One Year Twist and Braid Challenge

Ok, by request, the One Year Twist/Braid Grow-Out Challenge. Ladies start your engines.



So to grow out as much healthy hair as possible anyone who wants to can join in this challenge. Keep your hair in twists or braids and of course post pictures of your styles and give updates on your regimens. I'll definitely be watching the thread to keep up on everyone's progress.

Start Date: 4/1/2010
End Date: 4/1/2011

There are no other "rules" but to keep your hair in a twisted or braided style.. other than that, frequency of conditioning, washing, detangling, etc. is strictly up to you.

Okay so who's in?
"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)

Last edited by BekkaPoo; 03-22-2010 at 01:21 PM.
ooh this sounds fun! I'd love to give this a try... I LOVE all the twists and braids styles, but I'm not sure; 1) my hair is long enough or 2) has a strong enough curl pattern to hold them in. I've heard you can use hair elastics bands soaked in olive oil to hold the ends - this might work.

Also are you allowed to use extensions in twists etc. I would love to try this, but I am not sure where to get the synthetic hair and if it'll come in a colour that looks somewhat similar to mine.

what do you think?
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Aiming to grow hair to waist from buzz cut - slowly but surely.
Ooh! I'm in. I've basically been doing this for the past 3 months anyway. Right now my hair is in kinky twists. I just put them in on Sunday 3.21.10. Here's what they look like:





After I take these out in a month or two I'll continue with my own hair which was this long before the kinky twists:



Yay! I'm excited! This is my first real challenge on nc.com. Hooray!
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ooh this sounds fun! I'd love to give this a try... I LOVE all the twists and braids styles, but I'm not sure; 1) my hair is long enough or 2) has a strong enough curl pattern to hold them in. I've heard you can use hair elastics bands soaked in olive oil to hold the ends - this might work.

Also are you allowed to use extensions in twists etc. I would love to try this, but I am not sure where to get the synthetic hair and if it'll come in a colour that looks somewhat similar to mine.

what do you think?
Originally Posted by curlywurlygurly
All the particulars are up to you, dear.. If you want to put in extensions to get twists go for it! I just saw the movie "Human Traffic" with an actress called Lorraine Pilkington who had the most gorgeous angelic blonde curls.. maybe you could attempt her hair style with extensions.



And since you're in Australia I have no idea where you would get the extension hair from. I would imagine a salon would be a good place to ask, but other than that I'm clueless. Also maybe you could try bantu knots.. I consider that a "twisted style" too.

ETA: Also check on the net to see if you can order some hair..

Ooh! I'm in. I've basically been doing this for the past 3 months anyway. Right now my hair is in kinky twists. I just put them in on Sunday 3.21.10. Here's what they look like:





After I take these out in a month or two I'll continue with my own hair which was this long before the kinky twists:



Yay! I'm excited! This is my first real challenge on nc.com. Hooray!
Originally Posted by xtremelyperfect
Yay! You look lovely with the kinky twists, and your own hair has grown so much. Yes, I (stalk?) keep up with your progress.. lol
"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)

Last edited by BekkaPoo; 03-23-2010 at 08:48 AM.
Count me in! This is a challenge I think I'm up to. Starting April 1st? That's definitely do-able. I'll post pics after the challenge officially starts...

Holla!
Bel


Ok, by request, the One Year Twist/Braid Grow-Out Challenge. Ladies start your engines.



So to grow out as much healthy hair as possible anyone who wants to can join in this challenge. Keep your hair in twists or braids and of course post pictures of your styles and give updates on your regimens. I'll definitely be watching the thread to keep up on everyone's progress.

Start Date: 4/1/2010
End Date: 4/1/2011

There are no other "rules" but to keep your hair in a twisted or braided style.. other than that, frequency of conditioning, washing, detangling, etc. is strictly up to you.

Okay so who's in?
Originally Posted by BekkaPoo
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ooh this sounds fun! I'd love to give this a try... I LOVE all the twists and braids styles, but I'm not sure; 1) my hair is long enough or 2) has a strong enough curl pattern to hold them in. I've heard you can use hair elastics bands soaked in olive oil to hold the ends - this might work.

Also are you allowed to use extensions in twists etc. I would love to try this, but I am not sure where to get the synthetic hair and if it'll come in a colour that looks somewhat similar to mine.

what do you think?
Originally Posted by curlywurlygurly
All the particulars are up to you, dear.. If you want to put in extensions to get twists go for it! I just saw the movie "Human Traffic" with an actress called Lorraine Pilkington who had the most gorgeous angelic blonde curls.. maybe you could attempt her hair style with extensions.



And since you're in Australia I have no idea where you would get the extension hair from. I would imagine a salon would be a good place to ask, but other than that I'm clueless. Also maybe you could try bantu knots.. I consider that a "twisted style" too.

ETA: Also check on the net to see if you can order some hair..
Originally Posted by BekkaPoo
oooh thanks i'll have to check out some more images of that film.

I wasn't sure where I'd get extensions either. I might look at the local hair supplies. I was thinking online - does it matter what kind I get? I'm such a newbie and got inundated with all these different types of braiding hair! Really gotta research this better. I might start a little late into the challenge - depending on my luck with extensions as well as my course workload right now.

so excited though!

ETA: I've read that most people use a lot of moisturizing products in there twists and braids, but should I use something with a little hold too? my hair tends to be silk and slip out of things. Would you suggest anything.
2 something Australian

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pw:aussie

Aiming to grow hair to waist from buzz cut - slowly but surely.

Last edited by curlywurlygurly; 03-23-2010 at 04:35 PM.
Yay!!! I love doing challenges on this site rather than LHCF, because there aren't so many people! You guys actually DO function as a support system and I love it! Thanks for starting this!! I'll post pics of my yarn braids later. I'm so excited
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oooh thanks i'll have to check out some more images of that film.

I wasn't sure where I'd get extensions either. I might look at the local hair supplies. I was thinking online - does it matter what kind I get? I'm such a newbie and got inundated with all these different types of braiding hair! Really gotta research this better. I might start a little late into the challenge - depending on my luck with extensions as well as my course workload right now.

so excited though!

ETA: I've read that most people use a lot of moisturizing products in there twists and braids, but should I use something with a little hold too? my hair tends to be silk and slip out of things. Would you suggest anything.
Originally Posted by curlywurlygurly
My hair isn't the best at holding twists or braids either because of the slip factor, so yes, I would say try a bit of gel on each twist to get them to stay in place better. Also jaw clips, bobby pins, small elastics (soaked in oil of course) will help keep those twists in. They will of course become loose at times, so you will have to refresh them every so often the longer you wear them. However when you first do a twisted style I would do it on freshly washed and conditioned hair.

Yay!!! I love doing challenges on this site rather than LHCF, because there aren't so many people! You guys actually DO function as a support system and I love it! Thanks for starting this!! I'll post pics of my yarn braids later. I'm so excited
Originally Posted by pulchri2dinous
I'm excited to see your pics as well as everyone elses..

And so the countdown begins!
"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)

Last edited by BekkaPoo; 03-23-2010 at 08:40 PM.

My hair isn't the best at holding twists or braids either because of the slip factor, so yes, I would say try a bit of gel on each twist to get them to stay in place better. Also jaw clips, bobby pins, small elastics (soaked in oil of course) will help keep those twists in. They will of course become loose at times, so you will have to refresh them every so often the longer you wear them. However when you first do a twisted style I would do it on freshly washed and conditioned hair.
Originally Posted by pulchri2dinous
I will definitely have to give your suggestions a go. I love the look of flat double stranded twists. People are so creative with them. Love it.

Now I shall have to go supply shopping so excited!

Yay!!! I love doing challenges on this site rather than LHCF, because there aren't so many people! You guys actually DO function as a support system and I love it! Thanks for starting this!! I'll post pics of my yarn braids later. I'm so excited
Originally Posted by pulchri2dinous
I agree LHC can be a little scary - feel a little insignificant over there. Much more support here.

In terms of yarn braids do you just braid 'yarn' into them instead of extensions? I'm such a newbie.
2 something Australian

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pw:aussie

Aiming to grow hair to waist from buzz cut - slowly but surely.
Arghhhhhh! I just lost my post!

I had all these pretty twist and braided styles ready to post.. damn back button!!
"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 hate that!! so annoying.
2 something Australian

http://public.fotki.com/curlywurlygurly/
pw:aussie

Aiming to grow hair to waist from buzz cut - slowly but surely.
bekka - I hate that!! so annoying.
Originally Posted by curlywurlygurly
I'll have to go in and try to locate some cool pix again. Will post some inspiration for everyone later on today.
"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)
I'm so glad that I happened upon this challenge. I'm looking forward to it. The only ? I have is - should we post pictures here, create a blog or use Fotki?

Thanks!

Ok, by request, the One Year Twist/Braid Grow-Out Challenge. Ladies start your engines.



So to grow out as much healthy hair as possible anyone who wants to can join in this challenge. Keep your hair in twists or braids and of course post pictures of your styles and give updates on your regimens. I'll definitely be watching the thread to keep up on everyone's progress.

Start Date: 4/1/2010
End Date: 4/1/2011

There are no other "rules" but to keep your hair in a twisted or braided style.. other than that, frequency of conditioning, washing, detangling, etc. is strictly up to you.

Okay so who's in?
Originally Posted by BekkaPoo
I'm so glad that I happened upon this challenge. I'm looking forward to it. The only ? I have is - should we post pictures here, create a blog or use Fotki?

Thanks!
Originally Posted by lizzieonthespot
That's up to you, but whatever you do let us see your progress and your pictures. I'd say do all three if you're inclined, or keep it simple and just post pix here.
"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)
i think this site is adorable - wish I was younger and could get away with these cute styles!
2 something Australian

http://public.fotki.com/curlywurlygurly/
pw:aussie

Aiming to grow hair to waist from buzz cut - slowly but surely.
i think this site is adorable - wish I was younger and could get away with these cute styles!
Originally Posted by curlywurlygurly
Oh yes! NikG20 is the lady who started that blog and she's super talented with hair. I think a lot of those styles can be adapted to be appropriate for any age.
"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)
they are totally cute...I can probably get away with some of them when I'm purely at uni (going to classes), but work and placement might be a different story.
2 something Australian

http://public.fotki.com/curlywurlygurly/
pw:aussie

Aiming to grow hair to waist from buzz cut - slowly but surely.
ooh this sounds fun! I'd love to give this a try... I LOVE all the twists and braids styles, but I'm not sure; 1) my hair is long enough or 2) has a strong enough curl pattern to hold them in. I've heard you can use hair elastics bands soaked in olive oil to hold the ends - this might work.

Also are you allowed to use extensions in twists etc. I would love to try this, but I am not sure where to get the synthetic hair and if it'll come in a colour that looks somewhat similar to mine.

what do you think?
Originally Posted by curlywurlygurly
All the particulars are up to you, dear.. If you want to put in extensions to get twists go for it! I just saw the movie "Human Traffic" with an actress called Lorraine Pilkington who had the most gorgeous angelic blonde curls.. maybe you could attempt her hair style with extensions.



And since you're in Australia I have no idea where you would get the extension hair from. I would imagine a salon would be a good place to ask, but other than that I'm clueless. Also maybe you could try bantu knots.. I consider that a "twisted style" too.

ETA: Also check on the net to see if you can order some hair..

Ooh! I'm in. I've basically been doing this for the past 3 months anyway. Right now my hair is in kinky twists. I just put them in on Sunday 3.21.10. Here's what they look like:





After I take these out in a month or two I'll continue with my own hair which was this long before the kinky twists:



Yay! I'm excited! This is my first real challenge on nc.com. Hooray!
Originally Posted by xtremelyperfect
Yay! You look lovely with the kinky twists, and your own hair has grown so much. Yes, I (stalk?) keep up with your progress.. lol
Originally Posted by BekkaPoo
YAY! This is my first challenge too!
Power to the people!

Will post pics next week.
Reyna

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"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)
In terms of yarn braids do you just braid 'yarn' into them instead of extensions? I'm such a newbie.
Originally Posted by curlywurlygurly
Yes I learned from two videos by blackonyx77 on Youtube (Here is Part One and Part Two ). It's very easy, but time consuming. It took my 15 hours to complete. Granted they were armpit length and braided all the way down. The preparation is also time consuming. Next time I will do them just a little longer than my hair, long enough that my hair won't burn when I burn the ends and I will twist them. BUT the parts will be smaller. I'll let you guys know if it takes less time or not.
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