Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Changing Big Twists to Little Twists
Syd had worn some thick two strand twists for just a few days, but they were exposed to rain and lots of wind, so they were starting to look pretty rough. The picture below doesn't really seem to show how much fuzz there actually was.
Instead of removing all the twists and doing a whole new style, I opted to change these big frizzy twists into smaller ones.
I did this by removing one twist at a time. After a twist is removed, it leaves behind two tendrils of detangled hair.
I added a bit of Oyin Handmade Burnt Sugar Pomade to each tendril and turned each one into a new, smaller two strand twist.
I removed each big twist on her head one at a time and turned it into two fresh looking twists before moving on to the next one. Here is what it looked like after I had done about a third of her hair. You can see the difference between the bigger twists that looked old and the fresh new smaller twists that looked a lot neater.
Eventually I was done with all of her twists. This was a great way to move from one style to the next without having to fit an entire detangling session in between. And really...you just can't go wrong with a head full of basic two strand twists!