|During my 2nd year natural: Co-washed micro twists after airdrying (left) and micro twists pinned into a style (right).|
Duration of wear: 2 weeks max if your hair locs easily
Hair type: ideal for the tightly curled to the kinky (like me)
How to (recommended): Do on damp hair to achieve volume. Do on mostly dry, stretched hair for length. Apply a butter and/or gel on the ends for a natural curl or coil. "Grab and go" as you twist. There is no need to make neat parts for this particular style.
Amp it up a notch: I call this the "wet-n-go" twist set. Wet your twists every 2-3 days. Apply a light conditioner first, then let the water run through the strands without manipulating the hair. Afterwards, spritz with a water-oil based moisturizer or a leave-in conditioner. Your natural coils or curls will come to life and your hair will be more voluminous. (The micro twists help kinkier strands to "clump" together and form coils on the ends.) That's it! Add a headband, pin to one side, or put on cute earrings to accessorize.
If you're prone to single-strand knots: After wetting, apply perm rods, band, or cornrow the twists until dry. Unravel for a stretched but curly look.
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