Protective Styling With Twists

2:01 PM

Last Saturday night..crampy and bored, I decided to throw in some twists as a protective style. I began by washing, conditioning and detangling my hair. I then applied grape seed oil and a small dab of Jane Carter's Hair Nourishing Cream (I had a small sample...I do a full review of that brand soon) to 4 sections and set them in braids to air dry. Once 85-90% dry I blow dried using the "Tension Method", this method is much easier/faster for me compared to using a comb attachment. I planned on doing med sized twists like these >>here, but I got so caught in watching "The Kids Are All Right" I didn't realize I was twisting them small and medium lol! I doubt if guys can really tell the difference, but it turned a 4 hour job in to a 5-6 hour job. In the end I was tired, but I loved the results! The only product I used to twist was SM Deep Treatment Mask and I plan on keeping this in for 3 weeks. This maybe even a staple summer style and routine for me this year...wear the twist for 3 weeks, unravel for a banging twist, rock that look for a few days, then wash and twist all over again. Super simple, cute and protective :)


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  1. These are just gorgeous!



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  2. I love them. How do you keep them from frizzing up?

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  3. Ha! I did the same thing this weekend lol my twist ended up different sizes too except I was watching Matilda lol... This is also my summer staple it seems the longer my hair gets the more I like bigger twists.

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  4. Came out really really... all that twisting n parting; Beauty is pain!!

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  5. These look great! Definitely a great protective style!
    Thanks for sharing!


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  6. Cute!How do you use the grapseed oil do you apply it on your scalp or ends?

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  7. @Miche'al I sometimes spritz a little water and apply a little Avocado Shea Butter and cover with my satin scarf...it usually lays the fuzzies down.

    @Anonymous I apply the grapeseed oil all through my hair, from root to tip. It gives great shine and softness, but also acts as a heat protectant.

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  8. Your twists are always GORGEOUS!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. I too would Love to know how you keep them neat, smooth, moisturized and shiny for 3 weeks ????

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  10. These are perfection! I can't wait to try them this weekend.

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  11. beautiful.. You've inspired me to twist my hair. It's gonna be hard, but Im not gonna give up

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  12. your hair ALWAYS looks great!

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  13. Your hair is beautiful. Did you do the big chop to go natural How did you start our Kinky?

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  14. @Kinky Kurl do you have any before pics when you first started out?

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  15. I also did my first set of mini twists this weekend...but after 3 days they don't look half as good as yours. Plus some of them are unravelling. I didn't want to use alot of product but I think I'm going to have to go back and re-do alot of them with aloe vera gel. Please share how you maintain your twists?! Or maybe post a link to a previous post if you've done that already?!

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  16. You're twists are absolutely gorgeous. Would love to know how you like the Shea Moisture mask as a treatment? That is on my list to try. BTW - I really love your blog:)

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  17. @Gigi I'll try to do that review when I take these twists down. Thanks for the blog love :)

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