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APL/BSL 2014 Challenge

NefertariBlu

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I did an impromptu length check yesterday and I must say my hair definitely has grown a lot in the past two months. I checked the sides and it's much longer than I thought. It's past Apl! So I'm going to check the back next week when I remove my cornrows.

I think the jump in growth may have to do with me working out and drinking more water. It sure has had a little boost.

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PlainJane

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I know others say that hooded dryers aren't harmful, but my hair turns out soo much softer from air drying. That has to mean something.

Can anyone recommend a good hair supplement/vitamin? Anything but manetabolism, Hairfinity, and viviscal.
 

charmtreese

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I know others say that hooded dryers aren't harmful, but my hair turns out soo much softer from air drying. That has to mean something.

Can anyone recommend a good hair supplement/vitamin? Anything but manetabolism, Hairfinity, and viviscal.

I take vitamin shoppe HSN and they worked pretty good. I'm a slow grower and I've been getting a 1/2 inch a month on these vitamins.
 

Prettymetty

Natural/4b/medium-coarse
I know others say that hooded dryers aren't harmful, but my hair turns out soo much softer from air drying. That has to mean something.

Can anyone recommend a good hair supplement/vitamin? Anything but manetabolism, Hairfinity, and viviscal.

I take Purvana hair skin nails. A 90 count (3 months) costs $23 on amazon.com
It has msm and 2500mg of biotin
 
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PlainJane

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I think I need to stay away from biotin. Hairfinity made me break out and I think it was from the amount of biotin.

Just braided my hair into an updo. I'm so glad I'm learning how to braid myself. It keeps my hands out of my hair and I take them down and can wear a braid out if I want to look cute.
 

Prettymetty

Natural/4b/medium-coarse
Hey ladies. I got some coconut oil today and I am already in love again. I forgot how light it was...and it is fragrant as well. I sprayed my hair with aloe juice, sealed with coconut oil and detangled. My hair was like butta :grin: Then I rollerset on some knockoff flexirods. I like the real deal, but they are uncomfortable to sleep in.

It has been raining all week and it will storm tomorrow, so my curls will be pulled up in a bun. I can't believe this blowout has lasted a month! I'm getting it redone on Monday :yay:
 

PlainJane

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Prettymetty I love me some coconut oil. Not sure why I stopped using it. I have a bad habit of running out of products and not repurchasing them so I can try something new instead. #productjunkie

I found this style on Pinterest. I really want to try it on stretched hair. I'm not sure how it'll turn out though since she did it on a blowout.
 

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PlainJane

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Right as I was applying my leave in after my DC, I remembered I had to be somewhere in 3 hours so I had no choice to tension blow dry my hair to 90% dry and then braid my hair up so I could sit under the dryer for a quick braid out.

I tried to avoid my ends with the blow dryer but I'm going to keep my hands out of my head for the rest of the week because lately the only damage I've been getting is mechanical.

My least favorite thing about transitioning to natural is how I can't do any quick down hairstyles. When I was bonelaxed I could easily wash, DC, dry, and be done. My drying/stretching time takes at least 1 day.
 

Prettymetty

Natural/4b/medium-coarse
I'm not sure if I should dye my hair today and just wig it for a week. Or if I should get my blowout tomorrow and dye my hair next month
 

PlainJane

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So glad I went back to using AOGBP.
Even though it doesn't have a lot of slip, I might go back to using tresemme naturals conditioner as a leave in. I think it made my hair more moisturized and fluffy. I am determined to nail this regimen.

Anyone use herbal essence one cocleanser?
 

Prettymetty

Natural/4b/medium-coarse
I got my hair blown out today. It seems longer than it was last month and that is exciting!'

First pic Oct 25
Second 2 pics today November 25
 

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Evolving78

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So glad I went back to using AOGBP. Even though it doesn't have a lot of slip, I might go back to using tresemme naturals conditioner as a leave in. I think it made my hair more moisturized and fluffy. I am determined to nail this regimen. Anyone use herbal essence one cocleanser?
I have the pink one cleanser. I don't like it for myself, but like it for my dd.
 

ronie

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Recently flat iron so I will use that as my final length check. APL or closed to it?
Also check my AVI pic as the app seems to crash of attempt to post more than one pic in a post.


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I used some flexi rods to curl it, but when I finger combed, I ended up with those weird waves. But I rocked it anyways, lolll.
 

HairPleezeGrow

Natural.MediumFine.3c.
Recently flat iron so I will use that as my final length check. APL or closed to it?
Also check my AVI pic as the app seems to crash of attempt to post more than one pic in a post.

I used some flexi rods to curl it, but when I finger combed, I ended up with those weird waves. But I rocked it anyways, lolll.

I'd say very close! :)
 

crimsonpeach

Master Lurker
Here's my final length check of the year. I have been doing MHM for the last 3 months. I'm still in the process of slowly trimming damaged edges so I didn't retain as much as I would like but I would say I'm close to APL.
 

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Prettymetty

Natural/4b/medium-coarse
Here's my final length check of the year. I have been doing MHM for the last 3 months. I'm still in the process of slowly trimming damaged edges so I didn't retain as much as I would like but I would say I'm close to APL.

Girl you ARE Apl. Headed towards bsl actually
 

Evolving78

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Hair anoxeria is REAL! I can look at my pics and don't see APL. But I'll take it. APL has been the toughest for me to get to reach. Perhaps I don't believe it just yet. :grin:
I was thinking maybe your were waiting for your baby hairs to get to APL? Lol j/k yeah, you are way past APL and will be bsl tomorrow! Lol
 

iLurk

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think i'm back on track.
 

apple_natural

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I did a small length check. I'm assuming I'm going to need until next fall to make apl. ah well. At least it's not worse than I started this year
 
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