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Twist/Braid/Bun for Growth Challenge (4/1/2012 - 6/30/2012)

MsDee14

New Member
This week I am bunning it. This weekend I will be back in twists. I can't believe I got sick of them. Dealing with my hair out for 3 days is enough for me to appreciate the simplicity of twists.
 

NappyNelle

Kinky Coily 4A, Fine Strands, WSL
I would like to "wet bun" this summer. but i'm afraid about shrinkage... imagine that my hair shrinks while drying in bun and that shrinkage unravel the bun, during afternoon :ohwell: ?

it happened to me once with a puff : my hair shrinks so the satin rubbon wasn't able to stay in place anymore.

Krystle~Hime :lol::lol::lol: That is funny! I would wet bun with the "Southern Tease" method, so any shrinkage is hidden under the barrette.

Do any of you ladies have shorter fronts than the rest of your hair?, how do you deal with that? If you have overcome the short fronts how did you? My edges have always been shorter than my hair. It drives me crazy.
TIA.

nadaa16 My hair was like this as well. I would keep sections of my hair out to form a bang, or clip the shorter pieces back. How much of a length difference do you have? Is the length difference hidden by your braids? (Which look great, BTW. Plus, you have a beautiful smile. :))
 

MsDee14

New Member
Okay..my hair looks wretched today.
Tonight..I'm going to do some chunky twists(or braids) in the back and some smaller twists in the front to form some kind of side swoop bang. I'm hoping this doesn't take me no more than 45 minutes.
 

TruMe

Well-Known Member
So I didn't get around to doing the twists this weekend (story of my life). Back to bunning it all week unless I get some time to do it. I will not mention it until it is officially done with pics posted!
 

MeowMix

New Member
6/18...6/18? There's only 12 days left in the challenge. Here is my take on the cover of 'Grow It!'. HHJ everyone. See you in the next round.

 

MsDee14

New Member
So, I did them! Took me about 1.5 hours. I plan to keep them in until Friday.
Then I will do a henna/indigo treatment and do smaller twists on Saturday or Sunday so I can keep them in for 2-3 weeks.
 

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nlamr2013

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nadaa16 My hair was like this as well. I would keep sections of my hair out to form a bang, or clip the shorter pieces back. How much of a length difference do you have? Is the length difference hidden by your braids? (Which look great, BTW. Plus, you have a beautiful smile. :))

Aw thank you! It's maybe 5 to 6 inches shorter.some of that is I has bangs and some is just disobedient hair. How did you begun to retain the front hair
 

BBritdenise

New Member
Ive been in a bun for the past three days. :). I may have to join this challenge because this bin thing is working out much better than I expected
That's the top view:
 

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NappyNelle

Kinky Coily 4A, Fine Strands, WSL
Today was a scorcher in NYC! I wore a big floppy hat over my "Pink Trash" braids. (Mine are nowhere as cute as kinkycurlygurl's "Red Waste" braids... so mine are bootleg Pink Trash braids... then SO didn't like them, so I took 4 out, fluffed, and put my hat back on. :lol:)


MsDee14 & -PYT Beautiful twists ladies!!

can someone tag me for the next go round?? i would like to try this.

Rocky91 You can absolutely be tagged. The next round starts July 1. :woot: We're happy to have you!

Ok I'm out for the rest of the round. PSing with a LF! U ladies have been great!!!

jprayze Enjoy your hiatus (and that cute wig!) :lol:

Aw thank you! It's maybe 5 to 6 inches shorter.some of that is I has bangs and some is just disobedient hair. How did you begun to retain the front hair

nadaa16 I really think I noticed that the front of my hair FINALLY started catching up with the back while wearing twists. The difference in some areas were 3-4 inches long, then out of nowhere, the front seemed longer than the back! :perplexed I didn't do anything differently, so I'm not sure what to attribute to the growth.

Ive been in a bun for the past three days. :). I may have to join this challenge because this bin thing is working out much better than I expected.

BBritdenise (Girl, you already in the challenge. :lol:) That bun is so cute! I'm glad you found at least one style that your hair likes. (Mine won't stay in flat twists either, although it's kinky enough to catch. :ohwell:) Do you have professional highlights or is that henna? Seeing so many colored hair on the board and IRL is making me want to color, too.
 

MaraWithLove

Well-Known Member
Omg ladies only 10 more days?! I think I'll try to twist more often though, if only for the summer.

nadaa16 NappyNelle So glad the two of you addressed this because my hair is the same way-the very front is the shortest and can be a pain to work with. I'm still thinking of ways to remedy this myself. Sometimes I just put on a crocheted headband and call it a day-takes away from the awkwardness!

Here are pics of my twists in progress
 

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RegaLady

New Member
Took down my twists about last week and trimmed my hair due to crappy ends.:nono: I have been in the banana clip bun since. I will probably wear my hair like this for a while, then return to twists sometime next month.
 
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MaraWithLove

Well-Known Member
NappyNelle Yes, bobby pins definitely help also! You know what though? I'm twisting some of the side/front now and it seems it's gotten longer since I last twisted! :look: I'm happy! :grin:
 

MsDee14

New Member
I think I will join the next round. But instead of doing twists small and keeping them in 2-3 weeks at a time. I will do large twists for a week and wear my hair out on weekends. I have more new-growth now to handle larger twists.
 
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BBritdenise

New Member
These are some flat twists I did on my cousins hair. I WISH my hair could look like this with twists.
 

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lomaxee

New Member
Oooo the challenge is almost over! I still have two strand twists. I may take down this weekend. I miss my hair :(
 

MsDee14

New Member
Taking my twists out tonight to do a henna/indigo treatment..rocking a braid n curl this weekend, then I'll be right back in twists on Sunday.

My style for today is double buns with a scarf(well a t-shirt turned into a scarf)
 

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kinkycurlygurl

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Taking my twists out tonight to do a henna/indigo treatment..rocking a braid n curl this weekend, then I'll be right back in twists on Sunday.

My style for today is double buns with a scarf(well a t-shirt turned into a scarf)


MsDee14 Too cute! Crunch! (That was the sound of me biting your style):lol:
 
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