It is no secret that I have fine hair which is is very delicate. I still cannot believe that I was wearing a "wash and go" style everyday for almost two months. It did not seem like my hair was breaking at the time but when I did a length check, I did not make any progress. So, me dear readers, I have decided to leave the "curly girl" method (or "kill my hair" method, in my case) alone. The truth is, my hair breaks EASILY and it has nothing to do with protein and moisture balance.
My hair is just very delicate and should not be touched too often. I have decided to wear protective styles for as long as I can take it. My protective style for this month (Sept 8th till Oct 8th) is Mini Twists.
Okay, so mini twists, as beautiful as they are, are not kind to fine hair (I have a long history with mini twists).
My hair got so matted together and I lost hair in the process of detangling my hair. Oh, the frustration of taking mini twists out but I always loved the look of mini twists.
In my opinion, mini twists or twists for that matter are not protective styles. They are low manipulative styles and can be damaging depending on your hair type. The ends are not protected and if you have the "hand in hair" problem (always touching your hair at your desk or wherever), then it's even worse, because you gradually loose the ends of your hair from physical stress.
Looking at the pictures above, I am sure by now, you probably think I am crazy for installing another set of mini twists. But if you look closely, you would see that I used extensions. Yes!!!! For the first time I had enough courage to add extensions to my hair. Once I did my daughter's yarn twists, I felt very ready to do these on myself. I am very happy with the results. They look so natural that it's hard to tell they are not mine, unless you look very closely.
Honestly, everyone should learn how to do their own hair. That way, you don't have to worry about fighting with the stylist about handling your hair with care. You control how your hair is handled, parted and styled. Even though, my edges are fine from the last Senegalese twists, I am even more confident about my edges this time around because I handled my hair delicately
These are completely protective as my ends are hidden. Also the technique I used is not going to have my hair matted together. I am currently editing the tutorial for these. Trust me, it is not anything that you have not seen on Youtube, but I hope it can be helpful to anyone interested.
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