Beauty Hair Care Mahoganycurls Challenge

Mahoganycurls Healthy Hair Growth Challenge | My Regimen

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I am extra busy these days (more on that in a video to come), and for a couple of weeks there my haircare slipped through the cracks. I finally washed my dry as a desert hair and decided that I had to do better. At the same time, Youtuber Mahoganycurls posted a video about her new Healthy Hair Growth Challenge and I decided to jump on the bandwagon. For the MahoganyCurls Healthy Hair Growth Challenge, I plan to keep my regimen consistent while styling as I please.

I have created a regimen that I intend to stick to for a year that is similar to the one in Mahoganycurls video. Only exception, is that I will probably get a trim mid year because with my hair type, no trims for a year equals breakage.

My Regimen

Once a week:
– Scalp Massage with IC Fantasia Jamaican Black Castor Oil
– Cleanse with either Qhemet Biologics Cleanser or Camille Rose Sweet Ginger Cleansing Rinse
– Deep Condition with Camille Rose Coconut Water Treatment, CR Algae Renew, or Eden Bodyworks Jojoba
– Moisturize with Camille Rose Coconut Water leave-in sealed w/Qhemet Biologics Butter
– Style with Camille Rose Almond Jai or Qhemet Biologics Heavy Cream

I have been styling my hair in twist outs or braid outs for two to three days, then I moisturize and do some kind of protective style. While I have taken care of my hair this year, I have been a bit hair lazy in that I haven’t kept up a good moisture routine outside of wash day. This challenge has encouraged me to do better so I have a few new additions to my routine:

– Spray section with water
– Apply Camille Rose Curl Love Moisture Milk
– Twist

– Spritz with Jane Carter Leave-In Conditioner
– Seal with Avocado Oil

This reads like a lot, but it really is quite simple and necessary. I will not retain the length I desire without a good moisture intense regimen. I am still doing monthly elasticity treatments with the Camille Rose Algae Renew, for which I will eventually post a review. Otherwise my goal for the end of this challenge is full waist length, meaning the shortest layer of my hair hits my waist. Right now my longest layer is mid back length (aka right at the bottom of my bra strap) and my shortest is at the top of my boobs, so I will need to retain about 7 inches in a year. That is totally doable with good haircare practices. I will post a length check next weekend and every three months, and of course keep this blog updated with products and styles along the way.

Join the challenge! Comment below with your regimen.

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    November 7, 2016 at 11:21 pm

    I watched her video also. You have me interested in wanting to participate. I have never moisturized daily in my journey, that could be the missing component to take my hair health to the next level. I look forward to your updates. Are you planning to use the same products for the entire year?

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      November 9, 2016 at 8:17 am

      I plan to use up my stash, so the products will change as the year goes. Join me!!!!!

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    November 8, 2016 at 8:54 am

    I am on a length retention journey as well. For me that means twists for 4 weeks, but the 4th week I tend to have out styles if I desire. Weekly I cowash/wash or wet. I moisturize or oil a few days during the week. Please support my blog by checking out my regimen on my blog. It’s one of the tabs on the home page. Thank you 🙂

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    November 14, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    Curly Girl Method still my practice.

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      November 16, 2016 at 6:04 pm

      If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Right?

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    Kimberly Loyed
    December 3, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    I thought I knew what I was doing when it comes to my hair but I realize that I have a lot to learn. I have been natural for years but my hair still isn’t at its healthiest state yet. I desire to get my hair as healthy as possible and as long as possible. My curl pattern is similar to yours but a blend which is also fine & tangles a lot. I admit I am not consistent in a hair regimen which may be the problem for my breakage and split ends. I also need to find a particular product line that works well with my hair because I have been just buying cheap stuff just to get by. So I’m hoping that I can successfully participate in this healthy hair challenge and see some wonderful results within a year. You have been a great inspiration for me and truly one of my hair blog crushes! Lol! I’m anxious to learn as much as I can and work harder at taking total care of my hair as well as my health in general. Thank you so much for all that you do and I look forward to the next 12 months.

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      December 11, 2016 at 9:54 am

      You are incredibly sweet! Thank you and happy hair!

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