Friday

One Month Protective Styling Challenge

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Bee Mine

The Prize:
The winner of the One Month Protective Styling Challenge will receive 4 (Yes, FOUR!) full size Bee Mine Products of YOUR choice!

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The owner of Bee Mine Products and I will choose the winner based on:
  • How well you follow the rules
  • How well your overall plan of action sounds
  • & Being creative doesn't hurt!

Of course, you must do our weekly check-in's and include a picture. 'A' will not be eligible for the prize.

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Name: A
Age: 4 years old
Plan of action:

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Name: Shelby
Age: 3 (Bday 6/28)
Plan of action:
  • Wash and deep condition hair with Macadamia Natural Oil rejuvenating shampoo/Deep repair masque
  • Moisturize the hair with Macadamia Natural Oil Nourishing leave in cream and Healing oil treatment
  • Protective style of choice: two strand twist, leave in for one week.
  • Use setting lotion to set twists
  • Spray hair with________?? not sure what to use here
  • wash hair once a week and restyle ( she has swim lessons and we dont so a swim cap)
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Name: Simara W.
Age: 2
Plan of action:

  • Wash/condition/moisturize hair on April 30 (day before challenge begins)
  • Braid hair up for the week (either cornrows or simple box braids)
  • Moisturize braids daily (1x in morning and and 1x at night)
  • Retouch any braids as necessary during the week
  • Repeat steps above every Sunday during the challenge month!!

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Name: Noelle
Age: 4
Plan of action:
  • Wash and Deep Condition hair day before the challenge begins then two strand flat twist the front of her hair and two strand twist the back of her hair leave in for 2 weeks and then repeat wash and deep condition and then two strand twist hair all over for remaining 2 weeks.


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Names: Ilana and Hannah
Age: 7 and 4
Plan of action:
  • Washing with Dr. Bronner's Peppermint Castile Soap, condition with Amenta Aromatherapy Rose Mint Conditioner, Creme of Nature Lemongrass Leave In/Olive Oil
  • Styling product - my homemade shea butter mixture mixed with a little gel for hold or AfroVeda Ginger Almond Butter Cream (cause I need to get rid of it).
  • Protective style of choice will be two strand twists for both girls, freshen after two weeks without washing ( I usually wash once a month anyways). They will get a daily spritz of Jessicurl Awe Inspiraling Spray, and moisturize when necessary.
  • After one month take down, and I may start over again.

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Name: TK
Age: 3 years young
Plan of action:
  • Week 1: Wash with JASON sea kelp shampoo and DC with conditioning mix (JASON sea kelp conditioner+Queen Helene's cholesterol cream).
  • Weeks 2-4: Co-wash with conditioning mix.
  • Air-dry and detangle with water+Kid's Organics moisturizing lotion mix.
  • Add EVCO+EVOO mix to damp hair to seal in moisture.
  • Moisturize scalp with moisturizing mix (unrefined shea butter and EVCO and EVOO mix).
  • Moisturize and seal hair with JC Nourish&Shine.
  • Protective style of choice: Alternate weekly between 3-4 plaits (large) and 2strand twists (medium-large) with her ends tucked somehow more than likely bantu knots using JC Twist&Lock and moisturizing mix to set.
  • Spray hair daily with leave-in conditioning mix (water+Giovanni Direct Leave-in)

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Name: KeAirah
Age: 2.5
Plan of action:
  • Braids for a week(wash and condition day before,apply moisturizer and let air dry in 4-5 plaits,braid the next day with shea butter or styling creme from darcy botanicals,sleep with du rag on, spray each morning with mixture(conditioner,aloe vera gel,glycerin,water).
    Box Braids for 2 weeks(same plan as above plus wash every 3 days).

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Name: Ray
Age: 5
Plan of action:
  • Wash and deep condition hair with Herbal Essences Hello Hydration 1 day before challenge.
  • Moisturize the hair with Taliah Waajid Protective Mist Bodifier right after washing
  • Band hair immediately after moisturizing. I will define her curls with 2 strand twist
  • PI will leave the style foe 4-5 days.
  • I will use Taliah Waajid Protective Mist Bodifier, or curly Q's Moist Curls Moisturizer/Detangle to set two strand twists
  • i will Spray hair 2x per day with Taliah Waajid Protective Mist Bodifier, or curly Q's Moist Curls Moisturizer/Detangle
  • Wash hair 1x per week.
  • Take her twist out.
  • Then style again. Maybe large corn rolls and she does not need a rubber-band the hair forms a curl and holds the braids.

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Name: Makena
Age: 11
Plan of action:
  • Wash hair with "Kinky-Curly Come Clean" 2 days before challenge.
  • Moisturize the hair with "Kinky-Curly Knot Today" right after washing.
  • Detangle with wide tooth comb and Denman D3 (hair dripping wet w/ Knot Today in) and braid hair in 6 sections (bands at top and bottom of each) immediately after moisturizing. Take each braid down on pre-style day 2, separate each into 2 sections. Lightly mist w/ water, brush and band (12 banded sections).
  • Protective style of choice: Box braids, twisted at the ends, using "Oyin Handmade Burnt Sugar Pomade" to set. Leave in for 4 weeks (we'll see).
  • Moisturize 1x per day with: spray bottle water, steam from the shower, or spritz with "Oyin Handmade Juices 'n Berries."
  • Seal ends 1x per day (before bed): Virgin coconut oil/Shea butter mix
  • 1x per week with box braids in: 1) Oil/Massage scalp (on the parts) with "Trader Joe's Jojoba Oil", let sit with a conditioning cap on for at least 30 min 2) Wash hair with "Oyin Handmade Honey Wash" 3) Apply "Oyin Handmade Honey Hemp Conditioner" as leave-In 4) Apply virgin coconut oil as sealant over braids.
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Name: Laila
Age: 5
Plan of action:
  • Wash and deep condition with giovanni deep moisture shampoo and deep condi with spiral solutions deeply decadent deep treatment
  • style of choice: braids
  • Use a mix of giovanni leave in w/ distilled water and jojoba oil to freshen style
  • Co wash on monday after swim class

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Name: Laverius
Age: 5 years old
Plan of action:
  • Our plan is to start off with some simple braids. Using Wave Nouveau finishing mist as a moisturizer ...spraying his hair at least two times a week(weather is crazy). Cowash next week with 4 big braids to allow for airdrying because Laverius was just cowashed last Saturday. Rebraid Laverius hair and hope to get two weeks from the style. For the last week I hope to give Laverius some big box braids. If our plan does not go this route he will have some type of braids or braids that end with twist and cowashing. Trying to keep it simple with scheduling being very hectic..I have his other brothers to braid as well and whew I'm going to be one busy bee.

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Name: Nylah
Age: 2 and a half
Plan of action:
  • (WEEK1) I plan to wash Ny-Ny's hair the night before the challenge starts. Product of choice- Blended Cutie Silky Swirls Shampoo and Blended Cutie Tug me not conditioner. After washing I will finger detangle her hair using Blended Cutie Curly Cake Shake and Blended Cutie Down and Out Styles to set her Protective Style of Choice - TWO STRAND TWIST. Every morning and night I plan to moisturize her hair with Blended Cutie Satin Style Reviver.
  • (WEEK 2) Take out twist, wash, condition and detangle hair as above - Protective Style of Choice - BRAIDS. Moisturize with Blended Cutie Satin Style Reviver
  • (WEEK 3) Take out twist, wash, condition and detangle hair as above - Protective Style of Choice - THREESTRAND TWIST. Moisturize with Blended Cutie Satin Style Reviver
  • (WEEK 4) Take out twist, wash, condition and detangle hair as above - Protective Style of Choice - TWO STRAND TWIST. Moisturize with Blended Cutie Satin Style Reviver

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Name: Anisa
Age: 6
Plan of action:
  • Protective Style of Choice: Different variations of cornrows/braids
  • I washed and deep conditioned Anisa's hair 3 days before I styled it using Herbal Essence Hello Hydration shampoo and conditioner. I then applied Giovanni Direct Leave-In. I put her hair in several ponytails and left them in for 3 days. Before I braided her hair, I took the ponytails down and applied coconut oil.
  • She will have this style for 1 week. I will apply coconut oil/shea butter as needed (depending on if they look dry).
  • I will probably use Deva Curl No-Poo cleanser to cleanse her scalp between styling.
  • I would like for the ends of her braids to be curly. I'll see what happens in a few days.

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Name: Evelyn
Age: 16 months
Plan of action:
  • Wash and deep conditon hair with Organix Coconut milk shampoo and Herbal Essence Hello Hydration
  • Mosutirize hair with Giovoni leave in conditioner after washing
  • Moisterize hair with Shea butter, coconut oil and olive oil mix, After moisteizing the hair I will make 6 big plats around her hair to stretch for 1 day and then take them out and re-braid them again and leave in for another day
  • Protective style of week one: two strand twist
  • I will use Afro Veda Pur Wipped Gelly and AfroVeda Totally Twisted Almond Butter to set the twist
  • Spray hair with glycerin mix 1xper day

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Name: Aliana
Age: 2
Plan of action:
  • find her a satin pillow case! (yes, still don't have one, i know!)
  • Wash and deep condition hair with Organix Coconut Milk 1 day before challenge.
  • Moisturize the hair with leave in conditioner (not sure which one yet) right after washing
  • Protective style of choice: Sister twists. Leave in for 2 weeks.
  • Use shea butter, aloe vera & (possibly Twists & Locs Natural Honey Locking Formula) to set Sister twists
  • Spray hair 1x per day with leave in conditioner
  • Wash hair 1x per week with Sister twists in
  • Twist out hair after 2 weeks
  • Keep twist out for 1 week
  • Wash hair at end of 3rd week
  • Moisturize the hair with leave in conditioner right after washing
  • Finger comb out & let "poof" for week 4
  • Spray hair 1x per day with leave in conditioner

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Names: Miss Priss & The Artist
Ages: 6 & 11 years old
Plan of action:
  • Ms. Priss (6) will be wearing her hair in a braid/twist style. I will wash, dc, band, and moisturize her hair the day before styling. The day of styling I will spritz with leave in to loosen curls enough to style w/o hurting her head. Her style will be washed 1x a week, and taken down at the end of wk 2 if looking ragged to wash and restyle. Jamaican Black Castor Oil will be applied to their scalp 2x a week and their ends moisturized with oil daily. The Artist (11) will have the same routine as Ms. Priss, but her hair will be in a cornrow style.

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Names: Sydney & Taylor (Syddie & Tay)
Ages: 2
Plan of action:
  • Detangle hair w/ a spray mix of water & Giovanni Direct Leave-in, a Wide Tooth Comb & Denman Brush
  • Apply EVCO to the length of hair as a pre-poo, leaving it on for a couple of hours while they play or take naps.
  • Shampoo hair w/ Curly Q’s Curlie Cutie Cleansing Cream & Condition w/ Curly Q’s Coconut Dream Moisturizing Conditioner. This wash routine will be repeated once a week.
  • After hair is washed, part hair into 4 sections. Apply Kids Organics Shea Butter Detangling Lotion to Each Section & Brush through w/ Denman. ‘Grease’ the scalp w/ Jane Carter Nourish & Shine & Seal & Brush through w/ soft bristle brush. Apply a small amount of the Nourish & Shine to the hair to seal in the moisture & then braid each section, allowing the hair to air-dry overnight.
  • The following morning unbraid each section one at a time, and gently comb out w/ a wide tooth comb, applying more of the Shea Butter Detangling Lotion if Needed.
  • Once hair is unbraided & detangled, begin braiding or doing 2-strand twists, applying a shea butter/EVCO mix to the braids or twists.
  • In the mornings, if their hair looks frizzy, I will lightly spray their hair w/ water & smooth EVCO over their hair. Then I will apply a silk scarf for 5 minutes to flatten their edges & any fly-aways.
  • They will sleep in a satin cap & on a satin pillowcase at night.
  • To maintain moisture throughout the week, I will spray their hair w/ a mixture of water & Giovanni Direct Leave In & seal their hair w/ EVCO.

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Name: Shiloh
Age: 4
Plan of action:
  • Wash and deep condition her hair on May 1
  • Moisturize and style after washing
  • Apply moisturizer as needed during the week
  • wash 1x per week and repeat steps

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Name: Jaliyah
Age: 2 years old
Plan of action:
  • Wash and Condition hair with Curly Q Shampoo and conditioner. Use Giovanni direct leave in comb and put into four big twist 3 days before challenge.
  • The night before challenge we will put her hair in tiny 2 strand twist and leave in for as long as they will stay probably a week.
  • We will use Natural Oasis shea butter to set her twist.
  • Spray her hair twice a day with curly q Moist Curls Moisturizer.
  • Wash her hair once a week and probably have to redo the protective style.

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Name: Joeliana and Alia
Age: Both age 5
Plan of action:
  • Wash and Condition hair with Curly Q Shampoo and conditioner. Use Giovanni direct leave in comb and put into four big twist 3 days before challenge.
  • Wash/condition/moisturize hair
  • Protective style of choice - small cornrows for first two weeks for Joeliana (this seems to protect her extremely thick hair) and loose box braids of cornrows for Alia
  • Moisturize ends each night and add coconut oil to scalp as needed
  • Spray each morning with water/oil mixture or spray conditioner
  • Keep this style in for two weeks with two co-washes each weekend.
  • In two weeks take out cornrows, deep condition and put in another protective style.

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Name: Messiah
Age: 2
Plan of action:
  • Two days before the challenge Pre-poo her hair with a homemade Mixture(Shea Butter,EVOO,V05 Condish and Honey)Leave the mixture in for 45 mins cover with a plastic cap and let her play.Shampoo and Condish with Coconut Organix, Detangle with Modified Denman brush Moisturize with Shea Butter mix and Coconut Organix Condish.Braid 6 big plats to stretch Hair seal the ends with Coconut oil.Spay hair with Homemade hair spritz cover with silk Bonnet(satin pillow case just in case it comes off..)
  • Next Day Braid hair into pixie braids(box braids)Moisturize and Seal with Shea mix and Aloe,
  • (How to maintain Pixie braids)Co-wash every other day w/Vo5 Tea Therpy seal with Coconut oil spray homemade spritz at night and morning(Re-braid if fuzzy in the front)
  • Week 3 Take braids down and Clarify hair with Baking Soda and ACV rinse Co-wash and 2 strand twist hair spray with Homemade hair Spritz and seal with Coconut oil on the ends and scalp.
  • Week 4 take twist down Co-wash with White Rain Tropical Coconut Condish and Do a Benzonite clay mask on hair for deep cleaning and to stretch curls. Wash out after 45 min Detangle hair with condish and EVOO and let her have her fro or Afro Puffs for 3 days Keep it moisturized with leave in condish,Shea Butter, and Coconut oil
    (**Vid of Pre-Poo treatment)

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Name: Patience
Age: 4 (bday-6/17)
Plan of action:
  • Wash hair with Creme of Nature Shampoo and Creme of Nature Nourishing Conditioner
  • Style hair into box braids/twists with Motions Hair and Scalp Daily Moisturizing Hairdressing
  • Leave style in for a week (at least)
  • Moisturize ends with Parnevu Leave-in conditioner and spray the braids/twists in the morning (to refresh) with John Frieda Frizz-Ease Dream Curls.
  • Re-twist/braid as necessary with Motions hair and scalp daily moisturizing hairdressing
  • Repeat steps 1-5 and restyle.

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All of the children are absolutely adorable! Thanks so much to everyone who signed their child(ren) up. Also big thanks to Bee Mine Products for being so generous with your giveaway!

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Please go ahead and email me your child's protective style picture. Also email me by May 9th a recently updated picture (preferably taken the weekend of May 7th-May 9th) of your child's protective style to show how it is holding up. Subject: Protective Styling Challenge Week 1

beadsbraidsbeyond@yahoo.com


Answer the following questions in your email: (highlight, press CTRL + C on your keyboard, and paste in email)

Name:
What was your protective style of choice?
Have you been following the rules?
Have you stuck with your plan of action? (if you changed anything let us know)
How did your child's style hold up for the first week?
Do you plan on restyling for week 2? (if so, what do you plan on doing?)
Other: (optional)

If you switch up the style by doing a ponytail or pigtails or anything, feel free to send those pictures in as well.


I look forward to hearing from you all soon! Happy Styling!