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Old 09-07-2011, 07:25 PM
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Default Re: Twist for Growth Challenge (Fall 2011)

Whooo a twist challenge!

Your go to twist style: 2 strand twists

Your twist care regimen: I need a better one, but right now I do them on dry hair and wash once a week since I sweat in my head so much. Only once was I able to wear twists for a whole month. I'd like to get really good at keeping them in for weeks without them looking old (and shrinking so damn much )

What you hope to achieve by December
1. APL hair on my longest layer!! 2 inches to go!
2. Really nail a successful twist regimen
3. Have my twists grazing my shoulders
4. Make a ponytail. This is the one giant thing I miss about my longer relaxed hair

I'll post a picture when I do my twists on Friday.
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Old 09-07-2011, 07:30 PM
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*sigh*
I've been thinking about this but twists are so bad on my hair. I end up with A LOT of shed hair (moreso than when I rock indiv natural braids) and tangles galore
I figure I must be doing something wrong. I will be lurking in this thread for tips.
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Old 09-07-2011, 09:01 PM
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Default Re: Twist for Growth Challenge (Fall 2011)

It's been now 2 months that I wear twists consistently... length retention, soft and shiny hair.. why will I change !!! i am IN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Your go to twist style: 2 strand twists. i've been wearing them now for 2 months in a bun... I hope some of yall will share some nice pics or vids of hairstyle done on twists. cause wearing a bun with 2 strand twists for 2 MONTHS.. it's becoming a lil annoying now
Your twist care regimen:

Every 2 weeks, shampoo/deep treatment and install twists.
Baggying 1 or twice a week. moisture and seal ends daily.

What you hope to achieve by December
1. healthy thick ends.
2. a bigger bun in twists ! (so longer hair? ) and having all my twists fit in a bun. some on the sides don't want v_v
3. to stick to this regimen.





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Old 09-07-2011, 09:22 PM
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@judy4all - Congrats on your upcoming nuptials. You picked a fabulous day to get married (my Bday )
That's my birthday too. Congrats Judy!!!
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Old 09-07-2011, 10:46 PM
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Default Re: Twist for Growth Challenge (Fall 2011)

Okay I'm back! Instead of waiting a few days like I was going to, I decided to twist my hair tonight.

1. My go to twist style






These pics are from a few weeks ago, but this is how my hair is done now.
The style may not be age appropriate, but it's easy to do, easy to maintain, and looks passably decent for work and daily life in my world.


2. My twist care regimen

When wearing twists like this, I normally moisturize them each night with watered down CFCG, or Stay Sof Fro, mixed with some type of oil. Of course I have to shake it up before each use, but this way I moisturize and seal in one quick step!
I don't typically co-wash when wearing flat twists, however I will co-wash daily when wearing individual mini twists. Also, I've recently started oiling my scalp with a sulfa concoction. It's the last thing I do to my hair right before I go to bed.

3. What I hope to achieve by December

I am in the two inches in 4 months challenge as well, so I'm hoping to get them two inches!


I'm pretty eager to see how long I can grow my hair by my 2nd BC-versary on 1-25-12!

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Old 09-07-2011, 11:31 PM
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Default Re: Twist for Growth Challenge (Fall 2011)

Welcome to all the challengers
NappyNelle

DDTexlaxed

Sesi

Sianna

Seamonster

youwillrise

yaya24

judy4all

OndoGirl

sikora

PaigeJessica

Krystle~Hime

Thanks for getting your stats updated so quickly. I think this might turn into an inspiring thread with some great twist photos.

I will retwist my hair Sunday and use that as my starting photo.
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Old 09-08-2011, 03:20 AM
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Default Re: Twist for Growth Challenge (Fall 2011)

Add me!

I'd already decided that it was twists or bust to start retaining some length.

Your go to twist style: 2-strand twists

Your twist care regimen: Keep twists in for 2 weeks. Wash once a week in twists, re-twisting the extra fuzzy ones as needed. Only wear a twistout for a day or 2 - last time a shrunken twistout meant tangles galore I'm also doing GHE about 4-5nights/per for moisture retention. This seems the best way for me to properly moisturize my twists and still get a cute style in the morning.

What you hope to achieve by December: Healthier, more moisturized hair and some length retention. It is SO uneven right now so I may do some mini-trims in the back/sides to even things out but honestly I might just need to put the scissors down

Anything else you would like to share:I'm experimenting with styles in twists. See below. I've also been doing a twist-bob. Hopefully I can snap a good picture and share with yall tomorrow morning!

I rocked this style for a few days and got some compliments. Since then have been incorporating more cornrow twists (is there another name for this? ).





The back is shrunken here. I want a bigger twist/puff!



Here's a view from straight-on



Can't wait to see more twists styles from you gals!
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Old 09-08-2011, 03:56 AM
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Default Re: Twist for Growth Challenge (Fall 2011)

Your go to twist style: 2 strand twists
Your twist care regimen: Don't have one. Hope to create one.
What you hope to achieve by December
1. Have a regimen for maintaining my twists
2. Successfully keep twists for 1 month
3. Fuller thicker and longer hair (MBL)


Oh and yeah I am relaxed currently 3 mos post and my twist (no extensions) have been in a week so far.
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Old 09-08-2011, 07:10 AM
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Default Re: Twist for Growth Challenge (Fall 2011)

@NaijaNaps

this hairstylel is so great !!! and my hair texture seems similar to your !!
have you ever think about putting your lil ponytail in a bun !!???

about "ghe" can you detail me exactly what you do??
on wet/damp/dry hair?
how much of oil (just a few on ends or you saturate hair? only ends or scalp too ?)
what do you put? plastic cap/ beanie?? !
for how long ?
sorry for the questions'attack
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Old 09-08-2011, 09:22 AM
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I'm in! Twists are my staple anyway!

What you hope to achieve by December
1. Find a good routine for keeping twists moisturized
2. Find a way to keep frizz at bay for 3 weeks
3. Longer hair! - be able to do a full pony tail of twist. Or mebbe two ponytail
We have very similar goals.
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Old 09-08-2011, 09:24 AM
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I am just exploring some different twist styles, and would love to participate. I don't know how to upload pictures.
@Seamonster, give us your starting questions when you get a chance.
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  4. Anything else you would like to share.
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Old 09-08-2011, 09:33 AM
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@judy4all, on your upcoming wedding.
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Old 09-08-2011, 09:43 AM
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I might just need to put the scissors down
Put the scissors down. Walk away from the scissors. If you are wearing twists until the end of the year they don't need to be even. So decide in December if you want to trim it a bit.



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This is my set of twists from last Friday. Keeping them in until next Friday. My Go to style will be styled 2 strand twists.



What you hope to achieve by December

1. 1.5-2 inches of solid growth
2. Minimized ssk
3. Happy scalp

My new plan is to:

Moisturize at night only.. with my aloe vera spritz and seal with elasta qp olive oil and mango butter
Then spray with Jamaican Lime detangling spray (will not be repurchasing this.. it makes my hair feel GREAT but the first few ingredients are questionable). Not sure how I overlooked them when I made the purchase.

Baggy ends at night.

In the morning (as needed) apply oil to braids for shine.

Every 2 days or so oil my scalp.

This Friday makes week 1 in my current twists.
They are kind of fuzzy (due to moisturizing 2xs a day every day) but I plan on keeping them in and retwisting next Friday.

After this 2 week set I plan on keeping them in for 3-4 weeks minimum.
Once down: wash, DC blow dry and do them over. No out styles (if possible).
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Go to twist style: I like to experiment with different twist styles, next I am going to try twist buns with flat twist.

Twist care Regimen: I am going to sleep with a wig cap to try to hold the style. Going to co wash with an applicator bottle, so I can keep my scalp clean.

Co wash every other day, DC weekly, gel old twist into style, oil hair and scalp, baggy nightly. Monthly trim, Seek and Destroy every other week.

Hope to Achieve: Reduction in SSK, No Splits/Cracks, Healthy thick Hair. Reach Hair Growth milestone of BSL

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I'm sooooo in.


1. Your go to twist style: two strand twists/flat twists/ bantu knots (I twist my knots first)

2. Your twist care regimen: Daily moisture and concentrating lubricating my ends. I'm going to be co-washing a few times a week so I'll be redoing them a bit. If time permits, I'll be doing more scalp massages to promote growth.

3. What you hope to achieve by December: Id love to be at APL but I'll be happy with any amount of retention from now until then.

4. Anything else you would like to share: When twisted (I twist on wet/damp hair) the back falls to my shoulders/CBL. When dry they're at the nape of my neck.
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@NaijaNaps, @SouthernStunner, @Iluvsmuhgrass... you have been officially added.

I'm jealous of twists already. I want mine to be be thick and fluffy and hang to my shoulders

ok I've got that out of my system for the week.
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this hairstylel is so great !!! and my hair texture seems similar to your !!
have you ever think about putting your lil ponytail in a bun !!???

about "ghe" can you detail me exactly what you do??
on wet/damp/dry hair?
how much of oil (just a few on ends or you saturate hair? only ends or scalp too ?)
what do you put? plastic cap/ beanie?? !
for how long ?
sorry for the questions'attack
@Krystle~Hime

Here's what I posted in the Baggying Challenge Thread:
I've been doing the GHE about 4-5 nights per week for the past month and it's made a tremendous difference in my hair.

I'm rocking twists and moisturize with Kinky Curly and seal with either coconut oil or sweet almond oil. I then do for big cornrow twists all over my head and add a showercap, fitted hair net (mostly to keep the showercap in place) and a scarf. In the morning I take the showercap off as soon as a wake up, go about my morning routine (to have the hair dry a little bit - it's pretty damp when I wake up! I guess my big ole head produces a lot of heat). Then I take the twisted cornrows down to moisturized and slightly stretched twists. I'm a little past shoulder length so the result (based on how I cornrow the hair) is like a cute little twist/bob! I LOVE it

Baggying/GHE will now be a staple in my regimen. It's tried and tested for my very prone to dryness natural hair.


About the bun, I wish my hair was a little bit longer so I can start making a nice full bun. Right now my bun is stingy.
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@yaya24
Lovely. I want thicker, fuller twists! Gotta stop this breakage.
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Put the scissors down. Walk away from the scissors. If you are wearing twists until the end of the year they don't need to be even. So decide in December if you want to trim it a bit.

That's what I would call it. I have a simpler form in my album.
Ok, stepping away from the scissors! I promise to only use them for SSK! Promise!
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