The mini twist on 4c hair is the hottest way to wear it right now. It doesn't take as much time as knitting, it's super easy to moisturize your natural hair, and it's just a simple gorgeous style. In my last article, I explained what mini twists are and how to make mini twists on natural hair. However, how long do mini twists last? How to maintain mini twists? Read on, in this article I'll show you how to maintain your mini twists.
How long does a mini twist last?
When it comes to protective hairstyles, the mini twist hairstyle is a great alternative to natural hair. This is because the mini twists last up to six weeks and offer many styling options. Whether you want to let your hair down or do a special look, the mini twists hairstyle is for you!
In fact, the mini twist can last up to four weeks. After that, the mini twists will start to become loose and tangled. However, there is a risk that they will get locked up like a braid. Therefore, I would not recommend making mini twists last longer than about four weeks. If your mini twists look untidy after a few weeks, you can remove some and redo them. Trimming is usually done on the twist near the hairline. You'll be surprised at how fresh your hair looks after the trim.
Just like installing a mini twist, it is important to segment when removing the twist. You should divide your mini twist into 4 main parts and choose one to start with. And then, spray your mini twist with some water and gently rub or massage them. This will help soften your mini twist and avoid breaking. The same method is to apply the oil and after a few minutes start unwinding.
The mini twist is a simple protective hairstyle, but that doesn't mean they don't need to be cared for. It's just like any other hairstyle. Once you've washed and installed the mini twist, make sure you give them a little attention every day.
How to maintain mini twists?
Mini twist maintenance should be taken seriously as it has a direct impact on the health of your hair and the durability of your style. A poorly maintained mini twist may look frizzy and dry. If you want to keep your mini twists fresh throughout the styling period, do the following:
1. Keep the water in the mini twists
The best way to maintain a mini twist is to use a spray leave-in conditioner or water a few times a week. In the meantime, you can modify the mini twists as needed. Whenever your hair starts to feel dry, moisturize your mini twists. Fill a watering can with water and lotion-free, and then spray the mini twist from root to tip to fully saturate the hair. You can also apply the light oil to your hair from root to tail to seal in moisture.
2. Always keep your scalp clean
Wash your scalp and hair with a deep cleansing shampoo. To keep your scalp free of buildup and make your mini twists look great, you should try your best to keep them clean. You may need to clean it once a week. To keep your mini twists free from extraneous odor over the long term, massage your scalp regularly with essential oils. You can also wash your scalp with a good cleansing shampoo. To keep your mini twists from getting frizzy, don't touch your mini twists too much with your hands. You should try to keep your hands close to you.
3. Protect your mini twists while you sleep
What you don't know is that sleeping at night can also protect your mini twists.
Before you go to bed, make sure you put on a satin scarf. This will help protect your mini twist and prevent you from losing moisture while you sleep. The satin scarf can also help reduce any friction that could cause breakage. To prevent frizz, cover your hair with a silk or satin hat at night.
You can only get the benefits of this protective hairstyle if you take good care of your hair in a protective hairstyle. If you make mini twist hairstyles and then ignore them, your mini twists may become so dry that they start to break. Therefore, you should take good care of your mini twists. Whether you have short hair or long hair, a mini twist is an easy to use protective hairstyle. The mini twists can help you grow your hair easily because you'll be able to keep it moisturized while still looking fresh and refreshed when needed.
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