2013 Protective Style 4: Chunky Twists

Woohoo! I’ve finally given in to putting Fro away for awhile until winter calms down and also as part of me continuing my ever-challenging hair growth journey. My personal schedule’s going through some changes at the moment and while I get used to some things, I thought it best to give Fro and myself a break. I just hope I don’t experience the usual 3 week itch I usually get when Fro’s in a long term protective style.

So I weighed the pros and cons and also factored in the price issue I was
thinking about and I struck it lucky when a friend of mine offered to
hook me up. Yay! And triple score!!

1. It saves me time in the mornings.
2. It didn’t cost a thing (except a sore back)
3. Although they’re chunky, they’re still a bit versatile so I shouldn’t get too bored with styles

The result:

I prepped the same way I usually do. Check out a more detailed explanation in my blog post: Winter Protective Styling 101

VERY happy with the result and sitting down for all those hours wasn’t as torturous as I had remembered, lol. And because I’m really happy with how I look with them, it should take me a bit longer to miss Fro, like 3 weeks and a day…




  1. Anonymous
    August 24, 2013 / 5:49 pm

    Your hair is beautiful! My hair is also in protective chunky twists I did myself. I thought I'm the only one that's got the three week itch…lol!


  2. Anonymous
    August 6, 2013 / 6:28 am

    Hey lovies!!
    around may this year my friend introduced this name to me 'my fro& I'
    She said,'twiny you always have passion for natural hair and African trends and looks, Google my fro & I'.

    Couple of weeks later I surely did, I was so in love with the 30 updos and I had to print them all and rock tem to my office.

    Yet, I felt it's not good enough without natural hair, though I own long relaxed hair which I did not retouch from 15-october last year for my birthday. I rock braids most of the times.
    From July I started chopping my hair slowly as to prun them and get back natural.
    time moved on but I felt like it's not enough and either fast, end of July I walked silently from home. I came back in low cut and everyone was on shock though few laughed. But I am proudly rocking my low-cut for two weeks now!! Thanks Aisha, you are so my inspiration!!
    and yes, last Sunday my close friend chopped hers too saying I motivated her, and so I welcomed her to my fro and I too.

    Cathy, Tanzania.

  3. lady G
    August 1, 2013 / 6:31 am

    Hi Aisha how can I get AfroBotanic product I want to go natural,I'm leaving Tanzania

  4. queen boitumelo
    July 16, 2013 / 10:40 pm

    U look great! Have a lot of fun with them!!

  5. July 15, 2013 / 9:29 pm

    Yah totally agree…..I had my first braids ever this year done by friend free too and I must say it saved me from combing.


  6. July 13, 2013 / 3:56 am

    Aisha I love your blog, I'm an afro lady myself and love reading about your hair journey. I Love my fro but my only problem is just the time it takes to maintain it. I'm considering cutting it at the moment cos my hairline is stuffed after putting in weave:-( (first time I experience this with my natural hair) but I'm gonna try and treat it first and c. Anywho big up!!!

  7. Anonymous
    July 10, 2013 / 1:04 pm

    I like your twists. What hair pice did you use/buy? I love them!!!

  8. July 10, 2013 / 7:57 am

    looking great. i washed my hair yesterday and now it shrinked it looks short

  9. Anonymous
    July 9, 2013 / 12:31 pm

    Your twists look lovely!

    I'm two weeks into my yarn twists and I've already gone crazy a few times with the burning desire to see and touch my own hair. I initially wanted to keep the twists in for one month, but I'll be OK if they last for three weeks. Nevertheless, I do appreciate how much time I save in the mornings.

  10. khona
    July 9, 2013 / 8:34 am

    I approve 😉

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