Friday, January 24, 2014

Stretched Twists

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I had so many compliments and questions about the stretched twist out I did a couple of weeks ago, so I decided to take pictures the second time around so I could show the technique. In my post, The Curl Is Back, I showed the products I used to accomplish the finished look. This post will focus on the technique, specifically the stretching part.

Here are pictures with the descriptions of what what's going on.

The steps to take when washing natural hair 1. Pre wash
2. Shampoo
3. Before detangling with conditioner
4. Sectioned hair ready to detangle
5. After detangling
6. Cover with shower cap
7. Cover shower cap with satin-lined shower cap and let sit for about 30 minutes
8. Wash conditioner out

1. I t-shirt dried my hair
2. Pat my hair as dry as I could
3. Twisted my hair into medium sized sections
4. Back view of the twists
5. Top view of the twists
6. Stretched the twists and bobby pinned them to my head
7. Side view of stretched twists
8. Top view of stretched twists

1. These are my dried stretched twists
2. A side view
3. A top and back view
4. The twist unpinned
5. Side view
6. Untwisted twists and finished product

These twists turned out ok. They weren't as good as the first stretched twists I did, but isn't that usually how things work when you try to replicate them?! As for now, I've finally washed my hair and decided to try the flexi rod set this time around. Stay tuned for a post about that.

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  1. I like the step to step directions! These turned out really cute :)
    Ms Dee Kay

  2. Looks good! I've never seen stretched twists using this method. I wonder if it will work for me. Might have to just give this a try. Loved the step-by-step action.

  3. I think it looks really good. Hope you have a great day.

  4. I just did twists on my twa last weekend, and it worked out well. I wore them in twists for 2 days and then unraveled them, separated them a bit, and picked it out with my comb. The only thing I didn't do was stretch them.

    -Leslie Anne

  5. My daughter has been natural for years and wears her hair in styles very similar to yours. I'll be sure to show her your post. Your hair looks great!!

  6. Looks good. My problem is I wear my hair up in a poof so much that the outside circumference isn't as curly as the inside section of my hair. How do I solve this problem? I like to do twist outs, but for me and my thick hair, it's so time consuming to twist. And I'm usually not happy with the results. The humidity in San Antonio causes my twist outs to puff up.

  7. Looking good girl! I love stretching my hair, especially when they're in twists!


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