Sunday, December 15, 2013

Hair Diary || Mini Twist Takedown AND Future Style

(Summer 2013) Loose twists on straightened hair.
After a little more than three weeks in mini twists (see previous post), I spent almost a week in the resulting twist-out before commencing to finger detangle.  I have to say that this is the EASIEST mini twist experience I have ever had, and I can only speculate why.
  • For one, I only kept them in for three weeks and a few days.  In the past, I would wear them from 4-6 weeks.
  • For two, I was big on deep protein conditioning (Aphogee 2-Minute) and lubricating my hair while in the twists.  In the past, I would just use my rinse-out conditioner and not as much lubricating.
  • For three, I did slightly "stronger" twists (read this post to see what I mean) AND twisted (loosely though) all the way down to my ends.  In the past, my mini twists have been weaker and not twisted all the way down to the ends.
So I think those few things made my wear of mini twists easier this time.  The take-down (for a twist-out) was not bad at all and barely took a couple of hours.  The finger detangling did take time (I spread it across three days while catching up on "Dracula" and "Scandal") but was not all that difficult.  (I remember wearing mini twists for 6 weeks one time and having the most PAINFUL takedown AND finger detangling session ever ... so much so that I wanted to give up and just cut all my hair off.  I almost cried y'all.  However, that was not my experience this time.)  I soaked my hair in a mixture of coconut oil, olive oil, and shea butter beforehand.  I also took my sweet time so as to not rip through my hair.

I plan to wear my hair in plaits for a couple of days before washing and re-twisting.  I think I want to do loose twists on flat-ironed hair (again) for my next set.

'Til next time (and with more pics).


KLP @ SavingOurStrands said...

Woot for easy painless take downs! I can't remember the last time that I did twists on my hair. They just take forever to install.

KLP | SavingOurStrands

Loo said...

Watching tv/movies makes the install go by faster. :o)

nappy headed black girl said...

Bless you, child, 'cause those were some tiny behind twists lol

In hindsight, I wish I'd moisturized my hair more often in twists. I always had a lot of breakage during the takedown and I'm sure dryness contributed to that.

Unknown said...

Didn't realise mini twists could be easy to take down, I always imagined they would be a nightmare tbh.
Just discovered your blog and thought I'd say hello :)

Mixed Hair

Mixed Hair

Loo said...

Lol, Thanks, girl. Yep, dryness equals no bueno. :o)

Loo said...

Thanks and Hello! :o)