Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Hair Diary || Oh Twists, How I've Missed Thee

It has been a long time - it has been months - since I've done a set of regular twists.  (My jumbo twists on flat ironed hair do not count for me.)  I must admit that the recent "Protective Style Lookbook" post initiated the twist nostalgia.

So on Friday evening, I spent a few hours twisting my hair after washing it the prior day.  I also dusted the ends of my twists to eliminate any split ends.  My aim is to keep this set in for about four weeks, but we will see.  Now for the twist shots (as well as a shrinkage shot):

Twisting on stretched hair.
Stretching twists to show length (just for this photo).
Twisting on stretched hair.
Finished twisting!
Hair after washing.  Shrinkage!
(Hair actually stretches past what is seen in this pic.)


Tomes Edition said...

Your shrinkage is crazy, but your twist came out fabulous!

Loo said...

Aww, Thank you!! :o)

Verona said...

Chopped off all my hair to try a more natural route and can't wait for my hair to get long enough to do twists again!

Loo said...

Congratulations and you'll be there soon enough! :o)

nappy headed black girl said...

Your hair looks delicious in twists. They're so juicy and luscious. (Why does this sound x-rated? lol)

Loo said...

ROFL!!! Thank you, girl! :o)

Soleyyoun said...

After you washed your hair...how did you stretch it before twisting. did you wait certain days before twisting?..You're shrinkage is crazy indeed.

tres belle

Loo said...

Hey Soleyyoun! I put my hair in about 8-10 big twists and let it air dry overnight. I wait anywhere from 10 to 24 hours before twisting. I don't like my hair to get too dry ... just a little damp. :o)

Nikkipooh said...

Wow, just wow! I came back to the site after a long vacation (not planned)! I don't think I have done a protective style in nearly a year and my hair with color added is paying for it! I did a lot of flat twist outs, but I can see the difference it has made in my hair. This spring and summer I will be taking better care of the hair!

Your shrinkage is crazy!

Loo said...

Welcome back, Nikkipooh! Glad to hear that your hair is bouncing back. :o)