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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Healthy Hair Challenge | Fall Back To The Basics Challenge 2016 1 inch in 3 months!

Fine Natural Hair Growth In 3 Months

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 Fall: Back To The Basics | Treatment Mode 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 am planning for longer, stronger, curly-defined, and healthy hair along with 1.5 inches in 3 months by going back to the basics of weekly:

  1. Pre Poo - use coffee oil overnight before washing/massage with JBCO 3-5 times/weekly
  2. Protein and DC treatments - use both weekly
  3. AVJ and Hair And Body Oil - weekly after washing
  4. Protective Styling - 5 days IN/2 days OUT (long-term if needed)
  5. Healthy Diet - strict diet of water, fruits/veggies, and exercise


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

My Journey

October 2 to December 25(13 weeks) was the time frame.

My regimen was based on focusing on the health and strength of my hair, by doing simple healthy hair practices.

Regimen and Products

Massaging - (4xs/weekly) - JBCO and Coffee Oil (Wash Day)
Clarifying Shampoo: Suave Clarifying Poo
Moisturizing Shampoo: Carols Daughter Black Vanilla Moisture Sulfate-Free Shampoo
CoWash/Conditioner: Carols Daughter Black Vanilla Moisture Hydrating Conditioner

Stylers - Eco Styler Olive Oil Styling Gel, Shea Moisture Sacha Inchi Oil Omega-3-6-9 Rescue + Repair Curl Defining Smoothie, Shea Moisture Sacha Inchi Rescue + Repair Twist + Lock Gel

Butters: mango, raw cocoa, Shea butter
Powders: cocoa beans, hibiscus, Amla
Vitamins: multivitamin
DIY Oils - Hair And Body Oil All Oils/Juices - JBCO, EVOO, Sweet Almond Oil, Coconut Oil, Lemongrass Essential, Peppermint Essential, Rosemary Essential, Lavender Essential, Aloe Vera Juice 

My Results:

Fine Natural Hair Growth
June Front Length: 10 inches
September Front Length: 11 inches
(+1 inch growth)

Fine Natural Hair Growth
June Back Length: 9.5 inches
September Back Length: 10 inches
(+0.5 inch growth)

Fine Natural Hair Growth
September Side Length: 9.5 inches
December Side Length: 10 inches
(+0.5 inch growth)

Fine Natural Hair GrowthSeptember Side Length: 9.5 inches
December Side Length:  10 inches
(+0.5 inch growth)

Upcoming Season and Hopes

My crown breakage has gotten much better and I'm not as sensitive in the crown area. I'm still working on less stressful styles, adding more moisture and oils, and sectioning that part off separately. I see that my hair has become thicker in that area and is softer than it was. I will continue to focus on my crown hair to ensure maximum health. 

My upcoming season will continue with the BACK TO THE BASICS theme, focusing on the healthy diet.

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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