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Twist/Braid/Bun For Growth Challenge 7/1/13 - 9/30/13

Igotstripes

Well-Known Member
WELCOME!! :grin:

REMEMBER: No hiding your hair! No wigs, no weaves, no extensions, etc.


This challenge is for twist, braids, and buns on your own hair. Using these low manipulation and protective styles, we aim to retain the growth we achieve over a three month period.

Twists: 2 strand twists, flat twists, 2 strand flat twists, 3 strand twists, coils, bantu knots

Braids: Box braids & mini braids on your hair, plaits, cornrows, french braids, etc.

Buns: Any kind of bun or updo. We want our ends to be protected and tucked away!

RULES:

1. ALL STYLES MUST BE DONE WITH YOUR OWN HAIR EXCLUSIVELY.
2. Your hair must be in twist, braids or bunned for at least 5 consecutive days.
3. You can wear your hair out for up to 3 days after taking your twists out (like in twist-outs, afros, wash and go, etc). [If you need to amend your restyling time, let us know in your initial post! A 3-day turnaround may not be feasible for your schedule and lifestyle.]
4. Check in when you restyle your hair, or at least every 2 weeks since the challenge is short.
5. When you restyle give us an update. (regimen, style, moisturizing secrets, etc.)
6. Post a picture of your hair at the beginning of the challenge and at the end.
7. The challenge will be from July 1, 2013 – September 30, 2013.
8. You will have 1 pass during the challenge to cover you for a week.
9. Heat is allowed in this challenge. Be sure to use a heat protectant and the lowest setting possible for your hair. Remember to be careful! We do not want to damage our hair for the styling purposes of this challenge.

REMEMBER: No hiding your hair! No wigs, no weaves, no extensions, etc.


Feel free to join at any time.

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Start by Sharing:

1. What is your primary style (twists, braids, bunning, etc.)?
2. What is your style maintenance regimen?
3. Are you natural, relaxed, transitioning?
4. What do you hope to achieve from the challenge?
5. After wearing your hair out will you restyle after [Pick One] 2 days or 3 days?
6. Include Starting Pic ASAP. (You will not be named an official challenger without one).

You may join the challenge any time you are ready! It does not have to be on July 1. It's never too late to join!!!

We look forward to cooperative learning. Post your questions, frustrations, and trials. Share any tips that you may have to make this challenge more effective for all of us! We look forward to hearing your tips, suggestions, and questions. Also please post pics of your styles to give others inspiration!:yep:

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Happy Hair Growing Ladies!

(Please like this post if you wish to join the challenge!!! I will add your name to the list of challengers!!!)

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CHALLENGERS ---

perfectlyImperfect
Igotstripes
bigbrowneyez
jesusislove1526
EnExitStageLeft
Killahkurlz
Froreal3
ckisland
keranikki
BronxJazzy
TraciChanel

bronzebomb
candie19
DDTexlaxed
EnExitStageLeft
faithVA
Froreal3
g.lo
Guyaneek
Igotstripes
Iluvsmuhgrass
jesusislove1526
keranikki
myhairgrowstoo
Ms_CoCo37
NappyNelle
NikkiQ
Tibbar
TonicaG
virtuenow
FoxxyLocs
Killahkurlz
crimsonpeach
Bahalocks
NikkiQ
faithVA
bronzephoenix
sisters248
Duchess007
Fhrizzball
 
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faithVA

Well-Known Member
I'm in.

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

2. What is your style maintenance regimen?
...Wash 1x to 2x a month, cowash other weeks
...Deep condition weekly
...LOC and then twist with butter, gel or crème on wet hair
...Apply scalp treatment daily
...Moisturize and seal with whatever as needed

3. Are you natural, relaxed, transitioning?
....Natural

4. What do you hope to achieve from the challenge?
...Length retention. Would like to be close to SL by December.
...Just a break from doing my hair daily

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

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

Well-Known Member
1. What is your primary style (twists, braids, bunning, etc.)?
Twists but I'm trying to get better with braiding. I think I'll do some mini twists to tho

2. What is your style maintenance regimen?
I moisturize and seal every few days, I try to leave the style in for a week or two. I don't do too much
3. Are you natural, relaxed, transitioning?
Natural
4. What do you hope to achieve from the challenge?
More retention
5. After wearing your hair out will you restyle after [Pick One] 2 days or 3 days?
3 days
6. Include Starting Pic ASAP. (You will not be named an official challenger without one).
 

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NikkiQ

Well-Known Member
Here's my info!

1. What is your primary style (twists, braids, bunning, etc.)? Braids and buns
2. What is your style maintenance regimen? Wash,DC,detangle,rebraid weekly. Bun after taking down braids towards the end of the week. LOC hair nightly.
3. Are you natural, relaxed, transitioning? Natural
4. What do you hope to achieve from the challenge? Healthy ends and growth retention
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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I'm in! I'm doing the no heat summer challenge so this will go along nicely

Start by Sharing:

1. What is your primary style (twists, braids, bunning, etc.)? Twists
2. What is your style maintenance regimen? Twists four weeks at a time. Cowashing when my scalp screams at me. M/S as needed. Henna at twist take down, DC and twist back up.
3. Are you natural, relaxed, transitioning? Natural
4. What do you hope to achieve from the challenge? Length retention. Healthy hair.
5. After wearing your hair out will you restyle after [Pick One] 2 days or 3 days? 1 max
6. Include Starting Pic ASAP. (You will not be named an official challenger without one).
 

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FoxxyLocs

Well-Known Member
Start by Sharing:

1. What is your primary style (twists, braids, bunning, etc.)? My primary style this time around will be bunning on blow dryed or flat ironed hair

2. What is your style maintenance regimen? I'll be washing and straightening every 2-3 weeks, then just moisturizing and sealing my ends every 2-3 days or so

3. Are you natural, relaxed, transitioning? natural

4. What do you hope to achieve from the challenge? length retention and healthier ends

5. After wearing your hair out will you restyle after [Pick One] 2 days or 3 days? Not sure. Probably 1-2 days since I don't like to have my hair out.

After the last challenge I cut about 2-3 inches due to ssks and splits. This time I'll be wearing my hair stretched/straightened to see if that helps my retention.
 

Ann0804

Member
I'm sitting this one out and cheering you all from the sideline since I will be wigging it a little more than I have been.
 

bajandoc86

Lipstick Lover
In! WIll come back with the deets later. These days I am doing more updos/buns etc. It changes with my mood.
 

bigbrowneyez

New Member
I'm in! I have a 3in (stretched) TWA. It's finally long enuff to wear a decent protective style in public. I'm excited about that! Lets do this!

1. What is your primary style (twists, braids, bunning, etc.)?
-flat twists with two strand twists
2. What is your style maintenance regimen?
-retwist once a week;sprintz water nightly; apply leave-in conditioner on top of twists 3x/wk
3. Are you natural, relaxed, transitioning?
-natural
4. What do you hope to achieve from the challenge?
-length retention; a break from wash and go's; I hope to have 4.5-5in of stretches hair at challenge end date
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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DDTexlaxed

TRANSITION OVER! 11-22-14
I thought wash n gos were better, but I get better retention with protective styles. I have changed products. I'm using Afroveda's Hibiscus oil and BB olive oil hair strengthener. That's it. I am now learning less is best.:yep:
 

jesusislove1526

Well-Known Member
I'm in once again!

1. What is your primary style (twists, braids, bunning, etc.)? medium twists for this time
2. What is your style maintenance regimen? Cowashing and DCing once a week after week 1 of twists with stocking cap, twists in for 4 weeks, clarifying shampoo in between twist sessions, LCO every other day with castor oil, water, and conditioner or olive oil cream, GHE every other day
3. Are you natural, relaxed, transitioning? Natural
4. What do you hope to achieve from the challenge? Length retention on my journey to WL and beyond, protective/low manipulation styles for maximum growth
5. After wearing your hair out will you restyle after [Pick One] 2 days or 3 days? 3 days
6. Include Starting Pic ASAP. (You will not be named an official challenger without one). Collage is below, but I may add the picture of the back of my hair when I can get my daughter to do it:)
 

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 take my bun down at night M&S using a modified LOC method (LCOB) and then re-bun in the morning

3. Are you natural, relaxed, transitioning? Texturized/Texlaxed

4. What do you hope to achieve from the challenge? Full MBL, maybe even sneaking toward WL.

5. After wearing your hair out will you restyle after [Pick One] 2 days or 3 days? I will most likely bun the week through, unless I rollerset. If so I'll wear it 1 day all down, 2 days in a pony and then after that its back in a bun, so 3. Same goes if I flat iron, however I will wear it down 3 days straight.

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

New Member
1. What is your primary style (twists, braids, bunning, etc.)?
Mostly buns. I do plan on getting mini braids this Saturday for vacation which I will bun. May do twists n the future as well to bun. But I will still bun my hair
2. What is your style maintenance regimen?
Wash/condition, moisturize and seal then stretch hair to b styled
3. Are you natural, relaxed, transitioning?
Natural
4. What do you hope to achieve from the challenge?
Retain every inch of growth. Prevent damage. Bsl by dec 2013
5. After wearing your hair out will you restyle after
1-2 days, mayb wnt even leave.it out at.times
6. Include Starting Pic ASAP. (You will not be named an official challenger without one).
 
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Froreal3

haulin hard in the paint
Start by Sharing:

1. What is your primary style (twists, braids, bunning, etc.)? Medium to large twists in updos or twists in buns.
2. What is your style maintenance regimen? I wash and retwist once a week.
3. Are you natural, relaxed, transitioning? Natural
4. What do you hope to achieve from the challenge? Length retention.
5. After wearing your hair out will you restyle after [Pick One] 2 days or 3 days? 2 days...although I never wear it out.
6. Include Starting Pic ASAP. (You will not be named an official challenger without one).
 

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DDTexlaxed

TRANSITION OVER! 11-22-14
I am going to stick to twists until I can bun. I want to try and find a way to make my twists look defined for more than 2 days. Also, I want to use braid spray to make it also a jheri juice challenge! LOL. I want to see how much better my hair grows with this somewhat natural challenge. I'm basically using grease, water, and oil to my hair for this challenge. In September, I want to try Qhemet to see how much better it is. When I tried it in the past, I had no idea what I was doing and I basically wasted it.:nono: I do love Afroveeda, but I'd like to give Qhemet another go. I want to try the twist butter they make and their version of the amla butter.
 
I am going to stick to twists until I can bun. I want to try and find a way to make my twists look defined for more than 2 days. Also, I want to use braid spray to make it also a jheri juice challenge! LOL. I want to see how much better my hair grows with this somewhat natural challenge. I'm basically using grease, water, and oil to my hair for this challenge. In September, I want to try Qhemet to see how much better it is. When I tried it in the past, I had no idea what I was doing and I basically wasted it.:nono: I do love Afroveeda, but I'd like to give Qhemet another go. I want to try the twist butter they make and their version of the amla butter.

The smaller my twists the longer they last. Thats what ive learned. Maybe that can help yours?
 

Tibbar

Well-Known Member
@Igotstripes Thanks for tagging me -- I'm in!!

Start by Sharing:

1. What is your primary style (twists, braids, bunning, etc.)?
My primary style is two strand twists. Sometimes I bun. I plan to throw some celies into the rotation too for when I'm hanging out at home....

2. What is your style maintenance regimen?
I usually wash / condition / deep condition once a week or bi-weekly. Right now I am experimenting with co-washing.

3. Are you natural, relaxed, transitioning?
I am natural

4. What do you hope to achieve from the challenge?
My primary motivation is ease of styling as well as retention

5. After wearing your hair out will you restyle after [Pick One] 2 days or 3 days?
If I wear my hair out, I will probably restyle after 3 days. (restyling may be bunning before back into twists, depends on time constraints.)

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

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Photos are not current -- I'm in Celie's right now but they look horrible and I'm just being hair lazy right now. (Still PSing tho') Will update the photo when my hair is looking better. :lol:

 
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ckisland

Well-Known Member
1. What is your primary style (twists, braids, bunning, etc.)?
Buns on damp hair, 2 flattwists, and a single braid/plait
2. What is your style maintenance regimen?
Overnight CO prepoo 1x week
Cleanser with low/no poo 1x week
Rinse and condition midweek (re-bun/re-braid)
Detangle w/ condish 1x week
Protein treatment 1x month
3. Are you natural, relaxed, transitioning?
kinky-curly/coily natural
4. What do you hope to achieve from the challenge?
Hopefully 1.5 inches, increased thickness, and an appreciation of protective styling :look:.
5. After wearing your hair out will you restyle after [Pick One] 2 days or 3 days?
2 days max, but I don't plan on really taking any regular "out" breaks.
6. Include Starting Pic ASAP. (You will not be named an official challenger without one).
I get a pic of my hair in a couple of days in it's curly state, but I'll post my straight hair pics for now.
 

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keranikki

Natural, 3abc/4a, Fine, medium density
WELCOME!! :grin:


Start by Sharing:

1. What is your primary style (twists, braids, bunning, etc.)? It wil be braids this time around.

2. What is your style maintenance regimen? I will CW 2-3x/wk and M/S every other day.

3. Are you natural, relaxed, transitioning? Natural

4. What do you hope to achieve from the challenge? I hope to achieve better retention

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

6. Include Starting Pic ASAP. (You will not be named an official challenger without one)
I'll add a pic later
 
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faithVA

Well-Known Member
I took my twist down today to do a wash. I will wear a twist out tomorrow and try a WNG Thursday and then put it back up Friday or Saturday.

Will try to remember to take my pics today as well.
 

ckisland

Well-Known Member
Today I rinsed my hair, left in Giovanni's Root 66 condish, sealed with Curls Kukinut Oil Elixir (I returned this) and put my hair in a braid. Well, I was looking online and found a homemade leave-in recipe that I wanted to try out :look: . I took down my braid and it was kinda damp, but parts felt dry :perplexed:. I added the AVG+oil leave-in, put my hair in a bun. I checked my hair not long ago, and it's still moisturized!! Also used this mix on my face after washing. The past year has made me so frugal and resourceful. If I can't get more than 1 use out of a product, I question whether I can find/make something better :grin:.
 

Igotstripes

Well-Known Member
Today I rinsed my hair, left in Giovanni's Root 66 condish, sealed with Curls Kukinut Oil Elixir (I returned this) and put my hair in a braid. Well, I was looking online and found a homemade leave-in recipe that I wanted to try out :look: . I took down my braid and it was kinda damp, but parts felt dry :perplexed:. I added the AVG+oil leave-in, put my hair in a bun. I checked my hair not long ago, and it's still moisturized!! Also used this mix on my face after washing. The past year has made me so frugal and resourceful. If I can't get more than 1 use out of a product, I question whether I can find/make something better :grin:.

What oil did you use? I've been trying to find a good moisturizer for my face but I don't wanna spend a lot either lol.
 
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