EEEK! After recently seeing beautiful “Mini” styles from Mainly Braids, Gurly and Curly and Tweeny Hair, I decided to take advantage of the long weekend to do mini twists on BBH. These are the smallest twists I’ve done yet and WHEW!! These they came for me lawd. I mean my watch broke, had a case of “Twist Wrist”, ALL DAT! But, it was all well worth it. First, I have to give it up to my baby who was a CHAMP (Mommy loves you!!). Let’s get to this style shall we?
1st we pre-pooed with a mixture of Beautiful Curls (BC) Deep Conditioning Treatment, Shea Butter & Coconut Hydrating Curl Oil and Hollywood Beauty’s Tea Tree Oil, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and a slight dab of Kinky Curly‘s Knot Today. Yup, I was shooting for some serious moisture no doubt. I separated her hair into large sections, finger detangled, applied and braided each section, then it was nighty night time. The next day, I realized I was running REALLY low on my Kinky Curly Come Clean Shampoo, so opted to use our CARA B Naturally Shampoo and Body Wash (which has become our bodywash staple). I used Kinky Curly’s Knot Today as my Leave’In Conditioner.
In a dividing tray with separate 3 sections I put the BC Hydrating Curl Oil mix w/a dab of Tea Tree Oil (Charlotte of Charlotte’s Avenue sings the praises of Tea Tree Oil), Beautiful Curls Curl Activating Creme and Kinky Curly’s Tiny Twirls Styler. I apply the product in that order to her wet conditioned hair. 1) a dab of oil on the ends working up towards the roots and 2) apply the Curling Creme and work through with a modified Denmen brush. I love my brush!! This is my favorite part, cuz I get to see BBH’s curl pattern. Lovely right?!?
And lastly, my final step, a dab of Kinky Curly’s Tiny Twirls Styler on my fingers that I run thru from root to ends. Then we gets to tweeeestin’, LOL!! Now let me back up and say I dont always use tea tree oil and Tiny Twirls Styler for twist, but i wanted EXTRA moisture and hold since i want these to last at least a month. All parts Now I love me some BIG HAIR, but I also love twists. Why? Its a fail safe protective style (when you dont use bands) and they are quicker to put in and take down than braids. In addition, I trim BBH’s ends (at an angle) when her hair are in twists. This minimizes blunt cutting tremendously and you can go little by little. Its easy to tell when the ends are DONE, they simply don’t yield to the twist (or braid). Like this…
That would need a good trim:( Hhhhhh. Anywho, stay with me, starting from the back I twisted half of her hair on day one. Day two, I continued twist towards the front. I had an idea of how I wanted to do the front using inspiration from Aisha of Braid With Me’s Back to School style last Fall. So at a good stopping point I sectioned off the front to style..
I flat twisted each side down to just past her temples and loosely banded to secure them (emphasis on loosly). Finished up the rest the rest of the our mini twist and, viola! OWEE, check it! Her hair is 95% dry in these photos..
Go ‘Head Baby!!
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