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Old 01-05-2011, 04:13 PM   #1
 
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Default Those who do their own kinky twists- how do you separate the hair?

The first time I did a kinky twist style on myself, I used marley braid hair. Since it came in clumps/individual sections that were big, I combed out EVERY SINGLE ONE of them so they'd be smaller. Is there a way to get smaller sections without taking so much time (and wasting hair at that)?

I would go for the puffy screw hair, but they don't sell it in any stores around me. I also don't like to order stuff online because the prices are outrageous. So, what would you do if you wanted smaller kinky twists?
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Old 01-07-2011, 09:44 AM   #2
 
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Hey Indeed,

I just did my own kinky twists for the first time over the holidays, and I used marley braid hair as well. I separated most of the hair in half to make smaller twists. I just sort of twirled it in the opposite direction than it was going in, so that it was more of a flat shape rather than a round clump of hair and just pulled it gently apart from one end to the other. I did sometimes have to give it a firm tug at the end, resulting in a little lost hair, but nothing major.
Combing it out would be a LOT of work!

How did your twists come out? I really like mine, but it seems like a quite a few of them are slipping, and I've had to redo quite a few already, mostly around the edges. Have you had that problem at all?
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Old 01-07-2011, 02:51 PM   #3
 
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Your method sounds a lot simpler than the one I did when I first attempted this style. LOL. I started my twists last night, and after cutting the hair in half, it was way easier to separate. I'm going to try twirling the ends for the remainder of my hair. My twists aren't looking all that great right now, but it'll still be wearable. =\

As for the slipping, that's just something you're gonna have to practice on. Do you braid first and then twist, or do you twists from root to tip? Also, I try to hold the hair as close as I can to my scalp and have one finger holding it down while I start the braid. I do have some slipping issues, but nothing major. We'll find the secret someday. =)
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I'm not sure if anyone is still reading this, but I finished my twists yesterday and they look cute. =)
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I admire you ladies- I had mine done by a braider, and she combed the hair out when it came out of the package. she started with a braid before twisting, and I have had some slippage, but this is the start of week 7, so no worries! I would love to do my own, but I just dont think I have the strength!
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Old 01-10-2011, 10:36 AM   #6
 
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i cut mine in half and just use what i need. i don't do all that combing out. i really love these but the take-down was horrible for me.
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Your method sounds a lot simpler than the one I did when I first attempted this style. LOL. I started my twists last night, and after cutting the hair in half, it was way easier to separate. I'm going to try twirling the ends for the remainder of my hair. My twists aren't looking all that great right now, but it'll still be wearable. =\

As for the slipping, that's just something you're gonna have to practice on. Do you braid first and then twist, or do you twists from root to tip? Also, I try to hold the hair as close as I can to my scalp and have one finger holding it down while I start the braid. I do have some slipping issues, but nothing major. We'll find the secret someday. =)
I braided first then twisted. They are pretty tight to begin with, but start slipping so fast! Mainly around the edges where my curl pattern is the loosest. Could that be the reason? I was also spraying them with condish/water mix fairly regularly for moisture, maybe I made my hair too soft? I don't know! I've switched to an Aloe Vera Juice/Water mix anyway to avoid buildup.

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I'm not sure if anyone is still reading this, but I finished my twists yesterday and they look cute. =)
You should post a pic!

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I admire you ladies- I had mine done by a braider, and she combed the hair out when it came out of the package. she started with a braid before twisting, and I have had some slippage, but this is the start of week 7, so no worries! I would love to do my own, but I just dont think I have the strength!
It actually wasn't as bad as I thought. Just popped in a movie and got to work! I'm pretty impressed though, 7 weeks and just a little slippage. I haven't even had mine in for 2 weeks yet and I've already had to redo a hole bunch!
I was hopign to keep them in for 2 months, but I don't think that will be happening!
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Old 01-12-2011, 11:59 PM   #8
 
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I do this too. No combing out. I cut in half, then split the piece in half lengthwise and put the cut side to the non cut side on both sides, this way, I don't have a blunt side and the twists seal (taper towards the end)--and they don't unravel.

If I feel an individual clump is big, I just section a little of it off and use that section with another clump that might be too small
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I'm not sure if anyone is still reading this, but I finished my twists yesterday and they look cute. =)
post a picture!!!!!
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