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  1. Royal_Woman's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by NJoy
    How about braided styles or bunning?

    My hair is too short.
  2. Royal_Woman's Avatar
    My edges are very sensitive to pulling. I rather keep my edges growing rather than dealing with regrowing my edges.
  3. NJoy's Avatar
    How about braided styles or bunning?
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  5. NJoy's Avatar
    Seems like everyone else notices change before we notice our own growth. Hair anorexia at it's finest.

    Er um...any frohawk pics to share?
  6. NJoy's Avatar
    Everything sounds great but, I've gotta share my two cents on the hair part. Beware of leaving Celies in too long. I put them in because it's easy to cowash my hair in sections, taking each Celie braid down one at a time to detangle and remove sheds. It's been my experience that when I leave my Celie's in too long without redoing them, it's tangle city! The sheds knot around good hairs and reek all kind of havoc.

    I'd suggest redoing them every 2-3 days at the least. When you're taking these down,I'd suggest doing it in the shower with a head full of conditioner and be sure to start at the ends and work your way up. You do NOT want to go through the detangling nightmares that I've endured. And I think someone else on the board reported the same because I shared the same comment with her.

    Let us know how it goes.

    Oh, and thanks for setting the example with blogging your entries. I think it's an awesome idea!
  7. jahlilsmama's Avatar
    Hello everyone,

    I'm blogging so that I can see all of my post in one area .

    Diet:

    On the Almased diet. If you want to try it, go to www.almased.com. I just started it on Friday. I will post again regarding my diet in two weeks so that people will know whether or not it is working for me. I've been drinking about 75-100 ounces of water daily which is difficult to do. I make daily goals so that I'm not overwhelmed which works.

    Exercise:
    My workout consist of TurboJam 2-3 times a week. I'm going to make a goal of 3-4 times a week. I'm thinking about getting the 10 minute trainer so that I don't have an excuse for time.

    Life:
    I had a job interview this past Friday. I think it went well. I'm waiting to hear back of course, but I keep to my Lord for His provision. It is He who gives the increase, so, I guess it shouldn't matter whether the interview went well or not because the Lord said He would never leave me, nor forsake me. That being said, I'm claiming my job with excellent pay, a great team to work with, and a wonderful boss in Jesus name. Amen.

    Hair:
    Being honest, with myself and you, I don't have a clue. I've purchased a lacefront wig for the first time, and I love it. That also means that my protective style are "celie braids" all the time. Since the challenge began, I co-washed my hair twice in the first week and once in the second with adding the NJoy's challenge oil 2-4 nights in both weeks. The bummer is that I've been doing it while my "celie braids" are intact. I actually think that that's fine, but I haven't undone them or combed my hair out since the beginning of the challenge, therefore, I don't know if there are really any changes.
  8. NJoy's Avatar
    Let me make sure I understand what you're saying. You wet all of your hair with water before applying the oil to your scalp and then baggy, right? And you're making sure that you seal in the moisture on your length? Assuming so, sounds good to me.

    And blogging is a great idea. You have one central place to view your updates. I think I'm going to suggest that on the board. Great idea! But still, come into the thread and give a general feel about your progress and leave the direct link to your blog post so that others can go to read the complete details. That way, we'll all still feel pretty connected and others will know when you update.
  9. NJoy's Avatar
    Welcome back, Sis! And thanks for the congrats. Congrats back atcha! Sounds like you're doing a great job growing healthy hair. KUTGW!!
  10. MsDarling's Avatar
    I go through periods where water is just difficult to down, especially during cold weather.

    I've been drinking warm lemon water first drink in the mornings again and I keep a bottle of water filled throughout the day.

    Be careful with the lemon water, it will send you to the bathroom!
  11. NJoy's Avatar
    Oh Honey, you are SO preaching to the choir. I can't do exercise videos at home by myself. As soon as the video gets to the part where we're on the floor, I never get back up. I spend the rest of the time watching the video. I have to workout at the gym to keep me going. I always look for that one overweight or overaged person that's still moving to keep me going. Because, then I'm saying to myself, if SHE can hang, I know I can make it! Or, I can't let her outdo me. Hey, sad but true.

    Or, I have to have a friend with me. I don't want my friend to see me whimp out first so, I'll push myself. But at home with a video? I might as well pop some popcorn.

    I wanted to try to workout in my room with Youtube tonight, since hubby is out of town but, I'm already out of gas. I just fell asleep at my laptop a few minutes ago. If it weren't for me having to get up to put my son to bed, I'd be asleep right now.

    All that said, I'm GOING to get my butt in the gym tomorrow...for sure! This is why I need fitness challenges. To challenge me.

    We can do it. At least you only pause the videos.
  12. JoyBelle's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by NJoy
    Happy New Year, JoyBelle! Good luck with your 100-day challenge. Sounds like you have a great plan with great motivation. That fitness schedule is enviable. How do you like HIIT?
    Thanks, NJoy!

    I'm really liking the HIIT workouts, but have to admit, I spend a lot of time pausing the videos or breaking when I should be going hard. It's easier for me to keep going at the gym, because it's embarrassing when the instructor calls me out for wimping out. Even when I don't finish a full video/stop in class, I get a real sense of accomplishment, and that's been keeping me going. I ended up watching a kettlebell HIIT after attempting the first exercise which let me know I am not ready for weights.
    Updated 01-16-2013 at 07:58 PM by JoyBelle
  13. NJoy's Avatar
    Happy New Year, JoyBelle! Good luck with your 100-day challenge. Sounds like you have a great plan with great motivation. That fitness schedule is enviable. How do you like HIIT?
  14. JoyBelle's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by NJoy
    Whew! I'm glad that breakage is over. I'm sure that had to be very frustrating.

    I wish that I could rollerset. I mean, I could probably learn to do it but, sitting under a dryer? I can't hang too long. I guess, as my hair gets longer, I really should learn how to deal with being under a dryer and do more rollersetting. How long does it take for your hair to dry?

    Congrats on being in a groove with your hair. You're looking good!

    I have only done three successful rollersets, and none have been completely dry! The first set I air dryed and it took soooo long to dry.
    The second one I sat under the dryer for half an hour and then used the blow dryer.
    The third and most recent one I sat for 45 minutes then put into bantu knots to finish drying. It was really nice, and my hair had more swang and shine. I was going to set this weekend, but the time commitment deterred me. I am going to try setting for 1.5 hours next time I'll post when I do.
  15. NJoy's Avatar
    blessed1, sent you a pm
  16. Blessed1's Avatar
    I hope you do make a video. I'm still a little confused about how you hold the bun. I think I get it but I'd like to "see".

    Great post Njoy!
  17. NJoy's Avatar
    Whew! I'm glad that breakage is over. I'm sure that had to be very frustrating.

    I wish that I could rollerset. I mean, I could probably learn to do it but, sitting under a dryer? I can't hang too long. I guess, as my hair gets longer, I really should learn how to deal with being under a dryer and do more rollersetting. How long does it take for your hair to dry?

    Congrats on being in a groove with your hair. You're looking good!
  18. NJoy's Avatar
    I don't really have a preference. I. LOVE. cowashing! I love massaging my scalp under running water. I just love it! Especially now that my hair feels like it's bursting with curls when full of condish. And the weight of it reminds me that my hair is growing longer.

    I usually cowash in the morning because I apply my growth mix to my scalp at night. But cowashing at night is fine too. Either way, I usually go to bed with a baggied head. I try to keep the crinkling down by tying the baggy down real good with a scarf. (cue hubby looking at my side-eyed)

    If I could get away with it, I'd cowash in the morning and at night (same with hot bubble baths). I guess I just like being in the water. Hey. It's better than the opposite.
  19. JoyBelle's Avatar
    Hey NJoy, thanks for the post! In your experience, do you prefer nightly cowashing over cowashing in the morning? TIA.
  20. JoyBelle's Avatar
    Looks like you have a solid reggie there you'll be where you want to be in no time flat! Thanks for posting. I do something quite similar (tightly curly - I love cones). Keep growing on!
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