Phro Group Growth Challenge 2015 – September Update

September is coming to an end and with it comes an update on my progress with the Phro’s Growth Challenge 2015. I am still on the Rested Growth Routine since I was using my wig for most of the month.


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 with braid spray. Once a week I take down each braid and moisturize it with a cream moisturizer. It seems to stay pretty moisturized. 


  • 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 still wash my hair every 2 weeks and it seems alright. My hair feels much thicker but I’ve had some issues with matting. 

My hair is doing better while it’s protected with the wig. My issues come when I need to wash it and my hair gets too matted. 😥 I still haven’t done a proper length check. No vex.  Flat ironing my hair takes so much time and my results never last too long. I recently bought another wig and I’m pretty excited about it. Details to come.

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?