Phro Group Growth Challenge 2015 – February Update

phrogrowthchalLong time no post. 🙁 Sad Times. Hope all is well on your end.

I’m back with a brief update on my progress with the #GrowthChallenge2015. For more details on the challenge, check it out here. Right now, I’m on the Ninja Growth Routine. If I put I have a long-term protective style, I will switch to the Rested Routine.

This routine is for people with a seasoned hair routine and would like to bump the care routine up and start experiencing serious growth.

Duration: 12 months (check in once a month)
Products from Phro Group:Coconut Oil, Castor Oil, Shea Butter, Aphro Comb

What results should you see?
Well moisturized hair
Less incidences of shedding and breakage
Evidence of hair growth

I have to admit that I haven’t kept up with everything that this program entails. However, I’ve done most of it.


Massage Castor Oil on hairline, nape and damaged areas for 2 minutes: FAILED. I usually massaged JBCO on my hairline 2 – 3 times a week.


  • Apply Coconut Oil to your hair and scalp and massage for 2 minutes: PARTIAL SUCCESS. I use JBCO (not coconut oil) to massage my scalp 
  • Lightly add moisture to hair with preferred moisturizer & Seal with Shea Butter or Coconut Oil: SUCCESS. I moisturize my hair 3 – 4 times a week and I seal with my coconut/hemp seed oil mix.


  • Hot Oil Treatment with Coconut Oil, Massage oil for 2 minutes. Bag for 20 minutes
  • Shampoo and Deep Condition
  • While damp, spray Leave-In Conditioner and add Shea Butter or Coconut Oil to ends
  • Air Dry or use dryer on cool air
  • Moisturize and Seal Routine when 80% dry. Use Shea Butter or Coconut oil as sealant. Concentrate sealant on your ends
  • Massage Castor Oil on entire scalp using Aphro Comb

SUCCESS. This is what I normally do for my wash days. 

Light Protein Treatment: PARTIAL SUCCESS. I alternate between a light and heavy protein treatment every month.

For the most part, I think I did alright. Going forward, I will be more conscious of my castor oil massages. Here’s how my hair looks this week. This was after a hard protein treatment, roller set, and silk/saran wrap.


Are you on any hair growth challenges this year? How is your progress?