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Mini Dry-Twists/ Kinky Twists Using Life Organics Hair Souffle

I was recently chatting with another naturalista about her hair. She had the cutest mini dry-twists/kinky twists (no weave). I asked her did she do them herself and her response was, “Oh, nooooo…I can’t do them on my own head. I don’t have the patience.” I replied, “Oh man, I do that to my hair all the time!”  Seriously, I do. It is the best way for me to give my hair and myself a break from styling (protective styling) and I am happy to say that my hair is in hibernation for the next three weeks! I absolutely love this style! They so versatile. I can pin them back, curl them or whatever. Nonetheless, it did take me an estimated 8 hours to do (with interruption). Here are some tips on achieving this style and a mini review on the product I used.

1. I wash and conditioned my hair. For added length, I stretched the hair with the blow dryer and comb attachment. I conditioned my hair with hair milk and applied oil spray before adding heat. I left the hair poofy and frizzy on the ends. I find that doing it this way adds to the “kinky twist” look. The “kinkyness” also helps to hold the twist together.
Disclaimer: I do not recommend constantly blowing out the hair to get more length because this causes breakage. Every once in a while is okay. I have to admit, I can be a bit of a “length junkie,” not acknowledging that my addiction to length could be counterproductive to me retaining the length that I desire. (Note: This blog is about transparency and being real.)


before

2. Starting at the nape of the neck, I make a part with my rattail comb all the way across about 1/4″ high. To save time, I don’t use a comb to make the individual twist. Separating with my fingers, I make the twist between 1/8″ to 1/4″ thick.

3. Of course, I’m curled up on the couch. I have a handheld mirror, only to check the width of hair in my hand before I twist each twist to make sure that I an being relatively consistent. (Note: Not all the twist are the same width. It doesn’t look bad because the difference is not extreme. Don’t obsess over perfection or you may go crazy. lol)

after

4. To twist, I placed a finger-full of LifeOrganics Hair Souffle from root to end and then proceeded to twist. I absolutely love this stuff. It’s loaded with shea butter and essential oils and smells good enough to eat! The consistency is stiff, (and not gloppy or jell)y which holds the hair together well without build up or hardness. It glides on smooth between your hair and your fingers which helps you to twist faster.

5. And, that’s basically it. You will want to pay attention to how you part the hair in the front so that your twists will fall where you want them. The hardest part is patiently twisting until the entire head is done (and not cheating by adding twists that are too big because you didn’t feel like parting that section into four pieces instead of just two…lol) Lastly, I’m careful about how I tie my hair at night so that all the twists lie flat and I’m not looking crazy in the morning with twists going every which way.

Tell us, have you done or plan to do this style?