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    My hair is very very nappy and doesn’t do well in loose styles, not even for a day, unless I’m willing to redo it every night. Which I am not. <_<

    I’ve been wearing twists for about 6 weeks, taking them down to redo them every 2 weeks. While I really like the twists, after one wash they get really frizzy and start to mat. With the time I spend doing them, I’d like to get at least a month out of them. So, I decided to try box braids because my hair doesn’t frizz or mat and shrinks less in braids. I can also keep them in longer. The problem is they end up very stiff and stick straight up. I cannot walk around looking like the second coming of Coolio. :angry:

    My hair lies down with twists so why does it stick up with braids? Is it possible I’m braiding too tight and making them stiff, or is it the size I’m doing them? :unsure:

    Does anyone else have this problem?

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    Wet them.Thoroughly. That should do the trick regardless of how tightly you braided them.

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    ^^^ IA. If I braid on dry hair, mine does the same thing. They only lay down if I saturate them with water under the shower. This also helps my ends to coil
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    Okay, thanks.

    When they dry will they stick back up?

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    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Sorry...im not sure why they are doing that, when you are braiding are you braiding pulling up? ...but those last 2 pics had me gone!! Love how you put coolio&#39;s face there...too funny :lol:
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    I totally agree with everyone else, you will need to wet your hair. Also braid in the same direction that you twist so that they can fall in the same manner.

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    Girl, you are crazy for putting Coolio&#39;s pic on your face :lol:!

    Since I braid the front of my hair forward, those braids will stay in my face and me no like that, so the water helps take care of that. In addition to Hamira and Mrs. B&#39;s suggestions, I use bobby pins to pin back the braids on water saturated braids. Once they braids are dry, I unpin and the braids stay in place.

    BTW, your hair looks amazing in those twists!

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    I have no suggestion but just wanted to comment on the pictures. You&#39;re so wrong for putting Coolio&#39;s pic on your face! :lol: :lol:

    Your twists look nice.


    I have no suggestion but just wanted to comment on the pictures. You&#39;re so wrong for putting Coolio&#39;s pic on your face! :lol: :lol:

    Your twists look nice.


    I have no suggestion but just wanted to comment on the pictures. You&#39;re so wrong for putting Coolio&#39;s pic on your face! :lol: :lol:

    Your twists look nice.

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    Thanks for the suggestions.:yes:

    E. Princess you were my inspiration for the braids so imagine my surprise when they came out looking like this.:lol:

    Don&#39;t lie LadyRay, you know if you saw me on the streets your mind would immediately go to Coolio.:lol:

    Thanks about the twists.

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    :lol:

    First, I&#39;m surprised and thank you. Second, I&#39;m sorry your braids turned out like that way. Have tried any of the suggestions? When you braid, are you braiding your hair in the direction you want them to fall? The water ssshhhoouulldd help them lay down.

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