Checking In On My Personal MBL Challenge

Thursday, September 16, 2010

I look MBL but it still hasn't fully sunken in yet that I've actually reached my ultimate goal. I don't feel like I'm done just as yet. I guess because I was BSL for a while, it's just so foreign to actually claim a new length..LOL. As the months go by and I'm here at this level for a longer period of time 2-3months, I'll begin to claim it :-) Weird huh? I know!

Anyway, here were my goals back in Feb. 2010:


Old Goals:

  • Apply JBCO to scalp 3 times a week after wash day Due to Castor Oil Challenge pt. 4
  • Take Multi-Vitamin and Omega 3-6-9 capsules daily Stopped taking Omega 369 since April, still taking my Multi-Vitamin daily.
  • Drink 8 glasses of water daily
  • Exercise 3 times a week (I got a new membership..YAY Me!)
  • Increase shine and soften texture (hard goal but I'm willing to take on the challenge) Did this with Coconut oil.
  • Buy a new steamer (my Hair Therapy Wrap broke..will explain later)
  • Simplify regimen and products even more!
Small Tweaks Since Feb 2010:

  • Baggied more (2-3x/week)
  • Instead of a light protein once a week, I used my reconstructor bi-weekly and a moisture/protein balanced conditioner in between.
  • Coconut oil treatments on dry hair twice a week for strength & shine.
  • Eliminated products that I no longer need. I just stick to the necessities. Still a working progress
  • Increased the usage of my heating cap vs. hooded dryer (more convenient at the time since it's portable).
New Goals for last quarter of 2010:

  • Maintain my length
  • Maintain my thickness
  • Remain a self relaxer
  • Dust often
  • Get a new steamer
Sunshyne

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16 comments

  1. Girl, you are like inches away from Waist Length so you should most def claim MBL and be very proud of your accomplishments! You made amazing progress :-D

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  2. Girl, you are like inches away from Waist Length so you should most def claim MBL and be very proud of your accomplishments! You made amazing progress :-D

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  3. What is the "moisture/protein balanced conditioner" you use? I have been using two steps and I hate how long this takes, if you can recommend a mutli-use product, that would be a great help. I am trying to break past shoulder length by year-end.

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  4. Congrats, girl! You betta own that!!! Good luck with your new maintenance goals!!

    www.glamourandlove.com

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  5. Huh??? It appeared to me you reached MBL a while ago. You're closing in on WL now. It would appear you have a case of hair anorexia. LOL Grow on girl!

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  6. I love how detail oriented you are. I will continue to jot down my goals and comments so I can stay on pt. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Sunshyne....I'm so happy for you, congratulations on achieving your ultimate goal and I know that you will enjoy this warm+fuzzy+exciting feeling of accomplishment !!!

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  8. what is the name of the reconstructor that you are using bi-weekly?

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  9. I feel like everyone who follows you on hairlicious should give you a standing ovation!!! i love how you've been on this journey for so long it kinda feels surreal when you finally reach your ultimate goal. wow. :) Congratulations, your a great leader

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  10. Your hair is so beautiful, I an trying my hardest to get healthy hair but the regimin is so much... is there a way to simplify it for a new person learning to care for her hair? How often do you wash your hair? I try to go weekly because my hair is very thick....

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  11. C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !!!! I know that if you can do it, so can I..with persistance and the knowledge that I recieve on your site !!

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  12. @ Ms. D - Aww thank you so much! I've come a long way but it's honestly a great feeling :-) Thanks again!!

    @ Anonymous - I use ION Effective Care Treatment for 20-30mins under heat.

    @ Glamourandlove - LOL Alright I will :-) Thanks girlie.

    @ Lavendar - Really? WOW..I never considered myself there. Thank you for noticing.

    @ InJoy - Why thank you my dear. Details are key in setting goals. You gotta be specific :-)

    @ Whassichic - THANK YOU SO MUCH!!

    @ Ynetta - I use Joico KPAK DPR and ION reconstructor

    @ Anonymous - WOW!! Thank you so much for this lovely comment. You've truly made my day :-)

    @ Ms. - Thank you hun!! I tell this to newbies all the time, just wash and DC with a moisturizing DC for 30mins with heat every 3-4 days, moisturize and seal daily, protect your hair in buns or braids/weave/wigs and wear a satin scarf to bed. Very simple yet effective. Once your moisture levels have increased you can start to include protein into your regimen.

    @ Krenee - T H A N K Y O U!!! That's the spirit girl. Happy Hair Growing :)

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  13. Hi Sunshyne, congratulations on reaching MBL, that's my dream right there! You're a great inspiration.

    I was wondering if you could do an article/post regarding the whole Protein for hair thing i.e :

    -How much protein do you need?
    -What is the protein/moisture balance you talk about so often?
    -What are the best sources of protein?
    -What does protein actually do for your hair?

    Many thnaks, good luck with WL, you're almost there already!

    :)

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  14. Congratulations on reaching MBL!!! You're an inspiration for a lot of ladies out there!

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  15. You are there,CONGRATULATIONS!!!

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  16. You've done such an amazing job Sunshyne and it totally encourages me to persevere through my setbacks. That's why I've nominated you for a Sunshine Award. Also it's really very apt for you!!

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