It’s been a week since I’ve put my hair in mini twists with braided roots. I plan to take progress pics each week. Here’s the first update. I think I’ve made up my mind to keep these in for 3 weeks, so 2 more weeks to go.

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11 Responses to My Spring Mini Twists- Update Week 1

  1. Alwina says:

    Looking great thus far! I usually wear my mini twists for 2 weeks at a time. I don’t braid the roots, nor do I make them too small. Pretty simple routine. Enjoy them!

  2. Guest says:

    How many hours did it take to do your twists?
    I no longer do mini-twists, since it can take me up to 9 hours (prior to my recent hair cut).

    • Jay says:

      I didn’t keep track of the time. I just did a few sections each day over 2-3 days. I don’t put much emphasis on how long a style takes me. As long as I don’t have to do my hair for weeks at a time, I’m happy to invest a few days to styling.

  3. Guest says:

    Also, are you able to wash these without them becoming extremely fuzzy? I have tried to wash my hair with mini-braids in, but end up having a fuzzy mess.

    • Jay says:

      I can wash mini braids loose with no issues and no frizz. I braid the length of the hair tightly to prevent frizzing. I have a few articles on that.

      I did end up washing these mini twists because the smell of all the castor oil was getting to me. To prevent frizz and unraveling, I put the twists in 4 large plaits. I used a sulfate free shampoo on my scalp only. I squeezed the water through the hair. I then conditioned with diluted Giovanni Nutrafix, let it sit for a while. I rinsed really well, squeezing the water through the large plaits. I wrung them out then used a towel to squeeze the rest of the water out. I left the plaits in for about 15 mins, then moisturized my damn twists and sealed with Shea butter.

      I’ll take pics in a few days but I think they look good…not too frizzy. The trick to washing mini twists is they have to be tied up in some way- twisted, plaited, or banded together securely. I can do a tutorial on this. I think hair blogger, blackmasterpiece has one on her blog.

  4. zoraida says:

    Yes, mini twists need to be plaited in sections, or banded together, when washed, or they will unravel. I plait them into four sections, then wash with conditioner, and leave the condition in. I find that I don’t get frizz at all, or the frizz is minimal. It works! MIni braids are absolutely far more secure, so I think you could wash them loose. That’s a great advantage to mini braids. 🙂

    • Jay says:

      Banding them together is a great alternative. Thanks for the tip! I agree that mini braids are more secure. My mini twists only stay in when the ends tangle,lol.

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