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I’ve decided to embark on a hair growth challenge for the next six months. I’m over all things short hair. I’ve had short hair for the past God knows how long. Enough is enough. I’m ready for the ultimate whip action. I’m sure you don’t believe me, but that’s fine, just don’t be mad when my ish is flowing down my back like the black curly version of Rapunzel.

Many of you know that in the past, I would cut my hair at the drop of a dime. Well, I’ve turned over a new leaf. I know, I know…  you’ve heard it all before. I know me better than you think, so there’s no need for a side-eye, lol. I’m serious this time. Black girls all over the world are growing long, beautiful, healthy hair, and I want to be one of them.  My problem in the past was that I got side tracked too easily and somewhere in the back of my mind there was a memo (typed and posted) that my hair grew like weeds—so patience wasn’t needed. Yeah…. UBER FAIL!

Now that I’ve come to the realization that patience and proper care are needed, I can move past this. Here is what I’m planning to do. I’ve tried all of the below methods in the past, but only as an experiment, and not as a consistent routine so I know that it works.

I’ve provided the sources to each method I intend to use during the next six months.  I would like to send a special s/o to Moptop Maven for all the research that went into coming up the Ayuverdic formulas! Your blog is truly missed! You are my hair-spiration!

 

Hair Cocktail ( 2-3x per week)

  • 3/4 glass of whole milk (I used chocolate coconut milk)
  • 1 raw egg
  • 1 tablespoon raw wheat germ oil
  • 2 tablespoons raw wheat germ
  • *for flavor, add a piece of fruit in season*

This drink will serve as my complete breakfast. And believe it or not consuming a raw egg will not give you semolina poisoning. It’s the unclean eggshell that will; simply rinse the shell with some apple cider vinegar.

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Ayuverdic Hair Care Routing

I pre-poo with ghee, pumpkin seed oil, and coconut oil (use your fav oils).

Ayurvedic  Cleanse Mix (once weekly)

  • 2 tablespoons Alma
  • 2 tablespoons Shikakai
  • 1 tablespoon Neem Powder

Mix all ingredients together with enough water to make a thick paste. Section your hair, starting at the root, applying down hair shaft. Massage scalp in circular motions and cover with plastic cap. Allow mixture to sit for 10-15 minutes.

Follow with ½ cup Apple Cider Vinegar and 1 cup water rinse.

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Ayurvedic Conditioner Mix (once weekly)

  • 4 tablespoons Hibiscus Petal Powder
  • 4 tablespoons Marshmallow Root Powder
  • 3 tablespoons Amla Powder

 

Mix all ingredients together with enough water to make a thick paste. Section your hair, applying the mixture starting at the scalp, and working your way down the hair shaft. Cover with a plastic cap and allow mixture to sit for 45 minutes-1 hour. 

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I will be using Salerm 21 b5 silk protein leave-in conditioner, and coconut oil to “grease” and style my tresses. For twist-out/braid-out maintenance, I will be using a vegetable glycerin water mix to re-twist or re-braid my hair at night.

When I get over not wanting to blog a picture of myself, I’ll show the progress of my growth. My hair goal is bra strap length hair (BSL). Wish me luck *sigh.* I know it may not happen in six months but I hope to be there by summer of 2013!