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2014 Twist/Braid/Bun for Growth Challenge

faithVA

Well-Known Member
Keeping my hair in flat twist is paying off. Before vacation in September my twist were struggling to meet in the center. Tonight I can join them together with no problem. In a few more months I may have a little bun up there. This motivates me to st stay the course.
 

Duchess007

Well-Known Member
Havent been on the boards for a while, but I've been twisting or braiding 5 days a week all year long. Haven't LCd for a few months, but I think I'm maintaining at MBLish.


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ETA: pardon the steaks of leave-in in my hair! After DCing, I apply conditioner, 2-strand twist, and Bantu knot the ends. This is from last week. Will likely do the same this weekend.

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Bunnyhaslonghair

Ebonics Queen
Apl ladies, how long does it take you to put your hair into medium sized twists? I want to start twisting my hair myself but I'm afraid it will be too much work to keep doing it :-( :-(
 

charmtreese

Well-Known Member
Apl ladies, how long does it take you to put your hair into medium sized twists? I want to start twisting my hair myself but I'm afraid it will be too much work to keep doing it :-( :-(

I do medium small twist and I'm just at APL, it takes about 2 hours give or take to complete. I twist weekly.
 

KiWiStyle

Realtor & Foodie
You said its never too late to join, right?!?

1. What is your primary style (twists, braids, bunning, etc.)? Flat twist styled in a halo.

2. What is your style maintenance regimen? After shampooing, DC, m&s, I mold my edges with As I Am smoothing gel then either air dry or sit under a cold dryer. I've started using Oyin Burnt Sugar pomade to seal in my moisture, I spritz my roots and hair with a mix of distilled water and vegetable glycerin when ever my hair feels dry and take down midweek to m&s and retwist.

3. Are you natural, relaxed, transitioning? Transitioning

4. What do you hope to achieve from the challenge? Longer hair with full ends. I'm transitioning so I also hope to hide my hair in hopes of BC too soon.

5. When and how will you restyle your hair? Weekly. I plan to change styles monthly but still maintain a flat twist style

6. Include Starting Pic. (You will not be an official challenger without one).

Pic taken in October/2014
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My twisted style for November and most likely December too.
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toaster

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prettybyrd
DigitalRain
FoxxyLocs
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Tibbar
DoDo
Kim0105
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Dalisha

Hi ladies (and anyone I forgot to tag) I've received some questions about when the 2015 thread was starting and I wanted to reach out to you all. My regimen has evolved over the year and while I do bun my hair about half the week, the other half I'm wearing twist outs so I don't meet the qualifications for the challenge anymore. I've also been bunning for almost 7 years so it's not quite a "challenge" anyway.

Does anyone want to spearhead next year's challenge? I think a lot of people have have great progress this year and want to continue. The new challengers can decide if you want to make any tweaks to the starting post/rules or keep it as is.

Looking forward to any updates in the next 6 weeks! :yep:
 

FoxxyLocs

Well-Known Member
Bunning wasn't a real challenge for me either, as it's my go to style. Plus I'm at my goal length. I won't be participating in the next challenge. I need to find a new thread to hang out in.
 

Froreal3

haulin hard in the paint
^^I'm co-hosting WL 2015. I think that's enough for me to focus on for now. :) I think I may also add wigs to my regimen this year...
 

ElevatedEnergy

Rooted Yet Flowing
I'm gonna sit out on hair challenges going forward. I'll post in different threads here and there that grab my attention, but the bulk of my lhcf time is spent in the parenting/motherhood, natural living & couponing threads. My hair is on cruise control and I'm just enjoying the ride :)
 

faithVA

Well-Known Member
I'm doing pretty good keeping it up. So much so that when I wore it out my coworkers were surprised. Hoping for a few more inches to enjoy some new styles in the spring.



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faithVA

Well-Known Member
Oooh faithVA you are killing these styles. Can't wait to see what you do with your hair as it gets longer.

Thank you. I can't wait to try some new styles. But at the same time I wash my hair every 3 to 4 days and the thought of doing a lot of work and taking it out in 3 days :nono: Going to have to see how that works out :lol:

I have at least 50 styles on Pinterest that are ready to go as soon as I have some hair :yep:
 

toaster

Well-Known Member
Rozlewis

I'll be twist-outing and bunning so if there's no interest I'll start the thread again. I can remember to do quarterly check ins so I guess I won't be a horrible host.
 

faithVA

Well-Known Member
[USER=388763 said:
toaster[/USER];20882659]Rozlewis

I'll be twist-outing and bunning so if there's no interest I'll start the thread again. I can remember to do quarterly check ins so I guess I won't be a horrible host.

If you do it I will cohost with you at least through the 1st quarter. I don't know what I will be doing with my hair after that.
 

toaster

Well-Known Member
faithVA I would love and welcome your company!

PS- I already have a week in January mapped out to do the 7 days of the MHM. :look: My hair is easy to moisturize but I want to see if it will enhance my curl pattern. Expect copious PMs. :yep:
 

faithVA

Well-Known Member
faithVA I would love and welcome your company!

PS- I already have a week in January mapped out to do the 7 days of the MHM. :look: My hair is easy to moisturize but I want to see if it will enhance my curl pattern. Expect copious PMs. :yep:
You don't even have to do 7 days straight but you can. You can do every 3 days to make it easier.
 

PlainJane

Well-Known Member
I need to join this in 2015. Buns and braids are the only styles that work for me but it's so hard to stay consistent.
 

DigitalRain

Well-Known Member
Took me 4 hours to twist my hair this evening. When I first started this challenge it only took 2. I've gotten quite a bit of growth.

I twist every 2 weeks now. I just don't have the time to do it every week. I end up washing and conditioning my hair with the twists in.
 
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