Mini Natural Two-Strand Twist

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So I saw Naptural 85 how to maintain mini twists for four weeks (thanks for the suggestion ncer, sorry can't think of your name). My question is have any of you done NATURAL mini twists and if so how did you guys do them (wet hair/dry hair? Products?). I know when I do my regular size twists the issue I have is distinguishing a curl from a twist. Also when it is time to take them out keeping them from tangling. Oh and can you still DC and shampoo weekly when using just your own hair or will they unravel
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BC: December 19, 2009
Products: Whatever works!
I frequently wear mini twists but this time I'm gonna let them loc. But if I didn't want them to loc or get tangled when I want to take them out I would first load my hair with VO5 conditioner, or any other I have, put coconut oil on top and then untwist and then detangle with my detangler comb.
I typically do them on damp hair and I use a moisturizer on top of hair that has been conditioned and has a leave-in under it. Then I use a little bit of gel on each twist. But sometimes I get lazy and I just twist without gel. It all ends up looking the same anyway because I like to wet my hair often. Depending on your hair texture, some unraveling just happens. If you want to limit that then I wouldn't wet it everyday like I do. I have very coily hair and my twists don't like to stay together. I just twist them up or leave them alone when they do because it doesn't really bother me, and its not like every twist unravels.
I shampoo and DC and pre poo. I have to clean my scalp every 2-3 days so mini twists enable me to do so with much more ease than wearing it loose. I do pretty much everything I would do on loose hair with my twists. But I prefer my hair in twists because its just easier and I don't have to detangle or really worry about styling. I just wet it, put a leave in then a butter and seal with an oil. Simple to me. If you want it to last 4 weeks and still look relatively neat, I suggest that you limit the amount of times you wet your hair because it will get fuzzy. But if you don't mind that then don't worry about it. Umm, oh and anticipate some unraveling, especially if you plan on wetting or using conditioner.
I wear twists all the time and have been as a protective style for the last two months. I don't do them too small, but they are smaller than what I normally do. I want to do them smaller. I don't leave them in for four weeks total and just not do anything to them. I usually do a conditioner wash on Sundays with the twists in and spend the entire day retwisting them so they will look nice. Although it's time consuming, my hair is growing and is moisturized and this is working for me. After I conditioner wash I have to retwist them or else my hair will mat or loc up. Last month was my first month washing and conditioner washing with the twists in and it was soooo much easier. I was skeptical because I never done it before. Several of my twists unraveled in the back but the rest were fine and still twisted. This was a hell of a lot easier than washing my hair with it all untwisted and tangled. I prefer to do it this way from now on. It was less hair at the bottom of the shower, I didn't need to use a comb to detangle and rake through my hair or have a wad of hair in the comb. By having the twists in for so long, I do have the shed hair but I take care of this when I retwist. When I retwisted each twist, before I put on product (Jane Carter Nourish and Shine) I used a comb to smooth and detangle each twist. It was still a lesser amount of hair when I finished my whole head than if I had washed my hair untwisted. (hope this makes sense).

To answer your question, I do them on wet hair. Before I started washing my hair with the twists in, I'd always blow dry my hair and then twist just to show length. Doing too much! Plus, it was making my scalp dry with dandruff. Now I twist them wet and when they are finished, I band them all together and in a few hours they have been stretched out. No need for the blow dryer anymore. The longer pieces of hair in the back start to unravel alittle bit and starts to look like a long curl. Especially if I wear my hair in a bun or something. It bugs me so I will wet it a little and put some aloe vera gel on it and it'll curl around itself and be good for a few more days.



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Last edited by shellzfoshizzle03; 06-23-2010 at 09:51 AM.
Thanks guys. I did some smaller twists and it look great. Yeah the back of my head likes to unravel faster I used Taliah Waajid's loc it up (old version?) but I won't use it to often because some of the tings in it
Last relaxer: Nov. 24, 2008
BC: December 19, 2009
Products: Whatever works!
I currently have mini twists. I'm planning on keeping them in for 4 weeks.
Wash plan, I'll band my twists before washing my scalp with my homemade herbal cleanser and I'll do the same when co-washing.
I keep the fly-aways down by getting some gel on my hair then tying a scarf over it and sleeping with it like that. It really works!

Hope this last for 4 weeks. Wish me luck!
Things I use: Olive Oil, Canola oil, rosemary oil, aloe vera gel, shea butter, mayonnaise, eggs, milk, bananas

Everything I use is 100% natural. I make most of them myself because then I'm sure what's in it and I'm sure nothing's added, it's pure, it's natural.

Things I avoid: Mineral oil (codename: Baby oil), heat (I'm a total, no hair driers, no straighteners, no curling irons, no flat irons, no hot combs...nada), sodium chloride

Growing plan: At least 6 inches longer in a year.
I currently have mini twists. I'm planning on keeping them in for 4 weeks.
Wash plan, I'll band my twists before washing my scalp with my homemade herbal cleanser and I'll do the same when co-washing.
I keep the fly-aways down by getting some gel on my hair then tying a scarf over it and sleeping with it like that. It really works!

Hope this last for 4 weeks. Wish me luck!
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I just did mini twists (although I complain about putting them in, I still love them). I do my twists on blow- dried hair (medium heat), shea butter, and Miss Jessie's curly meringue (on ends only). I keep them in for 4 weeks and do not wet or wash my hair.




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I've done mini twists a few times. I always like to do them on slightly damp hair. Wet hair can cause some frizz, and also causes hella shrinkage (if you don't like that), and dry hair is not as easy to manipulate.

I just moisturize with any of my favorite water-based products, and seal with an oil, then a butter, before twisting. I might also use a bit of gel for hold and to keep the frizzies away.

You can still wash and DC with the twists. Sure, they are going to unravel a little bit, and that is to be expected. I think it also depends on your texture. If you have finer strands or a looser texture, they might unravel more easily.


Here were my most recent mini twists: Mini Twists With Cornrows

Washing my mini twists: Washing My Mini Twists

Taking out my mini twists: Taking Out My Mini Twists

Detangling the coils from the mini twists: Detangling My Unraveled Mini Twists


Hope that helps!
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