Monday, March 28, 2011
Small Twists After A Week
Syd has had her small two strand twists in for a little over a week now. We had to retwist a few in the front because they were getting pretty fuzzy and I was afraid the hair would start to wrap around itself and cause major tangles. So while Syd was watching reruns of The Cosby Show (her new favorite thing to watch), I just went through and did a bit of tidying up along her hairline.
We both love the way the twists look now that they're over a week old. They've gotten wet so they have shrunk up quite a bit, which makes them look even more full and beautiful.
We haven't done a lot of styling with these twists because Syd really likes to wear them down with a headband, in a ponytail, or in a half-up ponytail. And since it's her hair, and she wants very simple styles, who am I to argue with her wishes?
One thing we did do, though, was curl the twists with Curlformers. We wet her twists, added some Curls Creme Brule as a leave-in, and put 5 or 6 twists in each Curlformer. She slept in the Curlformers and we removed them before school the next day. This is what the curls looked like when the Curlformers first came out:
You can see how the twists were working together to form thick, tubular curls. While it didn't look bad, that wasn't the look we were going for. So I went through and separated the curls with my fingers, letting each twist curl on it's own. Syd pulled one side back and added a flower, and this was the final result. We both loved it!
I'll go through and retwist the really fuzzy twists again in a few days to keep tangles away as much as possible. She'll probably keep these twists for another 10 days or so, which will be right around the 3 week mark. I didn't make the twists as small as I originally planned, so they aren't lasting as long as I originally hoped. Fair trade-off, I suppose.