I’ve had these mini twists in my hair for far too long! Lol, I’ll be the first to admit that! But hey, I’m busy man! So I’m currently going on Week 7 with these twists, which I swore I would never do again since the last time my hair started to loc up on me! But I’ve been holding up pretty well this time! I’ll definitely be taking these out soon though, I’m ready for a change and I’m missing my free hair!
I’ve made tons of videos on Youtube about taking care of my mini twists and maintaining them, but there is one thing that I haven’t discussed in detail that’s super important to the daily maintenance! Moisturization!!!
Like usual, I like to keep it simple! Every night before going to bed, I make sure to moisturize my hair, using my spray bottle, much like when I’m wearing twist outs! (p.s. I broke my pretty pink spray bottle…. so sad about that! I’ll have to order a new one, but for now, this boring clear bottle works well enough!)
So in my spray bottle, I fill it up with water, aloe vera juice, and my DIY Hair and Body Oil Mixture! (If you don’t have all of the oils for the mixture, no worries, you can just add jojoba oil or olive oil and that’ll work fine.)
So I shake up all of the ingredients in the spray bottle, and spritz my mini twists until they are damp, not soaking wet, making sure to focus on the ends!
Then I squeeze the water/oils into my twist to make sure they’ve penetrated my hair…
… and proceed to either wrap my hair…
… or throw it in a low bun with a satin scrunchy, depending on my laziness levels, of course!
Then I throw on a satin scarf and head to bed! It’s so simple, easy, and quick! I used to use my DIY Shea Butter Cream to seal my mini twists after spritzing with plain water, but I find that mixing the Hair and Body Oil in the bottle with the water, works much better. It’s lighter and easier to squeeze into the strands because it’s already liquid! And the oils work really well in sealing in the moisture from the water!
In the morning my twists have dried, and they’re nicely moisturized and soft! And don’t worry, the hair never feels oily. There’s such a small amount of oil in the water that by the time morning comes, the hair has absorbed it all and is just left with a nice sheen and softness.
Just do this every night and your hair will stay moisturized throughout the duration of your style!
So I hope this helps guys! I’ll post links to my other Mini Twist Tutorials below for anyone looking for them! See ya in my next video or post!
Other Helpful Mini Twist Links:
** Quick Mini Twist Tips and Techniques** : Avoiding Frizz, Making Them Last, Keeping Them Tight, ect…
+ Many other Mini Twist Styles on Youtube.com/Naptural85