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11-30-2003, 04:13 PM
Hi everyone,

Has anyone tried banding their two-strand twists with success? If so, please share any tips. My twists always shrink after and I'd like them to maintain as much length as possible. I band after washing my hair and I am delighted with the way the bands stretch my hair w/o blowdrying. Thanks for all the support and helpful tips. Peace.

11-30-2003, 04:23 PM
ummm what u mean banding? do u mean elastic band on the ends or somthing? i twists my hair and yes about 1 week later mine really shrink but mine still are at shoulder lengh but i quess if u want more lengh u could blow dry or somthing and i twist with ORS lock twist gel.

good luck

12-01-2003, 04:58 PM
I band my twists usuing the method that I learned here on the board. I only band in the front to show a little length. The only thing is that some mornings I have to retwist them with a little gel to sort of retighten them. I am still in the learning process with twists. But I must say I do like the results of banding!

12-01-2003, 05:51 PM
I band my twists. I sectioned them off, one on each side and two in the back. I wrap elastic bands to the ends. I like this method, my twists stay stretched. I have pictures in my album.

12-01-2003, 05:54 PM
I just tried banding my twists this weekend...and it only stretched them a little. I'd do it again though, cause I did like the results..I did have to retwist some of the ends though.

12-01-2003, 07:28 PM
I band my twists and it helps them stretch out. I use elastic bands or scunci ouchless and I take a bunch of twists and band at the top middle and end of the twists. In the morning, viola! stretched twists!

12-01-2003, 08:12 PM
I tried this last night actually. My twists normally curl at the ends, which actually looks really nice. However, last night I wanted to get a straight look and so took several twists and wrapped hair bands around them. Banding does help to stretch the hair out a bit more.

12-02-2003, 04:55 AM
I have also banded my twists before (I'm such a copycat of nappturallyme's lol) It came out ok. I also have pics in the album.

02-13-2008, 09:53 AM
Does banding the twists cause breakage?

02-13-2008, 08:58 PM
i started banding mine but not in the normal way. I put ouchless bands on the base and another on the tip.

im doing it after a wash to hold back any tangles that might come on the ends if i let my hair shrink while wet

02-13-2008, 09:28 PM
I band my twists sometimes with scrunchies, when I want the longer, wavy look. They tend to straigten them out while making them crimp at the same time. Its very cute (wish I had pics). But the key is to saturate them first with my oil/infusium spray before banding, and then letting them dry.

02-13-2008, 11:48 PM
Great idea! I will try this in the near future. :D

02-14-2008, 05:04 AM
i started banding mine but not in the normal way. I put ouchless bands on the base and another on the tip.

im doing it after a wash to hold back any tangles that might come on the ends if i let my hair shrink while wet

I am going to have to try banding my twist at the base because that is where I have the most problems with shrinkage and tangles. Great idea! :icon_thinkerg:

02-14-2008, 07:00 AM
I do a variation of this by pinning my hair back and wearing a silk scarf to bed. Pin the sides to center, pin the bottom to center top, making sure the pins have the little bulb on end so as not to scratch scalp or tear out hair. Remove pins in morning, do a shake and go.

02-14-2008, 04:25 PM
Yep, I band my twists, here's some pics...

http://public.fotki.com/PrincessKia/hair_p...mb/slide10.html (http://public.fotki.com/PrincessKia/hair_pictures/august-2007--decemb/slide10.html)

http://public.fotki.com/PrincessKia/hair_p...mb/slide11.html (http://public.fotki.com/PrincessKia/hair_pictures/august-2007--decemb/slide11.html)


I don't suffer any damage because I never do much to them but fluff them.


02-14-2008, 04:38 PM
I band my twists at night in two ponytails. I usually take them out in the morning and wet the ends with water so that they curl.

02-14-2008, 10:20 PM
I use metal clips. I put a couple of them on each twist to weight them down while they are drying (I twist myt hair while it is wet). This seems to help with shrinkage.