KiK’s 100-Day Health & Hair Challenge

My healthy lifestyle habits leave much to be desired. It is for this reason that I have launched the 100-Day Health & Hair Challenge. Mine will last from  September 24, 2012 – January 1, 2013. Hopefully, I will be starting the new year with a new lifestyle that is healthier and habitual.

So why the hair? Doing protective styles (especially long-term protective styles) allow us the ability to exercise without  worrying about messing up out twist-outs. The bonus – hair usually thrives and shows more length when

You can start whenever you choose. Read below to check out the rules of the challenge.

Challenge Rules

  1. Hair should be in a protective style (short-term or long-term) at all times except between styling of course (no more than a day). 
  2. Do not use direct heat (hooded dryers are OK or only use the tention-blowdrying method for blow-dryers.) No heat is preferable.  
  3. Deep condition regularly or keep hair moisturized and protein rich to keep hair strong. Blog posts will follow with information on how to maintain a good moisture-protein balance.
  4. Do not brush your hair while dry. (This makes it more susceptible to breakage.) 
  5. Exercise everyday for at least 10-60 minutes depending on your health and vitality. Yes, EVERY single day. 
  6. Eat healthier. Select a HEALTHY diet (not a fad diet) that you can stick to even after you have ended this challenge
  7. NO sodas, no bacon (fried salt and fat), fried chips, ice cream or whatever your big unhealthy weakness is. This is the minimal thing to enter 
  8. Keep a journal. Record how you feel every day or as often as possible. It helps you to know how far you have come at the end of your journey. 
  9. If possible, record your hair growth, body weight and measurements at the beginning and end of this journey. This can be private or public.
  10. Eliminate salt and sugar as much as possible from your diet. 

Examples of Long-Term Protective Styles (styles lasting over 2 weeks)
  • braids extensions
  • natural plaits or twists
  • cornrows 
  • sew-in weaves (glue is too damaging)
  • wigs (with a protective wig cap underneath)
  • watch YouTube and search Google for more protective style ideas.
Examples of Short-Term Protective Styles (styles lasting under 7-14 days)

  • Buns
  • Basic Updos
  • Any style that keeps the ends of your hair covered from natural elements (eg cold air)
  • Chiney bumps (Bhantu Knots)
  • watch YouTube and search Google for more short-term protective style ideas. 
What is a Protective Style?

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One Comment on “KiK’s 100-Day Health & Hair Challenge”

  1. I’m in!

    Hair should be in a protective style (short-term or long-term) at all times except between styling of course (no more than a day). –

    -Easy. I’ve been in braid extensions since March (transitioning).

    Do not use direct heat (hooded dryers are OK or only use the tention-blowdrying method for blow-dryers.) No heat is preferable.

    -Same as above

    Deep condition regularly or keep hair moisturized and protein rich to keep hair strong. Blog posts will follow with information on how to maintain a good moisture-protein balance.

    -going to try some homemade concoctions more regularly)

    Do not brush your hair while dry. (This makes it more susceptible to breakage.)

    -Dry or wet?

    Exercise everyday for at least 10-60 minutes depending on your health and vitality. Yes, EVERY single day.

    -Umm….I’ll start at 3 times per week and build up from there.

    Eat healthier. Select a HEALTHY diet (not a fad diet) that you can stick to even after you have ended this challenge
    NO sodas, no bacon (fried salt and fat), fried chips, ice cream or whatever your big unhealthy weakness is. This is the minimal thing to enter

    -I’ve been on a no rice challenge for September which has been working well for me. Fries and sodas tho…sigh I’ll give it a go.

    Keep a journal. Record how you feel every day or as often as possible. It helps you to know how far you have come at the end of your journey.

    -I do this with the fitnespal app 🙂

    If possible, record your hair growth, body weight and measurements at the beginning and end of this journey. This can be private or public.

    -zani-hairjourney.blogspot.com for the hair growth progress. Will begin to measure weight more regularly.

    Eliminate salt and sugar as much as possible from your diet.

    -Doable

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