Twists done by me. ^_^Photos were taken of Day 3 hair. Today is Day 11 of rocking these two-strand twists that I made, and though a great frizz is upon me now (ugh I hate this!) I still feel pretty good about the work of my hands. It took me about a whole day to get these done (11am till 8:30pm) I’m not fast + I was watching The Wire + I had to take breaks to eat and stretch. My fingers hurt so bad!
I did these twists on dry moisturised hair, stretched nicely with Threading. I loosened the thread one section after another, twisted the hair in that section, and moved on to the next. I think I should have about 200 twists on my head. I parted little sections for the twists with my fingers.
I barely did any combing. I combed one or two threaded sections after loosening the thread, but that’s about it.
I did not start twisting with a braid. I two-strand twisted from the very beginning. For each twist, I dabbed a little of Midas Naturals Whipped Shea Butter on my ends (1 or 2 inches) and that’s really all the product I used.
When twisting or braiding or threading my hair, my ends can be problematic. They just stick out. Cut them if you like, by the time it’s time to braid or twist again, you have a new set of wild ends. This time, to tame my ends, I tried something different. As I approached the end of each twist, when it became too difficult to twist all the way down (because I was working in really thin sections), I twirled the last inch around my finger. This made my ends behave. They curled up nicely and have not come undone since. 🙂
Maintenance: water spritz when I feel like it, smooth over after with castor oil spread between my palms. At night, I pull them back into a ponytail (big bunnytail at this length? lol) or do 5 big bantu-knot type things. I do this to discourage shrinkage.
I’m SO happy I’m getting better! Practice is making perfect!! A hair journey milestone 🙂
I’ll be taking them down in two days sha. My baby brother is graduating this weekend, and nope, my super frizzy twists will not be a part of the party.
Alright guys. How are you wearing your hair right now? 🙂 and please share, how do you maintain your twists?