Protective Style 2: My First Twists!

As usual, I’m sooooo excited!! For months, no over a year I’ve tried and tried in vain to twist my hair. Every time I’d followed the YouTube videos and blogger instructions to a tee but at the end, those two strands of hair that are supposed to hug tightly to each other would just…well not hug. Every time. Until last week Friday, I was playing around with my hair while it was dry and what d’ya know, my hair was actually twisting and staying put! All this time, I had been trying it on my wet hair, with a bit of gel and butter. Little did I know that if I did it without those things, it would actually stay twisted! I’ve been desperate to twist my hair because so many other naturals swear by it for a DIY protective style and therefore great at helping length retention too. I know that this week’s going to be a hectic one for me, work wise with late nights etc. so I decided it’s the perfect time to put them in so I wouldn’t neglect my hair and risk it breaking. I’m hoping they’ll last me this week.

So, here I am:

 

I co-washed yesterday morning (details of my updated wash day routine coming soon) and did these throughout the day. In total, I’d estimate it took me about 4 hours, if not less to do my whole head. It was pretty straight forward and kept my hair in the sections I’d braided it in. I undid a section, twisted it then moved on to the next. That way it didn’t feel like a massive task.By the end of it I felt kinda naked, lol. I’m so used to my hair being this big thick mass that when in twists, it feels much less so. I wasn’t quite sure how I’d style it today but I made a plan. I gathered the hair and did a quick (and short) braid and tucked it in at the back. I used pins to secure it and the shorter twists from the front section.
 
Not too bad huh? And to think I almost crossed it off of my list. Yay me!

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6 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    August 26, 2013 / 2:14 pm

    hi how do i use the ORS lock and twist gel on my TWA

  2. June 7, 2013 / 4:17 am

    Ive started noticing that my twists tend to unravel these days, especially when I do them on dry hair. But I still prefer dry twits over wet twists. congrats on finally being able to achieve the style!

  3. February 14, 2013 / 9:36 am

    Congratulations on your first successful protective twists. I discovered your blog late last year and i love it, your style and how real you are (the Dr. Miracle rant…lol). I'm from Kenya and today is my n1 year Afroversary (HIP! HIP! HURRAY!! Thank you for sharing your hair journey with all of us and especially your style (you should put up more pics of your outfits) coz you really inspire me

    • February 16, 2013 / 7:35 pm

      Hi Deedee, your comment really made me smile 😀 Congratulations for reaching your first afroversary! (LOVE that btw, gonna be using it from now on ;))Thank you for your support and showing love x

  4. Anonymous
    February 13, 2013 / 4:21 am

    Video please 🙂

    • February 16, 2013 / 7:33 pm

      Lol, noted 😉

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