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Apl Challenge 2017

faithVA

Well-Known Member
Welcome to APL 2017. Everyone is welcome.


Post the following to join in

What length are you now?

Natural/Relaxed/Transitioning?

What's your regimen?

What's do you need to do/change to reach APL?

Goal areas: back, front, sides, crowns.

What's your goal month if any?


Post your starting pic of areas NOT APL.


The challenge will officially start on January 1st, 2017 and end December 31st, 2017. Please commit to checking in at least 1x a month to let us know you are on track and to support everyone else. Let's do what we can to keep this thread lively.

Post your starting pic by 12/31/2016.

Plan to post your reveal pic by 12/31/2017. You can post earlier if you reach APL any time in between.

We will have additional length checks or length updates at the end of
April 2017
August 2017


Post as many hair pics as you like because you know we love pics :yep:
 
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faithVA

Well-Known Member
What length are you now? Between NL and SL

Natural/Relaxed/Transitioning? Natural

What's your regimen? Wash weekly or every other week. Rollerset and then protective style with twists until the following wash day. Moisturize every 2 to 3 days.

What's do you need to do/change to reach APL? I have no clue. I need some good growth and some magical retention.

What's your goal month if any? December 2017. I have 5 inches to APL. I will have to retain every inch to make it. We shall see.

[If parts of your hair are already at APL, post a picture of the section you are trying to grow]
Post your starting pic:
 

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Evallusion

Yes, that's really me.
What length are you now?
NL

Natural/Relaxed/Transitioning?
Natural

What's your regimen?
Braids, braids and more braids

What's do you need to do/change to reach APL?
Nothing

Goal areas: errwhere

What's your goal month if any?
None
 

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Evolving78

Well-Known Member
NL
Relaxed

Wash and dc 2x a week
Blow dry and flat iron, and roller setting/flat ironing the roots
I plan on applying a clear gloss 1-2x a month
I will wear my hair out on wash day and wear it up between wash days to prevent snagging
I will use a Moisturizing detangling spray and leave-in cream to moisturize

In order to make APL, I need to work on my Moisture rentention to prevent from trimming frequently. I can retain more length, once I put the scissors down. I will again in April. I plan on stretching my relaxer for a total of six months . If it goes well, I will relax twice a year. I also plan on sticking with one product line for the whole year. I believe this will help with achieving the Moisture balance I need. I'm on the hunt for satin scrunchies again. I don't have the patience to make them.

My first goal is to make SL before, or by April. My end goal is APL Dec.
 

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faithVA

Well-Known Member
NL
Relaxed
Moisture and less trimming

Wash and dc 2x a week
Blow dry and flat iron, and roller setting/flat ironing the roots
I plan on applying a clear gloss 1-2x a month
I will wear my hair out on wash day and wear it up between wash days to prevent snagging

My first goal is to make SL before, or by April. My end goal is APL Dec. I will celebrate by getting some cute hair accessories and doing something vain, like posting a pic on social media.

I plan on stretching my relaxer for a total of six month. If it goes well, I will relax twice a year. I also plan on sticking with one product line for the whole year. I believe this will help with achieving the Moisture balance I need.
So what am I missing? Why are you answering questions from the SL challenge? Evallusion did the same thing.
 

gvin89

Active Member
I'm in here!!!!!

What length are you now? SL

Natural/Relaxed/Transitioning? Natural

What's your regimen? Wash and DC every other week. I use shampoo bars, Onesta, or Jane Carter. If I need to clarify, I'll use ORS Aloe Shampoo. I also have the Xcel-21 spray and will give that a shot. I usually style in 2-strand twists or flat twist updos. I plan to stay away from flat ironing, but use a blow dryer when it's time to trim.

What's do you need to do/change to reach APL? I have to work on moisturizing my hair daily...that's my downfall.

What's your goal month if any? I hope to hit APL by September, but will give myself the full year to get there.

Post your starting pic: standby...
 

DST1913

Well-Known Member
APL is my final goal. I don't want anything longer than that and I've never joined a challenge sooo hoping this will help

What length are you now? Between Collar Bone and APL

Natural/Relaxed/Transitioning? Transitioning

What's your regimen? Weekly - Pre Poo with oils and wash with Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Shampoo and Deep Condition under the steamer with Curl Junkie Curl Rehab. Light protein treatment every other week (still figuring out which one. Just tried Aphogee may stick with that but want to try Joico and ORS just to see). Clarifying once a month. Spraying with Aloe Vera Gel and using the LOC method wearing hair in bantu knot outs or 2 cornrows (what the youngins call "boxer braids"). Never thought I would wear them but tried it for vacay and they looked cute. I work from home mostly so will do the knot outs when I go in the office. In the summer I'm doing medium sized box braids.

What do you need to do/change to reach APL? I'm still figuring out how to retain length. I think moisture is key Need to be better with that.

What's your goal month if any? I don't have a monthly goal. My hair seems pretty dormant in the winter so I will gain most of this length in the summer. My hair also grows slowly so will need the full year.

You will see I need a trim which I will do to cut more of the relaxed ends off so my "what length are you now" answer will change

ETA a pic of the front which is right below collarbone

 

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PerfectlyFlawed

Well-Known Member
What length are you now?
CBL

Natural/Relaxed/Transitioning?
Relaxed

What's your regimen?
KISS, Prepoo when I wash/cowash/water rinse, D.C. Once to twice a week. Protein treatment atleast once a month.

What's do you need to do/change to reach APL?
Stay consistent and stop touching my hair

What's your goal month if any?
March/April to be grazing, July/August for full

Post your starting pic:
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faithVA

Well-Known Member
APL is my final goal. I don't want anything longer than that and I've never joined a challenge sooo hoping this will help

What length are you now? Between Collar Bone and APL

Natural/Relaxed/Transitioning? Transitioning

What's your regimen? Weekly - Pre Poo with oils and wash with Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Shampoo and Deep Condition under the steamer with Curl Junkie Curl Rehab. Light protein treatment every other week (still figuring out which one. Just tried Aphogee may stick with that but want to try Joico and ORS just to see). Clarifying once a month. Spraying with Aloe Vera Gel and using the LOC method wearing hair in bantu knot outs or 2 cornrows (what the youngins call "boxer braids"). Never thought I would wear them but tried it for vacay and they looked cute. I work from home mostly so will do the knot outs when I go in the office. In the summer I'm doing medium sized box braids.

What do you need to do/change to reach APL? I'm still figuring out how to retain length. I think moisture is key Need to be better with that.

What's your goal month if any? I don't have a monthly goal. My hair seems pretty dormant in the winter so I will gain most of this length in the summer. My hair also grows slowly so will need the full year.

You will see I need a trim which I will do to cut more of the relaxed ends off so my "what length are you now" answer will change
You are pretty much at APL and should be fully there by the summer.

Welcome to the challenge.
 

victory777

Well-Known Member
What length are you now? Somewhere near APL

Natural/Relaxed/Transitioning?
Natural
What's your regimen?
Wash once week: SM retention shampoo or Coastal Scents black shampoo
Deep condition: 1-2 times/week
Seal
Netwurks 21

What's do you need to do/change to reach APL?
Increase DCcs
Protective style
Dust ends


What's your goal month if any?
Sometime in 2017
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faithVA

Well-Known Member
What length are you now? Somewhere near APL

Natural/Relaxed/Transitioning?
Natural
What's your regimen?
Wash once week: SM retention shampoo or Coastal Scents black shampoo
Deep condition: 1-2 times/week
Seal
Netwurks 21

What's do you need to do/change to reach APL?
Increase DCcs
Protective style
Dust ends


What's your goal month if any?
Sometime in 2017
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Are you doing APL for the front?
 

bajandoc86

Lipstick Lover
I'm in.

Got my hair flat ironed + a deep trim. Was about 1 inch from APL but now back to about 2 inches from APL.

Sigh. Hopefully 2017 will be my year. In all fairness I went from NL to near APL in 2016, I did really good.

Goal month is July 2017. Will add details later today.
 
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