Phro Group Growth Challenge 2015 – August Update

I’m back with an update on my progress with the Phro’s Growth Challenge 2015. My last update was in May. 🙁 Right now, I’m on the Rested Growth Routine.


Rested Growth Routine

This routine is for people who would like their hair to rest under a weave, wig, braids or cornrows throughout the year.

Duration: 12 months (check in once a month)
Braids or Weaves?: Change every 6 weeks
Cornrows?: Change every 3 weeks

Products from Phro Group: Coconut Oil, Castor Oil, Shea Butter, Aphro Comb

What results should you see?
Less incidence of breakage
Moisturised hair with visible growth

  • Apply Coconut or Castor Oil to scalp and massage for 2 minutes Partial Success. I don’t apply oil on my scalp every day
  • Lightly spray a water based moisturiser onto hair.

Partial Success. I moisturize my hair 2 – 3 times a week and it feels pretty moisturized. Also, it seems like my hairline is really filling in. 😀


  • Add diluted shampoo into Aphro Comb. Apply & massage onto scalp for a deep clean
  • Rinse
  • While Damp, spray Leave-In Conditioner
  • Allow to Dry
  • Spray homemade Braid Sheen onto hair / scalp
  • Massage Coconut Oil or Castor Oil onto scalp using Aphro Comb
  • Drench hair with Coconut Oil before undoing
  • Unravel hair using tip of comb or fingers only
  • Finger detangle
  • Use Wide Toothed Comb to detangle section-by-section (start from end to root)
  • When fully detangled, adopt Ninja Routine until the next protective style

Partial Success. I wash my hair every 2 – 3 weeks because I really want my hair to rest. I don’t wash my hair with the braids because I’m fearful that it may mat up. 🙁 

I think I’m on the right track. However, I could step it up a bit. I didn’t do a length check this month since my hair is braided up. I plan to do a roller wrap soon and post pics. I also want to get another wig or try to fix my Creta girl wig. The hair is bigger than I am accustomed to. 🙁 If you are interested in this challenge, you can keep up with everyone’s progress with the #GrowthChallenge2015 hashtag on Instagram.

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