It is no secret that I love mini twists. They are my go-to low manipulation/protective style (using my own hair), but I’ve taken the meaning of “mini” to the point of MICRO. I had the brilliant (insert sarcasm here) idea to do micro twists, since I hadn’t done them in over a year.
About an hour into this “adventure”I suddenly came to my senses, and remembered why I stopped doing them….they take a long time. I knew I was in for a “treat” when my husband walked in and said, “umm…yeah, those will take a while.” Well I’m not a quitter, so I kept on trucking…..I mean twisting.
I used Jane Carter’s Nourish and Shine which is a mix of butters and oils, to twist dry (clean), mostly stretched hair. I decided against using something that was water based because I didn’t want my “micros” shrinking too much.
I am tempted to count the twists….lol.
After 10.5 hours worth of twisting, also known as FOREVER, I was done. I breathed a heavy sigh of relief and stepped back to admire my work. I was pleased, and the style ideas immediately started flooding my brain. I’ll have plenty of time to try them all out, because I intend to keep these in for 4 weeks (3 minimum), and I do not plan on washing them. For one, they are more prone to tangling because they are so small, and I’m always tempted to “freshen up” twists after I wash them. I’d mostly like end up re-twisting my entire head….and that’s not happening.
I plan on using Witch Hazel and/or diluted Apple Cider Vinegar(AVC) on a Q-tip to keep my scalp clean. I don’t suffer from scalp issues so my scalp should be fine. I will be lightly misting my hair with water and sealing with either coconut oil or the Nourish & Shine, in an effort to minimize product buildup.
It’s been 5 days since I’ve had the twists in and I’m loving them. I opted for this simple updo for church today. I mostly wear them in some kind of pinned up style because it’s still very hot. So far, so good. 🙂
Do you wear mini/micro twists? What’s your favorite way to style them?
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