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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Healthy Hair Challenge | Spring Protective Styling Challenge 2016 1.4inches in 3 months!

Fine Natural Hair Growth
March Front Length: 8 inches
June Front Length: 9 inches
(+1 inch growth)


I absolutely love hair challenges!

Hair challenges keep me on track to succeeding my goals, while learn more about my hair in order to keep her healthy. I've finally reached the end of my healthy hair challenge.

Here are the results!


The Spring: Protective Styling Challenge 2016

The goal of this challenge is to continue to grow healthy hair and to retain the length grown over a 3 month period.

Pre-Set Theory

I'm reaching for the stars, but I believe I can retain an average of 1.5 inches of length grown in 3 months from SOLEY protective styling, massaging my scalp, and keeping a healthy hair regimen.

Rules

Take a picture of weekly protective styles and do the weekly challenges.


My Journey

April 3rd to June 26th (13 weeks) was the time frame.

My regimen was based on simplicity. I wanted to use healthy hair techniques to retain the length grown and to also learn more about my hair during this time. I also wanted to focus more on my bang and nape hair growth as well.

Here was my regimen I stuck with:
Fine, Natural Hair Regimen And Products
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Massaging - (4xs/weekly) - JBCO


Co wash - (weekly) Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle Conditioner 

Leave In - Aloe Vera Gel
Oils JBCO, EVCO, vitamin E, lavender, peppermint, rosehip, romsemary, lemongrass
All Oils - JBCO, EVOO, Sweet Almond Oil, EVCO, Lemongrass Essential, Peppermint Essential, Rosemary Essential, Lavender Essential




Protective Styles:

How To | Milk Maid/Halo Crown/Crown Twist On Fine, Natural Hair
Protective Style Series Vol 10.1 | Prepping The Hair For Long-Term Style   
Protective Style Series Vol 11.1 | HUGE and VOLUMINOUS FreeTress Bohemian Crochet Braids 

My Results:

Starting Length: 8in (front), 6in (back), 7in (sides), 9in (middle/top)
Ending Length: 9in (front), 8.5in (back), 8.5 in (sides), 9.5 in (middle/top)



Fine Natural Hair Growth
March Back Length: 6 inches
June Back Length: 8.5
(+2.5 inch growth)


Fine Natural Hair Growth

March Back Length: 6 inches

June Back Length: 8.5

(+2.5 inch growth)

Fine Natural Hair Growth
March Top/Middle Length: 9 inches
June Top/Middle Length: 9.5 inches
(0.5 inch growth)



Upcoming Season and Hopes

I am absolutely excited about my hair growth and the length retained during this healthy hair challenge. However, I noticed that the crown of my hair did experience breakage during those months because of the excessive pulling and tugging. Also, I concentrated more on my bang and nape hairline and neglected to baby my crown area.

My upcoming season will include: massaging my scalp at least 4xs weekly, rinsing with rice water, and implementing the Indian Oiling method for softer, shinier, and stronger hair.

Check out more challenge results and hair growth information!

My Hair Diary | Comparing 2013, 2014, And 2015
Hair Tips | 10 Tips to Longer, Healthier Natural Hair  
Hair Tips | "My Hair Wont Grow!" And Other Wacky Hair Myths
Hair Tips | When Your Hair Does Not Grow...


Natural hair says: There is no gimmick with this! Try doing a hair challenge for 3 months and document your journey weekly. Make sure to keep weekly pictures as well. You will definitely notice a difference in your hair at the end of the challenge.


Always Desire Your Natural,


Christina J


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