I'm Bunnin' It...a grow-out challenge of sorts :)

This is week two for me as well.

So far, I've been wearing it out on Saturday and Sunday. I DT on Saturday. On Monday I detangle with conditioner, rinse, add my leave in, and then it goes up into the bun until Wednesday. On Wednesday I dampen it, add more leave in, then it goes back up into the bun until Friday.

I must admit, not having to do **** to my hair is a great feeling. No defining, fluffing, nothing to worry about.
Thick coarse 3c/4a prone to dryness.
Staples
Aphogee 2 Step treatment
Generic Biolage Conditioning Balm
Tigi MM Conditioner
Creme of Nature Shampoo for dry hair
KCCC
Denman D3
Giovanni Direct Leave-in
SheaMoisture Leave-in
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"Make it work!"- Tim Gunn
Is there any noticeable growth after just a couple of weeks or does it take more than a month to see anything happening?
"The challenge is to be yourself in a world that is trying to make you like everybody else."
"...rationality is not necessary to sell things.."
My staples: Mane n Tail (cowash), Garnier Fructis Sleek n Shine (leave in condish), Grapeseed oil or shea butter (sealing), Organic Root Stimulator Elasticitea (leave-in condish & light hold)
Bekka I honestly don't know. I never really try to check after such a short amount of time. I normally check for noticeable growth around 2 months. Just because it never really crosses my mind to do so. I figure as long as it's not getting shorter, I'm fine.
Thick coarse 3c/4a prone to dryness.
Staples
Aphogee 2 Step treatment
Generic Biolage Conditioning Balm
Tigi MM Conditioner
Creme of Nature Shampoo for dry hair
KCCC
Denman D3
Giovanni Direct Leave-in
SheaMoisture Leave-in
http://public.fotki.com/MsHeatherNicole/

"Make it work!"- Tim Gunn
Is there any noticeable growth after just a couple of weeks or does it take more than a month to see anything happening?
Originally Posted by BekkaPoo
I've been wearing my hair in a ponytail since November and I've been able to retain length. Normally it takes me at least 2 months to notice any significant growth. At night I try to do two pigtails or try to bun up high or down low, anything just to not have it in the same position (I'm scared of having it grow only on the nape area and not in the middle LOL)

Actually I just read an interview on the Mane and Chic blog and the person interviewed just said what I already suspected:

"How do you wear your hair most of the time?

I wear a ponytail 90% of the time. It’s just an easy thing to do, and I don’t have to worry about my hair. I do make sure to wear my pony tail in different positions on my head as not to strain one area too much. I wear my hair out about 4 or 5 times a month."
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- Maria

Big Chop: 9/23/07
Relaxer free for almost 5 years!


Last edited by mariag002; 06-11-2008 at 05:22 PM.
I def want to join this challenge!! Im new to naturallycurly. i wear a twist bun, but im into trying different varieties of buns..with this heat ive mainly been bunning sounds like a win..so im in
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First off, Curlynikki you are my hair idol girl. This entire week I've been contemplating what I should do with my hair for the summer (weaves, rollersets rods) This is obviously the easiest and least expensive choice. I just have a few questions: Are we talking sock buns or some other kind of buns? Should we be taking any supplements? And what kinds of moisturizers should we use to last us the 4-5 days we're not co-washing?

Thanx alot, Jewell.
Originally Posted by jadeperidot
Thanks! And while I'm not doing a traditional sock bun...its sort of like it. I just use a satin scrunchy instead. As far as supplements, I take:

-Life Force Multi
-Biotin-5mg
-MSM-2000mg

I co-wash every 4 or 5 days and re-moisturize after 2 or so days. HTH! Oh, and now I'm no longer using goody ouchless bands to secure the bun...just satin scrunchies and a couple of hair pins.

Jamaica, I'm not a hair nazi, lol...anything you want to do to hide your hair works! I'm sure you'll have great growth by the end of the summer. But please abide by the bunner's rule...don't pull your hair too tight

RedCelticCurls- I'd love to see pics of your buns this weekend! Your color is HOT! Welcome to the challenge!

Honeycomb- I feel you!! The past two weeks of wearing my hair out was kinda stressful. I was constantly watching my ends for damage (luckily there wasn't any), trying to protect my new found growth. Plus, like Heather said, all the fluffing, picking, manipulating, twisting, etc. gets old quick. I missed my bun a little bit... the grass is always greener. I'm ready to wear it out again, lol...after only one day!

I'm about to scarf it and head off to bed
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i did my first sock bun last night. it was cute! i was worried a bit though because i used a black sock and my hair is nowhere near the color black! my hair is so fine that with one false move, my black sock would have been visible for the world to see! so i'll be looking for a different color sock to use.
also, does anyone know where to get satin scrunchies?
um I have some questions whats a sock bun? is that better than the bun where you just tuck your ends under? i.e http://www.lynnechapman.com/images/messybunM.jpg
just not straight. and isn't putting your hair in a bun so often stressing your edges?
Subbrock, I found mine at ULTA (I think Walmart had some too). The only ones in the pack I can use are the black and navy one...the brown one is too brown for me, but would probably be perfect for you.

ETA:

Damn RedCelticCurls! I just checked out your album and you have some amazing updos!!! Amazing.
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Last edited by curlynikki; 06-11-2008 at 09:11 PM.
um I have some questions whats a sock bun? is that better than the bun where you just tuck your ends under? i.e http://www.lynnechapman.com/images/messybunM.jpg
just not straight. and isn't putting your hair in a bun so often stressing your edges?
Originally Posted by alliea10
here is a link to a thread about sock buns:
http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...d.php?p=595576

i dont think one bun is better or worse than the other, but basically keeping your ends protected by either tucking them or keeping them from rubbing on your clothing is the main goal.
when i bun or put my hair in a ponytail i make sure that i leave the ponytail holder relatively loose. after ive wrapped it around my hair to where it seems tight enough, i always undo it at least once, to make sure that im not stressing my edges. and i like the look of a slightly droopy bun/poytail better too!
Thank you curlynikki!

I participated in an updo challenge last year, and had to learn a lot of updos, lol. I also learned that I need to get my hair wet every few days if I updo a lot. I think my ends just like some moisture.

I wore my hair down all winter, and about all spring, so it would be nice to give my hair a break and wear it up again. I need this type of challenge to do it though! I like rocking my curls to darn much, and I need discipline to put it up more.

Thank you for the color comment. It's not my real color, but the guy I go to does a good job, lol.
Kiva! Microfinance works.

Med/Coarse, porous curly.
Ohhh, I wanna join
Im always late for these things
Ive have had my hair in a bun for the past week anyways..........
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your updos are amazing. do you have any tutorials?
rcc-
your updos are amazing. do you have any tutorials?
Originally Posted by subbrock
Thank you!

I suck at videos...

A good deal of them I got from the book "Strictly Curls" (which is only worth a buy for shoulder length and longer hair), and others I got here, although most of them are out of my league, or my hair isn;t super-long like one needs for some of those styles.
Kiva! Microfinance works.

Med/Coarse, porous curly.
well it looks like i'll be buying that book!
well it looks like i'll be buying that book!
Originally Posted by subbrock
It's not a bad book. Many of the models are 2c-3a with a few 3bs and one 3c thrown in. But, most of them can still be done, it'll just look different than how the model looks. Some are half-ups and some are full ups.
Kiva! Microfinance works.

Med/Coarse, porous curly.
curlynikki - you are so funny. ok then, i guess i'm in. i just need to find someone to braid my hair that won't charge me an arm, leg and finger!
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I'm in. I just have to learn the skill of bunning. I should have enough hair. I just don't have the skills, lol.
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Today I washed my hair and put it in a low bun, front parted to the side. I don't mind this bun challenge because its hot as heck out there and I don't feel like fussing with my hair.
- Maria

Big Chop: 9/23/07
Relaxer free for almost 5 years!

Bekka I honestly don't know. I never really try to check after such a short amount of time. I normally check for noticeable growth around 2 months. Just because it never really crosses my mind to do so. I figure as long as it's not getting shorter, I'm fine.
Originally Posted by HeatherNicole

Hehe.. I guess I'm just anxious.

I've been wearing my hair in a ponytail since November and I've been able to retain length. Normally it takes me at least 2 months to notice any significant growth. At night I try to do two pigtails or try to bun up high or down low, anything just to not have it in the same position (I'm scared of having it grow only on the nape area and not in the middle LOL)
Originally Posted by Mariag002
That's a good idea.. I was worried about making creases in my hair that might lead to breakage and sort of defeat the entire purpose of bunning. Today I have my hair in a twisted crown style since I'll be at the doctor's & dentist's all afternoon today, and a bun wouldn't be practical.

Thanks ladies for all the help with my questions..
"The challenge is to be yourself in a world that is trying to make you like everybody else."
"...rationality is not necessary to sell things.."
My staples: Mane n Tail (cowash), Garnier Fructis Sleek n Shine (leave in condish), Grapeseed oil or shea butter (sealing), Organic Root Stimulator Elasticitea (leave-in condish & light hold)

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