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

Discussion in 'Hair Care Tips & Product Review Discussion' started by faithVA, Dec 16, 2019.

  1. guyaneseyankee

    guyaneseyankee Well-Known Member

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    Washed my hair last night and styled. This should last til the weekend 2097C9C6-1C86-433E-B6F8-7E6845A5371A.jpeg 540942A1-8397-4B38-AC03-60FF9885CBEF.jpeg
     
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    guyaneseyankee Well-Known Member

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    It was simple. Inspired by a video of Naptural85 on Youtube.
     
  4. faithVA

    faithVA Well-Known Member

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    It looks very pretty. You did a great job.
     
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    Thank you
     
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    Took my twist out tonight and cleansed and conditioner. I haven't put it up yet. Tomorrow I will rinse and gel and put in flat twist.
     
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  7. Bette Davis Eyes

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    Was supposed to wash today. Will do it tomorrow.

    Either medium twists or a bun. Gotta find a donut tomorrow If I want a decent bun.
     
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    Washed yesterday and did bantu knots and styled hair in a loose curly bun. This will be my style for the next 4 weeks.
     
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    Did my weekly twists. A little bigger than medium size.
     
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    Bette Davis Eyes Melanated Queen

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    Thinking about retwisting my hair tonight. I dont like how it feels or looks.

    Hmm, I might sit under the steamer and let the moisture sink in.
     
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  11. Lissa0821

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    I really try to stretch my wash day two weeks but I have to face the facts, my hair is fine and gets weighed down easily. My twist look limp and stringy today :kick:. Gonna wash and redo my twist tonight...
     
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    Still wearing two strand twists. They're still looking OK.
     
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    F179AB88-500F-45E3-BCB9-B54962930C60.jpeg I put in cornrows and braids last night. It's not very flattering on me, but I'm keeping them in until next weekend.
     
  14. faithVA

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    You have a nice face so you can pull off what a lot if people can't. Forgive me if I should have used a better term. Once I hit 50 words escape me.
     
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    I'm right up there with you! No worries.

    I'm going to pull up in a bun so it's not grazing my shoulders like it is now
    (That defeats protective styling, We'll see!)
     
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    Finally put my hair up for the week. I parted down the middle with 5 or so flat twist on each side.
     
  17. Bette Davis Eyes

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    Washed yesterday and put in some twists today.

    Trying to work on my flat twist skills so I put in 4 on the front on each side with twists in the back. They aren’t great but not too bad.
     
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    I'm starting my fourth week in mini twists. This time I am doing something that I've never done before and I've extended my wash day for the duration that these twists are in. My hair feels great but I definitely want to wash them this on the upcoming weekend.
     
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    I washed my hair on the weekend and put my hair into 9 braids. I feel like this style won't last if I'm constantly moisturizing and massaging.

    I'm trying to decide whether or not I'll wash this weekend. The results of this past weekend were positive so I might try for 3 months and then reassess.
     
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    I washed on Saturday and put twists in on Sunday.

    I’ll keep them in until Friday.
     
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    I am now smoothing my ends with Camille Rose Almond Jai butter instead of twirling the ends of my twist to create a curl on my ends. I need to figure out ways to minimize the single strand knots.
     
  22. Crackers Phinn

    Crackers Phinn Either A Blessing Or A Lesson.

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    Question for both of you: Are your twists done on wet/damp or dry hair?
     
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    I usually twist the day after washday. Usually the hair feels a tad bit damp but it’s mainly dry for the most part. @Crackers Phinn
     
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    I usually twist on damp hair after washing. That's when I "style" my hair. I stretch them throughout the week to keep them elongated.
     
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    I'm not sure if I'm joining this challenge but I am on a mission to wear my own hair out. Right now I am wearing the most pitiful self installed twists. Parting space, uniform sizes and thickness are for when other people doing my hair, when I do it, it's called, "how fast can I get done".

    Although, I do need clarification in one area. Even at my best effort, my twists always have an undefined coiled look like passion twists or this. You can tell that they are twists but they are more springy than twisted.
    How do you get this ropey look instead without extensions?
    Even when I do my twists on dry hair, the gel rewets it and it shrinks into that passion twisty look.
     
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    I think I know what you mean. Could it be the texture of your hair? What type are you ? That's all that came to mind

    ETA: Instead of gel (which wets your hair) can you try a twisting cream or something heavier (I use shea butter) to form the ropes?
     
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    Do you do Senegalese/Rope twists? If you keep the tension even it should look like the second picture.

    I have to check YT to see how people make passion twists....
     
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    To get this look I definitely do this on wet hair and with gel. I'm twisting both pieces at the same time and then twisting those 2 pieces around each other.

    Your pic looks like you may be twisting one piece around the other without twisting it first.
     
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    Crackers Phinn Either A Blessing Or A Lesson.

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    I'm solidly 4 but I think my hair with twists (and gel) looks like the first chick but if I just put grease or butters in it then it looks like the second lady's.

    Creams and grease usually means I have fly aways along the length of the twists whereas gel keeps my hair in place until I wash it. I'll try it next time because it can't look much worse than what's going on in my head right now. I've always been style challenged so this ain't new. Thanks to wigs I haven't had to attempt doing presentable twists for years so I realize I'm rusty but again, even my best efforts were just passable.
    I want to do sengalese /rope twists but my hair always comes out looking like rolled blunts. :cry3:
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    Hahaha

    Maybe this will help?


    I find that my hair stays with just water. I don't need to add products. As @faithVA suggested, you need to twist both strands of hair before twisting them around each other.
     
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