My crochet twists were installed on February 4. As a matter of fact, this was my first time with anything crochet. I have been natural since 2008. During that time, I have solely worn my own hair. I have been deathly afraid of getting braids because I was scared that they would alter the texture of my hair. I didn’t grow up wearing weaves, extensions or any hair that wasn’t what grew out of my scalp. I decided to get the crochet twists because I just wanted to not comb my hair. I have two daughters with hair past their bottoms and after combing their hair I simply didn’t want to deal with my own hair. Plus, I am trying to reach some hair length goals and I figured that not manipulating my hair would help the process along.
My hair was styled by Kari Jordan of Xquisite Barber and Beauty in Universal City, Texas. I used 5 2-n-1 bags of twists that I picked up from a local beauty supply store (I did NOT purchase the hair from the store linked as that store does not sell hair)
The above photo is the crochet twists freshly done.
This photo is about 3 weeks in:
I took the twists out today March 4:
I kept my twists in for 1 month. Initially, the twists took some getting used to because it was an unfamiliar feeling having that much hair and it was heavy. My stylist didn’t braid terribly tight but I did experience pain ( I have NO pain tolerance). I used Mielle Organics Mint Almond Oil on my scalp and edges. I love the smell of that stuff. It did a good job and I have no edge damage. I slept in my satin bonnet or on a satin pillow case the ENTIRE time I had the twists.
I got so many compliments on my twists the entire time. The twists held up very nicely. Next time, I would be sure to oil my scalp more regularly because I didn’t this go around. I mainly oiled when the twists were fresh and I was experiencing pain. I took the twists out today because my scalp was itching like crazy. I am about to go wash my hair with the new products from The Mane Choice. I used these products before the twists. My hair was clean, soft and moisturized. And it smelled good!
My daughters want twists now too, but, I don’t feel its appropriate for them at this age. But when they become older girls I sure will consider this style when mommy needs a break.
I will be getting twists again next week. Next time I will use an ACV spray on my scalp to keep it clean and itch free.