Phro Group Growth Challenge 2015 – May Update

What’s up everyone? Yesterday was Democracy Day in Nigeria and we have a new President. Did you watch the inauguration?

I’m finally back with an update on my progress with the Phro’s Growth Challenge 2015. My last blog update was in February. 😯 Right now, I’m on the Ninja Growth Routine (which I’ve slightly modified).

Ninja Growth 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


Massage Castor Oil on hairline, nape and damaged areas for 2 minutes: FAILED. I noticed that my edges are growing when I don’t touch them too much. I think I massage a bit too vigorously, which may be part of the reason they were disappearing. I will likely continue to fail this part of the routine. 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. For the past 2 weeks I haven’t used JBCO on my scalp and I have suffered because of it. Dry and itchy scalp. 🙁 It’s time to get back on track. 
  • Lightly add moisture to hair with preferred moisturizer & Seal with Shea Butter or Coconut Oil: SUCCESSI 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. I also use a light protein every two weeks because of my last relaxer. My touch up was a bit too straight and I’m concerned about breakage due to weak strands.

For the most part, I think I’m doing okay. Do you keep up with the #GrowthChallenge2015 hashtag on Instagram? You can see everyone’s progress there. Here are some of my pics from Instagram. I think I see some hair growth. 😀

New post on the blog. Results from my recent relaxer. #lengthcheck #GrowthChallenge2015 #naijahaircangrow

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@phrophro #GrowthChallenge2015 February Check in.

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#GrowthChallenge2015 March check-in

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Better late than never. ?? April check in for #GrowthChallenge2015

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