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good2uuuu
02-15-2004, 02:45 AM
I need help here. I have read the threads re:2 strand twists, but this has nt been addressed, unless I missed something. I have a whole lot of trouble getting the twist tight at the roots. I have what would be considered 3c type hair (from naturallycurly.com) which means that it looks thick, but it really isn't, and it's soft and straightens easily. I love twists and would love some tips. Thanks.

Jessy55
02-15-2004, 03:27 PM
The only way I have been able to get the roots tight was to braid them instead of twisting them. I braid about 1 inch of hair from the roots and 2-strand twist the rest. Originally, I did it for the purpose of being able to wash my twists without them unravelling through the process. Here is the link to my album:

http://www.picturetrail.com/gallery/view?p...8113&uid=464584 (http://www.picturetrail.com/gallery/view?p=999&gid=2858113&uid=464584)

good2uuuu
02-15-2004, 06:30 PM
Thanks for the suggestion. Next time I'm in the mood to twist, I'll try the braiding at the roots.

Intice
02-16-2004, 01:38 AM
i have trouble keeping my ends from unravelling. I even rubbed tons of gel on them. Any suggestions?

interplanetjanet
02-17-2004, 04:49 AM
My problem is that when I do my twists as soon as i look in the mirror it looks like I had them in for 2 days. Does anybody have some suggestions on what I might be doing wrong??

realbme
02-21-2004, 08:12 AM
You may not be using enough water or "twist product" (i.e. gel, shea butter) or whatever you use. If you do your hair wet, it's best to make sure your hair is damp, put gel on the root, smooth, seperate and then twist up!

micahlee
02-22-2004, 01:24 PM
does anyone use bees wax to twist? Many women on the board avoid using it. I twisted my hair a few days ago with bees wax, not too much, and it came out great . I 've gotten more complements in the last few days than ever before. Has anyone used the bees wax before, if so what were your experiences

Dolliesdaughter
02-24-2004, 02:07 PM
Usually the roots of two strand twists are not tight. They are only tight if you get extensions because of the knot.

blufaerie
02-24-2004, 02:09 PM
Originally posted by micahlee@Feb 22 2004, 09:24 AM
does anyone use bees wax to twist?
I twisted my hair a few days ago with bees wax, not too much, and it came out great . I 've gotten more complements in the last few days than ever before. Has anyone used the bees wax before, if so what were your experiences
I have a friend whose hair I twist and she uses beeswax. They always come out great. Her hair is really soft, and the beeswax( and Dark and lovely twist butter) work in her hair. I used to twist my daughter's hair with just olive oil and water, and it came out the same. I cant really explain how I make the roots tight, tho. Wish I could just show you.... Are you in Atlanta?

eri
02-25-2004, 05:41 PM
Originally posted by Alken41100@Feb 24 2004, 10:07 AM
Usually the roots of two strand twists are not tight. They are only tight if you get extensions because of the knot.
if your roots aren't tight, how do you keep them from unraveling when you wash/rinse? and how do they stay in for so long? mine barely stay in for a week.

good2uuuu
02-25-2004, 11:21 PM
Originally posted by blufaerie@Feb 24 2004, 09:09 AM
[ I cant really explain how I make the roots tight, tho. Wish I could just show you.... Are you in Atlanta?[/color]
I can't even begin to tell you how much I wish I were in Atlanta! I'm in Minnesota.

fuzzycoil
03-01-2004, 11:10 AM
Originally posted by Jessy55@Feb 15 2004, 08:27 AM
The only way I have been able to get the roots tight was to braid them instead of twisting them. I braid about 1 inch of hair from the roots and 2-strand twist the rest. Originally, I did it for the purpose of being able to wash my twists without them unravelling through the process. Here is the link to my album:

http://www.picturetrail.com/gallery/view?p...8113&uid=464584 (http://www.picturetrail.com/gallery/view?p=999&gid=2858113&uid=464584)
OOOOHHH! Thats a great idea! As soon as I decide to stop being so lazy and actually do something to my hair im gonna try this!

LaLa*
03-01-2004, 09:32 PM
I think it might be the product try... using oil and some water based gel... and I pull tighter at the root and you can clearly see my scalp

saga30311
04-11-2004, 02:48 PM
bump

elleebeme5
04-11-2004, 08:15 PM
I like the idea of braiding first. I'm going to try that. I have found that I get them tighter if they are smaller but even then, they are looser than the stylist gets them. I will also say that I have nappy-ish hair at the temples and around my face. It just won't hold any style, including twists. (when it was re.lax.ed, it was flyaway) The texture may impact the tightness.

naturali-t
04-12-2004, 03:24 AM
Originally posted by Intice@Feb 15 2004, 08:38 PM
i have trouble keeping my ends from unravelling. I even rubbed tons of gel on them. Any suggestions?
You may want to try rollers. Did you recently cut your ends or do you still have relaxed ends?