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

MeowMix

New Member
Hey everybody. 5 DAYS LEFT! I think I'll post a snap VERY similar to the style I had last week. HHJ

 

NappyNelle

Kinky Coily 4A, Fine Strands, WSL


I braided my hair into ten sections and pinned them up. I look pretty homely, but I'm not going anywhere. :lol: At least my braids look longer and feel thicker to me. :)
 

lomaxee

New Member
Almost there. I'm actually ending Thursday. I'm going to get my hair ironed out and cut two inches for a wedding on Friday. Today and yesterday I did twisted sister as seen here:

http://hairscapades.com/2011/10/24/see-what-had-happened-was/

I really like it. I bantu knotted the top and two strand twisted the rest.

Here is a picture of mine. I'm wearing tomorrow and thursday too.
 

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kinkycurlygurl

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Today I wore a multiple flipped pony tail style with accent braids. This was my first stab at it, but I like it and I'll keep working on it I think I'll be one of my staple styles.

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As you can see from the pics I took a minute to decide on my accessories.:lol:

The tutorial I got if from is here:

http://youtu.be/PugfZDo-ZpI

Happy hair!
 

Tibbar

Well-Known Member
Washed and conditioned with Bee Mine products (washed with botanical shampoo, rinsed out conditioner - avocado cream, sprayed with juicy spritz, added Deja's hair milk and Bee Lovely moisturizer spread through hair, twisted with Bee hold curly butter, set ends on flexirods....)

Still switching up products and trying to find my staples. I like Bee Mine and also Oyin, but I like other stuff too...

I'm a PJ so I have a LOT of stuff to work my way through...

Oh and when viewing my photos, pretend to NOT see the grays just like I'm doing :lol:
 

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MaraWithLove

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My hair has been frustrating since I took my two-strands down. So, now my hair is in about 10 thick straight back flat twists...and that's how it's gonna be until I cool my hair temper down.
 

destine2grow

Well-Known Member
I haven't posted in a while but I have twist in my hair now.

They are random and not neat but I work from home so its okay..... Lol
 

-PYT

New Member
I put my hair in a wet bun this morning...took some effort. Hair feels dry as hay though. Plan to Co wash or shampoo in a day or so and start over NappyNelle your hair may be much easier to bun at your length, but what is your technique of stretching? Like braid out or twist out then pull it into a bun? Any other ladies please feel free to chime in. I almost felt tempted to blow dry.

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TruMe

Well-Known Member
-PYT - I normally braid up my hair the night before in 2 braids on each side and then the next morning just spray with water and bun.
 

NappyNelle

Kinky Coily 4A, Fine Strands, WSL
Today I wore a multiple flipped pony tail style with accent braids. This was my first stab at it, but I like it and I'll keep working on it I think I'll be one of my staple styles.

kinkycurlygurl I love it. So beautiful.

Oh and when viewing my photos, pretend to NOT see the grays just like I'm doing :lol:

Tibbar Your twists look great. I pretend that I can't see my grey strands too! :lol:

I put my hair in a wet bun this morning...took some effort. Hair feels dry as hay though. Plan to Co wash or shampoo in a day or so and start over NappyNelle your hair may be much easier to bun at your length, but what is your technique of stretching? Like braid out or twist out then pull it into a bun? Any other ladies please feel free to chime in. I almost felt tempted to blow dry.

-PYT When I was SL, I rarely did a wet bun. My hair looked weird, and I was worried about tangles. (I hadn't mastered the SSK or optimal moisturizing yet.) I would do a modified wet bun:

  • Cowash the night before
  • Add leave in all over, and gel in the front, while damp
  • Part hair and brush in the direction of the bun. (I would usually do a low, side bun.)
  • Make four single braids in the direction I want for the bun, bobby pin ends in place, and allow to dry over night
  • Style in morning. If needed, spritz with water, or add more gel

It sounds like a lot, but I wanted my buns to look a certain way back then.

ETA: I forgot that I stopped updating my fotki between 2008-2010, but here's what a modified wet bun would look like:







-PYT how do you even get your hair in one?!? I haven't been able to bun since going natural. :( *bawls*

bajandoc86 I couldn't until I was APL. I Would cheat and make two pony's close together. I need to visit you to soak up some Island sun, and get my hair did. :lol:

lomaxee I wish I would have tried twists when I was transitioning. I could've sworn up and down that they would not look good. I was sooo wrong!

MeowMix How did you learn to go back? My fingers just won't do it... it's like, they get tangled with each other and I can't make it look neat. Plus, I can only twist to one side. :spinning:
 
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Evolving78

Well-Known Member
i'm still here. i am in a bun right now. my update for my hair is in my siggy. bunning has helped so much. i still wear my hair out at least once a week. i plan on bunning throughout my HHJ.
 

-PYT

New Member
bajandoc86 well, after looking in YouTube for natural buns, the majority of the ladies on there just did a puff and pinned the ends down in a bun shape. That's what I did. My hair is so super thick that I had to do it soaking wet basically lol.

NappyNelle thanks for the explanation! :kiss: I think I'm going to braid it tonight, braid out, then bun with my stretched hair.

TruMe thanks! I wish I could do two braids on each side, it's still to short and too thick so I'll probably do like 8 braids all over.
 

MeowMix

New Member
NappyNelle. LOL, the only thing I can do is go back. Tangled fingers, yup they going to do what they do:lol:. Its basically my fine hair in cornrows with teeny bantu knots @ the end. This hair does NOT stay in twists. Mooks-hair has a great set of videos that got me over my cornrowing hump.

http://video.fotki.com/Mooks-hair/
BTW, WHAT greys?;)

Tibbar, I play that game too.

destine2grow I'm all about that work from home hair.

HHJ everyone
 

Tibbar

Well-Known Member
How many are planning to stay in twists when this challenge ends on 6/30 ???

I've been in twists almost exclusively since last August.... I think I'm going to stick with them for a while longer -- my hair feels like it's getting healthier, plus it's a nice, easy hairstyle for summer.

>>>> Who's with me?

NappyNelle you've been doing such a great job leading this challenge, are you gonna keep us going?
:yep: :yep:
 

NappyNelle

Kinky Coily 4A, Fine Strands, WSL
Tibbar Thank you! :D I do plan to host the next segment of the challenge, but I won't wear twists the whole time. I've been having frequent problems with my fingers, so my long twisting sessions are worth it style wise, but not worth the pain and numbness for days afterward.

Would anyone like to co-host July-September portion of the challenge? :poke: It's a lot of fun!
 

Tibbar

Well-Known Member
@Tibbar Thank you! :D I do plan to host the next segment of the challenge, but I won't wear twists the whole time. I've been having frequent problems with my fingers, so my long twisting sessions are worth it style wise, but not worth the pain and numbness for days afterward.

Would anyone like to co-host July-September portion of the challenge? :poke: It's a lot of fun!

Woo hoo ! Yay!! :yay::yay::clapping:

Glad you're going to keep it going @NappyNelle, and thanks @-PYT for volunteering to co-host!

Hey @NappyNelle sorry to hear that twisting is painful for you! You have such amazing twists styles.
Are you going to be using a different protective style?
 

NappyNelle

Kinky Coily 4A, Fine Strands, WSL
Tibbar I have Fibromyalgia and I'm being tested for MS, so just about everything hurts all the time. I love my twists since I keep them in for so long after the initial installation. I know I will wear them again throughout the challenge, but I'm also experimenting with updos, and chunky braids. I really want to focus on keeping my ends moisturized and healthy while combatting hair loss around my hairline from medications. :)

Thanks for volunteering -PYT.

Would anyone else be interested in co-hosting the challenge? Please let me know by Saturday at 10pm (EST). Also, I've been thinking about providing hair accessories as prizes for dedicated challengers. What do you think? Any and all input would be greatly appreciated. :grin:
 
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lomaxee

New Member
NappyNelle Great job on hosting. I'm not going to join the next three months but good luck to all the ladies participating!

I went get my hair ironed out last night for a wedding today. She measured my hair and noted 5 solid inches of new growth around my head after 11 months transitioning. I was super surprised at the condition of my hair (well not the ends). I must say that these protective styles worked - now my ends - well they are relaxed and still a hot processed mess :) but they were ragged before the challenge started. I have a picture of my ironed out hair, then my cut and curled hair. I had 2 inches trimmed off and I curled it for the wedding...although it will be 101 today lol.

I loved everyone's photo and inspiration during the challenge. Maybe I'll do the last quarter challenge.
 

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MsDee14

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NappyNelle I wouldn't mind co-hosting as well. I need to interact more with the ladies on here anyway.

I plan to join the next round. My goal is to be more creative with my styles(throw in some up-dos) and accessories to keep me from getting bored.

My main goal is to NOT wear any type of fake hair for the whole year and for at least 13 months of my transition. So far it's been 7.5 months and I'm going strong.
 

MeowMix

New Member
I'd Co-host. Never done that before. I plan to explore other alternatives like bunning so I look forward to it. NappyNelle

NappyNelle I wouldn't mind co-hosting as well. I need to interact more with the ladies on here anyway.

I plan to join the next round. My goal is to be more creative with my styles(throw in some up-dos) and accessories to keep me from getting bored.

My main goal is to NOT wear any type of fake hair for the whole year and for at least 13 months of my transition. So far it's been 7.5 months and I'm going strong.

NappyNelle, Looks like you've got your co-hosts:yay:. PYT & MsDee14, thank you. Ladies would you mind a cheerleader?
 

kinkycurlygurl

Well-Known Member
Please excuse my sweaty glory, it's about a million and one degrees outside now. I just got home and snapped a pic of my topknot doughnut bun.

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