2019 Twist, Braid, Bun Challenge - No Hiding Your Hair

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  1. faithVA

    faithVA Well-Known Member

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    We haven't had one of these in a while. But it's back

    REMEMBER: No hiding your hair! No wigs, no weaves, no extensions, etc.

    This challenge is for twist, braids, and buns on your own hair. Using these low manipulation and protective styles, we aim to retain the growth we achieve over the year.

    Twists: 2 strand twists, flat twists, 2 strand flat twists, 3 strand twists, coils, bantu knots
    Braids: Box braids & mini braids on your hair, plaits, cornrows, french braids, etc.
    Buns: Any kind of bun or updo. We want our ends to be protected and tucked away!

    RULES:
    1. ALL STYLES MUST BE DONE WITH YOUR OWN HAIR EXCLUSIVELY.
    2. Your hair must be in twist, braids or bunned for at least 5 consecutive days.
    3. You can wear your hair out for up to 3 days after taking your twists out (like in twist-outs, afros, wash and go, etc). [If you need to amend your restyling time, let us know in your initial post! A 3-day turnaround may not be feasible for your schedule and lifestyle.]
    4. Check in 1x a month or more. Update us on your regimen, style, moisturizing secrets, etc.)
    5. Post a picture of your hair at the beginning of the challenge and at the end. 7. The challenge will be from January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019 but will run in quarters. You can opt out for a quarter if needed. But when you commit, commit for a quarter.
    8. You will have 1 pass per quarter, during the challenge to cover you for a week.
    9. Heat is allowed in this challenge. Be sure to use a heat protectant and the lowest setting possible for your hair. Remember to be careful! We do not want to damage our hair for the styling purposes of this challenge.

    REMEMBER: No hiding your hair! No wigs, no weaves, no extensions, etc.

    Feel free to join at any time.

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    1. What is your primary style (twists, braids, bunning, etc.)?

    2. What is your style maintenance regimen?

    3. Are you natural, relaxed, transitioning?

    4. What do you hope to achieve from the challenge?

    5. How often will you restyle your hair?

    6. Include Starting Pic.
     
  2. JoyBelle

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    Joining - I’ll be back later this week with starting info. I plan to flat iron and trim on Wednesday (hopefully the weather will let me be great). Twists are my go-to; I want to try mini braids in 2019.
     
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    1. What is your primary style (twists, braids, bunning, etc.)? My primary style is mini-twists

    2. What is your style maintenance regimen? Moisturize with Curls products and The Mane Choice daily or when I can remember. I usually pin my twist up or put in a bun

    3. Are you natural, relaxed, transitioning? Natural

    4. What do you hope to achieve from the challenge? Length and volume. I'm nervous on the volume, as my hair is almost at the point of being unmanageable when loose.

    5. How often will you restyle your hair? Every 10-14 days I will wash and retwist

    6. Include Starting Pic. First two pics are after mini-twists take down, second pic is straightened a few months prior and the final pic is how I style my mini twist.

    Hair pic 2_loose.jpg Hair pic 3_loose.jpg Hair pic 4_straight.jpg Hair pic_twist.jpg
     
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    My routine,loose braids/flat twists or a french roll..I always have my bang out..

    I moisturized on the regular/scalp treatments & different scalp serums applied a couple times a week

    I’m natural

    Currently,my hair is in a messy loose braided bun & I have my hair pinned under

    I restyle my hair every couple of days..

    I hope to gain my length back,more volume & thickness..Keep it healthy.

    *I have to take pictures/will come back to post.

    Happy Hair Growing!
     
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    This is currently my regimen and has been my regimen for the last few years!! So, I'm in!!!

    1. What is your primary style (twists, braids, bunning, etc.)?
    Two strand twist

    2. What is your style maintenance regimen?
    Wash my hair once every two weeks and re-twist. Moisturize and seal daily.

    3. Are you natural, relaxed, transitioning?
    Natural

    4. What do you hope to achieve from the challenge?
    Retaining most of what grows for longer, fuller hair

    5. How often will you restyle your hair?
    Once every two weeks I will re-twist. I will style my twist in buns, ponytails, up-dos etc.

    6. Include Starting Pic.
    Will post later
     
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  6. faithVA

    faithVA Well-Known Member

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    I dont have a starting pic yet. Planning on having it before xmas. But my hair is in flat twist as usual so I took pic.

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    Your twists look really good @faithVA! Your hair looks thicker, fuller and definitely longer!
     
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    faithVA Well-Known Member

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    Thank you Daina. I used to think I would leave flat twists when my hair got longer. I know see they will always be my go to style because they are easy, fast and low maintenance.

    I haven't seen you in a while. Glad you are still around.
     
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    So I like to do one or two french or dutch braids, but I have to re-do them daily for them to stay decent looking. Does that count at all?
     
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  10. faithVA

    faithVA Well-Known Member

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    Unfortunately not. You would be doing a lot of manipulation daily so it isn't much of a protective style.
     
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    Ok, I'll work on it. If I can get them to last 5 days at least twice, I'll come back and join!
     
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    OK Cool
     
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    I'm in... I was planning to mini-twist once a week or once every other week for the entire year. I've been using the phony bun too much and it is wrecking the crown area of my hair.

    1. What is your primary style (twists, braids, bunning, etc.)? Mini-twists

    2. What is your style maintenance regimen? Pre-poo moisturizer (Chicoro's regimen), wash, deep condition, and twist weekly or bi-weekly (it depends on how neat they look after a week).

    3. Are you natural, relaxed, transitioning?
    Natural

    4. What do you hope to achieve from the challenge? 4 or more inches next year.

    5. How often will you restyle your hair? Weekly or bi-weekly.

    6. Include Starting Pic. Will post Saturday or Sunday (depends on when I wash my hair this weekend).
     
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    I'm in. Twists are my usual style. I'll come back in to post details.
     
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    Yasss! I am in!

    1. What is your primary style (twists, braids, bunning, etc.)?
    Two-strand twists.

    2. What is your style maintenance regimen?
    Retwist every 4 weeks. I steam at two weeks, wear a twist out at 3 weeks, and shampoo/DC/Steam at 4 weeks and wear a bun for a week to stretch. Repeat. I will modify this for the challenge and skip the twist out week (or reduce it to a couple of days). I also moisturize nightly using African Royale braid spray and SM Hair Milk.

    3. Are you natural, relaxed, transitioning?
    Natural.

    4. What do you hope to achieve from the challenge?
    Styling ideas, product recommendations, regimen tweaks and growth and retention.

    5. How often will you restyle your hair?
    I will retwist every 4 weeks.

    6. Include Starting Pic.
    I will post new pics in Jan.
     
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  16. faithVA

    faithVA Well-Known Member

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    I wore my last style for 2 weeks but took it down mid-point, moisturized and retwisted.

    I am DCing now. I will put in 2 strand twists. I hope it only takes me 2 hours.
     
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    Was able to install my twist in 2 hours. I will keep these in until I do my length check.

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