A journey through my natural grow out challenge: healthy, happy, long hair!
Saturday, February 11, 2012
Maintaining Those Mini Twist (Maximizing your Style)
Putting mini twists in my hair is usually a four to five our commitment over the course of a weekend. So once I have them in I try to maximize the wear. How do I get five weeks from one protective style? I'll tell you.
• I twist tightly keeping my finger close to where I am actually twisting. This forms a strong twist that is able to hold itself together.
• I only use leave in conditioner, natural oil, and flaxseed gel to put the twists in.
• I stop twisting when I am tired and pick up when I have energy so my twist look consistent.
• I use only two products to maintain my hair (Shea butter at night) (diluted kinky curly spiral spritz in the morning).
• I moisturize (daily) by adding water to my hair prior to adding any product.
• I use the Shea butter to massage my scalp nightly.
• I sleep in a satin bonnet.
Week Five I wear a twist out. The day before I am going to wash my hair I prepare my hair using a deep treatment of coconut oil. I ware a plastic cap under my satin bonnet. The next day I shampoo and condition.
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