Sunday, 7 August 2011

My Kinky Twists (My 1st Attempt!)

"Upon taking out my weave I knew I wanted to go into another protective style.  I decided that Kinky Twists would be a good, easy and cheap option and would also be nice and light therefore not causing too much tension on my hair due to the additional weight of the braids."
















I must point out straight away that I cannot plait hair for toffee!!!  I have never had to learn.  My mum was the resident family braider doing the hair of aunts, cousins, friends etc and she was always on hand to do my hair.  I therefore had no requirement to learn or any motivation to do so.  I regret that now and really want to learn those valuable (not to mention money saving) skills that my mum has perfected over the years.

This is the hair that I used in colour 2
I decided to visit my good friends Google and YouTube in order to find out what hair I should use for the kinky twists and also how to install these lil suckers!  I kinda followed this tutorial by adimeonadime although as I really can't attach extension hair to save my life I didn't use the three strand method I used the easier but probably less secure two strand method instead.

I was really hesitant on whether I should install these twists straight away as I had just come out of a 4 week weave but I decided that it would probably be best for my hair so I was not manipulating my hair for a whole week in between.  I am still suffering from shedding, but nowhere near as bad as it was a few months ago.

After airdrying (I decided not to blow dry my hair, even though this makes installation look neater) I started the l-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-n-n-n-n-n-g arse process of putting these into my hair.   I remoisturised each section of my hair with Cantu Shea Butter Leave In Conditioning Treatment, my avocado butter and oil mix and then used a little Bee Mine Bee Hold on each section to keep the twist from unravelling where the braid and the twist meet.  The extra added benefit of doing my hair myself was that I could control the amount of tension used.  I was extra careful not to braid too tightly around my hairline.  To be honest, none of the braids/twists are tight at all.  They are secure but there is certainly no feeling of tension which is great!








All together the installation process took about 11hrs.  It was long but well worth it!!!  I feel so incredibly proud of myself for actually attempting and suceeding at putting these in.  I now feel that I can put these in anytime I like.  I love them (at the moment) and am looking forward to having them in for the next 8 weeks.

Ciao 4 Now

5 comments:

Jenijen said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Your twists look really nice!! I've been thinking about putting twists in during the winter to get my hair a break.

Simply Into My HAIR said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thanks Jeni

I'm really enjoying having them in! I hope my hair likes them as much as I do..... (",)

Ciao 4 Now
T

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Good job on your twist. Im about to do my first set. Hope all goes well!

Simply Into My HAIR said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@Anonymous

Thank you (",)

I hope your install went well.

Thanks for commenting!

T

Tai Nycole said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Beautiful results! I can't plait either, that's what my mom is for lol. I definitely want to learn easy protective styles that I can wear long term and kinky twists look like a winner.

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