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Kinky Twists

Posted on: November 16, 2011


Kinky Twist


Kinky twists are a popular hairstyle worn by African-American women who enjoy showcasing the versatility of their natural hair texture. Kinky twists, also referred to as two strand twists, feature twisted locks of hair that are plump in appearance. Because of the texture of African American hair, no added products or extensions are needed in order to achieve this appearance, unless of course the individual wearing the style does not have naturally kinky hair.

Kinky Twists for Natural Hair

• For women with non-chemically treated hair, wearing kinky twists is a style that comes naturally. In order to achieve this style, natural hair can be twisted in its kinky state, or washed and lightly blow dried in order to stretch hair for elongated twists. It’s important to note that natural hair is prone to shrinkage and therefore will not retain its elongated appearance for long.
Kinky Twists for Short, Relaxed or Straight Hair
• Kinky twists can be achieved even if you don’t have naturally kinky hair. In fact, even women who retain their natural texture continue to opt for kinky twist extensions in order to protect their natural tresses or for the added length provided by extensions.
If you happen to have chemically straightened or naturally straight hair, the good news is that you can still wear this hairstyle. However, in order to achieve a plump, full look, you’ll be required to use kinky twist extension hair. This type of hair, sold under the name “Marley Braid hair” or “Afro Kinky hair” is crucial to achieving the plump appearance of kinky twists.

Tips & Tricks

• When you have natural hair, achieving kinky twists is as simple as twisting two strands of hair together to achieve a twist. However, for women who wish to wear this style, but do not have natural hair, starting off a kinky twist becomes a little more complicated. As a result, women have to resort to having their kinky twists started off with a braided base in order to secure the extension hair to each section of hair. Once the extension hair is secured, your stylist will then continue twisting the remaining extension hair.

Caring for Natural Hair Kinky Twists

• If you are wearing kinky twists using your natural hair, weekly maintenance is required to keep this hairstyle looking fresh. Natural hair is prone to frizz, tangles, and matting. In order to prevent this from occurring, it is recommended that you re-twist certain twists which begin to look worn overtime. If left unchecked, kinky twists on natural hair can begin to mat, forming what is known as dreadlocks. For this reason, natural haired kinky twist wearers should ensure that they are re-twisting sections of hair when needed.

How to Protect Hair While Wearing Kinky Twists

• In order to keep your hairstyle looking fresh, it is recommended that you wrap your kinky twists each night with a silk scarf to minimize frizz and matting. During the interim, applying a light oil helps keep your natural strands moisturized. When well taken care of, your kinky twists should last between one and three months before it needs to be redone.

Read more: Kinky Hair Twist Styles | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/about_5325450_kinky-hair-twist-styles.html#ixzz1K5tK0M1A


HOW TO BRAID A KINKY TWIST

Things you will need:
• 2 bags, Kinky or Afro texture hair extensions
• Shampoo with conditioner
• Cold-wave rods
• Spray bottle
• Towels
• Boiling water
• Cup or bowl
• Blow-dryer

1. Wash your hair the day before you plan to do kinky twists. This removes excess oil so the extensions won’t slip off.
2. Grab a small section of your hair, near the ear, with your fingers.
3. Divide the hair into two parts. Place the hair extension on top of the two parts and twist your hair and the extension together by placing them between the thumb and index finger.
4. Firmly hold your hair and the extension together and wrap the two strands, left over right, until you reach the end of the hair extension.
5. Repeat steps two through five until you have twisted all of your hair.
6. Roll the ends of your kinky twist by placing several twists on a cold-wave rod.
7. Pour boiling water into a wide-mouth cup or bowl.
8. Cover your upper body with thick towels to prevent hot water from dripping directly onto you.
9. Dip the rod with the twists into the boiling water for 3-5 seconds.
10. Remove the twists from the water and immediately blot them dry with a towel.
11. Spray warm water over the hair. This helps the twists to set and not unravel.
Blow-dry your hair.

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