Friday, 25 January 2013

12 Inches in 12 Months Challenge




This challenge is the ultimate..the Challenge of all Challenges!

I’ve been extremely happy with myself since I embarked more seriously on this hair journey. I find I can’t wait for a new day to do something loving for my hair. Hair care is such a huge passion for me now and I look forward to writing something for my page and blog as well.

Am I getting obsessed? Hhhaahahhahahaha.................well, like I always tell myself, it is good for the heart and mind to find a reason to wake up each morning! And believe me, I am getting more prayerful as some of the minutes I spend doing my hair stuff also help me to meditate and pray more. I am less stressed out from work, babysitting, home care, etc etc. I’m in paradise!!

Another challenge for those who have joined me on this journey is this one aimed at helping us to grow 12 inches of hair in 12 months!! YES....1 inch every month. Of course, we all have different hair growth rates but for those who grow their hair at an average of ½ inch already, we’re going to stimulate faster growth. Try your best to follow the rules of the challenges as strictly as possible. This challenge is a competition as well and is ONLY for those of us who have hair growth rate of 1/2 inch or less a month (everyone can join but of course if you growth 1 inch already....lol). It takes time to adjust habits and lifestyle but with great effort, you will be on your way to growing out your hair to waist length.

Challenge Goal: Grow 12 Inches of Healthy Hair in 12 Months



Challenge Duration:  January 31st 2013 to January 31st 2014



Basic Level
a.       Massage your scalp gently with your fingertips every 3 days with natural oil. 10-15 minutes in the morning and evening.
b.      Green House Effect or baggy 3 times a week
c.       Rub your fingernails in a semi-fist briskly together 5 minutes daily.
d.      You may flat iron your hair only once a month.
e.       Deep condition hair at least twice a month. Check protein moisture balance weekly.
f.       Wear a protective or low manipulation style 3 days a week.
g.      Exercise once a week, eat a balanced diet and drink at least 8 glasses of water a day.
h.      Stretch your relaxer at least 8 weeks and trim your hair only when necessary.
i.        Moisturise and seal 3 times a week with a water based moisturiser.
j.        Wash and condition hair every week making sure to detangle carefully with conditioner.
k.      Sleep with a silk or satin bonnet, scarf or pillowcase to protect your hair every night.
l.        (Optional) Take a daily multivitamin and use a growth aid. JBCO, T444Z, Hairfinity, etc.
m.    Do a length check and take pictures of your progress at the end of each month.
(At this level, you should get above ½ inch hair growth by the 3rd month if your hair responds well. If after this you still don’t get above ½ inch you may need to embark on the challenge at the advanced level. )

Advanced Level
a.       Massage your scalp gently with your fingertips every day with natural oil. 10-15 minutes in the morning and evening.
b.      Green House Effect or baggy 5 times a week or every day.
c.       Rub your fingernails in a semi-fist briskly together 10 minutes daily in the morning and evening.
d.      You may flat iron your hair only occasionally. Roller set and air dry mostly.  
e.       Deep condition hair at least every week. Check protein moisture balance weekly.
f.       Wear a protective or low manipulation style 5 times a week or every day.
g.      Exercise thrice a week, eat a balanced diet and drink more than 8 glasses of water a day.
h.      Stretch your relaxer for 12 to 24 weeks at a time and trim your hair only when necessary.
i.        Moisturise and seal everyday with a water based moisturiser and a natural oil.
j.        Wash hair with a shampoo once a month preferably with a sulphate free shampoo.
k.      Co-wash hair 3 times a week making sure to detangle carefully.
l.        Sleep with a silk or satin bonnet, scarf or pillowcase to protect your hair every night.
m.    (Optional) Take a daily multivitamin and use a growth aid. JBCO, T444Z, Hairfinity, etc.
n.      Do a length check and take pictures of your progress at the end of each month.



DATES:
31st January, 2013: Post your starting picture or write starting length and what length you are attempting to reach on ghlonghair wall on facebook.
February -December 2013: At the end of every month, post your progress picture on ghlonghair wall on facebook. It can either be a comparison photo or a written update about your progress.
January 31, 2014: Final comparison and update. Post what worked the best for your growth and how much length you were able to get in 12 months.

The challenge participant who gets the MOST growth in 12 months will get a hamper full of hair and beauty products. 


Cheeeeeeeeeeeers!!
Star.

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