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

You can count me in too. the challenge is on. for the last week ive just kept my hair in a bun anyways, and just taking it down every three days to co-wash. I'll post my starting length tommorow.
~formerly aunaturalcurlie~

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3B/3C/4A
Thanks all to those who answered me about pulling wet hair back I am going to keep doing it!
Thanks all to those who answered me about pulling wet hair back I am going to keep doing it!
Originally Posted by joya
Just try not to pull it back so tight that you get those "bubble" things on the side of your hairline.

When I was little my mom would put tons of vaseline in my hair, wash my hair every few months *gross* and put my hair in buns every single day. My hair was very long, but I'm sure very stinky LOL
- Maria

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

Maria-What bubble things?
Maria-What bubble things?
Originally Posted by joya
LMFAO!!! Who knows what the right term is. Its when the hair is pulled so tight you get those pimply looking things on the side. I've never gotten them, but my stepdaughter used to cuz her grandma would pull her hair back so tight she'd look Asian LOL
- Maria

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

Maria-What bubble things?
Originally Posted by joya
LMFAO!!! Who knows what the right term is. Its when the hair is pulled so tight you get those pimply looking things on the side. I've never gotten them, but my stepdaughter used to cuz her grandma would pull her hair back so tight she'd look Asian LOL
Originally Posted by mariag002

I dunno the right term , but I know what ur talkin' about. I got those b4 when I had these EXTREMELY tight cornrows when I was younger. Speaking of Asian, I used to ask my mom when I was little..."Can you make me that Asian ponytail?". Meaning, pulling the hair up into a ponytail really tight making the eyes look slanted. My cousins with perms still wear those plus extremely tight braids and it has done alot of damage.

OMG, my Aunt had gotten them b4 after she got her hair braided @ this African hair braiding place. I felt so bad 4 her cause she had icepacks on her head to ease the pain!!!!! I think she ended up cutting her hair off just to get the extensions out. I'm a bit traumatized by cornrows as I'm sure she still is, lol.
Do you (general you) bun wet, damp, or dry? I intend to include protective styles in my growth/transition challenge, to help me retain length. That has been a problem.
My blog - http://suburbanbushbabe.wordpress.com/
My FOTKI - http://whatsnew.fotki.com/suburbanbushbabe/


Playing with my hair is a hobby. Fluffy, fine natural 4a. Goal= Healthy, beautiful hair that retains its length.
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Hear that crash? It's me falling off the CG wagon.
Do you (general you) bun wet, damp, or dry? I intend to include protective styles in my growth/transition challenge, to help me retain length. That has been a problem.
Originally Posted by Suburbanbushbabe

I've done all three depending on what type of look I'm looking for at the roots. With wet bunning I have to be careful not to pull too hard because it hurts more when it dries on me.

With dry bunning, I have to be more careful of how I manipulate my ends since they are more fragile the the bulk of the length of my hair.
Kiva! Microfinance works.

Med/Coarse, porous curly.
Do you (general you) bun wet, damp, or dry? I intend to include protective styles in my growth/transition challenge, to help me retain length. That has been a problem.
Originally Posted by Suburbanbushbabe
I do my bun on wet hair because that is the only way I can compact my hair into a ponytail. The issue I have is lots of water running down my neck for the following hour.
4a: Combo of tight coils and waves; Last relaxer - 11/05 (LC - 4/07) - http://public.fotki.com/missmonie/ - updates as of Mar '09

Products: Trader Joe's condish * Giovanni Direct Leave in * Fantasia Gel or KCCC for curl definition * Karen's Body Beautiful Hair Cream as moisturizer


Do you (general you) bun wet, damp, or dry? I intend to include protective styles in my growth/transition challenge, to help me retain length. That has been a problem.
Originally Posted by Suburbanbushbabe
I have to do mine on dry stretched hair because while wet there is NO WAY my hair will get into a hair tie without damage. I do a chunky twist out and then pull it back into a bun. I can't do the scrunchie/sock thing so I just pin it under into a bun. There r pics in my album.


Hair Type: small 3c patch in the center, mostly 4a with a patch of 4b at my temples
Shampoo: Suave daily clarifying ( when I feel that need)
Conditioners: AOHSR, MM, olive oil
Styler/Leave-in: SheaMoisture, Fantasia IC, HNS
Thanks - I'm going to have to practice LOL. I have a couple of Flexi-8s and some no slide skinny headbands. We shall see. My big problem is my gray roots which look ghastly when my hair is pulled back.
My blog - http://suburbanbushbabe.wordpress.com/
My FOTKI - http://whatsnew.fotki.com/suburbanbushbabe/


Playing with my hair is a hobby. Fluffy, fine natural 4a. Goal= Healthy, beautiful hair that retains its length.
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Hear that crash? It's me falling off the CG wagon.
OK. While I've got some thoughts and personal guidelines in my head, I'd better put them down here to remind me later.

Don't forget to get my hair wet every three or every days or every two if needed. The last time I tried an updo challenge, I went too long between conditionings and the dryness and tangling were no fun.

While I'm trying to be nice to my ends with updos, it wouldn't hurt to cut back on the diffusing to cut down on heat. I'll revisit the night plopping thing - which means switch my hair wettings to night time. Well, except maybe for hair down days when I want to diffuse it so it will look good, lol.

Don't wear my bun to bed. All day all night buns give me a freakin headache. Take the hair down at night and wrap it in a scarf or that satin sleep bonnet I have sitting around doing nothing but looking all Little House on the Prairie.

Be careful twisting the ends - they are old and color treated after all.

Yes, those little short baby hairs will get fuzzy in updos with no long hair to hide them. That's life. Deal with it or put it up wet.
Kiva! Microfinance works.

Med/Coarse, porous curly.
i'm in! i started june 3 and plan to keep my hair in PS until the challenge is over, or a little before! my hair is in twists! i will keep them in a min of 2 weeks and after two weeks re do them and go another 1 or 2 weeks, and once i take my twists down DC for an hour and i may henna or use my indian powders which ever one is needed!
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pw:mohair

Staples
* con detangling poo.
* giovanni direct LIC.
* giovanni SAS con.
* Fantasia IC gel (green)
* coconut oil. (HG)
* alma oil.
* amla powder
* shikakai powder.(HG)
* Shea butter.
* Lustrasilk shea butter and mango cholestrol.(HG)

CHL:10.5 to 14.5 inches long
GHL: 14-15 inches all around!
Hair type:4a/ with some 4b
Transitioning again with no BC!
21 weeks post relaxer!
Oh, here's a picture of my starting length. Its about a month old but I guess it could count since im sure the length is pretty much the same now.

http://IMG]http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll278/Ashkins1118/Spring2008hairandmore004-1.jpg[/IMG]
Super Thick corkscrews and waves. LOVE Elucence MBC, Giovanni 50/50 condish, Qhemet Products, V05 Calming Chamomile Tea Therapy condish, Jessicurl WDT. These are my official HG's that I love oh so much
http://www.youtube.com/user/Curlypad?feature=mhum


Last edited by Ashkins1118; 06-15-2008 at 07:31 PM. Reason: pic problem
Oh, here's a picture of my starting length. Its about a month old but I guess it could count since im sure the length is pretty much the same now.

http://IMG]http://i290.photobucket.c...dmore004-1.jpg[/IMG]
Originally Posted by Ashkins1118
I don't know if it's just at my end, but I couldn't get the pic to work
Kiva! Microfinance works.

Med/Coarse, porous curly.
hey rcc, yeah its not just you, I can't view it either. Maybe I put in the wrong address, since photobucket gives like 5 address options to choose from. Hmmm, im going to try different ones to see if it works. Me and technology do NOT get along lol.
Super Thick corkscrews and waves. LOVE Elucence MBC, Giovanni 50/50 condish, Qhemet Products, V05 Calming Chamomile Tea Therapy condish, Jessicurl WDT. These are my official HG's that I love oh so much
http://www.youtube.com/user/Curlypad?feature=mhum

hey rcc, yeah its not just you, I can't view it either. Maybe I put in the wrong address, since photobucket gives like 5 address options to choose from. Hmmm, im going to try different ones to see if it works. Me and technology do NOT get along lol.
Originally Posted by Ashkins1118
I just took the img's out of the link and it worked. your hair is ridiculously long! it looks great!
4a: Combo of tight coils and waves; Last relaxer - 11/05 (LC - 4/07) - http://public.fotki.com/missmonie/ - updates as of Mar '09

Products: Trader Joe's condish * Giovanni Direct Leave in * Fantasia Gel or KCCC for curl definition * Karen's Body Beautiful Hair Cream as moisturizer


hey rcc, yeah its not just you, I can't view it either. Maybe I put in the wrong address, since photobucket gives like 5 address options to choose from. Hmmm, im going to try different ones to see if it works. Me and technology do NOT get along lol.
Originally Posted by Ashkins1118
I just took the img's out of the link and it worked. your hair is ridiculously long! it looks great!
Originally Posted by missmonie
Wow, that is super long! I wish I could maintain a tight curl at that length.
Kiva! Microfinance works.

Med/Coarse, porous curly.
hey rcc, yeah its not just you, I can't view it either. Maybe I put in the wrong address, since photobucket gives like 5 address options to choose from. Hmmm, im going to try different ones to see if it works. Me and technology do NOT get along lol.
Originally Posted by Ashkins1118
I just took the img's out of the link and it worked. your hair is ridiculously long! it looks great!
Originally Posted by missmonie

I aaaaaaaabsotudelootely concur!!!!!!!! As B. Scott would say, that is "Splendiferous"!!!!!!!!!!!



http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/l...dmore004-1.jpg
I wanna start bunnin' it so much, but my ends are terrible and my buns always look so thin and ugly.
Goals:
CBL Stretched: Reached! July '09
Full SL stretched: Reached, then trimmed off. Dec '09
Even, full NL unstretched

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