Starting Hair length: 7 inches
Current Hair length: 19 inches
Goal: SL (Reached!)
Short term goal: APL (Reached!) 2009
Short term goal: BSL (Reached!) 2010
Short term goal: MBL (Reached!) 2011
Short term goal: WL (Reached!) 2012
Long term goal: TBL
Hair Vitamins, Liquid MSM, Liquid Horstail, Liquid B Vitamins, Burdock Root, Shen Min, Flax Seed Oil, Aubrey Organics White Camellia Shampoo and Conditioner, aloe vera gel, Nizoral Shampoo, ACV, Peanut Oil,
Coconut Oil, Wheat Germ Oil, Jojoba Oil, Castor Oil, Grape Seed Oil, Shea Butter, A.P. Authentic Gro Fast Moisturizer, Organic Root Stimulator Anti-Itch Scalp Oil, Aphogee 2 step, Aphogee leave in conditioner, Aphogee Balancing Conditioner, Queen Helene Cholesterol, Infusium, Ovation Cell Therapy
* * *As of 6/12 I'll be using Gro Aut's whole product line. * * *
I've taken out my kinky twist after 1 year. I'm trying to limit heat and hair combing. This will be a challenge because I have never done this before. I added a new product called jane carter solution hair nourishing cream.
12/23/08 Today I utilized some tips I learned from LHCF and Fotkis and I had no problems with knots and tangles.
First I took out latch hooks. Then I gently combed and brushed out hair. Next, I applied Queen Helene Cholesterol to my dry hair. I then braided my hair into medium sized plaits (I transitioned to twists as I went through the following steps). I then rinsed hair and washed it with Creme of Nature Shampoo. After washing hair I applied Aphogee protein 2 step. I then let it dry. I rinsed hair and applied balancing moisturizer and Queen Helene Cholesterol. I kept this conditioner mix in my hair for about 5 hours. I rinsed out while hair still in plaits. I applied aloe vera gel, leave in conditioner and moisturizer. After my hair air dried I applied Castor Oil to seal.
During all the steps above I would untwist hair and retwist hair so that only one medium sized section of hair would be loose at any given time as I applied products, rinsed etc.
I'm now wearing individual braids as of 9/7/08.
11/3/08 I'm in the process of removing my individuals. I hope to have them out by Thursday so I can wash, condition, protein, and then on to the next protective style.
Current style as of 11/8/08 is latch hook. It took only 2 hours to put in!
12/2/08 Since my braids are holding up very well I cancelled my 12/6 hair appointment and decided to stretch it a little longer.
12/13/08 I'm looking for ideas for my next protective style. I'm thinking about latch hook again, but I would like to try something different.
12/23/08 My hair is currently in twists.
Here are some ideas:
1/10/09 My hair is currently in twists under a wig. This year I'm eliminating direct and indirect heat. I'm using low manipulation and conditioning and moistuizing my hair daily. I'm using Ovation Cell Therapy 3 times a week.
I plan on adding OCT to my regimine by the end of December. I've been reading such rave reviews about it on LHCF.
I also want to add Castor Oil.
12/18/08 I just ordered OCT online!!
12/23/08 Bought Castor Oil from Vitamine Shoppe.
4/11/09 I'm thinking about adding carrot oil and wheat germ oil to my list of products.
I'll gradually list some movies I've enjoyed over the years.
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