Posted by nappyme on September 4, 2006 · 2 Comments
Filed under Flat Twists/Twist Combo Styles, Nappy Hair, My Style
I WEAR FLAT TWISTS, BUT BEFORE THE WEEK IS OVER MY HAIR IS DRY AND FRIZZY AND LOOK HORRIBLE. THE TWISTS DOES NOT SEEM TO HOLD ESPECIALLY AROUND THE EDGES. CAN YOU GIVE ME SOME ADVICE. I DO NOT KNOW WHAT TO DO ABOUT MOISTURE FOR MY HAIR.
Hi Yvonne! Welcome to Nappturology 101. With regards to your twists holding around the edges, make sure you’re starting the twists as close to the hair line as possible and twist the hair in smaller intervals. But I’ll tell ya, my flat twists only seem to last about a week before the frizz factor is unbearable to me and I need to retwists. If you can stand the fuzz, you can go longer. Many nappy folk have learned to embrace their fuzz, in fact for some, the fuzzier the better. Ewe…I haven’t quite gotten there yet. Sounds like you haven’t either so you may just have to freshen up your do as you feel is necessary.
Also, make sure you’re tying your head up at night, preferably with a satin scarf. I’ve tried wearing a bonnette and my hair do won’t last overnight wearing a bonnette. I need something that won’t move around on my head at night when I sleep.
About the moisture… Tons of stuff out there for you to try but what has worked for me has been Sta Sof Fro, Carefree Curl and Wave Nuveau Moisturizers, Soft and Beautiful Lite Cream Moisturizer. Right now, my product of choice has been Pro Line Lite Creme Moisturizer. During the summer these all work extremely well. They’re water and glycerine based. The glycerine is a humectant which draws water from the air. In the winter the humectant properties in these ingredients can’t work cause the air is too dry so I’ve been adding jojoba oil to my moisturizer. It acts as an emolient to keep the hair soft and supple. That seems to be working.
Also make sure you’re staying away from grease…anything with mineral oil and petroleum oil will contribute to you dryness.
For more information, click the link at the right entitled Top Tips for Nappy Hair.
Good luck and stay nappy!
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