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Old 05-07-2009, 06:33 AM   #21
 
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for 3b and above hair- or just hair that takes for ever to dry, when trying to do this, is your hair wet in the morning? my hair takes FOREVER to dry... and going to sleep with it wet and in this hairstyle, i can see myself pulling out ringlets that look like this: http://mylittleponycollector.com/inf...n/ringlet1.jpg

i dont want to look like a my little pony . my hair has a lot of body and will stay in a position it has been left in for a while.
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Old 05-28-2009, 03:02 PM   #22
 
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So yeah, I stumbled on this post yesterday and was reading tightlycurly's website, and decided to give the twists a try. I figured I'd share with everyone. Here's how they came out...

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They didn't come out as curly as I would have liked, but I'm transitioning and have only about 2 1/2 inches of natural hair (the rest is relaxed). My roots curled nicely though. I also didn't rinse out my conditioner, just left it in there, & I love the shine & how it smells... It makes me happy...

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Old 05-28-2009, 05:01 PM   #23
 
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The twist-outs and Bantu knots look great in all the pictures! Continue to have fun with them!
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Old 05-28-2009, 11:11 PM   #24
 
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I got a chuckle out of that mom "discovering" bantu knots and she didn't realize it.

I've worn two strand twists, although I learned them as rope braids, and I learned bantu knots as vertical cinnamon buns, lol. I'm too lazy to do the parts for the knots though. I just take a section and do it.
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Old 05-28-2009, 11:31 PM   #25
 
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Hehehe you're not a thread maimer or killer Sasparilla. I was going to post something else but I didn't know if anyone was interested. Plus I kind of hijacked this thread. I think you should try some twists on wet hair. Yeah I suppose looser curls might not like to stay together but I'm sure you can find some hair ties that have fabric over them. Like you said, no rubber bands, especially if you plan on keeping them in for awhile. The second blogger seems like she sells her own line of hair bands called punky munkey but honestly you could probably find those in any hair store. Plus they look kind of kiddish.

Anywho make sure and post any results you get if you do decide to try some twists/twist outs or some bantus/ knot outs. Yeah bantus as style are definitely not for everyone but one day I will get the courage to wear them out.

I think this should become the official thread for anyone who wants to post their twist/braid/knot out photos.

Oh yeah I kinda scratched my head whenever she was trying to talk about some waves being ringlets.
Yay! I knew I was innocent! And I'll so totally be trying this out once I'm home for summer - it will come right after the Great Tiny Hairbands Search of 2009. I also agree that everyone should try twists/bantu knots and post their results, because this is a fun thread.
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Old 05-29-2009, 07:38 PM   #26
 
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Thank you SO much for posting that! I Irish stepdance, and I have been looking for an easy, heat-free way to tighter, more uniform curls for competition. I think that might work!!!
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Old 08-11-2009, 08:44 AM   #27
 
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Bumpity. There have been questions about bantu knots on looser curlies.
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Old 08-11-2009, 10:14 AM   #28
 
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How neat! I never thought about bantu knots on such looser textures. The knot out turns out really nice.

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Old 08-11-2009, 10:59 AM   #29
 
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Wow I love all these new styles to try! I've tried the double strand twists before but can't remember how it looked. Gonna def try again.
And I will def try the bantu knots too! Can't wait!
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This thread is SOOOO old but I hope someone can contribute some advice for me:

How do you maintain your 3b twistout?

--do you retwist at night or just put on a silk scarf/bonnet?

--what do you do upon awakening? Do you refresh with anything, or reapply any product?

I was googling this topic because I did a braidout last night, and this thread came up. I'd like to try something different so i won't always have to leave the house with a wet head on these cold mornings.

I did 4 braids last night and sat under my bonnet dryer until they were mostly dry. It looks "okay" I guess.

Anyway, thanks in advance.
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Old 12-08-2012, 01:30 PM   #31
 
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This thread is SOOOO old but I hope someone can contribute some advice for me:

How do you maintain your 3b twistout?

--do you retwist at night or just put on a silk scarf/bonnet?

--what do you do upon awakening? Do you refresh with anything, or reapply any product?

I was googling this topic because I did a braidout last night, and this thread came up. I'd like to try something different so i won't always have to leave the house with a wet head on these cold mornings.

I did 4 braids last night and sat under my bonnet dryer until they were mostly dry. It looks "okay" I guess.

Anyway, thanks in advance.
Believe me with twistouts "mostly" dry and "completely" dry makes a dramatic difference. I'm lp do I usually do some time under a hooded dryer then go to go bed. Without dryer my hair would likely take two days to finish drying.
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Old 12-08-2012, 08:47 PM   #32
 
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I got a chuckle out of that mom "discovering" bantu knots and she didn't realize it.

I've worn two strand twists, although I learned them as rope braids, and I learned bantu knots as vertical cinnamon buns, lol. I'm too lazy to do the parts for the knots though. I just take a section and do it.
Same. There's a lot of different terminology floating around. Sometimes I sleep in french rope braids (on 2nd day hair) and I end up with a "twisted" effect.
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I tried bantu knots a long time ago but I really didn't like the result. My hair just ended up really curly and a little wonky. I also have never been able to wait as long as my hair needs to dry. Does anyone have one of these blow up dryers from sally's?
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I would be interested in trying twists sometime when I have a lot of time. The main reason why I think they may be hard to do on type 3 hair is that they don't seal well at the ends, so they end up unravelling. At least for me.
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Old 12-09-2012, 12:15 AM   #33
 
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My hair is mostly high-porosity so it doesn't take as long to dry. The nape area was still very slighty damp after a very long time under the dryer so I just went to bed with them that way.


Re: my previous 2 questions--

--do you retwist at night or just put on a silk scarf/bonnet?

-- on subsequent days, do you refresh with anything, or reapply any product?



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My hair is mostly high-porosity so it doesn't take as long to dry. The nape area was still very slighty damp after a very long time under the dryer so I just went to bed with them that way.


Re: my previous 2 questions--

--do you retwist at night or just put on a silk scarf/bonnet?

-- on subsequent days, do you refresh with anything, or reapply any product?



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Up to you if you retwist. I usually do because I like to seal my ends every night and twists makes it easier but I have also done pineapples. I don't use scarf on freshly washed because I usually go to bed with my hair damp and a scarf slows down drying for my lp hair. But lots of ladies use scarf. I may use it second day. Otherwise a satin pillowcase. I refresh my hair at night with a moisturizing spray. I have a conditioner water and sometimes glycerine mix I make. I can only go at most three days before I have to wash my hair again.
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Does anyone know what twists would do on thin/fine hair? Maybe I'll try it sometime. My hair is still pretty short (and slippery), but it has always held a style well. Have any 3A's tried it?
I imagine you could do them if your hair holds a curl well because twists are kind of like using a curling iron to give you a different curl pattern (but without the heat damage) but curly hair usually holds other curly styles well anyway. I can't give you an exact prediction on 3a hair but twists always give a round curly O corkscrew look just like braids give a wavy appearance. I don't know how to explain it, Like this:
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I've always wondered if they did Shirley's hair in twists for that look. They probably just used a curling iron. And of course the bigger you make the twists the fatter the curls will be. And if it ends up looking too "perfect" you can always break apart the curls a little and frizz them up. Other than that twists out give some people more volume and other people less volume. On 3a hair it would give you more of a springy curl pattern, I imagine.

And for those you don't already check out Curly Nikki | Natural Hair Styles and Natural Hair Care she has a cool version of twists call the twist 'n curl. She twists and then sets the end on rollers. This gives the ends (which might turn out kind of straight) more curliness. Lots of people love it. Here's a video step by step tutorial:
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I wish my twist outs looked like this! They always go into a really loose wave.
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