Tuesday, July 2, 2013

The *Super Spurt* Challenge Has Begun!

Well for me anyways. lol
And I know I'm like a day late on posting this but I guess I got a little sidetracked yesterday. Oh well, it's just ME anyways. :)
So from now until December 31, 2013 I will be abiding by the rules that I previously posted in the introduction post about it, but for a refresher, I will paste it here (colors and all)...
What I will be doing (or trying to do)
  • Minimizing breakage as so as possible (and I think I'm fairly close to possibly eliminating it!)
  • Oiling and massaging scalp daily/nightly (I used to be regular with this but it kinda reduced to twice a week)
  • Moisturizing DAILY. No excuses!
  • Deep conditioning weekly, detangling on dampened hair (not all the way dry, not all the way wet)
  • Trimming only as neccessary and what IS necessary (and NOT for the sake of just having freshly cut ends)
  • PROTECTIVE STYLING. I'm gonna definitely need to crack back down on my protective styling, that's what really works for me and retention.
  • No heat. This isn't a fairly big deal for me since I don't use heat anyways...
  • Protein treatments once a month. I am finding that this is CRUCIAL to my regimen these days...

Things that I will do that are personal and specific to me and my health will include

  • Taking iron tablets (I'm iron deficient)
  • Drinking 8 oz of water everyday
  • Try and reduce stress as much as possible
  • Get in some DAILY EXERCISE!!!
  • Try to eat a healthier diet (though I haven't been that bad I haven't been that good either)
As the weather gets cooler, things will also need to change, so I will probably be doing these as well

  • Use butters along with oils to seal hair of moisture
  • I may I MAY try deep conditioning twice a week, but it doesn't get THAT cold here down south...
  • When I wear hats, always wear satin bonnet underneath them. I do this anyways but hey, just a reminder. :)
  • More hot oil treatments as well (done with my oil mix of avocado and castor oil)

Yeah that was pretty much it. I have put a strike through a couple of items, things that are not of big importance anymore. During this challenge as I stated before I will be doing...

I plan on trying to retain everything I grow for these next 6 months so I can see where I will be by the end of the year. And no, I wasn't gonna leave you guys hanging without an official length checking...

As you can see, I am back to the length I was in my earlier June length check (that was taken two WEEKS ago!!).Don't believe me? See the comparison.
 I am surprised myself that my hair got back to this length in such a short amount of time. It only makes me even more excited as to how long it will be in the next 6 months. My goal?
But we'll just have to wait and see now won't we? ;)
~ Keep Calm'n Coily ~

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