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Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Quarterly Natural Hair Advancement | Comparing December 2019 And March 2020

Quarterly Natural Hair Advancement |
Comparing December 2019 And March 2020
*THIS IS A LONG ENTRY*

I decided to let you experience one of the things I do in my Hair Diary! This is called the "Quarterly Natural Hair Advancement (QNHA)." This entry reflects on the last 3 months comparing with the previous QNHA while giving a summary in one whole journal entry. 

There are a lot of comparisons with lengths, regimens, goals, habits, and hair styles. I also include pictures to show that I have either improved or that I need to improve in a specific area. I started this back in June 2013 and I do the QNHA at the end of the months: March, June, September, and December. Yes, I am very intricate with my Hair Diary...but this helps me perfect my current regimen, helps me with future styling options, reminds me of my hair goals, and just fun to do!!!


TESTS AND GROWTH


Hair Type: 4a/Coily
Hair Archetype: Minimalist Kitchenista

Moisture and Protein: Balanced

Texture: Fine
Porosity: Low
Density: High



Years Natural - 7 years, 2 months (since October 2012)

Starting Length: 11in (front), 10in (back), 10in (sides), 10in (crown)
Ending Length: 12.5in (front), 11.5in (back),  11.5in (sides),  14in (crown)
Hair Length: Arm Pit Length
Total AVG. Length: 1.83 inch in 3 monthsLength AVG Grown/Month: 0.6 inch/month


Hair Feels...healthy and balanced
Shedding? Normal
Breakage? Little to none
Shrinkage? 50% between Ear and NL 
Edges? Fine, but growing in
Trim? March 2020

*Note - “December” = October through December*
*Note - "March" = "January through March"




DECEMBER REGIMEN


Pre-Poo: Trader Joe’s Nourish Spa Conditioner, Mane Choice Heavenly Halo Pre-Poo
Cleanse: Mane Choice Heavenly Halo Shampoo
Co Wash: Mane Choice Heavenly Halo Conditioner
Deep Conditioner: Mane Choice Heavenly Halo Masque

Water Bottle: Aloe Vera Juice and 3 Essential Oils: Lemongrass, Tea Tree, and Rosemary
Leave in: Carols Daughters Almond Milk Daily Damage Repair Leave-In Conditioner, Mane Choice Heavenly Halo Deep Hydration Softening Milk
Oil: Camille Rose Honey Oil, Mane Choice Heavenly Halo Deep Hydration Serum Oil Mist
Cream: Mane Choice Doesn't Get Much "BUTTER" Than This
Stylers: CURLS Blueberry Bliss Twist-N-Shout CreamEco Styler Coconut Gel, Mane Choice Biotin Infused Styling Gel
Natural Oils: JBCOOlive OilCoconut OilCastor Oil, lavender, peppermint, lemongrass Natural Powers/Ingredients: bentonite, fenugreek
Tools: fine tooth comb, wide tooth comb, edge brush, Denman brush

My Hair Diary | My 2020 Goals For My Natural Hair Journey

MARCH REGIMEN

Pre-Poo: Aloe Vera Gel (Plant) and Fenugreek Oil (DIY product)
Cleanse: Trader Joe’s Nourish Spa Shampoo
Co Wash: Trader Joe’s Nourish Spa Conditioner 
Deep Conditioner: Shea Moisture Moringa & Avocado Power Greens Reconstructor ,Banana and Coconut Milk Masque (DIY product)
Protein: ApHogee 2 Minute Reconstructor
Water Bottle: Fenugreek Water (DIY product)
Leave in: Camille Rose Fresh Curl Avocado Smoothie
Oil: Camille Rose Honey Oil, Fenugreek Oil (DIY product)
Cream: Camille Rose Aloe Whipped Butter Gel 
Stylers: Eco Styler Coconut Gel, Eco Styler Olive GelAlikay Naturals Shea Yogurt Hair Moisturizer
Natural Oils: JBCOOlive OilCoconut OilCastor Oil, lavender, peppermint, lemongrass 

Natural Powders/Ingredients: Bentonite, Fenugreek, African Black Soap, Moringa, Henna
Tools: fine tooth comb, wide tooth comb, edge brush, Denman brush

Edges: Eco Styler Coconut Gel


UPDATE TO REGIMEN

I will continue to use Ayurveda in my natural hair care regimen, as well as enjoy my new hair care ling: Camille Rose Naturals

EMPTIES


PURCHASED

Trader Joe's Nourish Spa Shampoo

PRODUCTS TO TRY

RevAir Reverse Blow Dryer
Naptural85's Melanin Hair Care Products

STYLES

Natural Hair Inspiration | Alicia James: The Perfect Sock Bun 

6 Protective Styles That Will Save You Hours Of Styling Time 

My Hair Diary | Strut The Puff, Sweet Girl! 

NATURAL HAIR GOALS

Short-Term Goals January to March 2020: 
Healthy hair challenge (Check! - Protective Styles and Ayurveda
5/2 weekly protective styles (Check!)
Retain 1.5 inch (Check! - 1.83)
Massage with JBCO 4x/weekly

Mid-Term Goals June 2020:
2 Henna Treatments
1-3 YouTube Videos

Long-Term Goals December 2020
Camille Rose Naturals Products for the year
New Styles: Long Pony, Loc Style, Bun and Bang (Check! - March 2020)Lace Front Wig
Mid-Back Length, Stretched

Ultimate Goals December 2025
Reach Waist Length and HUGE Volume

Short-Term Goals April to June 2020
Healthy hair challenge (Scalp Massage & Ayurveda)
Retain 1.5 inch

Natural hair says: you may think this is intricate, complex, and just too much...but this keeps me on track for my hair goals and habits. Try it for yourself after your three month mark. You may really love this method! To start a simple entry in your hair diary, check out It Works - Keeping A Hair Diary. Check out an entry from my Hair Diary to get a few ideas to start your own.


Always Desire Your Natural,

Christina J


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