Protective hairstyles are every naturals best kept secret. They are great to help keep your weft healthy and protect it from the harsh elements from time to time. One style that is our common go to is Kinky Twists. Kinky Twists are two-strand twists that are styled with extensions. Some people dye their extensions before application to match their natural color, others add varying colors to add variety to their style.

Do It Yourself

We recommend using Gold & Black or the Rast A-Fri brand for your locks. The amount of packs will vary depending on how large or small you’d like your weft to be. When determining the size of your locks, assess how thick and dense your weft is. When your locks are sectioned in small parts, is it strong enough to hold your bundle on its own. If not, you will need to add more little by little to determine how big each bundle will be. At a minimum, you should start with at least 3 packs of hair.

Rat Tail Combs and Clips

Rat tail combs make sectioning super easy and clean. The types with metal tails make sectioning easier. You’ll want to make sure you have elastic banks, duckbill clips or two prong clips handy to keep your rest of your locks out of the way as you do each bundle consider our lovely kinky curly hair solutions.

 

Oil, Wax, Pomade and Other Moisturizers

Adding oil, wax, pomade or other oil-based moisturizers to your locks while adjusting will help keep your scalp healthy and your natural hair from drying out while wearing your protective style. Adding these products will also add a shine to your weft and help keep the style longer.
Once you have the supplies above, you are ready to start your weft.

 

 

10 steps to styling Kinky Twists:

  1. Part the section of your weft that you plan to adjust with your rat tail comb. You can use square parts or rounded parts.
  2. Apply a small amount of pomade, wax or oil to that section.
  3. Take a small section from your bundle that can be supported by your sectioned hair. Stretch the ends to decrease the bulk.
  4. Proceed to begin a box/individual braid on your sectioned weft.
  5. Braid down a few times until the braid is secure.
  6. At this point you should have three strands. With your right hand, take 2 of those strands and adjust them to the right to while keeping a firm grip on the other strand with your left hand. This will create two strands.
  7. Now you have two strands. adjust the two strands while still rolling each strand to the right before overlapping the strands.
  8. Continue overlapping the 2 strands until you reach the very end.
  9. To seal the ends, massage the ends with your fingers.
  10. Repeat until you’ve adjusted all sections of your hair


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