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2020 Twist, Braid, Bun Challenge - No Hiding Your Hair

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  1. faithVA

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    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 between styling (i.e twist-outs, afros, wash and go, etc).

    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.

    6. The challenge will be from January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020 but will run month to month. You can opt out for a month or more if needed. But when you commit, commit for the month.

    7. 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.
     
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    1. What is your primary style (twists, braids, bunning, etc.)?

    I will be going back and forth with twists and buns for the week. I might throw some crown braids in as well.

    2. What is your style maintenance regimen?

    I will be spraying my hair daily with a refresher or rice water LI before bed and putting a bonnet on.

    3. Are you natural, relaxed, transitioning?

    I am natural.


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

    Learn to wear my hair up during the week and keep my hands out of it.

    5. How often will you restyle your hair?

    I will be styling weekly on the weekends.

    6. Include Starting Pic.

    I will upload a picture of a high bun, but its not how I will wear my hair because I wear a hat at work. My daily bun will have to sit lower. I'll work on that this weekend. I might include a donut so it looks fuller.
     

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  3. TamaraShaniece

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    Omg!!!! I so wanna join but I’d be breaking rule #1.

    I wanna wear my hair in a bun but wanted to use braiding hair to bobby-pin a halo braid around my hair.

    I’ll be a high lurker to get style ideas from everyone.
     
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    I may join. I have been wearing my hair in two strand twists none stop since easter, so about 8 months now. My plan is to go till next easter for a full 12 months.

    I didn't plan on this, it just happened. After easter I put in some small (but not small enough to be mini) twists, intending to keep them for 2 weeks. Yeah, I got lazy and that became 2 months. During that time I took care of them, kept washing, and conditioning, and shea buttering the twists. When I finally untrusted my hair seemed longer and healthier so I decided to keep going. Only now I retwist every two weeks.
     
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    I'm in again.


    1. What is your primary style (twists, braids, bunning, etc.)?
    I'm a two strand twist kind of girl, so that's going to be my primary style. I will be going back and forth between min and jumbo.

    2. What is your style maintenance regimen?

    Wash weekly and moisturize and seal my hair every 1 to 3 days.

    3. Are you natural, relaxed, transitioning?

    Natural

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

    Hopefully, I'll get over my growth slump. Also, I would like to thicken up my hair using this method. I have a lot of shorter lengths trying to catch up.

    5. How often will you restyle your hair?

    Every 1 to 2 weeks.

    6. Include Starting Pic.
    (Will update later)
     
  6. Lissa0821

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    I am in

    1) My primary style is 2 strand twists
    2) Style maintenance regimen- overnight prepoo with fresh aloe vera gel, wash, deep condition, blow dry warm heat and 2 strand twist every two weeks. Oil scalp once a week with Wild Growth Oil, yellow bottle.
    3) Color treated Natural
    4) I hope to acheive hair growth
    5) I restyle my hair every two weeks
     

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    [QUOTE="snoop,

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

    Hopefully, I'll get over my growth slump. Also, I would like to thicken up my hair using this method. I have a lot of shorter lengths trying to catch up.

    Me too... My shorter lengths are catching up too..
     
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    Starting off this weekend. Washed yesterday and dried overnight with two tucked ponytail buns.

    Currently twisting my hair and will leave it in until Friday morning for a twist out.
     
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    Styled for the week. I’ll stretch them via ponytail tonight and a low bun tomorrow.
     

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    You know I am in!

    1. What is your primary style (twists, braids, bunning, etc.)?
    My primary styles are 2-strand twists and buns.

    2. What is your style maintenance regimen?
    Every other month:
    Henna on the roots.
    Monthly:
    I wear my 2-strand twists for 4 weeks at a time. I also usually wear a bun for up to a week after I wash/steam/condish to stretch my hair in preparation for twists.
    Bi-Weekly:
    Wash/Condish/Steam hair
    Weekly/Daily:
    Moisturize with braid spray and various leave-in moisturizers as needed.

    3. Are you natural, relaxed, transitioning?
    Natural for 10 years!!!!

    4. What do you hope to achieve from the challenge?
    More length, ease of styling.

    5. How often will you restyle your hair?
    I will redo my twists every month.

    6. Include Starting Pic.
    Pictures to come.
     
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    I'm in.


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

    2. What is your style maintenance regimen? 2-3 x/s per week, mist with water and seal with hair milk or shea butter.

    3. Are you natural, relaxed, transitioning? Natural

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

    5. How often will you restyle your hair? Once a week.

    6. Include Starting Pic. Taken 12/27/19
     

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  12. Bette Davis Eyes

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    Getting ready to plan wash day this Saturday.

    I have henna left over from last weekend. I think, I'll make a gloss and steam that in this weekend.

    My twists held up for the week, they just look so skinny when down. I think I'll make them chunky on Sunday.
     
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    Wore my hair straight for a while. Last week I put in 2 cornrows to get me through the week. Washing today and getting my hair ready for the new year. I'm deep conditioning overnight and will twist it up tomorrow.
     
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    What is your primary style (twists, braids, bunning, etc.)? Flat Twists
    I want to do 2 strands but my hair still is a bit too short for my 2 strands to look nice. Will hold onto flat twists for a while until I can get a little more length.


    2. What is your style maintenance regimen?
    1. Cleanse
    2. Deep Condition
    3. Oil Rinse
    4. LOC or LCO
    5. Flat twists


    3. Are you natural, relaxed, transitioning? Natural

    4. What do you hope to achieve from the challenge? Retain some length and keep moisture

    5. How often will you restyle your hair? Weekly

    6. Include Starting Pic
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  15. Lissa0821

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    Got bored at work and untwist my hair... Will bun on Sunday for next week...
     

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    I’ll be on vacation on 1/1 so I’m not doing a thing to my hair until it gets wet while on vacation. While there, I’ll keep it bunned and coated in Shea butter for that week’s time
     
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    1. What is your primary style (twists, braids, bunning, etc.)?
    I mainly wear my hair in a bun and then twists which I put in a bun.

    2. What is your style maintenance regimen?
    To maintain my style in a bun I take the bun down nightly to moisturize and seal if needed and put in a loose bun on the op of my head.

    3. Are you natural, relaxed, transitioning?
    Texlaxed

    4. What do you hope to achieve from the challenge?
    Maintain health of hair and retain length.

    5. How often will you restyle your hair?
    Feely r biweekly depending on how my hair feels and looks.

    6. Include Starting Pic.
    Will add later.
     
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    Finished washday and currently air drying my twists. Will keep in for the week.
     

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    I changed my mind and decided to wash my hair tonight and style for vacation until 1/5. It’s coated in Shea butter EA4850B6-F413-47FA-9B4A-796FA52EC64A.jpeg 2166EE43-0A51-4A73-90BD-D54E347614A4.jpeg
     
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    Thank you @Lissa0821
     
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    Haven't really started yet. Right now I'm doing doing 2 flat twists until I feel like doing something different.
     
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    Just moisturized and sealed my twists for the night. I used SSI Okra Scalp Spray and sealed with Hairveda Cocasta oil.

    Getting an idea of what I want to use on the weekend for washday now. Probably will untwist my hair Friday night and rock a twist out until I wash it.
     
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    I have been doing diagonal parts for my mini twists and I love it. My hair is fine and look a little spacey with the brick method for the first few days. This method allows me to twist my hair faster because I could grab pieces of hair instead of making parts. My hair overall appearance fills in really nicely.
     
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    Working on my regimen again. I oil rinsed and put my hair in flat twist towards my crown. I used styling foam and it really helped my style look neater.
     
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    Back of my hair in a nice corn roll & the front right side in curls..

    Happy Hair Growing!
     
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    Installed twists again last night.
     
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    I had a coworker stop me today and tell me she tried to do her mini twist like mine but it didn't work out for her. She then asked how much would I charge her to do her mini twists for her. I was at a lost for words and didn't know what to say at first. I said it would be gas money and about 3 hours to do, we can figure out the cost when you are ready.
     
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    My hair is holding up pretty well. I thought about doing a mid-week wash but I think I will let this hold on until Saturday.
     
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