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Bunning until....

afrodominican1afrodominican1 Posts: 650Registered Users
I wanted to start a bunning challenge for people who wanted to bun for different amounts of time. For example, I want to bun for 1 year. If a person wants to bun for 1 month or 2 months or however long they can post here.

Here is my goal and regimen:

I want to bun for 1 year (Oct 2012- Nov. 2013)
1. Wash and Deep condition once a week
2. bun during the day and french braid at night
3 henna once a month

I will bun every day.

Anyone want to join me?
BC: 2/16/08
Second BC: 12/22/10
Dreads!!! 2/16/2014
Third BC:3/22/16
Goal Length: waist length

Princess Tiara, Guardian of the Crystal Heart of the Indigo Seas, in the Order of the Curly Crusaders
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  • afrodominican1afrodominican1 Posts: 650Registered Users
    I guess im on my own. lol.
    BC: 2/16/08
    Second BC: 12/22/10
    Dreads!!! 2/16/2014
    Third BC:3/22/16
    Goal Length: waist length

    Princess Tiara, Guardian of the Crystal Heart of the Indigo Seas, in the Order of the Curly Crusaders
  • hippychichippychic Posts: 4,673Registered Users
    my hair can't take long periods of bunning. i tried it before. while i retained length for a while, i ended up getting breakage too. i realized what my issues were after the fact.
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  • adthomasadthomas Posts: 5,525Registered Users
    I would think the constant bunning might put stress on your edges. I know I love my headbands but I started not using them as much when I noticed a little breakage at temple.
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  • CerendipityCerendipity Posts: 5,091Registered Users
    Welcome back afrodom, missed you around these parts

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  • afrodominican1afrodominican1 Posts: 650Registered Users
    Thanks cerendipity!!!


    Sorry your hair resulted in breakage.

    I only use satin scrunchies and my goal is not to have a tight bun. the length of my hair is separated into 3-4 twist which are then wrapped and pinned with the "v" shaped pins. I use a shea butter and a scarf to hold down the frizz.
    BC: 2/16/08
    Second BC: 12/22/10
    Dreads!!! 2/16/2014
    Third BC:3/22/16
    Goal Length: waist length

    Princess Tiara, Guardian of the Crystal Heart of the Indigo Seas, in the Order of the Curly Crusaders
  • DepressedCurlsDepressedCurls Posts: 836Registered Users
    I would join this, cause i finally got my hair to hold a bun. But i have the ugliest hair line. So i try not to show that.

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  • ShayShampagneShayShampagne Posts: 114Registered Users
    Ooooh I'll join. I have two satin scrunchies that I'm using now. I probably won't be bunning for a whole year though.

    So are we going to be checking in or something? What's the rules?

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  • afrodominican1afrodominican1 Posts: 650Registered Users
    The rules are whatever you set for yourself. We will post our rules for all to see so that we can kinda get and idea what others are doing. Then we can post a length check, thickness check, etc. monthly. I think we can learn from one another different techniques to retaining length, moisture, combating the frizz, etc. The start date will be before the end of October. End date is your choice but you must post that end date and stick to it. Mine is already posted.

    Questions, comments, or concerns?
    BC: 2/16/08
    Second BC: 12/22/10
    Dreads!!! 2/16/2014
    Third BC:3/22/16
    Goal Length: waist length

    Princess Tiara, Guardian of the Crystal Heart of the Indigo Seas, in the Order of the Curly Crusaders
  • itsKelCeeEeeitsKelCeeEee Posts: 1,084Registered Users
    I would join this, cause i finally got my hair to hold a bun. But i have the ugliest hair line. So i try not to show that.

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    Girl yes. My ED relapse luckily left my length alone but my edges are so fuzzy and poofy from where they're growing back in and I don't like gel. Not cute. Lol
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  • DepressedCurlsDepressedCurls Posts: 836Registered Users
    Yess, ha my hairline just grows in a little jacked. Especially my neck, I'm just like...why? Cause i look so cute in a high bun but that hairline is just mean. Lol sucks. Can't fix it. :/

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  • afrodominican1afrodominican1 Posts: 650Registered Users
    So far so good for me. The challenge is not really hard at this point. This is a pic of the bun Im wearing this week. It is a high twist bun.
    BC: 2/16/08
    Second BC: 12/22/10
    Dreads!!! 2/16/2014
    Third BC:3/22/16
    Goal Length: waist length

    Princess Tiara, Guardian of the Crystal Heart of the Indigo Seas, in the Order of the Curly Crusaders
  • ricotdorothyricotdorothy Posts: 436Registered Users
    I would like to join. My hair has just been able to hold a bun and I'm so excited. Simple sweet protective styling here I come!
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  • afrodominican1afrodominican1 Posts: 650Registered Users
    Im so excited!! Its Halloween and also if you have not already started it is the official start of the Bunning Until... challenge. Today Im going to wear a low donut bun without the donut/sock insert.

    We have 4 participants

    afrodominican1
    DepressedCurls
    SheaShampagne
    ricotdorothy

    Did I miss anyone?
    BC: 2/16/08
    Second BC: 12/22/10
    Dreads!!! 2/16/2014
    Third BC:3/22/16
    Goal Length: waist length

    Princess Tiara, Guardian of the Crystal Heart of the Indigo Seas, in the Order of the Curly Crusaders
  • DepressedCurlsDepressedCurls Posts: 836Registered Users
    I'm excited tooo! I've never done this so it'll be quite the challenge for me. But I'm gonna buy some cute accessories and throw in some twists and braids and make it worth while. So excited! I'll take a picture of mine today too to kick it off. :)

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  • ricotdorothyricotdorothy Posts: 436Registered Users
    Ill try to bun every day for a year also. I'm still on the fence about trying henna because I happen to really love my hair color (its very black). I can actually sleep on the bun w/o it leading to frizz so I wont need to braid at night. I will probably french braid on wash day to stretch it out for bunning during the week. I'm so tempted to try cassia though, and once a month doesn't sound too time consuming either ( mulling it over).:D
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  • itsKelCeeEeeitsKelCeeEee Posts: 1,084Registered Users
    Okay. *takes breath* I'm in.

    I'll bun everyday starting today (in fact I wore a bun today already!) until next halloween. My BFF's getting married next halloween and I want to straighten my hair for it. It's just above BSB now and hopefully it'll be around midback...? Here's to hoping. But anyway:

    1) Trimming hair to remove any dead ends on stretched hair tonight.
    2) Weekly wash/detangle/deep conditioning/moisturizing (probably every Sunday so I stay on track)
    3) Spray hair with oil mix every couple days between hair washes before I go to bed.
    4) *Moisturize my back and front edges every night. I want to get them healthier because they're the onnnly part of my hair that looks truly nappy (as in dry and knotted) and I want them as thick and full as the rest of my hair. So I'm going to give them the TLC they obviously need.
    5) Tie satin scarf around bun and put satin "granny cap" over it at night. But I sleep wild so I be lucky if it's up there in the morning (satin pillowcases are on my christmas list).

    Anddd yeah. That makes my dates October 31, 2012- October 30, 2013 (so not QUITE a full year. I know ya'll gon let me have that one day though. Lol)

    Also, I am so sorry at how LONG this is.

    Edit: Also, I plan on keeping the same bun in all week.
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  • itsKelCeeEeeitsKelCeeEee Posts: 1,084Registered Users
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    My regular curly bun today. I'll take it out on wash day sunday. I feel like I'm gonna wind up doing bun of the week pics. Lol. I get really restless with updos so trying new things will help tremendously.

    And I know ya'll ain't gon let me talk ya'll to death by myself up here now that I'm all excited. Ahaha. :P
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  • CerendipityCerendipity Posts: 5,091Registered Users
    OT The day I know I have arrived is the day I can make a decent bun on stretched hair.

    Ya'll go head with ya badselves!
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  • ricotdorothyricotdorothy Posts: 436Registered Users
    You never know that time may be just around the corner. :blob8:

    My bun of the day:

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  • ricotdorothyricotdorothy Posts: 436Registered Users
    bump.
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  • itsKelCeeEeeitsKelCeeEee Posts: 1,084Registered Users
    Sooooo likeeeee, should we have "check-in" days or whatever? Or like a time when we update something?
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  • DepressedCurlsDepressedCurls Posts: 836Registered Users
    My hair hates me. And isn't holding a bun. by the time i get done pinning in all my curls sticking out, the bun looks deformed. Sigh. Idk. Guess I'm out unfortunately :(

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  • ricotdorothyricotdorothy Posts: 436Registered Users
    You have such beautiful hair in your siggy though! Don't give up yet!:blob4:
    Have you tried a scarf or headband to hold down the curlies?
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  • ricotdorothyricotdorothy Posts: 436Registered Users
    Sooooo likeeeee, should we have "check-in" days or whatever? Or like a time when we update something?

    I think so. Maybe on a weekly basis we could check in?
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  • cysycacysyca Posts: 362Registered Users
    I wanna join. I'll wear my mini twists in a bun. Here's my plan: Redo mini twists once a month, my homemade hair butter, olive oil, water, leave-in conditioner on ends, bun until the Spring.
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  • DepressedCurlsDepressedCurls Posts: 836Registered Users
    You have such beautiful hair in your siggy though! Don't give up yet!:blob4:
    Have you tried a scarf or headband to hold down the curlies?

    Thank you if it's ment for me lol. but no i don't have any accessories and couldn't budget it in this check. Idk if it'd help or not ;/

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  • ricotdorothyricotdorothy Posts: 436Registered Users
    You have such beautiful hair in your siggy though! Don't give up yet!:blob4:
    Have you tried a scarf or headband to hold down the curlies?

    Thank you if it's ment for me lol. but no i don't have any accessories and couldn't budget it in this check. Idk if it'd help or not ;/

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    Yes it was meant for you, lol. If you go to the dollar store when you get the chance you can pick up a headband or too. What I do when I cant seem to get the fly aways under control and I have a little voice in my head telling me to use a boar bristle brush and gel, is use a headband to smooth them back. The trick is getting a tight enough headband or something that can loop twice over your head. It will force the hair back and down sort of like when you do a puff. If you use a pomade too it works even better. I'm currently trying to perfect this myself so Ill let you know how it goes. Your hair is significantly long though so I'm positive there is probably a way to smooth the curls back.
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  • DepressedCurlsDepressedCurls Posts: 836Registered Users
    You have such beautiful hair in your siggy though! Don't give up yet!:blob4:
    Have you tried a scarf or headband to hold down the curlies?

    Thank you if it's ment for me lol. but no i don't have any accessories and couldn't budget it in this check. Idk if it'd help or not ;/

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    Yes it was meant for you, lol. If you go to the dollar store when you get the chance you can pick up a headband or too. What I do when I cant seem to get the fly aways under control and I have a little voice in my head telling me to use a boar bristle brush and gel, is use a headband to smooth them back. The trick is getting a tight enough headband or something that can loop twice over your head. It will force the hair back and down sort of like when you do a puff. If you use a pomade too it works even better. I'm currently trying to perfect this myself so Ill let you know how it goes. Your hair is significantly long though so I'm positive there is probably a way to smooth the curls back.

    Oh okay lol but duh the dollar store! I work at walgreens so all i see all day is expensive hairbows and i forget about dollar trees! I'll definitely go there. It's not as long as it appears in my picture, it's actually just above bra strap length when curly and it's quite uneven. Which makes it hard too. But thank you so much. I really feel slow lol. Please report back!

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  • ricotdorothyricotdorothy Posts: 436Registered Users

    Thank you if it's ment for me lol. but no i don't have any accessories and couldn't budget it in this check. Idk if it'd help or not ;/

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    Yes it was meant for you, lol. If you go to the dollar store when you get the chance you can pick up a headband or too. What I do when I cant seem to get the fly aways under control and I have a little voice in my head telling me to use a boar bristle brush and gel, is use a headband to smooth them back. The trick is getting a tight enough headband or something that can loop twice over your head. It will force the hair back and down sort of like when you do a puff. If you use a pomade too it works even better. I'm currently trying to perfect this myself so Ill let you know how it goes. Your hair is significantly long though so I'm positive there is probably a way to smooth the curls back.

    Oh okay lol but duh the dollar store! I work at walgreens so all i see all day is expensive hairbows and i forget about dollar trees! I'll definitely go there. It's not as long as it appears in my picture, it's actually just above bra strap length when curly and it's quite uneven. Which makes it hard too. But thank you so much. I really feel slow lol. Please report back!

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    Here is my experiment with the headband. I hope it turned out ok.

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    Next Ill try the double looped headband. I tried it today but knew I wouldn't be able to sleep in it because it was too tight on my head. Lol.
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