Jasmine’s Final GOC Update

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Jasmine (Fifth Wave) aka CurlsDivine

Have I made it? To January 31, 2012? The end of Hairscapades GOC Challenge? I did indeed. Committed to doing everything I said I would do, met my hair goals and overcame my hair challenges.

January 16th 2012 was my one year anniversary, so decided to try some new styles. I tried Wash and Go’s. I have always admired how Mahogany Curls could do a WnG and her curls looked fabulous, but have always felt a little insecure about how mine would turn out. You see, I have this kind of S-curl/frizz and then, at the bottom, my curls are met with a coil. I guess we all have some things we could kick to the curb about our hair. I just can’t seem to define the frizz into a nice coil from nap to bottom, oh well! I finally just said to myself, “I’m gonna try it and see.” It had been since my Big Chop that I tried the WnG style. So the results were surprisingly great. I used my Aubrey Organics conditioner to see if I could do the conditioner only route. Well, that particular conditioner works very well with the other styles I do, but it did not agree with my WnG’s. I dug back into my trusty old bag of products I vowed I would never use again and, out of curiosity and budgeting issues, I pulled out the Cantu Shea Butter Leave-In Conditioner and Eco-Styler. My mother has these gorgeous coils, and the Cantu Shea loves her hair. I need Eco Gel, because I need a heavy gel to keep the frizz from surfacing. I was amazed that the two together were like a perfect married couple.

I learned a trick from Naptural85 on Youtube on how to preserve the look. I can’t do the pineapple thing, so I wore two shower caps to lock in the moisture and I had 2nd day hair that looked like first day hair. It was beautiful! I think as my hair grows longer, WnG’s will get even better.

By the end of the month, yes I did, I had my hair professionally blown-out. I researched and found out that Van Davis Aveda Salon and Spa had a natural hair stylist whose hair is also natural. We met and I fell in-love with her personality. She gave me a head massage, a wash and condition, heat protectant, blow dried and flat-ironed it. She said my hair was extremely healthy. I was so happy with the results.

Hair Growth:

August 1, 2011
Top Crown: 8.5-9.0 inches
Sides: 7.5 inches
Back neck: 7.0 inches

January 31, 2012*
Top Crown: 10 inches
Sides: 9 inches
Back Neck: 9 inches

*½ inch trim 1-28-2012

Final Thoughts:
I’m still in this journey to get to mid-back length hair. I will definitely have my goal of bra-strap by the end of the year. I will be checking in and sending progress pictures throughout the year. This challenge has been so great. It has encouraged me to continue on a path of positivity towards a goal that some would have quit on day 1. Thank you Shelli for making my experience with Hairscapades so wonderful!

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  1. Love, love, love Jasmine’s hair! Her progress is just outstanding, and I always look forward to her updates. Her fotki is a major source of inspiration to keep me motivated during my transition. Major hair crush. Thank you Jasmine!!!

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  2. Thanks everyone, I really appreiate the support. I don’t really do protective styles, honestly I think when you don’t have a perm, you’re not using heat, and you got lots of moisture you can retain length because you won’t experience the breakage. I found that was the key (for me) to get to the goal in January. I’m still pressing, my final goal in which I really won’t care about length is MBL. Once that is achieved I will probably just maintain that length. That will be a whole bunch of hair….Shelli! I mean have ya’ll seen the hair on that head! LOL

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    • Girl, your hair crush Zyaran has tailbone length hair that’s 4 times as thick as mine!! I thought for sure you were going after her record;)!!! LOL!!! And thanks for sharing! I love reading the updates and seeing the pics!!

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  3. Um I don’t have tailbone length hair lol.. unless there’s someone else that has my screename as well. I’m APL for me but aiming for between BSL and MBL.

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    • LOL!! I’m sorry Zyaran, I meant Zhara who is a Fotkier that Jasmine told us about a few months ago. She is Jasmine’s hair crush and has TBL length hair! It’s stunning! I guess the Z’s and a’s stuck in my mind, but I had the wrong letters everywhere else;)! LOL!!

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