Wednesday, June 4

Hairlista Coconut Oil Challenge

I'm a little late making a post about this, but I actually started this a week before the official start date. Here's the details:

There are 3 levels: Basic, Intermediate and Advanced.

Time Period: May 24, 2014 - August 23, 2014

Basic:

  • Apply coconut oil to hair and scalp prior to washing for 20 minutes to 1 hour or overnight
  • Massage in, focusing on damaged areas
  • Proceed with regular wash day 
  • 1x/week
Intermediate:
  • Apply coconut oil to hair and scalp prior to washing  for 20 minutes to 1 hour, or overnight
  • Massage in, focusing on damaged areas
  • Proceed with regular wash day
  • 2x/week
  • Apply 1-2tsp to weekly deep conditioner with heat and rinse thoroughly
Advance:
  • Apply coconut oil to hair and scalp prior to washing for 20 minutes to 1 hour, or overnight
  • Massage in, focusing on damaged areas
  • Proceed with regular wash day
  • 2x/week
  • Apply 1-2 tsp to weekly deep conditioner with heat and rinse thoroughly
  • Apply coconut oil to scalp 2-3x/week. Do not rinse
  • Seal with coconut oil on wet or dry hair (optional)
As for me personally, I don't know which category I'm going to fit in, because I'm not sure I'm going to be able to wash my hair twice a week. What I've been doing so far is a mix between intermediate and basic:
  1. Prepoo with coconut oil, focusing on damaged areas
  2. Shampoo as usual 
  3. Tea rinse
  4. Conditioner
  5. Adding coconut oil to damaged areas (colored treated ends) before adding deep conditioner to the full length of hair
  6. DC for 20 minutes with heat, at least 15 minutes without heat
  7. Rinse and style as usual
I already have my "before" pics ready. If you need anymore information, any questions, or just need an accountability partner, here's the link to the group on Hairlista to join (I believe you have to be a member in order to view, it takes like 2 minutes to sign up!)

Happy healthy growing :-)



June Monthly Goals *Updated July 2


  • Find a summer regimen that really works for my hair and with my schedule - I would say that this was a success because I simply got box braids. Giving my hair a break and it's been working with my schedule! 
  • Pay special attention to/baby my ends (color treated) - Eh, sorta kinda. Not really how I was hoping to
  • Take Biotin on a consistent basis - I think I've only taken them like twice this month because I always forget! Going to get better with it in July!
  • Coconut Oil Challenge - Even though my hair is in braids, I have been putting coconut oil on my scalp when it gets dry. It's usually a day or 2 before my wash day. 
  • Protein Treatment (especially since I didn't do one last month) - Funny story, I did a protein treatment then straightened my hair..which lasted for 2 days because I was so thirsty to get these braids. The protein treatment did get done though :)
  • Tea Rinse with every shampoo - Nothing to say.. Just a big negative "nah bro"
  • Protective style - Not going to mention the box braids anymore lol 
  • Drink at least 4 bottles of water every day - While I can't say I've had 4 bottles every day, I have been making sure that I've had at least one bottle a day. I only missed 2 days this month! 
These are simple enough! This month, I'm going to try to document everything via iPhone. I'm currently without a laptop (I'm using my dad's right now), and I don't want to clutter up his stuff with my pictures! 

What are YOUR hair goals for the month of June?