Bunning & breakage for growth

curlyprincess91curlyprincess91 Registered Users Posts: 3
My 3b, medium, high porosity hair is currently arm pit length & I'm aiming to grow it to mbl or wl. I'm in an awkward stage because I am natural & I've got many tips to bun which gets you over the apl hump to bsl & beyond. I know that always bunning causes breakage & of course I don't want that. Any tips to prevent breakage while still bunning? :-) any tips are welcome!

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  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Registered Users Posts: 3,750 Curl Neophyte
    Learn different types of bun, don't pull tight, twist different ways each time, use gentle secures like Spin Pins.
    2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

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    Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
    Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
    Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
    Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
    Experimenting with: benign neglect
  • curlyprincess91curlyprincess91 Registered Users Posts: 3
    I do that already, so much breakage shouldn't occur?

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  • JohariJohari Registered Users Posts: 673
    Try French braiding. Ive experienced less breakage yet I still bun :/

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  • bringingcurliesback?bringingcurliesback? Registered Users Posts: 1,308 Curl Neophyte
    I think braids are less damaging. And its not even the buns that damage. Its securing them...
    I bet people's hair wasn't as damaged before hair ties, bobbies, headbands,clips etc. Were invented.
    They crease your hair and snag. When you tie your hair I'd reccomend soaking it in olive oil or something and then securing loosely. I probably sound crazy but your post made me really think about it. Heat and then there's protective styling that's counterproductive. I think we'll juat have to get creative lol

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  • frankie88frankie88 Registered Users Posts: 106
    I sock bun with a micro fiber sock. I always put it in fairly loose as I HATE the feeling of my hair being pulled back tight. It hasn't caused me any damage.
    2a/2b, Medium Porosity, Medium Density, Lower Back Length, Growing out highlights.
    Shampoo: SMMR Conditioner: SMMR or Organix Keratin Oil Leave In: Organix Shea Butter DC: Coconut oil, Olive Oil, Jojoba oil mixed all together with v05 conditioner.
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