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Saranne772
April 27th, 2008, 02:29 PM
Well I was reading the other post about braid bumps and I thought it would be nice to start another thread about it so we can compare our "braid bumps"

I didnt want to hijack the other thread so started a new one.

Well here is mine...

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y6/Saranne772/2008_042726April0004.jpg
I counted 16 on the left side. Its a bit of a wonky plait- I just did it quick and didnt measure the sections equally.

lilalong
April 27th, 2008, 02:35 PM
4 here. Maybe 5, if I braid really tight. But then there's no space for the elastic band to hold the braid.
Still a long way to 16.

pogo0685
April 27th, 2008, 02:40 PM
I have 15 before its just to thin to keep braiding. I really need to trim my hair....

Fee
April 27th, 2008, 02:42 PM
Cute thread, I don't have a camera here,but I counted 12 bumps! :)

eadwine
April 27th, 2008, 02:46 PM
Aww Saranne.. I personally wouldn't have minded! *hugs* Doesn't irritate me one bit :)

I will post my bumps in this braid bumps thread below:

http://img245.imageshack.us/img245/2664/braid2742008zy6.th.jpg (http://img245.imageshack.us/my.php?image=braid2742008zy6.jpg)

EIGHT! (miserable amount compared to some :lol:)

Started out as 4/5 though a year ago!

Anje
April 27th, 2008, 03:23 PM
I've got about 19 before I start getting ends sticking out too bad. My braid's shorter than yours, though. :(

squiggyflop
April 27th, 2008, 03:57 PM
i can only do this long of a braid because my hands dont reach the ends behind me... i dont have too much taper so i bet i could get in a few more bumps if i could reach
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v512/kidmol/braidapril27th2008.jpg
so i think its 4 bumps for now

eadwine
April 27th, 2008, 04:03 PM
Squiggyflop, that is 4 ;) You only count left side :)

zift
April 27th, 2008, 04:28 PM
I had henna on my head now so couldn't do a braid and count but from my old kind of looser braid picture at mid-thigh it had 12 bumps on left side. Now I'm sure I can do a lot more bumps than that for sure :)

eresh
April 27th, 2008, 04:29 PM
You'll out-bump us all ;-)

zift
April 27th, 2008, 04:31 PM
You'll out-bump us all ;-)

I honestly wonder who'd have the most bumps on LHC. Wish we had a poll for that. My guess would be Catia:D But eresh you'd force the limits too;)

sapphire-o
April 27th, 2008, 04:45 PM
I think whoever has the thinnest very long hair would have the most bumps. I think just the lower half of my braid (tapering very sharply and thin) might out-bump most of you. :D

OK, I counted and I got 15 bumps. Maybe it's not as thin as I thought. :)

Florida Mom
April 27th, 2008, 06:43 PM
I just counted 9 bumps!

Sidani
April 27th, 2008, 08:03 PM
I'd never thought of counting my braid bumps. lol I just had to have DH take a pic and see how many I had. Here's mine .. I ended up with 29! (if I counted right??) Did I or do the little ones not count?


http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=525&pictureid=10476

tiny_teesha
April 27th, 2008, 08:17 PM
No i believe the little ones count....(why not?!?)
sapphire-o - i totally agree with you. I mean, say i had a massive shed, my bump count would increase as my hair thickness decreased!

Um, Lets see the most recent picture of a braid...
14 bumps 2 months ago.

Gumball
April 27th, 2008, 08:21 PM
Just checked and as I see it I'm at 13 bumps on the left side. :)

Poolsoflaughter
April 27th, 2008, 08:24 PM
I guess that it's safe to say that I have 5. I'm not really great at an English braid because of all of the layers, though.

capelli lunghi
April 27th, 2008, 08:30 PM
My hair tapers so much! I counted mine until they were about the same size as Sidani's.. I got 44 on the left side.. I maybe could have gotten more because after I got done I realized I didn't do it as tightly as I could.

I would love to know how many bumps one of the super long hairs would get.. although.. as stated above.. thinner hair gets more bumps.. So someone like Dianyla would get fewer due to her thickness all the way down.. It would be interesting either way!

j4zzin
April 27th, 2008, 09:51 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v353/therealkatie/n510244958_208963_6718.jpg

This pic is about a month old. I'm at 7 bumps now. How disappointing! One of the curses of thick hair, I guess.

SFreader
April 27th, 2008, 10:33 PM
No Camera pics of my braids (have to fix that after the camera is fixed) but, I have 23 bumps in my braid.

Cute idea

Angellen
April 28th, 2008, 02:34 AM
j4zzin, what a thick braid! :shocked:

My sleep braid is very loose, so I only got 12. I suspect I can get maybe 15 at my length, and the last three or so will be teeny.

Les
April 28th, 2008, 04:31 AM
I just did a quick count and come up with 13.

Meli
April 28th, 2008, 05:37 AM
I got 12 bumps, with a 5" tassel (my usual tassel length when I wear one braid). Since those five inches tapers more than the rest of my hair, braiding as far as possible gave 18 bumps... The last few bumps were of course very tiny then.

Saoirse
April 28th, 2008, 05:38 AM
I remember I had 17 on my 17th birthday. That was a nice coincidence.

squiggyflop
April 28th, 2008, 06:26 AM
Squiggyflop, that is 4 ;) You only count left side :)
oh sorry i dont read all that well and i didnt see the part about the left side... i changed my post to 4.

eadwine
April 28th, 2008, 02:10 PM
No prob :) You can see by the braid now that your hair is much thicker than mine ;) :)

Finoriel
April 28th, 2008, 02:29 PM
Braiding as far as possible I got 34.
About 2/3 of the bumps in the lower half, there is some taper going on, I think.
Now Im thinking about diagrams and graphs :wacko: hope I can sleep.

thankyousir74
April 28th, 2008, 02:40 PM
I'll be lucky if Ii get one, hehe....::sigh:: hair takes a long time to grow. i guess maybe that's why long hair is appreciated so much :D

zift
April 28th, 2008, 04:29 PM
I just braided my hair tightly till the very end and whoa I got 23 bumps.:p

Ella
April 28th, 2008, 04:46 PM
I'll come back ina coupel of years on this one :-)

Mely
April 28th, 2008, 06:48 PM
I've got 11 bumps if you count the weird one at the very top (above my hair line) and the tiny one at the bottom. Normally I would leave a larger tassel than this. Sorry its out of focus.

http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j146/melykin/braidbumps.jpg

AJoifulNoise
April 28th, 2008, 07:04 PM
I just threw one together really quick (pardon the crookedness of the top). I've never done this before. Is that 13 bumps?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v311/SycoTrekkie/2008/April282008Upload007.jpg

Kiraela
April 28th, 2008, 07:19 PM
It looks like 13 to me!


I got 15, but no pics at the moment.

Curlsgirl
April 28th, 2008, 08:43 PM
i can only do this long of a braid because my hands dont reach the ends behind me... i dont have too much taper so i bet i could get in a few more bumps if i could reach

so i think its 4 bumps for now

You can bring it up straight over your head to do the rest when it gets where you can't reach it. Some pull it over a shoulder or bend over to do the rest too with the braid over the head. I like bringing it over my head, works really well! Just wanted to say that if you didn't already know!

Angela_Rose
April 28th, 2008, 09:19 PM
i'm in my damp sleep braid, which is braided fairly loosely and has a long tassel.
Even so, i got 18 bumps on one side.

rubyredslippers
April 28th, 2008, 10:55 PM
8 bumps for me, on the left side (alas, no handy camera for me either).

jel
April 29th, 2008, 04:08 AM
OK, I normally braid loosely, and last night when I made my sleep braid I asked my SO to count the bumps. It is to his credit that he neither sighed nor rolled his eyes! :D Anyway, he counted 8 bumps on the left.

This morning I rebraided much more tightly than usual. Took a pic, and - it's 8 bumps again! How is that possible?

Here it is, sorry for the quality - I had to fiddle with brightness and contrast to show the details clearly:
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c131/jel_sher/100_2646.jpg

Actually, I find it fascinating how people with similar lengths can have such a variety of braid bumps...

Les
April 29th, 2008, 04:12 AM
I just did a quick count and come up with 13.

I re-braided a little more cleanly and got 17. Is it normal to have that much variance?

florenonite
April 29th, 2008, 09:50 AM
I get three and possibly four if it's braided really tightly.

KajiKodomo
April 29th, 2008, 10:01 AM
I get 5, but a braid won't stay on me because of layers, it tends to loosen up quite a bit no matter how tightly I make it. I don't think I'd get quite that many bumps if my hair wasn't so layered (natural layers from growing out from a buzzcut without any trims, plus face-framing layers). :shrug:

Urchin
April 29th, 2008, 10:02 AM
Two bumps! My braid goes to shoulder length. It's nothing compared to the other people in this thread, but when I joined LHC, I couldn't even make a ponytail, much less a braid. My braid now is nice and thick, and the tassel is just as thick as the rest of it, which is encouraging. I've been taking care and avoiding split ends, so I may not need to trim for quite a while! My braid will get even thicker when my bangs reach it. I dream of that day...

eadwine
April 29th, 2008, 11:20 AM
Actually, I find it fascinating how people with similar lengths can have such a variety of braid bumps...

That is easily explained. It is ALL to do with the thickness of the hair. The thicker, the less bumps :)

zift
April 29th, 2008, 11:24 AM
That is easily explained. It is ALL to do with the thickness of the hair. The thicker, the less bumps :)
And also the tightness of the braid and the texture of hair too. Fine and straight hair is generally more compact while coarse and wavy hair takes more place and has more volume.

n3m3sis42
April 29th, 2008, 05:13 PM
I have 13 bumps if I do my "usual" braid, which has about 3 and a half to 4 inches of tassel because I stop when there is really noticeable taper.

HairColoredHair
April 29th, 2008, 05:25 PM
22. 'course my hair tapers a lot.

Dulci
June 18th, 2008, 11:22 AM
Fun thread!

I just counted and got 44 bumps. I don't have a *severe* taper, but it does taper, and the ends are quite thin.

yldchyld
June 18th, 2008, 11:24 AM
i can only do this long of a braid because my hands dont reach the ends behind me... i dont have too much taper so i bet i could get in a few more bumps if i could reach
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v512/kidmol/braidapril27th2008.jpg
so i think its 4 bumps for now

flip your head over and braid upside down to get more plaits.

Periwinkle
June 18th, 2008, 11:30 AM
4-6, depending on how far down I go and how tight I braid.

Moiraine
June 18th, 2008, 12:37 PM
7 bumps before I can't braid anymore...I have a lot of catching up to do to get to where you guys are:beerchug:

goldenwaves
June 24th, 2008, 05:19 AM
I have 8. :)

Carina
June 24th, 2008, 05:30 AM
I do get braid bumps to.http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg2/Elin-Carina/Bild108-1.jpg:confused::)

Duchess of Erat
June 24th, 2008, 05:43 AM
The way I normally braid my hair it's 9 bumbs, I have layers so I stop when it becomes too thin and it becomes noticable that the strands aren't the same length. I could probably get a couple more...

I just had to find out and it turns out that if I braid until the end (needed some donating from one strand to the other to even be able to do that) I get 19 bumps.

Poppy Seed
June 24th, 2008, 06:04 AM
31 here (I do have quite a bit of taper)! Will post picture when SO gets back and can take one which is in focus....

http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q155/Poppy__Seed/P6246431a.jpg

And there it is (please excuse the dressing gown - it is nearly midnight here!)

Laululintu
June 24th, 2008, 06:39 AM
If I braid to the very ends, I get roughly 20 bumps. I usually leave a slightly longer tassle though.

Saranne772
June 24th, 2008, 04:50 PM
Well, its been 2 months since I last counted braid bumps and Ive gone from 16 to 18. Well, 17 loose 18 tight but as I tend to braid tight I call it 18

AJoifulNoise
June 24th, 2008, 04:53 PM
http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q155/Poppy__Seed/P6246431a.jpg

:thud: That's a beautiful braid!

thetokenlady
June 24th, 2008, 05:20 PM
With a tight braid and a short tassel I get 18 bumps. That's what F/ii hair gets you at waist. :lol:

Poppy Seed
June 25th, 2008, 05:49 AM
:thud: That's a beautiful braid!

Thanks! (blushes a little - first time anyone's used the 'thud' smiley on me...)

Katze
June 25th, 2008, 06:35 AM
16 here, if I braid loosely, but beyond where I normally do. I guess that's the advantage of fine hair = compressable! I'm not even at BSL!

AJoifulNoise
June 25th, 2008, 07:50 AM
Thanks! (blushes a little - first time anyone's used the 'thud' smiley on me...)

Believe me, you are worth the smilie!

Altocumulus
June 25th, 2008, 08:04 AM
My usual braid has 9 or 10. I could get a few more if I braided all the way down to the tippy tips. I tried varying the tightness, and found that I get the same number of bumps, but the tight braid ends up shorter and fatter.

julya
June 25th, 2008, 05:23 PM
I just counted and I have either 19 or 20. I'll post a pic later, when the camera is charged up.