Monday, April 21, 2014

Short lightweight Kinky Twists for the active Naturalista|Maintenance|Video Tutorials

So initially, I was going to wear my kinky twists, pictured below
for only a month but decided to keep them for another three weeks. If you follow me on Instagram, then you would know that I am very active ( just ran a half-marathon after training for three  months).
Being active is a lifestyle for me and that makes it hard to keep high maintenance styles. These kinky twists are the best for an athlete. Besides being low maintenance,with Kinky Twists, it is easy to just spray my scalp with diluted Apple Cider vinegar, to get it cleansed, without worrying about getting my style frizzy.



Since it is hard to get moisture into the natural hair when it is in extensions, I use my huetiful steamer once a week  to get moisture into my natural hair. 

My hair benefits from the steamer since it has low Porosity ( takes time for moisture to get into my hair). The heat from the steamer opens up my cuticles readily for moisture to get in quicker than naturally. I also alternate between moisture and protein conditioners every week. I apply a mix of aloe Vera juice, Shea moisture detangler and Shea moisture reconstructive elixir in one week, and a mix of aloe Vera juice, Nubian heritage Indian hemp and Tamanu anti-breakage mask the following week. This switch keeps my protein/ moisture balance maintained. Fine hair seriously thrives on that balance.

Besides getting moisture into my hair, I have made sure my edges did not get neglected. The hair around the edges and front area was re- twisted after three weeks. 
EDGES AND FRONT AREA RE-DONE.THE ENDS LOOK STRAIGHT DUE TO HEAT FROM THE STEAMER

This is very necessary to avoid breakage especially for those of us with fine hair.
The build up around the base aggressively get the hair meshed together.


If the hair is left like that for more than three weeks, one is asking for some serious detangling issues that will definitely lead to breakage on fine natural hair. 

This is why I am a believer of DIY so you can rebraid or re twist your hair when you want to. You don't have to force yourself to keep hairstyles that you paid hundreds of dollars for, for a longer period of time, for the worth of the price. Save your money and hair!!!

I have embedded videos below for those interested in seeing how I attach extensions to my hair.
The twists in this video were done with braids at the roots.

The twists in this video were done twisting from the roots. This one looks more natural but involves more manipulation at the roost. You will have to be gentle and not twist tightly.

Although my hair does not grow as fast as I would like it to, I swear by these kind of protective styles for length retention.

2 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for all your advice regarding the treatment of fine natural hair. I will be applying a lot of your tips to my regimen.

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    1. No problem Milah,.Thanks or stopping by:)

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