Sunday, June 2, 2013

Big Sis's Summer style: Kinky Twists!!!


Big Sis has never had extensions in her hair and she wanted them... so we went on the hunt for the braids.

For this style we used 1 and a half packs of Bally "Twist Marley Braid" in color 1.

Prep:
  • Hair was shampooed and deep conditioned
  • Moisturized with leave in conditioner and oil mix.
  • I stretched her hair in one bun, the ends of the bun were banded into several sections.
  • Seperated each Marley Braid twists and cut in half. (stretched this made the twist reach her mid-back length)
Installation:
  • I started working from the back, and used this method to do the twist. I love this method because her roots are not pulled and the twists look very natural, you cannot tell that it is not her hair:






  • To keep the hair from slipping, I put a duck pin on the base

  • I use the "brick laying" method to hide the parts (VERY IMPORTANT)

  • Before twisting each section, I moisturized her hair with Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie and a little Eco Styler Gel (Argan) for hold.
  • After twisting her entire hair, I put perm rods at the ends (The perm rods I used were by Annie - Cold Wave Rods 7/16")

I dipped the ends in HOT water to set the curls.
The entire process took 4 hours.


This was her first impression when she first saw her new look!
Here is what she told me:
"So this is how people with long hair feel like!!!"

I made sure to correct her that she has long hair, but because of the texture, it shrinks. By the way, her natural hair STRETCHED reaches her mid-back the same length as the Kinky twists she has.  How ironic, right?



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