1. Eat fresh vegetables or fruits with each meal.
The fruits thing was easy. I typically eat about 3-4 portions of fruit a day as my snacks. And eating vegetables wasn't too hard, but I always ended up ending the same ones. The typical student lifestyle on campus doesn't lend itself to being able to access a huge range of fresh vegetables and fruit.
2. Take a daily multivitamin.
Complete and utter fail. I hate having to take pills and I always forgot. But I did try!
3. Drink sufficient water. (Amt of water in oz. = Your weight in lbs * 0.5)
According to that calculation, I was supposed to be drinking nearly 3 litres of water a day, which was unlikely to happen on my usual sedentary-sat-in-front-of-a-glowing-screen day. So I stuck for drinking between 1.5 litres and 2 litres a day. This has been a habit of mine since I was about 14, so not too difficult.
But seriously - 3 litres a day?!
4. Wear twists or braids 2-4 weeks at a time.
Well, I tried. But I didn't manage to wear my hair in braids or twists all the time. It's a matter of convenience and sometimes it was time to take my hair down before I wound up cutting them off out of laziness. I think I only started to take it seriously when I did my first set of small/mini braids/plaits and decided I liked them.
But there was definitely more than two weeks of free hair, where I just wore my signature two bun puffs for a week at a time due to lack of time and motivation.
5. No direct heat.
Done. Easy peasy due to my intense fear of heat damage.
And the fact I don't own any hair heating appliances.
6. Pre-poo with coconut oil for 20 minutes.
Until I copied this list, I'd totally forgotten about this bit! I think I stopped doing it around...er, June? I did it occasionally when it came to Cassia...but I'm lazy as, and the whole waiting around for 20 minutes meant I'd get real bored real quickly and forget what I was doing.
7. Absolutely no trimming. (Start with a fresh cut now if need be.)
Uh....I guess I can say....whoops? In my defence, my split ends were out of control. And it was just a one time thing.
So - The all important question: did I manage to maintain 3 inches in 6 months?
The short answer is...
I don't know. The fact is I totally forgot to to measure my hair at the beginning even though I was told. I assume I was swept up with something mildly important things like...um. Food. And coursework. And eating.
Eating is important business people.
But hey! I at least hit Armpit length! So I'm already on track for this year's hair ambitions!