Saturday, October 5, 2013

Totally Twisted | How I Wash My Senegalese Twists

Hi guys! It feels like it's been forever since I've posted on my blog and that's partially due to the fact that I am rocking a long term protective style right now. As I promised in my previous post I would have a 4 part video series about my braid/twist regimen. Since I decided to wash my twists for the first time today since getting them installed I thought I would do a quick post showing you what I did. Don't worry a video demonstration will be posted later! I used Sharday of The Awkward Stage's method to wash my twists.

After locating an old pair of stocking I placed them securely on my head with a head band. I then used my Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention shampoo (product review coming soon) diluted with warm water and applied it all over my scalp and gently massaged it in.

Next I rinsed my hair (with the stocking still on my head) in the sink with warm water. After that I applied my Trader Joe's Nourishing Spa Conditioner to the length of my braids by using a spray bottle. I diluted the conditioner with just enough water to make it easy to spritz onto my hair. I then sat under my conditioning cap for about 20 minutes and did a final rinse.

I carefully towel blotted my twists and then sat under my bonnet dryer using the cool setting for about 30 minutes to remove some of the excess water. So far I'm loving this stocking method because it made it easy for me to wash my braids without causing them to be frizzy. No dirty scalp here ladies! Here are my final results.



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