Protective Styling with Mini Twists

Fall is definitely here and Winter will be creeping it’s frosty head around the corner any minute now, so it’s time for me to get into protective style mode for the season.

Mini Twists

I had been struggling for a few weeks trying to narrow down what I wanted to do. See I’m the type to wear a protective style for as long as I possibly can.  I’m not really into changing my hair every few days or each week if I don’t have to. I guess I’ve been in this natural hair game for way too long now, to pretend that I have enough time to keep watching YouTube videos, trying out new styles each week as a Do-It-Yourself-er.  Maybe back when I was in my early 20’s, but I’m worn out now.  So whatever I chose was gonna have to be something that could be worn for long periods of time.

Recently I’ve been seeing pics of women rocking mini twists and thought… Hmmm, that would look really nice on me.  I’m no stranger to mini braids, or 2 strand twists so I knew mini twists would be an easy style to wear. It would allow me to transition from wearing the twists for a few weeks (and if I can stretch it..months) to wearing a super tight twist out for a few days afterward.

I also knew it would take hours to install them, but since I’ve been doing my own hair since age 12, I’m not easily intimidated by time or tired hands.

Here are my fabulous results. Hope you enjoy the pics.  If you have any questions about the process or whatever’s on your mind, leave me a comment or email me. Thanks a lot for reading!!

1 Week Old Twists. Still Holding up nicely, minimal frizz, lots of shine & moisture. (c)2012


Protective Style. Mini Twists. 1 Week old. Moisture, Shine & Definition.
(c) 2012


Protective Style. Mini Twists. 1 Week old. Moisture, Shine & Definition.
(c) 2012

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What’s your favorite protective style?

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  2. I had to force myself to do this, so I understand what you mean about patience. The one thing I like about this style is, once you sacrifice the time to do it, your hair is taken care of for weeks at a time. I just set up my portable mirror, queue up some good movies and get going.

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