Friday, 4 July 2014

Show & Tell - Senegalese Twists

In keeping with my 6 month no heat + protective styling challenge, I have installed my first long-term protective style in the form of Senegalese twists.
 
Senegalese Twists - protective style

 
I installed them myself on July 1st (I started the night before and ended on that day). I used 4.5 packs of Outre Kanekalon hair in 1B. I used my trusty 4 sections (yeah the same four I use for washing, relaxing...). It took approximately 1hr and 45 minutes for each section, so roughly 7 hours to complete my whole head. They are medium twists and stop at about mid back.
 
 
 
 
 
They are not tight at all. I don't feel any pulling on my edges or scalp in general. In fact, maybe they could be a little tighter in order for them to keep longer. They aren't super heavy either. The only time I feel their weight is when I pile them on top of my head for a bun. But if they are hanging down they are really light, I could even forget that they're there.
 
I intend to rock this style for a month or so, but since they were done by yours truly and not a professional, I'm not sure how long they will actually last, but I'm hopeful.
 
As per usual I will have posts coming up regarding upkeep, styles, and general updates on this style. So stay tuned and wish me luck.
 
 
 
 
 Ever tried Senegalese Twists?
 
 
 

14 comments :

  1. YASSSSSS DIY Senegalese Twists. Love them. I wish it would only take me 7 hours. I think I really need to detangke before and not during the installation. Or I'm just slow

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    1. 7 hours is long to me, I wish it could take like 3 or 4! lol

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  2. Your twist looks great, you did an amazing job! I've never done senegalese twist since I don't trust anyone to do it without ripping out my hair line lol

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    1. thank you! yup, that's part of the reason I did them myself lol

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  3. Your twists look great. I also have Senegalese Twists but I'm not skilled enough to install them myself.

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    1. thank you. You never know til you try, I didn't lol

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  4. These are lovely, you did them so nicely! By the way, I tagged you in a "being me" blog tag. I would love for you to participate.

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  5. Good job! I installed mine on the 30th and 1st as well

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  6. Just installed mines this weekend. Took me 14 hours (very small) but so worth it!
    Your's look great!

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