My Twists: Rocked For Three Days and Styled 3 Ways!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

This weekend on a whim I decided to put my hair in small twists after my weekly wash routine. After my first attempt at twists back in May, I knew I wanted to do the twists much smaller this time. I wanted to actually attempt to wear my twists for a few days (as opposed to just doing a twist-out as soon as my hair dries), so I figured doing smaller twists would allow me to have more styling options. But this was all unchartered waters so I really had no idea what I was doing. When it was all said and done, it ended up taking me about 3 and a half hours to do my entire head (uuuugh, 3.5 hours I will never get back). But that's because 1) I am a really slow twister and 2) I wanted to be more methodical in my approach to twisting my hair so that all my twists would all end up around the same size. The last time I twisted my hair I remember rushing through it then getting lazier toward the end - and as a result some twists were larger than others and not as neat.

So this time I started with the same 8 sections I use for everything else I do in my regimen. After applying a leave-in, I worked section-by-section finger-parting, detangling and then twisting one inch sections of hair (Side note: To detangle, I tried the Qhemet Biologics Cocoa Tree Detangling Ghee and so far I think it is the bomb.com!!!). Below are pics of the results and the 3 different ways I styled the twists!


Day 1: Saturday evening out - Left down and pinned to one side
Day 2: Sunday errands - Under a summer turban with bangs


Day 3: Styled for work - Pinned updo


Before throwing on my satin bonnet at bedtime I would just rub a small amount of olive oil on my twists to keep them looking shiny and feeling soft. Technically I stretched my twists to a fourth day by repeating the third style (pinned updo) for work again the next day. And I probably could have stretched it to one more day but I actually miss the feeling of water my hair! (I think I am addicted to getting my hair wet) Tomorrow I will attempt to wear a twist-out (well, that's if it doesn't come out looking jacked) but I definitely plan to go back to my trusty wash and go after that.

Will I do this again? Maybe. Ok, probably. LOL. While I am a wash and go girl to the core, and while I would prefer to not spend hours and hours twisting my hair, I must say that it was nice to have a break from doing my hair for a few days. Wearing twists for a few days was also a great way for me to conserve my favorite styling products. So for those reasons - and for those reasons alone - I'll probably do small twists again then next time I am bored on wash day :)

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