How was the weekend ya’ll??!? Ours was good. Well, we are officially out of our mini-twists *queue music* It’s so haaaaaard, to say goodbye.. Yup, we trimmed and took down those bad boys over the weekend. Unfortunately with all that has transpired over the last few weeks and being out of town just about every weekend, I wasn’t able to play around with her mini-twists as much as I would have liked. I had Curlformer (review here) and pipecleaner aspirations (pipecleaner post w/twists here) all in my head; oh wells. We did braid them in week 5 for a wavy look but I didn’t take pictures:(, but TRUST, it was a gorg. Bur for Friday, I simply pulled them up into 2 ponies. It was supacute and really made her headband style pop, don’t you think?!? BBH was very happy with her tails:)

Well, since I love you I’m going to fast forward and give you a preview of her “holding style” until hairwashing day this weekend. I KNOW! BBH woke up with a cold Sunday AM and I didn’t want to risk it turning for the worst by wetting her head. So homegirl will go 7 weeks without a hairwashing o_O?!?! Never in my life have I gone this long lawd. Her scalp looks great though, perhaps due to the fact I don’t oil her scalp religiously (so no build up? *shrugs shoulders*). Still, dont intend to make this a practice! Anywho, here we go:

EEK! She looks like such a big girl!! This technique is called “Threading” and I’ve done this on BBH’s hair a few times in the past, though these are a bit more chunky (I was tired after breaking those twists down lawd). See post here with tutorial video from a great blog, Girls Love Your Curls. Stay tunned for trimming, removing/detangling and threading posts coming soon, OWEE! Let’s review or journey with our delightful like Mini-Twists:

Products Used

For Pre-Poo
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.

For Washing
CARA B Naturally Shampoo and Body Wash and used Kinky Curly‘ Knot Today as our Leave’In Conditioner.

For Styling
Beautiful Curls Hydrating Curl Oil mix w/a dab of Tea Tree Oil, Beautiful Curls Curl Activating Creme and Kinky Curly‘’s Tiny Twirls Styler (gel from Toddler line). For each section I applied the oil on top of the Leave In, combed thru with a wide toothed comb, then applied the cream and brushed thru with a modified Denman brush, and topped with the gel prior to twisting.

For Maintenance
CARA B Naturally Moisturizing Hair Mist to slightly dampen hair and continued hold, Beautiful Curls Hydrating Curl Oil for moisture and shine, and Beautiful Curls Curl Activating Creme to reseal and protect ends.

Initial Mini-Twist Style, New Year’s Day. See post here.

With Sidewinders, a few days in. See related post here.

Week 1 (maintenance). See post here.

Week 2. See post here (maintenance tips on sealing ends).

Weeks 3 & 4. See post here (restyled top layer of twists leading into week 4).

Weeks 5 & 6 – See post here


*queue music, channels the late Whitney Houston* Didn’t we almost have it allllllllllllll?? I covered your hair until the morniiiiiiin’!!! Low maintenance with you was worth the 8 hours to put innnnn! … (sighing breath, camera change, tilts head, painful stare while reaching for what used to be BBH twists…) Didn’t we almost have it allllllllllllllll?? :”'( …. *fades to black*

Go’Head Baby!!

By | 2012-02-21T13:10:32+00:00 February 21st, 2012|Big Hair, Tutorial|