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

Ci1988

Member
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.

Thank you : )
 

faithVA

Well-Known Member
Put in my flat twist tonight. What I have in my mind seems easy but as soon as I make the first part I realize it won't work out that way :lol: Two more inches of hair will make ll the difference in putting in flat twist. Will just tough it out until then.
 

Niknak20

New Member
1. What is your primary style (twists, braids, bunning, etc.)? Bun, or Two strand twists in a bun,
2. What is your style maintenance regimen? My regimen is: Sunday (prepoo&detangle w/Tresemme Naturals Conditioner and oil mix) Cowash w/Tresemme naturals conditioner (occasionally I'll shampoo my hair w/kinky curly come clean) Two strand twist my hair w/water and my oil mix, or Jane Carter's Shea butter, or w/Tresseme naturals conditioner and my oil mix. (Lol I use Tresseme a lot) New: since I started bunning my hair I either two strand twist w/Eco styler, water, and bun it, or bun it on loose hair w/water and Eco styler.
3. Are you natural, relaxed, transitioning? Everything is natural but the last two inches or so

4. What do you hope to achieve from the challenge? A way to incorporate more PS into my regimen, health, some growth, stop over manipulating hair
5. After wearing your hair out will you restyle after [Pick One] 2 days or 3 days? 2 days

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


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jesusislove1526

Well-Known Member
After I cowashed my twists, I rolled the ends on perm rods as suggested up thread to combat ssk's. It really worked well! Thanks for the suggestion. I will be doing this from now on. Pics are below.
 

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keranikki

Natural, 3abc/4a, Fine, medium density
Still in the twisting game. Currently dcing in twists. Then I will do an ACV rinse, put in leave-in, and re-twist. Will try to post pics.
 

Igotstripes

Well-Known Member
I took my twists out earlier this week and have just been wearing a puff. I'm debating on whether I should put another set it in or not :/
 

Igotstripes

Well-Known Member
I have to drop out guys! It's prom time soon and I want some tracks lol or kinky twists..I can't decide lol. (Any opinions). I love this challenge tho! Ill see y'all for the next one ❤
 

keranikki

Natural, 3abc/4a, Fine, medium density
I have to drop out guys! It's prom time soon and I want some tracks lol or kinky twists..I can't decide lol. (Any opinions). I love this challenge tho! Ill see y'all for the next one ❤

Get kinky twists, that way you can dance the night away without worrying about sweating your style out. Have fun!
 

Igotstripes

Well-Known Member
Get kinky twists, that way you can dance the night away without worrying about sweating your style out. Have fun!

that's a great point!!. i would hate to sweat my hair out*! thank you! these are the styles i am stuck between. 3/4 are the twists lol. i was thinking of making a poll lol
 

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Froreal3

haulin hard in the paint
I'm doing fine. My hair had mostly been in twists. I just had cornrows in the front and large twists in the back for two weeks. Last week I did a twist out puff and it came out cute. Sorry sideways.

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Ann0804

Member
I'm still styling my hair into twists. My styles don't last long, so I'm restyling daily for a neater look. This is actually working well for me.
 

virtuenow

Well-Known Member
I just made a month in my mini-twists, plan on keeping them in 8weeks. So far so good. The weekly DC's are going well & the refreshing co-washes. My warm months are so free b/c I can randomly co-wash, oil rinse or DC and just GO!
 
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BGT

Well-Known Member
So I've got my appointment for Senegalese twists for June 9, very excited! Planning on keeping them in around 12 weeks. I am getting color #33 added in for auburn highlights. Never had them done, but what's the upkeep like? How do I wash them?
 

keranikki

Natural, 3abc/4a, Fine, medium density
I just made a month in my mini-twists, plan on keeping them in 8weeks. So far so good. The weekly DC's are going well & the refreshing co-washes. My warm months are so free b/c I can randomly co-wash, oil rinse or DC and just GO!

What is your hair type? How do you keep your mini-twists looking fresh? I have a mix of 3c, 4a hair with 4b at the crown only. My hair frizzes after two weeks.
 

virtuenow

Well-Known Member
What is your hair type? How do you keep your mini-twists looking fresh? I have a mix of 3c, 4a hair with 4b at the crown only. My hair frizzes after two weeks.

I co-wash them/dc often -- and they look brand new afterwards. They spiral and plumpen. I spritz w/my Califia Moisture Spray or water daily, apply leave-in, then seal (LCO method). IN other words, I keep them moist and am careful that they don't dry out. I have 4b/c hair.
 

jesusislove1526

Well-Known Member
My second curliversary was on the 22nd, so I did a blowout. However, I believe I won't be doing it anymore after this year because blowing out my hair in the heat is not appealing to me anymore with my increased length. My hair almost instantly reverted. I will stick to my once a year flat iron in November or December instead. I am bunning it until Monday when I will start mini twists with braided roots.
 

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FoxxyLocs

Well-Known Member
I've had the same mini twists in for 2.5 weeks. They look fine, but will probably get fuzzy after I wash. Then I'll take them out and wear the twistout for a while before retwisting. I think I'll straighten sometime next month.
 

keranikki

Natural, 3abc/4a, Fine, medium density
I have been maintaining the same two flat twists joined into one big two-stranded twist for the past three weeks. Even when I pressed my hair (lightly). I need something new, but need time to do it.
 

Froreal3

haulin hard in the paint
Still twisting. Here is this week's style.

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jesusislove1526

Well-Known Member
My current mini twists with braided roots from the blowout, and a comparison picture with last year's twists at around the same time.



 

DDTexlaxed

TRANSITION OVER! 11-22-14
My twists don't look as great as some ladies here. Still, I love what they look like on me.:grin: My twist out never look good.:lachen: :nono: My hair must get longer, I guess.
 

BGT

Well-Known Member
Ladies how should I prepare for my Senegalese twists tomorrow? I'm going to do a protein treatment tonight and airdry overnight. Should I let her twist my edges? Since I've been bunning, I've gotten a lot of breakage in the back and the twists can help grow that back.
 

footsie

New Member
Joining late but I just took down my box braids.

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

2. What is your style maintenance regimen? Wash weekly. I've revamped my regimen adding prepooing, steaming and using Roux porosity control.

3. Are you natural, relaxed, transitioning? Natural, 4C, collarbone length
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4. What do you hope to achieve from the challenge?
Prevent breakage. Moisture retention.

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

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

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faithVA

Well-Known Member
I know it is selfish but I'm glad this thread hasn't been busier. I only had to catch up on 1 page. :look:

I dropped out but I'm dropping back in. I took a hiatus in May and put in some kinky twists. I wore them for 3 weeks but they were driving me crazy. I took them out Wednesday. I put in 2 strand twists yesterday for the first time since my BC last August. Finally! Now I can get back to twisting my hair every week. It is still pretty short but they are decent enough to wear outside. I will finish up this challenge and get ready for the next round in July.
 

Igotstripes

Well-Known Member
I know it is selfish but I'm glad this thread hasn't been busier. I only had to catch up on 1 page. :look:

I dropped out but I'm dropping back in. I took a hiatus in May and put in some kinky twists. I wore them for 3 weeks but they were driving me crazy. I took them out Wednesday. I put in 2 strand twists yesterday for the first time since my BC last August. Finally! Now I can get back to twisting my hair every week. It is still pretty short but they are decent enough to wear outside. I will finish up this challenge and get ready for the next round in July.

Lol we are quite similar. I also dropped out and got kinky twists. It's been like three weeks and I'm already sick of them lol. Every once in a while I take one down and two strand twist it.

Congrats on your progress !
 
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