|1BlessedNatural: Stretching (Banded) Mini Twists = Less Work?
Happy Friday, my blessed naturals!
In the last article, I told you I was going to do an ACV rinse and wash my min twists. I love doing the rinses with my natural hair in twists because it makes it easy for me to spray the ACV/tea tree oil mixture on my scalp without needing to part my hair. After I was done washing and conditioning, I applied Aunt Jackie's "Knot On My Watch" detangler and Curls Creme Brule. After sealing in the moisture with coconut oil, my twists were banded to stretch them and allowed to air-dry.
Cutting Down on the Work and Time
My plan was to stretch my twists so that my hair would still be stretched when I removed them a few days later. This process made less work for me. Last night when I removed my twists, I didn't have to worry about washing my hair. I just removed the twists and finger detangled as I went along. You may want to try this method to save time. The only warning I have is if you intend on wearing your mini twists out the next day after banding them, create smaller sections. Also, band the twists in the direction you would like your hair to hang. This will enable you to hide your parts. Because I let my mini twists dry in only 4 banded sections, my hair was separated. I put a beanie on the next day, so I didn't have to worry about it.
Have you tried banding your mini twists?
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