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Saturday, June 23, 2018

Healthy Hair Challenge | Spring Deep Moisture Challenge 2018

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 Moisture Challenge 2018

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 can retain an average of 1.5 inches of length grown in 3 months from keeping a healthy hair regimen by moisturizing at least 3x a week with protective styling 5 days out of the week.


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

My Journey

Mielle Organics Products
April to June (13 weeks) was the time frame.

My regimen was based on simplicity. I wanted to use healthy hair techniques like the LOC (leave-in conditioner, oil, and cream) as well as keeping up with my protective styles to retain the length grown and to also learn more about my hair during this time.

Regimen and Products

Massage and Detangle: Mielle Organics Mint Almond Oil and Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle Conditioner
Cleanse: Mielle Organics Babassu Oil Conditioning Sulfate-Free Shampoo, Raw African Black Soap 
DC: Mielle Organics Babassu Oil and Mint Deep Conditioner
Protein: Green Tea, Henna Gloss
Water Bottle: Fenugreek-Chamomile Mist
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Leave in: Mielle Organics White Peony Leave-In Conditioner, Mielle Organics Pomegranate and Honey Leave-In Conditioner
Oil: Camille Rose Naturals Cocoa Nibs and Honey Ultimate Growth Serum, Mielle Organics Mint Almond Oil
Butter CreamDIY Butter Crème (Mango, Raw Cocoa, and Coconut Oil)
Stylers:  Mielle Organics Pomegranate and Honey Twisting Soufflé, Eco Styler Krystal, Naptural85s PERFECT Flaxseed Hair Gel 
Edges: Mielle Organics Honey and Ginger Edge Gel
Tools: Fine tooth comb, Wide tooth comb, Edge brush
Powders: Bentonite, Moringa, Fenugreek

My Results:

Years Natural - 5 years, 6months
Starting Length: 10in (front), 11in (back), 10.5in (sides), 11.5in (middle/top)
Ending Length: 12in (front), 12in (back),  11.5in (sides),  12.5in (middle/top)
Total AVG. Length: 1.7 inch in 3 months
Length AVG Grown/Month: 0.56 inch/month
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March Front Length: 10 inches

June Front Length: 12 inches
(+2  inch growth)
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March Side Length: 11 inches

June Side Length: 12 inches
(+1 inch growth)
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March Side Length: 11 inches

June Side Length: 12 inches
(+1 inch growth)
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March Back Length: 10.5 inches
June Back Length: 11.5 inches
(+1 inch growth)
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March Back Length: 10.5 inches
June Back Length: 11.5 inches
(+1 inch growth)
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March Top/Middle Length: 11.5 inches
June Top/Middle Length: 12.5 inches
(+1 inch growth)

Thoughts On The Challenge

How is your growth, shedding, and health from the beginning to the end of the challenge?
My growth was absolutely great! Actually more than I would have expected and I think it has something to do with me using the fenugreek-chamomile mist. This has really turned my hair around, even with me wearing my hair out like 90% of the time. Also since my hair would be out, I would moisturize my hair more often. So my hair would thrive off of that.

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Will you continue, add, delete any products or regimen practices?
I will continue with the fenugreek-chamomile mist and also using Coconut Oil. My hair has surely become thicker and stayed moisturized with these two products. I’ve also been eating healthier and drinking more water, especially fruit water. So this keeps me hydrated definitely.

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 while styling my hair. So I would like to do more protective styles and really give my crown area some TLC.

Check out more challenge results and hair growth information!

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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