Thursday, March 21

Twist It Up Twist It Up!

Hey Ladies and Gents! ;-) 



I have received MANY questions about twists on relaxed or transitioning hair. 
So, I decided to do a quick post on it. 

Now you all know that twists were my signature transitioning style. I wore them about 90% of the time to minimize manipulation and keep my hair tangle free. 

On to my tips..



  • Start on clean hair 
  • If you're transitioning and have a lot of new-growth, they tend to look best on stretched hair. So, air-dry your hair in plaits or twists. 
  • For my relaxed heads, it's best to do twists on textured hair. So, air-dry in plaits or twists. This way, the twists will look more full
  • Use a thick moisturizer(I used either pure shea-butter or a mix) while twisting. This helps with the unraveling as well. Don't use too much though, you don't want super greasy hair
  • Use two equal amounts of hair while twisting. You don't want to borrow hair from one side. That's just asking for tangles when removing them.
  • The looser the twist, the fuller your hair looks
  • Curl the ends with straws, perm rods, flexi-rods, etc to avoid straight ends
  • To care for twists, very little moisturizer is needed on a daily or as needed basis. They tend to hold moisture pretty well. 
  • Have fun with them. Experiment with styles and treat them like you're loose hair

If you have any more questions, you know how to reach me. 

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8 comments:

  1. Great tips! I'm 14 weeks into my stretch and I was just thinking about twisting up my hair!

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    1. Thanks! Good luck on your stretch! Twists are a great style to give your hair a break.

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  2. Thank you for these tips! I definitely want to try twists at some point during my transition, and i'll be taking your advice on board :)
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    1. You are very welcome. If you do try them out, please be sure to post pics!

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  3. So glad you posted this. I absolutely loved your twists. Bookmarking post now.

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  4. Im thinking REALLY hard on doing some Kinky/Senegalese Twists on my hair to help stretch my relaxer during the rest of this summer & in the fall semester of school. Plus, im trying to save money (& pay off stuff!) so im not really feeling paying $180-220+ to anybody right now, lol. My hair is almost shoulder length, & im about a month post relaxer. Can u offer any tips on how to twist my hair & take care of them to make them last as long as possible?

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    1. Hey! Twists are a great option to stretch your relaxer and they're perfect for the Sunmer.
      I did my sister's hair in kinky twists and this post offers tips. Also, feel free to check out my twists tag. There are tons of videos on yt that show you how to twist as well. Hth

      http://www.6footlonghair.com/2012/07/kinky-twists-on-relaxed-hair_08.html?m=0

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