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Kinky Twists Takedown

Kinky Twists Takedown

Everyday last week was used to take out my kinky twists because I barely had time for myself and I was determined to not leave them past the eighth week mark . I also decided on detangling my hair as I took out each twist so it added some extra time.

Process

The takedown process was easy. All I did was to insert my finger in between each twist to separate, beginning from the bottom. Expectedly, I had quite a lot of shed hair and product buildup but thankfully, there was little or no breakage but an interesting number of single strand knots. ( I’ll be trimming my hair soon so I didn’t bother with them). Anyway, choosing to detangle my hair whilst taking out the kinky twists was a brilliant idea for me because I was not able to wash my hair on the same night I was through.

  1. Pre-poo- When I eventually got time to wash my hair, I chose to pre-poo with Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) and Tea Tree Essential oil. It was the first time I used these two products together on my hair as I’ve read that blending your favorite carrier oil with either tea tree oil or peppermint oil, and using it to massage your scalp will help stimulate the hair follicles and aid healthy hair growth. So I decided to give it a try.  Firstly, I put my olive oil bottle in a pot of water to heat for about two minutes. Then I took 2 tablespoons of EVOO and mixed it with six drops of Tea tree essential oil. Massaged it in and rubbed the remainders unto the length of my hair whilst emphasising on my ends. ( I later realised I used too much Tea tree oil as it began to sting and burn my eyes).

Please note** As this was my first time using the hot oil massage method, I cannot yet assess how effective it is. Also, you can choose any carrier oil you desire. I chose EVOO because it always makes my hair very soft and shiny.

2.  Shampoo Coincidentally, I used Giovanni’s Tea Tree Invigorating Shampoo and my scalp felt fresh and clean. However, there was a lot of tea tree action going on and it affected my eyes. Therefore, I would recommend that one does not use more than two or three drops of essential oil in a pre-poo mixture.

3. Conditioner- I used two: Dead Sea Spa Magik Hair Serum (for moisture) and MillCreek Biotin Conditioner (for protein). I used both because after a protective style, it is best to deep condition with a protein infused conditioner or deep penetrating conditioner as it helps strengthen and repair dry, brittle and may be damaged hair. I deep conditioned for 30mins and rinsed it out with apple cider vinegar (ACV).

4. Leave- in conditioner-  My leave-in is still my staple Dr Miracles Curls Care.

5. Moisturizer- I used Akuba Naturals Lemongrass Hair Butter to braid my hair up and that was it!

The total process took me two and the half hours. Pictures are below. Enjoy!

Shed Hair

Tea Tree Essential Oil

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My Hair!

I decided to compare my hair growth using the same pose from 2012.

 

About The Author

Chinwe Juliet

Hi! My name is Chinwe Juliet and on here I share with all honesty all the information about my natural hair. Natural hair is beautiful so all my tips and tricks will be listed to help you achieve the look you desire. I also hope to inspire everyone of you not only with your natural hair but your inner beauty as well.
We are fearfully and wonderfully made.
Thank you for being here. Stay blessed and love always.

8 Comments

  1. mercy

    where do you usually buy your hair product from?

    Reply
    • Chinwe Juliet

      Hi dear! I buy my products from everywhere to be honest. Whenever I travel I look for a hair shop and buy any new product that interests me. What particular products are you looking for? I can recommend places you can buy them from depending on where you live.

      Reply
  2. Michiko Bursey

    You hair is beautiful please enjoy your hair while you are young because as we age hair begans to thin especially ages 40s and 50s in fact i am balding at the crown from traction alopedia and i am almost sixty years old.

    Reply
    • Chinwe Juliet

      Hi Michiko,

      Thank you! I will!

      However, not everyone begins to loose their hair at that age. I know a number of people who have full hair way into their 60’s.

      Reply

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