Maintaining Mini Twists for 6 weeks

Update on my 6 weeks old mini twists. How I have been  maintaining them from moisturizing, washing, conditioning & stretching for more length.

Hello ManEmbracers. I hope your skin is glowing and hair growing. Welcome to my blog and keep it here, you’ll learn & love it.

Have had mini twists for the longest time and for some reason I feel so proud of myself. The longest I’ve worn my mini twists is 3-4 weeks, the urge to see my Afro out doesn’t let me wear protective styles for longer.

The medium sized twists

The mini twists started off as medium twists. Installed medium size twists then reduced them to mini twists.

I love mini twists because they last longer, the roots don’t get fluffy as fast as medium twists.

Mini Twists
Mini twists

After 3 weeks, my scalp was getting itchy (the it’s about time you wash your hair alarm). Cleaned my scalp and mini twists, conditioned with rice water for the very first time. Catch on the rice water on mini twists post here.

After washing, conditioning & moisturizing mini twists
After washing, conditioning & moisturizing.

The roots got a little fluffy after wash day, so I had to refresh the visible parts of the mini twists (front, sides & back) to give them a neat look.

It’s week 6 today and this is how my mini twists look like. I’ll be taking them down soon and maybe take a break from mini twists.

Stretching mini twists

Shared a moisturizing & stretching mini twists tutorial on my Facebook page, check it out here.

Other mini twists post you may have missed;

3 ways I properly Moisturize My Natural Hair Twists.

4 Months Length Retention Challenge Update.

Natural hair length retention with mini twists challenge

How to Properly Co-wash Natural hair mini twists

All you need to know about mini twists on Type 4 Natural Hair

My first Rice Water trial on my Type 4 Hair.

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Everything Tangles and how to properly detangle Type 4 Natural Hair.

Tangles! Tangles! Tangles! Let’s talk about causes of tangles and how to properly detangle even the worst tangles. Long time no post but here we are. Hello ManEmbracers, I hope your hair is growing and skin glowing. Welcome to my blog and be sure to keep it here for hair care tips. Let’s talk about tangles for a minute but first, is your hair always tangled? Here is why. Tangles and knots can be such a pain but can be minimized. How to minimize tangles. Keep your hair moisturized. Moisturize properly and regularly. Let go of damaged and split ends. Don’t keep your two strand twists for too long and re-twist when you notice your roots are getting fluffy after cleansing. Detangle properly  Consider low manipulation styles to wearing your hair out Wear low manipulation & protective styles on stretched hair. Pat your hair with an old t-shirt/ towel to absorb the water after cleansing or use a microfiber towel. Avoid vigorously rubbing your hair with a towel. Essential detangling tools. Spray bottle Hair clip or scrunchies Wide-tooth comb Micro-fiber towel Conditioner/ Detangler Detangling brush How to properly detangle/ ultimate detangling steps. Work with sections. First, section into smaller parts. Detangling smaller sections is easier and not as time consuming. Start with damp hair. Spray water on your hair until damp. Add a conditioner/ detangler with a good slip to smoothen the tangles. Start detangling from the ends to the roots with your fingers. Don’t snap off the tangles, slowly separate the strands from the tangle. Comb with a wide tooth comb from the ends to the roots of each section then run it through your entire length. You can also use a detangling brush to detangle. Twist / braid or clip the detangled section and repeat the same for all other sections. Detanglers & conditioners to check out / purchase. TGIN Quench 3-in-1 Co-Wash Conditioner and Detangler SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Extra-Moisture Detangler Aunt Jackie’s Curls and Coils Knot On My Watch Instant Hair Detangling Kinky-Curly, Knot Today, Natural Leave in / Detangler Oyin Handmade Oh My Glide! Prestyling Detangler Taliah Waajid Curls, Waves & Naturals The Great Detangle Marini Naturals 3 IN 1 Leave-In Conditioner  Saru Organics Tea Tree And Peppermint Detangler SHETH NATURALS Detangling Instant Conditioner Share with the tribe your detangling tips and detangling products and tools that have worked for you.

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Natural hair Styles; 5 Easy to achieve styles.

I did a thing guys. Your girl is on a mission to try new styles and up her styling game. Hello Mane Embracers, I hope your hair is growing and skin glowing. Welcome to my blog and be sure to keep it for healthy hair care tips and tricks. Flat twist-out Afro I did another thing, installed flat twists as my low manipulation style for a week or so and the flat twist-out turned to an Afro. I love wearing my Afro or may be I love it because my styling game is 👎👎👎. Either way we all agree that afros are cute. Bun & bangs. First, I uploaded a tutorial on Facebook and Instagram, be sure to check out. It’s an easy to achieve style. Got no time to figure out how style your hair? Well, this style is for you. Bun & flat twist Same bun but flat twisted the bangs & the look gave me some ‘ hey there, praise and worship & good gal vibe.’ It’s an official look, easy to achieve style & a less than 5 minutes style. Low puff & twists. I live for high puffs but side puffs are okay too. I loved the look & the twists were, “hide my forehead thing.” Hello fellow gals with a big forehead & heart. Twists & tucked twists. Turned the low puff to chunky twists and pinned them. For a moment I thought I had locs but they don’t look like locs though. The IT style. How gorgeous is this style? I would love to know which of the styles is your favorite.

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