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Twist/Braid/Bun For Growth Challenge 4/1/13 - 6/30/13

FoxxyLocs

Well-Known Member
Did another set of twists last night/today. Took six hours, but came out nice. I really want to keep these for a few weeks since I spent so much time on them. faithVA suggested rolling my ends when I wash so I'll try that and see if it keeps my ends from tangling. Funny that my twists don't look any different now than they did when I was BSL.
 

BraunSugar

New Member
I have been so hair lazy... Anyway, I'm still here. DCing once a week and keeping it simple. Wearing buns or pony tails.
 

keranikki

Natural, 3abc/4a, Fine, medium density
I have kept my hair in two flat twists all week and decided to let my hair be free this weekend. It's a lot of work! I thought that if I slept on my silk pillow case I wouldn't have to twist and tie my hair up. Wrong! It was mat city in my hair! At least my hair was still soft. I'm going to put small two-strand twists in my hair tonight, so it last a couple of weeks.
 

faithVA

Well-Known Member
I am going to let the finger coils go. The second set I did not like :nono: So I am switching over to flat twists. I haven't done them in a while so they look a little rough but as I do them weekly they will look better.

So I will keep these in until I can switch to 2 strand twists in a month or two.
 

virtuenow

Well-Known Member
Finished my mini-twists this week and used no heat to achieve (yay)! They will be in 4-8 weeks w/weekly deep conditioning :yep:. I reached a big goal of full SL on semi stretched hair w/no heat. Now I can work on getting my luscious "U" shape :yep:!

1. What is your primary style (twists, braids, bunning, etc.)?
Mini-twists

2. What is your style maintenance regimen?
Long term protective styles (4-8 weeks), weekly deep conditioning, daily LCO moisture method

3. Are you natural, relaxed, transitioning?
Natural

4. What do you hope to achieve from the challenge?
Thicken ends to full capabilities achieve "U" shape

5. After wearing your hair out will you restyle after [Pick One] 2 days or 3 days?
Not wearing out

6. Include Starting Pic ASAP.
 
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Igotstripes

Well-Known Member
Finished my mini-twists this week and used no heat to achieve (yay)! They will be in 4-8 weeks w/weekly deep conditioning :yep:. I reached a big goal of full SL on semi stretched hair w/no heat. Now I can work on getting my luscious "U" shape :yep:!

What happened to the pics they were so pretty!! Also how do you sleep with your twists? Like do you wrap them or something? TIA lol
 

bajandoc86

Lipstick Lover
I just realised I never came back and added my info!

1. What is your primary style (twists, braids, bunning, etc.)?
Twists, updo/buns :)

2. What is your style maintenance regimen?
Wear the twists/bun for the week. If I wore twists, wear a twistout for a day, then back into the protective style

3. Are you natural, relaxed, transitioning?
Natural

4. What do you hope to achieve from the challenge?
Length retention, better looking ends.

5. After wearing your hair out will you restyle after [Pick One] 2 days or 3 days?
2 days max. More likely after 1 day.

6. Include Starting Pic ASAP. (You will not be named an official challenger without one).
How I been wearing my hair lately - all pinned up.



 

jesusislove1526

Well-Known Member
My new set of twists with braided roots. I will keep them in until May 11th, so I can twist them out for my son's college graduation. Go Tar Heels!
 

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Ms_CoCo37

New Member
I totally forgot to add my pic! The first pic is mini twists done on blown out hair. The second is straight out of the shower with no product. The third is a view of the front. I'm currently APL...maybe a little past that. :-/

1. What is your primary style (twists, braids, bunning, etc.)? Twist and buns
2. What is your style maintenance regimen? Very simple: clarify, wash, dc with oils, and twists or buns.
3. Are you natural, relaxed, transitioning? Natural
4. What do you hope to achieve from the challenge? Retention and health
5. After wearing your hair out will you restyle after [Pick One] 2 days or 3 days? Not sure yet.
6. Include Starting Pic ASAP. (You will not be named an official challenger without one). Done.
 

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virtuenow

Well-Known Member
What happened to the pics they were so pretty!! Also how do you sleep with your twists? Like do you wrap them or something? TIA lol

The pics were posting out of order but they're back up. I never wrap them in the true sense (too binding). I do a bun (no pins) or just twirl the hair like I'm starting a bun and throw a scarf on.
 

Sosa

Well-Known Member
I LOVE the ease of wearing my hair in twists. But my twists don't last more than 3 days, they always end up looking so frizzy :-(.
 

Ms_CoCo37

New Member
I LOVE the ease of wearing my hair in twists. But my twists don't last more than 3 days, they always end up looking so frizzy :-(.

Sosa, I feel the same way and I usually have the same problem as you do. But this time around it looks like I will have lasted for two weeks this coming Sunday. I was hoping for 3-4 weeks but I'll take 2 weeks over 2-3 days any time.. :)
 

Vintagecoilylocks

New Member
I am not in this challenge because I wear braids 100% of the time. I love the look of twists and i found out I did not do them correctly as to why they came out so easily and looked so messy after a day or two. I am experimenting after doing my microtwist as per Natually185 I think her name is on Youtube. I only did my front fringe area to experiment. They have been in for over a week and I washed them last night so i will see. But here is the problem i have come here to ask. While my hair is braided it still twists. I think I have braided it as tight as possible. I rebraid weekly to detangle. If not for the twisting I would hardly have any tangles. Do any of you use ECo styler products on your braids? Do you think that would help hold my hair in place while in braids and prevent the twisting? Its my number one cause of tangles then breakage. Any suggestions.
 

FoxxyLocs

Well-Known Member
My twists are holding up nicely. I've been keeping my ends sealed. Haven't washed yet, will probably do that this weekend. I love how low maintenance they are.
 

Igotstripes

Well-Known Member
Hey guys. I've had my mini twists for a week and a day so i wouldn't have to mess with my hair during finals but right now my scalp feels really sore and kinda dry. I didn't put them in tight or anything. Should I just take them out and wash my hair?
 

BraunSugar

New Member
I am not in this challenge because I wear braids 100% of the time. I love the look of twists and i found out I did not do them correctly as to why they came out so easily and looked so messy after a day or two. I am experimenting after doing my microtwist as per Natually185 I think her name is on Youtube. I only did my front fringe area to experiment. They have been in for over a week and I washed them last night so i will see. But here is the problem i have come here to ask. While my hair is braided it still twists. I think I have braided it as tight as possible. I rebraid weekly to detangle. If not for the twisting I would hardly have any tangles. Do any of you use ECo styler products on your braids? Do you think that would help hold my hair in place while in braids and prevent the twisting? Its my number one cause of tangles then breakage. Any suggestions.

@Vintagecoilylocks When I braid my hair, I usually apply a whipped crisco mix before braiding it. I think a butter would work just as well. I have very little tangling when I braid. I don't put gel on my hair unless I am planning a braidout.

And you can also be in this challenge wearing braids 100% of the time. You don't ever have to wear your hair out. :)

Hey guys. I've had my mini twists for a week and a day so i wouldn't have to mess with my hair during finals but right now my scalp feels really sore and kinda dry. I didn't put them in tight or anything. Should I just take them out and wash my hair?

Igotstripes Do you part your hair before you twist or do you grab random pieces and twist? I grab random pieces and sometimes have that issue because I have grabbed a piece that was maybe too far away from the section I was twisting and it creates tension. I'd take them down. No reason to have a sore head.
 
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faithVA

Well-Known Member
I wore my flat twists from Tuesday until today. They looked meh but they made it. DCing now. I am going to try to do 4 large flat twists. If that works out it will be my go to style. If not I will be back at the drawing board.
 

EnExitStageLeft

Well-Known Member
1. What is your primary style (twists, braids, bunning, etc.)?
-BUNS, BUNS and MO' BUNS :happydance:

2. What is your style maintenance regimen?
-I usually just LCOB/P and lightly detangle my hair at night and Bun in the morning.

3. Are you natural, relaxed, transitioning?
-Texlaxed(Texturized)

4. What do you hope to achieve from the challenge?
-LENGTH RETENTION BABY!

5. After wearing your hair out will you restyle after [Pick One] 2 days or 3 days?
-I bun almost 99% of the time. I will most like only wear it down once, maybe twice (for 3 days max) throughout this entire challenge :yep:.

6. Include Starting Pic ASAP. (You will not be named an official challenger without one).

Starting Pic:
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Igotstripes

Well-Known Member
BraunSugar

I did part but it could still be that. im also suspecting it could be the bobby pins im using. i ended up leaving them in though due to a last minute freak out about my first exam tomorrow lol.
 

faithVA

Well-Known Member
That flat twist style was a no go. So going to do a flat twist out tomorrow and then flat twist it up tomorrow night when I have more time. I just need two flat twist styles to start with to alternate. Need to do some internet searching tomorrow for some styles.
 

BraunSugar

New Member
Flat twist styles from Pinterest:










(cornrows but still cute)







faithVA maybe some of these might be helpful to you.
 

faithVA

Well-Known Member
^^Thank You. I have been looking at those. They are on my pinterest page. I need a little more length, a little more skill and a lot more patience :lol: I will keep working on it.
 

Ann0804

Member
I'm still twisting and bunning, but my styles aren't lasting more than two days, so I'm restyling more frequently. Any tips on getting hairstyles to last longer? TIA
 

EnExitStageLeft

Well-Known Member
Im in a bun now. Im missing my straight hair a little bit, but I know buns are better for length retention. SO BUN IT IS!
 

Ci1988

Member
Can someone please tell me if its bad to put freshly blown out hair in havanna twist? How do you prep your hair for braids?
 

Ci1988

Member
Can someone please tell me if its bad to put freshly blown out hair in havanna twist? How do you prep your hair for braids? Thank you
 

Igotstripes

Well-Known Member
Can someone please tell me if its bad to put freshly blown out hair in havanna twist? How do you prep your hair for braids?

I don't think its bad. If you go to the shop most likely they will blow it out anyway. To prep my hair i do a protein n deep condish a week before then again the day or so before. not sure if we can post links to our blogs but pm me, cause i wrote a whole post about my preparation.
 
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