Okay, I really enjoyed wearing these twists but it is recommended that long term protective styles be not kept for more than two months and I have had these for 8 weeks exactly.
I pretty much have an idea of how to take them down without experiencing breakage, however, I still did further research and found this brilliant post on Blackgirllonghair by JC of NaturaHaven. The author recommended that the extensions be deep conditioned a day before they are taken down. The reason for this is to get the hair softened and moisturised, so that the next day, when you are ready to take the extensions out, your natural hair will be flexible but strong. This method is supposed to leave your natural hair in a state to resist breakage. I thought it was a brilliant idea and decided to deep condition my hair using Shea Moisture Anti-Breakage Mask mixed with Olive Oil.
As I am creating this post, I have the conditioner in my hair, which I plan to leave in my hair for several hours. Once I rinse the conditioner out, I plan on spraying a mix of aloe vera juice and olive oil all over to keep my hair moisturised.. Stay tuned for the post on the actual "take down" of the twists.