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Twist, Braid, Bun for Growth Challenge (1/1/13 - 3/31/13)

Jewell

New Member
Today im in a single braid wrapped around into a bun. Just m&s'ing as needed and putting back into a single braid. Taking care of a loved one so my hair is mainly tied up these days since I spend a lot of time in the house. Its cool though...the less manipulation, the better.
 

youwillrise

Well-Known Member
sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

i JUST took the rest of those twists out from back in late december. yup. lets just say that was a travesty. detangled, washed, now deep conditioning. ((sigh)) dont ask me why i did that to myself. DO NOT ASK! haha.
 

BraunSugar

New Member
sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

i JUST took the rest of those twists out from back in late december. yup. lets just say that was a travesty. detangled, washed, now deep conditioning. ((sigh)) dont ask me why i did that to myself. DO NOT ASK! haha.

:blush::blush::blush:

I could never. I'd either be starting a loc journey or pulling out my clippers! :lachen:
 

LilMissRed

Well-Known Member
checking in!
still sporting a couple of flat twists along my hairline and a low bun :yup:
Planning to henna this weekend
 

hnntrr

New Member
Hi Guys. I am getting twists tomorrow. I have scanned the forum to getting twists and maintaining them, and got some good tips which I listed below...but . The girl who is doing them told me to 'grease my scalp' buttttttt I am not really feelin that.

I am transitioning, lo-po, coarse strands, grazing SL in the longest layers, I cowash nightly ,dc once a week and tea rinse once a week, I m also doing the CG method.. Getting marley braid put in. I am going to soak the hair in apple cider vinegar/water before putting them in my hair and doing a 30 minute moisturizing DC before having her braid it.

Is there anything else I should do prior? And how should I maintain them? Without using grease...or at least grease without sulphates or silicones in them..
 
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MileHighDiva

A+ Hair Care Queen
Hi Guys. I am getting twists tomorrow. I have scanned the forum to getting twists and maintaining them, and got some good tips which I listed below...but . The girl who is doing them told me to 'grease my scalp' buttttttt I am not really feelin that.

I am transitioning, lo-po, coarse strands, grazing SL in the longest layers, I cowash nightly ,dc once a week and tea rinse once a week, I m also doing the CG method.. Getting marley braid put in. I am going to soak the hair in apple cider vinegar/water before putting them in my hair and doing a 30 minute moisturizing DC before having her braid it.

Is there anything else I should do prior? And how should I maintain them? Without using grease...or at least grease without sulphates or silicones in them..

I use jojoba oil for my scalp, because its light and closest to our natural sebum. I only use once a week.

Sent from my Speak & Spell using LHCF
 

FoxxyLocs

Well-Known Member
I've been bunning since my last update. Will wash and DC this evening. Then another braid out bun for the week. I was planning to wait and do a length check in May, but I think I will go ahead and do one at the end of the challenge.
 

jesusislove1526

Well-Known Member
So, I'm thinking that these twists with braided roots that I have in might only last 3 weeks instead of 4. I think it is because when I spritz my hair with water to seal my scalp with castor oil in the larger braids, it gets fuzzy at the roots more quickly than when I have in the mini braids. Maybe its just more noticeable then, but I don't know for sure. I'm not going to stop the moisturizing and sealing for my scalp, so I will release them on the 30th for a great twistout on Easter Sunday and length check for this part of the challenge.
 

BraunSugar

New Member
Well guys, just eleven more days of this first part of the challenge! I did a trim of about an inch last night. My ends seem to be a lot better. Wore my hair in a bun today.



Hope everyone else is doing well!
 

Froreal3

haulin hard in the paint
^^^Delicious bun!

My hair will be in straight back cornrows for two weeks.

Sent from my SGH-T959 using LHCF
 

virtuenow

Well-Known Member
I will be in mini twists all of April (can't wait)! Until then, I am practicing some out styles w/o heat. Victoria44 your braid outs are so pretty. Could you give some tips on how you achieve this style. You do not use heat, correct? What products/technique? Do you do it on wet hair right after wash/cond? Or is it on dry hair? Thanks!
 

Victoria44

Well-Known Member
I will be in mini twists all of April (can't wait)! Until then, I am practicing some out styles w/o heat. Victoria44 your braid outs are so pretty. Could you give some tips on how you achieve this style. You do not use heat, correct? What products/technique? Do you do it on wet hair right after wash/cond? Or is it on dry hair? Thanks!

Thank you! My braid outs are pretty simple. I don't use heat. I wash/DC on wash day and then I apply kinky curly knot today and seal with a little bit of castor oil, section by section on damp hair. I usually have 10-12 braids.

The next day those chunky braids have dried and also shrink. So I unbraid each one, slightly spritz with water, split it in two, apply a little bit of my fav moisturizer (qhemet biologics burdock root butter cream/Oyin handmade hair dew) and apply a very tiny amnt of castor oil.

At this point I have doubled the braids so they're more stretched and also they were done on dry hair so they won't shrink as much over night.

Then the next day I just take it out and fluff fluff fluff til it's as full as it can get lol.
 

faithVA

Well-Known Member
[USER said:
Victoria44;18102183[/USER]]Thank you! My braid outs are pretty simple. I don't use heat. I wash/DC on wash day and then I apply kinky curly knot today and seal with a little bit of castor oil, section by section on damp hair. I usually have 10-12 braids.

The next day those chunky braids have dried and also shrink. So I unbraid each one, slightly spritz with water, split it in two, apply a little bit of my fav moisturizer (qhemet biologics burdock root butter cream/Oyin handmade hair dew) and apply a very tiny amnt of castor oil.

At this point I have doubled the braids so they're more stretched and also they were done on dry hair so they won't shrink as much over night.

Then the next day I just take it out and fluff fluff fluff til it's as full as it can get lol.

How do you maintain it for 2nd/3rd day?
 

Victoria44

Well-Known Member
How do you maintain it for 2nd/3rd day?

I hardly ever wear braid outs more than twice after a wash. If I'm going to wear a braid out again I always braid my hair before bed in larger braids (6-8). I usually use more moisturizer and oil to braid it up. But if I'm not wearing my hair out again, then I stretch my hair in twists or bantu knots. I always stretch though, because when I don't it gets extremely dry and tangled
 

FoxxyLocs

Well-Known Member
Straightened and trimmed on Wednesday. I didn't have to trim too much, about 1/2 inch. I'm slowly making progress since my last length check. I'm slightly past WL, and the bulk of my hair is WL. Before I was right at WL, and the bulk of my hair was MBL. It's taken over a year to get to this point though, so I doubt that I'll see HL this year.

I'm going to continue to PS and be careful with my ends and see what happens.
 

NikkiQ

Well-Known Member
Taking the braids down this weekend to put into a super high bun for a day at the beach. I've been LOCing my hair every other day this week and my hair seems to be responding well. I'm very happy. 9 more days!
 

Froreal3

haulin hard in the paint
Still in cornrows. It's been a week. They look pretty bad now but i usually wear a beanie over them anyway. *shrug*

Been using the new NJoy mix between the parts and baggying overnight. Next week I'll take them out and wear a braid out for a day, then bun for a couple weeks.

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