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Old 04-13-2011, 05:14 PM   #1
 
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Okay, so since january all ive been doing is bunning. I usually do it dry after a 3 day old wash n go by slicking it up w some conditioner. Yesterday I did my first wet bun after a cowash.....i detangled, washed, sealed then stretched in two buns. In the am it was still a lil wet so I went on took the two buns down and slicked everything up in a top bun. I heard this promotes extreme growth is this true? Does it matter whether its done dry or wet? Also, I notice buns make my detangling session ten times easier. Any thoughts or experiences worth sharing?

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Old 04-13-2011, 05:56 PM   #2
 
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I don't know if it promotes "extreme growth", but the less you mess around with your hair and keep the ends out of the elements, the better.

I personally prefer dry buns (they are in my photo album in the signature) because putting my hair in buns while wet will never dry. For that reason, I have to wait until my hair is on day II before bunning it.

After I take my buns down, it is easier to manage my hair: detangle, section, wash, etc because it didn't have a week to get all tangled up wearing it out.
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Old 04-13-2011, 10:25 PM   #3
 
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totally thought of this when i saw the title:

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... but big butts aside, i wish my hair was long enough to bun. my hair is barely long enough to put in a ponytail (granted i need like 5 bobby pins to pin down the sides sticking out) and the ponytail is realllly tiny.

maybe in a few more months! i think buns are one of the prettiest styles, they're so simple yet elegant.
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Old 04-14-2011, 07:21 AM   #4
 
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Hmmmm my hair still gets tangled in the middle just not as much as if it was out. Im still finding ways to do any style without it tangling aftee like 2 days

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Old 04-14-2011, 09:26 AM   #5
 
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Wet buns are easily for me to do if I want a slicked back, more controlled look. Unfortunately, wet hair + bun = matted hair by the end of the day.

Dry buns don't tangle up my hair as much and they do look fuller. But it's harder to get a slicker bun look when my hair is dry. But dry hair is good for when you want to do a cute, messy bun do.
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Old 04-14-2011, 09:50 AM   #6
 
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totally thought of this when i saw the title:

GIFSoup

... but big butts aside, i wish my hair was long enough to bun. my hair is barely long enough to put in a ponytail (granted i need like 5 bobby pins to pin down the sides sticking out) and the ponytail is realllly tiny.

maybe in a few more months! i think buns are one of the prettiest styles, they're so simple yet elegant.
If your hair is APL stretched, shouldn't it be long enough to wear a bun? my hair is almost shoulder length stretched and I wear buns all the time - my hair is stretched when I wear them.

OP, I'm not sure if buns promote growth, but I sure hope so! They've been my staple this year. I do them dry if my hair is already stretched. if it's not, i just dampen it and pull it back. I wear my hair out from time to time so that my edges won't have too much stress.
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Old 04-14-2011, 02:32 PM   #7
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Are you ladies leaving the bun in all week or do you take it down each night?

I've been bunning since the beginning of March but this week I've noticed some broken hairs. I usually bun on dry, stretched hair and I take it down and moisturize every night.
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Are you ladies leaving the bun in all week or do you take it down each night?

I've been bunning since the beginning of March but this week I've noticed some broken hairs. I usually bun on dry, stretched hair and I take it down and moisturize every night.
I loosen mine or do a loose ponytail when I get home everyday. I moisturize my hair in the AM and bun it back up each day until Saturday...I WnG on weekends.
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Old 04-14-2011, 03:44 PM   #9
 
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I wasn't taking mine down everyday I would go to bed with the bun in my head every other day which isn't good because it causes stress. My dad told me I should stop so I did and today my hair is loose in a hat lol. Thank god I listened I heard of thinning edges before wooo not cute.
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Old 04-14-2011, 03:52 PM   #10
 
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yeah my hair is short on the sides (breakage maybe?) and mega thick so i can't do a bun without using tonssss of gel to smooth the sides down.

i think i got a little too scissor happy when i trimmed my ends, too. so i might've lost a bit of length.
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Old 04-14-2011, 05:13 PM   #11
 
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i'm hoping to be able to bun without too much insta-facelift-y tension and layers popping up by the end of this year, start of 2012?
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Old 04-15-2011, 10:43 AM   #12
 
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my hair is stoopit! my hair grew like a weed in wet buns. unfortunately the nape and front of my hair grew the longest while the middle is much shorter. looks so stoopit i now have my hair in kinky twists before i decide to chop again
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