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Sl 2016 Challenge

faithVA

Well-Known Member
For those of us that are continuing on from the 2015 challenge, let's make 2016 the year. For those of you joining for the first time, welcome.

Post the following to join in

What length are you now?

Natural/Relaxed/Transitioning?

What's your plan to reach SL?

What's your regimen?

How will you celebrate/reward yourself when you reach SL?

Anything else you want to share?

Post your starting pic:


The challenge will officially start on January 1st, 2015. With a fresh new year before us, please commit to checking in at least 1x a month to let us know you are on track and to support everyone else.

Post your starting pic by 12/30/2015.

Plan to post your reveal pic by 12/30/2016. You can post earlier if you reach SL any time in between.

We will have additional length checks or length updates on
April 1, 2016 (no April's fools )
July 1, 2016
October 1, 2016

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


Thread Dates
December 30, 2015 ............Post Starting Pic
April 1, 2016.......................1st length check/update
July 1, 2016........................2nd length check/update
October 1, 2016..................3rd length check/update
December 30, 2016.............Final Reveal

Challenger
AbsyBlvd
bajandoc86 :congrats:
Evallusion
faithVA
Janet
KammyGirl
KiWiStyle
Love2Live
LexiDior
shortdub
Tangles
 
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faithVA

Well-Known Member
What length are you now? NL

Natural/Relaxed/Transitioning? Natural

What's your plan to reach SL?
Protective Style, More Protein Treatments and taking better care of my ends. I also need to take my vitamins, eat better and exercise.

What's your regimen?
I'm currently doing MHM using Terraveda Organix products. I cowash every 3 to 4 days and use shampoo once a month. I do protein every 4 to 6 weeks. I wear my hair in flat twists 95%of the time.

How will you celebrate/reward yourself when you reach SL? I will buy a few products that I want to try.

Anything else you want to share?

Post your starting pic:
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Tangles

Well-Known Member
I'm taking the plunge. My first actual challenge as oppose to lurking in them. I've been waiting to join a 2016 growth challenge for those of us with short hair..... Thanks Faith.

Post the following to join in

What length are you now? TWA

Natural/Relaxed/Transitioning? Gray Natural

What's your plan to reach SL? Low manipulation styles; more deep conditioning; minimal comb/brush use; increase exercise; drink more water; eat more protein; leaving the scissors in the drawer; and stop pulling and twisting (not the hairstyle) my hair.

What's your regimen? For now since the weather is cooling off; Comb coils/coil out for a total of two weeks while moisturizing every other day; MHM after taking out coils; deep condition every 3 days until comb coils are re-installed.
Anything else you want to share? One year ago 11-11-14 I shaved my head (my husband did it for me) and so far I've managed to retain 3.12-3.25 in. Doesn't sound like much but with all the bad hair habits I have, that's an achievement. MHM has been a game changer for me; no wash and goes for me, but just having the knowledge about what to look for in products and finding what products work for my hair has saved me so much time and money.
How will you celebrate/reward yourself when you reach SL? I would like to dye the lower part of the back of my hair(from ear to ear) a soft black...not sure how that would look but I'm itching to do it.
Post your starting pic: Will post Dec 30
 
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faithVA

Well-Known Member
I'm taking the plunge. My first actual challenge as oppose to lurking in them. I've been waiting to join a 2016 growth challenge for those of us with short hair..... Thanks Faith.

Post the following to join in

What length are you now? TWA

Natural/Relaxed/Transitioning? Gray Natural

What's your plan to reach SL? Low manipulation styles; more deep conditioning; minimal comb/brush use; increase exercise; drink more water; eat more protein; leaving the scissors in the drawer; and stop pulling and twisting (not the hairstyle) my hair.

What's your regimen? For now since the weather is cooling off; Comb coils/coil out for a total of two weeks while moisturizing every other day; MHM after taking out coils; deep condition every 3 days until comb coils are re-installed.
Anything else you want to share? One year ago 11-11-14 I shaved my head (my husband did it for me) and so far I've managed to retain 3.12-3.25 in. Doesn't sound like much but with all the bad hair habits I have, that's an achievement. MHM has been a game changer for me; no wash and goes for me, but just having the knowledge about what to look for in products and finding what products work for my hair has saved me so much time and money.

Post your starting pic: Will post Dec 30

Welcome @Tangles. Hopefully your second year brings you great growth and retention. Seems like you learned quite a bit from the first year. Also glad to have another MHM sister on board. I think you will enjoy hanging out with us. There are a lot of nice ladies in the 2015 thread that will be joining us.
 

Evolving78

Well-Known Member
What length are you now?

Natural/Relaxed/Transitioning?

What's your plan to reach SL?

What's your regimen?

Anything else you want to share?
1. twa/tapered fade
2.natural
3. Just let it grow. Wash, DC, twist styles, wash and go
4. I don't really have one at this point. My hair is 3 inches at the top and 1/4 of an inch on sides and back.

I want to grow my style out in stages, so SL may take all of next year for me. My goal is a pony puff with an undercut 2017.
 

LdyKamz

Well-Known Member
What length are you now? Neck Length

Natural/Relaxed/Transitioning? Natural (straighten regularly)

What's your plan to reach SL? Rollersets and more protein. I think a hard protein 1x a month will change things for me.

What's your regimen? 1x week wash, dc (moisture and light protein mixed together) under dryer for 15 minutes.

Moisturize: This depends on how I'm styling. It will always either be It's a 10 Miracle Leave in w/Keratin or Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl and Style Milk. Style and leave it alone until next wash day. Last week of the month hard protein treatment (Nexxus Emergencee)

How will you celebrate/reward yourself when you reach SL? I want some clip in extensions! I'll try not to ruin all my progress wearing my hair out but that'll be my treat to myself.


Post your starting pic: Will post on Dec. 30th since my hair will be straight that week.
 
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YesToHair!

4C/hi-po/Fine strands/med-low density.
SL would be a little bit ambitious for me since i BC to 1/2 inch last month..

Intend on lurking and cheering from the side-lines....go ladies!:clap:
 

faithVA

Well-Known Member
Ladies I added a question to the original post.

How will you celebrate/reward yourself when you reach SL?

Consider adding the answer to your original post. For many of us getting to SL is challenging so we should reward ourselves when we get there.
 

LdyKamz

Well-Known Member
What length are you now? i dont know my hair is layered

Natural/Relaxed/Transitioning? relaxed

What's your plan to reach SL? leave my hair alone


Post your starting pic:

What's your regimen? I'll be stalking everyone's regimen in here to see if there's something that can help me get this hair moving faster. Lol
 

jennifer30

Well-Known Member
Thank you. I think we will all make it in 2016. I have a long way to go though. The good news is that with each quarter it gets easier to style my hair which makes the journey a little easier.
yeah i was hoping to reach apl next year but it doesnt look like that will happen..lol
 

faithVA

Well-Known Member
yeah i was hoping to reach apl next year but it doesnt look like that will happen..lol
It's really too early to tell. If you can leave your hair alone for 3 months, then you can really get a handle on your growth and retention rate. After you know that you can predict.

Your hair is longer than mine so you are closer to SL and APL than I am. If you can control your retention you can get 6" next year and if not APL be really close. But you will have to change how you do things. Drop what didn't work for you this year so you give yourself a good chance.
 

jennifer30

Well-Known Member
It's really too early to tell. If you can leave your hair alone for 3 months, then you can really get a handle on your growth and retention rate. After you know that you can predict.

Your hair is longer than mine so you are closer to SL and APL than I am. If you can control your retention you can get 6" next year and if not APL be really close. But you will have to change how you do things. Drop what didn't work for you this year so you give yourself a good chance.
awww thanks...yeah i think i might i have to change something..and like you said leave it alone for sometime
 

LdyKamz

Well-Known Member
I may not straighten my hair so here are some starting pics. The first one is after I flat ironed for a trim which ended up being a cut. That was about 2 weeks ago. The second pic is after I put some curls in with the flat iron. I have a long way to go.

I'm trying to figure out how to post the pics directly in the thread from my phone instead of as an attachment.

Eta: photos removed. Start pics on the next page.
 
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LdyKamz

Well-Known Member
Just ordered my hair analysis from Komaza. I had one done in 2013 when I didn't really understand my hair very well and I was relaxed then anyway. I big chopped shortly after that. So this has been a long time coming.
 

faithVA

Well-Known Member
I may not straighten my hair so here are some starting pics. The first one is after I flat ironed for a trim which ended up being a cut. That was about 2 weeks ago. The second pic is after I put some curls in with the flat iron. I have a long way to go.

I'm trying to figure out how to post the pics directly in the thread from my phone instead of as an attachment.
1. Click upload file
2. Browse for time
3. Choose document if you have already taken the photo or camera if you are taking the photo now. (This may vary by phone)
4. Click close
5. Repeat steps 1 through 4 until you have uploaded all of the pics
6. Click More Options
7. Scroll down. You should see the pictures you just uploaded
8. The 1st option will insert all of the pictures or you can insert one picture at a time.

Let me know if this works.
 

faithVA

Well-Known Member
Just ordered my hair analysis from Komaza. I had one done in 2013 when I didn't really understand my hair very well and I was relaxed then anyway. I big chopped shortly after that. So this has been a long time coming.
Cool. I hope your results are good. I have considered getting another one done. Haven't decided yet.
 

faithVA

Well-Known Member
I'm back in flat twist. I need to wash and set my wig so I'm ready to hide my hair after the holidays. I would love to hide my hair for at least a month.

I'm also considering putting in some kinky twists or something similar.
 

bajandoc86

Lipstick Lover
I'm in!

What length are you now?
Somewhere betweeen NL and SL.

Natural/Relaxed/Transitioning?
Natural

What's your plan to reach SL?
Protetctive style (mainly under wigs) for all of 2016.
Avoid doing my hair when I am tired/frustrated.

What's your regimen?
M&S 2x a week
GHE x1 a week
Wash/DC/Blowdry/get braided up every 2 weeks
Remind myself to handle my hair gently and with patience (this one is hard)
See Reniece every 3 months for reassessment and some TLC.
How will you celebrate/reward yourself when you reach SL?

Anything else you want to share?
Hoping to reach SL by my birthday in Sept.

Post your starting pic:
 

faithVA

Well-Known Member
I'm in!

What length are you now?
Somewhere betweeen NL and SL.

Natural/Relaxed/Transitioning?
Natural

What's your plan to reach SL?
Protetctive style (mainly under wigs) for all of 2016.
Avoid doing my hair when I am tired/frustrated.

What's your regimen?
M&S 2x a week
GHE x1 a week
Wash/DC/Blowdry/get braided up every 2 weeks
Remind myself to handle my hair gently and with patience (this one is hard)
See Reniece every 3 months for reassessment and some TLC.
How will you celebrate/reward yourself when you reach SL?

Anything else you want to share?
Hoping to reach SL by my birthday in Sept.

Post your starting pic:

Little did I know when I said I wanted to see your hair more often that you would be joining my challenge :woohoo:

What products do you use when you blow dry your hair?
 

LdyKamz

Well-Known Member
1. Click upload file
2. Browse for time
3. Choose document if you have already taken the photo or camera if you are taking the photo now. (This may vary by phone)
4. Click close
5. Repeat steps 1 through 4 until you have uploaded all of the pics
6. Click More Options
7. Scroll down. You should see the pictures you just uploaded
8. The 1st option will insert all of the pictures or you can insert one picture at a time.

Let me know if this works.
Ahh I see! Thanks!!! When I scroll all the way to the bottom I see all of the pics I downloaded and the very first thing is an attachment that says thumbnail or full image. If I click full image on that then post the pics will go right into the thread instead of an attachment.
 

LdyKamz

Well-Known Member
I'm in!

What length are you now?
Somewhere betweeen NL and SL.

Natural/Relaxed/Transitioning?
Natural

What's your plan to reach SL?
Protetctive style (mainly under wigs) for all of 2016.
Avoid doing my hair when I am tired/frustrated.

What's your regimen?
M&S 2x a week
GHE x1 a week
Wash/DC/Blowdry/get braided up every 2 weeks
Remind myself to handle my hair gently and with patience (this one is hard)
See Reniece every 3 months for reassessment and some TLC.
How will you celebrate/reward yourself when you reach SL?

Anything else you want to share?
Hoping to reach SL by my birthday in Sept.

Post your starting pic:
You're a client of Reniece? Jealous! I'm trying to learn her straightening method...like everyone else on this board. Lol
 
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