Mini Twist Update: Last Dance and Recap

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

LOVED THESE!

*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!!

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13 replies on “Mini Twist Update: Last Dance and Recap

  • Char~

    Now, you KNOW this post has me salivating over those twists, right?!!? I <3 <3 <3 them!!! My goodness!! And her ponytails are too cute as well!! Great job, ma!

    Char~

  • chloe

    Thanks Nikki C! They really did. I truly believe its because they were smaller. I wanted to go smaller than those, but baby Got BIG HAIR!! I dont think I’ll try smaller ever lawd.

  • L

    Love the twists! Was glad to see that you used Beautiful Curls as I just purchased it this past weekend for my daughter. I didnt get great results and I was hoping someone else had tried it. I used the Beautiful Curls leave in and activating cream. It seemed to leave a residue on her hair. I’m not sure if I used too much or what. Unfortunately, it seems my daughter also has some heat damage from flat ironing (although its not often or consistent at all) as one side of her head wont curl at all…mostly the ends. We simply sprayed down with water and put in a poofy pony. If you can offer any advice, I would greatly appreciate!

    Also her curl pattern is looser than BBH. Please help me!

  • chloe

    Hey Mommy! Love BC. Were u using the ‘wavy to curly’ line? The curly to kinky is def heavier. And the activating creme is part of the curly to kinky line. Now depending where you purchased, You may be able to take it back and swap. Whole Foods is great for that.

    Sounds like you may have fried ends. Try trimming them yourself in a twist style (see recent post: http://bit.ly/A79bW2). I suggest keeping hair in protective styles for a little bit and deep conditioning prior to Washings in addition to a good leave in (we like knot today by kinky curly). Also if you haven’t, incorporate oils into your normal routine. Apply after leave in prior to styling or after wetting her hair between styles. Hope this helps!!

    Also, Check out our Hair Guide (see tab on main page) for other helpful links. Thx for reading!!

  • L

    Thanks!

    I did use the Curl Enhancing Shea Butter Leave in Conditioner and the Shea Butter Curl Defining Gel for Way to Curly Hair. I thought the other one might weigh her hair down as Shea Butter mixes usually do. Her curls are usually there once I wash but when I comb through they are gone, so I figured the curl enhancing product would be better for her. She has very fine but full hair.

    Prior to washing with Terresentials Hair Wash, I applied a yogurt & ACV protein treatment to her hair which adds moisture and enhances curls. I may have applied too much of the leave in as it left a white residue on her hair and it was really stringy and gooey feeling. I twisted and took down the next day. She hated it so we went to our fail safe…water and single puff with Paul Mitchell’s round trip curl definer on ends.

    As for the straight ends, they are pretty long and if I cut them her hair would be in a very short on one side. If I cut both, it will really short. They arent dry, just straight and refuse to curl anymore…if this is fried…then she is fried!

  • chloe

    Ahhh. Ok that Paul Mitchell Definer sounds the BOMB! Well check out the trim tutorial. I just do a little at a time. You can pace yourself doing a little every 2 weeks or so and by Summer you’ll have the healthy hair. Also, to make curls pop, try a modified denman brush. It really clumps curls lovely like. Thats what I use to make BBH’s hair pop and styling in general. You can find it at sally’s. see this post for Denman link and video link on how to modify the brush as needed. it comes with a LOT of teeth…http://babybighair.com/2011/09/supacute-beads-braids-beyond-video-and-detangling-hair/

    No matter what product you use, that Denman will set those curls free! Well, except for the fried part:/ but you can always “roll” those on small pieces of (chenille only) at night, or flexy rods at night to get the curly ends ur looking for. But, you can never loose by trimming, even if its minimal. You’ll get it ma, trust!

  • L

    I will get the Denman Brush and trim as you suggest. Thanks for your help!

    And I really do love the Paul Mitchell’s curl definer for her “wet n go” curly puffs. I’ve never tried it any other way, but I’m sure it might work well in other ways as well. I simply apply and scrunch.

    I love your blog and I looooovve BBH’s curls! Always so beautiful!

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