So it’s been a week and BBH’s mini twists (or should I say our version of mini twists) are still going strong, Eek!    So happy you asked.  First, confessions. I did have our flat twists a tad too tight especially around the bends, so there was some irritation to her scalp, barely noticeable to the eye, but action had to be taken so her hairline would not be damaged. I loosened the flat twists by rolling the twists in the opposite direction and lifted them a bit to with the edge of my comb to loosen the tension. Then I added a dab of Tea Tree oil to her hairline at night time and in the am as well.  The irritation was gone by the second day. There, I can breath again (breath again…breath again...) HHhhh.  OK, so on to maintenance…

We are covering her twists in the evening with a satin cap, pulling her hair back, not up, into a loose ponytail.  *Gasp* That’s right folks, we don’t “pineapple” (pulling all hair up into a loose ponytail at the top of the head) or not all the way at least.  I take the top half and put it back into a loose ponytail, cover with her satin cap and then smooth the rest of her hair back behind her ears and towards the center from outside her cap. Hope that makes sense. In essence I am smoothing the cap back while feeling/smoothing the hair underneath it.  OR, you can do a second loose band at the bottom in the center, kind of like a 1/2 fauxhawk then cover.   Anywho, shake it out in the AM, and be about your business!  This eliminates having to “clip” the hair down to the side to smooth it out, which I found I always had to do with doing a full “pineapple.”  Occasionally I still have clip it down, but rarely. Careful that the band is not too tight as it can stretch the twists or will leave an indentation…
Now, BBH’s ends are more prone to get dry due to close contact with her clothes and the collar of her winter jacket, in addition to her hair just needing a trim (I’ll get to that at some point before taking her twists down).  To help with this, I add about a dime size of Beautiful Curls Shea Butter & Coconut Hydrating Curl Oil in my hand, rub them together then “pressing” the oil into between my hands like so.


[huh, don’t my hands look good ya’ll?? Lighweight sleepin’ on my calling, LOL!…smh]

Then pat, pat, pat the rest of the oil in your hands gently on the hair and mm-hey, TWIST REVIVAL!!  Yes lawd!!  I prefer pressing and patting than rubbing from root to tip because it’s less friction on the hair and minimizes frizz.  Not that this is rocket science yall but just sharing in case no one has thought of it before. Whelp, that’s our maintenance in a nutshell.   Stay tuned for our latest fun style with Sidewinder Hairholders, jeah!

Go’Head Baby!

By | 2012-01-10T08:54:58+00:00 January 10th, 2012|Big Hair|