Monday, 15 June 2015

Twist & Curl - Total Fail

Hey there!
Happy Monday.
I took down my faux locs at exactly the 3-week mark and had a wash day, during which I decided to try my hand at a twist & curl. Here's how the styling process went:

The prep

I detangled and sectioned my hair into 5: 4 around the perimeter and 1 in the middle. So far so good.

The install

injured me in the middle
I moisturized and sealed  did the LOC method: the L being my damp hair, O - my oil mix & C - Ettenio's 24-7. I then parted off 1/3 of my first section and flat-twisted the hair. I two-strand twisted about 1/2 way down and then twined the rest of the hair (as if about to do a bantu knot), and put my perm rod on. Here's where things started to go left: on the 2nd twist the perm rod tried to injure me lol. I should've seen the signs but I kept it pushing.

The finished install

 I didn't have enough perm rods, so I stuck about 3 flexi rods in there.

The take down

Not a happy camper

I used Ettenio's seal and shine to reduce frizz. Little did I know that was the least of my problems lol. The rod curls stayed, but not as tight as I'd like. There were a few damp elongated ones due to my shower. And the ends were a bit tangled. I should've continued the 2-strand twist all the way to the ends.
The save

Needless to say, I had to rally back on an up-do. The headband tuck was the style of choice.

I guess twist-outs are just not my thing. I'm definitely on the braid-out side of life.

As my mom would say "stick to the evil dat u know" lol.

Enjoy your week dolls!


  1. It doesn't look that bad but i get when you put so much effort and the results are less than desireable. Great save!

  2. It looks like it didn't give you consistent results, which is annoying. But your hair still looks great! I'm loving the thickness of it all.

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