Twist, Braid, Bun for Growth Challenge (1/1/13 - 3/31/13)

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  1. bebezazueta

    bebezazueta Well-Known Member

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    I been wet bunning daily out of pure laziness! I still moisturize & seal & cowash/wash 3-4 times a week but I haven't worn my hair down 2 days a week like I planned. It's all good. My ends are nice now that I seal with JBCO & bun more.

    Can't wait for the reveal!
     
  2. pookaloo83

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    Cute! May try the braid!

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  3. pookaloo83

    pookaloo83 New Member

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    How are you guys moisturizing your twists? Just running a moisturizer through? Spritzing with water? I notice I barely moisturize while twisted up.

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  4. BraunSugar

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    I use aloe vera juice. I spray them daily. Are you sealing after your moisturize?
     
  5. FoxxyLocs

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    Got my cornrows done yesterday. I like them. Hoping to keep them in for two weeks and then get another set. After that individual braids for a month. That will take me to mid-March. Idk what style I'll do for those last two weeks. So far so good.
     
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    i tried some type of braid style yesterday. but i gotta moisturize and seal my hair again. my hair sucked up all of the moisture. it is cold around these parts!

    i gotta go a little heavy on the moisture and bun.
     
  7. BeautifullyExotic

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    I been doing real good with my hair. Lets see how long my ng will take before it starts acting out and have to put braids to protect them more. This week bun

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  8. pookaloo83

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    Twists. Gonna probably take down after a few days to moisturize again. Then put back in this same 'style'.

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    No I'm not sealing. I used to with castor oil. Haven't used it in years. Don't know why. I have grapeseed oil and argan oil. Can I use that to seal? They're so light in comparison to castor oil. And probably won't get the job done.

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  10. Victoria44

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    I hate wash day, detangling takes way too long. My goal has always been waist/hip length but idk if I'm going to have the patience to deal with all that hair. I can see myself growing my hair for 9-12 more months and then maintaining.
     
  11. BraunSugar

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    I have used grapeseed oil to seal, but that wasn't in winter. You would probably be better off with castor oil.
     
  12. BraunSugar

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    I'm on my second day of a wash & go. I'll wear it out one more day (maybe) and then it will be put into a bun. I'm going to go this route until I am ready to install mini braids.
     
  13. DDTexlaxed

    DDTexlaxed TRANSITION OVER! 11-22-14

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    My twists always look fuzzy the next day. I wonder what I'm doing wrong.:ohwell:
     
  14. pookaloo83

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    Do you sleep wild? :lol:

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    pookaloo83 New Member

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    Ok thanks. I'll buy the castor oil.

    And it's never 'winter' here. Today was in the 80's. i think we had a total of 5 cold days so far. Now we're approaching spring. Lol

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  16. DDTexlaxed

    DDTexlaxed TRANSITION OVER! 11-22-14

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    Yes, but I tie them down. It doesn't matter, but I'm still going strong with the challenge!:yep:
     
  17. faithVA

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    Learned a valuable lesson tonight while installing my finger coils. The right product can reduce my twisting time by at least an hour. I am going through my samples and started with Deva Curl Angel. It was way too watery and made my twist time longer. Used that up and then tried Ouidad Humidity Control Gel. It was night and day. I was able to finish the last section in a snap and it wasn't painful. So if I can find the right products in my stash, I can make it through the next 9 weeks easily and not resenting having to coil my hair.
     
  18. BraunSugar

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    ^^That red head at the top is nice. I'm not patient enough to have mine lay in a certain direction. Maybe I should give it a try :lol:
     
  20. BraunSugar

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  21. lyricallysound

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    I am going to have to leave this challenge. I decided last night to cut my hair into a tapered twa and since my sister is a stylist, she was more than eager to do it for me. No more twist for me.
     
  22. BraunSugar

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    Aww, we'll miss you. :( You can always jump into the next one in April. Maybe even one after that. These will be going all year. :look::lol:
     
  23. lana

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    I'm still in this challenge. Been twisting consistently for weeks now. I wear my hair in twist outs. The front and bangs have grown - noticeably longer. I'm very pleased.

    I have to retwist everynight. But it only takes about 15-20 minutes.

    I see that I need to rewash and start fresh after day 4, because my hair doesn't like to be too heavy with product. The only thing is that I recently discovered that my twists look best on previously straightened hair and I would like to avoid heat completely...but I dislike not looking my absolute best.

    Hmm....
     
  24. g.lo

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    washed and Dc my hair today. Air drying right now in 8 twists. Will bun tomorrow morning!! banana clips are life savers!
     
  25. Jewell

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    Ive got 4 long braids swept back and twirled into a bun. Gonna try and rock this style for a week, then take it down to wash and redo. Needed a lil break from my same old boring bun. :)
     
  26. faithVA

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    I'm confused lana. Are you wearing your hair twisted or wearing your hair in twist outs. Glad your hair is growing.
     
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    Hey there! I am still in my twist. Two weeks old

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  28. lana

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    faithVA - I twist my hair at night and during the day I wear a twist out.

    I'm just going to twist and wearing it as a twist out - without using heat first, but I will do it on a weekend where I can wear a hat if it poofs up. My twist outs tend to be unpredictable...but I'm glad I have mastered this technique.

    Yup, I think it's a combination of the liquid vitamins, Mane & Tail conditioner as a prepoo and rinse out conditioner, scalp massages, water drinking, moisturizing my ends...sealing with oil...that has helped me retain length, along with less heat, no flat iron and twist outs. (Just being honest)
     
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    I have an event to go to in a few weeks so I think I'll do a rollerset for that and bun for the rest of the week before I go back to my braids. Other then that I'm doing fine with the challenge. I'm thinking about doing another round at the end of the year. I like that my braids are so low maintenance even though they're boring.
     
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    Still wet bunning, cowashed with Vo5 Tea Thearpy Blackberry
    Last night, sealed with grapeseed oil and bunned. :)
     

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