Friday, September 28

Twists Regimen and How I Style Them



I received a few emails regarding my twists regimen, more specifically asking how I keep them neat. 
I'm going to tell y'all one thing...my twists DO NOT stay neat throughout the two weeks I keep them in, but I am able to fake the funk. 

Anyway..if you are interested in learning more about my regimen and how I style the twists...keep on reading. 



As said above, I keep my smaller twists in for 2 weeks tops. In the past I was able to stretch it to 3 weeks, but now that I'm back to my heavy work-outs, I can no longer do that. 

I always twist my hair with a Shea-Butter mix and I do them fairly tight to minimize the risk of unraveling. 
I also only do my hair at night, so in the morning I can just take off my scarf, fix my hair up a little and go. 

My Nightly Regimen Consists of:


  • Oil my scalp with the Sulfur Mix 3 times a week
  • Spritz twists with an AVJ mix or water mixed with a few drops of essential oils. 
  • Seal in the water or AVJ mix with my Oil Blend (EVOO, Coconut Oil, Vitamin E oil)
  • Apply JBCO to edges then slick them down with Aloe Vera Gel and wrap my hair up
  • ****I also either do a Apple Cider Vinegar rinse or wash my scalp/hair with diluted WEN 2x weekly then follow the above steps after my hair air dries for 30 minutes.***
  • If I don't "wash" my hair after a work-out(it's usually a light one), I spray my scalp with the Water and essential oil mix. It's antibacterial and makes my hair smell pretty decent. 


If I plan on wearing my hair down, I put in some bantu-knots first..then wrap my hair and in the morning, I just take the knots out and go. 


If I plan on wearing my hair up, I just twist the bang area and add a satin roller to the end..then I put my hair in a ponytail then wrap my hair. In the AM, I would just take the front down and play a little with the ponytail to make a style..then go. 




If my twists looks an absolute mess..and I don't feel like re-twisting...I put the front in 2 flat twists the night before. Then I spritz my hair with water and add a ton of Aloe Vera Gel then tie my hair down with a scarf to set it. 
In the morning it looks like this: 




Yeah..It looks like I don't even have twists in my hair. But I am okay with that because it's still presentable. 


I hope this helps and if you have any questions, let me know!








6 comments:

  1. I love wearing twists, and your "bags of tricks" have given me ideas on how to wear them longer than 2 weeks.
    Thanks.

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    1. Yes! Twists make everything so simple while transitioning!
      Thanks for reading.

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  2. I haven't done the mini twists as of yet, bc I worry about their hold. I'm in the gym going hard 5 days a week, and would hate to retwist. Right now I do either big or medium size twists. I find the shea moisture curl smoothie gives my twists hold, so I'm using that for now.

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    1. Yeah, it can be tough keeping them neat while doing vigorous work-out. I only do medium sized twists since my relaxed ends will look anorexic if I do mini-twists.
      That's great that you found a product that gives your twists hold! I may check that out if I experience issues.

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  3. I love the look of the twists.. I think that I can manage the medium twists..I really love the variations that you have shown in your post... Ok..henna,indigo, and medium twists...October will be a very interesting month!! I feel very encouraged to give twists a go!

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    1. You should definitely give twists a try! They are really helpful while transitioning. Lol October will be interesting for you, but also fun! It's always good to try new things with your hair. I'm here if you have any questions.

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