Five more of you submitted starting pics so check them out:
Weekly - Wash scalp with one of My Honey Child scalp cleansers, co-wash hair with a light conditioner, deep condition with Heat, thoroughly rinse out conditioner with warm water, then cold water rinse. Apply leave-in conditioner, seal with extra virgin olive oil or a whipped shea butter and coconut oil mix.
Monthly - Henna
As needed - Trim split ends
Styles - Weekdays: Two-strand twists pinned up into styles; Weekends: Twist-Outs, Puffs; Special Occasions: Straight, up-dos, flat-twist outs
Originally posted 4/13/10: So ladies, I got a bigger response than I thought that I would get from you all. Nice. Thank you to all that have joined and a special thank you to those that were gracious enough to share pics below of their starting length in this challenge. My starting length pic will be coming soon (I'm contemplating straightening my hair for it the next time I wash my hair). Without further ado, I present some of our challengers' starting length pics:Shahida- you may also know her as 1xellus1
I co-wash, and deep condition no fewer than once a week. I may wash twice a week, depending on how my hair feels.
I use conditioners and oils to prepoo when my hair feels like it needs it.
I sleep in a satin bonnet.
To detangle, I use Mane N Tail detangler. I am planning to buy Organics for kids Shea Detangler next week.
To moisturize, I use Luster's S Curl Moisturizer and Neutrogena Triple Moisture Silk Leave-In Conditioner.
I oil my scalp with castor oil 2-3x a week. I plan on purchasing authentic Jamaican Black Castor oil when my current supply of regular castor oil runs out.
I seal my ends with various oils depending on what is at hand. Cold pressed Virgin Coconut oil, Mega Care Tea-Tree Oil, Raw Shea Butter.
I am texlaxed. I don't plan to relax more than 2 or 3 times a year. I just completed an 8 month stretch. Wooooo! Hoooo!
Nicole from OHC Beauty
Thanks again for sharing ladies!
Mark your calendars: our first progress check in will be 4 months from now in August. I, of course, will post a reminder closer to then. Let's enjoy the ride and grow us some hair!