So my lovelies the 3in6 Hair Challenge has come to an end.
6 months of wearing my hair up and protected.
Somehow I feel there should be some sort of grand celebration to mark its ending.
You know fireworks, confetti, the works.
I mean it was something like life changing for me.
The whole concept of wearing my hair up in protective styles (2 weeks of free styling allowed if one so chose).
A difficult task for a girl known to not only always wear her hair down.
But, in styles that tended to hide her face.
(Thanks cousin V for pointing the latter out. Who knew? Not me that’s for sure).
But here I stand 6 months later and not only did I make it.
You know those 14 days of free styling?
This girl right here ended the challenge with 1 whole day yet to be used.
But less I leave you thinking it was all about hair styling, let me share with you the other aspects of the challenge and my umm achievements.
Exercise Daily – I’m sporadically consistent with this. I’ve been known to do 2 hours one day and 15 minutes another. But hey It’s all about moving and grooving and being healthy.
Drink Water – The goal was some ridiculous quantity of water. So ridiculous in fact that I apparently have blocked it from my memory.
Daily Multivitamin – I’m actually getting so use to taking my vitamins that I actually flip a little if I realize I haven’t taken them for the day.
Eat Veggies or Fruit with Each Meal – This has been easy since I am currently on a fruit adorned salad kick. Thank you very much to my Aunt D and her delicious strawberry/apple/walnut Mother’s Day salad extraordinaire.
Prepoo with Coconut Oil for 20 Minutes prior to Cleaning Hair – I’ve actually expanded this by adding Alma oil to the mix and I usually sit for 30 minutes or longer. Hey I’m not lazy, it’s good for my hair.
No Trimming – I was doing so very good with this up until June hit. At which time I could no longer ignore my scraggly ends. So I killed them and a good 1/2 to 1 inch of hair.
And for all of my efforts in this challenge I gained 2.5 inches of hair. Which places me currently at 9 inches in front and back.
I can’t tell you how long my hair is straightened because I haven’t used heat on my hair for over a year now.
I may straighten this winter just so I can see if I have hit mid back by the end of the year.
More important than hair length though is the fact that I honestly love my hair and can take pretty good care of it by myself.
And whats super exciting is the fact that I love wearing my hair up in protective styles.
Who would have thunk it??
My current fave is a free-form Gibson roll. It protects my ends and i think it’s perfect for work or play.
That being said, I had already decided to stick with the general guidelines for the 3in6 challenge through the end of the year.
And when I heard that The Good Hair Blog was putting on a 3 month challenge, I signed right up.
Nothing like a group of like minded women to help keep me accountable.
So here’s to what the next 6 months has in store for me and my hair.
*If you’d like to check out my journey through this challenge see the following posts: