sealed with a combination of Nairobi Vita-Sheen and some diy shea butter.
 

faithVA

Well-Known Member
I mentioned this in the "random hair thoughts" thread: I noticed something that's a happy surprise... I believe I can officially claim APL. Still a pain in the tail-feather to take pics of my back, but that would've been the clearest way to show it. That said, even in the front I brush APL fully stretched.
For reference/comparison:
December 2018
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July 2019
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September 2019
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December 2019
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It seems that braids work best with my hair as far as health and length retention. Far less daily manipulation, generally easy to clean/moisturize, and fairly long-lasting (I try not to leave them in more than a month for fear of matting). Now if I can lay off the scissors other than for dusting the barest minimum...
Congratulations on reaching your goal.
 

faithVA

Well-Known Member
I cut off quite a bit from the back and now it is pretty short. Even straightened it doesn't fit into my bun. Even though it is pretty short, it feels so much better with the bad ends cut off.

Tonight I shampooed, did an amino acid treatment. Now I'm DCing. I will rinse and DC overnight. I will finish up tomorrow.
 
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