Hey to all my lovely subscribers and readers. As promised I am bringing you this fabulous challenge titled “The Birthday Hair Growth Challenge” as April is my birthday month. A lovely part of every birthday is the receiving of gifts and this hair challenge comes bearing gifts as well.

The rules of this challenge are very simple as I want everyone to be able to follow them, for those of you starting out on caring for your hair this is an excellent guide to gaining longer and healthier hair. (I will include links of previous posts as a guide to each rule and will do future posts on the rules I have not covered on my blog).

The bun I wore to work today you can see the lost length, will try to take a picture of an actual length check


1. Start the challenge with a trim, the amount of hair you choose to trim off depends on you. After that keep trimming at the barest minimum, avoid it if possible; if you must trim then dusting of the hair is preferable. Dusting is where such a small amount of hair is trimmed that it falls through the air like dust. (I will be sure to do a future post on dusting and trimming)

2. Wash and condition your hair every one or two weeks.

3. Do a pre-shampoo or hot oil treatment before washing and conditioning your hair (optional)

4. Moisturise and seal your hair daily. (or every other day if this suits you better)

5. Oil your scalp every other day with an oil of your choice such as Wura’s Secret Hair Growth Oil, jojoba oil, coconut oil, olive oil, sweet almond oil and so on. You can incorporate a mini massage to ensure that your hair follicles are well stimulated.

6. Keep your hair in buns, french twists, wigs and other protective styles to retain length at least 5 times a week. (You can do longer term protective styles such as weaves, braids. Just be sure to take them down latest after three weeks – a month to wash/condition. Moisturise/seal and oil the scalp as often as you can with these styles – if your hair is in a weave try to go under the tracks). 

7. Do not use any form of direct heat to dry or style your hair in the form of flat irons, blow dryers however roller setting is permitted as it is a form of indirect heat. Air drying is the preferred option.

Monthly Heat Pass: If you must flat iron or blow dry you can do so only once a month, you can however roller set your hair as much as you want.
8. If you are relaxed or texlaxed, stretch your relaxers to at least eight weeks.

9. Do the green house effect method on your hair once or twice weekly. (optional) (I will be sure to do a post on the green house effect method which involves applying some oil to your hair (optional) and then covering the hair with a plastic cap, using a satin scarf and going to bed. In the morning remove the scarf and plastic cap, give your hair some time to dry before styling hair should feel damp but not wet)

I believe six months is plenty of time to achieve a substantial amount of hair growth:

Start Date:  26thApril 2013
End Date:  26thOctober 2013

There are two ways of participating in this challenge:

1.  Leave a comment in the comment section below, like our facebook page, send your before and after pictures to wurassecret@gmail.com at the end of the challenge and you might be the winner of our new Wura’s Secret Hair Growth Oil – Extra Strength Formula. (This part of the challenge is only open to contestants who have a delivery address in Lagos, Nigeria)
To increase your chances of winning it will help if you are a subscriber of this blog however this is not mandatory.
2.    Leave a comment in the comment section and let us grow our hair together.

You can print out the rules and stick them somewhere you can be reminded of them. Kindly share your questions, experiences and so on in the comment section below to encourage and help others.

I wish everyone a successful and rewarding hair growth challenge.


“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”  Marianne Williamson, Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of “A Course in Miracles”