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Everything that You Need to Know about Kinky Twists

Kinky twists may not be as popular as other twists have been in recent years, but these are still an excellent choice to consider for African-American women. There are different types of kinky twists styles that you can choose from, depending on the length of your hair or extensions, including cornrow kinky twist styles or short kinky twist hairstyles. The goal here is to let you know everything that you need to know about Afro kinky human hair bulk and show to style kinky twists.

What Type of Hair is Needed for Kinky Twists?

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The first question that you may have is what type of hair is needed for kinky twists. There isn’t one answer that is going to work for everyone. You can read all of the hair blogs in the world to get this answer but the most important thing to think about is your scalp. You may find that some options just don’t work for your scalp and you have to undo everything because you’re uncomfortable. If you’re uncertain, you can also talk to your haircare professional to see what they recommend for hair if you are doing a kinky twist. Options like Marley hair extensions are often used here since they have a kinkier texture to them.

How to Do Kinky Twists

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You can learn how to do kinky twists with a weave or with your natural hair, depending on your preference. These are the basic steps for doing kinky twists:

Wash and Condition Hair

You should remember that this type of hairstyle typically lasts between 4 and 6 weeks, which means before anything else you should wash and condition your hair. In addition to washing your hair as you normally world, you should also consider using a clarifying shampoo on your scalp which will help remove build-up and product residue that may be left behind on your scalp. Then, use a deep conditioner. 

Use Any Moisturizing Cream or Hair Oil As Usual

Use Any Moisturizing Cream or Hair Oil As Usual

After washing your hair, proceed to use these products as you usually would. If you don’t normally use these products, you should consider using them as this can keep your hair hydrated and lock in the hair’s moisture to keep it healthier longer.

Dry Your Hair

The next step is to try your hair. You should let your hair air dry on its own about 70%-90% before you blow dry it as this can make blow drying your hair quicker and reduce frizz. While drying it, stretching your hair out will help your hair be more manageable and reduce the amount of frizz that you see. It’s recommended that you apply a heat protectant before you dry your hair if your hair is prone to heat damage. When blow drying your hair, be sure to set it to low or medium heat.

Sectioning your Hair

When your hair is dry, you will want to start by sectioning off your hair into 8 sections, which will be turned into additional sections later on. There should be 4 in the front and 4 in the back of the hair. Twist each section and secure it with your hair clips. It’s ideal if you use a rat-tail comb to help make this a more even and neater looking process. After the initial sectioning process, divide those sections up in a manner where it creates a grid on your head. These should be even to achieve the best look.

Creating the Twists

Using the hair extensions, you will start off by applying hair moisturizing cream to 2 strands of hair that are thick looking. Separate these 2 strands using the rat-tail comb to get an even split. One of these sections will be a left section and the other will be the right section. Apply an aloe vera hair gel onto these 2 strands (you don’t need a lot), then center the hair extension over one half of a section of your hair. Once you do, start applying more moisturizing cream as you twist the hair. Then complete this process with the other side. This process shouldn’t be painful. Now take these 2 ropes that you have created and twist them in the opposite direction. Keep completing this process until you have used all of the hair.

Finishing the Process

If you want to, trim off any hair that you don’t need. You may notice that the twist comes undone slightly, but you can just re-twist it again. Then, dip the hair into boiling water to seal your hair. Continue this process for the entire head of hair but be sure to not touch your hair after dipping it in hot water.

How to Care for Kinky Twists

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Now that you have created stunning twists, you need to be sure that you take care of them so that they can last as long as possible. For the most part, these will only need to be washed once a week though this can depend on how oily your scalp gets. You can wash the kinky twists with diluted water, using 8 parts water and 1 part shampoo. Wet your hair, then pour this diluted mixture over your head as you massage your scalp. Then, rinse it out. If this creates heavy hair, you can just use a spray bottle to put the diluted mixture on your hair. 

Your hair should be left to air dry, using a towel to get out any excess water and then wrapping it up for up to 2 hours. You will then let your hair air dry the rest of the way. You should use a hair dryer if after a few hours your hair still isn’t dry yet as this can lead to problems like mold. 

Additionally, you should moisturize your scalp a few times a week depending on how oily or dry your scalp is. If your scalp tends to be dry, you can do this more often. Using hair oil or moisturizer should be fine for this. Then, finish off this process by using a leave-in conditioner once a week that has been diluted. 

When sleeping, you should wear a silk scarf or some other similar item when sleeping to protect it. 

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