Natural hair length retention with mini twists challenge

Is length retention and growth your 2021 goal? Well, welcome to the tribe. I am on a length retention and growth challenge with mini twists. Basically I’m tryna grow and retain as much length as possible by wearing mini twists as my protective style for 2-3 weeks cos I notice more length and growth with mini twists. I did an article on growing hair with twists, catch up here. 

Have been sharing about how the challenge is rolling out on my instagram & facebook page,  you need to check that out.

I began the challenge in February and so far the results are noticeable, I am super jazzed to keep on with the challenge. Other than retaining length, the challenge is to keep me rooted to consistent hair care cos I noticed sometimes I sorta neglect my hair for days but with challenge I’ve to give my all, I love challenges and failing is never an option for me.


mini twists challenge

February hair care routine.

  • Pre Poo and detangled using forgrac naturals rinse-off conditioner.
  • Shampooed with forgrac naturals clarifying shampoo. 
  • Since the shampoo dried out my hair, I had to deep condition asap to restore the moisture. I used DIY aloe vera and oil as my deep conditioner.
  • Rinsed out the conditioner, moisturized with DIY aloe Vera juice and sealed with Bantu naturals kinks softening butter then installed six braids and let my hair air dry.
  • Once my hair was dry, I installed the mini twists, moisturized them and held them in a bun.
  • Moisturized the mini twists every other day with only water and sealed with forgrac hair butter.
  • Alternated wearing my twists in a low & high bun, flat twists and letting them out. Keeping the ends tucked is the goal for me.
Twist out

March hair care routine.

  • Didn’t pre poo cos my hair felt soft and moisturized. I did spritz water only to detangle.
  • Shampooed with forgrac naturals clarifying shampoo.
  • Deep conditioned with forgrac naturals rinse- off conditioner and no, rinse- off conditioners ain’t for deep conditioning. I just love the product, it’s super moisturizing and I do break rules sometimes.
  • After rinsing off the conditioner, I moisturized with DIY aloe Vera juice and sealed with Bantu naturals kinks softening butter and ideal castor oil for the ends.
  • Let my hair air dry and install mini twists.
  • Moisturized after every 2-3 days using warm DIY aloe Vera juice and sealed with Bantu naturals butter and ideal castor oil for the ends.
  • Two weeks into the protective style, I noticed I had an itchy scalp just like the previous month. I clean my hair after every two weeks and days after the two weeks I get the wash your hair now alarm(itchy scalp)
  • I co-washed my twists. Check the post I did about co-washing mini twists here
  • Took down the mini twists ready for wash day and will install them again for the challenge
Twist out

I intend to keep on with the challenge as long as I can, so wish me luck and join me, don’t let me do this alone guys.

Have you ever had a length retention or growth challenge? How did that work for you?

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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