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

FoxxyLocs

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I've been lazy and have just been wearing my hair in a single braid for the past 2 weeks. I'm washing, dusting, and flat ironing tomorrow. Will probably wear it out for the weekend, then bun for the rest of the month. Interested to see my length check. Last month I was grazing WL. It may be too soon to see any additional progress. I'll be continuing the challenge for the rest of the year, and probably next year too since this regimen is working well for me.
 

Duchess007

Well-Known Member
Still in the twists...DCing overnight and will cowash in the morning with VO5 Shea Cashmere. I'll take these out next Friday for a length check.



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Igotstripes

Well-Known Member
My hair has been in these twists for 2 weeks and now they are randomly unravelling and when I retwist them they are still too loose, does this mean its time to take them out?
 

Duchess007

Well-Known Member
My hair has been in these twists for 2 weeks and now they are randomly unravelling and when I retwist them they are still too loose, does this mean its time to take them out?

Yeah... mine are a week old now and I know that they're gonna be struggling by the end of next week!

Some people braid for a couple passes before they start the twist and I think that may help keep them fresh. For me, I would probably just redo the perimeter after week 2 and rock them for another two weeks. :) Your hair may be more "silky" than mine tho.

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Igotstripes

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Yeah... mine are a week old now and I know that they're gonna be struggling by the end of next week!

Some people braid for a couple passes before they start the twist and I think that may help keep them fresh. For me, I would probably just redo the perimeter after week 2 and rock them for another two weeks. :) Your hair may be more "silky" than mine tho.

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Thanks I think ill redo the perimeter and try starting with a braid..maybe use some gel or something too! I really wanted to make 4 weeks :/

Also your hair is gorgeous !!

ETA: I lied I'm taking them out lol
 
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BraunSugar

New Member
Can't wait for your LC @Duchess007. Your hair is so luscious!

@BraunSugar how long have you been taking the MSM pills? Which brand and how long before you noticed growth?

FroReal I started off with some MSM from Walmart in a green and yellow bottle last year. It didn't make a difference. I gave it another try 3 months ago with Puritan Pride brand MSM. I noticed a difference the next month.
 

Killahkurlz

New Member
I think I'm going to wear a twist out today.....then twisting it back up....can't decide if i should wash it or wait another week....
 

ckisland

Well-Known Member
I swear I have the hair of a 6 year old :lol:. I got that whole frizzy halo/crown thing going on and my hair's only been in twists for 4 days. The twists themselves look totally fine. It's just the roots and my edges that look messy. And my hair is all smoothed down when I first get up and take off my scarf. But an hour later I look like I've been playing in the sandbox :blush:.
 

Duchess007

Well-Known Member
^This!!!


I DC'd in my twists and I swear it took two days for them to dry. Now I'm trying to keep the halo around my head from taking over the world. :-/

After I DC'd this weekend, I went from this
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... to this.
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I'll take these out on Friday. Thinking I may attempt my first ever roller set.

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i actually think ive had these set of twists in longer then 4 weeks. and im leaving them in til then end of this week. sigh. i hope its not a disaster area when i do take em out.
i just washed them with trader joes tea tree tingle and braided them up in sections so that they are wavy when dry.
 

ckisland

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^This!!!


I DC'd in my twists and I swear it took two days for them to dry. Now I'm trying to keep the halo around my head from taking over the world. :-/

After I DC'd this weekend, I went from this

I'll take these out on Friday. Thinking I may attempt my first ever roller set.

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Gorgeous hair as per usual :grin:!!

I totally looked like a rag-a-muffin today! At first glance the top of my head looks like I have locs and need my roots retwisted badly :lachen:. I've actually worn braids or twists a couple of times and had someone think they were locs. Next time I do twists (I'm actually willing to do them again), I'll definitely do them bigger and I might try braided roots.
 

Duchess007

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Gorgeous hair as per usual :grin:!!

I totally looked like a rag-a-muffin today! At first glance the top of my head looks like I have locs and need my roots retwisted badly :lachen:. I've actually worn braids or twists a couple of times and had someone think they were locs. Next time I do twists (I'm actually willing to do them again), I'll definitely do them bigger and I might try braided roots.

Agreed. I'm going to try braided roots too. I don't understand the people who make these last for a month. Just... not ever gonna happen for me.

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Froreal3

haulin hard in the paint
Duchess007. Same here. I think kinkier textures are able to hold twists better for weeks on end. My dd's hair has been in mini twists without braided roots for going on 4 weeks now and they still look great. No tangling or matting even with washing.

Mine on the other hand are struggling after a little over a week. I am trying to get them to last till two weeks. I cowashed them today and they look :perplexed: I wish they would last more than two weeks as I want to try a super low mani reggie. Oh well.
 

keranikki

Natural, 3abc/4a, Fine, medium density
Agreed. I'm going to try braided roots too. I don't understand the people who make these last for a month. Just... not ever gonna happen for me.

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It's all in technique. When you have the hair in your hand that you want to twist, divide the hair in two sections. Separately twist the separated strands in the same direction, then twist the strands together in the opposite direction. This way when your twists are wet, they won't lose their integrity.
 

faithVA

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Duchess007. Same here. I think kinkier textures are able to hold twists better for weeks on end. My dd's hair has been in mini twists without braided roots for going on 4 weeks now and they still look great. No tangling or matting even with washing.

Mine on the other hand are struggling after a little over a week. I am trying to get them to last till two weeks. I cowashed them today and they look :perplexed: I wish they would last more than two weeks as I want to try a super low mani reggie. Oh well.

I have kinky hair and my twists don't hold either. It has to be some other characteristics that I don't have :lol:

Even when I braid the roots it only last for 2 weeks before it starts fuzzing and matting.
 

dicapr

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Duchess007. Same here. I think kinkier textures are able to hold twists better for weeks on end. My dd's hair has been in mini twists without braided roots for going on 4 weeks now and they still look great. No tangling or matting even with washing. Mine on the other hand are struggling after a little over a week. I am trying to get them to last till two weeks. I cowashed them today and they look :perplexed: I wish they would last more than two weeks as I want to try a super low mani reggie. Oh well.

You may have fine hair. My beautician was telling me that fine hair is less likely to hold a style long term.
 

ckisland

Well-Known Member
It's all in technique. When you have the hair in your hand that you want to twist, divide the hair in two sections. Separately twist the separated strands in the same direction, then twist the strands together in the opposite direction. This way when your twists are wet, they won't lose their integrity.

I tried to do the rope twist thing and I just can't :lol:. I can barely muster up the patience to do regular twists LOL. For someone who has that kind of coordination (I really don't) it would be a really good thing to try :yep:.
 

Duchess007

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I tried to do the rope twist thing and I just can't :lol:. I can barely muster up the patience to do regular twists LOL. For someone who has that kind of coordination (I really don't) it would be a really good thing to try :yep:.

Yeah... I think I did that for half of one rotation before I was like... MOVING ON. lol

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Froreal3

haulin hard in the paint
keranikki I do my twists that way. :look:

dicapr I do have strands on the finer side.

faithVA...trust I have kinky 4 a/b hair too. It is something about the texture though. My dd, Nonie, and youtuber Mstanish1 all have similar textures that allow their twists to hold well and look great long term. Idk...I'm not gonna sweat it anymore....it is what it is. My hair seems to be retaining despite the rattiness of my week old twists.
 

faithVA

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keranikki I do my twists that way. :look:

dicapr I do have strands on the finer side.

faithVA...trust I have kinky 4 a/b hair too. It is something about the texture though. My dd, Nonie, and youtuber Mstanish1 all have similar textures that allow their twists to hold well and look great long term. Idk...I'm not gonna sweat it anymore....it is what it is. My hair seems to be retaining despite the rattiness of my week old twists.

I do my twists that way as well. I twirl and twists are whatever you want to call them. They look beautiful for the first 3 days and with the right product for 5 days. But you better not put any water or water based product on them. And if I get in the shower they just unravel from the root no matter how tightly I start the twist. If I pull them in any way to try to stretch them :nono:

I can deal with the fuzziness a bit. I have just always wanted to be able to at least rinse in twist so I could get a second week out of them. It takes me 3 hours to twist now so I would love to twist every 2 weeks instead of every week.

Maybe when my hair is longer :ohwell:

Yeah, I don't know what it is about the texture either.
 

faithVA

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I was debating on whether I was going to do the next round. I was thinking about doing more rollersets. But after spending time with my hair this morning trying to put the back in a banana clip and checking out my ends, I think I am going to leave new styling features until the spring. I should be full SL by then. :yep: So twist it is.
 
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