Mini Twist & Twist Out


Aloha my lovelies, I trust you’re enjoying the summer sun (which is such a rarity in England, we’re all more than a little bit stunned). I just love the fact that its not too hot, unfortunately it’s getting a bit rainy and windy :(. Does this mean the end of summer is near?Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been experimenting with protective styles, and I decided to show y’all my favourite ones so far, mini twists.

Back View
Back view

In all honesty, the twists really aren’t as ‘mini’ as we’ve come to expect mini twists to be. I had about 40-50 twists on my head and since my hair isn’t that dense, it only took 2.5 hours, a far cry from times of 1-2 days that I’ve heard for this style.

To actually the create the twists I didn’t do anything special. I just co-washed my hair using a cheapy ASDA conditioner to detangle, and my usual Elasta QP conditioner. After that I let my hair air dry for 4 hours (it was still wet at this time so there wasn’t even really a point waiting) and started parting my hair into rows. To each row I added a little bit of avocado oil and some of my new favourite product Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie. Then I twisted everything up.

Because of work, I’ve had to do conservative styles like keeping my hair up, and out of my face, but because of a three day weekend I let my hair down for the first time in a while. I took the twists out early because I didn’t like the way that I had done them this time around. I’ll probably rock the twist out for the rest of the week.

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I like my hair better up, but I still love this.
I like my hair better up, but I still love this.
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