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February 14, 2013 by Kimberly Love

Thriver Path

 

"I'm committed to growing my hair longer than it has ever been.  And I'm willing to put in the time and effort to make it thrive!"

Signature Color: Green (as in GO and CONTINUE with current hair practice / habits)

Hair Personality "Weekend / Special Occasion glam styles"  Thrivers are perfectly fine with routinely wearing their hair in protective styles.  They understand that hair is a fiber that can only be preserved or destroyed. Thrivers accept the trade-offs needed to retain their length in order to see maximum growth ( 4 - 6 inches a year).  They achieve maximum hair length retention through mastering their hair with regular maintenance, gentle handling, low-manipulation and protective hair styles.  Thrivers are often seen with their hair tucked away in buns, braids or twists. But on those special occasions when they "let their hair down"?  Some may gasp or even dare to ask "is that your real hair?"

Detangling regimen: Once a week, using exclusively finger detangling, including the Harp Method for thorough detangling. 

Washing Regimen: Once a week, in sections.

Conditioning regimen: Once a week.  Deep Conditioning every two weeks or as needed.

Recommended Styling Routine: Protective styles 85 - 95% of the month. No "glam styles" more than once a week.

Trimming MethodThriver's Trim, Seek & Destroy Method, Knot-Audit

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February 14, 2013 by Kimberly Love

Maintainer Path

 

"I love styling my hair on a regular basis.  But I'd like to maintain my current hair length while keeping it in great condition."

 

Signature Colors:  Yellow/Gold (as in proceed with CAUTION to maintain current length and minimize hair damage)

 

Hair Personality "Weekday Glam styles"  Hair Maintainers seek a balance between retaining length and routinely styling their hair.  They have little to no desire to grow their hair to extreme long lengths. Maintainers have concerns about the amount of time they spend on hair care maintenance and prefer the quickest routine as possible. They understand the trade-offs of manipulating one's hair on a regular basis but desire to use knowledge to keep extreme breakage at bay.  They regularly receive compliments about their hair because it always looks styled.

Detangling regimen: Once a week using finger detangling using the Harp Method, modified goody brush or detangling comb

Washing Regimen: Once a week/ Every 10 days/ Every two weeks

Conditioning regimen: Once every two weeks or as needed

Trimming Method:  Classic Trim, Dusting Trim, or Professional Trim

Recommended Styling Routine: Protective styles 25-50% of the month.  If hair is type 4, kinky, use caution wearing wash & go or any other styles that may increase knotting.

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February 14, 2013 by Kimberly Love

Striver Path

 

 

"I'm striving to break the cycle of hair loss caused by heat, chemical or handling damage."

 

Signature Colors:  Red/Orange (As in STOP/ HAZARDOUS practices that are causing extreme breakage and damage)

Hair Personality  "Something New Everyday" A Striver may be (but not always) someone with a strong desire to be expressive and creative with hair styling.  Often the trendsetter or close follower of hair trends, these practices contribute to extra wear and tear resulting in hair loss.  Strivers are striving to improve the condition of their hair through knowledge and better practices.

Detangling regimen: Once a week using finger detangling, the Harp method.

Washing Regimen: Once a week/ Every 10 days/ Every two weeks

Conditioning regimen: Once every week or as needed / Deep conditioning 

Recommended Trimming Method:  Recovery Trim, Classic Trim, Dusting Trim, or Professional Trim 

Recommended Styling Routine: Protective styles at least 50% of the month to prevent further hair breakage.  If hair is type 4, kinky, use caution wearing wash & go or any other styles that may increase knotting.

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February 14, 2013 by Kimberly Love