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Old 02-14-2013, 04:19 PM   #1
 
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Default Twists help hair grow.

My friend always has her hair in twists ans her hair has grown a lot. I was just wondering if twists actually do help hair grow or not. I have been doing my hair for 2 months so far back and forth from cornrows to mini twists. I have seen some growth in the back. I want to hear if this is true from you guys. Thanks in advance
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Old 02-14-2013, 05:29 PM   #2
 
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It's not the twists that aid growth, it's the low manipulation. Many find that by keeping their hair in two strand twists helps retain moisture and is easy on the hair and prevents breakage. The combination of those things helps retain length.

However, many find that the process of putting the twists in equates to more manipulation, so they opt for wash and goes. For me personally, I've found either style my hair will grow provided I keep moisturized, I'm gentle, and I'm not constantly in it. Try either and see what works best for you!
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Old 02-14-2013, 06:04 PM   #3
 
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^^ what she said. its not actually twists making the hair grow, its the fact that you arent touching your hair and the ends are protected.

all hair grows, usually about 1/4 a inch every month. but on some people this monthly growth isnt apparent. why? because of breakage, their ends break off just as fast as their roots grow, so the hair strand stays the same length. this breakage usually comes from just everyday stuff like combing and brushing. so how do you stop it?
protective styling! braids, pin-up do's, and of course twists fall into this category. when these styles are in, you dont need to handle your hair daily, or even weekly so no breakage. the longer you can keep a protective style in, the more new growth you get to hold on to, like if you can keep your plaits in for a whole month you keep that month's forth of a inch.

of course for this to work you have to keep your hair well moisturised the whole time, because dry hair = easily broken hair

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Old 02-15-2013, 01:24 PM   #4
 
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It's not the twists that aid growth, it's the low manipulation. Many find that by keeping their hair in two strand twists helps retain moisture and is easy on the hair and prevents breakage. The combination of those things helps retain length.

However, many find that the process of putting the twists in equates to more manipulation, so they opt for wash and goes. For me personally, I've found either style my hair will grow provided I keep moisturized, I'm gentle, and I'm not constantly in it. Try either and see what works best for you!
I understand that it is not the twists themselves but how keeping your hair in twists aids growth. Thank you for your reply though.
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:48 AM   #5
 
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I wear my hair in twists all summer long and I have seen significant retention due to low manipulation. I have had trouble with breakage when I made the twists too small and had tangles when removing them ( I also got frustrated and did not handle my hair as gently as I should have) also I can't wash my hair in twists or they get meshed together and I lose a lot of hair trying to take that **** out.
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I wear my hair in twists all summer long and I have seen significant retention due to low manipulation. I have had trouble with breakage when I made the twists too small and had tangles when removing them ( I also got frustrated and did not handle my hair as gently as I should have) also I can't wash my hair in twists or they get meshed together and I lose a lot of hair trying to take that **** out.
Ha! I understand what you mean. I do my hair in twists that are really small right after i wash my hair. i love it when i keep it that style, but i there is a point where you ahem to take them out. That is when sh*t gets ugly, REAAL ugly.
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