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

I'm in!...I've been doing puffs 90% of the time in the past few months anyway...I'm ready to see my hair take off growth wise so maybe I can have a nice sized bun by September ! Great thread Nik
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rcc-
your updos are amazing. do you have any tutorials?
Originally Posted by subbrock
I agree, RCC's updos are amazing.


Question?: Do anyone else, besides me, feel sexier wearing a updo. I love the way my hair looks when it's up, I feel sexier and more youthful--anyone else?
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so today I freshly wash my hair and did a wet bun, just scrunchie no bobby pins (I hate them) I start out fine with them and somewhere in the middle of the day they start to annoy me so I pull them out...I just wrap my hair in a bun and use the scrunchie to keep it together .....I did this at 4am and its still going strong, its 1pm where I am.. Bun on ladies .......I will try to post a picture later

Last edited by forensic_curlychick; 06-12-2008 at 11:37 AM.
okay. so i was all sad at 1st cuz my hair is still a little too short (bob-length) for a bun (or so i thought) so i decided to high-puff it instead by using an elastic headband. But then it just kinda slid up my hair (!) leaving the front of my hair really puffy...Dilemma!! So before i even had time to think about it i threw a pretty silk scarf around my head like a headband and was out the door . When i got 2 work i ran to the bathroom for a quick mirror check and to my surprise it actually looked very cute! Even though my puff was v-e-e-r-r-y loose the curls were really defined and soft-looking, and the scarf/headband kept my edges back and gave the illusion that i have longer hair that i just kinda threw up into a messy updo. Yay ME! just kidding. I guess i'm not so sad anymore...
I'm going to henna today (from noon until tonight), apply a leave-in, sleep... wake up and BUN I'm going to a pool party tomorrow, so it definitely makes sense. I won't be wearing my hair out this weekend. The question is, will I be wearing a swim suit I didn't last year, but I bought 3 cute ones for the honeymoon and I might have to break one of those bad boys out!!! We'll see
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Nikki, what's the countdown to the wedding?

Today I put my hair up in a bun, put on a little bit of gel, and left some of my nape hair down gelled and curly. My daughter used to do her hair like this years ago when she was little so I copied her LOL

I'm trying to do a bun, but mix it up every day
- Maria

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

i thought my hair was too short (like others) to make a bun, but this morning i was playing with my hair, and discovered that i can make a bun! yay!! I'm going to wash my hair with Creme of Nature then bun it up!
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Goal: healthy hair and longer hair

Maria, less than 2 months!!! It's basically like 7 weeks away. I get to go home and try the dress on (for the first time EVER) next weekend!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't wait I'm going to wear it out next weekend for another trial run. After today's henna treatment, I'll be keeping it bunned up until then.

I like the idea of curls hanging in the nape! I think I will do this next week.

Gemini, I'm excited for ya! So your hair was longer than you thought?! Imagine how long it'll be after a few months of protecting those ends

ETA:

This is the new bun I'm doing:
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z...W/P1130358.jpg

It looks just like the other but no ouchless ponytail holders were used...only 2 satin scrunchies and 3 hair pins. I did a high, loose pony tail (doubled each satin scrunchy only once) and spread the hair around the scrunchies to cover them. Instead of securing with a goody ponytail holder, I just kinda swooped the ends to the right (wrapped them I guess), and secured. It was really quick and required even less manipulation and stress for the ends of the hair.
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Last edited by curlynikki; 06-13-2008 at 01:57 PM.
I'm in too. I've been teaching class 5x a week so I've been pulling my hair back often anyway. I'll try to keep this up 'til thanksgiving maybe. That's usually the next time I get my hair straightened and trimmed.

I'm getting it flat-ironed this weekend and I'll take pics for comparison!
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I'm in too. I've been teaching class 5x a week so I've been pulling my hair back often anyway. I'll try to keep this up 'til thanksgiving maybe. That's usually the next time I get my hair straightened and trimmed.

I'm getting it flat-ironed this weekend and I'll take pics for comparison!
Originally Posted by natashamck
I'm going to need you to update your album I love your hair, but I'm tired of looking at old pics!! You've got like 2 new pics!

Change of plans...it appears that i will be wearing it out this weekend I decided to attend a party instead of the pool party...twist-n-curl it is I'll put it back up on Sunday.
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rcc-
your updos are amazing. do you have any tutorials?
Originally Posted by subbrock
I agree, RCC's updos are amazing.


Question?: Do anyone else, besides me, feel sexier wearing a updo. I love the way my hair looks when it's up, I feel sexier and more youthful--anyone else?
Originally Posted by Honeycomb


Man I gotta check out RCC's site, I have been missing out, lol.

I wish so badly that I could participate in this grow out challenge . I used to feel SO MUCH SEXIER wearing my hair in my bun. It used to go with almost any outfit. Today I was faced with some harsh reality that my hairline (around the V part like @ the top tips of the V) has come out horribly . I felt so bad that I didn't even leave the house today, it just ruined the rest of my day. They say be careful what you wish for, but I kinda wish I had just a round hairline like an O b/c O shapers don't have 2 go through pulling the baby hair edges forward as much. V hairlines tend to recede very easily so I gotta be extremely careful now. I really need help finding a way to still wear buns w/o tension and have it still look very neat @ the same time. BTW, that part thing (parting my hair and pulling it back) I was doing has made my hairline go even farther back, and my parts got bigger. Anybody got advice so I can participate too?

Here's an example of actresses Lisa Raye (exactly like mine) and Chili from tlc who have the same hairline as I do.















Last edited by momo7; 06-13-2008 at 07:13 PM. Reason: too many darn errors
aww I am so sorry MOMO you can't participate.....I really don't know how you could do it stress free, maybe some of the other ladies can come up with something. Your hair is very pretty though.
Momo I'm so sorry!! If bunning is pulling your hair and making it break then stop doing it. Don't join the challenge right now. Don't worry there is plenty of time to give your hair some TLC instead.
- Maria

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

I just finished my first week of bunning. I received a lot of compliments, but I don't know if I'm gonna make it the summer. My scalp is itching like crazy. The first two days I found myself tapping my head more and more. I took my bun down Wednesday to oil my scalp with Jojoba. The next day, still tapping. Now I'm beatin' myself silly. I had to take my rat tail comb to work with me. Anyone else experience this? What else can I do?
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Hairstyle: Protective.

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Last edited by aricurl; 06-13-2008 at 11:48 PM.
Maybe your scalp doesn't like one of your products? This happens to me (whether my hair is out or up) when I use a leave-in that my skin doesn't agree with...
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I hope you don't mind that me and my 3a head are stalking this thread, but it is terrific

Do you think slicking hair back when it is wet to style in a bun or ponytail can cause it to break, because it is stretched when wet, then as it dries it shrinks and breaks. This is what a stylist told me, but I am not sure I believe it, and I like doing this becasue it is easier to smooth down the frizzies.

Thanks
Joya, this has been a topic of controversy...on this hair site and others. I honestly believe that bunning/pony-tail/stretching works for some, but may be detrimental to others. All you can do is watch your hair closely and respond accordingly. For me, pony-tailing my soaking wet hair, twisting and rolling it (to stretch it further) and making a bun on damp hair the next day really helped me to maintain length. I noticed much less breakge and my ends stay intact (NO splitting!!). Wearing my hair out seems to lead to more damage...go figure
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Maria, less than 2 months!!! It's basically like 7 weeks away. I get to go home and try the dress on (for the first time EVER) next weekend!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't wait I'm going to wear it out next weekend for another trial run. After today's henna treatment, I'll be keeping it bunned up until then.

I like the idea of curls hanging in the nape! I think I will do this next week.

Gemini, I'm excited for ya! So your hair was longer than you thought?! Imagine how long it'll be after a few months of protecting those ends

ETA:

This is the new bun I'm doing:
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z...W/P1130358.jpg

It looks just like the other but no ouchless ponytail holders were used...only 2 satin scrunchies and 3 hair pins. I did a high, loose pony tail (doubled each satin scrunchy only once) and spread the hair around the scrunchies to cover them. Instead of securing with a goody ponytail holder, I just kinda swooped the ends to the right (wrapped them I guess), and secured. It was really quick and required even less manipulation and stress for the ends of the hair.
Originally Posted by curlynikki
A sock bun with a scrunchie instead of a sock! This is frickin' genius.

A sock bun is a staple when I am in a military uniform, and I hate them because they pull at the front of my hairline. But, with a scrunchie, it actually feels comfortable, and still works for a uniform. Fantastic! A single scrunchie bun works just fine for both my comfort and keeps the Navy happy too. Thank you so much!
Kiva! Microfinance works.

Med/Coarse, porous curly.
YAY! I helped the BUN QUEEN! Sock buns pulled on my hairline as well... a satin scrunchy is a great option- it's almost no stress
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I am not a hair guru by any stretch of the imagination but I am not sure I believe her either .....I have been bunning wet and dry for years and had no problems .....however was told not to pull scrunchie to tight as it can cause breakage at point of tension (everyone hair is different ) I did have major growth will try to find a pic to show

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