Friday, December 2, 2011

3in6 is Back!

Just in time for the New Year!  This challenge will run from January 1 - July 1 2012.  Below are the details.  Are you in?  Mark your spot in the comment section.


Purpose of this challenge: To retain 2-3 inches of growth in 6 months.

Challenge period: January 1 - July 1 2012

Guidelines:
1. Eat fresh vegetables or fruits with each meal.
2. Take a daily multivitamin.
3. Drink sufficient water.
(Amt of water in oz. = Your weight in lbs * 0.5)
4. Wear twists or braids 2-4 weeks at a time.
5. No direct heat.
6. Absolutely no trimming.  (Start with a fresh cut now if need be.)


Allowances:
Each challenger is allowed two 1-week periods of styling her hair as she pleases (e.g., puff, rollerset, etc.).

Tips on wearing twists/braids long term:
- Do not twist/braid too tightly
- Redo the perimeter weekly or biweekly.
- Deep condition & detangle thoroughly prior to twisting or braiding.
- For more tips, check out posts in the twist series

26 comments:

Lina40 said...

im joining in - Lina here :)
i of all people have been slacking on all of the above guidelines, smh.

finally found a local stylist that I trust and she gave me an excellent flat-iron and cut.. hopefully with this challenge i will be back to bsl. Hope you are well! love the hair updates in your album ;)

DeKroesige said...

I'm in. My hair is already freshly cut, so i'm ready for the challenge

Lilia said...

I'm in...Sounds like a great challenge lilia-lifeinoh.blogspot.com

Kbmphs said...

I'm in, I missed out on this year's challenge and have been waiting for a new one to start. I can't wait to begin, I had a fresh trim on black friday so I am ready to go!!!! Happy Growth ladies!

Sankofa said...

Count me in just trimmed so good to go

Loo said...

@all: Welcome to the challenge! :o)

86 said...

I'm in! This will keep me on task...hopefully.
Thanks for bringing this back!

naturallady said...

I'm in, loved the last 3N6, had great growth. Ready, set, grow...lol.

Nefertiti said...

I'm in for round 2! The rules mix right in with my way of life, anyway, and I really feel like I've begun to master my hair, this year. Can't wait to see how much growth I retain in round deux.

Karlene said...

I'm in too! After all that breakage that I just couldn't seem to shake, I hope this challenge will be better! Hair is already trimmed and in a full sew in for 4-6weeks so I guess I'm starting a little earlier!

Anonymous said...

I'm ready for round 2 also!

Anonymous said...

I'm in for another round. I actually never stopped protective styling after the last challenge ended in July. I just extended it through the end of year and gave myself another 2 weeks of free styling. As of today I am apl, I have regrown some hair that I thought was lost forever and my hair is so much stronger than I ever thought.

I just did my first flat iron in over 2 years and trimmed my edges so I'm ready for Januray.

Let's do this ladies :)

Anonymous said...

I'm in, I wanted to join the last challenge but I didn't because I just wasn't ready. Now I am and I should be good to go because I trimmed my hair last week so its nice and fresh.

DizzyDe said...

I'm in. I think this will be a great way to grow out my hair. I'm always doing search and destroys to get rid of split ends, but I usually end up cutting healthy hair. Anyway, I can't wait for the challenge to begin. I've already decided to start off with mini twists.

renestl said...

I'm in. Hopefully this will keep me on point.

Anonymous said...

I am so in! Thanks for starting this again. I've been braiding since July, so following your challenge will give me a year of protective styling.
Mona

Bush Beauty said...

hmmmmmm.....maybe i should try this

pulchri2dinous said...

I'm in =) I've been in twists since August and I could use the motivation! The water will be the hardest.

JAmusicbeauty1404 said...

Im in :)

Anonymous said...

Woo im in great challenge huever made it :) gna get a trim soon! x

Anonymous said...

I am in! I BC'd after 14 months and 3 weeks this May and have been protective styling ever since, except 1 flat ironing at Thanksgiving. This fits well with the challenge that I've made for myself for 2 years from my BC date of braids and twists. The water will be the hardest aspect for me too, but I am already building up to that amount of liquids.

MochaLatteMom said...

Ok I'm in...I now have my reason to get my hair into a protective style. I'm 5 months post BC so I need to do this and stop with the wash n go hair, the picked out fro and the twist out.. So when my 1 year anniversary is here on July 7th I will have a lot to celebrate.. Thanks for starting this Loo.

Noiree said...

I'm in! My hair's about 20 inches long (type 4!), but I've neglected it for 5 months since moving to a new city, so I'm gonna get back on track with and join you all; I'm also adding a step form myself where I'm cutting 3 inches off first (so a real CUT! as opposed to a nice trim!) Best wishes to all! I'm hoping this challenge will help me rid of my thoughts of cutting all my hair off--it's been on my mind for months (for real).

Anonymous said...

I hope it’s ok if I join in ... I know I’m kind of late in posting but I just recently found your blog and fell in love with it. I put in twists on December 30th so I kind of made the deadline. My hair is about 3 inches long (I’m 5 months post BC). I am a college student at a school that usually has very cold and windy weather so protective styling is definitely at the top of my agenda.
Thanks for hosting this Loo.
Tammi S.

Loo said...

Welcome, ladies!!

Hxyzyn said...

I'm late posting but I'm in, been in twists since 1/2/12!

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