Mini Twist; My Go-To Protective Style

mini twists

Hey all, am back with yet another protective style. This is my go-to protective style just because it makes me forget that there’s hair existing on top of my head. Trust me, I have these type of days.

So to achieve this hair style, I started off with my usual hair-wash session. If you guys remember from my previous post, I mentioned that my hair was flaky thanks to the carrot oil cream that I had used for my perm rod set. So to do away with all that, I started off with this new product that I recently purchased from a local supermarket (Nakumatt)

shampoo conditioner

Just so you know, I’m not a product junkie. I know by now you’re wondering why I didn’t use my Dark&Lovely shampoo that I used in my ‘Wash Day and Deep condition Routine’ Post.  The thing is, I wanted something like a co-wash Product but as usual, Nakumatt just let me down. When I saw this product say 2 in 1 (shampoo & conditioner)I felt like this was it for me especially that my hair wasn’t really dirty.

The next step was to deep condition my hair and this is what I used:

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If you’ve been reading my last 5 or 6 posts you probably know about my staple products for my natural hair.  and you know the usual products that I use. So I’m not going to start ranting on how Nakumatt let me down. Smh!!! Anyways this product was okay and it pretty much served it purpose.  I had it in my hair for about 1 hour before rinsing it off with cold water.

I have not been using any leave-in conditioner  for since my perm rod set. ( I vowed not to use the carrot oil cream again) I’ll hopefully get one this week. So to seal in the moisture, I applied castor oil on my hair when it was around 20% dry. It’s thicker and heavier than coconut oil and that’s what I needed.

castor oil

I really wanted to do everything in one day so I opted to have my mini twists as soon as I moisturized my hair. What I like about mini twists is the fact that its easier to do than plaiting/ box braid. I didn’t use any comb; just fingers to part my hair into small sections, one at a time and divided each into 2 and twisted it up. (one chunk of hair on top of the other continuously until the end.)

It was quite tiring especially that I did it after washing my hair but once I was done I was just grateful that I didn’t postpone it until the next day. I also opted to hold it in a ponytail/bun because these are the days when the ends of my hair somehow irritate my neck. It’s easy and I don’t have to worry about styling.

Just in case you feel like you’d like me to get into the nitty gritty of  how to twist  in particular don’t hesitate to comment below.

Lots of Love

Akinyi Fiona.




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