I ended up wearing kinky twists from October to the end of the year. I really just wanted a low maintenance protective style. I was tired of fussing with my hair. I thought the I would put my hair away and let to grow uninhibited for a while. The kinky twists were only a few inches longer than my own hair, however, when I took the twists out my hair seemed shorter than ever! I think I just got used to the length of the twists so I looked a bit shocking without them.

I planned to do a tutorial but couldn’t quite find the time. After 3 sets of twists, I also still found it quite difficult to get used to the rope twisting style. It just never felt natural so probably best not to take any pointers from me anyway!

For the first 2 sets, I used a single strand of kinky braid hair. For the 3rd, I did jumbo twists and used 2 strands of fake hair. I got a lot of complements on all the styles but it was just so much hair. Too much to put in a ponytail.

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My plan was to protective style to the end of the year…which I did. I then bought a kinky straight wig and wore that everyday this year. My hair was cornrowed underneath. I may pick up a few more wigs but they are so expensive here. We’ll see were I end up. I think 2018 will be the year of going back to basics. I’m trying to balance protective styling in order to retain as much as possible while still having long hair.

 

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