Friday, April 19, 2013

Medium-Sized Twists on a clean slate

Once upon a time, I could only install mini twists for a full look. My hair has gotten thicker and I no longer  have to subject my hair to destruction by mini twists.
Since I had not used Henna on my hair for about 6 months, I decided to do the treatment this past weekend. I really love the results. It's like my hair was longing for it.. but before the henna, I used Bentonite clay to clarify my hair. I mixed the Bentonite clay with Apple Cider Vinegar. If you have never done this treatment, you should give it a try. The ACV adjusts the pH of the clay, since Bentonite clay is known to have a high pH.


My hair appeared completely clean and was full. All the products that were weighing my hair down seem like they were successfully removed by the Bentonite Clay.

So I installed a new set of twists, however I made them bigger this time around. I also added a few flat twists on the right side. I am just glad that my twists do not have to be "mini-destructive" anymore,
mini twists (Oct 2011)and a whole lot of single strand knots
as my hair is thick enough to make medium-sized twists.

Maintenance: 
Okay, so I DO NOT wash twists anymore. I just don't wash my hair until the twists are out. This works for me:). I also do not use water  or water-based sprays as those kind of products frizz up my twists and also get my hair tangled.. Instead, I use a water-based hair milk (Shea moisture Yucca and Aloe Growth Milk).
I also keep my twists stretched by roller-setting them with magnetic rollers

I am not sure if these twists will keep for two weeks as they are not small. But I will try to keep them for about 10 days, hopefully.




9 comments:

  1. your hair looks great! it also has a very nice shine. Thanks for sharing your pics. Take care and have a fabulous weekend!

    Zainab1
    AuNaturale007.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Zainab and have a fabulous weekend too!!

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  2. I really like the look of your medium sized twists. They are beautiful!

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    1. Thanks JZ..
      I love them too and am thankful that my hair could be twisted in that size.

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    2. I meant JW..JazzWife.. what was I thinking? LOL

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  3. Your hair looks great! You've come so far! Your hair is the same texture as mine. Very light. But yours has so much body now! You can't call it light anymore o, lol. Mine looks like your 'beginner' pics, lol. I can't believe it's the same hair but for the pictures. You're an inspiration.

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    1. Thank you sis...I have to say that finger detangling has helped a lot.

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  4. Wow such progress! Meanwhile I have pored through your videos trying to see what you now use for your twists and I couldn't tell: the OBIA products or the shea moisture products???? Can you tell me what you do to the twists from scratch? as per do you twist washed damp hair or you let it dry and stretch first...then what products do you apply? thanks!!! sorry for all the questions

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    1. Hi MPB,

      I have always used Shea Moisture products. I just recently started using OBIA products after the company sent their products to me for review. I still use my Shea moisture yucca and aloe growth milk, which my hair cannot do without. I have seen improvement in my hair since I have been using that growth milk. It has a light protein in it, which fine hair needs. I also exclusively finger-detangle. I have not used any combs in my hair for more than a year. I will attribute the thickness I have gained in my hair to those things.

      As far as my twists go, I twist on clean hair. My hair is usually in about 8 fat twists, after cleansing and conditioning. It is usually about 90 % dry when I start twisting. I have used the same Shea moisture growth milk, OBIA moisture cream and "As I am" Twist Defining Cream. They all worked well on my hair.

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