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BSL by Dec 2011

WaistLengthDreams

Well-Known Member
Challenge: BSL in 2011

Ok, Ladies! Here it is BSL by December 2011!!

BSL Challenge Starts: January 1, 2011
BSL Challenge Ends: December 31, 2011

Template to join
What's your regimen?
What Products are you using?
What are you specifically doing to achieve BSL in 2011?
In what month are you hoping to achieve BSL?
Please include a Starting pic:


Objectives:
  • Support each other as we try to reach our goals.
  • Share any useful tips, links, or information that you have.
  • Check in with the group at least monthly.
  • Make it to BSL!!!

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Official Progress Picture/Length Update Dates:
December 2010/January 2011
June 2011
December 2011
(The more pictures the better and of course let us know/see when you make it to BSL :grin:)​


Who wants in!
:theteam:
:trophy: = challengers who made BSL

Challengers:
.:Eden:.
.Wanji.
3jsmom
4everbeautifull1
4evershika
Afrobuttafly
afrochique
againstallodds
Aireen :trophy:
AlishaB
AlliCat :trophy:
Amoreofcurls
Amour
aprils13
Asha97
Aspire
babylone09
baddison
BahamaMama
BeautyGoesDutch
bellatiamarie
bellesocialite
belleza
bestblackgirl
Bigmommah
bign__17
blkbeauty
blueberryd
Boujoichic
brownbean96
BrownOcean
candy626 :trophy:
Carisa
catrina8211
CB1731
cbanks67 :trophy:
Chaosbutterfly :trophy:
Charz
chasturner84 :trophy:
CherryCherryBoomBoom
chickle
chickory_bee
Chocolatelove2010
Cinda2503
cmw45
cnelson258
cocoma
coyacoy
CreamTee
crystal beach
csmith4204 :trophy:
Danysedai
DaughterOfZion1
deesacasa
diadall
discodumpling
Diva_Esq :trophy:
divachyk :trophy:
Divafied3
djkforeal :trophy:
dollface0023
DRL100281
drmuffin
EbonyCPrincess
ebonyseas
ecadnacmc
EccentricRed
Elle97
ellehair
Eluv
esi.adokowa
EtherealEnigma
Etherealsmile
Evo-ny
ezina :trophy:
Fabu-lass
Fhrizzball
fivetimestwo
Flower in Bloom
fobaker
Forever in Bloom
glamazon386
goodwinmd1 :trophy:
GreenD
grow :trophy:
growth2come
guudhair
Guyaneek
Highly Favored8
hondahoney007
Honey Bee
Honey-Dip
Ijanei
ImanAdero
Incognitus
indarican
IntheMix08 :trophy:
Jaded10
Jade Feria
Jaded Faerie
Jamaicalovely
janda
janeemat
JennyKenny
Jewell
Judwill07
Kamilla16
Katherina :trophy:
keepithealthy
KenyaDoll
Kerryann
Keshieshimmer
Khaiya
KhandiB
kiesha8185
kassieme
KristenHair
Krystle~Hime
lacreolegurl
ladysaraii
LaFemmeNaturelle :trophy:
Legally Natural
Lexsmarie
lilanie
lisajames96
Lolita1987
LongCurlz
lovelymissyoli
Luscious850
Lute
LuvLiLocks
maddywoo
Malaika1
Mandy4610
maryb
Melissa Daniel
Meloe18
Miss_C
MissAn
MissHoney26
Missi
MissLadie
MissMed07
Mona123
mousee09
mrs.melton08
MrsLepe
Ms. Tiki
ms_b_haven06 :trophy:
ms.blue :trophy:
ms-gg
ms.tatiana :trophy:
MsKikiStar
MsPlatinumbsf
MsSonya
mstar
MsWowFactor
My-Foolish-Heart
Mystic
Mz.Shazia
mzsophisticated26
nappystorm
Natural Hair Princess
NaturalBeauty<3
Nelli04
NewBeginnings2010
nickpoopie
NinasLongAmbition
Nissi
NYDee
OffTopic
ojemba :trophy:
omegachick31
phyl73
Polished07
Poohbear
prettyhair73
PrettyinPink001
prettywhitty
QTee :trophy:
Queliq7
s1b000
sajjy
Samoneisthebest
ScorpioBeauty09
Seamonster :trophy:
SingBrina
shasha8685
sj73
SlantedEyezMiss2003
Sophiabelul
SouthernStunner
sthrnlady
sunhun
SunshineStell
surecutie
Sweetpeadee
Taina
Tara_Iggles_is_back
TdotGirl
thecurlycamshow :trophy:
TheLovelyStyle
ThinkLongLush
TiffyNikki
Tishi
tmarie90
tmkersha
Topnotch1010
TruMe
Vonnieluvs08
Wanderland
Wanjii
whilrwind296
Wish4length
xSweetxCaramelx
YaniraNaturally :trophy:
yoli184
YoursTrulyRE
 
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WaistLengthDreams

Well-Known Member
Regimen + Products:
CHELATING POO: Mizani Phormula 7 (monthly)
SHAMPOO: Nexxus Therrape (weekly)
PROTEIN: Aphogee Green Tea Keratin Mist or Aphogee 2 minute reconstructor
DC: Nexxus Humectress + AOHSR + Roux PC + Honey or GVP Conditioning Balm (weekly for 30 min)
LEAVE-IN: GVP PM The Conditioner or GVP Potion 7 + Fermodyl 619 extra strength

HEAT PROTECTANT: Redken Heat Glide (blow drying) and Chi Silk Infusion(if I'm flat ironing).

COWASH: VO5 Silky Experiences Champagne Kiss or EQP Stimulating Scalp

STYLING: I rollerset, airdry or flat iron.

MOISTURIZER: water + Motions Nourish or Hawaiian Silky Miracle Worker (daily when bunning)
SEALANT: Vatika Oil, Aphogee Essential Oils, Proclaim Glossifier. (often)

To achieve BSL:
  • Relaxing every 12 to 16 weeks.
  • Protective Styling as much as possible.

Goal Month: December 2011

Starting pic:
 

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JJamiah

Well-Known Member
I was early last year too, LOL Figured with all the other threads starting I want to make sure it is taken over :)

Much love thanks INthemix and good luck to all the ladies with the BSL 2011 Challenge :)
 

WaistLengthDreams

Well-Known Member
I was early last year too, LOL Figured with all the other threads starting I want to make sure it is taken over :)

Much love thanks INthemix and good luck to all the ladies with the BSL 2011 Challenge :)

Thanks for passing the torch, JJamiah! Good luck with MBL/WL!
 

Missi

New Member
This is early but I'm cool....yay...BSL here we come.


What's your regimen?
Shampoo 1st w/ Gro Aut Regimen -> Creme of Nature (blue)
Condition w/ Ultra Black Hair Con (protein) / Hydratherma Naturals (Moisture)
Co-Wash / Protective Styling / Direct Heat 2x a month

What Products are you using?
-ayurvedic (Amla, Shikakai Oils, rinses, Gro-Aut Oil, Leave-in, & Shampoo) -ceramides (Leave-in, UBH DC, Wheat Germ Oil, serum) - others (UBH lotion, Keracare HB, EVOO)

What are you specifically doing to achieve BSL in 2011?
-wash or co-wash hair in pigtails or 4 pigtails
-rollset ponytails and lay scarf over head so my front lays flat)
-air dry in rollers & place hair in a banana clip
(so my hair is flat in the front but my ponytail is curly from the rollers.
REQUIRES (NO HEAT or DAILY PONYTAILS)

In what month are you hoping to achieve BSL?
June 2011 (i believe APL & BSL are 3 inches apart (6 months)

Please include a Starting pic: -i guess I'll post nxt time i straighten my hair. Currently on a 6 month stretch & using no heat)
 
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jaded_faerie

Well-Known Member
Regimen + Products:
SHAMPOO: MoroccanOil Moisture Repair Shampoo (bi-weekly)
CONDITIONER: MoroccanOil Moisture Repair Conditioner (bi-weekly)
DC: MoroccanOil Intense Hydrating Mask (bi-weekly)
EXTRA TREATMENT: ACV rinse (bi-weekly)

STYLING: wigs + weaves

MOISTURIZER: Hawaiian Silky 14in1


To achieve BSL:
Protective styling
little heat

Goal Month: December 2011

Starting pic:
 
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topnotch1010

Real Housewife of Houston
I'm in. I hope to reach BSL by next summer, that's if I can reach APL by my birthday (Nov. 8). But I know I can reach it by Dec '11 easily. I'm mobile right now so I'll be back with my reggie and starting pics.
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Update with reggie and starting pic:
I'm a relaxed non-stretcher. I co-wash through the week after I exercise and wet bun. I rollerset on the weekends.

What Products are you using?
HE LTR & coconut oil

What are you specifically doing to achieve BSL in 2011?
Protective styling, drinking lots of water, exercising, and no cuts only s&d.

In what month are you hoping to achieve BSL?
4th of July 2011. I won't be mad if I don't make it by then though. I'll just keep trying.

Please include a Starting pic:

 
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WaistLengthDreams

Well-Known Member
Thanks for joining ladies!! I figured with all the other 2011/2012 challenges popping up, there was no reason we couldn't get started as well! HHG!

Anyone else up for the challenge?
 

Highly Favored8

Well-Known Member
Please Count me in...Answers in Green Bolded-
What's your regimen?
I am relaxed. I stretch for 12-16 weeks at a time.
What Products are you using?
KeraCare Creme Hairdress, and JBCO
What are you specifically doing to achieve BSL in 2011?
Just wearing protective styles and leaving my hair alone.
In what month are you hoping to achieve BSL?
12-31-11
Please include a Starting pic:
 
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NikkiQ

Well-Known Member
What's your regimen? Cowash 2-3x per week/DC weekly/apply Bee Mine every other day/PS the entire time
What Products are you using? VO5 and Suave condish for cowash/Silk Elements Cholesterol for DC/Bee Mine Growth Serum/Profectiv Daily Leave In Strengthener
What are you specifically doing to achieve BSL in 2011? PS's,moisturize,and sulfur!
In what month are you hoping to achieve BSL? I'm leaving that one open


my starting pic was taken at 9-10 weeks post. I'm pushing 13 now.
 

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newbeginnings2010

Well-Known Member
Joining!

What's your regimen? DC once a week. Cowash once a week. Protein treat once every 2 months, spritz hair with water for daily moisture, ponytail airdry. Bunning daily.

What Products are you using? For now I'm using Burt's Bees Shampoo, Silicon Mix as a DC, Aussie Moist as a cowash, Hot Six Oil, She Moisture Shea Butter Masque for air drying

What are you specifically doing to achieve BSL in 2011? Transitioning, protective styling for 2 years

In what month are you hoping to achieve BSL? I think I can make it by July 2011

Please include a Starting pic: Sorry about the jacked-up bra. My good ones are in the washing machine right now. :lol: (The picture is just the hair at my nape airdried.)

ETA: I'm about 6 inches from BSB in my bras that fit right. I may update this pic to be more accurate a little later. Ends look crappy because of all the unstretched NG.


 
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wish4length

Active Member
Okay, I'm in! (Peer pressure buddy is eating this up!)

What's your regimen? Wish I could tell you....
What Products are you using? OCT, SCurl, Aphogee, QP Elasta, Castor Oil
What are you specifically doing to achieve BSL in 2011? Protective styling and moisturizingIn what month are you hoping to achieve BSL?.....I'm gonna say December and hope I reach that!Please include a Starting pic: My fotki has a starting pic marked 7-19-10
 

LushLox

Well-Known Member
Oh yes, I want some of that! :grin:

Regi

Steam DC minimum once per week

Protein Treatments
UBH Deep conditioner, I alternate this with
Aveda Damage Remedy

I protein treat my hair weekly for 20-30 minutes then follow up immediately after with moisture conditioners.

Moisture Conditioners
I rotate the following products:-

L'Occitane Repairing Shine Mask
Kerastase Masquintense
Silk Element Moisturising Treatments

I also use 'specialist' type products on a fortnightly/monthly basis, these include:-

Kerastase Aqua Oleum
Biolage Hydratherapie vials
Biolage Fortetherapie vials

Maintenance and Styling
I moisturise my hair once daily, usually in the evening. What I use is dependant on how far along I am post relaxer. I currently use:-

NTM Triple Moisture - this works best for the first 6-8 weeks post relaxer
Darcy Botanicals Peach Kernal Moisturiser - this is just the right consistency to deal with thick dry new growth. I only seal my hair when I feel I need it, certainly not every day.

I've been using Bee Mine's Luscious Balanced Moisturiser for about a week - this is lovely stuff. You only need a teeny amount and it beautifully moisturises - none of this heavy limp look.

For styling after my DC I will usually roller set, on other days I will either use flexi rods or pin curls. I use Aveda Universal Styling Creme with a few drops of Aveda Emollient this combo gives my hair a nice polished look. I bun at least two days out of the working week and my hair is always up when I'm at home. The last four weeks of my stretch my hair is up every day.

I do a relaxer touch up no more than three times a year. I'm trying to avoid direct heat dependency but when I do I will only straighten the roots. The only time that the whole length is straightened is when I relax.
 
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GreenD

New Member
Hi I want to join. I was a bit over ambitious and had to drop out of BSL for this year, so I'm sure I'll make it next year.

I hope to be BSL between June/July 2011.

Here's my regi:
-cowash twice a week, baggy when necessary.
-clarify when necessary,
-trim once a year
-straighten once-twice per year
-keep hair braided under wigs as my PS
-moisturize w/spritz twice a day

I've attached my starting pics. I have 2 more inches to APL (which I should make by Dec.) and then another 3 to get to BSL. I forgot to factor in that I'll be trimming my hair next June, so I should be at BSL by July/Aug (somewhere around there).
 

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Avan207

New Member
Count me IN!!
I finally figured out my summer routine and have my winter routine downpat. I am bsb right now and plan to be BSL by 4/2011 with is actually my goal length.

For Summer I got a trim to get off the last of the overprocessed hair
-wash as needed, could be 1x could be 3 depending on what I've been up to
-clarify as needed because I am using "grease" on my ends (ended my splits and seals in moisture)
- DCing with every wash (mostly major moisture , protein every 2nd followed by a moisturizing DC
-80% airdry, blowdry, one flatiron a wash with heat protector spray
- flexirod length for loose curls
-sleep in satin bonnet
-calcium and 5000mgs biotin
 

MissAn

Member
I'M IN


What's your regimen? relax-stretch 12 weeks, co-wash mid of week, pre-poo then poo on weekend, rollerset or wetbun, protien as needed, no direct heat if i can help it, will trim at Full BSL, that's all folks

What Products are you using? Using up my stash as part of my debt diet

What are you specifically doing to achieve BSL in 2011? little heat as possible, staying healthy

In what month are you hoping to achieve BSL? April 2011, 2 yr anniversary, factoring in good retention and trim

Please include a Starting pic:


 

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Aireen

Well-Known Member
I'd like to join, I'm already in a WL 2011 challenge but since this is BSL it's a given. :) I'm APL now but I believe I can do this AND get to WSL by December 2011.

What's your regimen?: Shampoo → Condition → Blowdry. (After blowdrying I either leave my hair, wrap it, or twirl it into a bun.)
What Products are you using?: I'm basically trying to use up a stash of products so there's no set products at the moment, I just use whatever I feel like. I will be dropping in to recommend good conditioners though. :grin::grin:
What are you specifically doing to achieve BSL in 2011?: Keeping it as simple as possible, protecting my hair every night, taking vitamins as regularly as possible, and increasing my water intake along with decreasing my fast food consumption.
In what month are you hoping to achieve BSL?: Hopefully by January 2011, if not then anytime between January-March (winter months).
Please include a Starting pic: Below.
 

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B3e

Active Member
I'm in! I seem to be collecting challenges as well...smh but I'm grateful they are not just randomly joining things, but rather joining things that fit into my personal goals.

Regimen: Co-wash—Tue & Thur; Shampoo—Sun
After every wash: Seal water in with oil (apply leave-in and seal on non-wash days) and apply MT
Products: Suave, Vo5, Almond Oil, EVOO, Africa's Best Ultimate Herbal Oil
Ideal BSL Month: March '11
Plan: Protective styling, maintaining moisture
Starting Pic: I will post a starting pic in my fokti once I am out of braids.
 

grow

Well-Known Member
i'm back.....

Reggie: cowash regularly, moisturize and seal regularly, whole head baggy at night, baggy bun during the day

Products using: MT or M-T-G, jbco, evoo, coconut oil, kukui oil and too many other oils to list, Ayurveda, Aloe Vera, Porosity Control, all Aubrey Organics Conditioners, Jason and Giovanni Conditioners, Jane Carter Replenishing Conditioner, Dudley's DRC 28, Joico: K-pak and Intense Hydrator

What i'm doing to achieve this goal: i massage and tap my scalp daily. i'm also in the "hide your hair" challenge and every other challenge concerning protective styles, wet bunning, etc.... i drink a raw egg daily, i do coffee and tea rinses, i stretch my perms to at least 3 months, i eat healthy foods rich in protein, drink loads of water (about a gallon a day, more in the summer), and juice important hair growing veggies as often as i can. i also research, reseach and research alot.
i almost forgot: i use NO HEAT

Which month do i plan to achieve BSL: my back ends (which are a little below APL now) should hit BSL early on in the year. my shorter lengths (bangs, sides, crown)...will take quite a while....

Starting Picture: is the picture on the right in my siggy, taken about 3 weeks ago.

personally, i have to say "thank you" for starting this challenge so early because now, i already feel less "pressure" about the BSL 2010 challenge i'm in for this year!
it's like all that stress has been removed and i can go back to being grateful for the growth i've already got, instead of holding my breath, trying to make it by this december, lol!
 
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