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

freeasabird

Active Member
1. What is your primary style (twists, braids, bunning, etc.)?
1 French/Dutch braid

2. What is your style maintenance regimen?
I usually take it down and redo it as needed.

3. Are you natural, relaxed, transitioning?
Natural since around 2009 but I've chopped twice since then...the last one was the Summer of 2019.

4. What do you hope to achieve from the challenge? An APL length braid.

5. How often will you restyle your hair?
I wash and rollerset every 2 to 3 weeks so that will be the initial style. From then on, I take it down and restyle when it starts to get too frizzy. That can be anywhere from every 4 to 7 days.

Pics to come. I'm due for a wash so my hair looks a mess right now.
 

freeasabird

Active Member
1. What is your primary style (twists, braids, bunning, etc.)?
1 French/Dutch braid

2. What is your style maintenance regimen?
I usually take it down and redo it as needed.

3. Are you natural, relaxed, transitioning?
Natural since around 2009 but I've chopped twice since then...the last one was the Summer of 2019.

4. What do you hope to achieve from the challenge? An APL length braid.

5. How often will you restyle your hair?
I wash and rollerset every 2 to 3 weeks so that will be the initial style. From then on, I take it down and restyle when it starts to get too frizzy. That can be anywhere from every 4 to 7 days.


Pics to come. I'm due for a wash so my hair looks a mess right now.

Before....I can let my braid get super frizzy. I don't mind the frizz, but this doesn't even look like a braid anymore. :lachen:

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But I washed and rollerset.

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Then restyled it:

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Secured the end with a band.


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My hair is still super curly from the rollerset but the braid will loosen it up as the days go by.
 

kbutler

New Member
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.
I need this channenge!
 

VictoriousBrownFlower

Well-Known Member
i just fin washing my hair... and putting it in 8 braids. i'll leave these in for a few days and when/if i feel like it put it in twists. My hair is behaving amazingly since the trim... I'm very happy with the results of it... i didn't trim off much but it made a huge difference to the feel, temperament, and shape of my hair....
 

snoop

Well-Known Member
I washed, did an ayurvedic treatment, then retwisted my hair last night so that I could set my style for the rest of the month. I threaded my hair into 4 sections, sealing off the ends. I'm planning on keeping my hair this way until the end of the month (two weeks).
 

VictoriousBrownFlower

Well-Known Member
today was a great wash day.... i made an amazing prepoo concoction that really did my hair right. It was a mix of coconut milk, 1 avocado, 1 banana, aloe vera powder, honey, my herbal oil mix, and a lil bit of shea moisture manuka honey and mafura oil dc.

I left that on for 45min to an hr with my hot head on. After that i shampooed and then dc'd with a mix of honeyshandmade honey hydration hair mask and coconut & hibiscus conditioning mask with my hot head for 30 min. After that was washed out i applied mielle organics white peony, then kinky curly knot today, followed finally by shea butter. After applying the products to a section i braided it to stretch.

My hair is now in 10 braids in a bun... I'm going to leave them in until i go out on the weekend.
 

snoop

Well-Known Member
today was a great wash day.... i made an amazing prepoo concoction that really did my hair right. It was a mix of coconut milk, 1 avocado, 1 banana, aloe vera powder, honey, my herbal oil mix, and a lil bit of shea moisture manuka honey and mafura oil dc.

I left that on for 45min to an hr with my hot head on. After that i shampooed and then dc'd with a mix of honeyshandmade honey hydration hair mask and coconut & hibiscus conditioning mask with my hot head for 30 min. After that was washed out i applied mielle organics white peony, then kinky curly knot today, followed finally by shea butter. After applying the products to a section i braided it to stretch.

My hair is now in 10 braids in a bun... I'm going to leave them in until i go out on the weekend.

That pre-poo sounds so yummy!!!:lick:
 

VictoriousBrownFlower

Well-Known Member
That pre-poo sounds so yummy!!!:lick:
it was!!!!!! and best of all the recipe makes alot. So i put the rest in the freezer for next time i wash... i may get up to 3 prepoos out of this one batch.... this is def going to be a reg thing for me from now on... i'm looking for some major health and growth from my hair this yr :toocool: ....
 

freeasabird

Active Member
Last week: I roller set, did a very quick pass with my flat iron in big sections (around 8) just to knock out the curl. Surprised my hair had grown as much as it did and I retained as much as I did! I put it in a French braid right after. It's a week old now, so I'll take it down...add some Shea butter and re-braid it.
 

snoop

Well-Known Member
I JUST finished installing loose mini twists. My hair is moisturized and well oiled right now. I'm losing track of the days. It feels too close to the weekend to think about washing them so I think that I'll wait until next weekend. I'll baggy tonight an most likely tomorrow night, then thread my hair on Saturday.
 
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