Twist Series: Washing & Matting
- How do you wash your hair when it's twisted?
After every wash, I airdry my twists in two big frenchbraids. This helps to minimize frizzing.
- Hi! Thank you so much for the twist series. I'm making a twist regimen of my own and it helps to see yours. I have a question-- When you say "twist for 3 weeks and 1-2 washes", do you mean 1-2 washes after the inital wash (the same day you twist your hair)? I want to avoid matting.
- weekly, i washed my hair in braids (10-15) and detangled every two weeks. most of the time it was fine, but sometimes i found that the base of the plait was matted. i could feel it -- straight + whatever that was + straight. how do you avoid matting at the base of your twists/plaits?
a) How I wash: The method of washing is more important than how often you wash. Avoid manipulating the roots much. I purposely use the shampoo that I use because it lifts the oils/dirt without me having to do much work. I don't massage the scalp haphazardly while washing. I kind of do a pinch method ... pinch the base of each twist with my thumb and index finger. I also focus on cleansing the visible scalp between sections. (Let me know if this makes sense; otherwise, I'll try to post a photo the next time.)
b) How often I wash: I keep washes to a minimum - about 1-2 washes during a twist session.
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