Kinky Twist Takedown


Hi loverly peoples!!!! I know it’s been a while, but I had a lot of work to do in my last few weeks of christmas term in Uni so I didn’t have much time to post. The posts will be coming along a lot more frequently in these holidays, you may even get to see a post from my ever elusive little sister (yay?).

So after about 7 weeks of having my kinky twists, I finally took them out. Now, don’t get me wrong, I loved them to pieces but I just am not a big fan of twists and braids in my hair for extended periods of time. I wouldn’t mind only having them in for 4 weeks, but that’s really not getting my money’s worth and I didn’t even have time to take them out in that period. My main fear was about the build up, everyone knows that no matter how many times you wash your hair in the braids, there is gonna be some build up in your hair, which is okay. But, the longer you leave your hair in twists or braids, the bigger and more stubborn the build up will be. I was going to take them out after six weeks but I had a show I was hosting, so I didn’t want to take any chances. For the show I did one of the styles from my style challenge on day 3:

Me Hosting!!
Me Hosting!!

The event was really good, and all the performers were so inspiring, it was awesome. Anyways after that was done, the very next night, I scrambled to get my hair undone, but only managed to remove two before I realised that I had started waaayyy too late and that it was already midnight. So I ended up undoing it on Sunday night/Monday morning instead. This was the last hairstyle I did with the twists:

Looks like style challenge day 2?
Looks like style challenge day 2?

I started taking down the twists and they took a lot longer than I had planned, I think they took 8 hours altogether but I did really take my time with them. After unravelling each twists, I gently pulled them apart to loosen the build up and removed as much of it as I could. After that, I detangled the small section of hair and rubbed grapeseed oil over it. I rubbed oil so that the hairs wouldn’t rub against each other and get tangled up again, and grapeseed oil is my new favourite kind.  After unravelling three or four twists I re-twisted them to keep them neat. When I had finished taking down all the twists, I went to sleep, cos it was about 3am. The next morning, I put on my deep conditioner  and then covered my hair with a shower cap for heat retention. The deep conditioner I use is from the Curls line, Curl Ecstasy Hair Tea Deep Conditioner, which I will do a review on in the coming days. I left the deep conditioner on for about 5 hours and even went to uni with the stuff in my hair. I had to tie a scarf over the shower cap so that no-one would see haha:

From twisted...to the DC....
From twisted…to the DC….

After the DC I shampooed with Elasta QP (sulphate free) moisturizing shampoo, and then detangled and conditioned with Tresemme Naturals conditioner:

....to my hair with no product on it!
….to my hair with no product on it!

Looks better in the back than the front hahahaha….After that added a bit of Hawaiian silky leave in and sealed the ends with grapeseed oil again. I put them in little twists and then twisted those into bantu knots:

My little twisted bantu knots
My little twisted bantu knots

Unfortunately I don’t  have a picture of the finished product, but it was a chunky undefined (and a little frizzy) twist out, because I had to take them out before they were dry. But the hair was soft and so smooth, so I don’t mind….but either way, I have my hair back again. Yay!!

Simi

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