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Sl 2018 Challenge

Kells

Well-Known Member
:arrowdown:YOU'RE GETTING SL in 2018!
:arrowleft:YOU'RE GETTING SL in 2018!
:arrowright:YOU'RE GETTING SL in 2018
:arrowup:WE'RE ALL GETTING SL IN 2018!!!:circle:


For those of us that are continuing on from the 2017 challenge, let's make 2018 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, 2018. 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 1/1/2018.

Plan to post your reveal pic by 12/31/2018.
You can post earlier if you reach SL any time in between.

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


Length Check & Updates
By or Before January 1, 2018............Post Starting Pic
April 1, 2018.......................1st length check/update
July 1, 2018........................2nd length check/update
October 1, 2018..................3rd length check/update
December 30, 2018.............Final Reveal
 

Kells

Well-Known Member
Copy & Paste from previous SL challenges (w/ minor edits) set for 2018!!
I'm only posting this challenge for participation and as a placeholder & will not be moderating this challenge thread.
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We still have 12 more days of growth to go before starting the challenge, so I'll post my stats closer to the end of the year.
 

VinaytheMrs

Loving Life
What length are you now?
  • Neck/Collar bone length
Natural/Relaxed/Transitioning?
  • Natural
What's your plan to reach SL?
  • Wearing only my hair with the exception of box braids. I really need to get an understanding of what my hair needs.
  • Aryurvedic practices
What's your regimen?
  • Straightening once every other month. I can go 5 weeks or more with perfectly straight hair. Deep condition every wash.
  • Making a whipped shea butter. I think this will help with retention.
  • Trimming every 3-4 months if needed.
  • Scalp massages.
  • Oil on ends when straight 1-2x week. Wrap or pin curl.
  • Wash & gos
How will you celebrate/reward yourself when you reach SL?
  • Purchase hair products.
  • A nice dryer from Sally’s!
Anything else you want to share?
  • I’m happy to be here! Let’s work!
*adding pics by 1/1.
 
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Kells

Well-Known Member
What length are you now?
TWA.

Natural/Relaxed/Transitioning?
Natural.

What's your plan to reach SL?
To keep my regimen simple & consistent as much as possible.

What's your regimen?
-Ayurvedic tea or mud 2x a week.
-DC 2x a week.
-Whipped Shea in hair 2-3x a week.


How will you celebrate/reward yourself when you reach SL?
Not sure.

Anything else you want to share?
I'm having a small issue with iron, so I'll be correcting my iron & vitamin D levels as well to combat shedding and hair loss.

Post your starting pic:
Having an issue uploading pics but will def. get them up.

ETA: Sometime during the first quarter, I'll be getting a Komaza haircare analysis as well.
 
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VinaytheMrs

Loving Life
I'm no where near APL:perplexed: . If you two are close to shoulder length @VinaytheMrs @Kells, I think you should join the APL challenge. I'm having scalp issues so I don't know if I'll make NL this year:pullhair:. Until I fix that, I'll just continue to lurk :curtain:.
I understand! I see a few that are NL in the APL challenge. My hair will just hit the shoulders by December. I'm a SLOW grower lol. Good luck to you!
 

simplyconfident

Well-Known Member
Post the following to join in

What length are you now?
Mid neck.

Natural/Relaxed/Transitioning?
Relaxed and happy!

What's your plan to reach SL?
Keep it simple.

What's your regimen?
Relax every 6 weeks in the salon.
Wash weekly with KeraCare Detangling Shampoo.
DC weekly with Purelogy conditioner.
Flat iron once a week.
Moisturize as needed with Hyrdathermal Naturals moisturizer.

How will you celebrate/reward yourself when you reach SL?
I wish to color my hair if it healthy.

Anything else you want to share?
Nope.

Post your starting pic:
Coming soon.
 

Kells

Well-Known Member
Updates!!

So I remember when I tried to update my starting pics in January, they wouldn't upload then and still aren't uploading now.
These are updated pics from today.
 

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Kells

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@VinaytheMrs I'm sorry I'm ultra late!!

Maybe everyone decided to join the APL after all but I'm just here to update my 3 Month progress although my January starting pics still won't upload.

But as you can see with my hair, I'm slowly getting out of the TWA phase so it's FINALLY getting a *little* stretch on it.

I wouldn't want to join the APL challenge now; I feel like I'd be in it forever! so if I'm in this thread by myself that's okay

So while writing THIS post though, I just tried to upload my OLD pics and these worked!!

These are few months before the challenge.
The shorter TWA was in October.
The next one was in November.
 

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VinaytheMrs

Loving Life
I’m still here @Kells, you are making good progress! I’ve been under a wig after some heat damage. I think I can still make SL this year. I will get some pics posted tomorrow!
 

Kells

Well-Known Member
Will be washing today.

My wash day regimen has gone from twice a week to once a week.

Ayurvedic tea bath for my hair, deep condition, slather it all in shea butter mix and bun it.
The shea butter mix has been retaining every MILLIMETER of my strands!!
So far, I'm on track to make SL this year:toocool:
 

Kells

Well-Known Member
MY FINAL REVEAL:
Sides are brushing CBL.
Back is CBL.
Bangs are right at the top of my lip.

November 2017 vs. December 2018
 

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