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2021 Twist, Braid, Bun Challenge - No Hiding Your Hair

snoop

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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, 2021 – December 31, 2021 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.

~~~~~~~~~~Join the Challenge by Sharing-----------------

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.
 

snoop

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1. What is your primary style (twists, braids, bunning, etc.)?
Two strand twists in all sizes. I'll combine it with African threading.

2. What is your style maintenance regimen?

For the first quarter:
  • First week, wash with natural cleanser (water only, honey, soapwort, yucca, etc.) with no conditioner. On week 4 clay wash (may include extras like protein strengthener, ayurveda, DC, etc.)
  • On week 1, LCOB, install twists (size will vary), then braid, then African thread length and ends.
  • Weeks 2 and 3, wash, re-braid, and re-thread
  • At the end of week 4 start the process again.

  • Products: Mainly DIY (cleansers, herbal spray, moisturizer, DC, ayurvedic oil)
  • Exclusively finger detangle and finger comb
3. Are you natural, relaxed, transitioning?
Natural

4. What do you hope to achieve from the challenge?
Better retention and healthier hair.

5. How often will you restyle your hair?

For the first quarter, I'll be restyling once per month.

6. Include Starting Pic.
 

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Lissa0821

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Thanks, I'm

1. What is your primary style (twists, braids, bunning, etc.)?
Two strand twists, small or medium and twistouts

2. What is your style maintenance regimen?
I alternate between wash with shampoo and conditioner and deep conditioner. I do a clay wash the last week of every month. I plan of airdrying for a full year and getting a good trim every quarter this year.

My products will be Paul Mitchell Tea Tree lavendar and mint shampoo and conditioner, Silicon Mix Bambu and Pearle for my deep conditoner. For days of my clay was Joico Moisture Balm as my deep conditioner. I grease my scalp with Nature's Blessing on wash day only. I use Lottabody Coconut and Shea hair milk as my leave in. I apply castor/olive oil mix to my scalp twice a week and I lay my edges with JBCO lavendar hair butter. I twist my hair with Camile Rose Almond Jai for a twistout or Beeswax to maintain twist for two weeks

3. Are you natural, relaxed, transitioning?
Natural, growing color treated hair again

4. What do you hope to achieve from the challenge?
Better retention and to see some actual serious growth

5. How often will you restyle your hair?
Every one to two weeks

6. Include Starting Pic.
 

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snoop

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Washed my twists yesterday. Moisturized them then put them into a single braid. I'll thread the braid this morning.
 
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