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On Jan­u­ary 1, 2012, we did our first ever group BGLH chal­lenge! More than 100 of you joined the effort to stay account­able in keep­ing our ends tucked and mois­tur­ized to ensure length reten­tion. Well, we’re doing it again!! And we’d love for you to join us on this 3 mon­th jour­ney, from today, Feb­ru­ary 1 to April 30. Click here if you’re inter­est­ed in join­ing, and/or want to see par­tic­i­pa­tion rules and require­ments.

Black Girl With Long Hair

Leila Noel­lis­te, founder of Black Girl with Long Hair (April 2008). Social media, pop cul­ture and black beau­ty enthu­si­ast. bell hooks’ hair twin…

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cococrispecurl

Hey gals! Sor­ry I’m report­ing in so late. I had some growth, noth­ing notice­able when it’s not stretched. I was sick for about 60 days of this chal­lenge, includ­ing a cou­ple ER vis­its and surgery, so occa­sion, I could care less about my hair. I real­ly got into my YT videos and now that the chal­lenge is over, I can’t wear to try dif­fer­ent WnG styles. I’m def­i­nite­ly going to roll back into pro­tec­tive styles this fall, but until then, it’s going to be OUT OUT OUT! :) http://www.youtube.com/cococrispecurl

longhairIcare9

Ok so I’ve been away for a min­ute but I’m back now my hair has been in the same hair­style washed and dried of course but the same hair­style. Now I’m get­ting ready for a hair expo in Har­ris­burg, Pa tomor­row at the Radis­on. I’m so excit­ed because it’s my first hair­show!!!
Any­who deep con­di­tion tonight, wash, air dry, rock­in the ‘fro tomor­row.
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longhairIcare9

Hey girls, my hair is about nape of the neck length, after my big chop three weeks ago. My goals are to reach shoul­der length by the begin­ning of the sum­mer. I plan to keep my hair in braids, tuck and roll styles, and my fav go to french braids and up dos. images post­ed below…ttyl

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dayna

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my pro­tec­tive style: flat twist and bun

Angelic Messanger

I’m real­ly excit­ed about join­ing, but exact­ly where do you post for the 2013 Pro­tect Ya Ends Chal­lenge? Thanks.

cococrispecurl

Hi Gals,
I final­ly have my begin­ning pics, but the file size is over 2MB! Here’s a link to my youtube video with pics. Over the last cou­ple days, I’ve been wear­ing a bun. I cow­ashed and applied KBB Hair But­ter to seal the ends. I’ll prob­a­bly do a braid out on Fri­day night and try dif­fer­ent styles through out the week. My hair hasn’t been this short since tran­si­tion­ing 3 years ago, and it’s a bit of a chal­lenge.

Hicks
About me: Hi, I’ve been fol­low­ing BGLH for a while but recent­ly “joined” for this chal­lenge! My name is Brittany…but I go by that or Hicks, which is my last name. I’m real­ly excit­ed to be doing this with oth­er nat­u­rals. About my hair: My hair is a mix­ture of 3C, 4A, + 4B. I’ve been nat­u­ral for going on 8 years. The first 2 I spent with a close cut, and after that I’ve alter­nat­ed between twist outs, straight­en­ing, and buns. In the last 2 years I’ve decid­ed I want to grow my hair long. I want the kind… Read more »
clare

i did not know you guys were doing this.my hair has been tucked for 1 week and 1 day ^^ so does that mean i can­not wash it? and it has to be air dried. please be more speci­fic thank you

Dianna

I want to join. I had my hair cut this week­end to get rid of the dam­age and dead ends. It was mid-back and now it is past the shoul­ders. :( Start­ing over and want to join the chal­lenge. I have relaxed hair is that okay. Does french rolls count as pro­tec­tive.

Zoe Ivey
once you’ve com­ment­ed on the start­ing date that means you have joined right? BGLH please enlight­en my dark­e­ness because i cre­at­ed a word press on feb 1 and com­ment­ed on this thread the same day in order to join the chal­le­nege so i hope that count­ed : D my hair has been braid­ed into 2 corn­rows and the ends tucked under­neath since then since ive been at home the whole time. When i go to school i have it in a bun with the ends tucked in safe­ly. i just washed it and braid­ed it into six big plats and then… Read more »
Zoe Ivey
once you’ve com­ment­ed on the start­ing date that means you have joined right? BGLH please enlight­en my dark­e­ness because i cre­at­ed a word press on feb 1 and com­ment­ed on this thread the same day in order to join the chal­le­nege so i hope that count­ed : D my hair has been braid­ed into 2 corn­rows and the ends tucked under­neath since then since ive been at home the whole time. When i go to school i have it in a bun with the ends tucked in safe­ly. i just washed it and braid­ed it into six big plats and then… Read more »
kina

I’d like to join the chal­lenge.

temptingbeauty

how long does your hair have to be for you to join and does canerows count?

Joy Love

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Joy Love

I’m in! PLEASE ADD ME TO THE LIST!!!!

Curly Queen

Wish I could but unless I’m in braids I just can’t com­mit to three months of pro­tec­tive styling and I can’t do braids right now because I have pro­duct I need to use up.

selinda

I’m in, but I’m try­ing to fig­ure out how to sign up-I was con­nect­ed to word­press and did a sign up under there but I’m not sure if I was joined to the chal­lenge.

crist_lite

check your email

Ms.Amena

So I may have­to do this cause I just got through cut­ting about 1–1.5in from my hair. It’s my third end trim about 1/4in to 1in each timein 19mos with one actu­al cut for shape tak­ing off about 2.5 inch­es at my one year anniver­say. hhhh­m­m­m­m­m­mm.…

MaKenzie

How about twists and/curls??

tabatha_frm_RI

good luck ladies have fun with it. remen­ber it’s just hair.

ivicoco

How about french braids, do they count?

nomo_nonsense

I def­i­nite­ly want to join. I have actu­al­ly reached a plateau with my hair growth and was think­ing about cut­ting off an inch as a kind of reset. Prob­lem is my fore­head is big so buns aren’t that flat­ter­ing and I have no cre­ativ­i­ty when it comes to my hair.

Najah

My fore­head is big too. And when the light hit’s it just right, it looks like I have a giant upside down pyra­mid on it.lol XD Just do some baby hair and flaunt it. Look at Tyra and Rihan­na. A lot of peo­ple are inse­cure about a promi­nent fea­ture, but once they embrace it, they are more beau­ti­ful for it. I mean real­ly, Rihan­na has a DOME. You gonna tell me that child ain’t beau­ti­ful? You bet­ter work.lol

madametj

You can cre­ate fake bangs in the front by leav­ing out hair in the front when you make your bun, then make a few twists and pin them like a side-swept bang.

Dani

Count me in.

AC

Does being in a scarf and/or under­neath a hat qual­i­fy as tucked? If so I’m in!

mangomadness

Why doesn’t a hat count as tucked? The forum says head­wraps count. Hair under a hat would be pro­tect­ed in a sim­i­lar man­ner…

Val

Are you allowed to wash your hair out (as in loose) or in the pro­tec­tive style?

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