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Johari 11-23-2011 09:46 PM

Tips for retaining length
 
Buns helped me

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chicabelleza 11-27-2011 07:11 PM

Updos, & baggying a few nights a week helped a lot. Henna is my new secret weapon. ;)

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TriMixDiva 01-12-2012 11:13 AM

Sew in weaves helped me get from SL to BSL. Now I'm just hoping keeping my hair moisturized and stopping heat damage while trimming away damaged ends over time will take me the rest of the way :)

BekkaPoo 01-12-2012 11:53 AM

Not trimming excessively, and oily buns (meaning, keeping my hair oiled and up in a bun).

curry curls 01-13-2012 07:14 PM

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Originally Posted by BekkaPoo (Post 1857600)
Not trimming excessively, and oily buns (meaning, keeping my hair oiled and up in a bun).

BekkaPoo, can you wear buns at your length? My hair is about your length now, and I can't imagine trying to put it in a bun. If so, how do you do it?? :)

CurlyCoilyMe 01-15-2012 06:52 AM

Keeping it in stretched styles, from braid/twist outs works for me. :)

Heaven88 01-18-2012 08:37 PM

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I seal my ends with carrot oil!!!!Attachment 18261

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UP Lisa 02-10-2012 01:57 PM

Don't let it dry out. Keep it up as much as possible. Treat it very gently. Sleep on a satin pillowcase with hair contained in some way.

dedede 04-02-2012 01:13 AM

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Originally Posted by Johari (Post 1819698)
Buns helped me

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What about those with hair too short to bun?

How I Retain Length: Keeping it stretched (banding), M+S daily or twice a day, Deep Conditioning, no heat, low manipulation, cowashing in sections, detangling gently, and search and destroy every 3-4 months. Maybe longer if my hair can stand it

twirlygranny 04-06-2012 10:41 AM

Moisture & no heat! I have never straightened since I've been natural (10yrs) and my staple style is the Wash n Go

Nikki JO 04-06-2012 03:45 PM

Thx for the tips. I'm applying a lot of these and seeing results as far as thickness and moisture go. I'm hoping to see results with length as well.


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dedede 04-08-2012 03:39 AM

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Originally Posted by chicabelleza (Post 1822347)
Updos, & baggying a few nights a week helped a lot. Henna is my new secret weapon. ;)

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how is Henna helping you? I'm hoping to try it in June or sooner.

adthomas 04-10-2012 01:08 AM

No direct heat. Keeping hair stretched.Removing shed hair regularly. Weekly dcs. And sealing my ends with shea butter mixed with a light oil to make application easier. I only use butter on the ends and it has helped reduce the amount of knots and tangle by keeping my ends clumped.

chicabelleza 04-10-2012 06:47 AM

Henna helps protect my hair from sun damage & it sometimes acts as a protein treatment, even though I still use protein once or twice a month since I don't always henna my whole head. I used henna on all of my hair a few times but now I mainly just use it on my roots so I don't overdo it :) HTH.
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Originally Posted by APoemDream (Post 1926816)
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Originally Posted by chicabelleza (Post 1822347)
Updos, & baggying a few nights a week helped a lot. Henna is my new secret weapon. ;)

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how is Henna helping you? I'm hoping to try it in June or sooner.



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LISA LISA 04-12-2012 08:09 AM

Sleeping in one of these:
Products — Bonbons Cheveux Boutique

They aren't the sexiest things ever, but they protect very well.

WeaveWhisperer 04-12-2012 09:26 AM

I wear protective styles ...buns and also sew in weaves.

I use NO heat when possible, and if I use heat on the portion of hair left out of my sew in weave I only use heat ONCE and I don't keep going over it with heat!

I also keep my hair heavily moisturized.

If you're interested in weaves and natural hair DIY projects, check me on Youtube: TheWeaveWhisperer

xoxo
Naila

dee-nature 11-11-2012 06:46 PM

1.mini twists high buns
2.sew in weave

Puertoricangirl 12-03-2012 09:44 AM

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Trimming when needed, using protective styles sometimes, no heat, silk scrunchies, satin pillowcases, deep treatments, shampoo bars, washing once a week, no dying it, acv rinses, beer rinses to remove build-up :) Attachment 27835 these also have really improved the health and shine!

RobotQT1 03-19-2013 11:10 AM

* I bun my hair every day and use protective styles

* No excessive heat. I always air-dry after patting my hair with a towel to prevent myself from dripping everywhere. If I do use a blow-dryer, I have it on the cool setting and I only use my dryer if I'm in a hurry and want to wear my hair down (for once)

* I try to deep condition weekly, but sometimes I go a bit longer cuz what I use is a bit spendy for what I currently make at work

* Sometimes I skip a day or two between co-washes

* Trim as needed, and even then only the damaged stuff. I plan to get trims once every three-four months so I don't lose all of my new growth

* Wrap in a satin cap at night

* I use a wide-toothed comb to detangle after I get out of the shower. I've used my boar-bristle brush a couple times to more evenly spread out the oils I put on my hair. When I comb, I always go from bottom to top, and hold my hair above the spot I'm detangling so I don't tug too much at the roots

* Every once in a while I let my hair down to give it a break from being up all the time

Johari 10-19-2013 01:59 AM

I started doing 2 strand twists & its working ;)

I don't bun as much, i switch it between ponytail or French braid.
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