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Chicoro

From Shea Butter Hater to Shea Butter Caker!
Yes, we are all using variations of the same bun! I moisturize my hair and put on an elastic headband. I put my hair in 6 twists and put an extra dollop of leave-in conditioner on my ends. I take the twists by the ends and then use a bobby pin to pin all the ends together and to the back of my head. That's it!
Thank you for responding. What did you use to pull your hair back?
 

Alta Angel

Well-Known Member
I either use a Goody elastic band or Scuunchi?? brand.







Thank you for responding. What did you use to pull your hair back?
 

Bette Davis Eyes

Melanated Queen
Wait... is that really crochet!?! I would never have guessed that was not your hair! Please spill the deets! What hair did you use? Did you do it yourself or have it done professionally? It’s absolutely lovely!

Thank you, I usually have someone install it for me. Its just marley hair you use to get kinky twists. If you blow dry it and then curl it with soft rollers it looks like this. After awhile I use my revlon heat brush and wear it straight @Pygmy_puff You can braid it up and dip it in hot water for a braidout look,
 

Alta Angel

Well-Known Member
Thank you so much! After I wash my hair, I let it air dry in about 10 braids to stretch. Since I used a center part in this bun, I made sure that I did that first, then I put my hair in the braids to dry. Oh, I also apply the Kimmaytube leave-in on each section before I braid. I use Fruit of the Earth aloe vera gel along my edges with a scarf so that they will lay down. My hair tends to get "straighter" the longer I wear the bun.


I keep coming back to this style. It is gorgeous and one I aspire to. Is your hair blow dried here or did you style it wet? I feel like my texture may be similar to yours, but I’m not sure. This is just beautiful.
 

ThursdayGirl

Well-Known Member
Thank you so much! After I wash my hair, I let it air dry in about 10 braids to stretch. Since I used a center part in this bun, I made sure that I did that first, then I put my hair in the braids to dry. Oh, I also apply the Kimmaytube leave-in on each section before I braid. I use Fruit of the Earth aloe vera gel along my edges with a scarf so that they will lay down. My hair tends to get "straighter" the longer I wear the bun.

Thank you!!! It is a really lovely style on you!
 

Highly Favored8

Well-Known Member
Good day ladies haven't posted in quite some time! My favorite protective hair style yes I wear all year long.

Once a month I protein treatment and deep condish.

I wash and color every two weeks.

I am 10 years natural and finally past APL because I have had so many set backs . I only apply heat to my hair once a year for a length check so that's coming up December when the weather down here in Florida is cooler.
 

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GGsKin

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On Saturday, I finished putting in some twists with a mix of black and off-black Marley hair (so that my hair would blend better). I brushed the hair out before twisting it in. I want to leave my hair like this for a while. Not sure how I will manoeuvre wash day, because I haven't washed my hair in this style of twists before- even though I've previously worn them for extended periods of time:look:.
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kxlot79

Kitchen Mixtress
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It’s not meant to be cute. I have nowhere fun to go and I’m not pressed about the places I do go. Ordinarily, I’d spend an extra 1+ hour getting the parts almost perfectly straight. But yesterday I was like, “Whatever.” :spinning:
The front looks PERFECT and that’s all that really matters anyway. Lol
I’ve got six cornrows going up and 6 going back in triangular parts in the front. I’ll be wearing it in 2 braided buns for 30 days. My braided styles typically weather very well and are well cared for during the duration. Normally, I’d only keep this style 2-3 weeks, but I’m doing a 30 day challenge. I might update here as well because I personally feel a style isn’t “too old” until it’s falling apart :giggle: Majority of the time, I like playing in my hair and change it up often. If I get in a mood though, I can wear the same style for months on end.
 
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