It’s that time again ….. yep it’s time to tuck my hair away and give it a break. This time I opted to try the protective style senegalese twist.
I will be on the go for the next month or so and this hairstyle is fairly easy to maintain. Plus these twists align with my goal to protect my hair more often this year. I went back to Tifu to get my hair braided and I’m in love with the results! I was a little worried that my red copper color would clash with the twists but as you can see they blend PERFECTLY! It’s just a little color not too overwhelming at all.
In my opinion these twist are much easier to style compared to the braids that I had back in November. (It may be because they aren’t as thick) I hope to keep them in for at least 6 weeks and at that time I can get them touched up or I can take them out. Right in time for summer and hot weather ….. I’ll play it by ear depending on how I feel. In November I kept my braids in for five weeks and I had mixed feelings about taking them out. Once I uninstalled them I actually felt like I should have kept them in longer so I’m optimistic about keeping them longer this time. (That minimal prep time in the morning ain’t hurting nothing either!!)
And of course these tips found from Black Women Beauty Central remain useful:
- Use braid spray and light oils daily to keep them moist and prevent an itchy scalp.
- Don’t wear super tight braids. Traction alopecia is a serious problem and can destroy your hairline.
- Wash your hair with a stocking cap over it to prevent fuzziness.
- Sleep with a silk or satin scarf tied around your braids at night to keep them smooth, frizz and lint free.
Have you tried Senagalese Twist? How are you wearing your hair this spring?