Thursday, August 25, 2011

We're Back with a Twist

We're fianlly back! After dealing with our air issues and going  back and forth with the company that was supposed to fix it, we finally have air!! Yay!! I've been wanting to do a twisted style on Anisa but I was unable to do much of anything hair related due to the heat. After she wore her wash and go, I cowashed her hair using Herbal Essence Hello Hydration (old ingredients) with a little bit of jojoba oil mixed in. She has been having scalp issues due to her eczema so I've been trying to incorporate more oils into our routine for added moisture. After cowashing, her hair was left banded for two days.

Once the bands were removed I didn't really have a style in mind. I just knew that I had to do something! I kept her hair parted in the four sections that were used for banding. Using Oyin Handmade Hair Dew and Burnt Sugar Pomade, I made a unique cornrows and twists style.

I started by making two small cornrows in the front of each of the 4 sections. The sections closest to her ears were cornrowed while the two sections on top were flat twisted. I gathered all of the 4 sections together and secured them with one ouchless band and added two curly bows.

She wore this style to school and it did not last! The twists were very frizzy when I picked her up but there was a good reason for this. They played basketball at recess and from the looks of things, she had a GOOD time! I was left with two options, well really three. (1) I could let her wear the style one more day, (2) I could let her wear a twist/braid out or (3) I could restyle it. I went with option 3.

Later that night I took down her braids and twists and decided to do flat twists all over. I am really new to flat twists. I've only flat twisted her hair one other time other than the style posted above. The first time was after a wash as an alternative to banding. Here is a picture:

And here is a picture of her hair once the cornrows/twists were removed prior to her new twists:

I began by parting her hair at the nape of her neck and secured the rest of her hair with an ouchless band. I once again used Oyin Handmade Hair Dew and Burnt Sugar Pomade while doing this style. I did not pay much attention to the time while doing this style but it did not take long at all. I took the following pic with my phone as soon as I was done.

And here are the full results:

*Please excuse the picture quality. My camera is having issues.

For bedtime, I will use one of her satin bonnets to protect her twists. This particular bonnet was purchased at Walmart but unfortunately I don't remember the price. I love that is has a big pouch or pocket that allows her hair to hang while still being protected. I positioned the bonnet so that the pouch was on the side, just as her twists.

What kind of style do you do with twists? Feel free to share your thoughts and ideas in the comments section. And as always, if you would like to stay up-to-date or if you would just like to see more styles, please check out our Facebook fan page. You can also share your own pics on our page. The link is at the top of the page.


  1. I love the thickness! I need to get to work on my twists

  2. I love this can't do flat twist to save my life guess I shall start practicing!

  3. Her hair looks great! I love twist although im not an expert on flat twist yet

  4. This looks great!! I haven't noticed the satin bonnets with pockets. What a great idea - now on my shopping list.

  5. Loving the twists! You've inspired me to practice these more! And I've gotta find that satin bonnet!

  6. Thanks everyone! @ GDL - I'm fairly new at flat twisting but I plan to do them more often now.

  7. such amazingly cute and creative styles I love them all and may steal them lol

  8. I'm so happy you made a blog , I love your A's hair keep a good work :), from Paris.

  9. Looks great for a flat twist beginner! I need to learn how to keep mine tight!

  10. So beautiful. My daughter's hair is still short so our styles are still kind of limited.
    Thanks for sharing!


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