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Old 07-11-2011, 06:12 PM   #1
 
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Hey ladies!
How do you all keep your hair moisturized while it is twisted?
I generally just douse it in olive oil and cover with a conditioning cap while I'm in the shower...but that doesn't work for very long.
Also, how often do you trim your ends?
And does any one else have the problem of hair being thicker at the roots than the ends? What is that all about and how do I fix it?
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I know there are a few threads on this so if you haven't you should do a search as well as getting advice here. Anyway I had mine in for three weeks and they were sooooooo easy to take out because I kept the moisture on point. Anyway I would just hit them with a homemade spritz of water, aloe gel, glycerin and a few oils. After lightly spritzing them I seal with an oil or burnt sugar pomade. My twist were lovely.
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I know there are a few threads on this so if you haven't you should do a search as well as getting advice here. Anyway I had mine in for three weeks and they were sooooooo easy to take out because I kept the moisture on point. Anyway I would just hit them with a homemade spritz of water, aloe gel, glycerin and a few oils. After lightly spritzing them I seal with an oil or burnt sugar pomade. My twist were lovely.
So do you have to seal your ends everytime you moisturize and is it only the ends of your hair or the whole hair?
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Old 07-11-2011, 06:45 PM   #4
 
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I just do my how head. I don't use a lot of oil though. Also depending on how my hair feels I might do it everyday or every other day.
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Hey ladies!
How do you all keep your hair moisturized while it is twisted?
I use a moisturizing spritz once a day in the winter; in the summer twice a week. I spritz after showering. The spritz I use is: Taliah Waajid Protective Mist Bodifier

Also, how often do you trim your ends?
I trim twice a year.

And does any one else have the problem of hair being thicker at the roots than the ends? What is that all about and how do I fix it?
The answer to your last question could be:

1. Older part of the hair
2. Using heat on the hair
3. Manipulating the hair too much
4. Etc...

I generally keep my ends tucked in even though they are in twists, such as a twist bun or roll. HTH
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Old 07-11-2011, 10:21 PM   #6
 
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one: it should be moisturized BEFORE twisting. so if you're using a deep conditioner and products to twist that don't moisturize your hair sufficiently, you need to switch.

two: the most i may do after is massage a little oil (a blend of my own) down the length of my hair.

three: the ends are the oldest parts of your hair and more susceptible to wear, tear and breakage and will be thinner than the roots of your hair. this is normal.
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one: it should be moisturized BEFORE twisting. so if you're using a deep conditioner and products to twist that don't moisturize your hair sufficiently, you need to switch.

two: the most i may do after is massage a little oil (a blend of my own) down the length of my hair.

three: the ends are the oldest parts of your hair and more susceptible to wear, tear and breakage and will be thinner than the roots of your hair. this is normal.
Yep. IME, if my hair isn't moisturized well enough when I put the twists in, it's harder to get and keep the moisture in my hair when it is twisted. If everything is good from the jump, then maintenance is easy peasy. I spritz with water or if I wanna be fancy I'll use rosewater. I apply my moisturizer to my twists daily. Then I'll seal with an oil or some pomade.
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Old 07-12-2011, 01:51 PM   #8
 
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I've been wearing pinned up twists lately...which I feel were sufficiently moisturized before putting the twists in.

Twice a day I've been spraying the pinned up twists (not taking them down out of laziness) with plain water, then spraying with Shea Moisture Shine and Hold mist, then spraying with an oil.... either an Oil Sheen (don't laugh) or Proclaim Natural 7 Oil (argan). I just ordered Uncle Funky's Daughter Glossy to use as my 'oil sealer spray' for my twists, from Hairizon using coupon code SAVE20 for a total of $19, free shipping.

After I do my water and Shea Moisture spray, then oil spray, I cover with silk or satin scarves to 'hold it all in'... seems to be working GREAT so far.
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Old 07-12-2011, 07:56 PM   #9
 
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I second Rose Water! I do braid outs, a spritz of rosewater & a little coconut oil go a long way
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The water and oil mixture is what I used to use until I finally tried Kimmaytube's leave-in and my hair has never felt better!...it is so smooooooth it's ridiculous. I just substituted the castor oil with grapeseed oil...my hair loves that oil.

I recently just retwisted my whole head and trimmed each twist and it came out beautifully. I trim only when my ends look ragged and dry and no longer curl up.

As far as thin ends, I had this problem until I cut them off. Constant presses thinned/permenantly straightened mine.
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Old 07-13-2011, 07:22 AM   #11
 
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I agree with everyone who said you have to ensure your hair is sufficiently conditioned/moisturised before putting the twists in. To keep the moisture during the week, before I get in the shower I give them a light spritz of Oyin J&B and apply a little Oyin Hair Dew, especially to the twists on the front and temples where my hair is much more brittle. When I get out of the shower I lightly seal the ends with castor oil
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