Minitwists - Take 1

9:27:00 AM 2 Comments A+ a-

For my first attempt at a protective style this season, I decided to give twists a try. I checked out a couple of YouTube videos to see how others were doing them, what steps they were using, etc. Naptural85 has a pretty good tutorial as well as KinkyKurlyQueen, although I didn't do mine as tiny as she did. 

I shampooed and conditioned my hair with my Shea Moisture products. I followed my normal process of moisturizing my edges with Jamaican Black Castor Oil and then sectioned my hair into smaller sections to apply Kinky Curl Knot Today Leave-In for detangling. Next, I braided my hair into 6 large braids to stretch it and dry overnight. The next day, I took the braids down and separated my hair out. I fingerparted my hair because I didn't want it to look too "scalpy". With each section I parted, I slightly dampened it with water and applied a little SM Curl Milk for twisting. I split each of the parts in half and did two twists. My twists at the crown of my hair a little larger since I wanted to make sure my hair was fuller there. 

After a couple of hours of twisting (I took a couple of breaks), I had a head full of mini-twists. I sealed my ends with a little vatika oil and wrap my hair each night with a satin scarf or bonnet. I am loving these twists. It's great to just get up, shake my hair and go each morning. In terms of daily maintenance, I don't have to do very much. I may lightly mist it with water and a little oil or rub flaxseed gel through them.

I have received tons of compliments on my hair. I can't wait to play around with some of the styling. And for those of you who work in a corporate environment, mini-twists are a great style to wear. You can pin them back, up to the side for a bit of sassiness.


Write comments
December 06, 2011 9:30 PM delete

Lovely twists!! Your hair is so lush and healthy looking!