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Friday, December 12, 2014

Twisties for You and Your Children

Twisties have become more popular for children as well as adults. They seemingly are a lot easier than the traditional braiding. They are easy to do.

Hair Twist Styles

There are a variety of twistie styles available. Now since the creation of utube, there are numerous tutorials to show you how to hair twist. There is no longer the mystery of how to do it or even how to take care of it.

Sengalese Twists

Did you know that there are a variety of  twists that you may choose to do on you or your children's hair? Also, boys as well as girls are wearing twisties. The Sengalese Twists is a very fine type of twisting of the hair. As you will learn some twisties are quite large and thick known as Havana Twists. Latoya White at naturalhairrules.com talks about the importance of purchasing the correct hair for your braid extensions. She emphasizes that the Marly or Havana Hair is kinkier and easier to braid and not so easy to unravel. She further suggests twisting as you twist.

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Havanna Twists

Now Havanna Twists are the very large twists. I call them the jumbo twists. Nicole at essence.com. emphasizes the importance of not putting too much pressure on the edges and not leaving the twists in too long.  Too much pressure can cause hair breakage.  She further adds that six weeks should be the maximum to leave them in.

Although I prefer straight hair to curly hair, I do like to see others that are able to wear the twists style. I have family members that wear the style quite well and they look very good in the style too.

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Proper Care

Do you wrap your children's hair with a satin bonnet or pillowcase? According to Kesha at WeGotKidz.com, you should do so. Since a scarf will not stay on most kid's head while they are sleeping, you may prefer satin pillowcase. She further adds the reasoning is that cotton pillowcases absorb all of the good moisture from the hair.

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Just keep in mind twisties are really simple to do and children usually love them. Have fun while doing them and enjoy the new look.


Sengalese Twists: What Not To Do, by Latoya Watson

Ask the Experts: The D’s and Don’t s of Havana Twists by Nicole Marie Melton

The Right Way to Take Care of Your Child's Hair While It's in Braids or Twists: 4 tips, by Kesha

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  1. Our grandson could have used these when he was younger. He gets his hair cut very short now, but when he was little it was long and the tightest corkscrew curls we've ever seen. So cute!

    1. Deb I am surprised at the many hairstyles that evolve over years.

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