3 Hair Challenges You Should Try in 2015

0Coconut/Castor Oil Challenge

Coconut and Castor oil challenges are also very popular in the natural hair community. I’ve done a coconut oil challenge personally, and I loved the results I got from it.

To do one of these challenges, simply find different ways to use either oil at least three times a week for a month or more. Here are some common ways to begin using both coconut and castor oil in your hair regimen:

Prepoo
Oil Rinse
Mixed with deep conditioner
Hot oil treatment
Sealant
Mixed in DIY refresher spray
LOC/LCO Method

Experiment with how you use your oil and see what works for you. Castor oil may be too thick for women with finer hair (like myself), so either mix it with another lighter oil, or stick to the coconut oil challenge.

At the end of this challenge you should see shinier, healthier hair. You might decide that you want to use that oil more frequently in your regimen.

Water intake challenge


Water intake challenges aren’t specifically for hair growth, but drinking a decent amount of water everyday can work wonders for hair and skin. If you’re a beginner, you can work on drinking the recommended eight glasses of water per day (or four water bottles!). If you already do so, try increasing your intake. My personal water challenge for the new year is to drink a gallon of water a day for a month.

Water is the optimal source of moisture, and even though you may wash and moisturize your hair often, true growth and health begins from within. To make the challenge easier on yourself, download a water intake app and record how much water you drink per day.

These are a few ideas for natural hair challenges that you can try in the new year. You can of course create your own, or even begin a challenge at any time in the year. Just take small steps and notice the difference that you will see in a small amount of time!

Originally posted 2014-12-26 15:00:10.

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About Victoria


Hi! My name is Victoria Sallie and I'm a twenty something year old blogger & student living in NYC. I began my transitioning natural hair journey in January 2013, and big chopped in April 2014. I decided to start writing because I wanted to document my hair journey, plus I realized that I couldn't find all the information I needed in ONE place on the internet. Deciding to return back to my natural hair was one of the best choices that I've ever made, and I'm glad to help anyone that has a question. Happy Hair Journey!

About Victoria


Hi! My name is Victoria Sallie and I'm a twenty something year old blogger & student living in NYC. I began my transitioning natural hair journey in January 2013, and big chopped in April 2014. I decided to start writing because I wanted to document my hair journey, plus I realized that I couldn't find all the information I needed in ONE place on the internet. Deciding to return back to my natural hair was one of the best choices that I've ever made, and I'm glad to help anyone that has a question. Happy Hair Journey!

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Comments

  1. Elise Cromwell
    Elise Cromwell

    I always do a protective style challenge but the no heat challenge isn’t realistic for me in the wintertime. My parents keep it too cold to be going to sleep on wet hair.

  2. Michelle Wharton
    Michelle Wharton

    I’m straightening my hair for new yr I do it like once every 3 n a half months it doesn’t mess up my curls…

  3. Kenni Green
    Kenni Green

    Ayana Penn-Price I still don’t know what a cowash is… but I haven’t used heat on my hair in months 🙂

    1. dez

      it’s when you wash your hair with conditioner instead of shampoo…or were you just being funny..because i didn’t know what it was for the longest time.

  4. Nicole Orr

    I’m currently doing the protective style challenge!! I’ve been natural since May 2014!!! I use Itworks hair, skin, and nail vitamins and mainly Cantu products!!!

  5. MHoyte

    I don’t use heat directly on my hair but sometimes when I deep condition as I don’t have a steam cap, I would use the blow dryer to get some heat, with my deep condition cap on. Is that ok?

  6. dez

    I have already increased my water in take to 3 Liters a day. Not just for my health but my hair and skin. Plus I started taking Biotin again so I need all the water I can get..I wash my hair at least once a week and co wash once a week as well and I do the LOC method.I’m not using heat on my hair until like April(or the first of March if I decide to blow dry my hair when I trim my ends) and the last time I used it was in like Sept. or October. I would love to do a protective style but I don’t have anyone readily available to do it for me when I need it. I use coconut oil in my LOC and castor oil in my hot oil treatments. I think I will start doing Oil rinses tho…sounds interesting

    1. dez

      And by protective style I mean braids or Marley twist

  7. Aliyah

    I have been doing protective styling challenge without even knowing it lmao . I have been wearing cornrows with just my real hair . I have been doing this for two months so far now . I will continue untill I’m 5 years natural then I’ll do low manipulation styles . I drink alot of water everyday as well .

  8. Laura Marie

    I’m doing a protective style challenge also known as I’m tired of trying to deal with my hair in this heat and humidity

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