Rocking twists for short stints of time is a great way to give your hair a break from manipulation. It’s a low manipulation style that can also be a protective style if you tuck away your ends.
There’s many types of products that can be used to “set” your twists:
– Curl creams
– Hair butters
– Curl control jellies
Because fine natural hair is easily frizzed (even in twists), the best method I’ve found to keep twists long lasting by cutting down on the frizz is to use a product or products that provide moisture and hold.
While there are some products on the market that claim to do both, I prefer to use two separate products – One for moisturizing and the other for providing hold.
Working on damp hair (nearly dry but wet enough to manipulate without breaking), I applied Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie on the ends and worked it up toward my roots.
Then, I applied EcoStyler Coconut Oil Gel. I first used this gel for a wash and go, liked it but by day two it dried my hair out. At the time, I only used a leave in conditioner beneath it but with a thick butter (like the Curl Enhancing Smoothie), the results were much better. In fact, I’m writing this post over a week after styling my twists and all went well.
A Note on the Shea Moisture: While I like the Curl Enhancing Smoothie, I can live without it. In this post, I share why I’ll no longer be supporting Shea Moisture products. I am however using up what I have because I’m certainly not about wasting my cash.
A Prayer for Our Hair:
Heavenly Father, I pray that you would help us to find our holy grail products. Let us not just choose a product based just on what another uses but to be so in tune with our own hair that we are able to identify those products that work best for us. In Jesus Name I pray. Amen.